Residential Scholars Samantha Willard and Brandon Fellenstein walk together on ECU’s campus. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

An ECU scholarship that pays upperclassmen to live on campus is encouraging students to become more involved in the university and local community.

The Residential Scholars Program awards students $4,000 per year to be used to support on-campus housing expenses. The program was established in 2010 and provides leadership and community involvement experiences for 20 upperclassmen. Residential Scholars must maintain a 3.0 GPA, serve as leaders in campus groups, live in either Gateway or Jarvis residence halls and complete 20 hours of community service each semester.

The group includes a wide range of students and majors. Sophomore nursing major Samantha Willard said she would never have met sophomore computer science major Brandon Fellenstein had it not been for the Residential Scholars Program. Or any computer science majors for that matter.

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Originally published Nov. 21, 2018.

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