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Your donations make a huge difference

We believe that talent and commitment – not the ability to pay tuition and fees – should open the doors to a college education. Private gifts in support of scholarships allow exceptionally able and worthy students to obtain a college education despite increasing cost. For many people, such gifts mean the opportunity to pursue their lifelong dreams through higher education.

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The Career Education Scholarship Fund

The Career Education Scholarship Fund is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) fund dedicated to providing both need-based and merit-based scholarships to qualified students who are attending one of its many participating institutions.


About the Career Education Scholarship Fund

The Career Education Scholarship Fund was started in 1998 with the mission to help students enrich their lives by attaining a quality education in their selected discipline. This is accomplished by offering both need and merit-based scholarship opportunities to qualified students attending one of its participating colleges, universities and schools.

Since its inception the Career Education Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $12 million to help over 11,000 students realize their dreams of a college education.

The majority of students who are awarded these scholarships are need-based; but merit-based scholarships are also available. Merit scholarships are based on criteria developed by the schools and approved by the CESF, and range from critical essays to grade point average to portfolio reviews and judged cooking competitions.

Are you an individual or part of a corporation or business that is interested in helping change the lives of students? Contribute here.

Why should I donate?

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Every dollar you donate can help generations of future students who might not otherwise go to college due to lack of financing.

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CESF changes lives

Success StoriesJill DeAtley

I feel very fortunate in my professional life to have the opportunity to help individuals improve their lives through higher education. I also believe in providing financial support to organizations that impact my life whenever possible.

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