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ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation

ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation

Established in 2013 by the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, this scholarship was created to provide support to an ECU College of Nursing student who represented academic merit and other criteria determined by the scholarship selection committee.

Eldean Pierce

Eldean Pierce

Eldean Pierce graduated from CON in 1974 and taught for many years at her alma mater. Additionally, she was very active in Sigma Theta Tau. Beta Nu is the highly distinguished local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international Honor Society of Nursing founded in...

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Elizabeth "Beth" Brown Sledge

Beth, daughter of Charles Q. and Barbara Hedgepeth Brown, grew up in Greenville, NC, where she graduated J.H. Rose High School. She also graduated Peace Junior College and then earned a Bachelor degree in Business Vocational Technical Education (1984) and a Master...

Eunice Mann Garner

Eunice Mann Garner

Established in 1992 by Eunice Mann Garner, this scholarship was created to provide support to ECU College of Nursing students. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Eunice Garner, who passed in 1995, because of her interest in nursing as a career and the care that...

Grant & Brenda Jarman

Grant & Brenda Jarman

Established in 1986 by JA’s Uniform Shop and Grant & Brenda Jarman, in honor of the founder and proprietor Mrs. Lenore Sherwin Jarman (Grant’s mother), this merit-based scholarship was created to provide support for ECU undergraduate nursing students, who want to...

Gravely Foundation

Gravely Foundation

In 1982, The Gravely Foundation Scholarships were established into several departments at East Carolina University. The Gravely Foundation is based out of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where their prosperity came from the growing and selling of tobacco. They then set...

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Harold H. Bate Foundation

The Harold H. Bate Foundation (Donald K. Brinkley, Chair) funds a number of scholarships at East Carolina University. The primary focus of the Bate family of scholarships is to support students from Jones, Pamlico, or Craven counties. The Harold H. Bate RIBN...

James E. and Deborah L. Hooper

James E. and Deborah L. Hooper

James E. (‘79) and Deborah L. (’82) Hooper, of Greensboro, are both ECU accounting graduates. Jim is president of Staunton Capital, and Deborah is the president of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. The couple established the James E. and Deborah L. Hooper...

James & Selba Harris

James & Selba Harris

Established in 2014 by ECU alumni James & Selba Harris, this scholarship was created to provide support for full-time nursing students, who are also enrolled in ECU’s Honors College. The scholarship honors Selba Harris (BSN ’64) who graduated as part of the College...

Jerod and Marnie Cohen

Jerod and Marnie Cohen

Jerod and Marnie Cohen established the Margery W. and R. Roy Pearce Scholarship in 2006 in memory of Marnie’s grandparents, Roy and Margery Pearce. Marnie received her BSBA with a concentration in Marketing form ECU in 1998 and her MBA in 1999. Jerod is a 1997...

J. Russell and Linda P. Fleming

J. Russell and Linda P. Fleming

This scholarship will support a nursing student with demonstrated academic achievement, with a special interest in pediatric nursing. The first endowed gift by J. Russell (’71) and Linda P. (MA ’76) Fleming was made in 2008 in memory of Russell’s parents, Marguerite...

Kevin and Jennifer Youngs

Kevin and Jennifer Youngs

Established in 2009 by Kevin and Jennifer Youngs, this scholarship was created in remembrance of their baby son, Blaise. A gifted midwife helped deliver him, and helped make his time on earth unbelievably special. Therefore, this scholarship will support students...

Mark and Eileen Weitzel

Mark and Eileen Weitzel

Mark and Eileen Weitzel established the C.C. Weitzel Scholarship in 2014 to honor Mark’s father, C.C. Weitzel, and his belief in education. Mr. Weitzel had to sacrifice his dream of becoming a doctor because of financial hardship while in school. He went on to...

Martha Whitehurst

Martha Whitehurst

Established in 2010, this scholarship was created to support full-time undergraduate students. Preference goes to students of Beaufort, Martin, and Pitt Community College who want to continue to pursue their career as a registered nurse at ECU College of Nursing.

Mary Demaree

Mary Demaree

Established in 2010 by Mary Demaree, this scholarship was created in memory of nurses Pam Demaree and Mike McGinnis to provide a scholarship to a student who is a senior or is in graduate school at ECU College of Nursing. The student must be a full-time senior...

Mary Lou Schulz Fisher

Mary Lou Schulz Fisher

Mary Lou Schulz Fisher grew up in a rural farming community, and even as a child, dreamed of becoming a nurse and traveling the world beyond Iowa. Her nursing career began in the nearby city of St. Louis, where she received her Diploma in Nursing at Lutheran Hospital...

Max Ray Joyner and Catherine Joyner

Max Ray Joyner and Catherine Joyner

Established in 2002 by Max Ray Joyner and Catherine Joyner, this merit-based scholarship was created to award nursing students, with preference given to those who are residents of Pitt County, North Carolina. Catherine, a Duke alumna, died in Aug 2, 2011. Max...

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Charles Purtee

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Charles Purtee

Established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Charles Purtee, this merit-based scholarship was created to assist a female nursing student who is a North Carolina resident with a one-time scholarship. The Purtees of Greenville established this scholarship in memory of...

Mr. Clifton E. Boyd

Mr. Clifton E. Boyd

Established in 1997, the original donor, Mr. Clifton E. Boyd created this scholarship to support undergraduate students in nursing, while the current donor, Mr. Graydon Tripp, is maintaining Mr. Boyd’s legacy.

Mr. Gordon Basnight

Mr. Gordon Basnight

Established in 2014 by Mr. Gordon Basnight, this merit-based scholarship was made to support part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate nursing students. The donor had wanted first preference to be single parents or non-traditional students.

Mr. Harold Lloyd

Mr. Harold Lloyd

Established in 2007 by Mr. Harold Lloyd, this scholarship was created to provide support to students enrolled full-time in the school of nursing. The student must be an undergraduate student in the College of Nursing or a graduate student enrolled in the Nurse...

Mr. Kenneth A. Barlow

Mr. Kenneth A. Barlow

Established in 2005 Mr. Kenneth A. Barlow of SC, the donor, and his sister, Barbara B. Overby created this scholarship in loving memory of their mother, Nina Elnora Gupton Barlow. She was born Aug 16, 1909 at home in rural Warren County, NC, and died in 2005 at 95....

Mr. Robert A. Beer & Mr. F. Brower Moffitt

Mr. Robert A. Beer & Mr. F. Brower Moffitt

Established in 1998, donors Mr. Robert A. Beer & Mr. F. Brower Moffitt created this merit-based scholarship to award graduate students who are enrolled full time in the Schools of Allied Health, Medicine, or Nursing at East Carolina University. Mr Moffitt grew up in...

Mrs. Carolyn Bennett

Mrs. Carolyn Bennett

Established in 2011 by Mrs. Carolyn Bennett, this scholarship was created to provide support to undergraduate nursing students enrolled full-time at ECU. First preference shall be given to qualified candidates who are originally from Beaufort County, NC. If there are...

Mrs. Evelyn Wilson Simpson

Mrs. Evelyn Wilson Simpson

Established in 1988, donor Mrs. Evelyn Wilson Simpson created this scholarship to form interest and recruit nursing trainees at all levels of nursing to embark on nursing careers and to offer financial assistance as is available to worthy trainees through loans or...

Mrs. Julie Hicks Vurnakes

Mrs. Julie Hicks Vurnakes

Established in 2011 by Mrs. Julie Hicks Vurnakes, this scholarship was created to provide support to students within ECU’s College of Nursing. The full-time students must be enrolled in the alternate entry program, but if this doesn’t apply, the scholarship can be...

Mr. Thomas Bennett

Mr. Thomas Bennett

Established in 2007 by the Taylor Foundation (Mr. Thomas Bennett being the trustee), this scholarship was created to provide support to a full-time undergraduate student within the College of Nursing at ECU. First preference will be given to a student planning to...

Ms. Elizabeth "Betty" Berryhill

Ms. Elizabeth "Betty" Berryhill

Established in 2010 by the Nurse Midwifery Program at the College of Nursing, this scholarship’s intent was to create a scholarship for students enrolled in the Nurse Midwifery Program at the ECU College of Nursing. Ms. Elizabeth “Betty” Berryhill died Sunday, August...

Nancy Wellons Windes and Mary Edwards Plybon

Nancy Wellons Windes and Mary Edwards Plybon

Established in 2008 by Nancy Wellons Windes andMary Edwards Plybon, this scholarship memorializes their two mothers. Despite now living in CO and NC respectively, these cousins who grew up in Virginia and NC remain close and are happy to have found this way to honor...

Patricia A. Yow

Patricia A. Yow

Established in 1998 by Patricia A. Yow, this scholarship was created to provide support to a merit-based undergraduate or graduate nursing student. Patricia graduated from ECU School of Nursing in 1974, and devoted her life to her career.