In its continuing tradition of encouraging ambitious men and women to further their education, the Engineering Contractors’ Association is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its annual 2019 ECA Les Weed Memorial College Scholarship. 

The scholarships will be available to any ECAmember or members’ employee and their family (son, daughter, grandchild) who will be attending any academic institution in 2019/2020. 


The College Scholarships may be applied to academic or vocational studies at any accredited college, university, junior or community college, and will be available for full-time students.


Selections will be based on the objective as well as subjective worthiness of the applicant, and all selections will be final. The scholarship committee will consider:  

  • Scholastic Standing
  • Career Goals
  • ACT and/or SAT, grade point average/class rank scores 
  • Need for Scholarship
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Statement Letter
  • Community Service
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Type of Courses Taken

We ask for your help in distributing this application promptly to your employees, as the deadline for the return is Friday, July 19, 2019, and late submissions may not be considered.  

The scholarship applications will be reviewed and awards will be presented at the ECAScholarship BBQ Event being held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 aboard the USS Iowa Battleship Museum at 250 S. Harbor Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. For further information, please contact the ECAoffice.

2019 ECA College Scholarship Application

Scholarships are contingent upon proof of acceptance and enrollment in an academic or vocational program at an accredited college, university, or junior or community college, with a minimum course load of 12 units. 

Please complete the application forms in accordance with instructions and return to the Engineering Contractors’ Association, [email protected] or Fax 714/937-5030, due by Friday, July 19, 2019. Hand delivery accepted upon arrangements with the ECA Office. The application must include: 

  • Copy of high school diploma or transcripts only if not yet graduated. (College transcripts may replace this, if already in 2nd year of college or beyond).
  • Copies of high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Copies of ACT and/or SAT, grade point average/class rank scores and size of class.
  • Letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a member of the high school or college faculty (three letters maximum, one page each).
  • Personal Statement. A one or two-page statement from the applicant outlining educational objectives, career ambitions and how this scholarship will help you attain these goals.
  • List of courses being taken or applied for.
  • Evidence of acceptance to, or current enrollment at post high school institution. Late, incomplete or illegible applications may mean disqualification.