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
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
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
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