JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Who Should Apply

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) administers the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to individuals who work or have worked in early childhood education and are seeking additional credentials and/or a degree in early childhood education.

Awards are available for study at public and non-profit private 2- and 4-year Gateways-entitled and Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity member institutions. For students attending community colleges and public universities, the scholarship will cover the applicant's total cost of attendance for an academic year (including summer) after other financial aid received. Students at participating non-profit private institutions may receive an amount no more than the cost of the most expensive program of study in the early childhood education field at an Illinois public college.

Read all the information provided with the online application to learn about this program’s application process (including required documentation and deadlines) and eligibility requirements.