CONTACT THE NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS.
All scholarships require full-time attendance (12 hours for undergraduate; 6 hours for graduate) unless indicated otherwise.
All scholarships require a 3.0 cumulative GPA unless indicated otherwise.
All scholarships are for fall and/or spring semester only (summer not included) unless indicated otherwise.
All Native American Studies scholarship recipients are recommended by the department, with final approval by the ECU Foundation Scholarship Committee.
Any exceptions must be approved by the department chair and the Foundation Scholarship Committee.
This scholarship will be awarded based on need and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Originally established as a part of the Federal Student Loan Program, this scholarship was transferred to the ECU Foundation in 1995.
DR. TOM COWGER NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded by the department to a student who has declared a major or minor in Native American Studies. Named in honor of Dr. Cowger, a long-time member of the History department, this scholarship was established by Carol Smith and her daughter Samantha Smith Bunyard.
HIGGINBOTHAM FAMILY NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a History major who has completed at least 60 hours with a minimum of 15 hours in Native American Studies. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required and the applicant must prepare an essay detailing his/her career goals and intended use of his/her degree. The recipient of this scholarship is not eligible for the Louise Hornbeak Scholarship, but may qualify for the Dr. Raymond Estep scholarships. Dorothy Higginbotham was an ECU alumna who understood and recognized the value of higher education and established this scholarship as part of her estate planning.