Scholarship Opportunities

Apply for East Central College Foundation Scholarships:  www.eastcentral.edu/scholarships

List of ECC Scholarships


HiSET Transition Scholarship:  Form


Purple Heart Scholarship – deadline to apply January 26, 2018


Manufacturing Scholarship – October 31, 2017 deadline for Spring 2018:

Softline Brand Partners is committed to helping the next generation of Manufacturers and Brand leaders. Our manufacturing scholarship can be used to cover your tuition bill or other school related expenses (books, fees, etc.).

Fashion/Design, Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, and other manufacturing related majors are eligible to apply. The Softline scholarship is awarded to the student with impressive academic and extracurricular achievements.  Reserved for students with 30+ college credits.

The student will also have a clear vision for their career in manufacturing, textiles, fashion, and design. This $2500 scholarship is awarded twice a year.

To apply, complete the following:

Please email all documents with the email headline “Scholarship – FirstName LastName” to scholarship@softlinebp.com.


Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program – On this page you can find the Association’s scholarship programs for students who plan to pursue career or technical training.


Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry ScholarshipThe Fry Scholarship provides Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 11, 2001.


Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant Program

These grants are available annually to children and spouses of Veterans whose deaths or injuries were: a result of combat action or were attributed to illness that was contracted while serving in combat action, or who became 80% disabled as a result of injuries or accidents sustained in combat action since September 11, 2001.  The total number of Veterans that may receive a grant in any year is limited by statute to 25.  The Veteran must have been a Missouri resident when first entering the military service or at the time of death or injury.  The Missouri Veteran’s Commission determines whether the Veteran meets the program’s requirements.



 

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if:

  • You are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), but
  • meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
  • your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
  • you were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent or guardian’s death.

 

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships:

Army ROTC                  

Air Force ROTC             

Naval ROTC    

Marine ROTC                  


The following major national organizations offer scholarships primarily to active duty military, veterans, and/or their families:

American Legion            

AMVETS 

Disabled American Veterans    

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Veterans of Foreign Wars         


East Central College awards over $300,000 in academic and need-based scholarships annually. Students will automatically be considered for scholarships by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the application for admission, and turning in a 7th semester transcript all by March 15. Applications received after this date will miss the first awarding process. Late applicants may still be considered for remaining scholarship awards, and will be considered the following year for returning scholarships.  Click here for the ECC Scholarship Application.

ECC Foundation Scholarships

December 1: ECC Scholarship Application Priority Deadline for Fall
Students must complete the FAFSA and submit the ECC Scholarship Application and an Application for Admission by this deadline to be given first consideration for a scholarship award.  High school seniors must also arrange to have a current transcript sent from their high school by this deadline.

 Scholarship Procedures and Guidelines

  1. To apply and be considered for any institutional or Foundation scholarships, the student must complete a FAFSA and the application for admission by the deadline noted in item 4.  A separate application is not required unless otherwise noted.
  2. Incoming Freshman must submit their 7th semester high school transcript by the deadline noted in item 4. (This does not apply to those who have already graduated from high school).
  3. The Director of Financial Aid compiles a list of eligible applicants and calls a meeting of the Scholarship Committee, whose goal will be to maximize the use of external funding for scholarships.
  4. Whenever possible, the following timeline will be observed when awarding scholarships. However, the committee reserves the right to extend deadlines when necessary.Timeline for Awarding Scholarships
    December 1: ECC Scholarship Application, Priority Deadline for Fall
    January 15: Award deadline (Letters mailed to students)
    May 1: Acceptance deadline
    June 1: Late application deadline
    July 1: Late award deadline (Letters mailed to students)
    July 15: Late acceptance deadline
    After July 15: Final scholarship awards
  5. Unless otherwise noted, institutional scholarships will be awarded as follows:
    a. Full Award – Up to a $1000 credit per semester to applied to tuition, support service fees and technology fees for a full course load. It does not cover student activity fees, special fees or book or summer semesters.
    b. Half Award – Up to a $500 credit per semester to be applied to tuition, support services fees and technology fees. It does not cover student activity fees, special fees or book or summer semesters.
  6. Scholarships not used in the semester awarded will be forfeited.
  7. Unless otherwise noted, scholarship recipients must enroll full-time, i.e. a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
  8. In order to receive a scholarship, a student must be eligible to apply for federal financial aid at East Central College. (Currently, federal guidelines allow a maximum of 96 credit hours attempted in most programs.) International students are excluded.
  9. Scholarships are intended for first-time students. In terms of scholarship eligibility, students who first enroll in a spring semester will be considered a first-time student the following fall semester.
  10. Multiple scholarships restricted to tuition and fees awarded to one student will not exceed tuition and fees even if the total dollars amount is greater than tuition and fees.
  11. Students who fail to meet the minimum standards of Academic Progress will loose their institutional scholarship the following semester.
  12. The number of scholarships to be awarded each semester will be determined by the funding available.

Institutional Scholarships

East Central College provides several institutional scholarship opportunities each academic year. Awards are offered based on academic, service, performance and athletics based on students who demonstrate achievement or exceptional performance.

Details on institutional scholarships:

  • Students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to qualify.
  • Students must complete the FAFSA. www.fafsa.gov
  • Students must submit online scholarship application. www.eastcentral.edu/scholarships
  • Unless otherwise noted, institutional scholarships will be awarded as follows:
    • Full Award – Up to a $1000 credit per semester to be applied to tuition, support service fees and technology fees for a full course load. It does not cover student activity fees, special fees, books or summer semesters.
    • Half Award – Up to a $500 credit per semester to be applied to tuition, support service fees and technology fees for a full course load. It does not cover student activity fees, special fees, books or summer semesters.
  • Scholarships not used in the semester awarded will be forfeited.
  • Students who fail to meet the minimum standards of academic progress will lose their institutional scholarship the following semester.

Academic Division Scholarships

Full and half scholarships are awarded from each academic division.

Art Scholarships

Students must show ability in the field of art as demonstrated by submission of an art portfolio for review by the art faculty. Recipients must agree to major in art, assume a contributory role in the art department, and demonstrate positive artistic growth.  Scholarship is reviewed for renewal at the end of each semester.  For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Adam Watkins at 636-584-6653.

Athletic Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available in the following sports: Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Softball, and Men’s Soccer. For more information, please contact the Athletic Department at 636-584-6586.

Board of Trustees Scholarships

Eligible students for a full award include the valedictorian, salutatorian and the top 10% of students graduating within the last calendar year from any high school in the East Central College taxing and service district. This scholarship is renewable for a second year if a 3.3 grade point average is maintained on at least 24 credit hours completed annually.

Theatre Scholarships

A limited number of full and half scholarships are available from the communications department. Recipients are required to take the theatre practicum class while receiving the scholarship.  Students need not major in communications or theatre to receive this scholarship; a commitment to work in the department is the primary requirement.  For more information please contact Program Coordinator, Grace Austin at 636-584-6695.

HSE/GED Scholarships

A limited number of one-year (non-renewable) scholarships are available. This scholarship provides a full award to first-time college students obtaining HSE test scores of 75 or higher and GED scores of 2800 or higher.

Harrison M. Eaton Scholarship

A waiver of full tuition, support service fees, and technology fees is awarded to a deserving student majoring in education. This scholarship is renewable if a 3.3 grade point average is maintained on at least 24 credit hours completed annually.

Home School Scholarships

Full scholarship awards are available to students completing a course of home study and scoring 32 or higher on ACT. The scholarship is renewable for up to three semesters if a 3.0 grade point average is maintained on at least 24 credit hours completed annually.

Non-traditional Student Scholarships

A limited number of non-renewable half scholarship awards is available for a student over the age of 23 whose family income makes them ineligible for need-based federal financial aid. To be eligible you must be enrolled in no fewer than six credit hours and have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at East Central College with a 3.0 grade point average.

Music Scholarships

Full and half scholarship awards are provided for music majors and students who may not be music majors but participate in music performance groups. Eligibility criteria will be determined by faculty from the discipline.  Students must audition.  For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Judd at 636-584-6696.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships will be available for students servicing as officers of Phi Theta Kappa, or the first elected officer in succession who can benefit. For more information, please contact Kevin Dixon at 636-584-6631.

Student Government Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships will be available for students serving as officers of the campus student government association. For more information, please contact the Student Activities Office at 636-584-6583.

Technical Skills Scholarships

A full scholarship award is available to students from any high school in the East Central College service area pursuing an AAS degree in an area where they have demonstrated exemplary skills by scoring either first, second or third in a state (or higher) level technical skills competition in a program area articulated from their high school or area career center to a degree program at the college. This scholarship is renewable for a second year if a 3.5 GPA is maintained on at least 24 credit hours completed annually while in attendance at ECC.  Applicant must provide proof of technical skills competition achievement.

A half scholarship award is available to students from any high school in the East Central College service area pursuing an AAS degree in an area where they have demonstrated high potential in their chosen career field by scoring either first, second or third in a district level technical skills competition in a program area articulated from their high school or area career center to a degree program at the college. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if a 3.3 GPA is maintained on at least 24 credit hours completed annually while in attendance at ECC.  Applicant must provide proof of technical skills competition achievement.