"Thanks to you, students in CEF schools have the opportunity to overcome economic adversity and develop their talents to the fullest."
The Catholic Education Foundation provides access to education for at-risk students at the lowest poverty levels. By helping these children, and their families, we are transforming their lives with access to an exceptional K-12 Catholic education where academic rigor, faith and social support are prioritized.
The majority of students on CEF scholarships are among the most vulnerable in our northeast Kansas communities. Among the 1500+ students in our CEF scholarship programs, as many as 74% are ethnic minorities. These students achieve a 99% high school graduation rate, compared with 77% for students in neighboring schools. Regardless of their religious background, students can benefit from CEF scholarships, which provide access to a quality, supportive educational environment and are making a significant difference in lifting these students out of poverty and overcoming racial and income inequities.