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These scholarships are provided to adult East Chicago residents who have a high school diploma or GED and are planning to attend an accredited post-secondary educational/trade institution in the specified academic year.

These scholarships fall into three categories:

  • Non-Traditional Scholarship -For those individuals who have a high school diploma/GED and have been out of school for at least one year.
  • Trade/Other – For those individuals seeking a certification or apprenticeship in a trade or technical field.
  • Continuing Education -For individuals who already have a degree but are seeking an additional certification, Masters or Doctoral degree.

An applicant MUST meet the following prerequisites at the time of application submission to be eligible for consideration:

  • The resident of the City of East Chicago (Provide two proofs of residency: i.e. State/government issued ID, a copy of utility bill, etc.).
  • Copy of full FAFSA Report (if applicable)
  • Submit a minimum 250 word essay: topic explained in the Scholarship Application.
  • Submit two letters of recommendations from individuals (no relatives) that can demonstrate evidence of the student’s character, leadership, and integrity. Where appropriate, letterhead must be used, dated and signed.



2021 Non-Traditional, Continuing Education, Trade Scholarship

Continuing Education

Ailyah Banks

Clamae Bullock

Diane Daniels

Ashley Garcia-Burns

Raquel Ordaz

Tarah Shaw

Timeka Wright



Derek Alford

Yoselin Coronado

Arnita Fowlkes

Vanessa Hernandez-Orange

Rebecca Macias

Nikola McKinney

Angela Perez

Kayla Wilson



Sophia Abeyta

Robert Gonzalez

Ashley Rios



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