The EC Scholars program is a merit scholarship program established in 1998 that attracts high-ability students to East Carolina University who have the promise and capability to become scholars and leaders in Eastern North Carolina and beyond. The EC Scholar award is offered to the best of our entering freshman class. This is the most prestigious scholarship offered at East Carolina University. EC Scholars exhibit outstanding academic performance, engagement in the community, effective leadership skills, and embrace a study abroad experience. 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 help support their Study Abroad experience. The EC Scholars Program provides students with rigorous coursework, research opportunities with faculty members across campus, and a required Study Abroad experience. EC Scholars live and learn in a collegial residence environment, and participate in leadership and community engagement opportunities in eastern North Carolina and beyond. We appreciate your interest in the EC Scholars Program and welcome inquiries about the program. For additional information about the EC Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Katherine O’Connor, Associate Dean and Director of the EC Scholars Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252.328.6373.