Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program
The Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Scholarship program was created to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators by encouraging the advancement of early childhood education degrees to work toward a well-prepared workforce. Recipients of this scholarship may have their total cost of attendance covered including tuition and fees, room and board, books, and supplies. after financial aid is received. Learn More.

Dr. Diane Jenkins Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1997 through a Vision Campaign gift from Dr. Diane and Mr. Robert Jenkins, the award is given to an education major who has graduated from a high school in Winnebago, Boone or Ogle counties, and who has the required academic credentials. It may be renewed if the recipient maintains a 3.00 GPA and is active in the 4 T’s (Tomorrow’s Teachers Together Today).

Carol E. McDonald Education Scholarship
Mark McDonald established the scholarship in 2002 in honor and memory of his wife Carol Egdahl McDonald. Carol received her bachelor of science in education from Rockford University in 1970 and her MAT in 1981. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of merit by the Education Department and be a senior the following fall.

For more information on scholarships, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Danielle Klein
Chair, Department of Education; Director, Middle Grades and Secondary Education Programs; Assistant Professor of Education
5050 E. State
Rockford, IL 61108