2024 Scholarships

About CEF Scholarships 

Each year, the Foundation proudly awards scholarships to 90+ Carmel High School (IN) seniors. These scholarships have been created to help students, of all backgrounds and interests, further their education at either a college, university, or trade school.

CEF scholarships are funded through the generosity of families, organizations, and community donors. Donations to the Foundation fund several scholarships and support the administration of the application and award processes.   

Nicholas Wolfe Scholarship

Pictured: Dennis and Jackie Wolfe present Chloe Fouts the Nicholas L. Wolfe Memorial Scholarship on May 14, 2024



2024 Scholarship Recipients

2023 Scholarship Recipients

2022 Scholarship Recipients



Local scholarships

Carmel High School students are encouraged to check the Naviance Scholarship List for other local scholarships- there are many resources available!  

Finding Merit Based Scholarships


additional resources

To be considered for scholarships that have a financial need criteria, please have a PDF document of your FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) including the Student Aid Index (SAI) from your 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. FAFSA application opens December 2023- you may upload your PDF at any time before March 1, 2024. FAFSA forms will only be viewed by CEF staff for verification.

FAFSA Application

SAI Examples 

NCAA Eligibility

If you are a student-athlete, please review the NCAA information (see link above). In some instances, student-athletes may not be able to accept a CEF athletic scholarship under NCAA rules.

Establishing new scholarships

CEF is accepting applications for scholarships from individuals, families, or community members.  Scholarships are often established in honor of, or in memory of, someone who has had a significant interest in, or impact on, education. 

Review the Establishing a CEF Scholarship Overview document, then complete the Memorandum of Understanding, linked below.

Save the Memorandum of Understanding using your scholarship name and email completed document to Stacey Hetrick @ shetrick@ccs.k12.in.us.

As an additional contact, please also email foundation@ccs.k12.in.us

establishing a cef scholarship

Memorandum of understanding