Volume 10 | Issue 7 August 2018
August 2018 News and Notes

August 2018 news highlights include:
  • Please contribute to SCICU Scholarship / Financial Assistance Funds By Aug. 31
  • Small Emergency Grants Can Help Students Stay in School and Finish Degrees
  • Milliken Foundation Continues Support of SCICU Undergraduate Research
  • Funding Increases for SC Independent Higher Ed Programs Survive In State Final Budget for FY 2018-19
  • SCICU Presidential Search Update
  • SCICU Fall Board of Trustees meeting September 26 at Presbyterian College
  • Member College News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Business Partners
SCICU N eeds Your Help in Reaching Scholarship Goals By August 31
With the beginning of the Fall Semester quickly approaching, there are students at SCICU's member colleges and universities who still need financial assistance for the 2018-19 academic year.

Your contribution to SCICU's scholarships and financial assistance programs can mean the difference between students being able to continue classes, completing their degrees, or, putting it quite bluntly, dropping out of college .

Won't you help today with a donation towards scholarships and financial assistance for students at our independent colleges and universities?

August 31 is SCICU's deadline for scholarships and financial assistance programs for the 2018-19 academic year.

You can make a donation online easily at www.scicu.org/donate . If you need more information, please call Eddie Shannon, SCICU Executive Vice President, at 803-799-7122.

Many thanks in advance for your help in making independent higher education more affordable for students at SCICU's member colleges and universities!
While earning a college degree is a life-changing achievement for many students, other students miss out on graduation due to seemingly small but insurmountable financial shortfalls. These students come oh-so-close to graduation but get derailed by the compounding effects of unexpected expenses, such as a $500 car repair bill, balances due at their college, and minimal, if any, savings safety net available.

The Milliken Foundation is continuing its long-standing support of undergraduate student research at SCICU’s twenty member colleges and universities with a $5,000 donation to SCICU for the 2018-19 academic year.

The SCICU Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program was started in 1995 with $25,000 in seed money donated by Roger Milliken.

State budget increases for SC Tuition Grants, CHE's need-based grant programs, and PASCAL were preserved in the budget sent to Governor McMaster. SC Merit Scholarship programs were also fully funded at over $350 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

The SCICU Presidential Search Committee will begin its first round of candidate interviews on August 8, 2018.

The application period closed on June 1, and Coleman Lew + Associates, SCICU’s executive search partner, has vetted candidates.

The SCICU Board of Trustees will hold its Fall 2018 meeting at Presbyterian College on September 26. At this event, the Board will announce and celebrate the selection of the SCICU McLean-Smith Student of the Year. More info will be emailed to trustees in early August

Member College News  

SCICU curates news from its twenty member colleges and universities. Click  here  to read college news in the Newsroom on the SCICU website.

The following is a sampling of recent member college / university news:

Anderson University

Claflin University

Furman University

Newberry College

North Greenville University

Southern Wesleyan University

Click below to access important information on each of the SCICU member colleges and universities:

The SCICU Business Partners program provides a convenient marketplace in which SCICU member colleges and universities can preview offerings tailored to the needs of the higher education community in South Carolina.

SCICU recognizes the following Business Partners for their renewals:

Directory - Click   here   for a complete list of Business Partners, or access information on individual Business Partners via the links shown below.

ABM Building Solutions, LLC  |  Acumen IT, LLC  |  Affinity LTC, LLC (Genworth Financial)  |  Aramark Higher Education  |  Argent Financial Group | Blackboard   |  Cantey Tech Consulting  |  CapinCrouse LLP  |  Church Mutual Insurance Company  |  Coleman Lew + Associates  |  Collegiate Financial Services (IOA)  |  Craig Gaulden Davis  |  CSI Leasing, Inc.  |  Dominion Energy Elliott Davis  |  Find Great People, LLC  |  First American Education Finance  | Gillis Specialty Adverstising  |  Giraffe Web Design  |  Harper Corporation General Contractors  |  Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA  |  HillSouth iT Solutions  |  Howard Technology Solutions  |  HRP Associates, Inc.  |  Hypersign, LLC  | Immedion LLC  |   The LearningHouse, Inc.  |  MB Kahn Construction Company, Inc.  |  McAllister & Quinn  |   McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture  | Met@data IT LLC  |  Metz Culinary Management  |  Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting  |  National Management Resources Corporation  | P2Ops, LLC  |  Paymerang (fka AP Advantage)  |  Pioneer College Caterers Pollock Company  |  Purple Briefcase  |  S2K Group, Inc.  |  SC Student Loan Corporation  |  ScholarBuys  |  Sodexo  |  Spirit Communications  |  STEM Premier Stroz Friedberg  |  Thompson & Little  |  Total Comfort Solutions  | UnitedHealthcare Student Resources  |  USI Insurance Services, LLC | Vulcan Materials Company  |  Walsh Consulting Group LLC  |   Wyche, PA  | 

SCICU is a member of the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS). This organization, comprised of 33 member organizations in 30 states, serves more than 900 higher education institutions and over 3 million students across the United States. The organization and staff are dedicated to helping private higher education institutions improve processes and reduce costs through collaboration. 

All SCICU member colleges and universities have access to CCCS's national contracts and services. More information on this important benefit may be found here .
News & Notes is published by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. Please send all comments or questions to SCICU President & CEO Mike LeFever at mike@scicu.org or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.
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