CEF Scholarships

CEF Scholarships

Student Scholarships

College-Bound Seniors!

Did an elementary music class, a field trip like BizTown, a science lab, or high school musical inspire your college decision?

Tell us how a CEF-funded program impacted your future and you could earn $1,000 for college!

We are awarding fifteen $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the Carlsbad Unified School District who have benefitted from CEF programs in music, science, and innovation, and are pursuing those studies in college.

Five scholarships will be awarded to students based upon financial needs, and two scholarships, sponsored by ViaSat, will be awarded to Science Olympiad participants.

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Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 12, to be considered for an award.

Note: All applicants must sign up for an interview with the CEF Scholarship Committee to be held at their high school. Please click the appropriate link and use your @carlsbadusd.net email address to sign up:

Scholarship Interview Sign-Up for CHS Students
Scholarship Interview Sign-Up for SCHS Students

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Programs that Qualify for the CEF Scholarship:

Elementary CEF Programs:

  • Weekly Music Class
  • Science Days
  • Junior Achievement’s BizTown
  • Science in a Satchel
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • FIRST Lego League JR – Robotics
  • Project Lead the Way (Calavera Hills)
  • Weather Station (Buena Vista)
  • International Baccalaureate (Jefferson)

Middle School CEF Programs:

  • Choir or Band, with music coaches and instruments
  • Science Labs, with equipment and lab assistants
  • Science Days
  • Lux Art Institute Valise Project
  • Science Olympiad
  • First LEGO League – Robotics
  • Nordson’s Tech Time Challenge

High School CEF Programs:

  • Choir, Band, or Orchestra, with music coaches and instruments
  • Spring Musical or Theater
  • Science Labs, with equipment and lab assistants
  • Science Olympiad
  • Project Lead the Way
  • SEMI High Tech U
  • FIRST Tech Challenge – Robotics
  • Genius Project
  • Student Leadership Council
  • Junior Achievement’s Finance Park

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Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 12, to be considered for an award.