Scholarship Opportunities

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

List of ECC Scholarships


HiSET Transition Scholarship:  Form


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.

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

Institutional Scholarship Procedures

A.  Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and/or need as defined by the scholarship type.

B.  All award processes will abide by federal and state statutes and regulations concerning non-discrimination.

C.  Full Award – The cost of no more than 15 credit hours, plus general fees, per semester at the Tier I rate. It does not cover special fees or books. With administrative approval, Full Awards may be divided into Partial Awards and divided among students.

D.  Supplemental Award – Up to $500 credit per semester to be applied to special fees, books or summer session.

E.  Scholarships not used in the semester in which they are awarded will be forfeited.

F.  Unless otherwise noted, all scholarship award recipients must enroll fulltime for a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

G.  To be eligible for an institutional scholarship, all scholarship applicants must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the online College scholarship application by the priority deadline for early consideration. Information on financial aid, scholarships, the application process and relevant deadlines is available electronically through the Office of Financial Aid and the ECC Foundation Office.

H.  Institutional awards will not exceed the amount equal to in-district tuition and common fees charge.  Students must be a native U.S. Citizen, Naturalized or Permanent Resident.  Students who have been granted an institutional award equal to the amount of in-district tuition and common fees charges from one college source shall not be eligible to receive an additional award from another college source.  Other tuition specific awards will be used before any institutional scholarship is awarded (e.g., A+, VA funding).

I. Scholarships will only pay for courses required for a student’s degree or certificate.  General eligibility for scholarships is terminated when a student completes 66 or more credit hours at ECC (students are allowed to change majors one time and, in such cases, will no longer be eligible at 96 credit hours); when a student completes the requirements for an ECC degree, regardless of whether or not they apply for graduation; or when a student obtains a degree from ECC.

J.  Unless otherwise noted, scholarships may be awarded to new or returning students.

K.  Students found to be in violation of a Code of Conduct may lose scholarships as a consequence.

L.  All scholarship awards, whatever the source of funding, must be awarded and monitored by the Office of Financial Aid.

Institutional Scholarship Opportunities:

Board of Trustees Scholarship – This award is for full-time students and will recognize high academic achievers who reside in the East Central College taxing and service district and who have graduated within the last five calendar years.  Awards will not exceed the amount equal to in-district tuition and common fee charge.

New Recipient Eligibility

New recipients must meet one of the following criteria:

a.  High school graduates with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or who rank in the top 10% of their high school class.

b.  High school equivalency completion – HiSET students who have made a minimum total scaled score of 75 on the examination.

c.  Home schooled students, completing a course of home study and scoring in the ninetieth percentile on a nationally recognized test measuring academic achievement.

d.  Currently enrolled East Central College (ECC) students who have completed at least twelve credit hours of coursework numbered above 100 at ECC and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

e.  Transfer students who have completed at least twelve credit hours of coursework numbered above 100 at ECC and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

Renewal Recipient Eligibility

a.  Recipients must maintain a 3.3 minimum cumulative grade point average.

b.  Recipients must complete at least 30 credit hours annually.

c.  Recipients may be awarded for up to five terms, including summer, if eligible.

President’s Scholarship – This award is for students enrolled less than full-time, but at least half-time, and will recognize high academic achievers who reside in the East Central College taxing and service district and who have graduated within the last five calendar years.  Awards will not exceed the amount equal to in-district tuition and common fees charge.

New Recipient Eligibility

New recipients must meet one of the following criteria:

a.  High school graduates with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or who rank in the top 10% of their high school class.

b.  High school equivalency completion – HiSET students who have made a minimum total scaled score of 75 on the examination.

c.  Home schooled students, completing a course of home study and scoring in the ninetieth percentile on a nationally recognized test measuring academic achievement.

d.  Currently enrolled East Central College (ECC) students who have completed at least six credit hours of coursework numbered above 100 at ECC and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

e.  Transfer students who have completed at least six credit hours of coursework numbered above 100 at ECC and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

Renewal Recipient Eligibility

a.  Recipients must maintain a 3.3 minimum cumulative grade point average.

b.  Recipients must complete at least 15 credit hours annually.

c.  Recipients may be awarded for up to ten terms, including summer, if eligible.

Non-traditional Student Scholarship – This non-renewable award is for students over the age of 23 whose family income makes the student ineligible for need-based federal financial aid.  To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in no fewer than six (6) credit hours and have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at East Central College with a 3.0 grade point average.  Awards will not exceed the amount equal to in-district tuition and common fees charge.

Targeted Recruitment Scholarships – Targeted recruitment scholarships will be utilized to help realize the College’s recruitment goals.

  1. Music

This award is for full-time students.  Awards will not exceed the amount equal to in-district tuition and common fees charge.

Scholarship awards are provided for music majors and for students who may not be music majors but who participate in musical group performances. Eligibility criteria will be determined by faculty from the discipline. Scholarships will be awarded based on faculty recommendations.

  1. Art

       This award is for full-time students.  Awards will not exceed the amount equal to in-district tuition and common fees charge.

Scholarship awards are provided for art majors. Eligibility criteria will be determined by faculty from the discipline. Scholarships will be awarded based on faculty recommendations.

  1. Communications, Media, and Theater

This award is for full-time students.  Awards will not exceed the amount equal to in-district tuition and common fees charge.

Scholarships are provided for communications, media and theater majors and/or students working in and on theater productions. Eligibility criteria will be determined by faculty from the discipline. Scholarships will be awarded based on faculty recommendations.

 Academic Division Scholarship – This award is for full-time students.  Each division will be approved for an equal number of one year, non-renewable awards.  Each division will decide on the award distribution within and among the disciplines, taking into consideration the availability of other scholarships and financial aid.  Those awards made to the division(s) that house the disciplines of art, music and theater will go to students enrolled in or majoring in other areas, since those disciplines have their own awards.

Harrison M. Eaton Scholarship – This waiver of tuition and general fees is provided for an education major; renewable if a 3.3 grade point average is maintained on at least 30 credit hours completed annually.

Technical Skills Scholarship – This full scholarship award is available to students from any high school in the East Central College taxing and service district 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.  The scholarship is renewable for a second year if a 3.3 grade point average is maintained on at least 30 credit hours completed annually.

A partial scholarship award is available to students from any high school in the East Central College taxing and service district 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 grade point average is maintained on at least 30 credit hours completed annually.

College Completion Scholarship – This award is for students who are within 12 credit hours of degree or certificate completion.  Awards will not exceed the amount equal to in-district tuition and common fees charges for one course.

Recipient Eligibility

a.  Must be 12 credits or less away from degree completion.

b.  Must have a cumulative grade point average or 2.0 or above.

c.  Must not receive federal or state grants or loans, nor third-party forms of payment

 Operation: Graduation! Scholarship – This one-time, $500 award is for students who are meeting the 15 to Finish timeline toward degree completion within the first two years of college coursework following high school graduation.

Recipient Eligibility

a.  Student must complete 30 credit hours during a one-year period at ECC.

b.  Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or above.