The ECSEL Program offers two scholarship opportunities for interested students. The ECSEL Scholarship (up to $5,000 annual scholarship) is designated for DMACC students studying pre-engineering. The Explorer Scholarship (up to $1,000 annual scholarship) is designated for any DMACC student in a STEM discipline interested in exploring areas of study related to Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering.
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
Scholarship recipients will be required to participate in NSF-mandated scholarship-related data collection, involving both interview and survey activities about their experiences in ECSEL. Students will also be required to participate in an ECSEL themed student experience which will focus on leadership and professional development. Scholarships are renewable if participants remain interested in electrical, computer, or software engineering, actively engage in the ECSEL program requirements, and remain in good academic standing.
Interested students are also encouraged to complete the DMACC Foundation Scholarship application for additional scholarship opportunities.