ECMC Scholars Program

Most scholarship programs just hand out checks. We do more than that.

Our candidates go through a rigorous two-year mentoring program in their junior and senior years of high school. If they succeed in the program, they can earn up to $6,000 for college.

By reaching students early in high school, the ECMC Scholars Program gives students the skills and resources to realize their college goals. Developed for students in Oregon, Virginia and Connecticut, the ECMC Scholars Program:

  • Targets students who have potential but not necessarily the best test scores or grades
  • Gives students extra support during their junior and senior years
  • Pairs students with mentors who help them build strong study and social skills
  • Awards $4,000 to each successful ECMC Scholar for their first year of college
  • Provides $2,000 to qualifying ECMC Scholars for their second year of college

We are proud of all of our ECMC Scholars and honored by the hard work of all the educators at our participating schools.

Virginia ECMC Scholars

Since 2005, over 1,200 graduating seniors have started college with stronger academic skills and $6,000. We have committed almost $8 million to Virginia ECMC Scholars. There are eight Virginia... Read more >

Since 2005, over 1,200 graduating seniors have started college with stronger academic skills and $6,000. We have committed almost $8 million to Virginia ECMC Scholars. There are eight Virginia public high schools eligible to nominate ECMC Scholars.

Participating schools

  • Buckingham County High School
  • Ridgeview High School
  • Eastside High School
  • Harrisonburg High School
  • King and Queen Central High School
  • Sussex Central High School
  • William Fleming High School
  • Woodrow Wilson High School

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Oregon ECMC Scholars

Since 2008, over 760 graduating seniors have started college with stronger academic skills and $6,000. We have committed almost $5 million to Oregon ECMC Scholars. There are eight Oregon... Read more >

Since 2008, over 760 graduating seniors have started college with stronger academic skills and $6,000. We have committed almost $5 million to Oregon ECMC Scholars. There are eight Oregon public high schools eligible to nominate ECMC Scholars.

Participating schools

  • Centennial Learning Center
  • Illinois Valley High School
  • La Pine High School
  • Madison High School
  • Milwaukie High School
  • Pendleton High School
  • Willamette High School
  • Woodburn High School

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Connecticut ECMC Scholars

Since 2012, over 460 graduating seniors have started college with stronger academic skills and $6,000. We have committed almost $3 million to Connecticut ECMC Scholars. There are eight.... Read more >

Since 2012, over 460 graduating seniors have started college with stronger academic skills and $6,000. We have committed almost $3 million to Connecticut ECMC Scholars. There are eight Connecticut public high schools eligible to nominate ECMC Scholars.

Participating schools

  • Ansonia High School
  • Bristol Eastern High School
  • Central High School
  • Danbury High School
  • East Hartford High School
  • Emmett O'Brien Technical High School
  • New Britain High School
  • Stamford High School

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