2023 CFAC SoAD Study Abroad Scholarship

closed for this cycle

If you are participating in a SoAD study abroad program this summer, please apply for this scholarship opportunity. We have two awards, $1,500 each, provided by the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

The process for this award is separate from the ECU Award portal, and you need to submit your applications via DocuSign PowerForm using the link below:

Study Abroad Scholarship PowerForm: LINK

Please note the reviewing committee has specifically requested that you provide a narrative (200 words max) on how the study abroad will benefit and impact your future and career.

Summer Workshop Scholarships for Arrowmont and Penland

closed for this cycle

If you are continuing your studies at SoAD next Fall, please apply for these summer opportunities at Arrowmont and Penland! For the recipients of these scholarships, the award will cover tuition plus room+board, so all you need to do is to get yourself out there with your great ideas to make cool things!

The process for this award is separate from the ECU Award portal (due date of January 3, 2023), and you need to submit your applications via DocuSign PowerForm using the links below:

Arrowmont Application PowerForm: LINK
Penland Application PowerForm: LINK

Preview of 2023 Arrowmont Summer Programs:
Preview of 2023 Penland Summer Programs:

School of Art and Design Scholarships via ECU Award

closed for this cycle

School of Art and Design scholarships are available for future and current undergraduate and graduate students based on merit reflected in a portfolio of work and academics. Scholarships are funded by generous friends and donors to the School who believe in our School and the power of art and design education.

The due date for all scholarship applications is January 15 for all awards, which are awarded in the following academic year.

For School of Art and Design scholarships, future and current students must apply online through ECUAward. Use your PirateID and Passphrase to enter the site, where you will be directed to the Opportunities page.

To review all the opportunities available to SoAD students, use “Art” and “Design” as keywords to search for School of Art and Design scholarships. You can review the criteria for the various opportunities, available based on your degree, concentration, and year in school.

To apply, complete a general scholarship application in ECUAward. After you complete this step, you will automatically be auto-matched with additional scholarship opportunities that you qualify for, based on those scholarships’ criteria. Annually funding is contingent upon scholarship guidelines and funding availability.

Next, you must apply for SoAD scholarships because they are “Apply-To” opportunities. You must submit additional material, including a portfolio, image list, and written statement about your work to be considered.

Scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty that represent the diverse areas of study within SoAD. After making selections for scholarships, students will be notified about their applications.

All scholarship recipients are required to write a formal thank you letter to the donor that generously supports the scholarship. Directions for the letter will be distributed after scholarships are awarded each spring.

Scholarship recipients are recognized at the School’s Spring Awards Celebration. You will receive information regarding the date and time of this event.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Assistant Director Seo Eo at or 252-328-6281.

AY2023-24 SoAD Scholarship Information Packet

AY2023-24 SoAD Scholarship InfoSession PDF

AY2023-24 SoAD Scholarship InfoSession Recording

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