SCHOLARSHIP REMINDERS:
  • You will need to fill out a SCHOLARSHIP application for EACH SEMESTER you require funding.
  • If you need help completing your application, please click here for directions.
  • Be sure to check your Spam folder in your email just in case your emails are being filtered.  Emails from us usually have ECECD Scholarship or Wage Supplement in the subject line.
WAGE SUPPLEMENT REMINDERS:
  • You can apply for Wage Supplement at any time.  You do not need to wait for July or January.
  • There are new education level requirements effective July 1 for Wage Supplement.  Please check the Wage Supplement tab for more information.
  • You must submit your monthly certification report by the 30th of each month.  If you miss two reports in a row, your award will be denied.
PRE-K PAY PARITY REMINDERS:
  • You can apply for Pre-K Pay Parity through May 13, 2022.
  • You must submit your monthly certification report by the 15th of each month.  
$1,500 Bilingual Incentive Payments now available
  • Early Childhood Educators may be eligible to receive a one-time incentive payment if they are certified bilingual.
  • One time incentive payment is $1,500.00
  • Click here to apply.
  • Upload a copy of your certification document to your account:
      • passed PRAXIS-TESOL  OR
      • passed La Prueba  OR
      • bilingual seal on High School Diploma   OR
      • Tribal/Pueblo/Nation Certification for indigenous languages
  • If you need help applying for the bilingual incentive payment, please contact your Coach or the ECECD Team
Scholarship Payment Information
  • Once you upload all required documents, your coach will send an Authorization Ticket to the college/university letting them know the ECECD Scholarship will be paying your tuition, fees, and books.
  • You may still see a balance on your account until your Scholarship is paid.  Typically the balance is shown as “Third Party” but this may not always be the case.
  • Reminder:  The ECECD Scholarship pays tuition and fees AFTER all other Financial Aid has been applied to the account.
  • Scholarships are not paid to the colleges/universities until at least the middle of each semester.
Scholarship Application Deadlines:

All applications for ECECD Scholarships must be received by the following dates to be considered.  

  • February 15, 2022:  Deadline to apply and upload all required verification documents for Spring 2022 Scholarship
  • March 15, 2022:  Deadline to apply and upload all required verification documents for late-start Spring 2022 classes.
  • April 1, 2022:  Applications open for Summer 2022 | Fall 2022 | Spring 2023
  • June 15, 2022:  Deadline to apply and upload all required verification documents for Summer 2022 Scholarship 
  • July 15, 2022:  Deadline to apply and upload all required verification documents for late-start Summer 2022 classes.
  • September 15, 2022:  Deadline to apply and upload all required verification documents for Fall 2022 Scholarship
  • October 15, 2022:  Deadline to apply and upload all required verification documents for late-start Fall 2022 classes.
  • February 15, 2023:  Deadline to apply and upload all required verification documents for Spring 2023 Scholarship
  • March 15, 2023:  Deadline to apply and upload all required verification documents for late-start Spring 2023 classes.
Reimbursement Request Deadlines:

All requests for reimbursements must be received by the following dates to be considered.  NOTE:  Reimbursements are not paid until the END OF EACH SEMESTER.

  • SUMMER:  July 31, 2022:  Deadline to request reimbursements and upload all receipts related to Summer 2022.  
  • FALL:  October 31, 2021:  Deadline to request reimbursements and upload all receipts related to Fall 2021.  
  • SPRING:  March 31, 2022: Deadline to request reimbursements and upload all receipts related to Spring 2022.  
Wage Supplement Deadlines:
  • There is no deadline to apply for Wage Supplement.  Applicants can apply at any time.
  • If you do not currently have a minimum of 5 credit hours in Early Childhood Education, you must show proof of enrollment in ECE classes, otherwise your application will be denied.  You can reapply for Wage Supplement once you have enrolled in school.
  • You will receive your supplement payment in the month following your 6-month qualification. 
  • Applications and payments are ongoing throughout the year.
  • You must submit a monthly certification report.  This report is due by the 30th of each month.  If you miss two reports in a row, your application will be denied. 
Pre-K Pay Parity Deadlines:
  • The deadline to apply for Pre-K Pay Parity is May 13, 2022.
  • You will receive your Pre-K Pay Parity Payment each month after your application has been awarded. 
  • Applications and payments are ongoing throughout the year.  Last day to apply is May 13, 2022.  Last payment will be made in June 2022.
  • You must submit a monthly certification report.  This report is due by the 15th of each month.