By Lonnie Huhman

The Chelsea Education Foundation comes through again to lend a helping hand to the Chelsea School District.

The CEF recently provided $25,500 to the schools for scholarships awarded through CEF. Money is raised through donations and the annual fundraiser held each March.


CEF Board president Lynn Fox said the donation was done, as all the others were, in keeping with why the CEF was created.

“Our mission is to enhance the CSD’s educational experience by financing projects beyond the resources of the district and by providing scholarships to district graduates,” Fox said.

Since 2001, over 800 scholarships have been awarded through the CEF to students with outstanding academic performance. And also according to the CEF website, over 44, 000 students have received benefits from the foundation’s efforts and activities with over 500 grant programs funding a range of areas.

“We are so fortunate to have this continued relationship with the Chelsea Education Foundation,” CSD Superintendent Julie Helber said. 

CEF also provides grants to teachers for funding projects applied for by them each fall.

“The district collects applications for the CEF scholarships and a subcommittee from CEF selects the recipients of each based on criteria,” Helber said. “The winners of the scholarships will be announced at Class Night on May 31.” 

The CEF has a number of scholarships.

One is the Chelsea Education Foundation Academic Scholarship.

To be considered for this one, applicants must: be a current high school senior; reside in the Chelsea School District; pursue a degree or skilled trade at the post secondary level; provide a current academic transcript demonstrating high academic achievement (CEF to obtain) and describe oneself and the future contributions he or she would like to make to society after attaining his or her educational goals.


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