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Scholarships administered by Central Carolina Community Foundation

*All scholarship amounts listed are past annual averages and do not necessarily indicate the intended award amount for future awards. All scholarships must be paid to accredited, non-profit institutions of higher learning.

A.C. Flora Scholarship Foundation ($2,000) – This non-renewable scholarship is for seniors at A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, South Carolina. This scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0. Applicants must also be involved in extracurricular activities (school and community) and demonstrate congeniality with students, staff and faculty. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Alpha Iota Boulé – Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Scholarship ($2,500) – This renewable scholarship is for current or incoming postgraduate students at a law school located in South Carolina that is accredited by the American Bar Association. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, community involvement, and leadership qualities. Preference is given to African American students who are from South Carolina.

Benny and Eleanor Clark Scholarship ($2,300) –

This renewable scholarship is available to the following (1) residents of South Carolina attending a Historically Black College or University that is located in South Carolina. The GPA minimum for this scholarship is a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; or (2) African American Residents of South Carolina who identify as/or are a dependent of one of the following at an African American owned McDonald’s franchise in South Carolina: owner operator, senior management (general managers or supervisors) or administrative staff (current or retired with tenure of 10 years).

Bertha and Addison Bostain, Sr. Scholarship ($2,300) – This renewable scholarship is available to students who will or have graduate from a high school located in Chapin, South Carolina. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be entering their freshman year of college. Applicants may be seeking a bachelors degree, an associates degree, or a trade certification. Preference is given to African American students.

Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship – Cardinal Newman School ($2,600) – The family of Bobbi Rossi wished to provide academic scholarships for incoming seniors at her alma mater, Cardinal Newman School. Applicants must be current juniors and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must demonstrate high moral standards, and have a high level of school and community involvement.

Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship – USC School of Nursing ($2,400) – This renewable scholarship is available to current students in upper-division (Junior/Senior year) or have admission to the upper-division College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. The GPA minimum for this scholarship is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Bobby J. Jacobs Jr. Turn Your Life Around Award ($500) – This non-renewable scholarship is for graduating high school seniors involved in a Communities in Schools of the Midlands program who demonstrate effort, perseverance and commitment in turning his/her life around. Academic excellence is not the top priority; in fact, the average student is ideal. Applicants receiving a scholarship may attend an undergraduate college, university, trade or vocational school.

Central Carolina Community Foundation Opportunity Scholarship ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate students whose permanent address is in the Community Foundation’s 11-county service area (Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter). Applicants must be enrolled in a two- or four-year degree undergraduate program in the upcoming Fall semester at an accredited nonprofit university or technical college located in the 11-county service area. Applicants need to be first-generation college students (as defined by the TRIO program) and have financial need. Applicants must demonstrate involvement with the community via volunteerism, community groups, or employment.

Daughters of the Holy Cross – Sara Hempley Scholarship ($600) – This renewable scholarship is for a non-traditional student who is a resident of the area  served by  Richland County School District One and have some degree of life and work experience. Applicants must hold a GED or high school diploma and demonstrate financial need.

Dr. Robert Howard/WHS Scholarship ($2,400) – This non-renewable scholarship is for graduating seniors at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, prioritizing those who will be attending South Carolina State University or Claflin University. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need.

Dr. William L. McDow Scholarship ($1,700) – This non-renewable scholarship is for graduating seniors from Andrew Jackson High School in Lancaster County, South Carolina. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Easterby Family Scholarship ($4,300) – This renewable scholarship is for students from Laurens County, South Carolina who are pursuing graduate or post-graduate education in the fields of theology or medicine. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  If no such students are eligible, the scholarship may be awarded to a student from Greenville, Spartanburg or Greenwood County who meets all other criteria.

Estelle Jones Memorial Scholarship ($1,400)  – This renewable scholarship is available for graduates from Lower Richland High School. Preference will be given to applicants who are from Hopkins, South Carolina. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

Estelle Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship ($1,400) – This renewable scholarship is designed to support students who are residents of Richland County School District One. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Preference is given to African American students, and to non-traditional students with some degree of life and work experience, rather than persons recently out of high school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Explorers Club Greater Piedmont Chapter Scholarship ($1,100) – This non-renewable scholarship is for must be graduating high school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students from Georgia, North Carolina or South Carolina. Applicants must be a full-time student pursuing a degree in anthropology, archeology, engineering, math, or traditional science (i.e. physical, life or earth sciences). Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Preference is given to dependents of current members or student members of the Explorers Club Greater Piedmont Chapter.

First Choice Members Scholarship ($2,000) – Applicants must be a current First Choice by Select Health member and provide their member ID# for this non-renewable scholarship. Applicants must have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, a GED, or a college cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants receiving a scholarship must attend an undergraduate college, university, trade or vocational school.

Franklin Hines Scholarship  ($4,000) – This renewable scholarship is available to students who are graduating seniors from one of the following high schools: Hartsville High School, Darlington High School, Lamar High School, or McBee High School. Preference will be given to African American and Hispanic students, and students from Hartsville—the primary service area of the Hines Funeral Home.

Gerhard Metzen Scholarship ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship is for current or incoming students at Midlands Technical College (MTC) in Columbia, SC for a degree or certificate program. Applicants must live in Richland County, South Carolina and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from high school or their current MTC program, or have earned a GED.

Gilbert Ruritan Scholarship ($1,500) – This non-renewable scholarship is for graduating  seniors at Gilbert High School in Lexington County, South Carolina. Applicants will be scored on three areas: service to the school, service to the community, and congeniality with students, staff and faculty. Applicants should also demonstrate financial need, good character, and academic promise.

Grace Brooks and E. Perry Palmer Scholarship  (Claflin) ($2,300) – This renewable scholarship is available to  from high schools in the Community Foundation’s 11-county service area (Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter). Applicants must attend Claflin University and pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Religion. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need.

Grace Brooks and E. Perry Palmer Scholarship (Seminary) ($2,300) – This renewable scholarship is available to students who graduated from high schools in the Community Foundation’s 11-county service area. Applicants must enroll in a post-graduate seminary program at a school accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to African American students.

H. Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship (Asbury Theological Seminary) ($2,800) – This non-renewable scholarship is available to a United Methodist clergy candidate from South Carolina who enrolls in Asbury Seminary. Applicants must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate faithful involvement in a local worship community, as well as the seminary community.

H. Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship (Columbia High School) ($2,000) – This non-renewable scholarship is for graduating  seniors at Columbia High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Applicants must show excellence in public speaking, debate, drama, creative writing and/or student leadership. The minimum GPA requirement is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also participate in school activities/teams/clubs and community service.

Handel-Carter Assistance Fund ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities for people living, or those who have lived within the past two years, in a Richland County transitional housing program or within Columbia Housing Authority transitional housing in Columbia, SC. Preference will be given to applicants with some degree of life and work experience, to include graduating high school seniors who already have life and work experience.

Harmon Scholarship (Full Tuition, plus on-campus housing and meal plan) – This renewable scholarship was established to help students realize the American Dream. Applicants must be a graduating senior from a public high school in Sumter County, South Carolina with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must attend either Clemson University or University of South Carolina (Columbia) as a full-time student and pursue a degree in accounting, business administration, computer science, education (teaching), engineering, math or other traditional sciences. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Jacqueline M. Miller Scholarship ($1500) – This non-renewable scholarship is for high school seniors graduating from a high school in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

James A. Broome Scholarship ($500) – This non-renewable scholarship is available to graduating seniors from a high school in Richland or Lexington County, South Carolina. Applicants must be a member of a Key Club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Columbia, South Carolina.

Jeryl Salmond II Memorial Scholarship ($1,700) – This renewable scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in the Mental Health field. Applicants must be from a county within the Community Foundation’s 11-county service area (Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter) and major in any of the following: Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychology, or Sociology. Eligible applicants may be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, preference will be given to undergraduate level students. The GPA minimum for this scholarship is a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Judith M. Davis Legacy Tuition-Based Scholarship for Nursing Certificates (up to cost of program) – This renewable scholarship is for students earning a certificate in Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or a Patient Care Technician Certificate (PCT) from Midlands Technical College.

Judith M. Davis Legacy Tuition-Based Scholarship for Nursing ($10,000) – This renewable scholarship is for students entering their junior or senior year of study pursuing a bachelor of nursing degree at any accredited South Carolina 4-year degree program. The minimum GPA requirement is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If awarded the scholarship, students must agree to work in South Carolina for two years following graduation (forgiven if military deployment, death or illness preventing employment).

Junior League of Columbia Scholarship ($1,400) – The Junior League of Columbia created this non-renewable scholarship to assist students who attended one of the elementary schools located in Richland School District One in Columbia, SC. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Selection will be based on three important areas: service to school, service to the community, and congeniality with students, staff and faculty.

Katherine K. Greiner Scholarship ($2,500) – This non-renewable scholarship was established to support students who plan to become elementary, middle or high school teachers.  Preference will be given to applicants graduating, or already graduated, from Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina; however, students from Lexington & Richland County schools may apply. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

LinkScholars Program Scholarship ($1,500) – This renewable scholarship supports graduating high school seniors from Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland, or Sumter counties in South Carolina. Preference will be given to African American students. The minimum GPA requirement is a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale and applicants must be entering their freshman year at an institution of higher learning in South Carolina, or at a Historically Black College or University in any state. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Louetta Slice Scholarship ($600) – This non-renewable scholarship is available to students 21 years or older who currently reside in the Greater-Chapin area of Ballentine, Chapin, Little Mountain, Peak, Prosperity or White Rock. Applicants must attend a two or four year accredited college as a part-time or full-time student at the undergraduate level. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Mae and Wilbur Fulmer Scholarship ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship supports students who will graduate from a high school located in Chapin, South Carolina. Applicants must be members, or children of members, of Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church. Applicants must be entering their freshman year at an institution of higher learning in South Carolina.

Milford H. Wessinger Scholarship ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship is available to graduating seniors or graduates of a high school in Lexington County, South Carolina. Applicants must plan to attend an institution of higher learning that is a college, university or technical school in South Carolina. The minimum GPA requirement is a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must demonstrate community service, character and motivation.

Pierce/Zimmerman Scholarship ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship is for undergraduate students or graduating high school seniors planning to attend South Carolina State University, Claflin University or Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College. Applicants must major in Computer Science, Engineering or Math and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Should have a high level of school and community involvement as demonstrated by participation in extracurricular activities. Preference will be given to students who are legal dependents of a qualified employee of the Facilities Management Division of South Carolina State University, Claflin University or Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

R. Gettone and T. Linder Scholarship for Communities In Schools of the Midlands ($1,000) – This non-renewable scholarship is available to graduating seniors enrolled in a Communities In Schools of the Midlands’ program. Applicants must show leadership potential. Applicants receiving a scholarship may attend an undergraduate college, university, trade or vocational school.

Rogers and Meredith Scholarship (College) ($5,000) – This renewable scholarship is available to students who have been residents of Epworth Children’s Home, Thornwell Home for Children or students who’ve been in custody of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Qualified applicants must be one of the following: a senior in high school, a high school graduate planning to enter college in the fall or a student currently attending a college, university, or technical school. The minimum GPA requirement is a 2.25 on a 4.0 scale.

Rogers and Meredith Scholarship (Glenforest) ($2,000) – This non-renewable scholarship is open to all Elementary, Middle and High School students (grades K-12) with financial need who have been accepted to attend Glenforest School in Columbia, South Carolina.

The Seth Muennich Scholarship ($1,000) – This renewable scholarship is for residents of Lancaster County, South Carolina and a high school senior attending Andrew Jackson High School, Buford High School, Lancaster High School, or Indian Land High School. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

Sonoco Scholarship ($2,500) – This renewable scholarship is for dependents of qualified Sonoco employees of U.S. domestic facilities. Dependent children, stepchildren and legal wards of active, retired, disabled or deceased Company employees are eligible to apply, except children of officers of the Company. Applicants must be a high school senior. Employees/parents must have at least one year of continuous, full-time employment with the Company as of January 1 of the year the scholarship is to be awarded. Retired, disabled or deceased employees must have had one year of continuous full-time employment with the Company immediately prior to their retirement, disability or death. Scholarships are available for students earning bachelor degrees, associates degrees, and trade certifications at an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school.

South Carolina Arms Collectors Association Scholarship ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship is for members, dependents or grandchildren of members of the South Carolina Arms Collectors Association in good standing for the last three consecutive years. Applicants must be one of the following: a senior in high school, a high school graduate planning to enter college in the fall or a student currently attending a college, university, or technical school. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.25 on a 4.0 scale.

Terry A. McCoy Leadership Scholarship ($1,300) – Applicants for this non-renewable scholarship must be seniors at Richland Northeast High in Columbia, South Carolina with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Selection for this scholarship will be based on leadership, service and scholarship.

Theta Nu Legacy Scholarship ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship is open to current members of the Theta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. at the University of South Carolina – Columbia. The applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with the chapter.

Wesley United Methodist Church Scholarship ($500) – This non-renewable scholarship is for graduating high school students who are members of Wesley United Methodist Church located in Columbia, South Carolina. Applicants may enroll in a two-year or four-year college. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: church involvement, essay content and academic achievement. The GPA requirement for this scholarship is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

William S. and Elizabeth B. Heath Scholarship ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship is for students graduating from a high school in Sumter County, South Carolina. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Preference for this scholarship is given to qualified employees of the former Carolina Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Sumter, South Carolina or a legal dependent of a qualified employee. If no such students are eligible, the scholarship may be awarded to a student in Sumter County who meets all other criteria.

Woodlands’ Families Scholarship ($2,000) – This renewable scholarship is available to students who are descendants of the enslaved families of the former Woodlands Plantation in Bamberg County, South Carolina. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students can research family ties here. If there are no applicants available that are descendants of enslaved families of Woodlands Plantation, the scholarship may be awarded to a student from Bamberg County who meets all other criteria.

Zack and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship ($5,000) – This non-renewable scholarship is available to students who are graduating seniors at Lower Richland High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to African American men demonstrating financial need.

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