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July 28, 2014   
Posted: October 1, 2013
HCHEC awards scholarships to local students

The Horry County Higher Education Commission (HCHEC) recently awarded its annual scholarships to 25 high school seniors who are enrolled at Coastal Carolina University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded in four categories: Leadership; Visual and Performing Arts; Peace & Conflict Studies; and Academic Excellence.

For the 2013-2014 academic year 12 Leadership, three Visual and Performing Arts, one Peace & Conflict Studies, and 10 Academic Excellence scholarships have been awarded.

The Leadership, Visual and Performing Arts and the Peace & Conflict Studies scholarships provide $2,500 per academic year for up to four years at CCU to qualified Horry County students who show exemplary academic work, leadership and community service, demonstrated artistic talent or show critical thought in the areas of peace, conflict, justice, human rights and human responsibility. The Academic Excellence Scholarship provides $2,000 per academic year for up to four years at CCU.

HCHEC Leadership Scholarships were awarded to:

Kevin Boatwright, an intended exercise science major from Green Sea Floyds High School

Tatiana Calderon, an intended intelligence and national security major from Carolina Forest High School

Antone Campbell, an intended marine science major from Myrtle Beach High School

Elbert Chestnut, an undeclared major from Loris High School

Lauren Eckersley, an intended accounting major from Early College High School

Hannah Eell, an intended biology major from Socastee High School

Nelda Glaze, an intended elementary education major from St. James High School

Raekwon Groover, an intended computer science major from Early College High School

Mark Howard, an intended exercise science major from Conway High School

Dillon King, an intended accounting major from Myrtle Beach High School

Avery Lambert, an intended biology major from Aynor High School

Destiny Lewis, an intended biology major from Loris High School

HCHEC Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships were awarded to:

Haley Yarborough, an intended art studio major from North Myrtle Beach High School

Whitney Daniels, an intended music major from Carolina Forest High School

MacKenzie Fischer, an intended art studio major from St. James High School

HCHEC Peace & Conflict Studies Scholarship was awarded to:

Neftali Flores, an intended biology major from Loris High School

HCHEC Academic Excellence Scholarships were awarded to:

Harley Coates, an intended chemistry major from Aynor High School

Tatiana Calderon, an intended intelligence and national security major from Carolina Forest High School

Emma Johnson, an intended biology major from Conway High School

Joshua Collins, an undeclared major from Green Sea Floyds High School

Katherine Dwulet, an intended exercise science major from Early College High School

Brent Qualls, an intended mathematics major from Loris High School

Lauren Young, an undeclared major from Myrtle Beach High School

Ashley Schofield, an intended marine science major from North Myrtle Beach High School

Jordan Wesel, an intended biochemistry major from Socastee High School

Ryan Crum, an intended chemistry-pre-engineering major from St. James High School

The Horry County Higher Education Commission Leadership Scholarships are designed to promote service and citizenship and to recognize students for their leadership, volunteerism and academic excellence. To qualify, students must be an Horry County resident and a senior attending an accredited Horry County high school, submit an application, have earned a minimum 2.5 high school grade point average through their junior year and have an established record of exemplary community service.

The Horry County Higher Education Commission Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships are designed to assist exceptionally talented Horry County seniors who plan to major in music, musical theatre, theatre arts, art studio, dramatic arts or graphic design. In addition to being an Horry County resident and a senior attending an accredited Horry County high school, students must also submit an application, have a minimum 2.5 high school grade point average and audition or submit a portfolio for review.

The Horry County Higher Education Commission Peace & Conflict Studies Scholarships are designed to encourage critical thought among Horry County seniors about peace, conflict, justice, human rights and human responsibility in the contemporary world. To qualify, students must be an Horry County resident and a senior at an accredited Horry County high school, submit an application, have earned a minimum 2.5 high school grade point average through their junior year and write an essay of at least 1,500 words answering the question: How can social media be best used in building or maintaining peace or in managing conflict?

The Horry County Higher Education Commission Academic Excellence Scholarship honors the top graduate of each eligible Horry County high school for his/her outstanding academic accomplishments. The top-ranked graduate from each eligible Horry County high school admitted to Coastal Carolina University by Jan. 1 will be awarded this scholarship.

For additional information about the HCHEC scholarships, contact CCU’s Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at scholar@coastal.edu.

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