Scholarship Stories

Thanks to our generous donors, the Community Foundation oversees more than 30 scholarship funds to help talented and passionate students attain their educational goals.

These scholarship funds providing educational opportunities for future generations. Our recipients include current and future doctors, teachers, bankers engineers and the leaders for the next generation. Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships to help deserving students obtain a higher education.

In this section, you will meet a few of our past and present scholarship recipients and hear their stories.

Boosting Students’ Dreams:

The Columbia (SC) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, boost their annual scholarship.

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Harmon Scholarship Revives Hope in the American Dream

Fred Harmon started his scholarship fund to foster a new generation of civic-minded innovators.

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Helping Young People Get Ahead

South Carolina Arms Collectors Association Scholarships reward students for academic progress and civic responsibility.

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Helping Students Soar Higher

43 students awarded with scholarship from A.C. Flora First Fifty Years Foundation since establishment.

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A Second Calling

Amanda Clark decided pursue a (human) nursing degree after 10 years as a veterinary nurse. Two scholarships helped her achieve that goal.

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Dream Big

Throughout her life, Kimberly Glover has worked hard to be at the top of her class. She combines that work with big dreams to achieve success.

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Hard Work Pays Off

Serving in the United States Air Force has always been a dream of Walker Fickling. Now that he is a Junior at the University of South Carolina his dream is about to become a reality.

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