2024 CEF Scholarship Application
APPLICATION will close on march 1, 2024 at 5:00 pm.
Greetings Carmel High School (IN) seniors! We are pleased you are interested in 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 5:00 pm EST, March 1, 2024.
Review the 2024 CEF Directory of scholarships
Please click here to see the full directory of CEF Scholarships. Each scholarship includes eligibility criteria and is categorized by primary focus (general, CCS school attendance, clubs/programs/special interests, polytechnic and trades, performing arts, athletics, and post-secondary interest). If an essay or additional information is required, that is noted, along with the essay question or what additional information is required.
- PART ONE- Register with Kaleidoscope to 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, a recommendation, or an upload, 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).
If you would like 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.
A list, in priority order, of colleges, universities, trade schools, or certification programs you have applied to. CEF will connect with all applicants to verify your commitments after May 1, 2024.
November 15, 2023 - Application Opens
March 1, 2024, 5:00 pm EST - Application Closes
By May 4, 2024 - Applicants notified of status via email
May 14, 2024 - Award presentation at Carmel High School