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East Central College Scholarship Program

 

New Scholarship Added for 2014 Spring Semester.  ECC trustees approved establishment of a Student Ambassadors scholarship for spring 2014.  Students selected as ambassadors will serve in a variety of ways and must show exemplary leadership ability.  A strong commitment to the campus community and a willingness to share enthusiasm and pride for the ECC learning experience is also necessary.  A GPA of 2.5 or better is required.  Click here for the application packet. 

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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.

 

A complete list of institutional and ECC Foundation Scholarships is available in PDF format.

 

 

ECC Foundation Scholarships

 

December 1  

 

ECC Merit-Based Scholarship Application Priority Deadline for Fall

Students must submit an ECC Scholarship Application and an Application for Admission by this deadline to be given first consideration for a merit-based scholarship award.  High school seniors must also arrange to have a current transcript sent from their high school by this deadline.  Completion of the FAFSA and additional information will be required after recipients are selected.

 

 

March 15  

 

ECC Need-Based Scholarship Application Priority Deadline for Fall

Students must complete the FAFSA application and submit an ECC Scholarship Application and an Application for Admission by this deadline to be given first consideration for a need-based scholarship award.  High school seniors must also arrange to have a seventh semester 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 Merit-Based Scholarship Application

                      Priority Deadline for Fall

March 15        ECC Need-Based Scholarship Application

                      Priority Deadline for Fall

April 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.

 
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