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Honors College Scholarship

Students who are accepted to the Honors College will receive a four-year scholarship at varying levels.  The scholarship is processed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.  Scholarship support comes from both public and private sources.  The Honors College is constantly engaged in work to expand the scholarship support available to all of our students.

The Honors College scholarship is renewable for a maximum term of eight semesters of undergraduate work, provided students remain in good standing with the Honors College.  The scholarship may be stacked on top of many other awards, including those connected with EC Scholars and discipline-based awards.  These scholarships may be stacked so long as the total aid does not exceed the cost of attendance as defined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Honors College students who earn a baccalaureate degree before the eighth semester of the scholarship may pursue post-baccalaureate study at East Carolina University using the remaining scholarship semester[s] under the same rules and conditions as undergraduates.  The value of the scholarship will remain the same.  Students intending to utilize the scholarship for post-baccalaureate study are required to notify the Associate Dean with an e-mail that contains the program of study and the start date for the program.

All campus based scholarships are posted to student accounts and should be visible via Pirate Port in Banner/Student/Financial Aid.  These scholarship funds will apply against the University bills for Fall  and Spring semesters as most aid (scholarships, grants, and loans) are split evenly over the two semesters of an academic year.  When the university  bills for Fall charges in early July (notices will be sent to students via email), you should see the scholarship(s) as credits against the charges leaving a “net balance due” to the university for Fall costs. The same will happen in the Spring semester.

All questions regarding the above should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Honors College Scholarships

EC Scholars

Housed in the Honors College, the EC Scholars Award Program is ECU's most competitive merit scholarship award. Students accepted into this prestigious four-year program exhibit outstanding academic performance and leadership skills combined with an impressive record of community engagement.   

Highly-specialized coursework, experiential learning opportunities, and a required study abroad journey provide EC Scholars with access and exposure to networks uncommon for undergraduate students and position them as leaders on campus and beyond. EC Scholars are the university's most valued investment as they embody a way of life that is at the heart of East Carolina and frequently serve as the face of the university. 

The EC Scholars Award Program provides all the benefits and experiences of the Honors College plus the following: 

The EC Scholars Award scholarship valued at $62,000, which includes a $5,000 stipend to complete a required study-abroad experience

Leadership development with an individualized internship placement

Research internship placement alongside faculty and graduate students

Pre-college, team-building retreat in North Carolina's Outer Banks and enrichment experiences across the east coast

Of the admitted class of 200 Honors College students, 20 are selected as EC Scholars and receive this prestigious merit scholarship. Visit the EC Scholars Award Program website to learn more about this program.

Chancellor's Fellows

Chancellor's Fellows receive a scholarship valued at the amount of in-state tuition for up to eight semesters, along with all of the benefits associated with participation in the Honors College.

Centennial Fellows

Centennial Fellows receive a scholarship valued at $2,500 per year for four years, along with all of the benefits associated with participation in the Honors College.

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