CCU announces first-ever TEAL 1000 scholarship recipient
Alex Del Castillo of Myrtle Beach is the first-ever TEAL 1000 Endowed Scholarship recipient.
Alex Del Castillo
TEAL 1000 is a new endowed scholarship fund created to allow area individuals and businesses to show their support and appreciation for Coastal Carolina University by making an annual investment of $1,000. All TEAL 1000 donations go into an endowed fund and the interest supports scholarships for students from Horry and Georgetown counties. More than 60 individuals, businesses and foundations have contributed to TEAL 1000.
“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all of the individuals and businesses who contribute to the TEAL 1000 Endowed Scholarship Fund,” Del Castillo said. “I am a first-generation college student and my parents cannot afford to pay for my education. By attending Coastal, I hope to set a great example for my younger brothers.”
Del Castillo is an applied mathematics major and communication minor at CCU. He is a member of Coastal’s Teaching Fellows Program, and his career goal is to become a high school mathematics teacher. He also is pursuing a certificate in sustainability and is a member of Coastal’s Residence Hall Association, the American Sign Language Club and the Eco-Club.
Del Castillo previously attended Horry County Schools Early College High School and Horry Georgetown Technical College. He works part-time at Ripley’s Aquarium to help pay for college.
TEAL 1000 is an initiative of I’M IN – The Endowment Campaign for Coastal Carolina University.