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2018 Scholarship Application will be available in Fall 2017.

College Cost Estimator


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21st  Century  Scholarship
Parents, if you have an 8th grader who will be a freshman in August you have until Thursday, JUNE 30th to enroll them into the 21st Century Scholars Program!

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Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” —Benjamin Franklin

FEC is committed to funding programs and initiatives which support the education of our citizens – mind, body and spirit – at every age. It is widely maintained that a college degree can add as much as a million dollars to a person’s lifetime earnings — and cut by half the risk of long-term unemployment.

That’s part of why Foundations of East Chicago has awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships to hundreds of East Chicago students. We have invested in East Chicago’s public, parochial and charter schools, including $5.5 million in books, and building and grounds’ improvement.

It is not enough to send young people to college. We have to prepare them to succeed once they get there.

Foundations of East Chicago Education Scholarship Guidebook
A guide to important information for your college career.

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Indiana College Costs Estimator
The Indiana College Costs Estimator is an Estimator so you can be considered for one or more Foundations of East Chicago scholarships where financial need is one of the criteria.  Even if you have completed an Estimator in the past, you must complete a new Estimator for the scholarship application.

To complete the College Cost Estimator click here.

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Community Service Opportunities
   - Food Bank of NWI
   - Salvation Army
   - Sojourner Truth House

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-Foundations of East Chicago Awards $178,000 In Scholarships to 57 Local Students

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On Friday, Jan. 20, the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) partnered with the School City of East Chicago to host their first annual Scholarship, College and Career Resource Fair.
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April 6, 2017 marked the Foundations of East Chicago’s (FEC) 20th scholarship program celebration. The evening saw 91 students from East Chicago, Ind. collectively receive over one million dollars in college scholarships.