University, College, and Department Scholarships (Internal Awards)

Students only need to complete one application to be considered for all scholarships offered. Be sure to answer all questions completely, even those that are not required. If you do not answer all questions, you will not be considered for all scholarships for which you may be eligible.

You can complete your application, and view some of the construction management-specific scholarships here.

The application portal typically opens in November and closes in mid-January.

External Scholarship Opportunities

There are other scholarship opportunities available outside of the college for STEM-related and construction majors. These will require separate applications directly to the scholarship sponsor. These opportunities are available at local, state, and national levels. Please note that each scholarship has unique requirements, and submission deadlines vary. For questions about any scholarships listed below, please contact the sponsor directly. Since these are external awards not managed by ECU, the requirements, deadlines, and/or award amounts are subject to change.

This list is not exhaustive, but it will be updated regularly as the Department is notified of opportunities. We also share opportunities via email and on departmental bulletin boards. You are encouraged to use scholarship search sites to find additional scholarships.

ACI Concrete Research and Education Foundation Scholarships – Awards vary

  • Multiple opportunities available
  • All applicants must submit a resume, 500-word essay, official transcripts, and two endorsements (one must be an ACI member)
  • Deadlines vary
  • More details available here:

    Associated Builders and Contractors Virginia Chapter Construction Education Foundation (CEF) Scholarship – Awards vary

    • Applicants must be employed with an ABC-VA member firm or children of employees at an ABC-VA member firm.
    • Open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors
    • Typical deadline is March
    • More details can be found here:

    Associated General Contractors Education & Research Foundation – $2,500 award (renewable)

      Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Scholarships – Awards vary

      The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to individuals pursuing education through our various scholarship funds. These funds have been established by generous donors, including individuals, families, organizations, and corporations from our community. Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 are available for qualified students. Each scholarship has unique requirements.

      Recipients are selected on a competitive basis, considering academic and non-academic factors and demonstrated financial need. Many of the funds target students from specific areas of interest to the donor, including successful performance in high school, high school attended, and academic or career focus.

      The deadline for this scholarship is May of each year. For more details, visit:

      Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Southeast Chapter Student Scholarship – $1,000

      National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship – Awards vary

      The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) assists in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education. The construction industry encompasses almost every professional discipline, including trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, and business owners.

      The National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship is offered without a preference or restriction based on sex and/or gender. All qualified applicants, regardless of sex and/or gender, are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is awarded outside of East Carolina University.

      Visit: NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation

      National Housing Endowment – Awards vary

      Building homes for the nation is too important a priority to neglect the education, training and research that will be needed to support the residential construction industry. The National Housing Endowment is answering the call by continuing to find avenues to educate students on the many opportunities a career in construction offers.

      Several scholarships are available through the NHE, including:

      • Herman J. Smith/NHE Scholarship
      • Lee S. Evans/NHE Scholarship
      • Professional Women in Building/NHE Scholarships
      • NHE/EOC Scholarship
      • Pulte/NHE Build Your Future Scholarship
      • Challenge/Build/Grow Grant Initiative
      • Granger MacDonald/Doug Wistner Scholarship
      • Roger Glunt/HELP Student Scholarship
      • NHE NAHB Remodelers Leadership Program
      • Various other NHE scholarships

      Additional information can be found here:

      National Professional Construction Estimators Ted G. Wilson Memorial Scholarship – $1,500

      • Open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors pursuing a construction degree
      • Must be a resident of or attending a university in NC, SC, VA or GA
      • Typical deadline is March
      • For application information
      • For more details and to access the application, visit:

      Project Management Institute Educational Foundation – Awards vary

      StoneCraft Kitchen and Bath Design and Construction Scholarship – $500

      The Society of American Military Engineers – $500

        True Homes Foundation Scholarship – $1,000

        • Open to rising juniors or rising fifth-year seniors
        • Typical deadline is June
        • Students must provide a recommendation letter from the program director. To request this letter, please contact Ms. Chelsea Buckhalter via email:
        • Additional information can be found here: