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Graduate Scholarships

Below is a listing of select scholarships available to graduate students through the Winthrop Foundation when available. For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Director for the College listed.

Children of Winthrop Faculty and Staff Scholarship
  Scholarships funded by the generous contributions of Winthrop University faculty and staff are available to qualifying children of full-time faculty and staff members. The purpose of these scholarships is to recognize and encourage academic excellence. Sons and daughters of Winthrop faculty and staff should  complete the application and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid. Interested students may contact Winthrop’s Office of Financial Aid for information, 803/323-2189 or

Yu and Pai-Chih Beh Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  Established in 1992 by the Beh family, this is a Permanent Endowment Fund created to honor Professor Yu Beh and Mrs. Pai-Chih Beh of China, parents of Catherine Beh Cheng (Winthrop class of '59) and grandparents of Joyce Wang Mu (Winthrop class of '85). The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage one or more graduate students from China to come to the United States and study at Winthrop University. Letters of application should be submitted to the Graduate School.

Annette Wells-Shelley Scholarship
Established by Annette Wells-Shelley, alumna, for a student seeking a graduate degree in the College of Education. Financial need is a criterion. Applications should be made to the Graduate Director, College of Education.

Winthrop College Graduate Scholarships
  The recipients are selected on a the basis of ability and future promise. Recipients must be provisionally or fully admitted into a degree program at Winthrop, enrolled, and in good standing. Students on probation are ineligible for a scholarships. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six graduate hours during the semester or semesters for which the award is given. (Future graduate students must have applied for admission to a graduate program in order for their applications to be considered.) These scholarships represent an outright gift from the Winthrop Foundation and do not require any work responsibilities on the part of the student. Applications for these scholarships are submitted through each individual college (Arts & Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Education, and Business Administration) and awarded by the college graduate program directors.   

Mary Roland Griffin Scholarship
Established in 1994 by alumnae and friends for a student enrolled in the MS program in sport and fitness administration. This is a Permanent Endowment Fund created to honor Dr. Mary Roland Griffin, Winthrop class of 1950 and Professor Emeritus. Applications should be submitted to the chair, Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance.

Frank Bryan Tutwiler Scholarship
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching. The students must meet the following criteria: a) undergraduate degree in one of the sciences to include biology, chemistry, physics, and geology from a regionally accredited college or university, b) complete undergraduate studies with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average, and c) show evidence of potential as a successful science teacher. All criteria have to be met. Recipient selection and the number of recipients will be determined under the auspices of the Director of Graduate Studies, Richard W. Riley College of Education.

Mayme and Mark Mauldin Fellowship for Excellence in Special Education
This fellowship provides financial support for York County teachers seeking a Special Education Certification from Winthrop.

Melle Beach Casey Award
The Melle Beach Casey Award is presented to an outstanding graduate student in music with a high GPA and a high level of achievement in applied music.

Burgh Rutledge Johnson Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support for students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program (for classroom teaching). First preference is for female students and those with financial needs.

Margaret M. Bryant Graduate Scholarship in Humanities
This fund was established by Dr. Margaret M. Bryant, Class of 1921, as a permanent endowment created to provide financial assistance for one or more students pursuing graduate studies in the humanities at Winthrop, with preference given to graduates of Winthrop's undergraduate programs.

Graduate Studies Scholarship Fund
 The purpose of this fund is to provide need-based scholarships at the graduate level. Recipients must be enrolled in a graduate program at Winthrop, have a minimum 3.25 graduate GPA, and have completed a minimum of 12 graduate hours in their program. Students on probation are ineligible for scholarships. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six graduate hours during the semester or semester for which the award is given. A separate committee will decide the award winners each year based on the availability of funds. Notification of the availability of the award will go out to all current graduate students in late spring.

Other Sources of Financial Aid

Winthrop Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (Fax)

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