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Scholarship Criteria: • Student/students enrolled in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math as these students will be full-time ELAC students having already completed 24 credits, focusing on Female student/students • GPA of 2.0 or Higher • 500-WORD Essay on the Subject: How My Education Will Enable me to Give Back to My Community • Graduates of the following high schools only- Alhambra, Gabrielino, Mark Keppel, Ramona Convent Secondary School, Schurr, Montebello, San Gabriel, San Gabriel Mission, South Pasadena.

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The Robillon Scholarship (in honor of the mother of retired professor David Morin) is intended to provide assistance an outstanding student majoring in Child, Family, and Education Studies. This scholarship is solely supported by the generosity and continued commitment of Betty Morin.

Criteria
• Child, Family, Education Studies major
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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The Anna Kiledjian Scholarship encourages and rewards students who take the initiative to perform research in cancer and who express a desire to go into the field of cancer research as a career.

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Blanca Flanagan Rios Scholarship Endowment was established to help full-time students with financial feed and have knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Mexican culture and history.

Criteria
• Successfully completed one or more of the following courses: o Chicano Studies 7: The Mexican-American in the History of the United States I o Chicano Studies 19: History of Mexico o Chicano Studies 42: Contemporary Mexican Literature o Chicano Studies 44: Mexican Civilization o Chicano Studies 51: Mexican Art-Pre-Columbian and Colonial o Chicano Studies 52: Mexican Art-Modern o Dance Techniques 421 and 422: Mexican Folklorico I and II o Music 132: Music of Mexico o Spanish 12: Contemporary Mexican Literature o Spanish 16: Mexican Civilization
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• ELAC Fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
• Financial Need: Student must be receiving the California College Promise Grant (Formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver BOG)

Award $1,000.00

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Developed by Dean Gayle Brosseau to honor the Boyle/O'Boyle name at ELAC and to provide scholarships for outstanding students in any program that offers career-technical AA/AS degrees or certificates. The ELAC Foundation provided matching funds to support this endowment.

Criteria
• Career Technical Education Major
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Must be eligible for financial aid

Award $500.00

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Created by Dean Gayle Brosseau as an opportunity to support outstanding veterans attending ELAC in the CTE programs. The ELAC Foundation provided matching funds to support this endowment.

Criteria
• All majors
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Proof of Veteran's Status (Military ID or DD214)
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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As the Dean of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Advancement at East Los Angeles College (ELAC), Bryan C. Ventura oversees institutional research, planning, professional development, distance education, a Title V grant, and learning assessment. Mr. Ventura believes that research can help institutions become more equitable and just, and strives to produce high quality, reliable, and practical research to advance student equity and success. Mr. Ventura joined the RP Group Board in July 2020 and represents the Los Angeles County region. Mr. Ventura also teaches as an adjunct faculty for the Child, Family, and Education Studies department at ELAC. He earned a BA in Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and his MA in Education with an emphasis on Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Thanks to the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation, thousands of California Community College students, like you, may receive an Osher Scholarship as part of the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment. Mr. Osher’s vision is to “not only benefit the community college students of today but countless more for years to come. East Los Angeles College Foundation participated in the FCCC/Osher matching fund Initiative and currently has over $1.8 million dollars in an endowment fund that is designated for East Los Angeles College students. That was accomplished through the diligent fundraising efforts of the ELAC Foundation staff and Board of Directors. ELAC will award $113,000 in scholarships in perpetuity. Note: Due to scholarship restrictions, a student that was awarded a CCCSE Scholarship in the Fall cannot be awarded a second CCCSE scholarship in the same academic year.

Criteria
• All majors
• 2.8 or higher GPA
• Student attending spring 2021 semester must have completed 24 or more degree applicable semester units at the time of the initial scholarship disbursement.
• Student must be enrolled in ELAC during all terms in which the award remains active.
• Student must have received a CCPG California College Promise Grant.

Award $600.00

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Circle K International is college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to community service worldwide.

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This scholarship recognizes and awards $25,000 in scholarship funds over four years, in $1,000 increments, to students enrolled in eligible energy career pathways at East Los Angeles College (ELAC) with the mission of preparing them to make a positive impact on their communities and the world.

Criteria
• ELAC student must be enrolled in any of the following courses, pathway programs, and certifications at ELAC: Engineering Technology, Electronics & Electric Technology, Architect & Architectural Technology, Drafting Technology, and Manufacturing & Product Design.
• Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.
• Intent to transfer.
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $1,000.00

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The Robillon Scholarship (in honor of the mother of retired professor David Morin) is intended to provide assistance an outstanding student majoring in Child, Family, and Education Studies. This scholarship is solely supported by the generosity and continued commitment of Betty Morin.

Criteria
• Child, Family, Education Studies major
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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Founded by former Mathematics professor and Administrator, David Morin, the scholarship is available to Mathematics majors who completed at least 4 semesters with 12 units/semester at ELAC. This scholarship is solely supported through the generosity and long-term commitment of David Morin.

Criteria
• Mathematics major
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Completed 4 semesters at ELAC (at least 12 units each)
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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Alumni, former members of the Delta Sigma Sorority, raise funds to provide scholarships to ELAC students. The ELAC Foundation supports this scholarship, matching funds.

Criteria
• Education major
• 3.5 or higher GPA
• Transfer to four-year institution
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Donald L. Sandlin, a Professor in the ELAC Business Department for nearly 50 years. A great believer in education, he was a committed, enthusiastic teacher who strove to inspire his students to learn and to be successful. The goal of the scholarship is to provide assistance to students who are motivated to make use of their Business education as they enter the workforce.

Criteria
• Business Major
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Intent to Transfer
• Essay
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award
$500.00

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Upon his retirement, ELAC Administrator Dave Fisher requested that donations be made to the East Los Angeles College Foundation to establish a scholarship fund. Through payroll deduction, other administrators have participated in order to institutionalize the ELAC Administrators' Scholarship Award.

Criteria
• All majors
• 3.5 or higher GPA
• Transfer to four-year institution
• Essay regarding career/educational goals
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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A portion of ELAC faculty and staff payroll deductions have been set aside for undocumented students, to help them financially while they complete their educational requirements.

Criteria
• All majors
• 2.5 GPA
• Transfer to a four-year university
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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Faculty members of the English department have contributed funds to honor an outstanding student who has excelled in Reading courses. This scholarship is open to all students regardless of their legal residency status.

Criteria
• All majors
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Completion of at least one of the following courses within the last year with an A or B (or received a passing grade if the course was graded on a credit/no credit basis): Reading 19, Reading 25, Reading 29, Reading 101
• Essay describing educational and career goals along with any challenges overcome to pursue a higher education
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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Faculty members of the English department have contributed funds to honor an outstanding student who has excelled in transfer-level English courses. This scholarship is open to all students regardless of their legal residency status.

Criteria
• All majors
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Completion of at least one of the following courses within the last year with an A or B: English 101, English 102, English 103
• Essay describing educational and career goals along with any challenges overcome to pursue a higher education
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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Faculty members of the English department have contributed funds to honor an outstanding student who has excelled in developmental English courses. This scholarship is open to all students regardless of their legal residency status.

Criteria
• All majors
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Completion of at least one of the following courses within the last year with an A or B (or received a passing grade if the course was graded on a credit/no credit basis): English 19, English 21, English 28
• Essay describing educational and career goals along with any challenges overcome to pursue a higher education
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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Faculty members of the English department have contributed funds to honor an outstanding student who has excelled in ESL courses. This scholarship is open to all students regardless of their legal residency status.

Criteria
• All majors
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Completion of at least one of the following courses within the last year with an A or B (or received a passing grade if the course was graded on a credit/no credit basis): ESL 3A, ESL 4A, ESL 5A, ESL 6A, ESL 8
• Essay describing educational and career goals along with any challenges overcome to pursue a higher education.
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $1,000.00

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The Tina Benavides Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 to recognize students who are pursuing degrees in Child Development or Education at East Los Angeles College. After raising her children, Ernestina Benavides became a Teacher’s Assistant for several years and then returned to college to become an elementary teacher. She earned her AA degree in her fifties, BA and Multiple Subjects teaching credential degree in her sixties, and her Master’s degree in her seventies. She would want to encourage all ages to pursue higher education as the key to success.

Criteria
• Study in the fields of Child Development or Liberal Studies
• 2.0 or higher GPA
• ELAC student (taking 6 or more units at ELAC)
• Completed 24 units or more
• Intention to transfer to a four-year institution
• One letters of recommendation from college faculty or community agency.

Award $500.00

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A memorial to Genice Everhart, a beloved English/ESL instructor who passed away suddenly, was established in 2011. The long-term commitment to this scholarship stems from the dedicated fundraising of English faculty, augmented by contributions of friends and family of Genice Everhart.

Criteria
• ELAC ESL student
• 3.2 or higher GPA
• Must be eligible for financial aid
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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Who should apply?
To be considered for a scholarship, you must:
• Be a current ELAC student and must have completed at least 12 units or more at East Los Angeles College with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
• Have demonstrated a significant pattern of volunteer service to East Los Angeles College and its surrounding communities
• Be actively involved and engaged as volunteer leaders in initiatives and programs that positively impact both ELAC and the communities it serves. Examples include college student clubs, community initiatives and programs, the ELAC Alumni Association, etc.

Criteria
• Demonstrate the need for financial assistance;
• Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher;
• Completed application, together with all required documents, must be postmarked no later than the published deadline.

Requirements
• Complete Online Application (Click Here)
• Attach a recent copy of transcripts (unofficial accepted) for all your college work, including Spring 2021 courses;
• Complete the supplemental Question (details noted below)

Supplemental Question (500 words total). Answer any or all of the following:
• How do you think your volunteerism has impacted ELAC students and the communities ELAC serves?
• What significant challenge or setback have you faced, and how has it impacted you?
• What would you do if you were the “Mayor of East LA”?

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The Gladys German Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships to ELAC students who are Lincoln High School graduates. Funds are provided through funds distributed from the California Community Foundation.

Criteria
• All majors
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Lincoln High School Graduate
• Essay
• Two letters of recommendation from college faculty

Award $1,000.00

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The Social Sciences Department, in partnership with the ELAC Foundation, sponsors the Helen Miller Bailey Scholarship.

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Joseph Johnson attended ELAC, and in 1999 donated a $20,000 endowment to the ELAC Foundation to help future teachers reach their educational goals. He requested the award be granted to a student coming from a single parent family, recognizing that financial challenges are greater in such families. The ELAC Foundation continues to supplement this scholarship with unrestricted funds, when interest income from the endowment is insufficient.

Criteria
• Educational major
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• ELAC Fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
• Completed 24 units
• Must have received California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG fee waiver)
• Plans to become a teacher
• From a single parent family
• Essay regarding career/educational goals

Award $500.00

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The Jose Blas Sanchez Gonzalez Scholarship Memorial Fund will pay tribute to His legacy to provide new students the same opportunities He provided others during his life.

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The East Los Angeles College Foundation developed the Johnson T. Liu Scholarship Endowment as a byproduct of hosting the Asian Scholarship Banquet. The Foundation hosted a dinner to raise money for scholarships that would be awarded to resident and non-resident students of ELAC. Johnson Liu, a keynote speaker for the dinner made a gift to the Foundation to permanently endow a scholarship under his name. The award is established to help students to reach their educational goals by providing financial assistance to further their academic education.

Criteria
• All majors
• 3.50 or higher GPA
• ELAC Fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
• 24 Units Completed
• Must have received the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver)
• Plans to transfer to a 4-year institution.
• Submit a one-page typed essay regarding your educational/career plan.

Award $500.00

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Leslie C. Conwell was a graduate of ELAC. She attended Sacred Heart of Mary High School and received her AA at ELAC in 1953. Her major was Physical Education. After transferring to UCLA and receiving her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, she taught school for a short time and then entered into Physical Therapy as her vocation. The Leslie C. Conwell Scholarships are being offered to several outstanding full-time students at ELAC who are majoring in kinesiology or have a strong interest in physical therapy as a study.

Criteria
• Kinesiology major
• 2.5 or higher GPA
• ELAC fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
• 24 units completed
• Must have received the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver)
• Transfer to a four-year institution
• Must demonstrate satisfactory progress in their studies during the time period the scholarship is provided
• Applicant must submit a completed application and short autobiography
• Two letters of recommendation with at least one from a campus faculty or staff

Award $500.00

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The Los Angeles Chinese Woman's Club Scholarship was established through a donation through the English Department for students in the ESL program.

Criteria
• Must be an ELAC ESL student
• Must plan to continue taking ESL classes at ELAC
• Must be eligible for financial aid
• The scholarship is used specifically for books, supplies and tuition.

Award $500.00

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Ms. Mentel was a beloved English literature teacher who taught at ELAC in the 1990's. A memorial scholarship was established by her husband and there is continued support from current faculty/ former students.

Criteria
• English major
• 3.2 or higher GPA
• Completed 30 units
• Completed English 101; enrolled in English Department Literature course
• Transferring to four-year institution
• Essay should include your personal and education history and discussion of how this scholarship would benefit your career/educational goals
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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The Offenberg Family Trust bequeathed a large endowment in honor of Dr. Offenberg, who maintained a medical practice and served the community for many years. The award recognizes that there is more to success than a "high GPA" and that students who are not at the top of their class academically also deserve a chance.

Criteria
• All majors
• 2.0 or higher GPA
• Former High School graduates of Garfield, Roosevelt, Montebello, Vail, Schurr, Don Bosco or Cantwell/Sacred Heart of Mary
• Essay about your educational goals, hardships, or other personal experiences you would like to share with the committee

Award $500.00

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Scholarship criteria:
Students who are currently attending ELAC, have a declared major of Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education would be considered. Due to Mercy's 20 + years at Trade Tech and LAUSD, students who have graduated, or are concurrently enrolled in those schools would also be given preference.

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Art Department Scholarship to allow art students to purchase supplies

Criteria
• Study in the fields of studio art major
• 2.5 or higher GPA
• ELAC fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
• Completed 15 units or more

Award $1,000.00

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Developed by President Marvin Martinez to honor his retired Executive Assistant Olga Barnes, for 45 years of dedicated service at East Los Angeles College. Her employment history on campus began when Barnes got hired as a student worker in the president’s office, a job she held on to for a year. Soon after, she got a temporary job as an intermediate clerk typist for plant facilities and was eventually promoted to work in community services as an intermediate clerk stenographer. Finally, in 1994 she settled into her final position as an executive assistant to the Presidents’ of East Los Angeles College. A great believer in education, she was a committed, loyal, enthusiastic individual who strove to inspire students to learn and to be successful. The goal of the scholarship is to assist students to reach their educational goals by providing financial assistance to further their academic education.

Criteria
• Computer Applications and Office Technology Major
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Current ELAC student
• Transfer to a four-year institution
• Currently receiving College Promise Grant
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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Oscar Valeriano was remarkable Vice President at ELAC. He developed the Veterans Resource Center and supported the Veterans at ELAC Student Club as well as numerous other endeavors.

Criteria
• All majors
• 2.5 or higher GPA
• must be Veteran or Homeboys industries Student
• Essay
• 24 completed units
• Currently receiving College Promise Grant
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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The scholarship endowment fund was developed through the Latino Cultural Arts Festival by Rebecca Ramos and Dean Selina Chi, honor Ramon Ramos for his many contributions to the East Los Angeles community. The scholarship is intended for students who have shown a commitment to volunteer service.

Criteria
• All majors
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• ELAC Fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
• 24 units completed
• Student must have received California College Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG fee waiver)
• Community Service, provide documentation
• Must be eligible for financial aid
• Essay regarding your community service/volunteer work

Award $500.00

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This scholarship was established in memory of Professor Emeritus "Bill" Palmer, who established the Automotive Technology Program at ELAC.

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Speaker Anthony Rendon represents the 63rd Assembly District in the California State Assembly. The 63rd Assembly District includes nine cities – Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, South Gate and a northern portion of Long Beach. Prior to serving in the Assembly, Rendon was an educator, non-profit executive director, and environmental activist. He led Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. as Executive Director. The purpose of this scholarship is to reinforce the commitment Speaker Rendon has placed in assisting future generations of community college students over coming barriers and accomplishing their career goals.

Criteria
• Must be a current ELAC student who will continue at ELAC or transfer to a 4 year university;
• Must have completed at least 12 units or more at East Los Angeles College with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better;
• All majors are welcome. Emphasis on Philosophy, Political and Social Science and Career Technical Education majors.

Award $500.00

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The Richard and Cynthia Leza Hispanic Scholarship is for ELAC students currently pursuing pathway programs and certifications at ELAC Computer Technology, Engineering Technology, Electronic & Electric Technology, and Drafting Technology with the intent to transferring to a 4-year university and intent to enroll in Computer or Engineering fields. The Student must demonstrate the need for financial assistance, be a Hispanic from California, have a GPA of equal to or greater than 3.0. The Student must be enrolled full­ time (12 or more units) at ELAC during the terms in which the award remains active.

ELAC students currently pursuing pathway programs, and certifications at ELAC Computer Technology, Engineering Technology, Electronic & Electric Technology, and Drafting Technology with the intent to transferring to a 4-yearuniversity and intent to enroll in Computer or Engineering fields. The Student must demonstrate need for financial assistance, be a Hispanic from California, have a GPA of equal to or greater than 3.0. The Student must be enrolled full­ time (12 or more units) at ELAC during the terms in which the award remains active.

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Criteria
• Computer Technology, Engineering Technology, Electronics & Electric Technology, and Drafting Technology.
• Must demonstrate need for financial assistance.
• Must have completed at least 12 units or more at ELAC with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Student must be enrolled full-time (12 or more units) at ELAC during the terms in which the award remains active
•Intent to transferring to a 4-year university and intent to enroll in Computer or Engineering fields.

Award $500.00

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Dr. Robert E. Cleveland had a passion to inspire students to pursue their dreams. This scholarship was established by Cathy Cleveland, ELAC psychology instructor and daughter of Robert Cleveland. The scholarship will aid fulltime students with high academic and community aspirations, who plan to transfer to a university in the psychological sciences or neuroscience fields.

Criteria
• Psychology Major
• 3.5 GPA
• ELAC fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
• Completed two consecutive, full-time (12 or more units) semesters and taken minimum 12 units of psychology courses at ELAC
• Transfer to four-year institution this Fall (need to show the proof)
• Essay regarding your academic achievements, higher educational goals, community services, and volunteer activities
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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Ernest Hilger, on behalf of the Hilger Family Trust, has established these two scholarships in honor of his most beloved, caring and loving wife, Rosalie of 45 years.

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Scholarship in Honor of Ms. Lydia Rudametkin Counselor at EAST Los Angeles College for 37 years. Lydia’s Career at EAST included Counseling, Dean of Student Service, Academic Senate Representative, EOP’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, Child Development Center, Financial Aid, Admissions Office. Director of The Women’s Center, she provided Counseling and support to Woman of Domestic Violence. Lydia was committed to change lives for students of Domestic Violence. Lydia worked tirelessly with the EAST Los Angeles Women’s Center to ensure woman had an opportunity for education. Her motto “ Education changes your life” In honor of Lydia, ELAC Faculty and staff will leave a legacy of honoring Lydia’s contribution to Student Success with a Scholarship to financially support students who struggle with Domestic Violence and emotional abuse. The Scholarship would provide Women and Men the opportunity to continue their education and transfer to University.

Criteria
• Major in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Transfer student dedicated to continue Lydia’s legacy of supporting students of Domestic Violence.
• 2.5 or higher GPA
• Complete AA Degree
• Student plans to transfer full time or part time
• Express Financial need to continue education
• Essay (Describe how you completed AA Degree and personal obstacles to continue your education, include your major and Career Goals.
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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The SAI Scholarship is made available to provide financial assistance to deserving students who support or advocate for Latino students.

Criteria
• All majors
• ELAC fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
• Resident of Southern California between San Diego and San Luis Obispo
• A willingness to interact with SAI and grants permission to publish award's ceremony photos on SAI website
• Complete an essay on background, interests, goals, and need for award, and indicate how he/she identifies with the Latino culture or the ways he/she supports or advocates for those of Latino descent.
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $500.00

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The Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship is made available to provide financial assistance to students pursuing STEM Majors.

Criteria
• Majors: o Business, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Geology/Earth Science, Computer and Information Services, Engineering Technology, Natural Resources and Conservation, Physical Sciences
• 3.0 GPA
• Essay (600 words) about how you are planning to give back to the community after you acquire your planned degree.
• Transcripts from all schools attended
• Two references (ideally STEM faculty) with their contact information.
• Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status

Award $1,000.00

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