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SC event coming up–financial aid for college!

Financial Aid for College in SC - Columbia International University - CIUCollege Goal SC will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10am to 1pm on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU), located in Columbia, SC. The event, to be held in Memorial Residence Hall, will include an information session on financial aid programs and the process for applying for financial aid. Participants will receive assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2012/2013. Students will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a free iPAD2. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Columbia International University is a homeschool-friendly college, with approximately 1/3 of each incoming freshman class consisting of homeschoolers. High School juniors and seniors interested in attending College Goal SC are welcome to contact CIU for information about combining the event with a personal tour and possible overnight stay in CIU’s dorms.

College Goal SC is a joint volunteer effort by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the South Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in cooperation with Columbia International University.

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Monday, January 30th, 2012 College, Scholarships No Comments

CIU’s full-scholarship contest coming up

CIU - Columbia International University Fall 2012High school seniors have six more days to sign up for one of the greatest scholarship opportunities available: the 7th annual R. C. McQuilken Schlolarship Weekend at Columbia International University, a homeschool-friendly Bible college in South Carolina. Tim Caiello, homeschooled, and currently a sophomore at CIU, can attest to merit of this event, having won a full-ride scholarship at the 2009 competition. In addition to the full scholarship, high school students attending compete for numerous other scholarships.

The weekend will also include faculty interviews, group discussions, interaction with current students and staff, and opportunities to hang out with future classmates. The scholarship weekend ends with a banquet on Saturday.

Deadline for registering for the three-day South Carolina event, to be held Dec. 1-3, is Friday, Nov. 18. In order to qualify for the event, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and an SAT score (math and verbal) of 1000 or an ACT score of 21 or above. Click here for more information or to register.

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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 College, Homeschool, Scholarships No Comments

CIU invites homeschoolers to ‘Preview Days’

CIU: Friendly college for homeschoolersColumbia International University, one of the friendliest colleges to homeschooled students, invites you to Preview Days, where you can sit in on a class, connect with professors and students, worship in chapel, and discover where your passion can lead after graduation. You also have the option of staying overnight in the dorms. A pizza dinner, night games, breakfast and lunch are included. Toward the end of the program, you’ll learn about the different scholarship opportunities CIU offers. Dates are Sept. 29-30, March 8-9, 2012 and April 3, 2012. If those dates don’t work for you, you’re invited to schedule a personal visit. For more information, visit Columbia International University’s Web site here.

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Colleges still taking applications for Fall 2011

If you still haven’t applied to college for the Fall of 2011, there’s still time, but it’s running out quickly. We were reminded of this when we noticed that Columbia International University (CIU), one of the more homeschool-friendly colleges, has a deadline of August 1 posted. If you’re still thinking about applying for the fall, be sure to keep an eye on the deadlines of the schools you’re considering. You may also still be able to obtain some grant and scholarship money, as funds are sometimes freed up when students choose a different school.

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 Homeschool No Comments

AWANA scholarships: add CIU; subtract OKWU

We’ve updated our AWANA Citation scholarships page after learning about two significant changes. Unfortunately, Oklahoma Wesleyan University no longer offers the scholarship. On a much more positive note, Columbia International University will, for the first time, offer $2000 Citation scholarships beginning with the 2011/2012 school year.

CIU is an excellent Bible College, located in Columbia, SC, that offers a variety of additional majors. It has a reputation for being accommodating to homeschool students, with approximately 1/3 of each incoming freshman class consisting of students previously homeschooled. To learn more about CIU, visit their Web site here. To visit our page with a list of approximately 40 colleges offering AWANA scholarships, click here.

For those unfamiliar with AWANA scholarships, they are typically guaranteed scholarships that reward years of hard work by the student. Most schools offer scholarships for only the highest award, the Citation, but some also offer scholarships for the Timothy and Meritorious awards. AWANA is popular with homeschoolers, as much of the work can be incorporated into a homeschool curriculum.

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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 Homeschool No Comments

CIU reports: 25% of freshmen are homeschooled

Columbia International University (CIU), located in South Carolina, is one of the most homeschool-friendly colleges we know about. We inquired today, and were told that more than 25% of each incoming class consists of homeschooled students. There are no extra requirements for homeschool students during the admissions process, and many scholarships, while not exclusively for homeschoolers, are available.

CIU’s upcoming preview days are March 4 and April 8. Homeschool students are invited to come for the day, or arrive the day before and spend the night. Visit http://www.ciu.edu/undergrad/campusvisit/visit.html for more information or to schedule a visit.

Columbia International University will also be hosting the Homeschool Speech and Debate tournament, set for March 16-19. www.ciu.edu.

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

CIU gives full-ride scholarship to homeschooler

Columbia International University (CIU) has proven once again that it is friendly to homeschoolers by awarding its annual full-tuition 2010 scholarship to Tim Caiello, a homeschool student from Columbia, South Carolina. Scholarship competitions coming up for the Class of 2011 include Undergraduate Preview Day, Sept. 24, when students compete for a $10,000 scholarship and the R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend 2010, Dec. 2-4, when the next full-tuition scholarship will be won. Interested students should check with the CIU admissions office for scholarship requirements .www.ciu.edu.

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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

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