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Senator Clementa C. Pinckney Memorial Scholarship

for new freshmen students 

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Be admitted as an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University;
  2. Be a first-time freshman with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0;
  3. Reside in SC Senate District 45 to include Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties;
  4. Demonstrate financial need* as defined by Financial Aid & Scholarships;
  5. Maintain full-time status and demonstrate satisfactory degree progress; and
  6. Submit additional requirements described below. 

*FAFSA must be completed by the scholarship deadline in order to determine financial need.


The scholarship amount is valued at $10,000 over four years ($2,500 per academic year). The scholarship will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. To be eligible for automatic renewal, the recipient must maintain a minimum CCU GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate satisfactory degree progress.


Additional Requirements

Provide proof that you reside in SC Senate District 45 by going to the South Carolina State House www.scstatehouse.gov/legislatorssearch.php and entering your address.