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The ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship

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The ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship

The ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship is funded by the Parents Council at East Carolina University and is housed within the Division of Student Affairs.  The purpose of this annual award is to recognize and support outstanding student leaders at East Carolina University.  As recipients of the ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship, participants will work together to explore leadership and service, and develop a leadership action plan focused on positive social change through supporting the ECU Alternative Break Experience.  Parents Scholars will serve as ambassadors of the university for the Parents Council through attending meetings, functions and programs that support East Carolina University’s Parents Council.

Overview & Criteria of Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Applicants must have an established ECU GPA; therefore, first semester students are ineligible to apply.  Current scholarship recipients are ineligible to reapply for this scholarship.  Preference will be given to students of Parents Council members.

Scholarship Criteria and Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate (12+ credit hours) or graduate student (9+ credit hours)
  • Minimum cumulative established ECU GPA of 3.0
  • Preference given to students of Parents Council members
  • Must participate in an Alternative Break Experience trip

Application Process

Eligible full-time undergraduate or graduate students may apply for the ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship through ECU’s scholarship application portal.

September 1, 2016: ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship application opens in scholarship application portal.

January 31, 2017: ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship application deadline.  The application and all associated materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

February 1-15, 2017: Application review period for candidates.

Week of February 20, 2017: Finalist interviews for ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship.

February 24, 2017: Targeted notification date for award decision.

March 1, 2017: Verbal and written acceptance deadline for students offered the ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a prospective candidate apply for the ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship?

If a student qualifies for the ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship, the application must be completed through ECU’s scholarship application portal.

What is included in the scholarship?

The selected recipients will receive a one-year scholarship award of $2,000.

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, current scholarship recipients are ineligible to reapply for this scholarship.

Do ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship recipients need to be enrolled as full-time students?

Yes, recipients must remain a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in fall and spring semesters at East Carolina University to remain eligible for the scholarship.

Can the scholarship be stacked with other scholarships?

The ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship allows its students to receive scholarships from other programs, and scholarships may be stacked up to the “cost of attendance.” If a student is receiving other scholarships, he/she is responsible for checking the stacking policies related to the other scholarships.  In general, excess award funds remaining after all university invoices have been paid are deposited into the scholar’s Higher One account.

What happens if an ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship recipient needs to withdraw during a semester?

If an ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship recipient must withdraw from the university during a term, he/she is considered to have used that semester’s scholarship funds; no refunds should be expected.  If possible, recipients should seek assistance from the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement prior to completing withdrawal procedures.  Notification of withdrawal should be made to the Dean of Students, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement.

Will an ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship recipient lose his/her scholarship if he/she withdraws?

If an ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship recipient is withdrawing from the university, the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement needs to be notified immediately by the student.  A student’s scholarship eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement will resolve questions regarding eligibility.

May the ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship be terminated?

Yes, the scholarship may be terminated for the following reasons: failure to maintain academic standards; non-compliance with a program requirement; violation of university regulations; or engaging in other conduct that is incompatible with standards of the ECU Parents Council Student Leadership Scholarship.  Recipients are required to follow the Principles of Academic Integrity and the Honor Code.