Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Scholarship Program at Lewis University

  1. Do you have a partially completed bachelor’s degree and/or an associate’s degree?
  2. Do you have work experience in Early Childhood Education or Child Care?
  3. Would you like to complete your bachelor’s at Lewis University?

Then you may be eligible for a brand new scholarship from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) called the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program.

The scholarship will cover the total cost of attendance for an academic year (including summer) after other financial aid received. Students can use this scholarship to attend Lewis and complete their bachelor’s degree in the Early Childhood Education major.

The scholarship program was created in 2021 to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators in Illinois with an aim toward building a strong, well-prepared workforce. After graduation, recipients of the scholarship are expected to continue or return to teaching or direct services in the early childhood care and education field in Illinois.

Lewis offers the Early Childhood/Special Education degree in two paths – one for daytime traditional students with 16-week courses and an accelerated with 8 week evening and online classes for working adults. Just submit the information below to learn more and we’ll send you detailed next steps related to the scholarship application and enrollment processes.

Early Childhood Education Programs at Lewis

For daytime traditional classes:

Early Childhood/Special Education (Traditional)

Scholarship Information

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