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INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

East Central Community College is committed to providing financial resources and assistance to students based on excellence in scholarship, performance, and/or service. As such, the College provides Institutional Scholarships to eligible students. Institutional Scholarships are comprised of five (5) major categories of awards: (A) Scholastic-Based Scholarships; (B) Performance-and/or Service-Based Scholarships; (C) Athletic Scholarships; (D) the Employee Tuition Waiver Scholarship; and (E) Non-Traditional Student Scholarship. Effective Fall 2018, the College will set a cap of $3,500 per semester for Institutional Scholarships received from these 5 categories for in-state students and a cap of $4,550 per semester for Institutional Scholarships received from these 5 categories for out-of-state students.

A. SCHOLASTIC-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIPS – Achievement Recognition Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who receive the following honors: Miss East Central Mississippi, Miss Hospitality, Miss Newton County, Choctaw Indian Princess, in-district Distinguished Young Women winners, Miss Neshoba County and Miss Morton. Effective Fall 2018, a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to those eligible students who enroll as full-time students at East Central Community College the fall semester immediately following high school graduation or the first regular semester after having received the High School Equivalence (HSE). The scholarships will be available to the students for four (4) consecutive semesters provided each student maintains a 3.0 or higher grade point average GPA each semester. Any student, who does not maintain the required 3.0 GPA and is removed from scholarship, may have the scholarship reinstated by earning the required 3.0 G.P.A. the following semester.

ACT SCHOLARSHIPS – Effective Fall 2018 for incoming freshmen, the ACT Scholarships listed below will be available to any student who enrolls full-time at East Central Community College the fall semester immediately following high school graduation or the first regular semester after having received the High School Equivalency (HSE). The ACT Scholarship will be available to the student for four (4) consecutive semesters provided the student maintains a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) each semester. Any student who does not maintain the required 3.0 GPA and is removed from the scholarship may have the scholarship reinstated by earning the required 3.0 G.P.A. the following semester. Students who meet all eligibility requirements and are interested in receiving this scholarship must submit their ACT scores to the Office of Admissions.

  • ACT Composite (20-23) – Dean’s Award: A scholarship in the amount of one-half in-state tuition will be awarded each semester to the eligible student.
  • ACT Composite (24-28) – President’s Award: A scholarship in the amount of in-state tuition will be awarded each semester to the eligible student.
  • ACT Composite (29-36) – Board of Trustees’ Award: A full scholarship in the amount of in-state tuition, room and board will be awarded each semester to the eligible student.

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION SKILLS SCHOLARSHIPS – These scholarships are available in the skill areas, which are part of programs offered at East Central. To receive an FBLA, SkillsUSA, HOSA, DECA, FFA, TSA scholarship the student must enroll as a full-time student at East Central Community College the fall semester following his/her high school graduation. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must graduate from an accredited public or private high school or an ECCC-recognized home school. A “graduate” is defined as an individual who has earned a regular high school diploma, occupational diploma, career-pathways diploma, or who has completed a course of study from an ECCC-recognized home school. The graduate must reside in one of the five counties served by ECCC (Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, or Winston). Effective Fall 2018, students must also be enrolled in a Career & Technical Education program to be eligible to receive this scholarship. 

Students who meet the criteria above may be awarded one of the following scholarships:

  1. A scholarship of one-half in-state tuition per semester for four (4) semesters will be awarded to the first place winners in the skill contest from the District SkillsUSA Mississippi Competition, District HOSA Competition, District DECA Competition, District FFA Competition, and District TSA Competition.
  2. A scholarship in the amount of in-state tuition per semester for four (4) semesters will be awarded to the first place winners in the skills contest from the State SkillsUSA Mississippi Competition, State FBLA Competition, State HOSA Competition, State DECA Competition, State FFA Competition, and State TSA Competition.
  3. A full scholarship (in-state tuition, room and board) per semester for four (4) semesters will be awarded to the first place winners in the skills contest from the National High School SkillsUSA Competition, National FBLA Competition, National HOSA Competition, National DECA Competition, National FFA Competition, and National TSA Competition.
  4. A scholarship in the amount of in-state tuition per semester for two (2) semesters will be awarded to current ECCC students who win first place in State SkillsUSA or PBL competitions and compete at the national level. These scholarships will be valid only for the year following the state competitions.
  5. A full scholarship (in-state tuition, room and board) scholarship per semester for two (2) semesters will be awarded to current ECCC students who win first place in National SkillsUSA or PBL competitions. These scholarships will be valid only for the year following national competitions.

To retain the FBLA, SkillsUSA, HOSA, DECA, FFA or TSA, a student must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) each semester. Any student who does not maintain a 3.0 GPA and is removed from the scholarship may have the scholarship reinstated by earning the required 3.0 G.P.A. the following semester.

Note: Students who receive multiple Career & Technical Education Skills and/or Career & Technical Education Leadership scholarships will only receive the one scholarship that benefits him/her most.

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is available to students that have demonstrated leadership abilities in their high school career-technical programs. To receive a Career & Technical Education Leadership Scholarship, the student must enroll full-time at East Central Community College the fall semester following high school graduation. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must graduate from an accredited public or private high school or an ECCC-recognized home school. A “graduate” is defined as an individual who has earned a regular high school diploma, occupational diploma, career-pathways diploma, or who has completed a course of study from an ECCC-recognized home school. The graduate must reside in one of the five counties served by ECCC (Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, or Winston). Effective Fall 2018, students must also be enrolled in a Career & Technical Education program to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

A scholarship of one-half in-state tuition per semester for four (4) semesters may be awarded to the outstanding senior student from each Cluster Area of the six career/technical centers in the East Central Community College District. The recipient will be selected by the Director and teachers at each center in consultation with East Central’s administrative team and instructors.

To retain the Outstanding Student Scholarship, a student must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) each semester. Any student who does not maintain a 3.0 GPA and is removed from the scholarship may have the scholarship reinstated by earning the required 3.) G.P.A. the following semester.

SALUTATORIAN SCHOLARSHIPS – Effective Fall 2018 for incoming freshmen, a scholarship in the amount of $500 per semester will be available to the salutatorians of Mississippi high schools who enroll full-time at East Central Community College the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. In the case of a tie, each student will be awarded the scholarship. The Salutatorian Scholarship will be available to the students(s) for four (4) consecutive semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) each semester. Any student who does not maintain a 3.0 GPA and is removed from the scholarship may have the scholarship reinstated by earning the required 3.0 G.P.A. the following semester.

STAR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS – Effective Fall 2018 for incoming freshmen, a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be available to the Star Students of Mississippi high schools who enroll full-time at East Central Community College the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. In the case of a tie, each student will be awarded the scholarship. The Star Student Scholarship will be available to the student(s) for four (4) consecutive semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) each semester. Any student who does not maintain a 3.0 GPA and is removed from the scholarship may have the scholarship reinstated by earning the required 3.0 G.P.A. the following semester.

VALEDICTORIAN SCHOLARSHIPS – Effective Fall 2018 for incoming freshmen, a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be available to the valedictorians of Mississippi high schools who enroll full-time at East Central Community College the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. In the case of a tie, each student will be awarded the scholarship. The Valedictorian Scholarship will be available to the students(s) for four (4) consecutive semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) each semester. Any student who does not maintain a 3.0 GPA and is removed from the scholarship may have the scholarship reinstated by earning the required 3.0 G.P.A. the following semester.

B. PERFORMANCE- &/OR SERVICE-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

ART SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS – The Art Department awards up to twelve (12) art service scholarships per semester in the amount of one-half in-state tuition to full-time students majoring in art who meet the established criteria. Recipients must: 

  1. Declare art as their major,
  2. Enroll as full-time students,
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA, and
  4. Submit a portfolio of five (5) works.

These scholarships are service-based. Therefore, in order to receive this scholarship recipients will be required to provide service to the College. These services include, but are not limited to,: (a) Assisting with set designs for the dinner theater and musical productions; (b) Designing layouts for art shows, drama productions or the like; and/or (c) Serving as studio assistants for all art courses and performing the following tasks: cleaning, organizing, and monitoring the students use of the spaces.

BAND SCHOLARSHIPS – The Band Scholarships are awarded by the band director to full-time students. The scholarships are awarded by audition for marching band, concert band, jazz band, and Centralettes. Scholarship amounts vary depending upon participation in the various groups.

CHEERLEADER SCHOLARSHIPS – Cheerleader Scholarships are awarded to sixteen students (16) students who are selected by a committee. The amount of each scholarship is the cost of in-state tuition per semester.

COLLEGIANS SCHOLARSHIPS – Collegians Scholarships are awarded to up to twenty-four (24) students for Instrumental, Vocalist, and Technician positions following an audition at the beginning of the Fall semester. The amount of each scholarship is the cost of in-state tuition per semester.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS – Music scholarships are awarded in the following areas:

Music Majors: Scholarships are awarded to eight (8) vocal and instrumental majors who demonstrate exceptional abilities each year, provided that they meet the criteria established by the department. The amount of each scholarship is the cost of in-state tuition per semester. To be eligible for this scholarship, recipients must:

  1. Declare music as their major,
  2. Audition before the music faculty,
  3. Enroll as full-time students,
  4. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
  5. Perform as a member of a major performing group on campus (i.e., Band, Collegians, Voce or Choir, etc.).

Voce: The Choral Department awards fourteen (14) scholarships to students who are selected, through audition, to sing with the Voce, a small vocal ensemble. The amount of each scholarship is the cost of in-state tuition per semester.

Concert Choir: A maximum of seventy (70) scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are members of the concert choir. The amount of each scholarship is one-half the cost of in-state tuition per semester.

TOM-TOM SCHOLARSHIPS – TOM-TOM Scholarships are awarded to the editor and the assistant editor of the College’s student newspaper. The editor will be awarded an in-state tuition scholarship and the assistant editor will be awarded a one-half in-state tuition scholarship during the semesters that the students hold the positions of editor or assistant editor.

WO-HE-LO SCHOLARSHIPS – WO-HE-LO Scholarships are awarded to the editor and the assistant editor of the College’s yearbook. The editor will be awarded an in-state tuition scholarship and the assistant editor will be awarded a one-half in-state tuition scholarship during the semesters that the students hold the positions of editor or assistant editor.

ATHLETIC TEAM AND DEPARTMENT MANAGERS – A manager for an athletic team at East Central Community College (ECCC) performs traditional managerial duties related to equipment, laundry, hydration, etc., as assigned by the head coach and/or assistant coach. Scholarships are awarded to full-time students selected for these positions by the head coach of each sport. The number of athletic team managers and scholarship amounts for the athletic team managers vary dependent upon the sport and assigned responsibilities. A manager for the Athletic Department at ECCC performs various duties to assist all sports as assigned by the Dean of Athletics and Personnel Services.

C. ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS – All Athletic Scholarships are awarded by the respective coaches in baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and women’s softball. The student-athlete must meet the eligibility requirements of East Central Community College, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The scholarships are awarded in whole dollar amounts up to a full scholarship, to include tuition, fees, room, and board for the Division I sports of basketball and football. For the Division II sports of baseball, golf, soccer, tennis and women’s softball, scholarships are awarded each semester in whole dollar amounts up to the amount of tuition and fees.

D. EMPLOYEE TUITION WAIVER SCHOLARSHIP

EMPLOYEE TUITION WAIVER SCHOLARSHIP – All full-time employees and members of their immediate families (spouses, never-married sons and daughters who live at the home of the employee), or surviving unmarried minor children of a full-time employee who dies while under contract to the College, may be given a scholarship covering the cost of in-state tuition while attending East Central Community College. These scholarships will not exceed the equivalent of four semesters and two summer sessions per individual. This policy applies only to in-state tuition, does not include fees or costs of textbooks or special supplies, and does not apply to special summer camps or special interest programs for children under college age. For full-time employees of the College who enroll in credit courses, this policy applies to tuition, I.D. fee, technology fee, and registration fee.

E. NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

AGE 65 PLUS TUITION SCHOLARSHIP – A scholarship in the amount of in-state tuition will be available for any adult 65 years of age or older who enrolls at East Central Community College. The recipient will be required to meet admission requirements and will be responsible for all other applicable fees. In order to receive the scholarship, the student must complete a scholarship application form and submit it to the Office of the Vice President for Student Services for eligibility to be verified.

CAREER-TECHNICAL NON-TRADITIONAL GENDER SCHOLARSHIPS – These scholarships are available in non-traditional gender programs, as specified by Federal Guidelines, for which the scholarships are awarded. One scholarship in the amount of one-half in-state tuition will be presented to two students enrolled in each program that is classified as non-traditional gender each fall. To receive the scholarship the student must be enrolled in a non-traditional gender program. The student must enroll full-time at East Central Community College the fall semester immediately following high school graduation and continue in the non-traditional program. The scholarship will be available for four (4) consecutive semesters if the student meets all other requirements.

To retain the non-traditional gender scholarship, the student must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) each semester and remain in the non-traditional specified program. Any student who does not maintain a 3.0 GPA or withdraws from the non-traditional specified program will be removed from the scholarship. The scholarship will be reinstated if the student earns a 3.0 GPA the following semester or returns to the non-traditional specified program.  

Recipients will be chosen by a committee composed of the Director of Career & Technical Educations, an Instructional Counselor, and an instructor in the Career & Technical Education area. The Director of the Career & Technical Education will be responsible for notifying qualified high school students as to the availability of the scholarships.

FIRST COURSE FREE SCHOLARSHIP – East Central Community College provides a scholarship to encourage adults who have not previously attended college to enroll. Any adult in the ECCC five-county district registering as a part-time student, who has not previously enrolled in college, and who otherwise meets requirements may take the first college credit course tuition free at any location in the district. The student will be responsible for any applicable fees.

For purposes of this scholarship, an adult is anyone 21 years of age or older who has graduated from high school or who has passed the GED Test and has been out of high school for more than one year. The tuition scholarship will be awarded for the first course only. In order to receive the scholarship, the student must complete a scholarship application form and submit it to the Vice President for Student Services for the student’s eligibility to be verified.

NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT TUITION SCHOLARSHIP FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS – The non-traditional student tuition scholarship will be available to any qualified Mississippi resident 23 years of age or older at the time of initial enrollment, who enrolls full-time at East Central Community College in Decatur. The scholarship will be available to the student for three (3) consecutive semesters following the first fifteen semester hours earned as either a part-time or full-time student at East Central. To be eligible, a recipient:

  1. Must enroll as a full-time academic or technical student on the Decatur campus;
  2. Must have earned all previous college credit as a student at East Central;
  3. Must have earned a minimum of 15 semester hours but no more than 21 semester hours of college credit as either a full-time or part-time student at East Central Community College;
  4. Must have demonstrated the capacity and a strong desire to obtain a college education by maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher for each previous semester at East Central;
  5. Must complete a scholarship application form and submit it to the Vice President for Student Services’ office; and,
  6. Must show potential for leadership, academic excellence, and have high moral standards and good character as documented by two letters of recommendation.

Recipients will be selected by the College Scholarship Committee from students who meet the criteria listed above. Proceeds from the scholarship will be credited to the recipients’ account in the Business Office and may be used to pay for in-state tuition only. Any student awarded the non-traditional student scholarship must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) each semester and must remain enrolled as a full-time student to retain the scholarship. Any student who does not maintain a 3.0 GPA and is removed from the scholarship may have the scholarship reinstated by earning the required 3.0 G.P.A. the following semester.

ENDOWED AND OTHER SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Endowed and Other Special Scholarships are funded by individual and group donations and are made available to eligible students according to each scholarship’s guidelines. Please note that applications for these scholarships are released in early February of each calendar year and are due in mid-March. Please contact Student Services for specific dates. The ECCC Scholarship Committee will select these scholarships unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description. A complete list of the endowed and annual scholarships and their descriptions can be found in the current College Catalog.