Scholarship Descriptions

Below is a list of all scholarships administered by Central Carolina Community Foundation. 

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A.C. Flora First Fifty Years Foundation Scholarship – This 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 scale and a minimum SAT score of 1000 or a minimum ACT score of 22.  Applicants must also be involved in extracurricular activities (school and community) and demonstrate congeniality with students, staff and faculty. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  

Bertha and Addison Bostain, Sr. Scholarship – This scholarship is available to African American students who will or have graduated 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 bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree, or a trade certification.

Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship - USC School of Nursing – Applicants must be current students in upper division or have admission to the upper division College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina. The GPA minimum for this scholarship is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Bobby J. Jacobs Jr. Turn Your Life Around Award – This 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.

Daughters of the Holy Cross - Sara Hempley Scholarship – This renewable scholarship is for a non-traditional student who is a resident of 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 – This scholarship is for current seniors at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School 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 – This scholarship is for graduating seniors or graduates from Andrew Jackson High School in Lancaster County, South Carolina. Applicant must demonstrate financial need. 

Easterby Family Scholarship – This renewable scholarship is for students from Laurens County, South Carolina who are pursuing graduate or post-graduate education in theological or medical related fields. 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 – this renewable scholarship is for graduates from a public or private high school in Richland County or hold a GED equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of Zion Damascus Church Number Two located in Hopkins, South Carolina. If there are no qualified applicants of Zion Damascus Church Number Two, the scholarship may be awarded to applicants who are from the Hopkins community. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.  

Estelle Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship Fund – This scholarship is designed to support African American students who are residents of Richland County School District One. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Preference is given 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 – Applicants 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 – Applicants must be a current First Choice by Select Health member and provide their member ID#. 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.

Gilbert Ruritan Scholarship Fund – This scholarship is for current 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 Fund (Claflin) – This scholarship is available to African American students from high schools in the Community Foundation’s 11-county service area. 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 Fund (Seminary Scholarship) – This scholarship is available to African American 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.

H. Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship (Asbury Theological Seminary) –  This scholarship is available to a United Methodist clergy candidate from South Carolina who enrolls in Asbury Seminary with an emphasis on evangelism in pastoral ministry. 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) – This scholarship is for current 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 - This scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities for people living, or 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 - 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 - This scholarship is for the valedictorians of three high schools in South Carolina: Fairfield Central High School, Great Falls High, and Richard Winn Academy.

James A. Broome Scholarship - This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from a high school in Richland County, South Carolina. Applicants must be a member of a Key Club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Columbia, South Carolina. 

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

Judith M. Davis Legacy Tuition-Based Scholarship Fund for Nursing – This renewable scholarship is for students entering their junior or senior year of study pursing 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).

Katherine K. Greiner Scholarship – This scholarship was established to support students who plan to become an elementary, middle or high school teacher.  Preference will be given to applicants graduating, or having graduated, from Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina, however students from Lexington & Richlands County schools may apply. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  

LinkScholars Program Fund – This scholarship supports graduating African-American high school seniors from Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland, or Sumter counties in South Carolina. Preference will be given to applicants attending a Historically Black College or University. 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. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  

Louetta Slice Scholarship – This 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. This scholarship may not be used to obtain any degree above a bachelor degree. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Mae and Wilbur Fulmer Scholarship Fund – This 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 – The 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.

National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors - SC Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded annually to rising seniors within the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business who have declared Insurance as a major. 

Rhittie Gettone Leading By Example Scholarship – This 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 Fund (College) – This scholarship is available to students who are 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 Fund (Glenforest) – The 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.

Smart Matters Scholarship – The Junior League of Columbia created this scholarship to assist students who attended one of the elementary schools in Columbia, South Carolina where the Smart Matters program was offered (A.C. Moore, Arden, Bradley, Burton-Pack y, Caughman, Lewis-Greenview, Meadowfield, Mill Creek, Pine Grove or South Kilbourne). 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. 

Sonoco Scholarship – 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.

South Carolina Arms Collectors Association Scholarship – 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 – Applicants 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. 

Terry L. Linder Opportunity Scholarship – Applicants must be seniors involved in a Communities in Schools of the Midlands program. Applicants receiving a scholarship may attend an undergraduate college, university, trade or vocational school.

The Pierce/Zimmerman Scholarship - This renewable scholarship is for undergraduate students or graduating high school seniors planning to attend South Carolina State University, Claflin University or Orangeburg Technical College. Applicants must major in Computer Science, Engineering or Math and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and should demonstrate 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 Technical College

The Pierce/Zimmerman Scholarship (Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina) – This renewable scholarship is for undergraduate students or graduating high school seniors planning to attend South Carolina State University, Claflin University or Orangeburg Technical College. Applicants must be a member of the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and should demonstrate 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 Technical College.

The Seth Muennich Scholarship – 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.  

Wesley United Methodist Church Scholarship – This 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 Fund – This 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 – This renewable scholarship is available to African American 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. If there are no applicants available that are descendants of enslaved families of Woodlands Plantation, the scholarship may be awarded to a student in Bamberg County who meets all other criteria. 

Zack and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship – This scholarship is available to African-American male 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 and preference will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need. 

 

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