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Foundation Scholarship Eligibility


  • Online applications are strongly preferred. 
  • You may apply for an ECC Foundation Scholarship and a District 509 Board of Trustees Scholarship.
  • Applications are screened for a potential match to every available foundation scholarship, and you may receive more than one.
  • Each student who completes the application process will be notified of the results via the email address provided on the application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholarship applications are incomplete until you have submitted all required documents, including one letter of support. A letter of support can come from a current or former teacher, work and/or volunteer supervisors, coaches, faith leaders, counselors, or mentors are all great resources for letters of support.
  • All scholarship recipients are required to have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater.  Some Foundation Scholarships require a higher cumulative GPA.  New students to ECC will not have a GPA recorded with the College, so no minimum GPA is required for your first semester receiving the scholarship*.
  • Home-schooled students submit ACT® scores for evaluation.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is required for some, but not all, ECC Foundation scholarships.
  • Additional requirements depend on the structure of the scholarship.

*New students will be required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater after their first semester attending ECC to remain eligible for scholarships they may be selected for.

ECC Foundation Scholarships

See a searchable list of scholarships from the ECC Foundation.

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Estimate Your Residency

These scholarship funds may only be available to students who live in district 509. Use the district 509 map to estimate your residency.

District 509 Map

District 509 Board of Trustees Scholarship Opportunities

Get more help paying for college! You may be eligible for additional scholarships set forth by the District 509 Board of Trustees for residents. 

Apply for Trustee Scholarships


Financial Aid & Scholarships

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