Greenville – East Carolina University’s College of Education awarded scholarships to more than 100 students, including five from Johnston County, for the 2019-20 academic year.
Students from Clayton and their awards: Karli Komar, Don and Linda Lassiter Scholarship; and Bria Williams, Don and Linda Lassiter Scholarship and the Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship.
Cierra Davis of Selma received the Don and Linda Lassiter Scholarship.
Taylor Lee of Four Oaks received the Angel Boberg-Webb Memorial Scholarship and the Burney & Judy Warren Scholarship.
Rene’ Honeycutt of Benson received the H.W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship.
A total of 108 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education students were recognized as recipients of more than $540,000 in scholarships and awards during the college’s Scholarship Recipient and Donor Recognition ceremony on Aug. 23.
Carley VanHoy, a science education graduate student from Mount Airy, was this year’s student speaker.
“Be the teacher that helps put that spark in their students’ eyes, not the one who takes it away,” she said to recipients.
ECU’s College of Education is the largest producer of new teachers in the state and the oldest professional school on ECU’s campus. The mission of the College of Education is the preparation of professional educators and allied practitioners, including teachers, counselors, media coordinators, special education professionals, and principals and administrators.
College of Education scholarships range from $250 to $20,000. Some of them are available to all education students while others are earmarked for certain majors or programs.