Our Opportunities

Welcome to ECUAWard, East Carolina University’s on-line scholarship application portal. Completion of the General Scholarship Application on this portal will allow interested students access to a variety of scholarship opportunities on our campus. ECU holds an annual process and our opportunities begin opening in August. Additional opportunities may open each month through the end of January. If an opportunity currently says ENDED in the Action column, it may not have opened yet. Note that many of our opportunities for incoming students will open on August 1 with the start of our annual Admissions process. Campus based opportunities for existing students tend to open on November 1 each year. You may start your application before the opportunities open as your application is live from the moment you start it until the opportunities close at the end of the cycle and can be updated and amended throughout the fall semester.

The fully completed General Scholarship Application is the only form a student has to fill out to be considered for opportunities that are designated as “auto-match”. These opportunities have pre-determined qualifiers in place that allow the system to “auto-match” applicants to these opportunities. Auto-match opportunities have the following statement in their description: You will be automatically considered based on your completed General Application.

Additional opportunities that are noted with “apply” in the Action column will require supplemental information from the applicant in order for an application to be considered. If you click on the name of the opportunity, the system will show the additional information/questions that have to be answered/provided in order to apply for this opportunity.

To view a list of opportunities for which an applicant may be eligible, please visit the Recommended Opportunities page on the applicant dashboard, review the opportunities and their requirements, and complete any supplemental questions or requirements.

Award notices are sent to applicants via ECU student email accounts. Notices begin going out in late February. Therefore, it is important for applicants to check their ECU email account regularly.

Note: Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds each year and annual award amounts may vary.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies The College of Business Gold Graduate Scholarship
This College of Business merit-based graduate scholarship is awarded prior to students beginning their Master’s in Business Administration (MBA),...
This College of Business merit-based graduate scholarship is awarded...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/21/2018
Varies The College of Business Purple Graduate Scholarship
The College of Business graduate scholarship is awarded each semester to full-time, part-time, online, on campus, new, or current students in the...
The College of Business graduate scholarship is awarded each semester to...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/21/2018
Varies The J. Craig Souza Scholarship
This scholarship supports students enrolled within the Department of Public Health. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need and must...
This scholarship supports students enrolled within the Department of...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2018
Varies The LGBT Legacy Project Essay Contest
Our stories are our history, each one a reflection of a life lived and a journey unique to each individual. The lives of generations of people in...
Our stories are our history, each one a reflection of a life lived and a...
  • Deadline: 11/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/09/2018
Varies The John C. Ralph Scholarship
This College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment scholarship is for Urban and Regional Planning majors who have...
This College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, Planning and...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2018
Varies The S.M. Hankins Scholarship
This College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment scholarship is for Urban and Regional Planning majors who have...
This College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, Planning and...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2018
Varies The Urban Planning Alumni Scholarship
This College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment scholarship is for students majoring in Urban and Regional...
This College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, Planning and...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2018
$20,000 over 4 years The Access Scholarship
These scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students. This scholarship is designed to help students with both demonstrated...
These scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $20,000 over 4 years
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The AJ Threewitts Family Scholarship
This merit scholarship is for students from Robeson County, NC that are majoring in either Business or Computer Science. Projected GPA of 3.0 or...
This merit scholarship is for students from Robeson County, NC that are...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Alliance One International Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to students that are the dependent children of full-time employees of Alliance One International. Second...
This scholarship will be awarded to students that are the dependent...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The Allison and Gene Wright Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students in all majors with demonstrated financial need. First preference is for students from the following Florida...
This scholarship is open to students in all majors with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Alva Sawyer and Lee G. Williams Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman or current student based on the following in order of priority: recipient must be working on...
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman or current student...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Andrews Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to a female student with record of service and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
This scholarship is to be awarded to a female student with record of...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Ballard S. and Genevieve H. Gay Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA of 3.0 with preference given to graduation from a high school in...
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Battalion Chief Luther Alan Walters Public Service Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students who have a parent that is a Firefighter. The first preference is for the son/daughter of a Raleigh...
This scholarship is open to students who have a parent that is a...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$2,000 The Baxter R. Ridenhour Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from Durham and/or Orange counties that graduated from a high school in those counties with a...
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from Durham and/or...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Betty Brown Ridan Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA of 3.0, evidence of involvement in extracurricular activities and...
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,500 The Beulah L. Raynor Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA of 3.0 and is a resident of North Carolina.
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Beulah Little Mason Awards Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 2.8 with preference given to qualified students who attended...
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a minimum high...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,500 The Burgess Whitehurst Kopf Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with demonstrated financial need and a projected GPA of 3.0.
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The Burney and Judy Warren Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students in any major that are planning to study abroad.
This scholarship is available to students in any major that are planning...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The Business Scholar Award for Incoming Freshmen
This College of Business scholarship is a prestigious opportunity for outstanding incoming freshmen who wish to study and pursue careers in...
This College of Business scholarship is a prestigious opportunity for...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The Captain David L. Beveridge and Geraldine Mayo Beveridge Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with demonstrated financial need and a projected GPA of 2.5 that is a graduate of Pamlico High...
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,500 The Carolyn M. Cuddy Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a full time incoming freshman based on academic merit with a projected 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
This scholarship will be awarded to a full time incoming freshman based...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline01/15/2019
$2,500 The Catherine G. Fulcher Scholarship
This is a merit based scholarship for incoming freshmen that are graduates of East Carteret High School. Projected GPA of 3.0 is required.
This is a merit based scholarship for incoming freshmen that are...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline01/15/2019
$0.00 The Cecil P. Staton, Jr. And Catherine D. Staton Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students in any major that are planning to study abroad.
This scholarship is available to students in any major that are planning...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Chall Ralph Little Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman based on scholarship, citizenship and financial need.
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman based on...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$600 The Charles Marion Vincent and Sandra Dough Vincent Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming transfer student from Pitt Community College with a minimum 3.5 GPA, evidence of involvement in...
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming transfer student from Pitt...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $600
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The Chris Murphy Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with an unweighted GPA of 3.0. Must be actively involved in school and community. Must be a...
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with an unweighted...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 The Class of 1982 Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a senior with a sound scholastic record, demonstrated financial need, and involvement in leadership activities...
This scholarship will be awarded to a senior with a sound scholastic...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The Dallas and Verena Paul Scholarship (R)
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman with demonstrated financial need and a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 2.5. ...
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman with...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Daughters for Dads Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students in any major that are suffering from cancer or who have an immediate family member (mother, father, brother,...
This scholarship is open to students in any major that are suffering...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,800 The David E. Harris Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA of 3.0.
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,800
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The Deborah A. Epley Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students in all majors. Must be a North Carolina resident with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.
This scholarship is open to students in all majors. Must be a North...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,500 The Dennis G. "Dick" Jones Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman with an SAT score of 1300 (math/verbal), a record of extracurricular activities and an...
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman with an SAT...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Dowdy Bookstore Scholarship
This scholarship is available to both incoming freshmen and transfer students with a predicted GPA of 3.0.
This scholarship is available to both incoming freshmen and transfer...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The Dr. Katherine Bray Strickland Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is used to support an incoming student intending to pursue a major in the health field. The student must be from Pitt County and...
This scholarship is used to support an incoming student intending to...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The E. Gene and Linda G. Pleasants Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA of 3.0.
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Eastern North Carolina Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from eastern North Carolina with demonstrated financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from eastern North...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The ECU Retired Faculty Association Graduate Fellowship
This fellowship will be awarded to children and/or grandchildren of ECU faculty (active or retired) who are either incoming or currently enrolled...
This fellowship will be awarded to children and/or grandchildren of ECU...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The ECU Retired Faculty Association Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to children of ECU faculty (active or retired) who are either incoming freshmen or currently enrolled students. ...
This scholarship will be awarded to children of ECU faculty (active or...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$2,000 (renewable for one year) The Edward Jones Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen
This College of Business Scholarship is for an outstanding incoming freshman who plans to major in Business. The scholarship is renewable for a...
This College of Business Scholarship is for an outstanding incoming...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000 (renewable for one year)
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Ella D. Broughton Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from Pamlico County with a projected GPA of 3.0, demonstrated desire for a college education,...
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from Pamlico County...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,950 The Eugene G. Anderson Family Transfer Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate transfer student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, 24 semester hours of transferable credit, and who...
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate transfer student...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,950
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Frank L. Rice, Jr. Memorial Scholarship (R)
This scholarship will be awarded to students that are from Gates County, NC that have demonstrated financial need and a projected GPA of 3.0.
This scholarship will be awarded to students that are from Gates County,...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 The Georgia A. Gilbert Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a student that graduated from or lived at the Masonic Orphanage in Oxford, NC. If no such applicant exists,...
This scholarship will be awarded to a student that graduated from or...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,500 The Gillie S. and Riddick Revelle Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA of 3.0.
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The Gravely Foundation Admissions Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming transfer student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and 54 hours of transferrable credit.
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming transfer student with a...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies The Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) Scholarship
The Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) Scholarship is open to any student (full or part time – 6 hour minimum course load) who is pursuing a...
The Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) Scholarship is open to any...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 The H.E. "Gene" Rayfield, Jr. Merit Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA of 3.0.
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with a projected GPA...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019