Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Graduate Research/Assistantships

Several graduate students each year are selected to assist the department's faculty in research or special projects. These are usually rewarding projects and may lead to ideas and possible data for students' term papers or research papers. The stipend which assistantships provide each semester varies. Students interested in applying to the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies for the assistantship must contact the departmental secretary. If students are working full-time, they are not eligible for the Graduate Research/Assistantships.

Scholarships for Doctoral Study (pdf)

Beth Lambeth Memorial Scholarship

Each academic year, an outstanding student in the department is selected for the Beth Lambeth Memorial Scholarship. The student is selected by the faculty and students, and the presentation is made during the fall or spring semester. A cash award, along with a plaque, is presented to the student. A departmental plaque also displays the names of previous Lambeth award winners. The scholarship is bestowed in memory of an exceptional graduate student who died in the last semester of her graduate studies. See Dr. Mark Stebnicki, coordinator of scholarships, in the department for details on this scholarship.

Graduate Rehabilitation Literary Awards

The purpose of the annual Graduate Rehabilitation Literary Awards competition is to encourage the writing of professional literature among graduate students preparing themselves to work professionally with people with disabilities (i.e., physical, substance abuse, psychiatric) and to facilitate professional communication among all rehabilitation personnel. It is sponsored by the National Rehabilitation Association with the special assistance of its National Rehabilitation Counseling Association. Annual cash prizes of $300, $125, and $75 will be awarded to first second and third-place winners, respectively. Consideration will be given also for honorable mention certificates or awards.

Literary contributions will be accepted only from persons preparing at the graduate level in colleges and universities to work professionally with persons with disabilities. The entry must be written while the student is enrolled in the graduate program and during the year of the contest for which the entry is being submitted (i.e., between March 2 of any year and March 1 of the following year). See Dr. Mark Stebnicki, coordinator of scholarships, in the department for details on this scholarship.

Gravely Foundation Scholarships

Nominees for this scholarship must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 and can be either a junior, senior, or graduate student from the following departments: Biostatistics/Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, Social Work and Corrections or Rehabilitation Studies. Nominations are made by the department in January. See Dr. Mark Stebnicki, coordinator of scholarships, in the department for details on this scholarship.

T. L. McClellan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to promote professional excellence in the practice of rehabilitation through granting scholarships to full-time students in rehabilitation and/or related helping or human service professions. Each applicant must demonstrate his/her potential to make positive contributions to the advancement of rehabilitation in North Carolina. Full-time students in technical or degree programs in the helping or human services are eligible for consideration. See Dr. Mark Stebnicki, coordinator of scholarships, in the department for details on this scholarship.

Berbecker Scholarship

There will be one (1) scholarship of $2,500 awarded to a student who is currently enrolled in full-time graduate study in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Medicine, or Nursing. The student will be awarded $1,250 each semester of the academic year. The deadline varies from year to year and is announced annually.

Paid Clinical Internships

The Internship in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling occurs in the last semester of the student's program. The student will be working full-time at an agency and receive 12 semester hours of credit. Paid internship settings are sometimes available. Please see the Directory of Field Sites for Practica and Internships, your advisor, or departmental internship supervisor for information on paid internships.

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East Carolina University Financial Aid Office

For other types of financial aid information, please write, call, or visit the Financial Aid Office, Division of Student Life, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, telephone 252-328-6610.

College Foundation of North Carolina

Forgivable Education Loan Service (FELS) for graduate students who are from NC are seeking either of our MS degrees or PhD. All of which are FELS approved Allied Health Programs (additional requirements apply). Annual loan amounts are up to $10,000 (>9 credits MS) or $14,000 (.9 credits PhD). Additional information and application are on the web page.