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Note: Merit awards are changing for Fall 2017.

Click here to view Fall 2017 merit awards. 

Merit Awards

Students are automatically considered for University merit-based awards, following acceptance to CCU. There is no separate application process.

  •  New, incoming undergraduate students, both freshmen and transfers, are eligible for consideration.
  • Students are eligible to receive only one award from the merit-based award program. This includes the VPA Merit-based and PGM Merit-based Awards. Out-of-state students who are granted access to the Academic Common Market tuition waiver are not eligible for additional tuition reduction through the University's merit award program.  The Honors Program invitation is not considered a merit-based award.
  • 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 evaluated. 
    • All references to ACT scores refer to the composite score from a single test date.
    • 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.

 

2017 Spring Merit Awards

Students must be admitted to CCU for the 2017 Spring semester by Nov. 1 for priority consideration for 2017 Spring merit awards.

Freshmen Awards

Presidential Scholarship
In-State: $6,000 per year Out-of-State: $11,000 per year*  

Priority Admission Deadline: January 1 or November 1

1.  1400 SAT or 32 ACT; and
2.  High School GPA 3.75+  

President’s Scholar Award 
In-State: $4,000 per year     Out-of-State: $9,500 per year*   

Priority Admission Deadline: January 1 or November 1

1.  1250 SAT or 27 ACT; and
2.  High School GPA 3.5+    

Provost's Scholar Award  
In-State: $2,000 per year Out-of-State: $8,500 per year*  

Priority Admission Deadline: March 1 or November 1

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

Coastal Scholar Award 
In-State: $1,000 per year   Out-of-State: $6,000 per year*  

Priority Admission Deadline: March 1 or November 1

1.  1100 SAT or 24 ACT; and
2.  High School GPA 3.5+   

South Carolina Scholar Award
In-State: $1,000 per year

Priority Admission Deadline: March 1 or November 1

                     1.  First time freshmen graduating from a South Carolina high school; and
                     2.  Rank in top 10% of graduating class    

                      *cannot receive in addition to other University merit-based scholarships

Honors Program Award 
In-State and Out-of-State
A new laptop computer to use while attending Coastal Carolina University.   

Priority Admission Deadline: January 1 - Invitation only

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

Visual and Performing Arts Merit-Based Award
In-State: $2,000 per year     Out-of-State: $6,500 per year*   

Priority Admission Deadline: March 1 or November 1

  1. 1000 SAT or 21 ACT;
  2. High School GPA 3.0;
  3. Must major in art studio, graphic design, music, musical theatre or theatre arts; and
  4. Must be recommended by department

Audition/portfolio required.

*Visit department’s website for audition/portfolio information

PGA Professional Golf Management Program Scholars Award  
These awards are for freshmen students majoring in the Wall College of Business with the Professional Golf Management (PGM) specialization.  Transfer students and spring applicants should consult with the PGM Program Director for scholarship eligibility.
 PGA Professional Golf Management Trustee Award
 In-State: $4,000 per year  Out of State: $9,500 per year*

Must be admitted into PGA Program by March 30th

1.  1250 SAT or 27 ACT; and
2.  High School GPA 3.5+    

PGA Professional Golf Management University Award
 In-State: $3,000 per year Out of State: $6,500 per year* 

Must be admitted into PGA Program by March 30th

1.  1100 SAT or 24 ACT; and
2.  High School GPA 3.00+  

PGA Professional Golf Management Wall Award
In-State: $2,500 per year  Out of State: $4,000 per year*

Must be admitted into PGA Program by March 30th

1.  1000 SAT or 21 ACT; and
2.  High School GPA 3.00+   

Transfer Awards

 Coastal Transfer Award
 In-State  - $1,000 per year  Out-of-State - $4,000 per year* 

                                      Priority Admission Deadline: June 1 or November 1

                                      1.  Minimum 30 transferrable credits; and               
                                      2.  Cumulative Collegiate GPA 3.25 – 3.49

 In-State  - $1,500 per year  Out-of-State - $6,500 per year*

                                      Priority Admission Deadline: June 1 or November 1

                                      1.  Minimum 30 transferrable credits; and     
                                      2.  Cumulative Collegiate GPA 3.5+

 Visual and Performing Arts Transfer Award
 In-State - $2,000 per year  Out-of-State - $6,500 per year*  

                                      Priority Admission Deadline: June 1 or November 1

              1.  Minimum 30 transferrable credits;
              2.  Cumulative Collegiate GPA 2.75+;
              3.  Major in art studio, graphic design, music, musical theatre or theatre arts; and
              4.  Be recommended by department.
                                          

 Audition/portfolio required.

                                 *Visit department’s website for audition/portfolio information

PGA Professional Golf Management Transfer Award

 In-State - $2,000 per year  Out-of-State - $6,500 per year*  

               Priority Admission Deadline: June 1 or November 1                                     

1.  Minimum 30 transferrable credits;
2.  Cumulative Collegiate GPA 2.75+;
3.  Major in any degree program in the Wall College of Business with PGM specialization; and
4.  Be recommended by department.

* Out of state awards will be placed on the account as a $500 award 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.

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