Every year, El Camino College students receive more than 550 scholarships worth over $600,000. Many scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and textbooks. Like grants, they don’t have to be repaid.
Diverse 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 scholarships from other sources.
Access the El Camino College Foundation Online Scholarship Application through MyECC. Log in with your MyECC username and ID and click the “scholarship application” link.
The scholarship application is open from August through December every year.
If you are currently enrolled, have a 2.0 GPA or better and have completed, or are in the process of completing, a minimum of six graded credit units at El Camino College - you are eligible to apply!
Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and cover tuition, books, fees and supplies. Last year, over $625,000 in scholarships was awarded to more than 500 El Camino College students.
Log on to MyECC and click on “Scholarship Application" under the "ECC Links" menu.
The deadline to submit an application: December 19, 2021.
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All students who’ve completed at least six graded units of El Camino College coursework with a GPA of 2.0 or better are eligible. You must be enrolled in at least six units to receive a scholarship.
Incoming first-year students registered for at least six units can apply for scholarships. You’ll have completed your initial coursework by the time scholarship application reviews begin.
Follow this advice to improve your chances of winning a scholarship, whether from El Camino or another source:
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 can’t 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.