By Jesus Figueroa
One hundred thirty-seven East Los Angeles College students were awarded $136,000 worth of scholarship money by the ELAC Foundation.
The California Community College Scholarship Endowment and ELAC Foundation held the ceremony at the S2 Recital Hall last Saturday.
Each student was awarded up to $1,000, $500 per semester, from multiple organizations and donors.
Among the scholarships were the ELAC Honors Program, the CCCSE and the ELAC Foundation scholarships.
Among the top scholarships, 75 students received the ELAC Foundation Scholarship, 22 received the CCCSE and five received the ELAC Honors Program Scholarship.
Applications for the scholarship opened Aug. 26 with a deadline of Sept. 28. The recipients were notified on Oct. 21.
To qualify for the scholarships, students needed to meet eligibility requirements. Applicants needed to be enrolled full time at ELAC, receiving the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver. Applicants also needed to attend Fall 2013 semester and have completed 24 or more degree applicable semester units.
Ninety-three students received scholarships during the 2012-2013 school year.
Dean of resources for the ELAC Foundation Selina S. Chi, ELAC president Marvin Martinez and ELAC alumni spoke at the ceremony.