The AEF is a 501 (C) (3) educational foundation founded in 1989 to support Apollo Career Center and its students. The Foundation’s role is vital to promote, assist, and support career technical education by:
- Providing scholarships
- Assisting with student needs/requests
- Purchasing tools/workbooks
- Aiding Adult Basic Literacy
Since the AEF’s inception, its board has raised funds and created specific guidelines for the appropriation of monies specifically for:
- Scholarships to graduating adult and high school students for further post-secondary education.
- Financial support in the form of tools to worthy students demonstrating a need.
- An endowment fund to support the purposes of the Foundation.
- Requests of the donor as approved by the Foundation.
- Student/teacher grant programs for projects outside the normal school curriculum that will enrich the opportunities for the students of the Apollo Career Center.
The AEF’s goal is to raise $100,000 each year to address the needs of Apollo Career Center students, and to support the educational goals of the district.
If you are interested in making a donation to the AEF or would like more information, please email AEF@apollocc.org or call Maria Rellinger, Treasurer, at 419.998.2912
AEF Scholarship Stories
Leigh McCullough-Steinke is a 2006 graduate of the Health Careers program. Leigh was the recipient of an academic AEF scholarship and obtained her STNA in high school while working as a Tech for Lima Memorial Health System. Upon earning her LPN degree, Leigh worked as an LPN, and then moved into her position as a clinical buyer.
|David Blackston is a 1999 AEF tool scholarship recipient. After graduating from the Electricity program, David obtained his electrical engineering degree and is currently an Imaging Specialist/ BioMed at Lima Memorial Health System.|
Ashley Miller is the president of Quality Welding and Fabrication, LLC, Elida. Ashley was the 2003 Welding recipient of the AEF tool scholarship.