McQuilkin Scholarship Event Details
During this exciting 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!
To qualify for the R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship, you must:
be a high school senior (planning to start classes at CIU in the 2017 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 is not currently open for the 2016 event. Get a head start by submitting the following to the Admissions Office:
Church Leadership Reference Form
One-page leadership resume highlighting your school, church, and community involvement
Unofficial high school transcript
SAT or ACT scores
Recent digital headshot of yourself (.jpg format)
The deadline for the upcoming event is yet to be determined.
Requirements can be sent to:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: (803) 223-2500
- Mailing Address:
Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Scholarship Details & Restrictions
The McQuilkin full scholarship is applied after any eligible state and federal aid are awarded; recipient is not eligible for any other CIU scholarships. The two additional $10,000 scholarships are disbursed at $2,500 a year over a four year period; recipients are eligible for additional CIU scholarships. Each of the three scholarships are renewable only if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or greater and are not on academic or character probation. These scholarships exclude CIU and Ben Lippen School employee dependents. All students receiving scholarships must complete a FAFSA.
Travel & Accommodations
The scholarship event is a free event. However, travel expenses are not provided by CIU. A CIU representative can be arranged to pick you up from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Accommadations are provided for participating students at no charge. Off-campus, and limited on-campus, accommodations are available for families traveling with participants at your own expense.