ECU Freshman Resident Scholarship Opportunities

East Central University is dedicated to making higher education accessible to all students. We offer many different opportunities to help offset the cost of attendance, including scholarships, student jobs, and financial aid.

Scholarship selection at ECU is a competitive process.  Meeting the minimum requirements for consideration does not ensure selection.  Your completed application must be submitted no later than February 1. 

ECU's New and Improved Scholarship Opportunities.


Honors Scholarship

In the Fall of 2018, ECU expects to award Honors Program scholarships to 20 incoming, first-year students. Honors Program students enjoy smaller, discussion-based classes, priority housing and enrollment benefits, travel opportunites, and a chance to work one-on-one with professors on research and creative projects. Honors Program scholarships are worth $14,000 in tuition waivers ($1,750 x 8 semesters) and $6,000 in room waivers ($750 x 8 semesters).  To be considered for one of these scholarships, students must complete an on-campus interview and a separate Honors Program application.

Apply for the Honors scholarship.

Students that qualify will be sent a letter and email with the required questionnaire and the interview dates in February.

Although students may qualify to apply for a specific scholarship, it is not assured you will be offered that scholarship. The scholarship process will be very competitive.

For information on Academic Scholarships, call the Admissions Office at 580-559-5628.


East Central University Foundation, Inc.

There are many scholarship opportunities through the ECU Foundation.  Please visit the Foundation Scholarship Page or contact the ECU Foundation at 580-559-5655 

Departmental Scholarships

Every academic department at ECU has scholarship opportunities.  Please visit the department of your chosen major for applications.


Out of State and International Students

Download a PDF of the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Requirements to see if you are eligible.

Scholarship Details

  1. All Students receiving any type of institutional scholarship (Academic, Athletic, Music, Band, etc) must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Any scholarship recipient that does not complete the FAFSA will NOT receive their scholarship. This includes any type of tuition and/or room waiver.
  2. All fees and meal plans are not included with tuition or room waivers.
  3. All scholarships are not automatic and are awarded based on the availability of funds.
  4. You may be eligible for Freshman, Transfer and Foundation Scholarships if you complete the application by February 1.
  5. All students that qualify for scholarships will be sent a letter and contract that they must fill out and submit to accept their award.
  6. Please be aware that though you may qualify to apply for a specific scholarship, it is not assured you will be offered that scholarship.  Due to the limited number of scholarships and the high number of applicants this year, the scholarship process will be very competitive.

For information on Academic Scholarships, please contact the Admissions Office at 580-559-5628.