Student Resources

Student Excellence and Persistence System

The School of Education and Professional Studies is proud to launch the Student Excellence and Persistence System initiative to support undergraduate students’ success for the majors housed in our five academic departments: Business Administration, Communication, Economics, Education, and Kinesiology and Physical Education. Our goal is to support students for academic excellence and persistence. Please find the resources below to help your academic journey at Eastern.

Academic Resources for Students

How to talk to faculty

Time Management Skills

Note-taking, Listening, and Participation Skills in Classes

Note Taking Methods and Templates

Which Careers Match Your Skills?

In addition, Eastern has numerous internal resources available, including the Student Handbook, Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog, the Academic Calendar, Academic Services Center, and the Office of Registrar’s Forms, Policies, and Procedures site. Eastern’s Advising Center offers guidance for undeclared/exploratory students, as well material on student responsibilities and the characteristics of a good advisee. Eastern’s Global Citizenship Council offers students the opportunity to earn a Global Citizenship Certificate while developing and applying the skills, appreciation and knowledge needed to become a productive citizen of the 21st century.

Preparing for Graduate School

Eastern’s Graduate Division offers Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Accounting, Education, Education Technology, or Organizational Management.

GRE® Fee Reduction Program

Funding Resources

Eastern’s Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships

Eastern’s J. Eugene Smith Library Undergraduate Student Library Research Award

American Association of University Professors, Eastern Connecticut State University Chapter – Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship

Dream Award

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Hispanic Students

American Association of University Women, Storrs-Willimantic Branch – Elizabeth P. Jordan Memorial Scholarship (for Eastern’s and UConn students only) and Lower Connecticut Valley Branch Education Grants (for Chester, Clinton, Deep River, East Haddam, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, or Westbrook residents only)

Funding for Minority Students

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Hispanic Students

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

RESC MTR Alliance Minority Teacher Scholarship

RESC Alliance Minority Teacher Recruiting Resources

National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Scholarship for African American Students

Health Science, Public Health, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sport Management, Sport Science and Performance

Columbia University – Summer Public Health Scholars Program

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America – Robert M. Pate Student Scholarship and Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship

Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance- Funding for student travel to conferences, the Gibson-Laemel Scholarship, and the Carolyn D. Vanacore Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

National Recreation and Park Association

Connecticut Recreation and Park Association – Professional Development Scholarships

American College of Sport Medicine, New England Chapter – Robert S. Axtell Undergraduate Scholarship

American College of Sports Medicine – Michael L. Pollock Student Scholarship

North American Society of Sport Management – Student Research Competition Award

Association for Applied Sport Psychology – Student Conference Grants, Research Grants, Community Outreach Grants

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) for students interested in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research


The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA)

The Foundation of Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA)

For more information on resources available for student success, please contact Dr. Anita N. Lee, Special Assistant to the Dean.