The EDGE Scholarship

Making College More Affordable

Edgecombe Community College has joined the national call to increase the number of college-educated adults. Beginning in Fall 2016, the College offered the EDGE Scholarship Program to qualified students for a fully-funded education for up to three years. Based on in-state tuition, the EDGE Scholarship Program provides a financial aid package which covers:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Fees

Recipients must be U.S. citizens. In order to receive the scholarship package and to remain supported by the program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • 2021 high school graduate of either Edgecombe County or Nash County (preference will be given to Edgecombe County residents) with an unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8
  • Completed at least 6 credit hours through the NC Career and College Promise (CCP) Program
  • Complete the following
      • FAFSA
      • FAFSA verification
      • ECC Application for Admission
      • ECC Scholarship Application
  • Enroll in a degree program that is approved for financial aid
  • Complete an Academic Plan for Completion with an academic advisor
  • Maintain ECC enrollment in at least 9 credit hours, up to 18 credit hours per semester (maximum of 21 credit hours requires Academic Dean approval)
  • Achieve at least 2.6 GPA per semester
  • Abide by the ECC Student Code of Conduct with no violations
  • Participate in at least 6 hours per week in Student Success activities (examples: meetings with faculty/advisor, student organization functions on campus, library time, Academic Success Center training sessions and seminars)
  • Enroll in fall and spring Semesters (continuously), after qualifying for EDGE Scholarship
  • Complete a program of study within 2 years

Financial assistance from the EDGE Scholarship Program will be awarded to the first 50 qualifying students. The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year is May 6, 2021. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Application Instructions

Complete and submit EDGE Scholarship application and all required items to the address listed below. The completed packet must be received by mail (not postmarked by) no later than May 6, 2021.

Required Items:

  • Completed ECC Scholarship application
  • Copy of ECC Admission Application confirmation page
  • Most recent official high school and/or college transcript (in sealed envelope)
  • Copy of confirmation page from

In the wake of COVID-19, during the application period documents may be emailed to the attention of Samanthia Phillips, VP of Student Services at Official high school transcripts must be received (in sealed envelope) prior to award date.

Please mail directly to:

Samanthia Phillips, Vice President of Student Services
Edgecombe Community College
2009 W. Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC 27886


Sherlock McDougald
Director, Financial Aid
Office 104, McIntyre Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6534

Deadline is May 6, 2021