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The College of Education offers more than $200,000 in scholarships every year. Scholarships range from $250 to $7,000 a year! This scholarship process will allow you to apply for all scholarships offered by the College of Education for which you are eligible. Online scholarship applications are due by January 30. No paper applications will be accepted.

To get started you must complete a general application. Your scholarship application is automatically applied to all general scholarships for which you qualify. From there, you may discover additional scholarship opportunities for which you may qualify. These scholarships may require you to write an additional essay or answer additional questions.

Select a topic below to view more information on College of Education scholarships.

The College of Education offers a number of scholarships, both for the general College as well as for specific COE departments.

For a full listing of the scholarships available, visit the University Scholarships system site.

To view scholarship opportunities offered to education students by other organizations, visit the Current Students page.

  • You must be accepted to ECU and have a Pirate ID
  • Know your Banner ID
  • Have a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Know your major, program area, and classification
  • Send a transcript only if you are not a current ECU student
  • If you are an incoming ECU student, you must provide your transcript to the COE Office of Development and Communications by the application deadline.
  • Allow time to submit thoughtful answers on the scholarship application
    • Sample open-ended questions:
      • Provide information regarding your professional goals.
      • Explain why you believe you should be a scholarship recipient.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you are required to attend the College of Education Scholarship Recipient and Donor Recognition Ceremony. This event is held at the beginning of every fall semester and scholarship recipients will be notified of the date.

Scholarships are available for incoming students, undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students seeking degrees in Education. College of Education Scholarships are credited directly to the student’s fee bill from the Cashier’s Office. Half of the scholarship will be awarded in fall and half will be awarded in spring. If the student does not attend ECU for the following academic year, the scholarship must be forfeited.

All applicants who submitted a complete application will be notified of their application status in April after the scoring and selection process is complete.

Ready to apply?

The College of Education Scholarship system has been merged with the university system, so all scholarships can be accessed from one location, using your PirateID. We hope that you take some time to fill out an online scholarship application.

For more scholarship information, visit the University Scholarships page.

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On: 01 Oct 2015 12:31
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On: 29 Sep 2015 16:21
East Carolina University’s College of Education hosted its second Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on Sept. 12 for close to 100 pre-service and in-service teacher educators from the Latham Clinical Schools Network, a privately funded partnership program that supports the enhancement of 39 school systems in eastern North Carolina. As an expert in the field […]

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College of Education awards more than $475,000 in scholarships to ECU students

On: 16 Sep 2015 21:20
East Carolina University’s College of Education has awarded $476,000 in scholarships to 78 outstanding students for the 2015-2016 school year. A total of 95 scholarships and awards, ranging from $250 to $20,000, were presented. Several students received multiple scholarships. Recipients were honored Aug. 28 at the ECU College of Education Scholarship Recipient and Donor Recognition […]

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International Literacy Day Celebration a Great Success!

On: 09 Sep 2015 14:20
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On: 04 Sep 2015 17:24
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On: 31 Aug 2015 19:02
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On: 27 Aug 2015 15:10
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On: 26 Aug 2015 21:12
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Dr. Delilah Jackson, 3-time Alumna, Named Superintendent of Washington County Schools

On: 19 Jun 2015 15:46
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Partnership East Made it Possible for Nikki Manning to Become a Teacher

On: 19 Jun 2015 14:27
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