El Camino College Foundation Scholarships
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Scholarships are an ideal way to support student success at El Camino College. The Foundation has numerous established scholarships donors can contribute to, or we can work directly with you to establish a new scholarship. Unquestionably, the Foundation’s generous supporters make this program possible, enabling a growing number of deserving students to achieve their educational goals.

The Foundation provides more than 600 scholarships annually. These scholarships meet the needs of our diverse student population. Some are discipline specific while others reward academic excellence. Some are extended to students from local high schools, while others are intended for transferring students to four-year universities to continue their education. Finally, some scholarships are to support earnest students with a financial need who just do not meet federal or state assistance requirements.

Scholarships help students with tuition, fees, textbooks and other educational expenses. They serve current El Camino College students (path toward a two-year degree or vocational/certificate program), incoming high school students and students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution. 


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Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Bemis (far right) with scholarship recipient Adrian Menedez (center) and his parents.

Available Scholarships

  • Annual Scholarships

    Annual scholarships are supported through community contributions from individuals and corporations. The number of scholarships and award amount varies from year to year. Scholarships are awarded to students at a minimum of $1,000 per year.
  • Endowed Scholarships

    Establishing an endowment provides permanent, sustainable funding for scholarships. Annual earning are carefully reinvested to support scholarships in the future.
  • OSHER Scholarships (California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment)

    A historic gift that changes the lives of community college students throughout the state.


Interested in establishing a scholarship at El Camino College? Please contact Andrea Sala, Executive Director at asala@elcamino.edu.


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