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During this three-day event, the R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship (named for our first president) will be awarded. This award covers full-tuition at CIU for four years!
This exciting weekend will include faculty interviews, group discussions, interaction with current students and staff, and opportunities to fellowship with potential classmates. To qualify, students must:
Interested participants must first complete an online registration form, which will become available after the new year. The following items are required to complete your registration:
2. Application Essay (Click here for directions)3. One-page leadership resume, highlighting your school, church, and community involvement4. Unofficial high school transcript (minimum 3.0 GPA)5. SAT or ACT scores (minimum 1000 total of math and critical reading on SAT; minimum 21 on ACT)6. Recent digital photo of yourself
The deadline to register and submit all the necessary paperwork will be published after the new year. Please note that CIU will only accept the first 60 participants who complete the entire registration process (items 1 - 6 above).
Transcripts and test scores may be mailed to Columbia International University, Undergraduate Admissions, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203.
If you still have questions please visit our FAQ.
Students awarded the R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship will be asked if they accept when called by our President, Dr. Bill Jones. 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.
The student recieving the R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship is not eligible for any other CIU scholarships. All students receiving scholarships must complete a FAFSA.
Travel to CIU is at the student's expense. If the student is traveling by air to Columbia, please notify CIU so that a CIU representative can transport the student from the Columbia airport to campus.