HCHEC Application-based Scholarship for Graduate Students

Application Required 

This scholarship is awarded annually to Horry County high school graduates who plan to attend Coastal Carolina University as graduate students. 

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Be an Horry County resident and have graduated from a Horry County high school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools);
  • Be admitted to a graduate degree program at Coastal Carolina University;
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application to Coastal Carolina University by published deadline;
  • Upload an essay (typed) or a video URL link describing the student’s career goals and anticipated broader impacts of their CCU graduate education. Essays should be no more than 500 words. Videos should be limited to 2-3 minutes.
  • Upload a letter of recommendation from a professor/instructor, academic advisor, or employer.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually for up to two years or four semesters (renewal criteria must be met annually). Recipients must be enrolled full-time at Coastal Carolina University (9 credits per major semester for graduate students) or be approved by the University for full-time equivalent status

Renewal Criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time or approved for full-time equivalent status; and
  • Maintain a cumulative CCU GPA of 3.0.

Applications will be reviewed by the HCHEC Scholarship Committee. The number of new awards may vary annually.