ECTC 2024-25 scholarship application opens Dec. 1 | ECTC

ECTC 2024-25 scholarship application opens Dec. 1

Published on Nov 28, 2023

The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) 2024-25 scholarship application will open Dec. 1. Only one application is needed to be considered for more than 50 scholarship opportunities available, and all new and returning students are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships vary in amount and eligibility criteria. Many are available to all students, while others are available to students of specific academic programs as specified by individual donors. Last year, students from all walks of life were awarded more than $185,000 in ECTC scholarships.

“Thanks to generous donors and supporters, we have an ever-growing list of scholarships,” said Chief Institutional Advancement Officer and ECTC Foundation Executive Director Dr. Megan Stith. “Our tuition is already the lowest in the state, and the number of scholarships available to ECTC students means that those who want to improve their lives through education can afford to do so.”

New students should also complete the ECTC admissions application and get an ID number before applying for scholarships. The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) also is required.

“We want this process to be simple for students and prospective students,” said ECTC Scholarship Coordinator Chrissie Angell. “Our team is always available in the financial aid office for one-on-one help with the FAFSA or scholarship application.”

ECTC will again host multiple Scholarship Day Workshops where students can receive help with their scholarship application. December events are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 6.

The priority application deadline is Feb. 29.

In addition to ECTC scholarships, the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS) provides free tuition to eligible students for academic programs in five high demand career fields: healthcare, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business/IT and construction/trades. ECTC students received more than $1.5 million for the 2022-2023 academic year – an ECTC record. 

The scholarship is available to Kentucky residents who do not have an associate degree or higher and enroll in an eligible high-demand program. ECTC has more than 20 academic programs eligible for the scholarship and options range from certificates that can be completed in as little as four months to associate degrees. WRKS covers up to 60 credit hours and up to $400 per year in fees. The application for the 2024-2025 academic year will open in May.