Started in 1981, Assistance League of Whittier’s Continuing Education Scholarship program provides grants for single-parent/head of household students in need at Rio Hondo College and Whittier College. All are continuing full-time students who reside in the Greater Whittier Area and have a G.P.A. of at least 2.5.

The program aims to assist students to provide a better life for themselves and their families by earning a degree or training for a vocation. Forms are available in the Financial Aid offices of the schools. The applicants are screened and selected by Continuing Education committee members. $30,000 was granted to 11 deserving students in the 2016-2017  school year. Five nursing scholarships were funded by Epmar Chemical Foundation totaling $5,000 at Rio Hondo.