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Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship application period now open

The Staff Senate is pleased to announce that applications for the Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship are now open.  The Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship was endowed to benefit ECU staff directly by providing funds for those staff members who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at ECU.  More information about the scholarship and about Gail Jordan are located below.

Students can file a General Scholarship application for the Staff Senate scholarship opportunities as well as any number of other campus based opportunities via ECUAWard.  The on-line scholarship portal is located at https://ecu.academicworks.com.  The attached document illustrates how to use the system.  Please note that, after completing the General Application, you will need to search the opportunities list for the Gail Jordan scholarship, and click the button to apply.  Additional questions will be asked once you choose to apply to the scholarship.  If you have questions while in ECUAWard, please email scholarships@ecu.edu for assistance.  Applications will be accepted November 1, 2015 until January 31, 2016.

Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund

About Gail Jordan Gail Jordan is remembered as an energetic person who enjoyed helping others.

Jordan spent 36 years as a state employee. After four years with the N.C. Department of Revenue, she was hired in 1973 as a secretary in the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs at East Carolina University. Following a short-lived move to Raleigh with her husband, Jordan returned to ECU in 1975.

Jordan spent the rest of her career as ECU, rising to the job of assistant to the chancellor in 2004. Upon retiring in 2005, she received the ECU’s Founders Day award for her service to the university. She returned to ECU in 2006 temporarily as assistant to Kevin Seitz, then the vice chancellor for administration and finance.

Although Jordan’s life was cut short by breast cancer at the age of 57, the impact of Gail’s work and life at ECU lives on. As Abraham Lincoln noted, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.” Gail put a lot of “life” in her years at ECU, and it’s in her memory that we are establishing the Staff Senate/Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Purpose of the Fund
The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to full-time SPA, CSS, and non-faculty EPA employees who are taking either undergraduate or graduate level courses at East Carolina University, in memory of Gail Jordan, a long-serving ECU staff employee with ties to all levels of the university.

The intent of the scholarship is to cover the expenses for one or more courses (tuition, fees and books) to a staff employee after the employee has exhausted his/her eligibility for tuition free courses for that academic year.

 

 

Children of SPA Employees Scholarship application period now open

The Staff Senate is pleased to announce that applications for the Children of SPA Employees Scholarship are now open.  The Children of SPA Employees Scholarship was endowed to benefit the children of ECU staff by providing funds for those who choose to attend ECU.  More information about the scholarship is located below.

Students can file a General Scholarship application for the Staff Senate scholarship opportunities as well as any number of other campus based opportunities via ECUAWard.  The on-line scholarship portal is located at https://ecu.academicworks.com.  The attached document illustrates how to use the system.  Please note that, after completing the General Application, you will need to search the opportunities list for the Children of SPA Employees scholarship, and click the button to apply.  Additional questions will be asked once you choose to apply to the scholarship.  If you have questions while in ECUAWard, please email scholarships@ecu.edu for assistance.  Applications will be accepted November 1, 2015 until January 31, 2016.

Children of SPA Employees Scholarship

The Children of SPA Employees Scholarship was established to assist deserving children of SPA/CSS Employees with tuition assistance while attending East Carolina University. The Scholarship shall be awarded to undergraduate students who are children (including stepchildren and adopted children) of currently employed SPA/CSS Employees at East Carolina University; who have been accepted for admission or who are enrolled full-time at East Carolina University.

Other criteria in order of priority are:

  • Students must be pursuing first undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum 3.0 projected GPA for incoming freshman or actual GPA for current students at ECU.
  • Students must have demonstrated leadership potential.
  • Students must have demonstrated community involvement and extracurricular activities.
  • Any other criteria determine appropriate by the Scholarship Selection Committee.

The Scholarship award shall be for the amount of $1,000 annually ($500 per semester) or up to the amount of annual income on the endowment. The Foundation has the discretion to determine if the fund will allow more than one scholarship to be awarded.

 

Apply today for the Janet B. Royster Memorial Staff Scholarship

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Applications are now being accepted for The Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship. The scholarship was created to help UNC employees become more effective in their current position or prepare for promotion within the UNC system, by providing financial assistance towards earning a degree or other professional certification.

nutrition photo for webAll permanent, full-time SPA, CSS, and EPA-NT employees are eligible for this scholarship and must apply no later than October 1.

For eligibility criteria and more information about the application process please visit www.nccu.edu/formsdocs/proxy.cfm?file_id=3138.

Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Give a gift in memory of Gail by following these simple steps:

  • Go to www.giving.ecu.edu.
  • In the yellow bar on the left, click on Give a Gift.
  • Look for Click here to choose the designation for your gift in the middle of the page.
  • In the search box under Search Fund Designation, type Gail Jordan.
  • Select this as your gift designation by clicking on Staff Senate/Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund.
  • Enter your gift amout, and all other requested information on the page, then Next at the bottom.

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to full-time SPA, CSS, and non-faculty EPA employees who are taking either undergraduate or graduate level courses at ECU, in memory of Gail Jordan, a long-serving ECU staff employee with ties to all levels of the university.

It is the goal of the Staff Senate to grow this fund in the hopes that the first scholarship can be awarded in fiscal year 2016.

Children of SPA Scholarship

The Children of SPA Employees Scholarship is open for application until March 15th 2014.  For the application, please click here.

This scholarship is for $600 (2 semesters at $300 per semester) and was established to assist deserving children of SPA/CSS Employees with tuition assistance while attending East Carolina University. 

In order to apply, the student must be pursuing thier first undergraduate degree, have a minimm 3.0 GPA, demonstrated leadership potential, demonstrated community involvement and participation in extracurricular activities.

In this economy, we could all use a little financial help and if you have a child in college, you’re probably feeling the strain a little more than the rest of us!  This scholarship is brought to you exclusively by the ECU Staff Senate.  We are always looking for ways to help SPA and CSS staff! 

 Good luck to all that apply!!