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About the Award
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Hometown/State: Garner, North Carolina
Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2009
Scholarship(s) Awarded: Helen Snydey EC Scholars Award
Major/Intended Major: Mathematics
After visiting many campuses, ECU was the only place I felt like I was at home. When I learned about the EC Scholars Program I knew I should not pass up the opportunity to apply. I finally chose to attend East Carolina because of its reputation for strong academics and student success.
Without my scholarship I would not have been able to attend a university. My financial aid alone was not enough to allow me to attend East Carolina. My scholarship has afforded me the best education I could have hoped for and would not have been able to obtain otherwise.
I came to East Carolina unclear of what major and career I wanted to pursue. However, after taking a variety of courses I was able to make an informed decision about my future and how my interests could guide me into selecting a career. I plan to take advantage of several research opportunities within my major this fall.
After getting to know many of my fellow EC Scholars I see how I am eligible for leadership in any of the student organizations I participated in last year. EC Scholars has given me more opportunities than I could have ever imagined.
I plan to obtain my Doctorate degree in mathematics and I hope to eventually teach at East Carolina. East Carolina has helped me to discover what my future holds and I can only hope to have East Carolina be a part of that future.
I have worked hard to uphold the strong reputation of EC Scholars. I have a strong interest in helping others also achieve academic success and I have used tutoring as a tool to encourage my friends and fellow students to succeed above and beyond their original expectations.