The Chandler Education Foundation awarded more than $216,000 in scholarship money to Chandler Unified School District graduating students on May 12, 2016, during the Foundation's annual evening of awards and recognition celebrating the accomplishments of CUSD high school students.
The recognition ceremony, which was held at The Castle at Ashley Manor, was generously sponsored by The Castle at no cost to the Foundation. Refreshments were provided by CEF and served by the Basha High Culinary Department. Our CUSD students and their families were invited to celebrate the district"s top students, take pictures and meet Chandler Education Foundation Board Members and community scholarship donors.
More than $139,000 was given out in the form of community-donated scholarships, with 100 scholarships going to deserving seniors from Basha High, Chandler High, Chief Hill Academy, Hamilton High, ACP-Erie and Perry High School.
An additional 70 IMPACT Chandler Scholars (ICS) Scholarships were awarded in the amount of $1,000 each to students from ACP-Erie, Basha, Chandler, Hamilton and Perry High schools. A total of 119 students from the class of 2016 met the ICS criteria of completing 100 hours of community service, maintaining a 3.4 GPA and a 95% attendance rate. Of these students, 8 submitted applications for one of the ICS scholarships by submitting an essay explaining how their community service impacted them, their community and will impact their future. The decision was a very difficult one as so many of these students submitted fantastic essays. We congratulate all of these students on their great accomplishments and the positive impact they have made in their community!