When ASECA was founded, a large part of its mission was to create and fund scholarship opportunities for people aspiring to careers in public service and specifically at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

ASECA awards $10,000 scholarships, administered by the Universities, at seven law schools. These scholarships of $10,000 per year are awarded to a student (or students) who is a current or former SEC employee or intern, or a student who seeks to work at the SEC.  To date, ASECA has awarded more than half a million dollars in law school and undergraduate scholarships.

Additionally, ASECA annually awards up to 10 individual $3,000 scholarships to SEC support staff. These scholarships are available to secretaries, paralegals, technical support staff, file clerks and other administrative staff who have worked at the SEC full-time for more than one year. The award must be used toward an accredited undergraduate degree-granting program to further the applicant’s professional goals.  Applications to fund graduate programs will not be considered.

All Scholarship winners are recognized at ASECA’s Annual Dinner.