Department Advancement Council Scholarships

Department of Economics and Economics Advancement Council provide both need-based as well as merit-based scholarships for our majors. Please visit the ECU Scholarships webpage to apply. The deadline for submission is January 15.

Social Science Scholars

Social Science Scholars is a unique scholarship opportunity for Honors- and EC Scholars-eligible students who wish to study the following areas at ECU: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Planning, and Environment, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Social Science Scholars benefit from a generous scholarship award beyond the scholarship and benefits awarded by the Honors College and/or EC Scholars. Freshmen Social Science Scholars will live and learn in the Honors College residence environment. For additional information about the Social Science Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Lester Zeager, Professor of Economics, at or 252-328-6408.

University Scholarships

East Carolina University has a variety of scholarships available to incoming freshmen, transfer students and existing students. Effective October 2014, the process for applying for scholarships on our campus changed. The university now utilizes an on-line application portal for most of the scholarships offered to both incoming and existing students.

Opportunities can be located by visiting the ECU On-line Scholarship Management System – ECUAWard. Applicants use their ECU credentials (Pirate ID and password) to gain access to the general scholarship application. Please note that the Honors College has a separate, invitation-only, process outside of the ECUAWard system.

Instructions for using the ECUAWard portal

National and International Scholarships

Department of Economics highly recommend economics majors to consider applying for National and International scholarships, including:

  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
  • Marshall Scholarships
  • Charles B. Rangel Scholarship
  • Gates Millenium Scholarship
  • Golden Key Scholarship
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship
  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Udall Scholarship

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