Scholarships Archives

Feb 27, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

ECU celebrates historic Pursue Gold campaign

More than 30,000 donors answered the call to support East Carolina University and propelled the Pursue Gold campaign to a historic $526.9 million fundraising record. “The ECU community has demonstrated...

Feb 26, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

Pirate Determination

Immediately after recovering from major brain surgery, what better thing to do than move halfway across the country and start a doctoral program in counseling at East Carolina University? That...

Feb 16, 2024
  • Kristen Martin

ECU selected as partner institution for NC Teaching Fellows

East Carolina University has been selected as a partner institution by the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. “We are excited and honored to be...

Feb 13, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Golden LEAF scholarships put ECU students on path to success

Conversation, connections and networking brought East Carolina University scholars and faculty together with Golden LEAF Foundation leadership Feb. 6 to celebrate a long-time scholarship program. This year’s Golden LEAF Scholars...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Zakaib turned to medicine during pandemic

Mohsen Zakaib’s path to service through medicine became clear during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Service during the pandemic forced him into new opportunities he says he wouldn’t have...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Ulffers aims to serve people of eastern North Carolina

Abby Ulffers ’23 is a Brinkley-Lane Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Science in public health. She aims to “grow into a physician who has a platform to serve the...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Castañeda fulfilling a long-time dream with medical school

The idea of becoming a physician was planted in Eduardo Castañeda at 7 years old through interaction with his mother’s cardiologist. He took it upon himself to show Castañeda around...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Volunteering, children’s hospital experience led Smallwood to medical school

Baseball brought Christian Smallwood from Melbourne, Florida, to ECU. Surgery to correct season-ending injuries brought a career in medicine into focus and he is on course to become a physician...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


Since the Brody Scholars program began in 1983, 154 students have received scholarships to attend East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine. The four newest recipients of the university’s most prestigious...

Jan 18, 2024
  • Ken Buday

ECU’s PIRATES engineering scholars program graduates first students

December’s commencement marked a milestone for East Carolina University engineering graduates Anthony Hill and Alex Ferro — more so than just the celebration of a tremendous accomplishment. Hill and Ferro...