“Essex County College gave me a chance to pursue my future, and I will be forever grateful to ECC for opening the doors of opportunity for me.” – Bosede O. (Class of 2002)
Like many students who walk through the open doors of Essex County College (ECC), Bosede faced personal and financial hardships as she pursued her educational goals. Thanks to scholarships funded by the Essex County College Foundation, Bosede was able to realize her dreams and has since gone on to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Nearly 12,000 students like Bosede are pursuing degrees at Essex County College and thousands more are enrolled in job training programs, adult literacy, continuing education, and professional certifications at the main campus in Newark, the West Essex campus in West Caldwell, and satellite centers throughout the county.
While public funds allow Essex County College to maintain moderate tuition, we are not able to assist all who hope to attend. Every semester, thousands of students struggle to cover expenses for books and other essential classroom materials.
The Essex County College Foundation is dedicated to providing the tuition assistance and financial support that can make the difference between dropping out and graduating with pride. Over the last thirty-five years, the Essex County College Foundation has awarded scholarships to many students, enabling them to start new careers, advance professionally, and change the trajectory of their lives. Gifts from supporters like you also enable us to underwrite innovative programs, equipment, services, and other needs not covered by federal, state or county grants.
With your generous contribution, the Foundation can help more students like Robin A., who returned to complete an Associate in Science degree on a full-time basis at Essex County College after 30 years in the workforce. “I am eternally grateful to ECC for giving me the necessary tools that allowed me to continue my education,” says Robin (Class of 2011). Whether you are reaching back like Lisa A. (Class of 2003) who “wants to be part of making a difference” or paying it forward, you can help the ECC student who is the first in his family to pursue a college education.
Your gift can provide the supplemental English training needed by students coming from households where other languages are spoken. And you can allow the Essex County Foundation to make an even bigger impact in the future.
To make a gift, please download the GIVING TO ECC FOUNDATION FORM. Complete the information, include your check (payable to ECC Foundation) or provide your credit card information. Send the completed form and/or check to the address below. Thank you for your financial support!
Essex County College
c/o Foundation Development Office
303 University Ave., Room 6111
Newark, NJ 07102
Make the dream of a college education a reality for every student at Essex County College. Your generosity will transform the life of an individual forever. Contributions of any amount are welcome and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of Essex County College, thank you for your support.