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.
Students who are selected as EC Scholar finalists and invited to Selection Sunday are also eligible for discipline-based scholarships in the following areas: business, humanities, music, nursing, and social science.
EC Scholars are among the university’s most valued investments as they embody academic excellence and leadership, a way of life that is at the heart of East Carolina
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.