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Other HCHEC Scholarships

HCHEC Academic Excellence Scholarship

Automatic consideration
This scholarship honors the top graduate of each eligible Horry County high school for his/her outstanding academic accomplishments. The top graduate from each eligible Horry County high school who chooses to attend Coastal Carolina University will be awarded this prestigious scholarship. One scholarship is awarded per high school. Academic Excellence Scholarship requirements are:

  • Be the top-ranked student at an eligible Horry County high school at the end of your junior year or later; and
  • Be admitted to Coastal Carolina University by Jan. 1.

Award amount: $2,000 annually for up to four years or eight semesters (renewal criteria must be met annually). Recipients must be enrolled full time at Coastal Carolina University. Renewal criteria are:

  • Be enrolled full time;
  • Be an Horry County high school senior (the Horry County high school must be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools);
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits annually (includes summer terms if needed); and
  • Maintain a cumulative CCU GPA of 3.0.

No application is necessary for this scholarship. Coastal Carolina University will automatically award the top graduate from each eligible high school who meets the above requirements and begins enrollment at the University in the fall semester.

HCHEC Senior Collegiate Scholarship

Automatic consideration
This scholarship provides funding for Horry County high school students who have achieved senior status at Coastal Carolina University. Senior Collegiate Scholarship requirements are:

  • Be enrolled full time;
  • Complete a minimum of 90 credit hours of course work toward an undergraduate degree;
  • Maintain a cumulative CCU GPA of 2.75;
  • Are not receiving the Palmetto Fellows or SC LIFE Scholarship; and
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

No application is required to be considered for this award. Students are automatically selected based on the minimum criteria stated above. The number of awards and the amount vary annually. This one-time award is for one academic year.

HCHEC International Awareness Scholarship

Application required
This scholarship provides study abroad opportunities for Horry County high school graduates. International Awareness Scholarship requirements are:

  • Be enrolled full time;
  • Be an Horry County high school graduate (the Horry County high school must be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools);

Additional information, criteria and application materials are available through International Programs and Services (843-349-2864).

Why I love CCU Scholarship

Application required

This scholarship is awarded annually to CCU students who have graduated from an Horry County high school with a minimum of 30 cumulative collegiate credits completed. Why I Love CCU Scholarship requirements are: 

  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 cumulative collegiate GPA;
  • Be a graduate of an Horry County high school (high school must be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools);
  • Be admitted to Coastal Carolina University as a continuing CCU student or transfer;
  • Have at least 30 cumulative collegiate credits completed at the time of the award;
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application to Coastal Carolina University by published deadline;
  • Attach a brief essay (typed) about “Why I Love CCU;” and
  • Be recommended by a professor in your degree program.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually for up to three years or six semesters (see chart below).

Renewal Criteria:

  • Be enrolled fulltime;
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits annually (includes summer terms if needed); 
  • Maintain a cumulative CCU GPA of 2.5;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Maximum number of semesters allowed to receive scholarship:

STUDENT STATUS AT TIME OF AWARDMAXIMUM NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE SEMESTERS
Sophomore (minimum of 30 credits) 5-6 semesters*
Junior (minimum of 60 credits) 3-4 semesters*
Senior (minimum of 90 credits) 1-2 semesters*

  

 

 

*To be determined by Financial Aid and Scholarships at the time of the award.