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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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College of Education Students Honored for Academic Excellence

On: 11 Feb 2016 13:17
On February 5, 2016, forty-five East Carolina University freshmen and full time transfer students with an intended Teacher Education major were honored during the College of Education ECU EXCELS event. This event was a part of the annual ECU EXCELS program that recognizes students who are first time, full-time freshman or transfer students who earned […]

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MLS Students at ECU Collect over 5,800 Books for the Needy

On: 04 Feb 2016 20:51
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LEED alumna, LaTonya Afolayan, named Associate Vice President for Advancement at Lamar University

On: 20 Jan 2016 14:00
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SCEC Holds Holiday Gathering

On: 11 Dec 2015 22:17
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LEED Student to Intern with The U.S. Department of Education and The Hunt Institute

On: 08 Dec 2015 22:13
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Sara Graves, Special Education Alumna, Highlighted on WITN for Project SEARCH

On: 08 Dec 2015 20:49
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English and History Education Students Attend Retreat

On: 30 Nov 2015 19:35
Students and faculty from the English Education (ENED) and History Education (HIED) programs in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education participated in a senior I methods retreat November 20-21 at the Pocosin Arts Riverside Lodge in Columbia, NC. More than two dozen undergraduate, licensure only, and Master of Arts in Teaching […]

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COE Literacy Studies Teachers Of The Year

On: 21 Nov 2015 17:00
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From the TRC: Reluctant Readers

On: 19 Nov 2015 19:12
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IHAT Center Participates in Eastern AHEC IDD Conference

On: 11 Nov 2015 22:49
The Irene Howell Assistive Technology (IHAT) Center staff was invited to present on assistive technology at the Eastern Area Health Education Center’s (AHEC) 11th Annual Eastern Region Intellectual and Developmental (IDD) Services Conference held in Greenville, NC on October 15-16, 2015. The presentation, titled “Great Scott: Back to the Basics and Future: A Round Robin […]

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