District 509 Board of Trustees 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 (academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, etc) and are available whether you are just beginning your ECC studies or are near graduation. Applications are required for scholarships funds. Some scholarship funds are available for in-district students only.

District 509 Board of Trustees Scholarships


Set forth by the District 509 Board of Trustees for in-district residents, these scholarships recognize superior individual achievement in the following:

  • Academic Top 10 or Top 20 Percent Scholarship - A non-competitive award for high school seniors graduating in the upper 10 percent or 20 percent (using weighted ranking) of their classes.

District 509 Board of Trustees Scholarship Application Information


Paper applications are required for Board of Trustees Scholarships. Download the application or obtain one from Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Building B, Room B156 ECC Campus.

Apply by May 1 for priority processing for fall. Apply by November 1 for priority processing for spring.

You may receive only one scholarship from the Board of Trustees.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for most trustee scholarships. Learn how to apply

Important notes:

  • Scholarship applications are not complete until you have submitted all required documents.
  • You may apply for both 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!