A diverse array of scholarships recognize academic achievement, financial needs, leadership and community service, affiliation with campus clubs and organizations, and international students. Learn how to apply for ECC scholarships and get general advice on pursuing external scholarships from other sources.
In 2023, El Camino College students were awarded more than 600 scholarships totaling nearly $900,000. Many scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and textbooks. Like grants, they do not have to be repaid. The Scholarship Application is open during the fall semester and scholarships are awarded the following spring.
Scholarship Application Open Period:
The 2025-26 Scholarship Application opens on Monday, September 9, 2024 and closes Sunday, December 1, 2024
The 2024-25 Scholarship Application is now closed. The 2025-26 Scholarship Application will open on September 9, 2024.
Improve your chances of earning a scholarship, whether from El Camino or other sources:
International students aren’t eligible for state or federal financial aid, making private and institutional resources like scholarships even more important.
Once you receive an ECC scholarship, make sure to activate it. Scholarships cover expenses for award years only—they cannot be applied to past expenses.
See complete instructions for activating your scholarship.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When researching non-ECC scholarships, look out for these warning signs:
See the Federal Trade Commission for more information or to report scholarship scams.