MYRTLE BEACH — The Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County has created an endowed scholarship at Coastal Carolina University that is designed to benefit a deserving local student majoring in political science, social science, criminal justice or interdisciplinary studies, according to a news release from the university. The first $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in the 2014-15 academic year.
The foundation has raised funds from the local community during the past 2 1/2 years and exceeded the minimum requirement to endow the scholarship. The foundation relies heavily on donations from its annual golf tournament to support these scholarships. Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson and the foundation’s president, Tom Fox, recently presented a $15,000 check to the Office for Philanthropy at CCU.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students may be new, continuing or transfer students, attending on a full- or part-time basis. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and be an Horry County resident for at least one year prior to applying. The number of awards in any given year will be determined by the available earnings from the endowment with the Coastal Educational Foundation.
“We are grateful to the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County for its generosity and devotion to our university and making a significant impact in the lives of our students,” said Bryan Steros, director for philanthropy at CCU.
For application information, contact Financial Aid and Scholarships, 843-349-2313, 800-277-7000 ext. 2313 or email@example.com, or visit www.coastal.edu/financialaid/scholarships.
For information on creating an endowed scholarship, contact the Office for Philanthropy, 843-349-2007, or visit www.coastal.edu/giving/options.html.
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