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 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 part of the Federal Student Loan Program, this scholarship was transferred to the ECU Foundation in 1995.
COMMUNITY IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to students who are making an impact in their communities by helping others access water resources.
KAY AND JOHN HARGRAVE COMMUNITY WATER STEWARDSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
(Contact the ECU Oka` Institute for applications 580-559-5152.)
This scholarship will provide a research opportunity for a graduate student in the Water Resources Policy and Management Master's Degree program to work on a project benefitting a community that has a primary water source that is exhibiting signs of stress due to a variety of sources. The student selected to receive this scholarship will present a plan of action to community representatives that will protect and enhance their water source. This plan of action may include but not be limited to; comparable data of water quality and quantity from other similar water bodies, photographs of the compromised water source, education materials for community members to become informed of the water issue, social media presence, and presentations at community meetings. In addition, the selected graduate student will present their research and action plan at the annual Oka` Sustainability conference, once permission is received from the designated community representative with whom the project was initiated. Oka`, the Water Institute at ECU, will provide oversight for this process upon selection of the graduate student.
Water is a vital resource for communities to thrive. Kay and John Hargrave believe that educating citizens to the need for protection and conversation of water sources goes hand in hand with the community's ability to prosper. Kay and John have established this scholarship to help steward such education.
HIGGINBOTHAM FAMILY WATER RESOURCE POLICY AND MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded based on GPA, financial aid standing, and evidence of leadership. 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.
WES WATKINS WATER RESOURCE POLICY AND MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a student in the master's program for Water Resource Policy and Management or an undergraduate student who is planning to join the Water Resource Policy and Management program upon graduation. The recipient will be a full-time ECU student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. The recipient will be chosen by the Water Resource Policy and Management Advisory Board or its designee and the Chair of the Department of Political Science.