About the JCCEF

Mission Statement
The Johnson City Community Education Foundation (JCCEF) is a community resource providing LBJ graduates financial support for continuing higher education via annual scholarship awards. 

Our Story
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 nonprofit 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 Public Library.  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 $230,000 in scholarships to sixty-nine Seniors.

The Challenge

In the most current data released by The College Board (Education Pays 2016) the median earnings of individuals with a bachelor’s degree were 67% higher ($24,600) than those of high school graduates. Median after-tax income for recipients with no advanced degree working full time in 2015 was $46,900, which is $17,700 more than median earnings of high school graduates. Individuals with some college but no degree had median after-tax earnings 11% higher than those with no college.

Current cost of college per year for 2018-19 (TheCollegeBoard.com), based on 15 classroom hours, including tuition and fees:                

  • Public Two-Year College (in-district students) $3,660
  • Public Four-Year College (in-state students) $10,230
  • Public Four-Year College (out-of-state students) $26,290
  • Private Four-Year College $35,830 

These figures do not include books, room, board and transportation.

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) sixty percent of the LBJ High School Class of 2017 entered post-secondary education in Texas, including trade/technical school, immediately following graduation. The average percentage of LBJ graduates enrolled in post-secondary education in the past ten years is fifty-nine percent. The actual figures are higher - THCEB data does not include statistics for students entering post-secondary institutions outside of Texas.

Your Investment
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 info@jccefonline.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, such as the annual Valentine Gala, designed to build awareness of our mission while adding to the Scholarship fund. See the "Upcoming Events" page for more details about the Gala (where to purchase tickets/table) 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.

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