McQuilkin Scholarship Event Details

During this exciting three-day event, you'll get to interact with current students, CIU faculty and staff, and potential classmates. You'll also participate in group discussions and faculty interviews. Most of all, you'll be competing for a chance to win a full scholarship to CIU! That's right, should you win, your tuition will be covered for the next four years.

Scholarship Event Schedule


To qualify for the R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship, you must: 

  • be a high school senior (planning to start classes at CIU in the 2016 fall term);

  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0; and

  • have either an SAT score of 1000 or above (total of math &critical reading sections, excluding writing section) or an ACT composite score of 21 or above.

Registration Requirements

So what are you waiting for? Complete the online registration form by October 30, 2015.

After you complete the online registration form, you must submit:

  1. CIU Undergraduate Admissions Application

  2. Application Essay

  3. Church Leadership Reference Form

  4. One-page leadership resume highlighting your school, church, and community involvement

  5. Unofficial high school transcript 

  6. SAT or ACT scores 

  7. Recent digital headshot of yourself (.jpg format)


Please register and submit all of your documents by Friday, October 30, 2015. We will only accept the first 60 participants who complete the entire registration porcess.

Mailing Address

Transcripts and test scores may be mailed to:

Columbia International University
Undergraduate Admissions
7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203.

Accepting CIU Scholarships

If you are awarded the R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship, you will receive a call from our President, Dr. Bill Jones, and you'll be asked if you accept the award. To secure the scholarship, the student must submit a $200 deposit ($100 enrollment and $100 housing). This amount will be credited to the student's account.

Award Details Restrictions

The R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship recipient is not eligible for any other CIU scholarships. All students receiving scholarships must complete a FAFSA.

The McQuilkin full scholarship is applied after any eligible state and federal aid are awarded. The two additional $10,000 scholarships are awarded at $2,500 every year over a four year period. Each of the three scholarships are renewable only if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or greater and is not on academic or character probation. This scholarship excludes CIU and Ben Lippen School employee dependents.

Travel and Accommodations

Travel to CIU is your expense. If you are traveling by air to Columbia, please let us know and we'll make arrangements for a CIU representative to pick you up from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to our campus. Families planning to travel with their student can make hotel reservations and discover things to do in Columbia.