Merit-based scholarships are awarded by Charleston Southern University to degree-seeking
students who are enrolled full-time. The scholarship amount is determined by the student’s
GPA and SAT/ACT score at the time of high school graduation. The scholarship amount
may change based on financial need and residency status. This award can be renewed each year by maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
Other Institutional Scholarships
Scholarships are available to students who qualify both athletically and academically
for one of the competitive team sports. Inquiries should be directed to the CSU Athletic Department at 843-863-7678.
Students who participate in the CSU Concert Band or Jazz Band may be eligible to receive
a scholarship. An audition is required and can be arranged by contacting the University
Band Director at 843-863-7962 in the CSU Horton School of Music.
International Missionary Dependent Award
Awards are made to the dependents of missionaries serving with the International Mission
Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. These awards are for semesters only (fall
and/or spring) and are up to $3,000 per year for tuition. For consideration, please
fill out FAFSA and contact the CSU Financial Aid Office at 843-863-7050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minister's Dependent Scholarship
Dependents of pastors ordained by the South Carolina Baptist Convention are eligible
to receive $1,000 per year. For consideration, please fill out FAFSA and contact the CSU Financial Aid Office at 843-863-7050 or by email at email@example.com.
Scholarships may be available to accepted students who participate in music ensembles
and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better. A scholarship audition is required. Auditions
can be arranged after a student has filled out the Horton School of Music Application. One credit hour of studio instruction is required each semester (fall and spring).
Contact the CSU Horton School of Music at 843-863-7962.
Horton School of Music Application
Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State
CSU offers incoming full-time freshman a Palmetto Boys State Scholarship and Palmetto
Girls State Scholarships for $1,000 for 4 years. Qualifications are acceptance to
CSU, full time enrollment, 3.0 high school grade point average, minimum 1000 SAT (math
and critical reading only) or a composite ACT of 21. Student must provide letter
of participation and completion of this program. Scholarships are not awarded above
direct costs which include tuition, room and board (f living on campus) and books.
For renewal student must maintain 2.5 cumulative college grade point average and earn
24 credit hours.
Student Government Association (SGA) Stipends
Students elected to one of the Student Government Offices are eligible to receive
a stipend valued at the amount of the cost for room and board for the fall and spring
semesters during the period they are in office. Inquiries should be addressed to the
SGA Office. Stipend eligibility will be determined by the successful completion of
SGA Officer duties as evaluated by the CSU Dean of Students.
Student Leadership Scholarship
All graduates of SLU 101,102,201,301 or 401 who meet CSU's admission standards, and
are full-time freshman are eligible to receive a scholarship of $2,000 per year for
4 years. Confirmation of completion is required for initial award. To maintain eligibility
of the SLU award students must maintain a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average
and be enrolled full-time.
Available to sophomores who meet all qualifications designated by the ROTC Department.
These scholarships will fund the full cost of tuition, fees and books for the junior
and senior years. If you are interested in this program, you should contact 843-863-7148
for the Air Force ROTC and 843-270-9590 for the Army ROTC.
Endowed & Funded Scholarships
These scholarships are made possible by caring friends of the University who desire
that students have the opportunity to obtain a college education. Most are awarded
to students enrolled full time and have specific criteria set by the donors. Contact
the CSU Financial Aid Office at 843-863-7050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.