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 Scholarships and Awards


Application: Visit ECUAward to submit all materials electronically for Scholarships.
Deadline: January 15 for all Scholarships. Deadlines for Awards are announced separately.
Questions: Contact Dr. Anuradha Mukherji, Chair, Urban and Regional Planning Scholarship Committee.


Hankins Scholarship (amount varies and is applied towards tuition)

Competitively awarded to one student in the spring semester. There will be an interview with the Scholarship Committee for selected semifinalists. The principal criteria for selecting recipients shall be scholarship and an exhibited dedication to the profession of urban and regional planning. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration. Deadline for receipt of all materials through ECUAward is January 15.

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing a BS degree in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Completed 85 semester hours of college course work
  • Minimum Planning GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Involved in extracurricular and community activities

Application Materials:

  • University transcript
  • Upon request, one letter of recommendation from a planning faculty (provide a reference in your application)
  • Description of involvement in extracurricular and community activities


John C. Ralph Scholarship (amount varies and is applied towards tuition)

Competitively awarded to one student in the spring semester. The principal criteria for selecting recipients shall be scholarship and an exhibited dedication to the profession of urban and regional planning. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration. Deadline for receipt of all materials through ECUAward is January 15.

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing a BS degree in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Completed 60 semester hours of college course work
  • Minimum Planning GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Involved in extracurricular and community activities

Application Materials:

  • University transcript
  • Upon request, one letter of recommendation from a planning faculty (provide a reference in your application)
  • Description of involvement in extra-curricular and community activities


Urban Planning Alumni Scholarship (amount varies and is applied towards tuition)

Competitively awarded to one student in the spring semester. The selected student must be willing to be a department ambassador and attend functions to share information about the program and department. Deadline for receipt of all materials through ECUAward is January 15.

Eligibility:

  • Rising junior or senior
  • Recipient must meet all program requirements
  • Demonstrated community involvement
  • Any other criteria determined appropriate by the planning scholarship committee

Application Materials:

  • University transcript
  • Upon request, one letter of recommendation from a planning faculty (provide a reference in your application)
  • Description of involvement in extra-curricular and community activities


The Geography Scholarship, $500 (applied towards tuition)

The Geography Scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in any of the degree offerings in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment. Deadline for receipt of all materials through ECUAward is January 15.

Eligibility:

  • A full-time ECU undergraduate with sophomore standing or above
  • Pursuing a major in Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Applied Atmospheric Science or GIST
  • Minimum GPA in Major: 3.0
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5

Application Materials:

  • A one-page statement of your career goals
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment


The Robert E. and Margeryfay R. Cramer Scholarship, $750

Competitively awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment who plans to study abroad in one semester or one school year. Deadline for receipt of all materials through ECUAward is January 15.

Eligibility:

  • A full-time ECU undergraduate with sophomore standing or above
  • Pursuing a major in Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Applied Atmospheric Science or GIST
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • The student will be enrolled as a full-time student while studying at an ECU Study Abroad Program or in an accredited program in the foreign country

Application Materials:

  • A one-page letter of application stating your study abroad plan
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment


East Carolina Alumni Association Scholarships, $1,000-$2,500 (applied towards tuition)

Competitively awarded to an undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at East Carolina University as full-time undergraduates. Scholarship applications are evaluated based on demonstrated leadership, service/volunteerism, and recommendation. Visit the ECU Alumni Scholarship Program for further details. Deadline for receipt of all materials through ECUAward is January 15.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time ECU undergraduate including freshman
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0

Application Materials:

  • One letter of recommendation that speaks to the applicant's involvement in university/community related extracurricular activities or employment


National and International Scholarships

There are numerous opportunities for Planning students in competitive scholarship programs beyond ECU. Deadlines, eligibility and application materials required for these scholarships vary. Visit the ECU Office of University Scholarships for further details.

 

Awards

Each year, awards are presented for outstanding student performance:

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Outstanding Student - recognizes outstanding attainment in the study of planning by students graduating from a Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)-accredited planning program.

North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA) Outstanding Student -recognizes students from each branch of the state university system which offers a degree in planning for exceptional academic studies and initiative in planning.

North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA) Summer Fellowship - offers a Summer Fellowship for minority students pursuing graduate or undergraduate planning degrees and/or planning related degrees. Students will receive a scholarship and recognition during the NCAPA Conference.