Tina Winchester

Tina Winchester, Adjunct Professor at CIU
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor, Practicum and Internship Supervisor, TEFL/ICS
(803) 807-5333

M. Ed., Clemson University, TEFL Certificate, Columbia International University

Tina Winchester taught English as a Second Language to Foreign Adults for 17 years with Richland District One Adult Education. She is also an ESL teacher trainer for the South Carolina State Department of Education, Office of Adult Education. Prior to ministering to ESL students, she also taught children with learning disabilities for 12 years in a public school setting.

Graduate Scholarships & Grants

2015-16 CIU Graduate Scholarships and Grants

Grants and scholarships are a great way to pay for graduate school or seminary because unlike loans, they don't require repayment.  

CIU has several graduate scholarships and grants available for eligible students. You must submit a FAFSA (except if you're an international student) and be accepted to CIU as full-time student to be considered for the merit scholarships.  If you are awarded a merit scholarship, you must maintain a 3.0 or higher and submit a FAFSA to renew the award. You are only eligible for one merit-based scholarship.


Graduate/Seminary Presidential Merit Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: College or highest completed GPA of 3.75+

Award Amount: $2,000

Graduate/Seminary Dean Merit Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: College or highest completed GPA of 3.5-3.74

Award Amount: $1,500

Graduate/Seminary Servant Leader Merit Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: College or highest completed GPA of 3.0-3.49

Award Amount: $1,000

CIU Donor Scholarships

Eligibility Requirements: There are several CIU donor scholarships available. Please see the individual scholarship criteria.

Award Amount: Varies

Graduate Assistantships

You may apply for a graduate assistantship if you are a full-time graduate or seminary student with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Also, you must demonstrate financial need, as determined by your FAFSA. We encourage you to apply for assistantships in the Spring for the following academic year. While graduate assistantships are applied to your financial aid package, you must earn the scholarship, dedicating 12-15 hours per week toward the position. 

How to Apply

To apply for an assistantship, submit one graduate assistant application to the dean's office and complete your FAFSA by the April deadline. The deans will review all the applications and conduct interviews. 

If you are selected, you must submit all completed paperwork no later than August 21. Scholarship funds will be awarded once Financial Aid receives the graduate assistantship contract.


Applications are closed for 2015-16.


Alumni Grant

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a CIU undergraduate alumni

Award Amount: $1,000

Trust Grant

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a CIU undergraduate alumni enrolling in the CIU graduate school or seminary immediately following graduation from CIU

Award Amount: $1,000

Church Matching Grant

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a full-time CIU graduate student meeting satisfactory academic progress. Submit a Church Matching Grant Form and a check by March 1.

Award Amount: up to $1,000; pending availability of funds

Partners in Ministry Grant

Eligibility Requirements: Must be the spouse of a full-time degree-seeking student and have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Students receiving this grant are not eligible for any additional CIU aid. Based on availability of funds.

Award Amount: The cost of one class per semester

Renewal Policy: Submit a FAFSA yearly. Submit the PIM Application every semester that the PIM Grant is desired. The deadline is Aug. 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester. 



Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Ben Lippen School
November 15, 2015

Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Coach


The junior varsity girls soccer coach will work directly with the head varsity girls soccer coach and the Ben Lippen athletic department. He/she will coach the junior varsity girls soccer team.

General Qualifications

  1. Must be a mature believer in Christ with a clear and persuasive personal testimony and demonstrate a lifestyle consistent with the teaching of Scripture.
  2. Must accept the Statement of Faith of Ben Lippen School and its educational philosophy.
  3. Must demonstrate initiative and organization in the performance of his/her duties.
  4. Must have strong leadership skills as well as exhibit strong interpersonal skills.

Please contact Scott Jones at 803-572-2593.

Postgraduate Certificate in Missionary Care

The Postgraduate Certificate in Missionary Care provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to address the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals and families who are engaged in cross-cultural ministry.


This program will equip you to:

  • Analyze and address the impact of cross-cultural living upon individuals and families

  • Assess and diagnose the mental status of missionaries in relation to enculturation dynamics

  • Develop effective treatment plans to foster emotional and life balance

International Community Development

Why major in International Community Development (ICD)?

In this unique program, you'll experience what it is like to live in a needy society. In addition to studying what the Bible teaches about God's mission to reach the nations through the church, you'll live in a simulated Third-World Village learning problem solving and coping skills that prepare you for life in a developing country.

Global Media Communication

Why major in Global Media Communication at CIU?

With the Global Media Communication (GMC) major you’ll be prepared to effectively use various forms of digital media arts as you serve in international and cross-cultural ministry, marketplace, or mission opportunities. You’ll learn what the Bible teaches regarding God’s mission to reach the nations through the church, become skilled in interpreting cultures and experience living, working and ministering in a global context.

Your Future  

Amy DuBois

Amy Dubois

B.A. Southern Methodist University; MBA Baylor University; DBA Student at Grand Canyon University (Expect completion Winter 2016)

Amy was born and raised in Mesquite, Texas. God led her to South Carolina in 2003. She met her husband David here, and they were married in 2006. They have two awesome sons: Gavin and Elijah. When not at CIU, Amy loves being with her family and considers marriage one of God's best gifts.


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