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    F_3214- East Los Angeles College Foundation

    To support students with the most financial need who have demonstrated success and commitment in their coursework. This is a two semester award, $500.00 per semester.  This scholarship is awarded in the Fall.
    In order to receive the spring disbursement, the recipient must maintain eligibility.

    Criteria:
    • Student must have completed 24 or more degree applicable semester units
    • Student must be enrolled full-time (12 units or more) at ELAC during ALL terms in which the award remains active
    • Student must be receiving the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA


    Frequently Asked CCCSE Scholarship Questions – Spring Disbursement.
    How do I get the second disbursement?
    You must maintain eligibility

    How do I maintain eligibility?
    • Enroll in 12 units or more during spring semester at ELAC.
    • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • Must have Board of Governors Fee Waiver in spring semester.

    When will I get the next disbursement?
    The second disbursement will be approved based on eligibility for disbursal at the end of March.




    F_3214- Osher Initiative for California Community College Students

    To support students with the most financial need who have demonstrated success and commitment in their coursework. This is a two semester award, $500.00 per semester.  This scholarship is awarded in the Fall.
    In order to receive the spring disbursement, the recipient must maintain eligibility.

    Criteria:
    • Student must have completed 24 or more degree applicable semester units
    • Student must be enrolled full-time (12 units or more) at ELAC during ALL terms in which the award remains active
    • Student must be receiving the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA


    Frequently Asked CCCSE Scholarship Questions – Spring Disbursement.
    How do I get the second disbursement?
    You must maintain eligibility

    How do I maintain eligibility?
    • Enroll in 12 units or more during spring semester at ELAC.
    • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • Must have Board of Governors Fee Waiver in spring semester.

    When will I get the next disbursement?
    The second disbursement will be approved based on eligibility for disbursal at the end of March.




    F_3214-Dr. Tyree Wieder

    Dr. Tyree Wieder

    To support students with the most financial need who have demonstrated success and commitment in their coursework. This is a two semester award, $500.00 per semester.  This scholarship is awarded in the Fall.
    In order to receive the spring disbursement, the recipient must maintain eligibility.

    Criteria:
    • Student must have completed 24 or more degree applicable semester units
    • Student must be enrolled full-time (12 units or more) at ELAC during ALL terms in which the award remains active
    • Student must be receiving the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA


    Frequently Asked CCCSE Scholarship Questions – Spring Disbursement.
    How do I get the second disbursement?
    You must maintain eligibility

    How do I maintain eligibility?
    • Enroll in 12 units or more during spring semester at ELAC.
    • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • Must have Board of Governors Fee Waiver in spring semester.

    When will I get the next disbursement?
    The second disbursement will be approved based on eligibility for disbursal at the end of March.
     


    S_000R Roewenkamp Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is supported by a gift that ensures its continuity.

    Criteria:

    • ELAC student
    • Library Interest
    • Leadership Community Service, provide documentation



    S_3007 C & H Ingalls Scholarship

    This scholarship is supported by a large gift that ensures its continuity.

    Criteria:

    • 3.0 GPA
    • Community Service, provide documentation
    • Essay regarding your community service and educational goals



    S_3019 Deodata Gamboa Scholarship

    This scholarship is supported by a large bequest from the Estate of Deodata Gamboa that ensured continuity of the scholarship award.

    Criteria:

    • ELAC full-time student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
    • Vocational Major
    • Transfer to a four-year university



    S_3202-Alicia Morin Robillon Scholarship

    Alicia Morin Robillon Scholarship

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

    Criteria:
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Child, Family, Education Studies major



    S_3203-Boyle/O'Boyle Endowment Scholarship - CTE Majors

    Boyle/O'Boyle Endowment Scholarship - CTE Majors

    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:

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



    S_3203-Boyle/O'Boyle Endowment Scholarship - Veterans

    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:

    • 3.0 GPA
    • Proof of Veteran's Status (Military ID or DD214)



    S_3207-ELAC Administrator's (David Fisher) Scholarship

    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:

    • 3.5 GPA
    • Transfer to four-year institution
    • Essay regarding career/educational goals



    S_3208-David Morin Mathematics Scholarship

    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 generousity and long-term commitment of David Morin.

    Criteria:

    • 3.0 GPA
    • Mathematics major
    • Completed 4 semesters at ELAC (at least 12 units each)



    S_3209-Delta Sigma Sorority Scholarship

    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:

    • 3.5 GPA
    • Education major
    • Transfer to four-year institution



    S_3211 3215-Genice Everhart Memorial Scholarship

    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 findraising of English fauculty, augmented by contributions of friends and family of Genice Everhart.

    Criteria:

    • 3.2 GPA
    • ELAC ESL student
    • Must be eligible for financial aid



    S_3211 3219-Margie Mentel Memorial Scholarship

    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:

    • 3.2 GPA
    • Completed 30 units
    • Completed English 101; enrolled in English Department Literature course
    • English major
    • 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



    S_3211-English Department - Outstanding Achievement in ESL Scholarship

    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:
     

    • 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
    • 3.0 or higher GPA



    S_3213-Equal Access to Education Scholarship

    Equal Access to Education Scholarship

    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:
    • 2.5 GPA
    • Transfer to a four-year university



    S_3221-Max and Marie Offenberg Family Scholarship Endowment

    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:

    • 2.0 GPA or higher
    • 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



    S_3222-Robert E. Cleveland Memorial Scholarship

    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

    • 3.3 GPA
    • ELAC fulltime student (taking 11 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 proof for fund distribution)
    • Psychology Major
    • Essay regarding your academic achievements, higher educational goals, community services, and volunteer activities



    S_3223-RC Williams III Memorial Scholarship Endowment

    Dedicated to the memory of an administrator who left a legacy of service and dedication, the scholarship is available for full-time students who plan to transfer, are involved in campus and community, and are among the first generation in their families to attend college. Members of the ELAC community raised the funds to support and at the Foundation match funds to endow this scholarship.

    Criteria:

    • 2.5 GPA
    • ELAC Fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
    • Community Service, provide documentation
    • Transfer to a four-year institution
    • First generation college student
    • Essay regarding your career or educational goals, as well as personal information



    S_3228-Rosalie Hilger Achievement Scholarship

    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 to continue her legacy in sharing her caring, loving, gentle and positive Life Spirit and Positive Energy with future generations of students she so loved. Rosalie taught and guided students for 24 years as an Adjunct Professor at East Los Angeles Community College and Los Angeles Mission College’s Child, Family and Consumer Studies Departments.

    Criteria:
    • Must be US Citizen or a permanent resident in the state of California for the last two years.
    • Fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC) or cross enrolled between ELAC and other LACCD colleges (please upload transcripts)
    • Must have completed a minimum of three (3) units in the following areas of study at ELAC prior to applying for the Rosalie Hilger Achievement Scholarship.
      • Family and Consumer Studies Programs
      • Child Family and Education Studies Departments
    • A copy of approved Student Education Plan.
    • 2.5 GPA
    • A two page autobiographical statement demonstrating excellent leadership skills and positive goal oriented lifestyle achievements for success in meeting life’s challenges and include a list of extracurricular, leadership and volunteer activities to their community. This autobiography should demonstrate a “Can Do Attitude” and an “I Can; I Will; I Must” perspective in meeting Life’s Challenges.
    • Provide 15 hours of approved documented community service to the college or other community organization for the second semester award.
    • A reference letter 



    S_3229-Whittier Narrows Nature Center Associates/Grace Holtz Memorial Scholarship

    Whittier Narrows Nature Center Associates/Grace Holtz Memorial Scholarship

    Criteria:
    • 2.8 GPA
    • Currently enrolled ELAC student
    • Completed a minimum of 30 units at ELAC
    • Transfer to a four-year institution with a major in Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, Geology, Geography, Biology, Marine Life, or Environmental Science
    • Essay regarding career/educational goals
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
    • A letter of recommendation form completed by an instructor/professor
    • Documentation of volunteer time (40 hours) at Whittier Narrows Nature Center



    S_3232-Blanca Flanagan Rios Scholarship Endowment

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



    S_3290-Oscar Valeriano Scholarship

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

    Criteria:
    • 2.0 GPA
    • Essay
    • Veteran or former Homeboys Industries Student



    S_3291-Spanish American Institute

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

    Criteria:

    • 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.



    S_3292-Lydia Rudametkin Scholarship

    Scholarship is designed to assist students who are working towards overcoming adversities incurred due to physical, sexual and/or mental abuse.

    Criteria
    • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
    • 2.5 GPA
    • In good standing
    • Essay to demostrate what adversity you have suffered, what you are currently doing to ameliorate effects and what are your long-range plans towards reaching goals.  How will this scholarship impact and benefit you in reaching your goals?



    S_3294-Cambalache Athletic Club Scholarship

    The Cambalache Athletic Club was established in 1997 by a group of Latino medical doctors all from different Latin American countries who currently practice medicine in our local community. Cambalache members played pick-up soccer on our campus for numerous years and as a result developed a love and commitment to our students and our community. Cambalache developed this scholarship to provide financial support to students at East Los Angeles College regardless of citizenship status. All ELAC DREAMers are highly encouraged to apply.

    Criteria:

    • 2.0 GPA
    • ELAC Fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
    • Essay regarding community service and educational goals
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Must be eligible for Financial Aid



    S_3298-Leslie C. Conwell Scholarship Fund

    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:
    • GPA 2.5
    • ELAC fulltime student (taking 12 or more units at ELAC)
    • Kinesiology major
    • Transfer to a four-year institution
    • Must demonstrate satisfactory progress in her 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 instructor



    S_3299-Los Angeles Chinese Woman's Club Scholarship

    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.



    S_3300-Ms. Lydia Rudametkin Memorial Scholarship

    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.
     
    • GPA 2.5
    • Complete AA Degree
    • Major in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Transfer student dedicated to continue Lydia’s legacy of supporting students of Domestic Violence.
    • 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.



    S_3312-Olga Barnes Scholarship

    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.