ERCA is a non-profit corporation that awards scholarships and conducts voluntary surveys of high school and middle school students throughout the United States. ERCA awards 25 scholarships annually to high school students who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities. ERCA scholarships are not based on financial need. Participation in the survey is not a prerequisite to receiving an ERCA scholarship.
ERCA surveys help students further their education and professional development by enabling colleges, universities, and other post-secondary schools to identify potential students and provide them with valuable information about intellectual pursuits, campus life, special programs, applications, scholarships and financial assistance programs. Additionally, the surveys help businesses contact students about products and services that are specific to a student in high school.
Each year, ERCA compiles a report summarizing the non-personally identifiable information obtained from the survey and makes it available to students and educators. Click on this link for the current ERCA Annual Report.