Scholarship Support

The El Camino College Foundation awarded over $910,000 in scholarships to 650 students for fall 2024!

Providing Opportunities for Student Success

Scholarships are an ideal way to support student success at El Camino College. 

Unquestionably, the Foundation’s generous supporters make this program possible, enabling a growing number of deserving students to achieve their educational goals.

Types of Scholarships

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Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Bemis (far right) with scholarship recipient Adrian Menedez (center) and his parents.Donate

Scholarships through the Foundation support El Camino students and meet the needs of our diverse student population.

Scholarship types include:

  • Discipline specific
  • Reward academic excellence
  • Extended to students from local high schools
  • Intended for transferring students to four-year colleges or universities to continue their education
  • Support earnest students with a financial need who just do not meet federal or state assistance requirements

Scholarships help students with tuition, fees, textbooks and other educational expenses. They serve current El Camino students on their path toward a two-year degree or vocational/certificate program, and students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution. 

View Scholarship Recipients


Annual Scholarships

Annual scholarships are supported through community contributions from individuals and corporations. The number of scholarships and award amount varies from year to year. Scholarships are awarded to students at a minimum of $1,000 per year.

Endowed Scholarships

Establishing an endowment provides permanent, sustainable funding for scholarships. Annual earnings are carefully reinvested to support scholarships in the future.


OSHER Scholarships 

(California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment)

A historic gift that changes the lives of community college students throughout the state.


External Scholarships 

Check out these External Scholarship opportunities that are available through our community partners!

Donate or Create Your Own Scholarship

The Foundation has numerous established scholarships donors can contribute to, or we can work directly with you to establish a new scholarship.

Interested in establishing a scholarship at El Camino College? Please contact Andrea Sala, Executive Director at