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Close Scholars

Established in 1998 with generous gifts from the Springs Close Foundation, the Close Scholars Program supports the commitment of the Springs Close Foundation to give back to the communities of York, Lancaster, and Chester counties, as well as Winthrop's vision of enrolling "an achievement-oriented, culturally diverse and socially responsible student body."   The idea that drives the Close Scholars Program is that service is vital to the complete education of college students because future leaders have a civic responsibility. Through the establishment of the Close Scholars Program, the Springs Close Foundation, together with Winthrop University, will enable talented and committed students to develop the social consciousness and inner strength that comes from helping others, as well as a legacy with a rich yield to the greater community.

Entering freshmen from South Carolina with high academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the community are eligible to apply for the Close Scholarship. Six renewable scholarships are available to freshmen annually. In the event that a Scholar loses his or her scholarship, a scholarship may become available for application to an upperclassman of the same class standing.

Deadline for freshmen applying for the 2010-2011 academic year is June 01, 2010 in order to receive full consideration; however, applications will be taken until all positions are filled.

For more information, please contact Ellin McDonough (Close Scholar Advisor)  at 803/323-2141.

 

 

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