Early Childhood Education Scholarship

About the Program

The Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board created the Early Childhood Education Scholarship program to promote educational advancement for early childhood professionals. Our goal is to grow and support the early childhood workforce in West Central Texas.

Scholarship Guidelines

We are partnering with Cisco College, Ranger College, and Western Texas College to provide scholarship funding for early childhood courses at their institutions. Using funds awarded by the Board, the College will award scholarships up to $500 to eligible candidates based on the information provided in the application. Unlike some scholarship programs that limit each student to one lifetime award, applicants can receive awards each semester that funding is available throughout their career journey to advance as an early childhood professional.

Minimum Criteria for Qualification

  1. The class for which the Applicant is enrolled must have a CDEC/ECE course designation for which a minimum of 3 credit hours are awarded upon successful completion. 
  2. Applicant’s employer must be a Child Care Services (CCS) contracted provider as of the start date of the class for which the Applicant is being awarded a scholarship. Priority will be given to applicants from Texas Rising Star (TRS) providers.
  3. Applicant must be employed full time (30 hours or more per week) as of the start date of the class for which the Applicant is being awarded a scholarship.
  4. Applicant must live and/or work in one of the following 19 counties: Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor or Throckmorton.

Additional terms and conditions apply. Please download and review the application form below for full details.

Application Instructions

Completed applications for Spring 2022 should be emailed to Mindy Ross, Quality Initiatives Coordinator or delivered to the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board office at the address below by Monday, January 3rd:

500 Chestnut Street, Suite 1200

Abilene, TX 79602

ATTN: Mindy Ross

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