CEF Will Award 99 Scholarships in May 2019

The Carmel Education Foundation will award post-secondary education scholarships to graduating Carmel High School seniors during CHS Scholarship Night, May 20, 2020. The scholarships, ranging in value from $500 to $7,000, will be presented by CEF and by a number of representatives from the endowed and annual scholarships that will be awarded.

Instructions for the online applications will be available at this website beginning December 202019, and the deadline for these scholarships will be March 20, 2020 11:59 pm.

List of CEF's Scholarships

This list describes each of our 99 scholarships and their criteria. Please contact us for more information.

Scholarships List

2018-19 Scholarship Recipients 

Planning for College

Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) encourages families and students to begin planning for college well before the student's senior year. We have provided some links to websites that can help you explore how to fund college for your student.

The U.S. Department of Education's website has lots of resources, including a financial aid and scholarship wizard.

US Dept. of Education Student Aid

College Planning Tools

These resources, created by the Indiana Youth Institute, provide useful information related to planning for college.

CHS College and Career Resource Center (CCRC)

Financial Aid Primer

This website is called "The SmartStudent's Guide to Financial Aid" and provide information on various kinds of aid, including loans and scholarships.

Indiana College Costs Calculator

Use this on-line calculator to determine the true cost of attending Indiana colleges once financial aid is taken into account. You will need your family tax form data and other information to complete the calculator. This 15-minute process provides side-by-side comparisons of Indiana college and universities.

Indiana College Costs Estimator

Tools for Students and Parents

This website provides tools for students and parents, such as preparing the FAFSA, searching financial aid at specific colleges, etc.

21st Century Scholars Program

Indiana offers a scholarship program for income-eligible students who enroll as 7th & 8th graders. For more information, click on link below.

21st Century Scholars Program

Additional Resources


CEF Scholarship Application

Please use either Chrome or Firefox to complete the CEF Scholarship application.

FAFSA Application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Deadline for FAFSA application for Indiana students is April 2020.


Locate the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA confirmation page.

NCAA Eligibility

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

Free PDF Converter

To upload documents into the CEF Scholarship Application, you must first convert your Word document to a .pdf (Adobe's Portable Document Format). If you do not have Adobe's software installed on your computer, allowing you to create a .pdf directly, you can use one of several free on-line .pdf converters. A link to one of these sites is listed below. You can also request your transcript from Mrs. Pacalo in the CHS counseling Office in .pdf format. Mrs. Pacalo will e-mail a .pdf of your transcript to you, and you can then upload this document where indicated in the on-line application form.