Scholarships

Students entering college through Building A.

Scholarships are a free resource you do not pay back.

Apply for Scholarships

Your achievements in class and outside the classroom can earn you scholarship money for educational expenses. Scholarships are “gift aid,” meaning they are a free resource you do not repay. They are awarded for any number of reasons such as: academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, etc., and are available whether you are just beginning your ECC studies or are near graduation.

Complete applications and all required materials must be submitted before a student will be considered for a scholarship. Some scholarship funds are available for in-district students only.

Scholarship Opportunities at ECC


ECC Foundation Scholarships

The ECC Foundation raises funds to improve lives through learning for students at ECC. Thanks to the generosity of its donors and supporters, the ECC Foundation currently offers more than 200 student scholarships each year.

Foundation Scholarship Details

Apply for Foundation Scholarship

District 509 Board of Trustees Scholarships

Set forth by the District 509 Board of Trustees for residents, these scholarships recognize superior individual achievement.

Trustee Scholarship Details

Apply for Trustee Scholarships

ECC Tuition Waivers


GED Tuition Waiver

Open to students who live in-district, successfully complete a GED class at ECC, and successfully pass the GED test. Students are eligible for free for up to three (3) credit hours of college credit. Use within one year from the date requirements are completed.

English as a Second Language Tuition Waiver

Open to students successfully completing ESL 019, ESL 099 or the college's Intensive English program. Students are eligible for free for up to three (3) credit hours of college credit. Use within one year from the date requirements are completed.

Honors Course Tuition Waiver

Open to students who earn an A or B in an honors course and maintain a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average. Students may use the Honors Course Tuition Waiver for their next honors class. Honors course tuition waivers are issued at the and are valid for one year from the date of successful completion of an honors class.

Download the form Scholarship Waiver Activation - PDF to apply for the ECC Tuition Waiver.