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For a complete list of scholarship opportunities, visit coastal.edu/admissionsaid/scholarships/

The Bellamy Law Firm Endowed Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: HS or college GPA of 3.0+, preference is given to students from the Pee Dee region. Submit a letter on humanitarian qualities for the college of HS faculty. N

The DeCenzo Family Second President's Endowed Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: CCU student from Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg, Marion or Dillon. See application for additional requirements. U

Devers-Nichols Memorial Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Graduate of either Green Sea Floyds or Mullin HS, 2.75 HS or collegiate GPA, demonstrate financial need via FAFSA. Submit 3 letters of recommendation. N, U

Kenyon and Leona Strickland East Endowed Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Horry resident, 3.0+ HS or transfer GPA, demonstrated financial need, preferences for participants in Horry Adult Education Program. N, U

Celia H. Hopkins Scholarship Fund (Cycle I). Eligibility: Horry County student from K to 12 grade, 3.0+ CCU or transfer GPA, full-time student. Submit documents of attending Horry County from K to 12 grade. N, U

Ingle Endowed Scholarship for Dependents of CCU Faculty & Staff (Cycle I). Eligibility: Dependent of CCU employee, financial need, 3.0+ HS or CCU GPA. Submit FAFSA and description of relationship to CCU employee. N, U

Joe McGarry Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: CCU student who is a child of a police officer. See application. N, U

John Christopher Columbus Murray Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: CCU student with demonstrated financial need. Preference given to single parents. Complete FAFSA. N, U

Jack W. Nelson Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen, top 25 percent of HS class, preference to Myrtle Beach residents. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation on character and motivation. N

The Hal Norton Endowed Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: S.C. resident, under 90 college credits, demonstrated financial need. Complete FAFSA and essay on work history & how you will plan to use the award financially. N, U

Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Conway Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Resident of Horry or Marion, the Lake View, or Grand Strand areas to Winyah Bay. Preference if a parent works at Pepsi Bottling Corporation in Conway/MB. N, U

Pat Singleton-Young Student Leadership Annual Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Full-time student, preference for students participating in a multicultural program. Submit a record of leadership activities. U

Sparks Family Endowed Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: HS GPA 3.0+, Preference to Horry, Georgetown, Marion, or Brunswick residents. Submit FAFSA & essay on how the award will help you accomplish college goals. N

Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation Volunteer Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: 2.5 high school, transfer, or CCU GPA, preference for Surfrider volunteers. Essay on volunteering (optional) and environmental stewardship. N, U

Surfside Area Rotary Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Graduate of Horry or Georgetown Counties, high school, transfer or CCU GPA of 3.0+, participation in community service. Essay on service. Preference for Rotary family members. N, U

Cox Family Endowed Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: Political science or business major, graduated from Loris or N. Myrtle Beach high school, high school, or continuing GPA of 3.0+, Born in Horry County (needs proof), have financial need. Must complete FAFSA. N, U

Cato & Gebhardt Endowed Scholarship Fund (Cycle II). Eligibility: Admitted to CCU as a business student, has financial need (FAFSA), shows commitment to work, ethics, and volunteerism. N, U

1954 Society Endowed Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: 12+ credits when applying and a sophomore at the time of award, 3.0+ CCU GPA, demonstrate financial need via FAFSA. See application for additional requirements. U

Walter T. Berner, Jr. Endowed Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: Rising sophomore or higher, 3.0+ CCU or collegiate GPA. Essay on how your degree affects your community, the impact of award & community service. N, U

CCU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: Rising senior, 3.0+ GPA, complete FAFSA, demonstrated involvement, and loyalty to CCU. Additional requirements listed on the application. U

Floyd Family Mentoring Program Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: 1+ years mentoring in Floyd program, demonstrated financial need via FAFSA. Submit an essay on participation & commitment to the Floyd program. U

Garland Alumni Board Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students (Cycle II). Eligibility: Non-traditional student (22+ years old), 3.0+ CCU GPA, demonstrated loyalty to CCU & financial need, taking 6+ credits each semester. U

HGTC Foundation WIPL Life and Legacy Annual Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: Transfer from HGTC, 15+ college credits, 3.0+ collegiate GPA, financial need. Essay about women's role in society (see application). Transfer from HGTC.

Dr. David William Knotts Memorial Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: Students who lost a parent to death. Submit a short personal statement about your experience in losing a parent. N, U

Senator Clementa C. Pinckney Memorial Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: Resident of SC Senate District 45, demonstrated financial need. Must prove residency. Award: $2,500 per year. N

Students of Foster Care Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: Taking 6+ college credits, 2.5+ HS or collegiate GPA, demonstrated financial need. Preference for those who have been in foster care in Horry or Georgetown Counties. N, U

Women in Philanthropy & Leadership for CCU Annual Scholarships (Cycle II). Eligibility: 15+ college credits, 3.0+ GPA, demonstrated financial need, taking at least 15 credits. Submit an essay on women & leadership. U

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for CCU Endowed Scholarships (Cycle II). Eligibility: Rising junior or senior, 3.5+ GPA, demonstrated financial need. See application for more requirements. Award: $5,000. U

WPDE-TV News Channel 15 Scholarships (Cycle II). Eligibility: Resident of Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Horry, Florence, Georgetown, Lee, Marion, Marlboro or Williamsburg, new students 3.0+ HS GPA plus 1100+ SAT or 24+ ACT, transfers or CCU students 3.25+ GPA. Submit an essay on career aspirations. Preference for minorities. N, U

Garland Alumni Board Scholarship for Traditional Students (Cycle II). Eligibility: Under 22 years old, 3.0+ HS, transfer or CCU GPA, from selected area High School, business or education major. Complete FAFSA. N, U  


 

External Scholarships

The websites listed below and others provide databases on external scholarships.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

https://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

http://www.college-scholarships.com

https://www.fastweb.com

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships#/fromscholarshipexperts

https://www.scholarshipguidance.com

http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships


Wall College of Business Scholarships
(info at coastal.edu/admissionsaid/scholarships/ unless otherwise stated)

These scholarships are managed by the Coastal Education Foundation and are targeted to business students.

Dorothy K. Anderson Resort Tourism Management Endowed Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: HRTM major with 1200 SAT or 24 ACT (1300/27 for out-of-state students), CCU GPA of 2.75. N, U

David L. Brittain Memorial Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Junior or Senior HRTM student, resident of Horry, Georgetown or Brunswick Counties, GPA of 2.5+. Submit documents showing community service. U

Oceana Resorts Resort Tourism Management Annual Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: HRTM major, 1100+ SAT or 24+ ACT, and 30+ college credits with GPA of 3.0+. Submit evidence of hospitality experience. N

Kimberly Barth Sherfesee Human Resources Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Upperclassmen management major with an HR concentration, residing locally, and a 3.0+ GPA. Submit an essay on career aspirations. U

Ralph and Ami S. Byington Annual Scholarships (Cycle I). Eligibility: Accounting major with expressed interest in pharmacy or wind musical instrument, 3.0+ CCU or transfer GPA, 400 words essay (see application). N, U

Conway National Bank Annual Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Junior or senior business major and CNB client, Horry HS graduate, and GPA of 2.5+. Should provide evidence of having a CNB account. U

Wendell and Lucille Calhoun Hinson Endowed Scholarship (Cycle I). Eligibility: Horry or Georgetown Country native resident and enrolled in the Wall College of Business. Submit a letter of recommendation from a local high school. N, U

Dean’s Excellence Award (Cycle II). Eligibility: Business student with 30+ college credits (at time of award), 3.25+ CCU GPA, active enrollment, essay (250+ words) on career aspirations. Up to 10 awards per year. U

Cato, Jr. and Gebhardt Endowed Scholarship Fund (Cycle II). Eligibility: Part or full-time business student with financial need (must submit FAFSA and supporting documents). Provide evidence of work & volunteerism. N, U

CNC Scholarship Endowment in Memory of Matt Harper (Cycle II). Eligibility: HRTM major with 60+ college credits. Submit statement about work, volunteerism in tourism in Grand Strand or with Brittain Center. U

Robert C. Elvington Alumni Board Endowed Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: a business student from the selected Horry high schools, 3.0+ HS GPA or 2.75+ CCU GPA. Complete FAFSA and application form. N, U

The Abraham F. Isaac Memorial Scholarship Fund (Cycle II). Eligibility: CCU student with preference for business students from Georgetown County. Submit a letter of recommendation from the high School principal or counselor. N

MB Area Hospitality Association RTM Annual Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: HRTM major, 1100 SAT or 24 ACT for incoming, 30+ credits & 3.0+ GPA for continuing students. Submit evidence of work in hospitality. N, U

Ray L. Miller Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: Full-time accounting student, 54+ credits, 3.0+ GPA. Provide evidence of campus and community engagement. Preference is given to out-of-state students. U

Zonta WIPL Life and Legacy Annual Scholarship (Cycle II). Eligibility: Junior (60-89 credits) full-time business student, 3.0+ GPA, and demonstrated financial need. Submit FAFSA and essay on community service. U

Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development Scholarship (open) Eligibility: A high school GPA of 3.5+ of CCU GPA of 2.75+, studying real-estate at CCU or abroad, extra curriculum activity. Optional 500 or fewer words essay. U, G

Marketing & HRTM Scholarship (Deadline in mid-March) Eligibility: Full-time HRTM or Marketing student, completed at least 60 credits, GPA of 3.5 or higher. Contact Dr. Fine, chair of Marketing and HRTM at mfine@coastal.edu for info. U  


South Carolina Scholarships (coastal.edu/admissionsaid/scholarships/scstatelotteryscholarships)

These scholarships by SC CHE are available for those who are SC residents when they graduate from high school.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. Eligibility: SAT 1200+ or ACT 27+, High School GPA of 3.5 and rank at the top six percent of High School class OR 1400+ SAT or 32 ACT & High School GPA of 4.0+. Award: $6,700 for the first year, $7,500 per year for the final 3 years. Continuation: Must have a college GPA of 3.0+ and complete an average of 30 credits per school year. N

LIFE Scholarship. SAT 1100+ or ACT 24+, High School GPA of 3.0+ and rank at top 30 percent of HS class OR 1400+ SAT or 32 ACT and high school GPA of 4.00+. Award: $5,000/year. Continuation: College GPA of 3.0+ & an average of 30 credits year. N

Hope Scholarship. Eligibility: 0+ High School GPA. Award: $2,800 for the first year. Automatic consideration. N  


Horry County Scholarships (coastal.edu/admissionsaid/scholarships/hchecscholarships)    

These application-based scholarships are regulated by the Horry County HEC and are available for Horry County high school graduates.

Leadership Scholarship. Eligibility:5 HS GPA, 100+ hours of service, essay on leadership and service, a recommendation from high school and community provider. Award: $2,500/year. Continuation: GPA of 3.0+ and 30+ credits per year. N

Hardship and Adversity Scholarship. Eligibility: 2.5 high school GPA, essay on hardship and impact on life, a recommendation from a high school official. Award: $2,500/year. Continuation: College GPA of 2.5 and complete an average of 30 credits per school year. N

Senior Collegiate Scholarship. Eligibility: Horry high school graduate who completed 90 credits at CCU, not receiving SC LIFE or Palmetto Fellows scholarship, CCU GPA of 2.75+, shows financial need via FAFSA. Award: varies U

Federal Programs (www.coastal.edu/financialaid/loans/directstudentloans)

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form that can be prepared annually college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. The deadline varies by state. See https://fafsa.ed.gov. N, U, G

Pell Grant: A Pell Grant is a subsidy the federal government provides for students to pay for college. Federal Pell Grants are limited to students with financial need. Students will automatically be considered for a Pell Grant when they complete their FAFSA. For the 2017–18 school year, the maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $5,920. N, U

Direct Student Loan: A low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Education. Eligibility: Students must complete FAFSA sign a Master Promissory Note and complete an Entrance Loan Counseling, take 6+ credits per semester. N, U, G

Parent PLUS Loan: A Federally guaranteed loan borrowed by a parent on behalf of a dependent undergraduate student. Eligibility: Complete FAFSA, credit check for the parent, origination fee, plus student must take 6+ credits per semester. N, U

Note: N = For new undergraduate students, U = For existing undergraduate students, G = For Graduate Students


Contact Information

For more information about these scholarships or other CCU scholarships, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at scholar@coastal.edu

If you are interested in giving a financial donation toward a scholarship, visit the Ways To Give website