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
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.
American Association of University Professors, Eastern Connecticut State University Chapter – Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship
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
Health Science, Public Health, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sport Management, Sport Science and Performance
Columbia University – Summer Public Health Scholars Program
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
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
For more information on resources available for student success, please contact Dr. Anita N. Lee, Special Assistant to the Dean.