There are 2 specific purposes for the scholarship program:
Circassian college students pursuing higher college education.
This year's Scholarship program deadline (October 15, 2018) will not be extended.
The number of scholarships and amount awarded has been decided and will be awarded based on a first come first serve bases. Therefore, please be sure to complete your online application with all supporting documents as early as possible.
Each applicant is required to submit the following:
Submit an online essay of a minimum of 500 words.
The Circassian Education Foundation (CEF) was established in 2005. In that year, its mission was declared as: “The Circassian Education Foundation shall strive to promote education, culture, knowledge and acquisition of modern life skills to all Circassians in the USA and the world. It shall specifically emphasize the inspiration and support of children and youth toward higher education. Ten years later this mission remains unchanged.
In November of 2005 the CEF launched its first scholarship program. In the past 10 years, the scholarship has become a continuous success, awarding over $ 400,000 to hundreds of the youth of our community.
One of the most important areas of need for improvement, that the CEF has faced every year, is how to engage and involve the growing number of prior scholarship recipients to support education of the next generations of students through the CEF. There is a strong need to create a community of prior scholarship recipients to provide support for the CEF activities and help the next generations of students.
The essays will be scored by the CEF scholarship essay judges. The scores will be ranked. In addition to receiving higher level scholarships, summaries of the proposed projects of the top essays will be presented at the CEF gala dinner of November 2018. Furthermore, the CEF board of directors will give serious consideration to the implementation of the top essays as real projects in the future.
An essay less than the 500 words will automatically disqualified from the scholarship
*** Failure to comply and meet any of the above 8 requirements will disqualify you from receiving the scholarship for this year.***
The applications will be reviewed and the applicants will be ranked according to their essay scores and SAT or GPA scores. A number of scholarships will be awarded starting and descending from the highest rank. In addition to the general scholarship awards, the applicants with the top essays and the applicants with the top SAT or GPA scores will receive additional awards. The final number of scholarships will be determined by the Circassian Education Foundation Board of Directors depending on the amounts of scholarship funds raised throughout the year.
The annual scholarship awards dinner will be held at the
At the dinner, the scholarship awards will be announced. Each winner will receive an acknowledgment certificate from the Circassian Education Foundation and a check in the amount of the award. The scholarship award will be payable to the college or university in which the student is registered.
Scholarship winners must attend the scholarship award ceremony
Out of state students are exempted
The Circassian Education Foundation is a nonprofit tax exempt organization. Donations may be tax deductible. Donations of any amount will be acceptable.
The online scholarship application deadline is October 15, 2018. All applicants must provide all supporting original and official documents to the CEF's P.O. Box or hand delivered to one of the directors before Nov 6th, 2018 otherwise you will be disqualified from this year’s scholarship program. There will be NO EXCUSES accepted if you, your college or university delivers these documents after the deadline date of Nov 6th, 2018. We strongly suggest that you continually check with your college or university and CEF emails that there are not missing documents for your chances in obtaining a scholarship this year.