DCEF (Davidson County Education Foundation) is preparing for a busy 2018. 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 18-22, 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 25-28, 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 2018.
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, Fifth Annual “Run Friends Run,” 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser on October 6. This event will make possible all the programs DCEF sponsors. Check our website for details.
Happy 2018 to the students of Davidson County from DCEF!