Central Education Foundation Scholarships for 2022!

Due March 24th!– see CHS guidance office for applications

Steven Watwood Memorial Scholarship  $500

INCubator Scholarship  $1000

Central Education Foundation Scholarship $2000


Central Education Foundation Teacher and Staff Appreciation Fundraiser Event!

Expressing Gratitude Just Got Easier

Our 301 teachers and staff have gone above and beyond expectations this year. In cooperation with PTO/PTC organizations, Central Education Foundation has developed an electronic giving platform where contributions for teachers and staff appreciation gifts can be accepted.

Our goal is to collect enough funds to ensure that each of the 750 teachers and staff within the district receive a $25 gift card in appreciation for all they do.

10% of each contribution will go to the Central Education Foundation to help fund scholarships and Foundation supported district 301 curriculum based initiatives.

Please consider adding words of encouragement for a particular teacher or staff member. We will make sure your words of recognition are included with the gift card.

Submit Words of Encouragement

Please donate online here:

Goal Status



Save the Date! 2nd Annual “Back to the Hill” Event

August 20th


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301 Central Education Foundation is proud to support 3 new classes at Central High School.

Your support and donations are the reasons we are able to make this happen.

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The Central Foundation’s mission shall be to foster unified community support for innovative programs and equitable opportunities for all District 301 students by accessing, utilizing and distributing alternate resources.

Innovative Source of Funds for the Entire 301 Central Community Unit School District
The 301 Central Education Foundation (Foundation) is a non-profit 501(C)(3) tax-exempt corporation established in January 2008. The first organization of its kind in our community, the Foundation is dedicated to enriching, enhancing and supporting 301 Central Community Unit School District (District). The Foundation operates independently from the District for the sole purpose of promoting excellence in education for the benefit and enrichment of District students. Since the inception of the Central Education Foundation nearly $60,000 has been awarded to date.

Grants to District initiatives and scholarships are made possible by a generous community of donors. It is through this community participation, now and in the future, that will allow the Foundation to continue to Give to Grow, and fund programs and projects which supplement the educational opportunities available to students equally throughout the District.