Funding a Margin of Excellence with Scholarships
East Carolina University
Chancellorfrom theAttracting the best studentsand ensuring access to an East Carolina University educationrank among our highest priorities at ECU.
For many of our students, the importance of scholarships and financial aid cannot be overstated. Todays shifting economy poses a significant challenge, but alumni and friends of the university can turn the dream of an excellent, affordable education into reality through scholarship aid.
Whether designated merit-based or need-based, for entering freshmen or continuing students, for undergraduates or graduate students, scholarships of all kinds help us attract and retain the most able
students, greatly enriching the overall campus community and bringing about even more positive results.
Now is the time to make a life changing difference with a gift to support ECU scholarships.
Support our rising generation. Help change lives for the better. Create a better learning environment. Set an example. And make a gift that lasts.
Thank you for your generosity. Steve BallardChancellorEast Carolina University
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I give an annual scholarship because I received one of these scholarships when it was much needed during my time at ECU. East Carolina University and the College of Business allowed me to better myself and my career. I want to give back so that I can make a difference for another student who needs help. I have had a very rewarding 12 years with BB&T and the future is bright. I owe much of this success to my time at ECU and the donors who invested in my education. Tommy Price4
Levels of SupportScholarships can be supported through endowments or annual gifts.
Endowed funds are never spent. Instead, theyre invested. Earnings from these investments provide support for student scholarships in perpetuity. This means that each gift designated for an endowment provides permanent financial support. When you create an endowed fund, you have the opportunity to create a legacy by naming the endowment with your name or the name of a person you wish to honor. To create an endowment, a minimum gift of $25,000 is needed to provide a scholarship for deserving students.
Annually funded scholarships are those that are funded each year. The impact of the annual scholarship is immediate, meaning the scholarship recipient is selected in the year the funds are received. Gifts made to annual scholarships are not invested, and do not earn additional income. An annual gift of at least $1,000 is needed to provide a scholarship for deserving students.
UNDERGRADUATESCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships support for undergraduate students can be specific to a certain major, class year, GPA, or level of need.
GRADUATEANDPROFESSIONALSCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships support for graduate students can be specific to a certain major, class year, GPA, or level of need
ECSCHOLARSAWARDS EC Scholars is our flagship merit-based scholarship program and housed in the Honors College. The EC Scholars award is the most prestigious scholarship offered to undergraduate students at ECU. EC Scholars award recipients receive $10,000 per year, and a $5,000 study abroad stipend. A minimum gift of $400,000 is needed to create an EC Scholar endowment.
ACCESSSCHOLARSHIPS Access Scholarships support deserving undergraduate students who have the highest level of financial need and proven academic potential. Access Scholarship recipients receive $5,000 per year. A minimum gift of $125,000 is needed to create an Access Scholarship endowment.
RECRUITMENTSCHOLARSHIPS Recruitment Scholarships support incoming freshmen or transfer students. These scholarships are used to attract the best students to ECU and can be specific to a certain major, GPA, or level of need. These scholarship recipients receive $3,000 per year. A minimum gift of $75,000 is needed to create an endowment.
You will never fully understand how much this scholarship means to both my family and me. The amount of pride this has instilled in my parents has been one of the greatest rewards for me as a daughter. Throughout the rest of my journey, I plan to do nothing less than allow that pride to grow. Ashley Montaquila
East Carolina University is seeking funding for the creation of new endowed or annually funded scholarships. Scholarships help ECU to recruit and retain academically deserving and financially disadvantaged students. Currently, there are over 21,000 undergraduate students at ECU. Only 4% of those students are receiving funding from ECU Alumni and Friends. Depending on your wishes, scholarships can be specific to a certain major, class year, GPA, or level of need.
ECUUndergraduate FinancialBurdenStudentExpenses averageperyear
Tuition & Fees $6,158
Room, Board & Other Living Expenses $14,688
Total Cost of Attendance $20,846
Average Scholarship $1,250
ToestablishascholarshipforECUundergraduatestudents: Endowed (name, awarded, and given in perpetuity): minimum $25,000 or more Virtual Endowment: minimum $1,000 or more annually and planned gift of $25,000 or more Annually Funded: minimum $1,000 or more
Graduate and Professional Scholarships
Words cant describe how I felt when I found out that I had received the Phillips Family Scholarship. It truly was a miracle to me. I thank God for blessing me with such an unbelievable gift and thank the Phillips family for their amazing generosity. It is because of them and the scholarship that they have provided that my dream of returning to my hometown to serve the community I love can become a reality. Kyle Duncan
Currently, East Carolina University has 84 Masters programs, 21 doctoral programs, and professional programs. There are over 5,500 graduate students at ECU including medical and dental students. Only 2% of those students are receiving funding from our Alumni and Friends. Similar to the undergraduate scholarships, depending on a donors wishes, the scholarship can be specific to a certain major, class year, GPA, or level of need.
ECUGraduate FinancialBurdenStudentExpenses averageperyear
Tuition & Fees $6,422
Room, Board, & Other Living Expenses $16,506
Total Cost of Attendance $22,928
Average Scholarship $1,273
ToestablishascholarshipforECUgraduatestudents: Endowed (name, awarded, and given in perpetuity): minimum $25,000 or more Virtual Endowment: minimum $1,000 or more annually and planned gift of $25,000 or more Annually Funded: minimum $1,000 or more
ECUMedicalandDental FinancialBurdenStudentExpenses averageperyear
BSOM Tuition & Fees $16,949
Dental Tuition & Fees $30,389
Total Cost of Attendance - BSOM $42,165
Total Cost of Attendance - Dental $55,805
Average Scholarship $2,000
The EC Scholars award has provided me with outstanding opportunities and an education that is second to none. By participating in rigorous honors seminars, a research internship, and scholastic co-curricular activities, I have developed as a student and as a leader. A recent study abroad experience offered intuitive learning in another culture, an opportunity that was attainable through my EC Scholars award. Thank you for your generous support of the EC Scholars Program. Ryan Baucom EC Scholar, Class of 2015
Established in 1998, the EC Scholars program, housed in the Honors College, is our flagship merit-based scholarship program that attracts high-ability students to East Carolina University. The EC Scholar award is offered to the best of our entering freshman class. This is the most prestigious scholarship offered at East Carolina. EC Scholars exhibit outstanding academic performance, engagement in the community, and effective leadership skills. The amount awarded to scholarship recipients is $40,000 ($5,000 per semester for eight continuous semesters). In addition, EC Scholars are provided with a $5,000 stipend to support their required study-abroad experience. Currently, ECU offers 20 EC Scholars awards each year. The goal is to not only increase the number of awards but also to raise the dollar amount given. This will be necessary to increase our competitive position among other merit scholarship programs.
ToestablishanECScholaraward: Endowed: (name, awarded, and given perpetuity): minimum $400,000 endows one award; group contributions can be given to create one endowment Virtual Endowment: $12,500 or more annually and planned gift of $400,000 or more Annually funded Year One: $15,000 Year Two: $10,000 Year Three: $10,000 Year Four: $10,000
This scholarship is extremely important to me because it ensures that I will have the financial resources to continue my education and be the first in my family to graduate from college. Thank you