The Excellence Fund Scholarship
The JCEA Excellence Fund Scholarship provides $4000 over the course of four years of college to a Jeffco student pursuing a career in education.
Congratulations to this year’s Excellence Fund scholar, Genevieve De Long. Genevieve will study abroad through the VERTO Program and earn college credit through University of Connecticut at New Haven.
The Shermita West Student of Color Scholarship
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 pursuing a college education.
Congratulations to this year’s Shermita West scholar Fatima Davila. Fatima will be graduating from Alameda High School and plans to attend Metropolitan State University of Denver to study Early Childhood Education.
Sue Anne Berger Scholarship
Sue Ann Berger was a dedicated educator in Jeffco 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.
Congratulations to this years Sue Anne Berger Scholar Loc Phu Tran. Loc will study Chemistry at the University of Colorado Denver.
Dave Sanders Quality Teaching Grant
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.
Congratulations to this year’s Dave Sanders grant awardee Rebecca Lynn Ugander. Rebecca used her grant to attend the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival.