Individual Giving


Scholarship Opportunities

The Division of Student Affairs offers 26 scholarships to ECU students. For the 2018-2019 academic year, over $135,000 was given. While this is an amazing accomplishment, the need is still great.


Planned Giving/Estate Giving

Planned giving is a form of giving where the donor leaves a portion of their estate to East Carolina University. This is a great way to make a meaningful gift and receive recognition while supporting the Division of Student Affairs and its students now. This is also a great way to leave your legacy here at ECU.

If you are interested in speaking to someone about leaving ECU in your will, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or williamswi17@ecu.edu.


Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are a wonderful way to permanently recognize a major gift, and an area of campus that might be special to you or a family member.

As proud Pirates, parents and/or leaders in your community, the Division of Student Affairs would be honored to have a significant part of the Division named in honor of your significant investment in our campus. Please review the list below and contact us to express interest in leaving a lasting legacy at ECU.

Student Center Main CampusNew Student Center
Main Campus
New Student Center Medical CampusNew Student Center
Health Sciences Campus
Gateway East and WesTGateway East & West
Residence Halls
North Recreational ComplexStudent Recreation Center
Main Campus
Student RecreationNorth Recreational Complex

If you’re interested in naming a space in one of these areas above, please contact Will Williams, Director of Student Affairs Development at (252) 737-4970 or williamswi17@ecu.edu.


Matching Gifts

How can you double your gift? Many companies have programs to match any charitable gift made by their employees. Request a gift matching form from your human resources personnel office. Complete and submit the matching gift form with your donation. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please click here.


Additional Gifts

To set up an endowed fund or donate gifts of Stock or Property, or if you have any additional questions or concerns about giving to East Carolina University, please contact our office at sadevelopment@ecu.edu or 252-737-4970.


Scholarship descriptions below.


Ambassadors Scholarship

This scholarship is open to members of the ECU Ambassadors group, in good standing, and meets the academic requirements. The ECU Ambassadors is a student lead volunteer organization that partners with both the University and the Greenville community.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


David Gaskins Recreation Sports Scholarship

This scholarship is open to student employees of the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness with financial need and who has helped the in a significant way; either with time contributed and/or dedication to the department.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


ECU Greek Life Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students that are members of a Greek Letter organization which is in good standing with the Office of Greek Life at ECU. Student must be in good standing and demonstrate excellence in academics, character, leadership, and service to the University, Greek Life system, and community involvement.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


ECUWorks Program

ECUWorks is an exciting, new program offered by Campus Living that is designed to provide eligible students the opportunity to learn life skills while reducing their student debt and minimizing the need for student loans! This program is open to new freshmen students that will be living in the dorm and are North Carolina residents. It is designed to place students in positions across campus to gain employment skills and create mentor relationships. The hours worked will offset the cost of room and board for the selected students.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


Gordon Darragh Leadership Scholars Program Scholarship

This competitive full-tuition, full cost of attendance scholarship was created as an opportunity to attract and support high achieving students at East Carolina University.  The scholarship program involves leadership development with the goal of continually enhancing the overall image of the university.  Leadership and service are interconnected, and this program highlights the importance of both activities at East Carolina University and beyond.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


Hall Member of the Year Scholarship

This Campus Living scholarship is for students who are involved with the Residence Hall Association (RHA).  Students must be an active participant in residence hall government.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


Interfraternity Council Scholarship

This scholarship is open to members of the ECU Interfraternity Council who are a part of an organization that is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference and have been an officer of their fraternity of the Interfraternity Council.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


James Ford Griffin Sigma Phi Epsilon Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity who is an active member of the ECU chapter and exhibit leadership skills, excellence, and serve as a positive ambassador of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Greek Life, and East Carolina University.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Laura Marie Leary Elliott Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics disciplines or fields that been historically underrepresented by students of color.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Ledonia S. Wright Memorial Scholarship

The Ledonia S. Wright Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Ledonia S. Wright, a distinguished professor of Community Health at East Carolina University from 1974-1976. Eligible students must be a full-time undergraduate, graduate or medical student and must demonstrate leadership and commitment to service through extracurricular activities or community service.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


LGBT Equality Scholarship

The Equality Scholarship was created in recognition of the financial need of some LGBT students whose life circumstances may create economic hardship due to limited or no family support.  Further, the Equality Scholarship is designed to support students to achieve success by easing some of the stress of financial hardship.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


LGBT Legacy Project Essay Contest

Our stories are our history, each one a reflection of a life lived and a journey unique to each individual.  The lives of generations of people in the LGBT community have gone unrecorded due to homophobia, fear, prejudice, and sadly, shame.  The LGBT Legacy Project is an effort to capture our stories for future generations who might someday want to know about the lives of our students in the early part of the 21st century. First, second, and third place winners receive financial support.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


LGBT Pride Scholarship

The LGBT Resource Office Pride scholarship is a merit based award to recognize outstanding students that thrive academically and are committed to social justice and equality for the LGBT community at East Carolina University.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Miller C. & Zagiba S. Scholarship

This scholarship provides general scholarship support to full-time students with financial need and who are members of Phi Sigma Pi at East Carolina University.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


National Pan-Hellenic Council Scholarship

The NPHC Garden Scholarship has been created to support students from the National Pan-Hellenic Council who have maintained high academic achievement throughout their East Carolina University college experience.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Parents Association Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who must demonstrates leadership and commitment to service through extracurricular activities or community service.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Resident of the Year Scholarship

This Campus Living scholarship is for students that are involved with the Residence Hall Association (RHA).  Eligible students should have active participation and exhibit overall success at the university.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


Residential Scholars Program

This Campus Living scholarship is awarded to a second year student living on campus with good academic standing, has campus leadership experience, and has community service involvement.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Sigma Nu Scholarship for Excellence

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students that are members of the Eta Beta Chapter of Sigma Nu at East Carolina University.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Student Affairs Scholarship Pool

The purpose of this Fund is to provide general scholarship support to full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled at East Carolina University and meet academic criteria based on the selection committee.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Student Veterans Services Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate student veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces in any major.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Vonta Leach Omega Psi Phi Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to support members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity who is in good standing and demonstrates financial need.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.


Walter & Marie Williams Leadership Program (WLAP) Scholarship

This scholarship is open to incoming freshmen from Eastern North Carolina with a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and a minimum score of 1000 on the Math and Verbal sections of the SAT, or an equivalent ACT score.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please click here.


Williams S. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with qualified disabilities as determined by the Department for Disability Support Services, are senior undergraduates who are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree or graduate students who are pursuing their first master’s degree, and who have been accepted for admission or who are enrolled full-time at ECU.

If you would like to give to this scholarship, please contact Will Williams at (252) 737-4970 or at sadevelopment@ecu.edu.