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Sheriff’s Foundation creates scholarship for CCU

September 18, 2013

The Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County has created an endowed scholarship at Coastal Carolina University. The new scholarship is designed to benefit a deserving local student majoring in political science, social science, criminal justice or interdisciplinary studies. The first $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in the 2014-2015 academic year.

During the past two and a half years, the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County has raised funds from the local community and exceeded the minimum requirement to endow the scholarship. The Sheriff’s Foundation relies heavily on donations from itsannual golf tournament to support these scholarships. Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson and Foundation president Tom Fox recently presented a $15,000 check to the Office for Philanthropy at CCU.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students may be new, continuing or transfer students attending on a full- or part-time basis. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be an Horry County resident for at least one year prior to applying. The number of awards in any given year will be determined by the available earnings from the corpus of the endowment with the Coastal Educational Foundation.

“We are grateful to the Sherriff’s Foundation of Horry County for its generosity and devotion to our University and making a significant impact in the lives of our students,” says Bryan Steros, director for philanthropy at CCU. For information on how to apply for this scholarship, contact Financial Aid and Scholarships at 843-349-2313 or 800-277-7000 ext. 2313 or by email at or online at

For additional information on how to create an endowed scholarship, contact the Office for Philanthropy at 843-349-2007, or online at