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Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship Program 

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Shannon Hall, Director of Direct Services

Enola Garland, Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship Coordinator

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About the Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship Program

The Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship Program is for high school students interested in earning college credits and experience in Early Childhood Education.  It is intended to help students transition successfully into the field with the support, knowledge, and credentials needed to obtain employment and perform their roles with confidence.

Benefits include:

  • Funding for tuition, fees, travel, books, supplies, and other educational needs.
  • Counseling to help students transition into the ECE field.
  • Support and training on requirements, state supports, and more.
  • Compensation for successful completion and continuing education after high school.

Twenty high school students will be chosen across the state to participate in each cohort. This program includes regular meetings and support from cohort peers and Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship counselors.

This pilot program was made possible by generous funding from the Community Innovation and Resilience for Care and Learning Equity (CIRCLE) Grants.

The Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) is an equal opportunity grant provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, military status, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in any of its activities or operations. Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are welcome to apply!

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a junior or senior (11th or 12th grade) in high school.
  • Your high school must participate in concurrent enrollment.
  • If you are already enrolled in a concurrent enrollment program, then you are eligible for this additional support!

Before You Apply...

The following questions will be on the application. You will be asked to answer these questions in 300 words or less. 

  1. Please share one career goal that you have. What supports will you need to accomplish that goal?
  2. Answer 1 of the following: Tell us about your experience with young children.

    Tell us why you are interested in working with young children.

  3. Identify one strength that will help you be successful in this concurrent enrollment program and explain why. 
  4. Identify one area or skill that you can grow or improve this year. How will participating in this concurrent enrollment program help you achieve that goal?
  5. What financial supports do you need or anticipate needing? If none, please answer “N/A”.
  6.  Can you think of any additional barriers or challenges that may make it challenging for you to participate in this program? If so, how can we support you?
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