"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," said Dr. Todd Fraley, director of the EC Scholars Award Program.
The program is the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate merit scholarship at ECU, recognizing outstanding academic performance, commitment to community engagement and strong leadership skills. Recipients are admitted to ECU's Honors College and receive a scholarship for four years, along with a stipend for study abroad, for a total value of approximately $62,000.
"Our EC Scholars have chosen to attend ECU over many of the nation's very best universities," said Dr. Ron Mitchelson, provost of ECU. "It's a clear indication of ECU's rapidly growing reputation for academic excellence. Our scholars enrich every classroom, laboratory and studio they enter."
EC Scholar recipients have completed a rigorous three-tier selection process that includes meeting the Honors College admissions criteria, having an additional faculty review and completing an on-campus interview. The incoming class has an average combined math/verbal SAT score of 1384, ACT score of 31.5 and an average unweighted GPA of 3.92.
"They bring an infectious enthusiasm for learning and innovation that elevates the experience for all students across the entire campus," Mitchelson said.
For more information on the EC Scholars Program, visit www.ecu.edu/ecscholars. Click on individual photos to learn more about each incoming EC Scholar.
EC Scholars photos by Jay Clark.