The Conroe ISD Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization formed in 2001. CEF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and administered by a part-time Executive Director employee along with substantial volunteer efforts.
MAIN MISSION: "Planting Seeds of Knowledge to Grow the Teaching Field"
TYPES OF AWARDS:
CEF grants Student Scholarships to Conroe ISD graduating seniors who seek careers in teaching kindergarten through high school. Each scholarship provides funds toward college tuition, fees and books.
CEF also grants Continuing Education Scholarships to Conroe ISD educators who seek an advanced degree. Each scholarship provides funds toward tuition, fees, books and other qualified expenses.
Additionally, CEF administers special scholarship funds through:
1) The Wells Fargo/Andrews Kurth LLP/First Southwest Company/Gerald D. Irons, Sr. Scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Conroe ISD who have demonstrated dedication to both academic and athletic excellence.
2) The All Means All Scholarship awarded to deserving 9th graders as an account to be held and used toward a college education.
CEF presents $100 gift cards to all new teachers who are graduates of Conroe ISD, as a "welcome back" memento to tell these homegrown teachers how much their return to their alma mater is appreciated.
FUNDING: As a charitable organization, CEF depends solely on contributions for funding. CEF receives no Conroe ISD tax dollars. CEF's annual Scholarship Breakfast is held each Spring as the major fund raising source. In addition, general contributions are accepted at all times of the year. Donations for specific scholarships as memorials or honorariums, or named scholarships to recognize a family or group, are also accepted and available within the CEF.
AWARDS TO DATE: Over $300,000 in Scholarships have been pledged to Conroe ISD students, and over 100 Continuing Education Scholarships have been awarded to Conroe ISD educators.