Scholarship application deadline is December 31st, 2020

Scholarship opportunities will be announced 10/1/2020


Educating Children of Color has reached a monumental milestone!!! More than $200,000 in scholarships and educational gifts have been awarded.

2020 Scholarships

The Rachel Pedraza Dewey Scholarship--Educators Only

ECOC, Inc. is offering the 2nd-annual scholarship for an educator-The Rachel Pedraza Dewey Scholarship is available to an educator who is seeking funding for professional development or is seeking financial assistance to enhance the classroom experience of their students.

Rachel Dewey was a teacher, mentor, and visionary leader. Rachel had a passion and heart to teach and help. Her enthusiasm, in and out of the classroom, was an inspiration to 100’s of students, friends, and family here in the United States, in Africa, and in South Korea. This scholarship in her memory will be used to inspire teachers to reach their potential and to increase their love of teaching and learning.


Please read carefully and fill out all required information.

  • All applicants must be K-12 Educators presently employed.
  • Educator must attend ECOC Summit.
  • Educator must be present day of event to receive scholarship award.
  • All applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee via online application by 11:59 pm, December 31, 2019.

Applications should not exceed 500 words and should outline how the $500 award will be implemented in the classroom and should address how the award will enhance the teacher’s ability to serve their students more fully. 

ECOC 13th Annual Theme Scholarship--Keep Moving Forward

  • Four $2,000 scholarships.
  • One grand-prize scholarship in the amount of $3,000.
  • Total of $11,000 in scholarships.
  •  All applicants must be High School Students Grades 11th– 12th or College Students under 21 years old. 
  • Students must attend ECOC Summit to receive scholarship award. 
  • All applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee via online application by 11:59 pm, December 31, 2019.

Please refer to grading rubric for further instruction. All non-essay submissions require a short, written explanation of the student’s submission.

George Harris Memorial Scholarship--Provided by GE Johnson

Please read carefully and fill out all required information. 

  • One scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded.
  • All applicants must be High School Students Grades 11th– 12thor College Students under 21 years old. 
  • Students must attend ECOC Summit to receive scholarship award. 
  • All applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee via online application by 11:59 pm, December 31, 2019.
  • Written essays only.

All submissions should directly address the student’s interest in construction and how the student would pursue a career in construction. The essay should be between 2 and 5 pages double spaced and use proper spelling and grammar. Each page should be marked with the student’s name, age, grade, school, phone number, and email address. Please refer to Judging Criteria posted on the ECOC Scholarship page. 

Beauty Bar Scholarship

Please read carefully and fill out all required information. 

  • One scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded.
  • All applicants must be High School Students Grades 11th– 12thor College Students under 21 years old. 
  • Students must attend ECOC Summit to receive scholarship award. 
  • All applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee via online application by 11:59 pm, December 31, 2019.
  • Written essays only.

All submissions should directly address the student’s interest in cosmetology and how the student would pursue a career in that field. The essay should be between 2 and 5 pages double spaced and use proper spelling and grammar. Each page should be marked with the student’s name, age, grade, school, phone number, and email address. Please refer to Judging Criteria posted on the ECOC Scholarship page. 

Ann Delores Scott Memorial Scholarship

Please read carefully and fill out all required information. 

  • Three scholarships for $500 each will be awarded.
  • All applicants must be a single mother between the age of 17 and 20 at the time of application. 
  • Students must attend ECOC Summit to receive scholarship award. 
  • All applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee via online application by 11:59 pm, December 31, 2019.
  • The applicant must write a 200 word essay in Times New Roman font. The essay must describe “How the Ann Delores Scott Memorial Scholarship will help me achieve my career goals.” 


Student Scholarship Application Background Information

2020 ECOC Essay Rubric (pdf)

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ECOC Keep Moving Forward 2020 Judging Criteria (pdf)

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George Harris Judging Criteria (pdf)

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Scholarship FAQ Updated 11-2-19 (pdf)

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Beauty Bar Scholarship Judging Criteria (pdf)

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Student Scholarship Application Process

  1. Download the instructions for the appropriate scholarship from the links above.
  2. Review the selection criteria and FAQs from the links above.
  3. Prepare your essay or presentations.
  4. Submit your application using the Submit Application link above.
  5. All students will go to a common application form. On the form, select which scholarship you are applying for from a drop-down list on the form.