Support. Guidance. Opportunity.

“In America, approximately two-thirds of all college students graduate with student loan debt.”

In low-income households and communities, scholars often lack the proper educational supports to lead a successful transition into higher education and the workforce. Among the many obstacles low-income students and young adults face, many are first-generation graduates. With a lack of proper guidance and a positive role model, the most promising scholar will face significant challenges. We create a personal and professional foundations for our scholars.


PROGRAMS


Scholarships

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Monetary Supports For Scholars Entering College Or Trade School

A scholar’s success often depends on if they have the opportunity to learn. The CESF scholarship provides scholars from low economic backgrounds with monetary support. Unlike student loans, scholars can utilize their scholarship funds towards their education without repayment and interest rates.

College is more expensive today than ten years ago, and we can anticipate that the cost will continue to increase. Because of this, CESF seeks to support scholars to focus in the classroom rather than the cost of their education.


Mentoring

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Scholarship Recipients Receive Mentoring To Achieve Personal And Professional Growth

Today, more students are graduating from high school. However, young adults in under-served communities are finding themselves out of high school with little support to help navigate the demands of continuing education and the workforce.

CESF offers mentoring to youth beyond 18. We do this because we understand the need to promote student success and retention. CESF mentoring program provides a focus on personal and professional growth to ensure our scholarship recipients receive the necessary guidance.


Networking

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Opportunities To Build Meaningful Connections Within The Workforce And Other CESF Scholarship Recipients

CESF mentoring recipients will become part of the CESF network, where they will receive an invitation to all CESF fundraising and professional network events to build meaningful connections with local businesses and assist in achieving their professional and career goals.

 

"75% of high school seniors are accepted to their first-choice college, but less than 54% can afford to attend."