On April 11, 325 Eastern students filled the Betty R. Tipton Room to attend the annual ECSU Foundation Competitive Scholarship reception. The ECSU Foundation awarded the students competitive scholarships totally nearly $500,000 for the 2013-14 academic year. The competitive scholarship awards are based on merit and, in many cases, unmet financial need. The scholarship process is coordinated by the Office of Institutional Advancement in concert with the Office of Financial Aid. Two students, Sarah Mooney '14 and Kyle Nitz '14, were selected to read their award-winning essays.
"The ECSU Foundation plays an important role in that it often provides financial support to our students for the last critical amount of money they need to continue their goal of obtaining a college degree," said Kenneth DeLisa, vice president for institutional advancement. "For many students receiving an ECSU Foundation scholarship could be the difference in having to commute versus living in a residence hall, or in other cases, the difference in having to work three part-time jobs versus two."