The Johnson City Community Education Foundation (JCCEF) is a community resource providing LBJ graduates financial support for continuing higher education via annual scholarship awards.
The Johnson City Community Education Foundation was founded in 2006 to provide LBJ High School graduates financial support to continue their education in a variety of professional and vocational pursuits. Business and community leaders recognized the escalating costs of higher education, along with a growing demand for skilled workers, and responded proactively with the formation of the JCCEF.
The Foundation was chartered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and operates independently from the school district. It is governed by a Board of Directors which meets monthly in open session at the Johnson City ISD Central Office Board Room. In fulfilling its mission,the Foundation provides scholarships to graduating Seniors who attend traditional college and university programs, as well as accredited schools offering vocational training. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $108,000 in scholarships to 27 Seniors.
According to The College Board, students graduating from high school in 2008 and going on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree earned an average $22,000 more per year than those entering the workforce with only a High School Diploma. Current cost of college per year, based on 15 classroom hours, including tuition and fees:
These figures do not include books, board, transportation and personal expenses.
Seventy percent of the LBJ High School Class of 2012 entered post-secondary education, including trade/technical school, immediately following graduation. The average percentage of LBJ graduates enrolled in post-secondary education in the past eight years is fifty-nine percent, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which does not include statistics for students entering trade/technical school.
You can support our young people with contributions of cash, annual pledges, memorial gifts, real estate, stocks, planned giving, or other gifts- in- kind. Your contribution remains within the Johnson City community and goes directly to benefit students. All donations are fully tax deductible and may be used to honor or memorialize an individual. Please contact the Foundation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted with information on making your investment toward our Scholarship Fund.
In addition to an annual fund drive, the JCCEF will continue to sponsor community events designed to build awareness of our mission while adding to the Scholarship fund. See the "Upcoming Events" page for more details and help us spread the good word!
Thank you for partnering with us to ensure a successful future for our young people and the Johnson City community.