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2023 CEF Scholarship Application 

The application will close on march 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm. 


Greetings Carmel High School (IN) seniors!  We are pleased to consider you for a Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) Scholarship.  CEF Scholarships have a wide range of criteria and focus areas, and more than 100 students will receive a scholarship. You will likely qualify for several CEF scholarships, however, each applicant may only receive one scholarship.  All application materials must be submitted by March 15, 2023.

Review the 2023 CEF Directory of scholarships 

Each scholarship includes eligibility criteria and is categorized by primary focus (general, CCS school attendance, clubs/programs/special interests, performing arts, athletics, and post-secondary interest). If an essay is required, that is noted, along with the essay question. 

Application process

  • Part one- Register with Kaleidoscope- you may revisit your application as often as needed.

  • Part two- Answer a series of questions to determine which scholarships you qualify for.  

  • Part three-Review the CEF scholarships you qualify for. If a scholarship requires an essay, simply click on the title to respond to the question. You may also pin a draft to your account for later review. If no essay is required, you will be automatically considered for that scholarship.

necessary application items

  • An email address that you regularly check and is not a CCS address (no parent addresses).

  • To be considered for scholarships with a financial need criteria, you will need to upload a PDF of your Student Aid Report (SAR) including the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. FAFSA forms will only be viewed by CEF staff for verification.

  • A list, in priority order, of colleges, universities, trade schools, or certification programs you have applied to. Carmel High School (CHS) counseling staff will verify your commitment after May 1, 2023.


  • Mid October 2022 - Application Opens

  • March 15, 2023, 5:00 pm. - Application Closes

  • By May 4, 2023 - Applicants notified of status via email

  • May 16, 2023 - Award presentation at Carmel High School