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External Scholarship Opportunities



There are many organizations outside of CCU that offer various scholarship opportunities. Financial Aid and Scholarships regularly receives notices from these various organizations regarding scholarship opportunities that students may apply for.  This information is posted as a courtesy. CCU in no way guarantees the available funding or receipt of such award.



External Scholarship Recipients

IF you have been awarded a scholarship from a source other than CCU:
Please mail your award letter and/or check to:
            Coastal Carolina University
            Office of Student Accounts
            PO Box 261954
            Conway, SC 29528

This type of aid will not appear as pending financial aid on the student's bill. It will be posted directly to the student's account. If you have questions please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 843-349-2159.

IF you participate in a tuition pre-payment plan (such as a 529):
Please contact the Office of Student Accounts. This type of aid will not appear as pending financial aid on the student's bill.  Phone: 843-349-2159

 



External Scholarship Applications and Guidelines:

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Information

  • Deadline: June
  • Award Value: $1,000
  • Available to all high school juniors/seniors as well as students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

AES Engineers
AES Engineers Scholarship

  • Deadline: October
  • Award Value: $500
  • Available to all high school seniors as well as continuing college students. Must submit a 500-1,000 word essay on a given topic. Applicants do not have to be taking engineering courses to be eligible.

Alliance Hispanic Scholars Program
Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program

  • Deadline: February
  • Award value: $2,000
  • Available to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field.

American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: November
  • Award Value: $1,000
  • Available to full-time undergraduate or part-time graduate students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.

American Indian College Fund
Full Circle Scholarships for students attending non-tribal colleges

  • Deadline: May
  • Award Value: varies
  • Available to U.S. citizens, enrolled in a non-tribal college/university, registered as a member of a tribe or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member.

American Lawyer Academy: Viral Video Scholarship Film Contest 
Viral Video Scholarship Film Contest 

  • Deadline: March
  • Award Value:  $500-$2,000
  • Available to high school and college students; must submit a viral video about a given topic.

AT&T Savings
AT&T Savings: Technology for Tuition Scholarship

  • Deadline: November and May
  • Award Value: $1,000
  • Available to college students who are to write a 300-500 word post about a given topic related to television advertising.

Auto Insurance Center
Auto Insurance Center Scholarship

  • Deadline: December
  • Award Value: $1,000
  • Available to college students who are to create a comedy music video featuring original content on a given topic.

Best Buy Scholarships
Best Buy @15 Scholarship

  • Deadline: July
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to 9-12 grade high school students who demonstrate academic achievements, volunteer efforts and work experience.

Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Program
2013 Beta Gamma Scholarship Application

  • Deadline:  May 1st
  • Award Value:  $1000 and $1500
  • Current BGS member or student invited to join during the 2012-2013 academic year meeting the eligible criteria.

BigFishGames.com
The Online Games Scholarship

  • Deadline: June
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to high school seniors and college students who must submit a 500 word essay on a given topic.

Big Sun Scholarship 
Big Sun Scholarships Information & Application

  • Deadline: June
  • Award Value:  $500
  • Available to high school and college student athletes; must submit a short essay.

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Honors Scholarship Program
Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Honors Scholarship Program Information

  • Deadline:  currently unfunded
  • Award Value:  $1,500
  • Available to high school seniors who have been accepted for enrollment at institutions of higher education.

The James F. Byrnes Scholars
Scholarship for students who have lost one or both parents by death

  • Deadline: February
  • Award Value:  $3,250
  • Available to students who have lost one or both parents by death.

CableTV.com
Haiku Scholarship

  • Deadline: October
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to students who are to write a classic 5-7-5 haiku poem about cable TV.

Campus Discovery.com Scholarship 
Campus Discovery ‘Advice to your High School self’ 

  • Deadline: February
  • Award Value:  $2,500
  • Available to students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree from any accredited 4-year college or university in the U.S.; must complete a survey and answer short answer questions.

CenturyLink
CenturyLink Scholarship

  • Deadline: December
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to undergraduate and graduate students. 500-600 word article on a given topic.

CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship
CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship Information

  • Deadline: June
  • Award Value:  $2,500
  • Available to students interested in business leadership and/or entrepreneurship. Must submit a 500-1000 word essay on the American Education System.

CheapAutoInsurance.com
Commercial Video Scholarship

  • Deadline: October and March
  • Award Value:  $500
  • Available to college students who are to submit an original commercial about insurance driving habits.

Creative BioScience
Creative BioScience Fitness Scholarship

  • Deadline: November
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to students studying Health, Biology, Science or other related field. Must submit a 300-500 word essay about any subject in the health industry.

Crystal Group
Innovation in Engineering Scholarship

  • Deadline: March
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to  full time undergraduate students studying Engineering who have a connection to the US Armed Forces (current military, veterans, reservists, child or spouse of military member)

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Coca-Cola Scholarship

  • Deadline: October
  • Award Value:  $10,000-$20,000
  • Available to high school seniors planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.

CouponCoummunity.com
CouponCommunity.com Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: July
  • Award Value:  $2,000
  • Available to college students who are at least 18 years old. Must submit a 400 word essay on a given topic.

B. Davis Scholarship
B. Davis Scholarship Information

  • Deadline: May
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

DegreeDirectory.com Scholarships
Communications and Journalism Bachelor's Degree Scholarship Information

  • Deadline: April
  • Award Value:  $500
  • Available to students who are interested in pursuing bachelor degrees related to Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Business Communications, Advertising, and Broadcasting.

Dietspotlight.com
Dietspotlight.com Student Leadership Scholarship program (Note: 1st year of program)

  • Deadline: December 31
  • Award Value:  $1,000-$5,000
  • Available to legal US residents enrolled in an accredited college or university. 900-1500 word essay on given topic.

DIRECTTVBEATSCABLE.com
Top Technology Scholarship

  • Deadline: April
  • Award Value:  $2,500
  • Available to Undergraduate and Graduate students. 500-1000 word blog post on given topic.

Diversity Jobs Scholarship

Express Metrix
IT Asset Management Scholarship

  • Deadline:January 15, 2014
  • Award Value:  $5,000
  • Available to students enrolled for the 2013-2014 academic year, interested in pursuing a career in IT management. 500-1000 words essay on a given topic related to IT management.

Folds of Honor Foundation
Folds of Honor Scholarships

  • Deadline: April 30 (application period opens February 1)
  • Award Value:  $5,000
  • Available to the spouse or dependent of a US Military service member killed or disabled during service. (Scholarships for current and future use available)

Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program
Foreclosure.com Scholarship Information and Entry Form

  • Deadline: December
  • Award Value:  $1,000 - $5,000
  • Applicants must write an 800-2,000 word essay on the given topic.

Foundation for the Carolinas
Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarships

  • Various scholarship opportunities are available to students from the Carolina region.

Frontier Communications
Frontier Bundles Internet Technology Scholarship

  • Deadline: December
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Applicants must write a 500 word essay on the given topic.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS)
Gates Millennium Scholar Program

  • Deadline: January
  • Award Value:  up to the cost of attendance
  • The GMS Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in any area of interest. Continuing GMS students may request funding for a graduate degree program in an area of math or science. 

TheGiftingStore.com
Hope for an Eco Friendly World Scholarship

  • Deadline:  December 31
  • Award Value:  up to $500
  • Available to undergraduate student enrolled at least half-time. 800-1,000 word essay on given topic.

Benjamin A. Gilman
International Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Deadline:  For spring programs: October; For summer and fall programs: March
  • Award Value:  up to $5,000
  • The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad; must qualify for Pell Grant to be eligible to apply.

Giva Corporation
Giva Student Scholarship

  • Deadline:  December 1
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to undergraduate and graduate students. 500-1000 word essay on given question.

Goat Island Boat Club
Goat Island Boat Club Scholarship 

  • Deadline:  April
  • Award Value:  $2,000
  • Available to high school seniors from one of the five counties that border Lake Marion, or continuing students majoring in marine science, forestry, or other field focused on environmental protection.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Guidelines and Application for Scholarship established by Congress in 1986

  • Deadline:  February
  • Award Value:  up to $7,500
  • Available to college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering and have completed intensive research in their area of study. Strong candidates intend to pursue doctoral degrees in the math/science/engineering fields.

Great Lakes 2013 STEM Scholarship
Guidelines and Application link for Scholarship

  • Deadline:  April 15, 2013 or until 20,000 applications have been received
  • Award Value:  $2,500
  • Available to full time students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, science, technology or engineering.

GSN Digital
Game Innovators Scholarship

  • Deadline:  November
  • Award Value:  $2,500
  • Available to continuing undergrad students with a 3.0 or better who plan a career in the games industry. Submit essay on given topic.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
About the Harry S. Truman Scholarship

  • Deadline:  February
  • Award Value:  up to $30,000 towards graduate education
  • Available to college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. Awards are given to be used towards graduate study.

Hispanic College Fund
Funding resources for Hispanic Americans

  • Deadline:  March
  • Award Value:  varies
  • Various opportunities available to students of Hispanic backgrounds who are/will be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. Must meet minimum GPA criteria and demonstrate financial need.

HotelsCheap.org
HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

  • Deadline:  October and March
  • Award Value:  $2,500
  • Various opportunities available to current college students, specialized opportunities available to students majoring in a travel or tourism related field.

Job-applications.com
Working Parent Scholarship Award

  • Deadline:  December 15
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to full/part-time student with at least one (1) minor child who works at least 12 hours per week and maintains a minimum 3.0 gpa. 600-1000 work essay on given topic.

Joye Scholarship Program
Joye Law Firm Scholarship

  • Deadline:  April 1
  • Award Value:  $2,000
  • Available to South Carolina High School Seniors. Submit application packet, including 350-500 word essay on a given topic.

JustHomeMedical.com
Heath Care Leaders Scholarship

  • Deadline:  December 31
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in health fields. Make a short video on a given topic.

JustJobs Scholarship

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Komen College Scholarship Program

  • Deadline:  October
  • Award Value:  up to $10,000
  • Available to students who have lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer or are breast cancer survivors diagnosed at 25 years or younger. Must be a driven advocate to breast cancer education, and able to complete 20 hours of community service per semester.

LatPro Scholarship

Marine Corp League
Carolina Borders Scholarship Information

  • Deadline:  April
  • Award Value:  $500
  • Available to residents of Brunswick County, NC or Horry County, SC.

MyBookBuyer.com
MyBookBuyer.com Textbooks for a Year Scholarship

  • Deadline:  Awarded twice a year (Spring/Fall)
  • Award Value:  $1,250
  • Available to college or university students 18 and older who are legal US residents.  750-1250 word essay on a given question.

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications
NAMIC Carolina Chapter Scholarship Program 

  • Deadline:  April
  • Award Value:  $2,500
  • Available to rising juniors and seniors enrolled in colleges within North Carolina and South Carolina.

NurseLink.org
Nursing Program Scholarship
College Student Scholarship

  • Deadline:  April 31 & October 31
  • Award Value:  $500-$1,000
  • Scholarships available for nursing and non-nursing undergraduate and graduate students. 500-800 word essay on a given topic.

Palmetto Land Title Associations
Mary G. Webster Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline:  March
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to South Carolina residents pursuing an education in a business-related field. The applicant must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior.

P.E.O. Program of Continuing Education
P.E.O. Projects/Philanthropies

  • Deadline:  November
  • Award Value:  varies
  • Various opportunities for female students

Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Scholarship (RTDNAC)
RTDNAC Dr. John R. Bittner Scholarships

  • Deadline:  September
  • Award Value:  up to $1,000
  • Available to rising juniors or seniors attending college in the Carolinas who are pursuing a major course of study with emphasis in broadcast or electronic journalism.

Resume Companion
Bi-annual $1000 Scholarship

  • Deadline: Mid-December & Mid-July
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to current or future full time college students. Applicant must submit a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character.

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program Information

  • Deadline:  February
  • Award Value:  up to $2,000
  • Available to students currently enrolled in 12th grade in a public school in South Carolina. Entries are in the form of creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts.

ScholarshipExperts.com
Various Opportunities

  • Deadline:  new opportunities throughout the year
  • Award Value:  varies
  • Various opportunities changing throughout the year, available to high school and college students. Most applications require a short essay on creative/fun topics.

Shift Insurance
The Drive to Learn Scholarship

  • Deadline:  March 1
  • Award Value: $1,000
  • Available to full-time undergrad and grad students. 7500-1000 word essay on given topic.

Sodexo Foundation
Stephen J Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

  • Deadline:  December
  • Award Value:  up to $5,000
  • Available to prospective college students who have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community through unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the U.S.

South Carolina Nature-Based Tourism Association (SCNBTA)
Richard Mikell Annual Scholarship Award

  • Deadline:  December
  • Award Value:  $500
  • Available to students from any field of study such as marketing, environmental sciences and others. The scholarship is based on a 2000 word essay on “How to Improve Nature-Based Tourism Marketing” in the State of South Carolina. Submissions along with student’s contact information/degree of study, and a short paragraph by a student’s professor explaining why he/she should receive this scholarship, may be sent via email to: info@scnatureadventures.com and are due no later than December 1, 2012.

South Carolina State Fair Scholarships
2013 SC SC State Fair Scholarship Information
2013 SC State Fair Scholarship Application

  • Deadline:  March 15
  • Award Value:  $1500 per year
  • Awarding fifty (50) full time South Carolina high school seniors.

South Carolina Wildlife Federation Scholarship
SCWF Application

  • Deadline:  October
  • Award Value:  varies
  • Available to students pursuing environmental education at South Carolina schools of higher education.

State Farm Community Service
State Farm Community Service Scholarship

  • Deadline:  April 14
  • Award Value:  $2,500
  • Be a student with a cumulative collegiate GPA of 2.5 who has been involved in community service/volunteer work in the past 12 months.

Stay Fit in College
Stay Fit in College Scholarship Award

  • Deadline:  various deadlines throughout the year
  • Award Value:  $700
  • Available to any student that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or university.

StorageMart
The StorageMart ScholarSmarts Scholarship

  • Deadline:  June
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to any student attending college. A 500 word minimum essay must be submitted.

Sunbelt Rentals Minority Scholarship Program
2013 Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship Instructions 
2013 Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship Application

  • Deadline:  November
  • Award Value:  $2,000
  • Available to students who meet one of the following; female, member of a minority group, currently or formerly active in the U.S. Military or disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities act.

Sun News Educational Foundation
Guidelines and Application Link for Scholarship

  • Deadline:  May
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to students from Horry and Georgetown counties of SC and Southern Brunswick county of NC entering college in the fall as a freshman. Letters of recommendation and high school transcript are required with application.

Talbots Scholarship Foundation
2012 Talbots Scholarship Foundation Eligibility and Application

  • Deadline:  January
  • Award Value:  up to $10,000
  • Available to female students who earned a high school diploma or GED before September 2002.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship

  • Deadline:  December
  • Award Value:  $5,000-$10,000
  • Available to undergraduate or graduate college students who have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field.

Strom Thurmond Foundation
Strom Thurmond Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline:  March
  • Award Value:  varies
  • Available to South Carolina residents who are enrolled or who plan to enroll in colleges or universities located in South Carolina and demonstrate financial need based on family income and number of family members.

Tidewater Charity Tournament Committee
Fold of Honor Foundation Scholarship 

  • Deadline:  November
  • Award Value:  up to $2,500
  • Available the spouse or dependent of an active duty or reserve soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman killed or disabled in the line of duty or currently classified as POW or MIA, or a service member who received a Purple Heart Medal.

United Negro College Fund
Several opportunities from the UNCF

  • Deadline:  various
  • Award Value:  varies
  • The UNCF Program Services Department manages various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation.

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships Information

  • Deadline:  various
  • Award Value:  varies
  • Various scholarship programs for students from a variety of ethnicities. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation.

US Bank
US Bank Scholarship Program

  • Deadline:  March
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to high school seniors and freshman, sophomore or junior college students. Applicants submit their name and winners will be selected at random.

USBundles.com
USBundles.com College Scholarship

  • Deadline:  December
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to high school seniors and college students who are to submit a 250-300 word essay on a given topic.

Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest

  • Deadline:  Monthly
  • Award Value:  $1,000
  • Available to US legal residents. 200-900 essay on a given topic, promotion of essay on social media.

Veterans United
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline:  April and October
  • Award Value:  $2,000
  • Available to college students who have a connection to the military through one of the following: Active-duty service member, Veteran, Spouse or child of a military member or veteran, Surviving spouse of a fallen soldier. Must submit an essay on a given topic.

Wyzant.com Scholarship
Wyzant.com Scholarship

  • Deadline:  May
  • Award Value:  up to $10,000
  • Available to college students who must submit a 300 word essay on a given topic, and promote their essay through social media.
 


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