Corinth Holders High senior Phoenix Little received the Social Science Scholar scholarship and was named an East Carolina Scholar for the East Carolina University class of 2021.
Through the Social Science Scholar scholarship, Little is granted Early Assurance to the Brody School of Medicine upon completion of her undergraduate degree.
Little is one of 20 students joining the university in August as an EC Scholar. The EC Scholars Program is the most prestigious award program offered at ECU, according to the university.
Through the EC Scholars Program Little will receive funds to cover full tuition, room and board, a stipend for study abroad, research internship placement alongside faculty and graduate students, and other enrichment opportunities.
Little plans to major in neuroscience and psychology, and she hopes to ultimately become a neurosurgeon.