Awards are based upon varied criteria and do not require repayment. Academic excellence, financial need, and major of study are just a few of the criteria used for selecting recipients. Most scholarships require a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Contact your academic college or department for information on scholarships that are administered by them. Though not always indicated as such, most are reserved for upperclassmen who have demonstrated their academic abilities at ECSU. For a listing of additional scholarships, please visit the following websites:
ECSU Foundation Scholarships
Most Foundation scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen that have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, a composite SAT1 score of 1200 or more (or composite ACT score of 17 or more). Awards are made to students with the highest test scores and high school GPA. New students must submit their Admissions application, test scores, high school transcript and apply for financial aid by March 1st. To remain eligible for the scholarships, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and reapply for financial aid by March 1st. Non-freshmen scholarships are not renewable.
UNC Campus Scholarships
UNC Campus scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen that graduate from a North Carolina high school that have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, a composite SAT1 score of 1200 or more (or composite ACT score of 17 or more) and apply for federal aid by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the required date. Eligible students must earn 30 semester hours a year (fall and spring semesters only) Each student must also exhibit high moral and ethical standards in personal and scholastic behavior as outlined by Elizabeth City State University's (ECSU) student handbook and catalog..
This award has a maximum value to equal the cost of tuition, fees, room, board,and books up to $3,800 per academic year. This is awarded after all other need-based funds are awarded. Freshman students can receive this for up to 8 semesters.
Continuing eligibility is based on the student completing the FAFSA each year, earning 30 semester hours a year (fall and spring semesters only) and meeting the required GPA:
30 credit hours earned - 2.5 cumulative GPA
60 credit hours earned - 2.75 cumulative GPA
90 credit hours earned - 3.0 cumulative GPA
120 credit hours earned - 3.0 cumulative GPA
To be eligible as a transfer student, a North Carolina resident student must be a graduate of a community or junior college in North Carolina, earned an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), or a certificate in a program that articulates directly with an academic program offered by ECSU and apply for federal aid. In addition, you must have a cumulate GPA of 2.5 at a North Carolina community or junior college you are transferring from and maintain a 3.0 GPA after earning 30 and 60 semester hours at ECSU. Transfer students can receive this scholarship for up to 4 semesters.