A wonderful scholarship opportunity for women pursuing a career in manufacturing, thanks to Carhartt and the band Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands.

East Central College is one of only five community colleges nationwide to receive $50,000 in support women through the Carhartt “For the Love of Labor” grant. ECC established a scholarship to help female students pay for some of the costs of an Advanced Manufacturing program.


Who is eligible for the “For the Love of Labor” grant?

A female student registered in at least one class in Welding, Precision Machining, Industrial Engineering Technology and/or Heating and Air-Conditioning program.

What will the scholarship pay for?

Tuition, Fees, Books, Took Kit and a stipend. The stipend can be used for other expenses, transportation, day care, program technology.

Is there a GPA requirement?

No specific GPA requirement to be awarded a scholarship.

Do I need additional financial aid?

The student must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for the scholarship.

What is the scholarship application deadline?

The deadline is Thursday, August 1, at noon.

Already a student?

If you are already an ECC student and interested in the Carhartt/AWMH scholarship, complete the scholarship form. (Sign in using your standard ECC account info.)

Carhartt/AWMH Scholarship Form


Contact Gayle Bailey, Financial Aid Advisor


Are you new to ECC?

For more information on how to take advantage of the Carhartt/AWMH scholarship, contact Gayle Bailey at 636-584-6563 or

Videos and St. Louis Television Profiles

Carhartt grant story at KMOV First Alert 4