Scholarship Application Information

Many students are surprised to hear that there is over $300,000 available to COB graduate students each year! Applying is simple! Visit ECUAWard.


October 15th for Spring Awards | April 30th for Fall Awards


Scholarship awards are available for full-time and part-time MBA, MSA, and MS-STH students for fall and spring semesters only.  Students admitted for the summer sessions will have their scholarship application reviewed with fall semester applications (deadlines still applicable). Summer school is not included in scholarship awards. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic merit and can be for one semester or for the full program.

An award of one of the three Graduate Scholarships does NOT make you ineligible to receive a scholarship that is administered through the College of Business Scholarship Program. It is possible to receive multiple scholarships in one semester, but the combined award will not exceed the full cost of the semester’s tuition cost.

Applying is simple! Visit ECUAWard.


  • You must be admitted and your Pirate ID and password must be activated to gain access to this application.
  • A current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with the ECU Financial Aid Office (US students only) for the semester in which you are applying for the scholarship. FAFSA must be completed at least one week prior to the application deadline. 
  • You will need to answer additional questions and submit the required documents for any of the three scholarships as you apply. Applications that are not complete by the deadline will not be considered. Each scholarship application requires a separate application.