Alice Watkins Scholarship
Greenville County Fire Chiefs' Association Scholarship
Greenville County Library Staff Education Fund in memory of Anthony Messineo
Margaret and Jack Paylor Family Scholarship Fund
Obermier Scholarship Fund in memory of John N. Obermier, Edith M. Obermier and
Mary Belle Obermier
Rama Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Greenville City Fire Department
John I. Smith Charities Scholarship
The Environmental Education Grant
Each scholarship fund has specific eligibility criteria defined by the donor when the fund was established. When you apply through the Foundation’s online process, you will be asked a series of questions that are designed to determine your eligibility. The online system will determine which scholarships may be applicable to you. To determine if you are eligible for a scholarship from a particular fund, please read the specific criteria found in the complete list of scholarship funds. Scholarship application deadlines vary.
No, however some of our scholarships do have a residency requirement.
There is no charge to apply.
No. These scholarships are intended to provide only partial support. In addition to applying for scholarships through the Foundation, you should look for other financial aid resources such as federal grants, loans and work-study awards. A complete financial package can be put together by your high school counselor or your college financial aid office and may include a portion of each of the above types of financial aid.
Our scholarships offer varying award amounts, which range from $500 to $1,000, depending on the size of a particular fund and the terms established when the fund was created.
The scholarships are for accredited colleges and universities anywhere in the United States. We cannot make awards outside of the United States.
Yes, you may apply to all the scholarships for which you are eligible.
You will sign up and create a student profile through our Online Scholarship Application. You will complete only one application, regardless of how many scholarships you meet the specified criteria.
No. These charitable grants do not need to be paid back.
A selection committee appointed by the Board of the Community Foundation and comprised of impartial members meet after the application deadline to review each application and select the recipients based on the criteria established by the established fund criteria.
All scholarships will be evaluated on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis using policies approved in advance by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. In evaluating the applicants, the committee will consider the applicants’ academic records, test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and recommendations from teachers, employers, etc. The selection process shall balance merit and financial need.
No. Award checks will be made payable to the institution and mailed prior to the beginning of the semester.
The scholarships are for educational expenses that include tuition, school fees, books and supplies.
Scholarship recipients must attend college based on the scholarship criteria of the year in which the scholarship(s) are awarded and continue in college that entire academic year without interruption, barring illness or emergency. Scholarship recipients are responsible for notifying the Foundation pertaining to grades and enrollment for each semester while receiving scholarship funds.
No. In most cases, students must complete the application process again in order to be considered for a new scholarship award. If you have received a scholarship in the past, refer to your scholarship agreement that accompanied your award letter.
Scholarship deadline and award time-frames vary. A representative of the Community Foundation will contact you either by mail or phone after the selection process has been completed.