The ECSEL (Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineers as Leaders) Program seeks, amongst other goals, to improve diversity and inclusion in the Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering (ECSE) programs and to improve educational pathways and contribute to a diverse ECSE workforce. The ECSEL Program is funded by the National Science Foundation. 

This goal is supported through the ECSEL Scholarship designated for DMACC students studying pre-engineering.  The grant also seeks to support students in their exploration of areas of study related to Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering through the Explorer Scholarship available to any DMACC student in a STEM discipline.

To be eligible for the ECSEL Scholarship or Explorer Scholarship, participants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, national, or refugee
  • be enrolled in DMACC’s pre-engineering program, or be enrolled in a STEM discipline and have expressed interest in exploring areas of study related to Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering
  • have demonstrated financial need through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • complete an online application including two short-essay questions


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number 1565130. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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