JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship

Please note: Processing of 2023-24 ECACE applications will be paused beginning on March 9, 2024. You may access, complete and submit the application through the link below, but applications received on or after March 9th will be placed in a hold status and will not be processed. This action is necessary due to the amount of available funding and the amount of funding committed to students whose applications have already been approved. If more funding becomes available later this academic year, any application submitted will be reviewed and if it is determined you are eligible, we will contact you.

Welcome to the online application process for the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program.

Important information regarding this program may be accessed by selecting from among the options that appear in the menu at the right margin of this page. Be sure you read and understand this information prior to submitting an application.

After entering and submitting your data via the online application, follow the on-screen instructions to download and print a copy of your application for your records.

Because the application contains personally identifiable information, caution should be used if submitting and/or printing the completed application in an unsecured setting (for example, a public computer at a library).

If you have any questions regarding this program or the application process, contact a representative from the ISAC Call Center.

Launch the ECACE Application