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College of Education Scholarships

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 accepted between January 1 and February 15. We will not accept any applications after February 15, no exceptions. No paper applications will be accepted.

All applications require three recommendations. If the application does not include three recommendations, it will not be considered. Current ECU students are not required to turn in transcripts, but the information provided on applications such as GPA, major, and number of hours will be verified by the College of Education.

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 page.

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
  • Acquire three recommendations
    • If your recommender is an ECU faculty or staff member, you will be able to e-mail your request using the scholarship system. Be sure you have their Pirate ID/e-mail address correct.
    • If your recommender is outside of the university, you will want to provide them the recommendation form to complete.
    • All recommendation forms must be received by the COE Office of Development and Communications by February 15th.
  • 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.
    • If you are a current ECU student, your GPA, major, and number of hours will be verified. Please make sure you are entering accurate information.
  • 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.
  • Recommendation Forms
    • Request recommendations from faculty, staff, supervisors, or mentors who know you well and can speak to your strengths. Do not request that faculty members, staff, or individuals fill out the recommendation form if they do not know you well or if you have not communicated with each of them on an individual basis. Do not request recommendations from fellow students.
    • You may want to request more than three recommendations, to be sure that you acquire three by the application deadline. Exceptions will not be made.
  • 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 link to apply for College of Education Scholarships will be added here when the online application is available. Please check back in December.

We hope that you take some time to fill out our online scholarship application. If you have any questions or feedback about our system, please contact Stephanie Bunn at