Scholarships

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We offer 200+ scholarships each year.

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ECC offers a variety of scholarships on both a competitive and non-competitive basis. You do not need to apply for each specific scholarship. Instead, the best bet is to fill out the universal application for all scholarships and let us help you find the best possible package of financial aid, grants, and scholarships. You may apply for an ECC Foundation Scholarship and a District 509 Board of Trustees Scholarship. You may still apply for and receive other forms of financial aid, even if you receive scholarships.

Scholarships are available whether you are just beginning your ECC studies or are near graduation. Some scholarship funds are available for in-district students only. See the District 509 Map.

Foundation Scholarships

The ECC Foundation raises funds to improve lives through learning for students at ECC. Your achievements in class and outside the classroom can earn you scholarship money for educational expenses. Last school year, the ECC Foundation awarded more than $350,000 in scholarship funds and financial aid directly to students. Scholarships are gift aid, meaning they are a free resource you do not repay. More than 200 student scholarships are available each year in three primary categories: career areas of study, academic and leadership excellence, and financial need. 

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District 509 Board of Trustees Scholarships

Each scholarship recognizes superior individual achievement in academics by in-district residents. They’re for graduating high school seniors and can only be awarded for fall and spring terms for two consecutive years.

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Student Success Fund

The Student Success Fund provides resources to students negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider filling out an application if you have faced an increased financial burden due to the pandemic. Students who apply will be contacted by an evaluator who will work with them to receive relief funding.

ECACE Scholarship Information


The Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program is available for students currently working in the early childhood care and education field and pursuing a degree or credential in early childhood education.

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