Donors sometimes emphasize merit over financial need when determining students who best meet their specific criteria. Several Community Foundation scholarships award scholarships based on merit, but may determine the amount of the scholarship based on financial need. These committees generally look at university costs and many other factors including (but not limited to) family financial information. If the scholarship you are applying for requires FAFSA and income tax information, you must provide it to be considered. Refer to complete guidelines to review all criteria.
Donors often require financial need when determining students who best meet their specific criteria. These committees generally look at university costs and many other factors, and sometimes put the emphasis family financial information. The following scholarships require FAFSA and income tax information. Refer to complete guidelines to review all criteria.
Scholarships with Unique Criteria
Donors who create scholarship funds often have a particular type of recipient in mind. They will create criteria that will define this designated pool of applicants. The criteria may limit the applicant pool to a specific school, extra-curricular passion, intended major or geographic area. Refer to complete guidelines to review all criteria.
- Amazing Grace Sulak Scholarship
- Beaufort County Law Enforcement Educational Scholarship
- Dominique's Musician Corner Scholarship
- Joan and Wade Webster Scholarship Program
- Joseph S. Onisko, Jr. Environmental Sciences Scholarship
- Oak Advisors Scholarship of Excellence
- R and J Matchett Scholarship
- Richard H. and Ann M. Gerken Scholarship
- Sarah Creech Performing Arts Scholarship
Community Service-based Scholarships
Donors who choose to create a scholarship fund do so with the intent of giving back to community by investing in the education of future leaders. Many of these donors put a high value on finding students who are also eager to give back to their community and who have demonstrated that passion in high school.
Students Who Have Overcome Hardship
Donors often look for a student who has a strong desire to improve life, one who has overcome a hardship and/or one who can only attend school if financial help is offered.
Nontraditional Scholarships Designated for a Specific Pool of Applicants
The majority of our scholarships are for graduating high school seniors who are attending post-secondary school the following fall. However, several of our scholarships are open to existing college students, or students who meet other specific requirements.
Greater Service Area
The majority of our Lowcountry Scholarships were designated by donors in Southern Beaufort County and are restricted to students graduating from a high school in Southern Beaufort County. The following scholarships were created by donors who have an interest in a larger part of the Lowcountry.