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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.

How to Support the CESF

Donating to the Career Education Scholarship Fund is simple, no matter the size of your donation. If you think you can’t afford to give enough to make an impact on a student’s life, think again. Any amount can help a deserving student further his or her education.

Gifts can be given through:

  • Our secure online system, the easiest way to start making a difference in the lives of students
  • One-time gift made by cash, check or credit card
    • Giving by cash, check, or credit card is the simplest way to make a gift to CESF. These gifts can result in immediate tax savings for you and provide the CESF with the funds for current use.
    • Checks should be made payable to Career Education Scholarship Fund and sent to:

      Career Education Scholarship Fund
      231 N. Martingale Road
      Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Gifts-in-Kind
    • Our participating schools benefit significantly from in-kind gifts, such as office equipment, professional/commercial quality equipment for the culinary, medical and photography programs or professional services, such as printing or consulting. If you or your business can make such a gift, please send email to

Do you have a specific school you would like to donate to? Your scholarship gift can be designated to an SBU or campus. So if you have a passion for helping young students pursue their educational dreams, your money can help make dreams come true.Donate online today!

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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