DCEF (Davidson County Education Foundation) is preparing for a busy 2017. Whether you’re a high school senior looking for financial help for college, a student in the 5th-9th grades looking for summer enrichment, or a teacher looking for help implementing a new idea for your classroom, or wanting to walk/run for your health and at the same time support your Davidson County Public School, DCEF may be able to help you.
If you’re a senior, consider applying for one of our 31 endowed scholarships to help you pay for college. All Davidson County public high schools will be receiving DCEF scholarship packets in mid-February. Ask your counselor for details.
If you’re a freshman, ask your guidance counselor about DCEF’s Project Potential, which motivates and encourages the average student to continue in high school and beyond.
If you’re a 5th to 9th grader, interested in becoming a leader and problem-solver, apply to attend our Leadership Academy to be held this year June 19-23, 8:30 a.m. – noon, on the DCCC Campus.
If you’re a rising 7th grader, ask your guidance counselor about STARS—Students Teaching and Reaching for Success. This Academy on June 26-30, 8:30 a.m. – noon, on the DCCC Campus will build your self-confidence and decision-making skills. This is a new date!
Both of the summer academies get rave reviews from students who attend and always have students say they never want the week to end.
If you’re a teacher with an innovative idea in need of funding, consider applying for a teacher mini-grant. DCEF will offer several Teacher Mini-Grants in both Spring and Fall of 2017.
Details are available on our website, www.dcefnc.org. Also on the website you’ll find how to honor a favorite teacher, counselor, coach or educator with a small gift ($10 qualifies) or start a scholarship in someone’s honor.
If you believe in the enrichment these scholarships, academies and grants provide our county’s children, please join us @ DCCC Campus, Fourth Annual “Run Friends Run,” 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser. This event will make possible all the programs DCEF sponsors. Check our website for details. Date to be announced!
Happy 2017 to the students of Davidson County from DCEF!