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CCU Visual Arts Merit-Based Scholarship
Award: $2,000/year for in-state and $6,500/year for out-of-state
new freshmen and transfers
For incoming freshmen:
Priority acceptance by March 1
To be eligible for this award, a student must:
Have a minimum 3.0 cum HS GPA; and
Have a minimum 1000 SAT (math and critical
reading sections only) OR 21 ACT composite;
Major in Art Studio or Graphic Design at CCU; and
Successfully complete the required portfolio review.
For incoming transfer students:
Priority acceptance by June 1
To be eligible for this award, a student must:
Have a minimum 2.75 cum collegiate GPA with at
least 30 transferrable credit hours;
Major in Art Studio or Graphic Design at CCU; and
Successfully complete the required portfolio review.
Annual Renewal Criteria:
o Maintain at least a 3.00 cum CCU GPA and earn at
least 30 credits hours per academic year.
o Freshman are eligible to receive this scholarship for
up to four years and transfer students are prorated
based on the number of credit hours required to
complete the degree upon entry at CCU.

CCU Visual Arts Departmental Talent-Based Scholarships
Awards vary from $1,000 to $3,000 annually
Eligibility for this award is based solely on the
discretion of the department and is dependent upon
the portfolio review. The student must be enrolled
full-time and majoring in Art Studio or Graphic
Design at CCU. This scholarship may be renewed at
the discretion of the department chair.
NOTE: A student may receive both the CCU Visual
Arts Merit-Based Scholarship and the CCU Visual
Arts Departmental Talent-Based Scholarship.
However, awards are limited to $4,000 for in-state
students and $7,500 for out-of-state students.


APPLICATION-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS HORRY COUNTY (SC) HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
Award: $2,500/year
Applications are available beginning each
December in Horry County high school guidance
offices or online at www.coastal.edu/financialaid.
To be eligible for this award, a student must:
Be an Horry County resident and a high school
senior (the Horry County high school must be
accredited by SACS);
Be admitted to CCU as an Art Studio or
Graphic Design Major;
Achieve a minimum 2.5 high school GPA
through the junior year;
Complete and submit the scholarship
application by March 1; and
Successfully present a portfolio to a
committee composed of the Visual Arts
department chair and appointed faculty
representatives.
Annual Renewal Criteria:
o Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative CCU GPA as an
Art Studio or Graphic Arts major; and earn at least
30 credit hours per academic year.

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The applications for the following scholarships are
available at through WebAdvisor beginning December
1 of each year. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each
year. Students selected to receive an application-based
scholarship are typically notified in early May.


Edwards College of Humanities & Fine Arts
Board of Visitors Annual Scholarship
Award: $2,000/year
To be eligible for this award, a student must:
·Be enrolled full-time in a degree program in the
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of
Humanities and Fine Arts at CCU; and
Have earned 15 credit hours with a cum CCU
GPA of 3.0 (for currently enrolled CCU students);
OR
have a minimum 3.0 cum HS GPA at the time of
selection (entering freshmen); OR
have earned at least 15 credit hours with a
minimum cum collegiate GPA of 3.0 (entering
transfer students); and
Must maintain full-time status and demonstrate
satisfactory degree progress; and
Must demonstrate financial need as defined by the
Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships;
Applicants must submit a personal statement of
500 words regarding scholarly interest,
extracurricular activities and career aspirations
with the application.
Annual Renewal Criteria: The initial award is for one
academic year. Recipients can apply for renewal as
long as they maintain a cumulative CCU GPA of 3.0,
maintain full-time status and demonstrate financial
need. Applications must be submitted by March 1 of
each subsequent year for consideration.

Edwards College of Humanities & Fine Arts
Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship for
Exemplary Community Service
(Continuing or Transfer Students Only)
Award: $2,000/year
To be eligible for this award, a student must:
Demonstrate a genuine and enduring interest in
the well being of others;
Be admitted and enrolled full-time in a degree
program in the Edwards College of Humanities
and Fine Arts at CCU;
Have a minimum cum CCU GPA of 3.0 at the
time of selection (currently enrolled CCU
students); OR have a minimum cum collegiate
GPA of 3.0 at the time of selection (entering
transfer students);
Must have earned 60 credit hours at the time
the scholarship is awarded;
Demonstrate financial need as defined by the
Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships;
Maintain full-time status and demonstrate
satisfactory degree progress; and
Submit a personal statement of 500 words
regarding scholarly interest, extracurricular
activities and career aspirations with the
application.
Annual Renewal Criteria: The initial award is for
one academic year. Recipients can apply for
renewal as long as they maintain a cumulative CCU
GPA of 3.0, maintain full-time status and
demonstrate financial need. Applications must be
submitted by March 1 of each subsequent year for
consideration.


MARTHA BAKER THOMAS ENDOWED
SCHOLARSHIP
(Continuing or Transfer Students Only)
To be eligible for this award, a student must:
Be enrolled as a full-time student at CCU;
Major in Art Studio or Graphic Design;
Have completed 24 credit hours at CCU with a
minimum 3.0 cum CCU GPA.
Annual Renewal Criteria:
o Must maintain minimum CCU GPA of 3.0;
o Earn 24 credit hours per academic year; and
o Funding must be available.

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EXCLUSION: For current information on Coastal
Carolina University Scholarships, go to
www.coastal.edu/financialaid/scholar.html

Some restrictions apply when combining numerous
scholarship offers. Visual Arts students may not receive a
University Merit-based scholarship (President, Provost,
Coastal, etc.) and the Visual Arts Merit Based scholarship.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and
Scholarships if you have questions.
843.349.2313



PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION:

Art Department Guidelines and Scholarship Information
The portfolio you submit to CCU should include no less than 10 and no more than 20 pieces of artwork you have created. This number will give us enough information to make an accurate assessment of your abilities. Please do not send any more than 20 pieces. At least four of those pieces SHOULD be drawing from observation if available. Observational drawings include still life, gesture, or figure drawings, portraits, and landscapes. We encourage you to feature your strongest (most successful) pieces made in your junior/ senior year or recent past. If you have an area of concentration or specialization please feel free to showcase this in your portfolio.

Portfolio can include, but not be limited to:
• Drawings • Paintings • Prints • Photographs • Sculptures • Graphic Design • Mixed-media or found-object pieces • Computer-generated works • Illustrations • Animations (please limit time to maximum of 5 minutes) • Clay, metal, or glass objects

*Make an effort not to include work copied from published works. If you use source photos, they should NOT be used as the sole inspiration for your work. 

The order in which you present your work can have a significant effect on how your portfolio is viewed; therefore we suggest you begin and end your portfolio with your strongest pieces. Keep in mind that relationships in color, media, composition, and concept can link one piece to another and help your portfolio flow in a cohesive manner.

Digital, CD or DVD Portfolio Guidelines
When you're ready to submit your portfolio, send it to us in either CD or DVD format or on a flash drive (we do not accept actual artwork of any kind). If you are unable to provide a portfolio in disc format, or if you wish to submit your portfolio online, please contact the CCU Art Office for assistance.
If submitting information on a small USB flash drive or disc, make sure this information is the only data on the submitted media - this will NOT be returned

  • Label CD or DVD sleeve with your full name, home address, phone number, and email address. In case of USB drive, affix your name to drive with marker or adhesive material.
  • Use a permanent marker to write your name on the disc itself. Do not stick labels on the disc.
  • Format each file in JPEG (.jpg) format with maximum file sizes of 1MB each.
  • Format animation or video work in either QuickTime (.mov) format or Windows Media Video (.wmv) format.
  • Label images as follows: #_LAST NAME_FIRST INITIAL (i.e., 01_Smith_A)
  • Assemble images clearly and / or present in a slide show format using Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, or another slide show or PDF application.
  • Include on the disc or as a hardcopy in the envelope, a Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF document containing a numbered list with the title, size, medium, and a brief description of each piece.

Scholarship Application
You must include the Scholarship Application form in order for your portfolio to be considered for scholarship. The form MUST be filled out completely with the university and the applicant must have also submitted the appropriate CCU application materials, under separate cover to the Office of Admissions.

*Please note that in some instances a representative of CCU may recommend certain scholarships that you possibly qualify for or should consider seeking further information on. More information on specific scholarships can be requested through the Financial Aid Office or Visual Arts Department.

Freshman Student Portfolio Checklist
Portfolio in CD/DVD/Flash Drive format, following the following guidelines and checklist

  • 10 – 20 pieces of artwork saved in portfolio
  • Followed CD / DVD guidelines
  • Envelope addressed correctly for Visual Arts Department
  • CCU Application and Scholarship information filled out and sent to the appropriate offices

Information:
Mail the disc to:
Coastal Carolina University, Visual Arts / EHFA 272, PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528
Note: No application items will be returned, we recommend keeping an original copy for your records.

For further info and questions please contact:
Visual Arts Department
843-349-2700

Armon A. Means
(Assistant Professor of Photography)
ameans@coastal.edu
843-349-6629







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