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Thank you for opening the door to future opportunities for me.  

Lauryn Mann,

2018 Scholarship Recipient

Virginia State University

$30K

Average loan debt for today's college graduates.

$22K

Annual cost of attending in-state public college/university.

$1.3M

Average diminished wages for professionals without a college degree.

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$29K

HBCU alumni medium federal student

loan debt. 

Our Scholarships

Scholarships provide an opportunity and make a real difference in the lives of our student recipients, their families, and our nation as they take the knowledge they gain and put it to use in countless communities and industries. Our scholarship recipients embody excellence, service and leadership. They are the next generation of doctors, scientists, educators, authors, elected officials, nurses, social workers, attorneys, entrepreneurs and leaders of our community and country. You should be proud of the role you play in helping them achieve their educational goals.

To establish a scholarship or for additional information on the application process,

please contact: ECFeducation@ec-foundation.org.

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STEM Scholarships

Support Northern Virginia graduating seniors studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

2022 Applications

$5,000 non-renewable

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Kozy Kerchiefs and Kozy Kaps Scholarships

​Provide tuition, books and other academic resources for Northern Virginia graduating seniors whose parents have been diagnosed or treated for cancer in the past five years.

2022 Applications

$5,000 non-renewable

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Dr. LaToya Smith Memorial Scholarship

Supports african-american female students enrolled in U.S.  HBCU accredited medical schools.

2022 Applications

$15,000 non-renewable

Due Date: March 30, 2022

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Alma Palmer

HBCU Scholarship

This renewable scholarship is awarded in memory of Alpha Kappa Alpha late chapter member Alma Palmer. This scholarship is awarded to a  student graduating from a Northern Virginia public high school who attends a 4-year HBCU (Historically Black College or University), on a full-time basis. The student must maintain a 2.8 GPA to continue to receive this grant.

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HBCU Scholarships

Support Northern Virginia graduating seniors enrolling in Historically Black College and Universities.

2022 Applications

$2,500 non-renewable

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Estelle Gaymon Memorial Scholarship

The Estelle Gaymon Memorial Scholarship award is given in memory of Estelle Gaymon, the first president of Lambda Kappa Omega. The tuition and fee scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who resides in Northern Virginia and will attend a four-year college or university in the United States.

2022 Applications

$5,000 non-renewable

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create a legacY 

Donate to our general scholarship fund. Your gift supports the academic pursuits of undergraduates, professional public educators and medical school students.