Horry County students win scholarships to attend CCU

vgrooms@thesunnews.comOctober 3, 2013 

Some Horry County Schools graduates who are attending Coastal Carolina University this year recently received annual scholarships from the Horry County Higher Education Commission, according to a news release from CCU.

Scholarships were awarded to 25 students in four categories: 12 for leadership, three for visual and performing arts, one peace and conflict studies, and 10 for academic excellence.

The first three types of scholarships provide $2,500 per academic year for up to four years at CCU to qualified Horry County students who show exemplary academic work, leadership and community service, demonstrated artistic talent or show critical thought in the areas of peace, conflict, justice, human rights and human responsibility. The academic excellence scholarship provides $2,000 per academic year for up to four years at CCU.

Leadership scholarship recipients and their majors were: Kevin Boatwright, exercise science, Green Sea Floyds High School; Tatiana Calderon, intelligence and national security, Carolina Forest High School; Antone Campbell, marine science, Myrtle Beach High School; Elbert Chestnut, undeclared, Loris High School; Lauren Eckersley, accounting, Early College High School; Hannah Eell, biology, Socastee High School; Nelda Glaze, elementary education, St. James High School; Raekwon Groover, computer science, Early College High School; Mark Howard, exercise science, Conway High School; Dillon King, accounting, Myrtle Beach High School; Avery Lambert, biology, Aynor High School; and Destiny Lewis, biology, Loris High School.

Visual and performing arts scholarship recipients and their majors were: Haley Yarborough, art studio, North Myrtle Beach High School; Whitney Daniels, music, Carolina Forest High School; and MacKenzie Fischer, art studio, St. James High School.

A peace and conflict studies scholarship was awarded to Neftali Flores, biology, Loris High School.

Academic excellence scholarships went to: Harley Coates, chemistry, Aynor High School; Tatiana Calderon, intelligence and national security, Carolina Forest High School; Emma Johnson, biology, Conway High School; Joshua Collins, undeclared, Green Sea Floyds High School; Katherine Dwulet, exercise science, Early College High School; Brent Qualls, mathematics, Loris High School; Lauren Young, undeclared, Myrtle Beach High School; Ashley Schofield, marine science, North Myrtle Beach High School; Jordan Wesel, biochemistry, Socastee High School; and Ryan Crum, chemistry-pre-engineering, St. James High School.

The scholarships are designed to promote service and citizenship, and to recognize students for their leadership, volunteerism and academic excellence. To qualify, students must be an Horry County resident and a senior attending an accredited Horry County high school, submit an application, have earned a minimum 2.5 high school grade point average through their junior year and have an established record of exemplary community service.

The visual and performing arts scholarships are designed to assist exceptionally talented Horry County seniors who plan to major in music, musical theater, theater arts, art studio, dramatic arts or graphic design. Students must submit an application, have a minimum 2.5 high school grade point average and audition or submit a portfolio for review, in addition to being an Horry County resident and a senior attending an accredited Horry County high school.

Peace and conflict studies scholarships are designed to encourage critical thought among Horry County seniors about peace, conflict, justice, human rights and human responsibility in the modern world. Students must be an Horry County resident and a senior at an accredited Horry County high school, submit an application, have earned a minimum 2.5 high school grade point average through their junior year and write an essay of at least 1,500 words - answering the question, “How can social media be best used in building or maintaining peace or in managing conflict?” - in order to qualify.

Academic excellence scholarships go to the top graduate of each eligible Horry County high school for his or her outstanding academic accomplishments and who is admitted to CCU by Jan. 1.

For more information, contact CCU’s Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at scholar@coastal.edu.

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