The EC Scholars award is the most prestigious scholarship offered at East Carolina University, and we challenge you to join us in an academic experience that goes beyond the ordinary.
To attract the most intellectually talented students to East Carolina University, the EC Scholars Program was established in 1998. The scholarship offers challenging learning experiences to a highly academically gifted, select group of East Carolina University undergraduates.
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.
Business Scholars is a prestigious opportunity for Honors College awardees who wish to study and pursue careers in business. It is offered jointly by the Honors College and the College of Business at East Carolina University. Business Scholars benefit from the College of Business Leadership and Professional Development program, a unique business curriculum designed to ensure that students develop the vital leadership skills of critical thinking, value orientation, communication, and team-building. Beyond this, Business Scholars participate in leadership and community engagement opportunities and build close relationships with the College of Business leadership team, faculty, and advisory board members. Business Scholars benefit from a generous scholarship award of $12,000 beyond those scholarship monies awarded by the Honors College (distributed as $1500 per semester over eight semesters). Further, Business Scholars are guaranteed entry into the nationally ranked East Carolina University MBA or MSA program upon completion of their undergraduate degree (provided they satisfy program requirements). Freshmen Business Scholars will live and learn in a collegial residence environment.
The Honors College has partnered with the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University to offer the Humanities Scholars Award Program. Humanities Scholars is a unique scholarship opportunity for Honors-eligible students who wish to study the following areas at ECU: English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Foreign Language (French, German, Russian Studies, and Hispanic Studies), and Classical Studies. Humanities Scholars receive a generous scholarship award of $12,000 (distributed as $1,500 per semester for eight consecutive semesters) beyond the scholarship and benefits awarded by the Honors College. Humanities Scholars benefit from dedicated faculty committed to effective classroom instruction, a model of student access that motivates students from diverse backgrounds, and a mission of service in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. Humanities Scholars participate in leadership and community engagement opportunities and build close relationships with the Harriot College leadership team, faculty, and advisory board members. Freshmen Humanities Scholars will live and learn in the Honors College collegial residence dorm housed in Gateway Hall.
East Carolina University’s Honors College and School of Music have partnered to provide a unique opportunity for outstanding students seeking to major in a program offered by the School of Music, including Music Education, Music Therapy, Theory-Composition, and Performance. The School of Music at ECU is one of the premier music schools in the Southeast with accreditations from the National Association of Schools of Music and American Music Therapy Association. Music Scholars receive a generous scholarship award of $12,000 (distributed as $1,500 per semester over eight semesters) beyond the scholarship and benefits awarded by the Honors College. Music Scholars benefit from an intentionally small and highly-qualified student body and some of the finest facilities, resources, and faculty in the state. Freshmen Humanities Scholars will live and learn in the Honors College collegial residence dorm housed in Gateway Hall. Students who are interested in this prestigious opportunity must be accepted into the Honors College and the School of Music, which requires a performance audition in addition to the Honors College admissions process.
The Honors College proudly offers five Early Assurance programs. These programs are directed at prospective students who are interested in graduate programs in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or audiology following the completion of their undergraduate degrees. Students are guaranteed entry into each respective program upon completion of their undergraduate degree provided they satisfy requirements.