MONTEREY PARK, CA – On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, East Los Angeles College (ELAC) awarded 278 scholars with $249,950 in scholarships during its Annual 2020-21 Virtual Scholarship Ceremony. These 2021 scholars were honored for their academic and/or service success.
The Ceremony marked the largest in both dollar amounts and number of recipients in the history of ELAC. The amounts were $206,150 awarded from the Foundation, $30,000 from the Associated Student Union (ASU), and $13,800 from the Academic Senate. The Scholarships included the newly established Jose Blas Sanchez Gonzalez Scholarship Memorial Fund, Richard and Cynthia Leza Hispanic Scholarship Endowment, Juan Martinez Outstanding Service Scholarship, and Vince Carlos Moretti GRIT Scholarship.
“ELAC is proud of every one of our scholars who were awarded a scholarship during this ceremony. These students have worked very hard to receive these scholarships. To see the highest number of scholarship recipients in our history is remarkable. I know that each one of them will continue to achieve their academic goals beyond ELAC.” Said ELAC President Alberto J. Román Edison International sponsored the event.
"Edison International is once again proud to not only sponsor the Annual Scholarship event but also to provide over $30,000 in scholarships for our ELAC students," said ELAC Foundation Board President and So CAL Edison Government Relations Manager.
ELAC has served its communities for 75 years providing opportunities for academic and career success. This academic year is a celebration of ELAC's rich history as an institutional change agent supporting many social justice movements as well as to acknowledge its exciting future. To learn more about some of the key alumni in our 75 years of history please click here.
The East Los Angeles College Foundation is dedicated to the philanthropic support of the East Los Angeles College Community and to empowering the communities we serve through our commitment to student success. Through our enduring efforts, the Foundation is Transforming Lives by investing in the next generation of leaders.