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IMPACT Chandler Scholars Program

IMPACT Enrollment

PLEASE NOTE: *Incoming sophomores for the 2021-2022 school year may opt into the IMPACT program until September 26, 2021. This extension is offered as a response to COVID restrictions during the student's freshman year that made it difficult for schools to convey program information to all students. The Foundation cannot extend late enrollment to any other student group.  IMPACT students must be enrolled in a CUSD school for all four years of high school.

 

Incoming freshman (and sophomores for 2021-2022 school year*) may enroll in IMPACT via Infinite Campus. Freshmen may opt in at anytime throughout the academic year. Enrollment will be open throughout the year beginning on the first day of the school year. Freshmen must enroll through their Infinite Campus account. Parents are not able to access enrollment directly but a confirmation email will be sent to the parent/guardian listed in Infinite Campus. 

  • Students, log in to your Infinite Campus account
  • Select the blue IMPACT link, typically located under the MORE section
  • Read and review the information contained in the IMPACT Scholars document.  
  • Please note, verification emails will be sent to the email address listed in the document.  CUSD has assigned you a student email and your verification will be emailed to that address in addition to your primary parent/guardian listed in Infinite Campus.
  • Once you opt into the program, you will use the SAME link to begin submitting hours.  All hours must be submitted through this link. 
  • You may download a Community Service form (on the right side of this web page).  This is for your records only but may be asked for should there be a question or concern about your submission. 
  • Your volunteer service supervisor's email will serve as their signature. 

Questions? Email ChandlerEdFoundation@cusd80.com.


Program Summary

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In addition to classroom enrichment, Chandler Education Foundation is committed to investing in our future by providing CUSD high school students with experiences that directly engage them in strengthening our community. The IMPACT Chandler Scholars program requires a student’s formal commitment in their freshman year:

Students commit to:

  • maintain a 3.4 or greater GPA

  • cumulative attendance at 95% or greater 

  • submit at least 100 hours of community service* before April 1st of their senior year

Students who fulfill all program requirements are considered IMPACT Scholars and receive additional honors at graduation including letters of recommendation and an honor cord to wear with their cap and gown. 

IMPACT Chandler Scholars are then considered eligible to apply for an IMPACT Scholarship.  In years past, this scholarship has been approximately $1,000 per award and is based upon available funding each year. 

In 2021 the Foundation awarded over $91,000 in IMPACT Scholarships.

*IMPACT Chandler Scholars program participants are asked to volunteer in their community.  We encourage students to volunteer for a variety of organizations.  Volunteer hours will not be credited for service provided at a faith-based organization where volunteer time does not benefit the broader community.  For example, church services/childcare/meal service for members of church. See the downloadable Community Service Activity form for additional and contact us if further clarification is needed.

 

 


Downloadable Enrollment and Submission Information


Infinite Campus Link

Access the student Infinite Campus Portal HERE


Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to give back to your community?  Visit our volunteer page to see current needs in our community or read about a number of organizations where our students have had incredible experiences: volunteer opportunities.

 

***Attention 21-22 Seniors***

  • Deadline for hours to be submitted is April 1, 2022.
  • Please remember, this is a competitive scholarship. Your essay will be point scored by volunteers and the number of scholarships awarded is based upon available funds raised during the academic year.
  • The requirement for the first 35 hours to be submitted by junior year was eliminated.
  • 100 total hours are due by April 1. Looking for ways to volunteer during this unusual time? Check out our volunteer links at the bottom of this page.
  • IMPACT Scholarship Application will be open by December 17, 2021.
  • Application due dates have yet to be determined (please check back in December)
  • Use this link to apply on our IMPACT Chandler Seniors page on or after December 17th).
  • If you have extenuating circumstances that impacted attendance, please submit a letter with your application, documenting the nature of your additional absences. CEF will work with students to make exceptions should COVID related issues impact your eligibility. 

 


IMPACT Chandler Participants

Please use this link to download our current Community Service Form. ***UPDATED March 2021*** All students should record service and save in a portfolio. 


Hours Submission

Please submit hours through the Infinite Campus link used to enroll/opt-in to IMPACT (often listed under MORE). Parents are unable to upload hours through parent portal access. No hours are accepted by mail, fax, or scan unless additional documentation is requested to clarify a previous submission.


Helpful Hints

  • Volunteering for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)? A photo image of the packing session information serves as verification of your participation. You will no longer receive a signed form at the site. When submitting through Infinite Campus, leave the supervisor's email blank. Documentation (photo of board) should be saved and available upon request. 
  • Travel time is not included in volunteer hours.
  • When submitting through Infinite Campus, PLEASE consolidate and enter only once for the same location.  You may select a date range and include multiple days. 

Opportunities with Social Distancing in Place

Below is a list of organizations that may offer opportunities to help others even during this time of social distancing. Please note, CEF and CUSD are not affiliated with any of these organizations and we encourage you to thoroughly research any opportunity with your parent/guardian before submitting any information.  

Our Impact This Year

  • Students Impacted

    42,500

  • Volunteer Hours

    33,545

  • Funds Raised

    $360,634

  • Scholarships Awarded

    $198,000

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