Learn about yourself and your community
Take action through service
Advocate for lasting social change
This competitive full-tuition, full cost of attendance scholarship was created as an opportunity to attract and support high achieving students at East Carolina University. The scholarship program involves leadership development with the goal of continually enhancing the overall image of the university. Leadership and service are interconnected, and this program highlights the importance of both activities at East Carolina University and beyond.
Each year, up to twenty students are selected from Eastern North Carolina to receive a scholarship of $1,000 and to participate in a year-long leadership education experience which makes use of experiential education and community service. Topics of the program include ethics and values, decision-making, and leadership theory.
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.