JCEA Scholarships

JCEA offers several scholarships for Jeffco Public Schools students and educators. These scholarships reflect JCEA’s desire to help develop a community of educators and students in Jeffco that feel supported in their continued efforts to develop and learn.

JCEA Scholarships

JCEA offers several scholarships for Jeffco Public Schools students and educators. These scholarships reflect JCEA’s desire to help develop a community of educators and students in Jeffco that feel supported in their continued efforts to develop and learn.

Donate to The Excellence Fund

Following the Columbine tragedy in 1999, thousands of dollars poured into the JCEA office. Many of the contributions came from state and local associations, businesses, individual teachers and concerned citizens across the nation.

Often they came requesting something positive be done for Jeffco teachers in memory of fallen Columbine teacher, Dave Sanders.

In August of 1999, the JCEA Board of Directors responded by expanding and refocusing the former JCEA Christa Mcauliffe Scholarship Fund, an educator and one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The scholarship fund became a 501-c3 entity and was renamed The JCEA Excellence Fund. Today, the JCEA Excellence Fund is administered by The JCEA Excellence Fund Committee which consists of both Jeffco educators and community members.

The Excellence Fund can only continue to support our community and future educators through the giving of people like you! Use the button to donate to the Excellence Fund through Colorado Gives.

JCEA President Brooke Williams and Vice President Dale Munholland with Excellence Fund scholars, Lillian Baillie and Morgan Thome.

The Excellence Fund Scholarship

Congratulations to this year’s Excellence Fund scholars, Lillian Baillie and Morgan Thome.

The JCEA Excellence Fund Scholarship provides $4000 over the course of four years of college to a Jeffco Public Schools student pursuing a career in education.

JCEA President Brooke Williams and Vice President Dale Munholland with Shermita West scholar, Mia Zamora.

The Shermita West Student of Color Scholarship

Congratulations to this year’s Shermita West scholar, Mia Zamora.

Shermita West made history in Jeffco as the first woman of color to become President of JCEA. This scholarship honors her legacy by offering $1000 to a student of color in Jeffco Public Schools pursuing a college education.

Headshot of Loc Phu Tran

Sue Anne Berger Scholarship

Congratulations to this year’s Sue Ann Berger scholars, Hayley Bisant and Granite Demming. Granite will study Physics at Colorado State University. Hayley is attending Colorado State University and intends on majoring in Geology.

Sue Ann Berger was a dedicated educator in Jeffco Public Schools for 23 years and the recipient of the 1990 President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, which she used to create a team of educators who shared scientific education across rural school districts.

Through a continuing endowment, the Sue Ann Berger Scholarship Fund honors the thousands of lives that Sue Ann Berger impacted and improved through her life by providing a staggered scholarship to two students each year that begins as a two thousand dollar award but increases to a $5000 award by the student’s senior year. The total scholarship amount is $14,000. This scholarship benefits students studying for a career in physical sciences.

JCEA President Brooke Williams and Vice President Dale Munholland with Dave Sanders Teaching Grant recipients, Joel Kerr and Emily Noone.

Dave Sanders Quality Teaching Grant

Congratulations to this year’s Dave Sanders Teaching Grant recipients, Joel Kerr and Emily Noone. Joel is a Learning Specialist at Oberon Middle School. Joel was invited to The Association for Positive Behavioral Supports to present findings on a joint study conducted with students with emotional disabilities who volunteered as tutors for their younger counter parts in a math intervention. His grant award helped him afford to travel to the conference.

Emily Noone is a First Grade Teacher at Prospect Valley Elementary. She used her award to attend the Get Your Teach On educators convention in order to attend sessions, research-based workshops, and hands-on learning that will allow her to create rigorous and engaging
lessons all year long.

The Dave Sanders Quality Teaching Grant honors the memory of Dave Sanders, a fallen educator at Columbine High School whose heroic actions saved dozens of students’ lives during the shooting that took place there in April of 1999. The Scholarship offers up to $1,000 in funds for educators to further their professional development and is funded through the JCEA Excellence Fund.