Welcome to Tri-Creek Education Foundation
We are parents, teachers, community members and administrators who believe in the potential of the youth of the Tri-Creek area. Bound together by a common goal of funding programs which fall outside of normal funding, or which cannot be funded. This includes scholarships to deserving students. Our purpose is to raise the funds necessary to educate our youth in new ways and improve on the traditional methods. Through tax deductible donations to the foundation, we will be giving our children the tools they need to go on to higher education. Our children's goals will soon be the goals of our community and to achieve their dreams is to achieve our own. The Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 Tax Deductible Foundation.
The T-C Education Foundation was named the residual beneficiary of the Ruth and Joe Weinberg estate.
T-CEF has been given a substantial part of the inheritance with the remainder due upon settlement of the estate.
The greatest part of this most generous gift will fund the Ruth Dahl Weinberg Memorial Teaching Scholarship, while the stock dividends will be providing wonderful opportunities for our T-C students.
Dividend disbursements have been approved by the Foundation Board to fund the following:
LHS DUAL CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS ~ $10,000
25 students enrolled (example)
3 cr hr @ $120 = $360 x 25 students = $9,000
since credit hour and students enrolled vary = $10,000 maximum
“ACROSS THE BOARD” PROGRAMS ~ $12,700 ELEM
Elementary ~ all 5th gr Challenger field trip ~ $300/class x 9 = $2,700
LMS PROGRAM -8th gr Indy class trip Oct, 2014 = $5,000
LHS PROGRAM - Red Devil Mentor Program = $5,000
CHERYL ROSEVEAR COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP ~ $3,000
2 x $1,500 (2013 = 1 @ $500, 2014 = 1 @ $1,000)
ACADEMIC DECATHLON TEAM SCHOLARSHIP ~ $1,000
ACADEMIC DECATHLON TEAM ~ $5,000 if qualified for National Competition
(2015 Garden Grove, CA; 2016 Anchorage, AK; 2017, Madison, WI; 2018 Frisco, TX)
AMOUNT ALLOCATED = $31,700
Our Latest Events
This year the Tri-Creek Education Foundation is proud to announce we will award 29 scholarships valued at over $175,000. Almost all of these scholarships are sponsored by alumni, local individuals, local organizations and businesses.
All scholarship applications can be filed either online or by downloading the PDF file attached.
ONLINE OR AS A PDF DOWNLOAD
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE
APRIL 17, 2020
Innovative programs continue to be part of the curriculum for Tri-Creek area students, thanks to the support of the Tri-Creek Education Foundation.
The Foundation's eighteenth annual competitive grant opportunity has award over $15,000 due to generous donations from the community and a very successful annual Labor Day 5K run/walk.
Tri-Creek Education Foundation
Our logo symbolizes the flame of learning, with three flames, one for each of the three townships in which our students live. It is this flame which the Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. fuels through funding innovative educational programs, scholarships and program grants. A forward looking group of parents, community leaders and educators established this foundation in 2000 with the hope of creating a self sustaining source of funding for the future.
Please explore our site to learn more about the Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc.
The mission of the Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. is to encourage community philanthropy in order to promote and fund excellence and innovation in education for all school-age children residing within Eagle Creek, Cedar Creek, and West Creek Townships in Lake County, Indiana.