Recent Smoky Mountain High School graduate Tori Chapman is among 19 incoming freshmen selected for the EC Scholars program at East Carolina University.
The merit scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance, commitment to community engagement and strong leadership skills. Recipients receive a scholarship for four years, along with a stipend for study abroad, for a total value of approximately $61,000.
EC Scholar recipients have completed a rigorous three-tier selection process that includes: meeting the Honors College admissions criteria, having an additional faculty review and completing an on-campus interview. The incoming Class of 2017 EC Scholars has an average combined math/verbal SAT score of 1,344 and an average unweighted GPA of 3.92. While at ECU, the scholars must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA, complete research and leadership internships, participate in a study abroad experience and conduct a senior honors project.
Chapman intends to major in nutrition and sports pathology at ECU and has an interest in attending medical school one day.