Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association (CCEA)

Christians United in Service to the Community

Registered 501(c)3

"Bud" McKee Scholarship Fund for Adult Continuing Education was established in partnership with Cecil College in August of 2008. Funding is dependent solely on the generosity of CCEA donors. The scholarship is awarded to an adult currently in or returning to the workforce. Cecil College seeks who are now serving or have served in a volunteer capacity. This scholarship is awarded annually as funds permit.

Bud McKee Memorial

Bud McKee Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Jennifer Vestal ,the 2011 recipient of the Bud McKee Scholarship. 


On Sept. 15th Barbara Buck (daughter of Bud), Eileen Viars, Treasurer (CCEA) and Deb Forsythe, Pres. (CCEA) had the pleasure of attending the Annual Scholarship Breakfast at Cecil College.  We were able to meet the 2010
recipients of the Bud McKee Scholarship.  The 2009 recipient had to drop classes, and the 2009 scholarship was returned.  As a result 2 scholarships were given this year. 

Jessica is a 2nd year student who has just declared her major in Public Relations.  She is from North East, and will work to her Associates Degree before transferring to a larger college for completion of her educational goals.  Jessica is looking towards Drexell or Temple.
Jacob is in his 2nd year, with a major is Visual Communications with a particular interest in photography & lay-out.  He is vibrant, excited and has indicated that Cecil College offers one of the best Visual Arts programs in the tri-state area.  The scholarship has helped to cover the cost of books for his chosen course of study.  Jacob was also very interested in The Generation Station as he is part of the developing group for a youth program aptly named, The Lighthouse in Oxford, PA.
It was also a wonderful blessing to see Barbara again.  She is concerned for the ability to continue this ministry in honor & memory of her father.  Being an educator, herself, she understands the importance of a solid educational background.  On behalf of the family, she extends their deep appreciation for this scholarship remembrance.    Deb Forsythe, President