Ellis Scholars

Capable, deserving, and determined students who become responsible and productive citizens of society and America’s leaders.

Awarding Scholarships

Ellis scholars are selected on the basis of merit, character, academics, determination, and need. We look for students who are committed to completing a college education or technical certificate, but who need a little help getting there.


Holding Students Accountable

Ellis scholars are required to:

  • Maintain a minimum college GPA of 2.5

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester

  • Complete eight consecutive semesters

  • Send at least one written update each semester to their sponsor

  • Participate in our mentoring program


America’s Workforce

By 2025, over 60% of the jobs in America will require post-secondary education or training. We encourage our students to make a direct connection between their degree selection and a tangible, self-supporting career.

Your donation not only gives our students hope and creates opportunities, but it also provides financial peace of mind for students so they can concentrate on their academic achievements.


Our Future Leaders

Ellis scholars are encouraged to get involved, whether on or off-campus, in their degree field, or in their local community. We are truly encouraged by the numbers of Ellis alumni who complete their degrees and return to their hometowns as future contributors.