Scholarship Weekend

R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend

The R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend — named for the evangelist and scholar who became our founding president in 1923 — is one of the most-anticipated events each year at our South Carolina Christian university and seminary.

Up to 60 high school seniors are selected to come to CIU that weekend — this year it’s Nov. 12-14 — to compete for a full-tuition scholarship and one of two $2,500 scholarships.

You must be a high school senior graduating in 2016 to participate.

Fellowship, group discussions, interviews and quality time with faculty, staff and current students also are highlights. 

Check out the details. This FAQ page also has more information.

Oh, and be sure to check out the uplifting story of last year’s winner, Abigail Cotton of Hickory, North Carolina.

11th Annual R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend

What: Compete for full-tuition scholarship

Who: High School Seniors graduating in 2016

When: November 12 - 14, 2015

Registration Open: June 1 - October 30, 2015

Deadline for Documents: October 30, 2015

Schedules: Student Schedule | Parent Schedule


Register for R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend          


Top 10 Reasons You Should Come to Scholarship Weekend:

  1. It's not your average college visit day.

  2. You might receive a full-tuition scholarship.

  3. It's a chance to secure your scholarship to CIU early.

  4. You'll meet the professors who will invest in your future.

  5. You'll get to hang out with current students.

  6. You'll interact with future classmates.

  7. You will gain first-hand knowledge of CIU.

  8. You'll be challenged through interviews and group discussions.

  9. You will experience the spiritual and academic environment of our campus.

  10. If you're still undecided, it will help you decide if CIU is the place for you.