Creative Corrections Education Foundation – CCEF is a 501c3 non-profit that provides scholarship opportunities to qualified young adults generally between the ages of 18-27 who have a parent incarcerated or on parole in the United States, when funding is available. Qualified applicants are placed on a waiting list and when monetary donations are received, scholarships or financial aid are awarded yearly.
CCEF’s Right Path Program Milwaukee, Wisconsin – provides educational opportunities for young adults in the community of Milwaukee, Wisconsin by providing financial aid for enrollment to Milwaukee Area Technical College. These applicants may or may not have a parent incarcerated and our mission with this program is to assist young adults in returning to school to obtain their GED or trade certificate.
CCEF’s Right Path Program Beaumont, Texas – provides educational opportunities for young adults in the community of Beaumont/Nederland/Port Arthur, Texas by providing financial aid for enrollment to Lamar Institute of Technology and Associated Builders and Contractors Training Academy.
These applicants may or may not have a parent incarcerated and our mission with this program is to assist young adults in returning to school to obtain their GED or trade certificate.
These scholarships are awarded in the United States only and can be awarded for accredited undergraduate colleges and trade schools only.
CCEF only supports those students who are enrolled full-time during the academic school year in the United States and online courses are not permitted.
Applications will be on a first come first served basis, and based on the needs of each individual applicant.
Deadline: Applications may be submitted continuously throughout the year. There is a deadline for applying for a Pell Grant. (See information in Resource Tab)
Provide evidence of Federal Pell Grant eligibility by submitting a copy of your most recent Student Aid Report resulting from your filing of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Assistance). Parent/Legal Guardian currently incarcerated or paroled. (Proof of verification is needed).
Must be enrolled full-time or admitted into an accredited college, university or technical institution.
CCEF awards several scholarships each year for young adults of incarcerated parents to attend college and trade schools nationwide.
The Right Path Program Milwaukee provides financial aid for qualified students to enroll at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin each year and the same is provided for the Right Path Program Beaumont each year for enrollment at Lamar Institute Technology in Beaumont, Texas and Associated Builders and Contractors Training Academy in Nederland, Texas.
Is the Scholarship Renewable?
Students that receive a CCEF scholarship or financial aid can re-apply each year for additional assistance if they remain in good standing with the school and funding is available. The Awards Committee will review the request and notify the applicant of it’s decision.