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HCHEC Emerging Scholars Award

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 credits completed at CCU.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative collegiate GPA
  • 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 Coastal Carolina University as a continuing CCU student;
  • Have at least 30 cumulative credits completed at CCU at the time of the award;
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application to Coastal Carolina University by published deadline;
  • Upload a brief essay (typed) or a video URL link describing the student’s intent to study at CCU, academic goals, and career plans post-graduation. Essays should be no more than 500 words.  Videos should be limited to 2-3 minutes.
  • Upload a letter of recommendation from an instructor in your current degree program.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually for up to three years or six semesters (see chart below). Recipients must be enrolled full-time at Coastal Carolina University.
Renewal Criteria:

  • Be enrolled fulltime;
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits annually (includes summer terms if needed);
  • Maintain a cumulative CCU GPA of 3.0.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Maximum number of semesters allowed to receive scholarship:

Sophomore (minimum of 30 credits)  5-6 semesters*
Junior (minimum of 60 credits) 3-4 semesters*
Senior (minimum of 90 credits) 1-2 semesters*

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