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International Student Merit-Based Scholarships


Beginning 2014-2015
International students are automatically considered for University merit-based scholarships, following acceptance to CCU.
There is no separate application process.

  •  New, incoming international freshmen undergraduate students are eligible for consideration.
  • Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship from the merit-based scholarship program. This includes the VPA Merit-based and PGM Merit-based Scholarships. The Honors Program invitation is not considered a merit-based scholarship.
  • When reviewing the requirements please note:
    • All references to SAT scores refer to the combined critical reading and math sections only. The third, ‘writing section’, is not calculated
    • All references to ACT scores refer to the composite score from a single test date.
    • All references to TOEFL scores refer to the total score.
    • For freshman awards, the cumulative weighted high school GPA as reported on the student’s high school transcript will be used to determine eligibility.
    • For transfer awards, the cumulative collegiate GPA, which includes all college coursework, not just that earned from the last institution attended, will be used to determine eligibility.
  • The initial awarding process will begin in November of each year. Eligible students will be notified with an official offer letter sent via U.S. mail.
  • Students must be admitted to CCU by the following priority deadlines to ensure consideration:
    • Fall applicants must be admitted by the priority deadlines of January 1, March 1, or June 1 as described below.
    • Spring applicants must be admitted by November 1.

**The below awards and amounts begin for new students enrolling for the 2014-2015 academic year

International Freshmen Awards

Presidential Scholarship
$11,000 per year*  

Priority Admission Deadline: January 1 or November 1

1.  1400 SAT or 32 ACT or 625 TOEFL; and
2.  High School GPA 3.75+   
President’s Scholar Award 
$9,500 per year*   

Priority Admission Deadline: January 1 or November 1

1.  1250 SAT or 27 ACT or 600 TOEFL; and
2.  High School GPA 3.5+     
Provost's Scholar Award  
$8,500 per year*  

Priority Admission Deadline: March 1 or November 1

1.  1200 SAT or 26 ACT or 575 TOEFL; and
2.  High School GPA 3.5+     
Coastal Scholar Award   
$6,000 per year*  

Priority Admission Deadline: March 1 or November 1

1.  1100 SAT or 24 ACT or 550 TOEFL; and
2.  High School GPA 3.5+     
Honors Program Award  
A new laptop computer to use while attending Coastal Carolina University.   

Priority Admission Deadline: January 1 - Invitation only

1.  1200 SAT or 26 ACT or 575 TOEFL; and 
2.  High School GPA 3.5+      

* Scholarships will be placed on the account as a $500 scholarship with the remaining value reflected in a University Tuition Waiver.
* An out-of-state tuition waiver(s) may not exceed the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.