Scholarships that Celebrate Diversity

Scholarships may cover various expenses and may include tuition, books, childcare, school supplies, and even transportation, depending on the specific description of each scholarship. You may still apply for and receive other forms of financial aid even if you receive a scholarship.

Here’s just a shortlist of offerings:

Scholarships that Celebrate Diversity
Scholarship NameDescription
Robert and Linda Becci Scholarship To support scholarship awards for African American students from District 509 who have a 2.0 GPA or higher, with Preference to those who are graduates of St. Edwards Catholic High School in Elgin, Illinois. The donor is building the endowment. This scholarship will begin to be awarded in FY21.
Clark Hallpike Endowed Scholarship To support scholarship awards for undocumented students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and a financial need who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours of coursework.
Ted and Judy Jobe Memorial Scholarship To support scholarship awards for students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher who are in the process of becoming US citizens and have a financial need.
Latinas in Law Enforcement Scholarship To support scholarship awards for Hispanic/Latina students enrolled full or part-time in the Criminal Justice program.
Patricia Anderson Milgrim Memorial Scholarship To support scholarship awards for students who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, have a financial need, and represent the diversity of ECC students. The student must be a US citizen or exchange student with a US visa.
William Pelz Memorial Scholarship Fund To support a student studying history or political science who is the first in their family to attend college.
Ploszek Fund To support scholarship awards for students who are the first in their family to attend college or single mothers pursuing an education in any field.
Rotary Club of Elgin Endowed Scholarship To support scholarship awards for students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, a financial need, and reside in Elgin, South Elgin, Burlington, or Hampshire, Illinois. Students must be legal residents of the US or produce Deferred Action documentation from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Department.
Lora Schuring Timmons Memorial Scholarship To support Black/African American students.
WIM-The Susan Wyatt Memorial Scholarship To support scholarship awards for female students pursuing an Associate's degree in Business Management or another Business discipline, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a financial need, and intend to transfer for a Bachelor's degree completion.
Zoilo Santiago Memorial Scholarship To support scholarship awards for traditional-age students of Hispanic origin who enroll in college in the fall after high school completion from a District 509 school, have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and demonstrated service to the community and school.