ECU welcomes 20 new EC Scholars in 2017
May 23, 2017
From aspiring engineers, entrepreneurs and music education majors, East Carolina University welcomes the incoming class of EC Scholars.
"We are so proud that these outstanding students, who will be leaders in our classrooms, labs and studios, have decided to join us at ECU," said Dr. Ron Mitchelson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. "Our emphasis on student success is paying dividends and it is exciting to think about the creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship that we will witness with these scholars."
The EC Scholars program is the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate merit scholarship at ECU, recognizing outstanding academic performance, commitment to community engagement and strong leadership skills. Each year, 20 scholars 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.
"EC Scholars are among the university's most valued investments as they embody academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, 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.
Students have completed a rigorous three-tier selection process that includes meeting 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 1339, average ACT score of 28 and an average unweighted GPA of 3.88.
For more information on the EC Scholars Program, visit
Click on individual photos to learn more about each incoming EC Scholar.
EC Scholars photos by Cliff Hollis.