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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

 




THE APPLICATION

To apply as a first-time freshman or transfer student for the Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship, please submit the following information (Applicants are encouraged to submit the application for admission and the scholarship application materials at the same time as a single package, since this greatly speeds processing time):

  1. Application for Admission
  2. Application Fees
  3. Submit the application and application fees to:
    The Office of Admissions
    Coastal Carolina University
    PO Box 261954
    Conway, SC 29528-6054

THE PORTFOLIO
The portfolio is an essential component of the application. It reflects the applicant's interests, ideas, creativity, energy, motivation, and previous experience in the visual arts. The work should represent the applicant's best and most recent creative efforts and should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and visual sensitivity to such basic elements as line, form, color, composition, and space. The work included should also demonstrate conceptual development - what you say through your artwork. When putting together the portfolio, choose pieces you feel most strongly about and pieces that express your particular strengths and interests. This work may reflect a variety of media and techniques or a concentration in just a few. Your portfolio must contain at least 10 examples of your work. Portfolios with fewer than 10 pieces are considered incomplete and are not reviewed for a Scholarship. The portfolio format should be as follows:

  1. Send a CD of digital files.
  2. Include a Portfolio Image List that numbers and identifies each digital image.
  3. Number your images to correspond with your Portfolio Image List.
  4. Slides must be in full 8 1/2"x11" plastic slide sheets (do not cut the plastic sheets). Label each with your name; indicate the top of the piece, the medium, dimensions, and the date it was completed.
  5. For each image, include the following information: Your Name, Medium, Dimensions, Date Completed
  6. Mail (no emails please) your portfolios to the admissions office. Do not send original work, or your only copy of reproduced material, as the Department cannot be responsible for its safety.

LETTERS OF REFERENCE
Submit two letters of reference from teachers, employers, mentors, or others who can comment on your skills, motivation, character, and background. If you want your material returned to you - enclose with the portfolio a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage. You may also get your portfolio from the Department of Art during orientation or, after classes start during your first semester. Slides or disc that have not been picked up by the end of the first semester of school will become the property of the Department of Art.






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