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2022 Application Now Open

Open December 17, 2021 - march 15, 2022


Application Process

The application is open December 17, 2021 through March 15, 2022. Applicants complete a general application (similar to a "common app"), and select criteria related to their involvement, background, and future plans (i.e. participation in a club, attendance at a particular elementary school, or intended course of study in college, etc.). 

Scholarships are available for a wide range of students - many are not based on academic achievement, but are, instead, focused on areas of interest (i.e. education, construction, community service, etc.).  Standardized testing scores are not part of the application.  

It will be helpful for students to review the 2022 CEF Scholarship Directory prior to applying. The directory is organized by general categories (links below) and the application generally follows this format. If a scholarship requires an essay, the topic and word count (300-550 words) is listed in the directory. Applicants may prepare responses ahead of time and paste them into the application.

The CEF Scholarship Instructions should be reviewed prior to starting an application. Please note that ONLY students may complete an application. Parents may provide guidance, but may not submit an application on behalf of a student. 

Students may qualify for multiple CEF scholarships, but may only be awarded one.  It is the intent of the selection committee to award each recipient with the highest dollar award possible.


  • December 17, 2021 - Application Opens
  • March 15, 2022, 11:59 p.m. - Application Closes
  • May 3, 2022 - Applicants notified of status via email
  • May 18, 2022 - Award presentation at Carmel Middle School (CHS Auditorium under renovation)

Recipients will be provided with contact information for the donor who has funded their scholarship. We ask that all recipients take the time to thank these individuals with a hand-written note. Scholarship checks, made payable jointly to the student and the school they will be attending, will be presented at the award night. The bursar, or other school representative, will need to co-endorse the checks.  Scholarship funds may be used toward tuition, housing, books, fees, or other education related expenses.