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ECECAF was founded in 1941 and consists of over
11,000 participating members from nine unions and associations. ECECAF members contribute one quarter of one percent of their salary to the Fund. The money is divided into charitable donations and membership services such as driver education subsidies, scholarships, and special aid for members and their families.

View ECECAF Brochure (*allocation of member contributions changed to 75-25 effective January 1, 2018 )

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Posted December 22, 2021
ECECAF Scholarship Program
– Fall (September) 2021 term: Applications for Fall (September) 2021 will be accepted after final grades are available in December 2021 until the deadline of March 31, 2022. Apprenticeship applications are accepted within 90 days of students receiving the period’s final marks. *If applicants are having difficulty meeting the deadline due to the COVID-19 situation, please reach out to ececaf[@]gmail.com as the board will consider late applications on a case-by-case basis in support of families

Posted December 21, 2021
DMR Memorial Scholarship – Applications now being accepted for Fall 2022 study!:
Provided by an anonymous donor who received funds through the ECECAF Scholarship Program in the early 1970s, the ECECAF board will select and award a one-time payment of $5,000 to a student of an ECECAF member. Open to graduate, master’s, or doctorate students OR mature students (over 25 years of age).

Deadline: May 15, 2022 for Fall 2022 study 

See Scholarships for links to Terms and Conditions and Application Form

Posted April 2021
DMR Memorial Scholarship – Recipient selected for Fall 2021 study!
Congratulations to Alexandria Kellington, daughter of ECECAF member Karen Tarvyd (UNA Local 196) for an impressive application that led to being selected for the 2021 DMR Memorial Scholarship. Thank you to everyone who applied.

Posted December 2020
ECECAF scholarship amount increased to $2,500:
Scholarship disbursements for full-time study for two consecutive terms has increased to $2,500 per term, effective for the Fall (September) 2020 term.

Posted January 19, 2020
Scholarship amount increased to $2,200: 
holarship disbursements for full-time study for two consecutive terms has increased to $2,200 per term, as of the Fall (September) 2019 term.

See Scholarships for Guidelines and Application Form





ECECAF has donated over $16 million to charities over the past 22 years.





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