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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.


Amanda Blakely named first North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year

On: 06 Oct 2016 12:46
Amanda Blakely, 2016 ECU Graduate in Birth-Kindergarten, was named the first North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year by North Carolina Association for Colleges and Teacher Educators (NC-ACTE) at their Fall forum on September 21 in Raleigh, NC. The NC-ACTE is the organization that unites teacher educators in both public and private colleges and universities, staff and faculty in state created initiatives and consortia, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, according to their website. Each member institution in good standing may nominate one candidate for Continue reading →

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ECU College of Education honors scholarship recipients and donors

On: 19 Sep 2016 17:23
More than 100 students in East Carolina University’s College of Education have received a record amount of scholarship support for the upcoming academic year. This year, more than $550,000 in merit and need-based scholarships was distributed to 106 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education students. The awards range from $250 to $20,000 with some open to all education students while others are earmarked for specific education majors or programs. “Attracting the best students and ensuring access to an East Carolina University education rank among our highest Continue reading →

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Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Workshop

On: 31 Aug 2016 13:39
In the Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Workshop, Fulbright Ambassador Dr. Spencer Salas, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will share his experiences as a Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2013. Flyer with event details: Ambassador Workshop Invitation_Salas Scholars like Salas return to their campuses with new perspectives on their fields and fresh ideas for further international engagement. Faculty and administrators will learn about the benefits of Fulbright and the impact it can have personally and professionally. Find out more about Salas’ Continue reading →

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EQUIPPED Scholars AT Summer Institute a huge success!

On: 28 Jul 2016 15:48
The Irene Howell Assistive Technology (IHAT) Center and EQUIPPED grant Co-Principal Investigators, Drs. Alana Zambone and Christopher Rivera, hosted the Assistive Technology (AT) Summer Institute during the week of July 18-22, 2016. The EQUIPPED Summer Institute was developed as a week-long professional development for seven graduate students through the OSEP Personnel Prep grant: EQUIPPED: Engendering High Quality Personnel Preparation for Educators Serving Students with Significant Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The EQUIPPED grant is designed to prepare initially licensed teachers (B.S.) and teacher-leaders in Special Education Continue reading →

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Glenesha Berryman named Outstanding First-Year Student by Phi Kappa Phi

On: 18 May 2016 15:15
Glenesha Berryman, an EC Scholar and member of the Honors College, has been recognized by the ECU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, as the Outstanding First-Year Student for 2015-2016. She was awarded a plaque and a check for $500 from the chapter at the annual initiation ceremony on Sunday, April 11, 2016. Berryman is from a military family and the first in her family to attend college. She made the journey to ECU from Seoul, South Korea, where she finished high school. Continue reading →

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Growing Teachers Close To Home: New SECU Partnership East Students Prepare for their Online Journey

On: 17 May 2016 12:00
On Thursday, May 12, 2016, the College of Education welcomed five cohorts who will be joining State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East this summer and fall. Students spent the day in Speight Building learning about their new majors in elementary, middle, and special education from College of Education advisors and faculty members. In addition, these new teacher education students toured the Teaching Resource Center in Joyner Library as well as spent time getting to know their new advisors and fellow cohort members. SECU Partnership Continue reading →

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Class of 2016 ECU 40 under 40 – 3 named in College of Education

On: 03 May 2016 14:00
Dr. Kylie Dotson-Blake, Levy Brown and Shawn Moore, were recently named as members of the Class of 2016 ECU 40 Under 40. Dotson-Blake is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Counselor Education Program Coordinator.  She received her BS in Health and Human Performance from East Carolina University in 2000 and her Masters of Arts in Education in 2002. Brown is the Dean of Arts & Sciences at Lenoir Community College.  He received his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in 2002.  He Continue reading →

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Freshman education major recognized by top honor society

On: 02 May 2016 18:47
The ECU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society has named Glenesha D. Berryman as the Outstanding First-Year student at ECU for the 2015-2016 year. Berryman is studying English education in the College of Education and is also completing an English major in the Harriot College Department of English. She is an EC Scholar and member of the Honors College.

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IHAT Center Presentation at Loyola Marymount University

On: 02 May 2016 14:24
The Irene Howell Assistive Technology [IHAT] Center was invited to do a virtual presentation at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The presentation was facilitated by IHAT Center Co-Manager, Taylor Carangi and IHAT staff member, Paige Anderson, both ECU Special Education majors, via Skype on April 26, 2016. It offered a virtual tour of the IHAT Center and an introduction to assistive technology and universal design for learning. The presentation was given to general education and special education pre-service teachers who are in an early Continue reading →

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ECU education student receives Fulbright Award

On: 15 Apr 2016 14:40
An ECU Honors College student and triple major Daniel Franch has been named a recipient of an English teaching assistant award from the highly-competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Franch, who is graduating in May with a degree in history, history education and German, is one of 140 students in the United States to receive a $30,000 grant that will support his international experience in East Germany teaching English for a year. Full story:

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