Swain Scholar Program
What is the Swain Scholar Program?
Students selected to be Swain Scholars will work with Coastal Carolina University faculty and community agencies to research health-related issues and implement community health programs. Swain Scholars will receive scholarships up to $5,000 per year based upon academic and financial criteria, for a total of four semesters.
Each year up to four students will be selected through a competitive process, including a faculty committee interview. This unique scholarship program is made possible by a generous donation from a retired pharmacist from Myrtle Beach, Mr. Kenneth E. Swain.
Who is eligible to apply for the Swain Scholar program?
Students interested in becoming a Swain Scholar must:
Currently be a sophomore with three completed semesters at Coastal Carolina University and be majoring in:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Exercise and Sport Science, or Health Promotion.
Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Submit an application that includes:
An academic transcript;
A recommendation from a faculty member familiar with course work; and
A personal statement to include your interest in community health efforts, previous involvement with community health, future plans in the health science/prevention/advocacy area, and why you should be chosen as a Swain Scholar.
Once chosen as a Swain Scholar, what are the requirements?
Swain Scholars will be working to improve the health of our community; therefore, will enroll in a total of six course credits (Junior and Senior years: 1 credit each Fall and 2 credits each Spring – SWNS 301, 302, 401, and 402) to plan health outreach programs, conduct health science research and become involved in the community through implementation of these programs. To maintain status as a Swain Scholar, all students must earn a “B” average or higher in SWNS 301, 302, 401, and 402 and maintain an overall GPA of 3.25.
Where do I submit my application and when is the application deadline?
Contact Dr. Sharon Thompson in Kearns Hall 105A for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org), (843-349-2635).