Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a high school or college student looking for financial assistance for your education? Thanks to our generous donors, the Community Foundation oversees more than 30 scholarship funds to help talented and passionate students attain the dream of a college education.

Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in scholarships to help deserving students obtain a higher education.

The deadline for 2016-2017 scholarships has passed. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will reopen in January 2017.

The Community Foundation manages various scholarship funds providing educational opportunities for future generations while allowing our fundholders to achieve their own charitable goals. 

For more information on establishing a Scholarship Fund, visit the Current & Future Donors section of our website. 

Scholarship Groups 

2016 Scholarship Criteria - printable list of criteria for all scholarships available.

Area of Study - available to students who are pursuing degrees in a particular area of study as selected by the donor.

Employee/Resident - available to students who are employees, or dependents of employees, of specific companies. In addition, other scholarships assist students in specific group residential homes and centers.

Member/Participant - available to students who are members of a specific organization, club or church.

Population Specific - available to students who live in specific counties, are within certain ethnic groups or fit other population-based criteria.

School Specific - available to students attending specific schools located in the Midlands.

Questions? Email, or call (803) 254-5601 and press #2.


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