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Other CCU Scholarships



The scholarships listed below are scholarships offered from Coastal Carolina University, but are not awarded through the merit-based scholarship or application-based scholarship processes. Many require an application to be submitted to individual departments on campus, however please refer to the specific details provided to determine how to apply.

BE2 Scholarship (New Freshmen students)

The BE2 Scholarship will be given annually to students who meet the following criteria:

  1.  Be an Horry County Early College High School graduate;
  2. Complete an eligible AA or AS program through HGTC; and
  3. Present a minimum 3.0 collegiate GPA at the time of enrollment.

The scholarship award will be offered to qualified students for a maximum of four consecutive semesters. Students must be enrolled as full-time, degree seeking students to receive the award. Awards will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Actual award may vary, but shall not exceed the cost of attendance. The award may be renewed for up to one more year as long as the recipient maintains a 2.75 cumulative CCU GPA and is enrolled full-time. The students selected will be notified after an interview process while attending Early College High School.

 

Chanticleer Band Program Award  (New or continuing students)

 To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be admitted and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University;
  2. Must perform an audition with the Director of Bands;
  3. In addition to marching band participation, students must perform in a spring ensemble (spring ensemble assignment will be at the discretion of the Director of Bands);
  4. Students must satisfactorily complete all course requirements as stated in the CCU Marching Band Handbook and spring ensemble syllabus in order to qualify for renewal; and
  5. Students may be declared as any major while making satisfactory progress toward their degree.

The amount of the scholarship the first year will be $1,000 ($500 per semester) and is not automatically renewed. Renewal is at the discretion of the Director of Bands and is based on instrumentation needs and merit. Students who are selected for renewal in their second year will receive $1,250 for the year and students selected for third and/or fourth year awards will receive $1,500 annually. The Director of Bands will submit a list of the recipients to the University Scholarship Committee for final approval. For more information, contact James Tully, Coastal Carolina University, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528-6054.

 

Icelandic Whales Alumni Scholarship  (Transfer students from Commercial College of Iceland or other Menntaskólinn in Iceland)

This Icelandic Whales Alumni Scholarship is a $500 scholarship that carries an out-of-state waiver for up to five (5) scholarships per year. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. The student must be admitted as a transfer student from the Commercial College of Iceland or other Menntaskóli and must provide evidence of passing the Studentspróf.
  2. The student must have transferred into or earned at least 30 credit hours at the University.
  3. The student must provide a written recommendation from the President of the Icelandic Whales Alumni Association.
  4. The student must agree to take an active role in University campus life by explaining his or her plans for such involvement in University organizations and clubs and by demonstrating active involvement in school and community-based organizations in Iceland.

    The scholarship award will be offered for a maximum of six (6) semesters. Students must be enrolled as full-time, degree seeking students to receive the award. Awards will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. The award may be renewed for up to two (2) years providing the recipient earns a 3.0 cumulative CCU GPA, completes 30 credits annually, meets satisfactory degree progress, and demonstrates an active role in University campus life through meaningful engagement in University organizations and clubs.

     

    Honors Excellence Award (CCU Junior)

    The Honors Excellence Award is a $500 award given annually to students meeting the following criteria:

     1.    Must be a junior in the Honors Program; and
     2.    Be ranked in the top five (5) of the junior class according to GPA and cumulative honor credits.

    The scholarship will be offered as a one-time award and will be calculated at the end of the fall term. Awards will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. The recipients will be chosen by the Honors Department.

     

    Ronald D. Lackey Service Award  (CCU Senior)

    The Ronald D. Lackey Service Award is a $1,000 award presented to a CCU senior in good standing who meets the following criteria:

    1. Must be in good academic standing;
    2. Must distinguish themselves in conspicuous service to the campus;
    3. Must be involved significantly in campus organizations, groups, or activities;
    4. Must have played a leadership role in one or more campus organizations or services; and
    5. Must have contributed significantly to the quality of campus life.

    The scholarship will be offered one-time and will be presented at the Student Involvement and Leadership Awards Ceremony. The student will be selected by the Ronald D. Lackey Service Awarded selection committee through the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs.

     

    Margaret Millus Prize Award (Continuing students)

    The Margaret Millus Prize is a $250 award presented to the outstanding voice student, as determined by the faculty in the Department of Music in consultation with the Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The recipient will be chosen and awarded during the spring semester.

     

    Palmetto Boys’ State Scholarship (New Freshman students)

    The Palmetto Boys' State Scholarship is a $1,500 award given annually to one incoming male freshman student.  To be eligible for consideration of this scholarship, admitted freshman students must meet the following criteria:

    1. Must apply and be accepted as an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University for the upcoming fall term by December 1st;
    2. Must be entering as a full time freshman;
    3. Must be a graduate of Palmetto Boys’ State;
    4. Must be a South Carolina resident;
    5. Must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1000 (math and critical reading sections only) or ACT score of 22 (composite); and
    6. Student must be enrolled full time each semester and demonstrate satisfactory degree progress to be eligible for award.

    One Palmetto Boys' State Scholarship will be awarded each year. The award will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. The award may be renewed for up to three (3) years as long as the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative CCU GPA of 3.0 and earns at least 30 credit hours annually. Accepted freshman students will be automatically considered. The selected student will be notified with an official scholarship offer letter by January 1st.  

     

    Palmetto Girls’ State Scholarship  (New Freshman students)

    The Palmetto Girls’ State Scholarship is a $1,500 award given annually to one incoming female freshman student.  To be eligible for consideration of this scholarship, admitted freshman students must meet the following criteria:

    1. Must apply and be accepted as an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University for the upcoming fall term by December 1st;
    2. Must be entering as a full time freshman;
    3. Must be a graduate of Palmetto Girls’ State;
    4. Must be a South Carolina resident;
    5. Must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1000 (math and critical reading sections only) or ACT score of 22 (composite); and
    6. Student must be enrolled full time each semester and demonstrate satisfactory degree progress to be eligible for award.

    One Palmetto Girls’ State Scholarship will be awarded each year. The award is valued up to $1,500 annually to be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. The award may be renewed for up to three (3) years as long as the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative CCU GPA of 3.0 and earns at least 30 credit hours annually. Accepted freshman students will be automatically considered. The selected student will be notified with an official scholarship offer letter by January 1st

     

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship  (New Transfer students)

    The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship is a $1,000 award given annually to up to twenty five (25) admitted transfer students.  To be eligible for consideration of this scholarship, admitted transfer students must meet the following criteria:

    Must be accepted to Coastal Carolina University. Students entering in the fall semester* must be accepted by June 1st. Students entering in the spring semester must be accepted by December 1st;

    1. Must be entering as an incoming transfer** student;
    2. Must be an active member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society (as reported on their college transcript);
    3. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative collegiate GPA;
    4. Must have a minimum of 30 transferrable hours; and
    5. Student must be enrolled full time each semester to be eligible for award.

    Preference will be given to students accepted to CCU by May 1st for the fall, and by November 1st for the spring.

    *Students beginning in the summer terms prior to the fall, can be considered for fall awards
    **Students entering as a Readmit (RT), International Transfer (IT) or Bridge student, will not be eligible to be considered for this award.

    The scholarship is for one (1) year and may be renewed for up to three (3) years as long as the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative CCU GPA of 3.0 and earns at least 30 credit hours annually. Accepted transfer students will be automatically considered. Selected students will be notified with an official scholarship offer letter between May and June for fall awards, and between November and December for spring awards.

     

    Presidential Scholarship for ROTC Participants in the SC National Guard  (Continuing Students)

    The Presidential Scholarship for ROTC is in the amount of $500 annually for in-state students and $4,000 annually for out-of-state students.  First-time recipients will be students meeting all of the following criteria:

    1. Completed one (1) semester at CCU as a full-time student participating in ROTC – Chanticleer Company;
    2. Earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher with 15 credit hours earned;
    3. Committed to continual participation in Chanticleer Company;
    4. Enlisted in the SC National Guard;
    5. Remain in “good standing” in both programs as defined by ROTC and SC National Guard; and
    6. Cannot be currently receiving other ROTC-related student aid.

    The recipient must attend Coastal Carolina University as a full-time degree-seeking student, and the scholarship may be awarded for a maximum of seven (7) semesters beginning in the spring semester of the student’s freshman year. The approval of applications and verification of eligibility will be provided by a National Guard Liaison within Chanticleer Company.  Financial Aid & Scholarships will then make the official award based upon eligibility in combination with all other student assistance programs for which the student is eligible. Applications are available through CCU’s ROTC Office.

     

    James G. Straub Music Scholarship  (New freshmen students)

    To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

    1. Must be admitted and enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University with a declared major in Music within the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts;
    2. Students must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5; and
    3. Must demonstrate financial need as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.

    *Preference will be given to students that audition with brass, woodwind or percussion instruments.

    This is a $1,000 annual scholarship. The recipient of the James G. Straub Music Scholarship will be selected by the Director of Bands during the Coastal Band Festival. The scholarship is for one year and may be renewed as long as the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative CCU GPA of 2.5 and earns at least 24 credit hours annually. Renewal is at the discretion of the Director of Bands.

     

    The "Swain Scholars" Program  (CCU sophomores)

    To be considered for this scholarship program, a student must meet the following criteria:

    1. Must be a current sophomore (with three (3) completed semesters) at Coastal Carolina University;
    2. Must be a Biology, Chemistry, Exercise and Sport Science, or Health Promotion major; and
    3. Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

    Additional Requirements: Applicants are also required to submit a brief resume, an academic transcript, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with his/her coursework, and a personal statement describing his/her interest in community health, his/her future plans in the health science/prevention/advocacy area, and why he/she should be chosen as a Swain Scholar.

    The processing of applications, selection of candidates, finalist interviews, and award nominations will be made within the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. The dean of the college will submit award nominations to the University Scholarship Committee for final review.

    For more information or an application, qualified students may contact Rocco “Rocky” Cartisano at one of the following:

    Campus phone: (843) 349-4116
    Campus email: rockdot@coastal.edu
    Campus fax: (843) 349-2184
    Campus office: Procurement and Receiving Facility 110 (located at 642 Century Cir. in the Atlantic Center)

     

    Frank A. Thompson II Bridge Scholarship  (Continuing students)

    The Frank A. Thompson II Bridge Scholarship is intended for students who have lost eligibility of a South Carolina State Lottery Scholarship. The award amount varies and recipients will be chosen from students meeting the following criteria:

    1. Be an Horry County resident;
    2. Be a full-time, continuing student enrolled in the E. Craig Wall, Sr. College of Business;
    3. Lost eligibility for the SC Palmetto LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship;
    4. Minimum 2.5 LIFE GPA;
    5. Demonstrates financial need through the FAFSA;
    6. Submits a personal statement describing what being the recipient of this scholarship would mean to them; and
    7. Submits a letter of recommendation from an E. Craig Wall, Sr. College of Business Administration professor.

    An email will be sent to students meeting the criteria at the beginning of the fall semester asking them to submit the additional documentation to receive the award. Awards will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.