Future Leaders: Meet 15 EC Scholars

Fifteen incoming freshmen at East Carolina University were selected for the prestigious EC Scholars Program. The four-year merit scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance, commitment to community engagement and strong leadership skills. Recipients receive a scholarship for four years, along with a stipend for study abroad, for a total value of approximately $45,000.

For additional information on each student who received the honor, select each name in the listings below.

For more details on the EC Scholars Program, visit http://www.ecu.edu/ecscholars/ or contact Dr. Katie O’Connor, interim director of EC Scholars, at 252-328-6373 or oconnork@ecu.edu.

 

Ryan Baucom

Aiming for a medical career

Ryan Baucom’s sights are set on medical school and he plans to major at ECU in biochemistry because of his interest in math and science.  Read more...

 

Payton Burnette

Ready for the stage

Payton Burnette sees herself on the stage, telling stories for her audience. Read more...

Lindsay Caddell

Focused on service

She will stay in a local church and work in local communities during the mission trip, one of several she has made as a teenager.  Read more...

Destiny DeHart

Drawn to art therapy

Destiny DeHart wants to combine her love of art and helping people into a career of art therapy.   Read more...

Georganna Gower

A step ahead

Georganna Lynn Gower says she knows what hard work and motivation can do.  Read more...

Joshua Griffin

A leader in service

The opportunity to be an EC Scholar drew Joshua Griffin to East Carolina University as opposed to other schools he considered. Read more...

Kali Harrison

Headed for nursing

Kali Harrison will be doing her usual activities this summer: babysitting, checking out customers at Food Lion, reading and hanging out with friends near the water. Read more...

Tyler Hayden

Determined to make a difference

William Tyler Hayden has a direct goal in life: He wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Read more...

Clare Howerton

Headed for healing

A summer internship led Clare M. Howerton to her career goal: healing.  Read more...

 

Jessica Jewell

Bound for communications

Jessica Jewell always has been passionate about service. Read more...

Dakota Johnson


Future leader in medicine

Dakota Johnson grew up with dreams of attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but after visiting East Carolina, changed his mind.  Read more...

Shayna Mooney

Passionate about helping others

Shayna Mooney has the next several years of her life mapped out. Read more...

Brenna Owens

No longer just a spectator

Ashley Brenna Owens, born and raised in Greenville, was uncertain if she wanted to stay close to home for college. Read more...

Mansi Trivedi

Ready to explore at ECU

Mansi Trivedi says she’s ready to learn about the world at East Carolina University. Read more...

Thomas Vaughan

Forecasting leadership

The chance to expand his leadership skills, as well as a prestigious scholarship, brings Ridgecroft School graduate Thomas Ashley Vaughan to East Carolina University. Read more...