Welcome to The Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund, Inc.

PLEASE NOTE:  APPLICATIONS WILL BE OPEN AFTER JANUARY 1ST AND WILL BE PROCESSED BY CHARLES B KEESEE EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.

IF YOU APPLIED FOR AND WERE AWARDED A CHARLES B KESSEE GRANT FOR THE 2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR AND THIS WAS YOUR FIRST GRANT FROM THE CHARLES B. KEESEE FUND, YOU ARE IN OUR SYSTEM.  YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE E-MAIL ADDRESS YOU USED WHEN YOU APPLIED THROUGH YOUR SCHOOL.  WHEN DIRECTED TO THE APPLICATION PORTAL YOU WILL ENTER THE E-MAIL ADDRESS YOU USED ON YOUR LAST APPLICATION AND SELECT “FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD.”  THIS WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH THE STEPS TO CREATE A NEW PASSWORD.


The Founding of the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund

In 1893 an ambitious young man, born and reared in Caswell County, North Carolina, came to Martinsville, Virginia to seek his fortune. That young man was Charles B. Keesee. In 1896 Mr. Keesee was married to Miss Olivia Helms Simmons of Floyd, Virginia. Having no children of their own, it was their desire to help worthy young men and women obtain an education at Baptist institutions. Mr. Keesee provided in his will for the establishment of an educational fund, and after his death in 1940, the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund was established in 1941. Mrs. Keesee shared her husband’s interest in assisting young people toward greater educational opportunities. At her death in 1944, she left the major part of her estate to the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund, Inc. Since its inception, the Fund assisted thousands of qualified students in paying their educational expenses.