“The foundation encourages all students to apply,” said Perla Renteria, a resource development assistant for the EPCC foundation. “It doesn’t matter if a student is a full time, part time, DACA, or a Pell grant recipient anybody can apply and earn a scholarship”.
The application process is simple and only needs to be done once every school year. The application is found on the scholarship section of the EPCC website under EPCC general scholarship. After that, the student fills out some basic information and a personal statement on what they plan on doing after graduation and why they deserve a scholarship.
If the student is accepted they will be matched to the scholarship that best fits them. The application deadline is on April 1st. Scholarship funding is available for all semesters, even the summer semester, and only requires one application every school year.
“The foundation also does scholarship workshops to help out students” Renteria adds. The workshops will help students in their personal statements as well as give more information on other available scholarships, the documents required to apply to different scholarships, and the requirements for those scholarships.
These workshops are available on all campuses on different days. Along with this the foundation also does these presentations for classes if requested.