Corbett Education Foundation


Parts of this website have been updated for the 2023-2024 school year.
If you are interested in applying for one of our scholarships, it is especially important for you to review the Scholarship Section of this site.
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About US

The Corbett Education Foundation (CEF) was formed during June of 1997. Two years of organizational development brought together a group of committed community members with a common vision for our students’ success. CEF projects included the “snack shack”, the jogging trail, greenhouse projects, the football stadium project, and so on. Recently, our mission has focused primarily on the creation and funding of scholarships made available to students pursuing an education beyond high school.

Corbett Education Foundation is a non-profit corporation which is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization. CEF is an entity separate from the school district which it serves and all members are volunteers.

Current Board Members

Deb Granberg, Chair

Heather Jones, Vice Chair

Tami Larsen, Secretary

Bob Buttke, Treasurer

Dona Layton
Jim Ellis
Kari Calcaterra
James Sorenson
Jim Tanner
Catherine Buttke

Scholarship Update

Applications by April 1st, Progress Reports by July 15th

Congratulations To The Class Of 2019!

The scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2023. Please remember, we are not able to accept electronic submissions. All application packets must be sent via the US Postal System to Corbett Education Foundation, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, OR 97019. Application documents can be found on our website and we advise that students submit forms as soon as possible, with the exception of transcripts. We recognize many students are not able to obtain copies of their grades at this time and we will review how to fulfill this requirement once we know when the learning institutions are able to open again.

Family Fun Bingo Night

Exciting News!  Bingo is returning, but due to conflicting event(s) is being postponed until next school year.

Fantastic Bingo Crowd

Update: We are working to bring Bingo back, but due to conflicting event(s) this year we are going to wait until next school year. Please be sure to view our website and/or Facebook to keep informed on Bingo. All auction items are waiting for the rescheduled Family Fun Bingo Night. Additional auction items will still be accepted and added to the list.

We are looking forward to seeing you for pizza and Bingo and your Help to make the return of Bingo a fun night for Corbett Students and Families!

How to Help

The Corbett Education Foundation is looking to expand our board of directors and increase our team of volunteers.

Scholarships for Graduates

Corbett Education Foundation (CEF) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization which has awarded scholarships valued at more than $407,500 to Corbett graduates over the last 21 years.

Recently, the demand for our scholarships has more than doubled which has increased the CEF workload and the consequent need for more volunteers. If you have a sincere interest in the success of our young people and enjoy working with a dedicated team to achieve a common goal, then we need to talk about our current board openings.

We are looking for […]

Hello!  My name is Caroline Granberg and I am the new CEF Student Ambassador.  I have lived in Corbett and have been going to the Corbett schools all my life.  I am a fourth-generation Corbett Cardinal.

I am involved in Student Leadership and have been a member of that group since my sophomore year.  In Leadership, we plan dances, spirit days, and everything in between.  I’ve been playing volleyball since fifth grade.  Currently, I play on the varsity volleyball team here at Corbett.  My favorite class is AP Literature.  I enjoy attending Corbett because it is a tight-knit community with a very friendly environment.  I enjoy reading, shopping, spending time with my friends, and playing volleyball in my free time. 

After high school I plan to attend cosmetology school in Portland, which will lead me into a career in hairdressing. 

As Student Ambassador, Caroline will be the liaison between this year’s Senior Class and the CEF Board of Directors.  Seniors interested in applying for a scholarship provided through the CEF program may contact Caroline for information and/or assistance.

Welcome, Caroline!  We are happy to have you help us. 


Urgent Message From Ambassador Caroline

Corbett Education Foundation

Student Ambassador 2023-2024

Caroline Granberg

Get started and check out all the scholarships that YOU are eligible for. Remember the deadline is April 1st!

  • CEF-Scholarship-Catalog. There are different requirements for different scholarships, so choose what will be best for you.
  • Fill Out The CEF_Scholarship_Application. This is the easiest part.
  • Complete The Activities_Record_1.071 You do a lot, don’t underestimate yourself! Include community activities with churches, clubs or organizations, work on a family farm, or anything extracurricular!
  • Write Your Personal Statement. It’s a 500 word statement that includes your distinguishing qualities, significant experiences, educational goals, and career and life goals. Here’s an example Personal_Statement_Example_1 and some Tips_for_Completing_the_Personal_Statement.
  • Collect Your Letters of Recommendation. You should have already done this. Be sure to thank your teachers and bosses when you pick them up.
  • Have Someone Else Look It Over. Mistakes are easy to miss, so ask a parent, teacher or friend to look it over for you.
  • Make A Copy. Once you have completed the application make a copy for yourself. You will want one for your own personal records.
  • Turn It In.
  • Finally, once you have completed the application form; activities record; and personal statement and have letters of recommendation and a high school transcript you can either mail it via US Postal Service, or deliver it to the CEF box in the District Office in the middle school.

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