We are now accepting applications for Spring 2018 scholarships.

Click here for the scholarship application.

Applications are due by January 30, 2018, and must be submitted online.


English learners thrive when they have the chance to actively participate in a robust, well-rounded education. While school is in session, and even beyond the school day, our students grow academically and personally through opportunities to engage in diverse forms of learning and experience.

English Learners Achieving Now (ELAN) provides enrichment scholarships for K-12 English learners to engage in extracurricular activities. These scholarships are for students whose home language is other than English.

To apply for an ELAN scholarship, the student must have a sponsoring teacher. Each teacher may sponsor up to 3 students per application round. The teacher provides their contact information and may help the student fill out the application form.

Parents, administrators, coaches, and community members can also help identify students in need and can support them through the process of applying for a scholarship.

Students – with the help of an adult, if needed – are invited to submit an application for an individual scholarship. Following are a few examples of what ELAN funding could support. The possibilities are as limitless as students' dreams.

  • Individual student summer enrichment or acceleration programs offered through museums, colleges, or community organizations
  • Registration fees and/or equipment for sports, art, music, and dance courses – example: Everybody Dance (see videos)
  • Books for students to build their home libraries
  • Student fees for science camp, field trips, or outdoor programs – example: Outdoor Reach
  • Tutoring sessions
  • Tuition for online learning (online courses, website access, etc.) to accelerate students’ learning outside of the school day
English learners in grades K-12 are eligible for scholarship funding. Scholarships are up to $500, subject to availability of funds. We want our limited funds to support as many students as possible, so we ask that you request only the amount you need. For example, if you want to take a dance class, please only apply for funding to cover the cost of the class and any special equipment you’ll need for it.
The Spring 2018 scholarship application round will close January 30, 2018.
Funds will be awarded by March 1, 2018.


Help families support their students by translating the online application to other languages using Google Translate – YouTube Tutorial Video

The Fall 2017 scholarship application cycle closed on September 30, 2017. All 2017 scholarships have been awarded. If you applied and did not receive a response, please contact us at info@elachievingnow.org.

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ELAN does not fund requests for computer hardware or devices, but we understand this is a critical need for student success so we've collected resources for students and teachers: Click here!

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English Learners Achieving Now (ELAN) has received tax-exempt status as a publicly supported organization as provided by the Internal Revenue Code under section 501(c)(3) and the California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 23701(d). Our tax identification number is 81-4494982.

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