Institutional Scholarship Eligibility Policy

All scholarship awards require full-time enrollment at Lander University unless otherwise specifically stated in the terms of the awards contract. Students may not receive scholarships for semesters in which they are enrolled less than full-time, nor will semesters of ineligibility be extended to the end of the academic career. Scholarships apply to the academic year only, exclusive of summer school, except where otherwise stated. Students may never receive any combination of scholarships, financial aid, and other awards that exceeds the total cost of attendance for the academic year. Students must remain in good standing with the Lander University Honor Code, as outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

Scholarship Renewal Policy

There are certain standards for renewal of Lander scholarships. Recipients must generally complete 24 semester hours each academic year, excluding Summer School, unless otherwise specifically stated in the terms of the awards contract. Recipients of all scholarships must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, unless otherwise specifically stated in the terms of the awards contract. If a scholarship is renewable and the student maintains the required academic standards, the scholarship will be renewed automatically. Renewals are made in the spring of each year for the upcoming year. Students who fail to meet the renewal requirements will be granted the opportunity to appeal in writing. Scholarships are awarded for up to, but never exceeding, four years from the initial term of college enrollment.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic awards are available in all intercollegiate sports at Lander. Students may receive up to full-tuition/room/board in athletic grants-in-aid. Eligibility requirements include athletic talent, academic status, physical condition, and NCAA Division II eligibility. To learn more about athletic scholarships/grants-in-aid, students should contact the Office of Athletics (864-388-8314).

Athletic Scholarships
  • Dr. Walter G. Bishop Scholarship
  • Finkbeiner Athletic Scholarship
  • Louise Hodges Hartzog Scholarship
  • Finis E. Horne Scholarship
  • Ralph and Grace Norman Scholarship
  • Luanne Wentzky Scholarship
  • Annie Lease Pitts Scholarship
  • C.Y. Thomason Scholarship
  • Betty Williams Athletic Scholarship
  • Melvin L. Wimmer Athletic Scholarship
  • Randy Bouknight Scholarship
  • Robert “Bob” Lewis Grogan Athletic Scholarship
  • Lindsey Allison Lee Scholarship
  • Robinson/Wilson Baseball Scholarship
  • Michael Williams Baseball Scholarship
  • John Wesley Martin Golf Scholarship
  • Tommy McCalla Athletic Scholarship
  • Riddle Golf Scholarship
  • Rudy Sims Golf Scholarship
  • Don and Cindy Scott Men’s and Women’s Golf Scholarship
  • Don and Audine Bergman Soccer Scholarship
  • Tammy Stoner Sports Media Scholarship
  • Karinna Elise Smith Scholarship
  • Fred Wactor and Myra Greene Baseball Scholarship

Departmental Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually by the each department, based on the annual availability of funds, the donors criteria and the selection process of each department. Interested students should contact their academic department early each spring semester for additional information.

College of Arts & Humanities

Art

  • Fine Arts Scholarships – awarded to students in art, music, theatre and dance.
  • Carol Brown Scholarship – rotates between the three disciplines of art, business and music. The scholarship is awarded to students emphasizing the study of business administration, visual art and piano.
  • The Marie Chisholm Scholarship – awarded annually to an art major.
  • The Barbara Kinard Cornett Art Scholarship – awarded annually to the art major selected for "best in show" in the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition held each spring in the Monsanto Art Gallery.

English & Foreign Languages

  • Ann Hare Scholarship - awarded annually from fund income to a student majoring in humanities. Selection will be based on academic ability and need and may be renewed for up to four years.
  • Bob and Debra Cumming Scholarship - awarded to an English major with a demonstrated interest in writing poetry and fiction or to an English minor who is pursuing a creative writing emphasis. 
  • Eleanor M. Mundy Scholarship - awarded annually to an upper-division student majoring in English.
  • John A. Hare Scholarship - awarded annually from fund income to a student majoring in humanities. Selection will be based on academic ability and need and may be renewed for up to four years.
  • Dr. John Marvin Rast Scholarship - awarded annually based on merit and financial need to an entering freshman majoring in an area of liberal arts. Scholarship will be continued provided recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • L´Alliance Française Scholarship (French) - awarded to students studying French.
  • Larry A. Jackson Scholarship (Spanish) - awarded annually to a Spanish student whose character and school record show promise.
  • Louise and Leo McMullin Scholarship (Creative Writing) - awarded for Creative Writing.
  • Margaret B. Tinsley Scholarship - awarded annually from fun income to a student majoring in the humanities.  Scholarship is renewable up to three years provided recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA and continues study toward a degree in humanities.
  • Murrell Jones Huckabee Scholarship - recipient must be from the rising senior class; must have attended Lander for the three previous years; must have a 2.5 grade point average and preferably higher; must exhibit the "spirit of Lander"; must be an English or history major; must exhibit qualities of leadership and scholarship; and must be a deserving student, not necessarily one in financial need, but one who has contributed to the strength and high ideals of Lander University.
  • Pat Sease Scholarship - awarded from fund income to an entering freshman who is interested in majoring in English or becoming a high school teacher. Recipient must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 and be recommended by a guidance counselor. Preference will be given to students from Clinton High School. The scholarship can be renewed provided the student maintains a cumulative 3.0 GPA and is majoring in English or is in the Teacher Education Program.
  • Seab Coates McEntire and Ruth Ball English McEntire Scholarship - awarded annually to an English major showing need; renewable provided the student remains an English major.
  • W. Pierce May Jr. Scholarship -  awarded annually from fund income. Student selection will be based on need, academic achievement, and leadership potential with preference given to students majoring in English. Scholarship will be renewable provided recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Mass Communications & Media Studies

  • Bill & Emily Bradford Scholarship – established by the Bradford’s three sons, the scholarship is awarded annually to a Mass Communications & Media Studies major.
  • Harvey E. Jeffreys Scholarship – established in honor of Dr. Harvey E. Jeffreys, Professor of Speech and Theatre at Lander for 23 years.  Scholarship is awarded to a student of mass communications and media studies.
  • Leo & Louise McMullin Mass Communication Scholarship – established by Dr. Leo McMullin, professor emeritus, awarded to a mass communications and media studies major.
  • Donald H. & Cynthia Y. Scott – established by alumni Don (1975) and Cynthia (1976) in honor of their daughter Kendel, a mass communications major.  Recipient must be a South Carolina resident. 
  • Carroll Sexton Mass Communications Scholarship – scholarship is awarded annually to a mass communications and media studies student.
  • Harry & Ruth Hakam Scholarship – established in loving memory by their family.  Scholarship recipient is chosen by department faculty based of their academic record, character, and evidence of a strong commitment to the theatre arts.       

Music

  • Alumni Departmental Scholarship-Music – the Lander University Alumni Association provides departmental scholarships each year for students with academic ability and financial need.
  • Arrington-Rhodes Scholarship – awarded annually to entering freshmen majoring in music with an emphasis in organ. Preference will be given to a Greenwood County resident. The scholarship will continue as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPR.
  • Bix Beiderbecke Scholarship – to be given to a married, non-traditional, returning music major in education with emphasis on trumpet and music education. Preference is to be given to participants in the Faculty Brass Quintet.
  • Eula Caudle Bracknell Scholarship – two scholarships to be awarded per semester to music majors whose chosen performing instrument is piano.
  • Carol Brown Scholarship – rotates between the three disciplines of art, business, and music. The scholarship is awarded to students emphasizing the study of business administration, visual art, and piano.
  • Carillonneur – awarded to a student who possesses experience with carillons or who expresses an interest in maintenance of Lander’s Old Main Tower carillon.
  • Lenna Hall Clifford Scholarship – awarded to a deserving music major in the senior year only who will have had, upon graduation, completed four years of performance in the department of music. The senior student’s chosen and performing instrument must be piano or violin.
  • Paul D. Criswell Scholarship - awarded annually to a tenor/baritone/bass majoring in music with a vocal emphasis.  Preference will be given to males singers who are pursuing music education leading to choral certification. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.
  • Fine Arts Scholarship – awarded to students in art, music and theatre.
  • John L. and Ruby B. Hare Music Scholarship - awarded annually from fund income to a student majoring in music. Selection will be based on academic ability and need and may be renewed for up to three years.
  • Fay Maria Mitchell Hart Choral Music Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to a freshman or transfer student who is majoring in choral public school music with an emphasis in voice, piano, or organ. This scholarship is for growth in public school choral music only. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPR or better.
  • Fay Maria Mitchell Hart Music Education Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to a freshman majoring in music education. The scholarship will be renewable, provided the student remains a music education major and maintains a B average in all courses.
  • Thomas L. and Ann Mason Hutto Scholarship – awarded to junior or senior voice emphasis students, based on grade point average in music courses and professional potential, upon the recommendation of the music faculty.
  • Susan Pope Justesen Music Scholarship – awarded from fund income to a full-time student majoring in music with preference given to music education majors. The music faculty will make selection of the recipient. The scholarship is renewable, provided the recipient remains a full-time music major and maintains a 3.0 GPR.
  • Sally Kauffmann Music Education Scholarship - awarded annually to a music education major with a 2.5 GPA.  The scholarship may be awarded to a music major and is renewable as long as the GPA is maintained.
  • Pete G. Kerhoulas Music Scholarship – awarded to an entering freshman on the basis of character and academic record. The recipient must be a deserving student, not necessarily one in financial need. The student must be either a music major or one who possesses musical abilities.
  • Lenti-Wydra Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to keyboard students based on talent and financial need.
  • Roberta and Janie Craig Major Scholarship – awarded annually to rising junior piano majors with a GPR of 3.0 or above. The scholarship will continue for the senior year, provided the GPR is maintained.
  • John G. and Jayne B. McElrath Scholarship – awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer music student interested in performance. Recipient will be selected by the music faculty. The scholarship is renewable, provided the recipient maintains at least a 2.5 GPR.
  • Joyce J. Nickles Music Scholarship - awarded annually by the Department of Music to a deserving freshman music major who is studying applied piano or applied voice.  The scholarship may be awarded to a music minor and is renewable for up to four years, provided a 3.0 GPA is maintained.
  • Clara Bailey Robeson Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to a full-time student majoring in music with an emphasis in voice who demonstrates financial need. The music faculty will make their selection based on the promise in the major. The scholarship is renewable, provided the recipient maintains status as a full-time student majoring in music with an emphasis in voice and earns a 3.0 GPR.
  • Suzanne Lander Stone Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to an incoming student who has demonstrated outstanding abilities and a strong commitment to the profession of music. The recipient must be a full-time music major. The scholarship can be renewed at the discretion of the music faculty.
  • Nat F. White Instrumental Music Scholarship - awarded annually to a member of the Lander University Wind Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of performance ability, and the recipient need not be a music major. The recipient will be selected by the instrumental music faculty.
  • Richard L. Wilkins Instrumental Music Scholarship – awarded annually to member(s) of the Lander University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble on the basis of performance ability. The recipient(s) need not be a music major and will be selected by the instrumental music faculty.
  • Young/Beaudrot Music Scholarship – for members of the congregation of Greenwood First Baptist Church. The church will ask for assistance with the identification of students when additional funds are available. A copy of the application form is on file in University Advancement and in the Department of Music.
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Government, Criminology, & Sociology

  • Alumni Departmental Scholarship – This scholarship is provided by the Lander University Alumni Association for students with academic ability and financial need.
  • The Robbie Barnes Political Science Scholarship – This scholarship honors Roberta J. Barnes' 75th birthday and was given by the John C. Barnes family. It is awarded to a junior or senior female student majoring in political science with an emphasis in public administration.
  • The Bill and Emily Bradford Scholarship – This scholarship honors the late J. William and Emily Bradford. The fund was established in 2005 by the Bradfords' three sons and is designated for a student majoring in political science.
  • The Maybelle Coleman Scholarship – This scholarship honors Dr. Maybelle Coleman, professor emeritus of sociology and academic dean at Lander. The scholarship is for a student majoring in sociology.
  • The William Jennings Bryan Dorn Scholarship – This scholarship honors the late William Jennings Brian Dorn. A long-term member of Congress, Dorn represented Greenwood and the Third District of S.C. in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947-49 and 1951-74. This scholarship is annually awarded to an incoming member of Lander's freshman class who intends to major in political science.
  • The Walter Lanier Gorham Criminal Justice Scholarship – This scholarship was created by Mr. Gorham's family in 2006 as a memorial. It is awarded to a student studying in criminal justice.
  • Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board Scholarship – This scholarship is for a sociology student who is a resident of Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens or McCormick county and has academic ability.
  • The Louise Willing McMullin Scholarship – This scholarship honors Mrs. McMullin and was established in 1995 by Dr. Leo F. McMullin, professor emeritus of political science at Lander. It is awarded to an upper-division student majoring in political science.
  • The W.D. Tinsley Scholarship – This scholarship honors William D. Tinsley, former chairman of the Lander University board of trustees. The fund was established in 1986 as a memorial to Mr. Tinsley by friends and family for a student studying pre-law.
  • The James M. Grogan Scholarship – This scholarship honors the late James Mickey Grogan, a lifelong resident of Greenwood. The fund was established by his family in 2011 as a memorial. The fund is awarded to a first-generation college student or a student who demonstrates financial need in pursuing a major in political science.

History & Philosophy

  • Mary Neel Baker Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding history major
  • Gilbert Sumter Guinn Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding history major
  • E. Don Herd Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding entering freshman or transfer student majoring in history
  • Murrell J. Huckabee Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding history or English major (the scholarship is awarded jointly with the Department of English and Foreign Languages)
  • Barbara A. Jackson Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding history major committed to study abroad for a semester
  • William Ricketson Scholarship – alternates between an outstanding history major and an outstanding student minoring in anthropology (the scholarship is awarded jointly with the Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Psychological Science

  • Alumni Association Divisional – awarded each year for students with academic ability and financial need. The scholarship follows the student through his/her entire college career.
  • Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board – awarded to a full-time junior or senior preparing for a career in the human service area. Recipient must be a resident of Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick or Saluda county. Scholarship is renewable providing student maintains an acceptable GPA, and provided the Advisory Board voted to continue to fund scholarship from year to year.
  • Dr. William T. Martin – awarded annually to a full-time Lander student with a minimum of 60 credit hours (junior or senior standing) with no less than 12 hours credit in psychology classes. The student must have a 3.0 GPR on a 4.0 scale and be a declared psychology major. If awarded to a junior, the scholarship will be renewable the following year provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPR. When the student graduates, the scholarship will then be awarded to another junior or senior meeting the above criteria.
College of Business

Business

  • Paul Livingston Baker – awarded annually to two students majoring in the field of business who reside in one of the following counties: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry or Saluda. Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit, leadership potential and financial need. Scholarships are renewable provided the recipients maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Chan Sup Chang Business Scholarship – awarded to a junior or senior business major who has at least a 3.0 GPA and has demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Countybank Scholarship – awarded to students who are established residents of Greenwood County and who are or intend to be majors in business administration. The recipients are selected annually based on the following criteria: financial need, character, academic record and recommendation of high school or college teachers.
  • R. Thornwell Dunlap Jr. – awarded to a Greenwood County resident majoring in business administration. The recipient is selected annually based on the following criteria: financial need, character, academic record and recommendation of high school or college teacher.
  • Eaton Business Scholarship – awarded annually to a business major based on merit. Scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Elliott-Davis Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to students majoring in business administration, concentrating in accounting.
  • Clem P. Ham Scholarship – awarded annually to full-time students majoring in business administration, concentrating in health care management. Recipients will have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrate academic merit, leadership potential and financial need. The scholarship will be awarded annually and previous recipients continuing to meet the criteria may reapply.
  • Francis P. Harris – awarded to student majoring in business administration.
  • G. Bonner and Martha B. Harvley – awarded to a Greenwood County resident majoring in business administration. The recipient is selected annually based on the following criteria: financial need, character, academic record and recommendation of high school or college teacher.
  • Jean T. McFerrin – awarded annually from fund income to a student(s) majoring in the field of business. Selection will be on the basis of academic merit, leadership potential and financial need. Scholarship will be continued each year provided the recipient(s) maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Leo McMullin Scholarship – awarded annually to an upper-level student in business administration, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, who indicates an interest in pursuing a marketing career.
  • Moss Family Scholarship – awarded based on need to a rising junior or senior student from South Carolina and majoring in business administration with an emphasis in management/marketing. Preference given to student(s) who express interest in small business or entrepreneurial opportunities. Scholarship is renewable provided student maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Charles A. Park – awarded annually from fund income to students majoring in business with preference given to students in accounting, not necessarily upperclassmen. Minimum GPA 2.5.
  • Thomas N. Scales Health Care Management – awarded to a full-time student majoring in health care management. The recipient will have a cumulative GPR of 2.8 and demonstrate potential for creative, caring leadership in the health care field. The scholarship will be awarded annually and previous recipients continuing to meet the criteria may reapply.
  • Ed Troublefield Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to a full-time student majoring in business administration. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship - awarded annually to a Beta Gamma Sigma member selected by the Business Department faculty.
  • Sharon Jones Williams Scholarship - awarded annually from fund income to nontraditional, female students enrolled in the schools of education and business administration.
  • J. Adam and Monica Taylor Scholarship - awarded annually from fund income to a full-time Lander business student from Laurens County. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA.
  • Sandra J. Lorenzatti Scholarship - awarded annually to a female student majoring in business administration. The recipient must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.
  • Alumni Departmental Scholarship - awarded annually to students with academic ability and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years.
  • International Student Scholarship - awarded to an international student with an emphasis in accounting, management/marketing or finance/economics.
  • Freshman Scholarship - awarded annually to a freshman majoring in business administration.
College of Education

Physical Education & Exercise Science

  • Joe V. Chandler Scholarship – awarded to a full-time Lander University student(s) majoring in either physical education or exercise studies who has completed at least 24 semester hours at Lander, with a 2.5 or higher GPR. Selection will be made by the physical education and exercise studies faculty based on commitment to academic excellence, leadership potential, personal example of a healthy lifestyle, and involvement in professional development activities. Preference will be given to "first generation college students." The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient(s) remains a full-time student majoring in physical education or exercise studies and maintains a 2.5 GPR.
  • Jean Irwin Smith Scholarship – awarded to a junior or senior female student actively involved in sports participation at Lander University. This participation may be as a physical education major, cheerleader or as a member of one or more of the intercollegiate or intramural teams. Students must have an acceptable academic average, exhibit qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship, and be able to work well with people.
  • Alice Smith Spencer Scholarship – awarded each year from fund income to students majoring in physical education.
  • Luanne Wentzky Scholarship – awarded to students majoring in physical education/exercise studies.
  • Alumni Divisional Scholarship – The Lander University Alumni Association provides ten $700 scholarships each year for students with academic ability and financial need. The scholarship follows the student through his/her entire college career. The association also gives an athletic scholarship each year.

Teacher Education

Please note that scholarships are awarded to those with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better. Scholarships are awarded in accordance with the wishes of the contributor, based on scholarship and on need.

If you are currently the recipient of a scholarship, please complete a current application so that we can update our files. Your scholarship will be renewed if you have maintained the required GPA.

The scholarship application process is as follows:

  • Complete the Department of Teacher Education Undergraduate Scholarship Application
  • Report current contact information
  • Attach a copy of your most current transcript
  • You may offer a brief letter of rationale explaining special circumstances and needs
  • Applications must be submitted online by February 15

Scholarships:

  • Mary Kinard Able Scholarship – awarded annually to a rising junior or senior from Greenwood, Laurens or Newberry county majoring in elementary education. Scholarship is renewable provided recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Elizabeth Adams Scholarship – awarded annually to a science major planning to teach. Scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a 2.7 GPA.
  • Margaret "Peggy" Scruggs Andrews Scholarship – awarded to education majors who exhibit need, merit, Christian character and commitment and who actively participate in the Lander University Baptist Collegiate Ministry organization.
  • Atheneum Study Club Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to a Greenwood County student who intends to teach in the public schools.
  • Mary Lander Bell Scholarship – awarded to student(s) majoring in teacher education. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need. The scholarship is renewable provided recipient maintains minimum requirements for teacher education program.
  • Sarah Kate "Sally" Lang Blaes Scholarship – awarded to a student from Greenwood County majoring in education. Selection will be based on financial need. Scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided recipient maintains minimum requirements for teacher education program.
  • Madison and Frances Patton Breland Scholarship – awarded to a student from Greenwood County majoring in education. Selection will be based on financial need. Scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided recipient maintains minimum requirements for teacher education program.
  • Mary Alice Cox Burnett Scholarship – awarded annually to a deserving junior or senior education major who resides in South Carolina. Scholarship may be renewed provided GPA is maintained.
  • Debbie Jeanne Burton – awarded annually from endowment income to students interested in helping those with disabilities. Preference will be given to students in the area of special education. Selection will be based on merit and need, and the scholarship is renewable provided recipient maintains an acceptable GPA. Application is required.
  • Mary Z. Calhoun Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income with preference given to students who plan to pursue a teaching career.
  • Maude K. Carter Education Scholarship – awarded from fund income to a student(s) majoring in education. Students must have financial need, academic ability, outstanding character and potential to develop into a good citizen.
  • Earline Buzhardt Clark – awarded annually from fund income to a rising junior majoring in education/teacher certification. The recipient must have a cumulative GPR of 3.0 upon entering the junior year and maintain a 3.0 GPA to renew the scholarship. The recipient must exhibit a strong desire and potential to be an excellent teacher.
  • Elizabeth Eble Scholarship – awarded annually to a student majoring in education.
  • Martee T. Edwards – awarded annually from fund income to a rising senior majoring in elementary education. The recipient must exhibit both a strong potential and an earnest desire to be an excellent teacher of children in the early grades. The recipient must also be of high moral character and must have an above average academic standing. Financial need will be of secondary consideration.
  • Eddie Griffin Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to an entering freshman majoring in education/teacher certification with emphasis given to those students in the area of math and science, who possess leadership skills. Scholarships will be continued provided recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • William Kenneth Henderson Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to a needy student transferring from a technical college.
  • Hattie Henry Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to a full-time junior or senior education major. Scholarship is renewable provided recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a minimum 2.7 GPA.
  • Bettie Rose Horne Scholarship – awarded to a needy student who has at least a 2.75 GPA and is majoring in teacher education. This scholarship is renewable.
  • Harry P. Irwin Scholarship – awarded annually to a rising senior pursuing a career in secondary education.
  • Shirley Johnson Scholarship - awarded to an elementary education major entering his/her junior year at Lander (i.e., student may receive scholarship for both junior and senior years). The recipient will have a cumulative GPR of 3.0 upon entering the junior year and will be expected to maintain a 3.0 average. The student selected to receive this scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to the academic discipline, possess leadership abilities and show unlimited promise in the field of education.
  • Dearyl Lusk Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to an education major of high moral character who demonstrates financial need.
  • Jeff May Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to an education major who is a member of one of the 11 intercollegiate teams. Recipient will be selected on merit and need. Scholarship is renewable provided recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA.
  • Orvy May Scholarship – awarded to entering freshmen and are renewable provided recipients maintain a 2.5 GPA. Recipients will be selected on merit, need and citizenship.
  • Elizabeth K. McKelvey Education Scholarship – awarded from fund income to a student(s) majoring in education. Students must have financial need, academic ability, outstanding character and potential to develop into a good citizen.
  • Viola Hunt Norris Scholarship – awarded from fund income to a student majoring in education. Scholarship will be renewable provided recipient maintains minimum requirements for teacher education program.
  • Jo Beth Owings Ouzts Scholarship – awarded to education majors.
  • Cindy Bogerro Polatty Scholarship – awarded to a Greenwood County resident who is majoring in education.
  • Wilma Wilson Reeves Education Scholarship – awarded annually to a student from Abbeville County majoring in education. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.
  • Rebecca Bostic Riley Scholarship – awarded to a rising junior education major from Laurens or Newberry county with preference given to Laurens County.
  • Scott and Judy Smith Scholarship – awarded to a student majoring in education. Selection will be based on financial need and academic merit. 
  • Clara Stroud Scholarship – awarded to women who intend to teach.
  • Student Education Association (SEA) Scholarship – awarded to a rising senior majoring in early childhood or elementary education.
  • Ann Bowen Warner Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to a Greenwood County undergraduate and/or graduate student(s). Scholarship is renewable provided the recipient(s) maintains 2.5 GPA for undergraduate student or 3.0 GPA for graduate student.
  • Mary Taylor Waters Scholarship – awarded from fund income to students majoring in early childhood education.
  • Carolyn Sue White Scholarship – awarded to student pursuing a degree in special education.
  • Scottie White Scholarship – awarded to an education major.
  • Thelma W. Whitener Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to a Greenwood area student showing need and majoring in secondary education.
  • Sharon Jones Williams Scholarship – awarded to nontraditional, female students enrolled in the schools of education and business administration. Scholarships will be awarded annually from fund income.
College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

  • Alumni Association Scholarship – The Lander University Alumni Association provides one scholarship each year for a biology major with academic ability and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient remains a Biology major with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Jo Marie Bryan Scholarship – Established by friends and family in memory of Jo Marie Bryan, Class of 1987. Awarded to an entering freshman majoring in biology. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient remains a biology major with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Nell Henry Scholarship – Established in honor of Professor Nell Q. Henry by Mrs. Harmon W. Caldwell (M. Gwendolyn Burton), class of 1938. Awarded to an entering freshman majoring in biology. Selection is based on high school academic achievement. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient remains a biology major with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Shelton E. Stewart Scholarship – Established in 1995 by Dr. Mary Francis Lide, professor emeritus, in honor of Dr. Shelton E. Stewart, retired biology professor. Awarded annually to an incoming freshman planning to major in biology. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient remains a biology major with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • James Thomas "Tommy" Tollison Scholarship – Established in 2001 in memory of James Thomas "Tommy" Tollison, a Biology graduate, Class of 1979. Awarded annually to an incoming freshman planning to major in biology. Preference will be given to applicants who will major in biology with an emphasis in genetics. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient remains a biology major with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Vereen Scholarship – Established in 1997 by Dr. Larry E. Vereen, Professor of Biology. The scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman majoring in biology. This scholarship is non-renewable.
  • Amanda L. Wagoner Scholarship – Established by her family in honor of Amanda Wagoner, class of 2007. One scholarship is awarded annually to a freshman biology major with an SAT of at least 1100. Preference is given to students pursuing a pre-veterinary medicine curriculum. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient remains a biology major with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • The Jerry D. Wilson Scholarship for Excellence in Science – Established in 1995 by Dr. Jerry D. Wilson, faculty emeritus, and his wife, Sandy. This scholarship is awarded to students in either the Department of Biology, Department of Physical Sciences, or the Department of Mathematics and Computing. Selection is based on academic promise and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains full-time status with a 3.0 GPA with a major in one of the specified disciplines.

Mathematics & Computing

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to apply for computer information systems, engineering or mathematics scholarships, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 1100 on the SAT (or 24 on the ACT) and excellent academic grades in high school courses
  • Have completed an application for admission to Lander University with a major declared in the area required by the scholarship(s) for which he or she is applying.
  • Have completed at least three years of high school mathematics, including two years of algebra and one year of geometry
  • Other criteria used in awarding the scholarships outlined in the online link below may include county of residence and major

Scholarships:

  • Alumni Scholarships – The Lander University Alumni Association provides fourteen scholarships (one per department) each year for students with academic ability and financial need. The scholarship follows the student through his/her entire college career. The association also gives an athletic scholarship each year.
  • Helen Rodgers Baker Mathematics Scholarship – Established in 1987 by Mr. And Mrs. Paul L. Baker (Helen Rodgers Baker, Class of 1940). Scholarships, from fund income, will be awarded annually to at least one chemistry major and one math major who reside in one of the following counties: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry or Saluda and who are capable of pursuing and acquiring a degree in the areas of chemistry and/or mathematics.
  • Howard Booth (Engineering – Math) – Established in 1992 by Martha Ellen Ashley Booth in memory of her husband, Howard R. Booth, a 1938 honor graduate of Newark College of Engineering, Newark, New Jersey. Scholarship will be awarded annually from fund income to a student in one of the engineering dual-degree programs. The recipient will be selected by a vote of the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Computing. The basis for selection is academic excellence, promise in engineering, and good character. Scholarship will be continued throughout the Lander and Clemson program provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPR.
  • Computer Information Systems Scholarship – Established in 1988 at the initiative of members of the CIS faculty. One or more academic scholarships will be awarded to CIS majors. Selection will be made by the CIS faculty, based on promise in the major.
  • Fuji Scholarship – Established in 1992 by Fuji Photo Film, Inc. Awarded each year to an entering freshman. Recipients must be graduates of a public or private high school in Greenwood County. Recipients who are majoring in the sciences or an engineering-related field must be given preference; if no such student exists, the recipient can be a major in any field. Selection will be made by the University primarily on the basis of academic ability, but financial need should also be considered. Any recipient who maintains a GPA of 3.0 and remains a science major can renew the scholarship for up to four years. Applicants for the scholarship must make a minimum of 1100 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT. 
  • Thomas Leslie Hughston, Sr. Scholarship – Established in the year 2000, the scholarship is named in honor of Thomas Leslie Hughston, Sr. A 1928 Clemson College graduate, Mr. Hughston practiced civil engineering in the U.S. Navy, and in the states of Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. The engineering community recognizes him for his commitment to excellence in engineering. The scholarship in his name is established to promote the development of engineers through the dual degree program in mathematics and engineering of Lander/Clemson University. The scholarship may be awarded annually to student(s) in the Lander/Clemson dual degree program in mathematics/engineering. Applications are accepted from students classified as Lander University entering freshmen through senior class members who are completing an engineering degree at Clemson University. The scholarship selection committee as established by the initial gift for this scholarship will select the recipient(s). The basis for awarding the scholarship will be the applicant’s potential for success in the study and practice of engineering. An applicant’s financial need will be considered.
  • Sherman L. Prosser Computer Information Systems Scholarship – Established in 1992 in honor of Sherman L. Prosser, associate professor of computer science at Lander. Scholarship will be awarded annually from fund income to an incoming freshman student. Scholarship will not be renewable. Selection will be made by the CIS faculty, based on promise in the major.
  • Whatley-Southerland Mathematics Teaching Scholarship – Established in 2000 by Dr. Christian and Mrs. Angie Southerland Wypasek in memory of her grandmothers Lina White Whatley and Suda Norris Southerland Stephenson. Scholarship to be awarded from fund income to a rising junior mathematics major with high moral character who demonstrates financial need and is seeking teacher certification. Preference will be given to a South Carolina resident. Scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPR.
  • The Jerry D. Wilson Scholarship for Excellence in Science – Established in 1995 by Dr. Jerry D. Wilson, faculty emeritus, and his wife, Sandy. A full tuition scholarship will be awarded to a student in either the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences or the Department of Mathematics and Computing. Selection is based on academic promise and financial need. Scholarships are renewable provided student maintains full-time status with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Zeigler-Gregg Mathematics Scholarship – Established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. James R. Gregg (Carroll Zeigler, Class of 1944). Scholarships will be awarded annually to students showing proficiency and promise in mathematics.

Physical Science

In order to apply for a Department of Physical Sciences scholarship, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be majoring in: Chemistry (including pre-pharmacy, pre-medicine or any other pre-professional emphasis), Chemistry/Engineering Dual Degree or Environmental Science.
  • Meet the minimum SAT (ACT) requirement for each scholarship as listed or a minimum SAT of 1000 (ACT of 21) if no requirements are given for a particular scholarship.
  • Submit a completed application for admission to Lander University with a major declared in the area required by the scholarship(s) and be accepted to the University.

Other criteria used in awarding the scholarships outlined below may include county of residence. Please read the detailed descriptions of the various scholarships.

Scholarships:

  • Fuji Scholarship – Established in 1992 by Fuji Photo Film, Inc. Awarded each year to an entering freshman. Recipients must be graduates of a public or private high school in Greenwood County. Recipients who are majoring in the sciences or an engineering-related field must be given preference; if no such student exists, the recipient can be a major in any field. Selection will be made by the University primarily on the basis of academic ability, but financial need will also be considered. The scholarship is initially awarded to a freshman and will be renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and remains a science major. Applicants must have a minimum of 1100 on the SAT (ACT of 24).
  • The Jerry D. Wilson Scholarship for Excellence in Science – Established in 1995 by Dr. Jerry D. Wilson, faculty emeritus, and his wife, Sandy. A full tuition scholarship will be awarded to a student in either the Department of Biology, Department of Physical Sciences, or the Department of Mathematics and Computing. Selection is based on academic promise and financial need. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains full-time status with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Alumni Association Departmental Scholarship – The Lander University Alumni Association provides a $500 scholarship each year for a student with academic ability and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years.
  • Eaton Physical Science Scholarship - Established and endowed in 2003 by a gift from Eaton Corporation. Scholarship to be awarded annually to a Science major based on merit. Scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Lander Science Scholarship Award – Lander Science Scholar Awards are given each year to both freshmen and upper class students who are matriculating through one of the science majors. The faculty in the Department of Biology and the Department of Physical Sciences vote for the most promising students from a list of those enrolled in a degree-awarding science program who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their science courses and a minimum GPA of 3.5 overall.

Chemistry Specific

  • Helen Rodgers Baker Chemistry Scholarship – Established in 1987 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Baker (Helen Rodgers Baker, Class of 1940). Scholarships, from fund income, will be awarded annually to at least one chemistry major at Lander University who resides in one of the following counties: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry or Saluda, and who is capable of pursuing and acquiring a degree in the area of chemistry.
  • Barbara Brown Ullman Scholarship - Established in honor of Dr. Barbara Brown Ullman, a Columbia dermatologist, by Professor emeritus, Dr. Larry Joe Cook, and his wife Mary Jo H. Cook, former Vice President for Business and Administration at Lander. Scholarship recipient will be selected by science faculty and awarded to a student enrolled in the pre-medicine program.
  • Monsanto Scholars Program – Established in 1989 by The Monsanto Fund. Scholarships will be awarded annually to students majoring in an area leading to a degree in chemistry. This includes chemistry and dual-degree chemistry/chemical engineering majors (chemical engineering degree completed at Clemson University). Selection is based on merit and the amount of the award varies according to availability of funds and financial need. Applicants must have a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (ACT of 21).
  • Floyd N. Dixon Scholarship - The Floyd N. Dixon Scholarship was established in September, 2008 by Bill and Marla Dixon as a tribute to the late Floyd N. Dixon, Bill's uncle with whom he shared a special relationship. The scholarship is an annual award from fund income to a full-time Lander student majoring in chemistry or biology with preference given to pre-pharmacy. Scholarship is renewable provided recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a 2.75 GPR.
  • Harrison Twin Scholarships – Honoring medical researchers Dr. Stanley Prusiner and Dr. John Ledbetter. Scholarships, from fund income, are awarded each year to upper-division chemistry majors.

Environmental Science Specific

  • Martha Covington King Scholarship – The Martha Covington King Scholarships were established in 1998 in memory of Martha Covington King, a Lander alumna who graduated in 1936. The King scholarships provide four years of financial assistance to entering freshmen majoring in Environmental Science at Lander University. Awards are made on the basis of merit. For consideration, applicants should be rising high school seniors with a minimum SAT score of 1000 (ACT of 21). Preference will be given to students in the college preparatory or advanced placement programs. Applications are reviewed by the Environmental Science Steering Committee and the trustees of the King estate. The award is renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and is an Environmental Science major making satisfactory progress toward the degree.
  • Angelle Adams Scholarship - Established in 1998 by The Lotus Garden Club of Greenwood in honor of Angelle P. Adams and endowed in 2002 by her son L.B. “B” Adams and his wife Peggy. Scholarship to be awarded annually to a student majoring in Environmental Science. Scholarship is renewable provided recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPR.
  • Cooper Power Systems Environmental Science Scholarship – Established in 1999 by Cooper Power Systems in Greenwood with proceeds won through the 1999 Cooper Environmental Excellence Awards Program. To be awarded annually to student(s) majoring in environmental science. Scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.
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Nursing

  • Ruth Childress "Monk" Buchanan Nursing Scholarship – Established in 1993 in memory of Ruth Childress "Monk" Buchanan" by her family.
    Criteria:
    • Nursing student who has completed junior year (scholarship awarded senior year)
    • Ranked top half of class
    • Very client/patient-oriented with outgoing personality
    • Demonstrates outstanding clinical nursing skills
    • Evidence of strong commitment to the nursing profession
  • Nahn Joo Chang Nursing Scholarship – Established in 2000 by Professor Nahn Chang to support students who are preparing for a career in nursing.
    Criteria:
    • Awarded annually to an entering freshman who meets the criteria for "Prenursing"
    • SAT score 1000 or above or other equivalent standardized test score
    • Record of citizenship, as evidenced by active participation in extracurricular activities and civic organizations
    • The recipient will be selected following completion of at least 12 hours of earned academic credit with a Lander institutional grade point average of 2.6 or above and continuation of prenursing status
  • Nancy Saxon Clark Nursing Scholarship – Established in memory of Nancy S. Clark, Class of 1956, to provide nursing scholarships from fund income.
    Criteria:
    • Junior nursing student
    • Ranked top quarter of class
  • Annie Laurie Crawford Memorial Scholarship – Established in 1995 with funds from the estate of Annie Laurie Crawford.
    Criteria:
    • Senior nursing student
    • Lander institutional GPA of at least 3.0
    • Received a percentile score of 75 or better on the NLN Mental
    • Health Nursing Exam in NURS 393
    • Demonstrate above-average therapeutic communication skills
  • Bob and Helen Eisenbeck Nursing Scholarship – Established in 1989 in memory of Bob and Helen Eisenbeck.
    Criteria:
    • Lower-division classification
    • Financial need
    • Demonstrates academic success
  • American Legion Forty & Eight - Greenwood Unit – Given by LaSociete des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux, Voiture 435 of Greenwood.
    Criteria:
    • Preference is given to Greenwood or Laurens County resident
    • Agree to accept employment in Greenwood or Laurens County for a period of one year after graduation
  • American Legion Forty & Eight - Newberry Unit – The American Legion Newberry Unit sponsors a nursing student each year. These scholarships are renewable up to four years providing the recipient meets progression requirements for the Department of Nursing. The organization retains the right to nominate and select recipients and will notify the Department of Nursing if they do so.
    Criteria:
    • Newberry County resident (graduated from Whitmire, Newberry or Mid-Carolina High Department)
    • Sophomore status in the nursing major with automatic renewal based on meeting Department of Nursing progression requirements
  • Fifty Years in Nursing Scholarship – In honor of Lander's Fifty Years of Excellence in Nursing Education, the Nursing Faculty has established the Fifty Year Nursing Scholarship to honor the Lander Nurses of 1957-2007
    Criteria:
    • Awarded to a junior or senior nursing major
    • Recipient must exhibit the potential to enter the nursing profession as a registered nurse
    • Needs financial assistance with education expenses (but need not necessarily qualify for financial aid through the university)
  • Larry and Barbara Jackson Nursing Scholarship – Established in 2007 by Usha Menon, Ph.D. R.N., class of 1992, in honor of Larry and Barbara Jackson.
    Criteria:
    • Awarded on merit
  • Lander Alumni Scholarship – Established in 1992 by the nursing faculty to recognize and support professional development through B.S.N. degree completion.
    Criteria:
    • Freshman
    • Financial need
    • Lander Institutional GPR 2.6 or predicted 2.6
    • Less than 30 hours earned
  • Lander Nursing Alumni Scholarship – Lander University Alumni Association provides a renewable scholarship for the recipient’s entire college career as long as the recipient maintains a Lander institutional GPR or 2.6.
    Criteria:
    • Licensed registered nurse
    • Graduate of Lander College ADN or NLN accredited ADN/diploma program
    • Has demonstrated significant progress toward completion of Lander B.S.N.
  • Agnes M. Luddy Nursing Scholarship – Established by friends, alumni and colleagues upon her retirement in 1984.
    Criteria:
    • Senior nursing student demonstrating an above-average clinical performance as compared with peers in orthopedic rehabilitative or geriatric nursing
    • Minimum Lander institutional GPR of 3.0
    • Evidence of strong commitment to the nursing profession
  • MacDonald Luddy Memorial Scholarship – Established in 1985 to honor the profession and practice of community health nursing
    Criteria:
    • Senior nursing student
    • Lander institutional cumulative GPR not less than 2.80
    • Active participation in the LUSNA
    • Demonstrates an interest in community health or Returning Community Health R.N. Lander institutional cumulative GPR not less than 2.80
    • Active member of the ANA
  • Orvy and Jessie May Scholarship – Established in 1990 in memory of Orvy and Jessie May by their family members and friends.
    Criteria:
    • Entering freshmen
    • Renewable provided recipients maintain a Lander institutional 2.6 GPA
    • Selected on merit, need and citizenship
  • Professional Medical Products Scholarship – Established in 1984 by Professional Medical Products of Greenwood
    Criteria:
    • Registered Nurse or generic student in the upper division
    • Greenwood County resident
    • Minimum Lander Institutional cumulative GPR of 3.0
  • Nell Perry Squires Scholarship – Established in 2000 by William H. Squires in honor of his wife, Nell Perry Squires, who taught in Lander’s School of Nursing.
    Criteria:
    • South Carolina resident
    • Lander institutional cumulative GPR of 3.0
    • Renewable by maintaining Lander institutional GPR of 3.0
  • Pilot Club Scholarship – Established in 2005 by the Pilot Club of Greenwood.
    Criteria:
    • Junior or senior nursing student
    • Lander institutional GPA 3.0 or above
    • Interested in brain disorder (neuro, psych, stroke, cancer)
    • Renewable by maintaining 3.0 or above
  • Kimberly Lauren Trotter Memorial Scholarship – Established in 1997 by her parents.
    Criteria:
    • Junior or senior nursing major
    • Lander institutional cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher
    • Interest in Cardiac/Intensive Critical Care or Emergency Nursing*
      *Preferred criterion; scholarship may be awarded by faculty discretion if no candidate demonstrates this professional interest.
  • Buddy and June Vanadore Nursing Scholarship – Established in 2005 by June Vanadore.
    Criteria:
    •  Junior nursing student
    • Lander institutional GPA 2.6 or above
    • Prefer LUSNA member
  • Bessie Kate Edwards Young Scholarship – Established in 2002 by Bruce Young in memory of Bessie Kate Edwards Young.
    Criteria:
    • RN-BSN student or generic student
    • Preference given to student employed in a geriatric nursing position
    • Enrolled in one required NURS or NURN course
  • David E. & Joyce H. Hyde Nursing Scholarship – Established in 2006 by David and Joyce Hyde in observance of their 55th wedding anniversary. The Hydes chose nursing as the focus area for their scholarship because nursing is an area of critical need and also because nursing care has a direct and close relationship to people with special needs, another area of particular interest to the donors.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time Lander nursing student having the greatest financial need
    • Renewable provided recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a 2.7 GPA
  • Larry Middleton and Eric Puckett – Established in 2008 by Eric L. Puckett and Larry Middleton, Sr., Lander nursing students who graduated in December 2008. Eric and Larry hope that establishing this scholarship will encourage more male students to pursue nursing careers at Lander University. The candidate chosen for this scholarship should possess and radiate a genuine passion for caring for ill patients and patients’ families. The recipient should be respectful and courteous to the nursing faculty and to his fellow peers. This is an annual award to a full-time junior or senior male nursing student. Scholarship is renewable provided recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a minimum GPR requirement established by the Lander Department of Nursing.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Award
    Criteria:
    • Junior or senior student
    • GPR of 3.0 or above
    • Demonstrates superior scholastic achievement evidence of professional potential, and/or marked achievement in the field of nursing
    • The candidate should exemplify the ideals of the Mu Zeta Chapter in accordance with the Sigma Theta Tau standards
  • Meghan Diane Hawley Scholarship - Meghan Diane Hawley was born in Fulda, Germany on May 8th, 1987 while her father was serving in the U.S. Army. After graduating from Calhoun Academy in St. Matthews, SC in May, 2005, she entered the School of Nursing at Lander University. During February of her Junior year, she was diagnosed with a malignant glioblastoma brain tumor. Meghan had successful surgery, chemotherapy and radiation at Duke University Hospital and continued oral chemotherapy treatment upon her return to school. Meghan returned to Lander and graduated in December, 2009 as a member of Sigma Theta Tau, after missing only one semester of school. Meghan was given the Professional Development Award by the Nursing Faculty at Pinning because of her dedication and success to the profession of nursing while exhibiting the strength to overcome her circumstances. This scholarship is offered to the nursing student who best exemplifies the dedication, determination and courage displayed by Meghan throughout her time at Lander and who returns to school after a medical leave of absence and requires financial assistance.
  • Dr. Leslie MacTaggart Myers Scholarship - The Dr. Leslie MacTaggart Myers Nursing Scholarship was established and funded by Jessica Suber Hall, a 2010 nursing graduate of Lander University, in honor of nursing professor, Dr. Leslie MacTaggart Myers. Jessica was a recipient of multiple funded scholarships and wanted to give back to a school, department, and professor that had given her so much. She says, "This scholarship is named for Dr. Myers because of the difference she made in my life. She was my advisor, mentor, role model, and friend. She is an inspiration to all her students, and it is and honor to establish this scholarship in her name." Scholarship to be awarded to a Senior Nursing student with a desire to pursue graduate studies (must have been accepted and willing to attend graduate school). The student must be active in Lander University Student Nurses Association.
  • Enid Benjamin Nursing Scholarship - Established in 2010 from the Estate of Enid Barnes Benjamin in her name and the name of her mother, Henrietta Pickell Barnes who was a nursing professional.
    Criteria:
    • Awarded to an upperclassman in the program
    • Greenwood County resident
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Merit and need based
    • An excellent citizen
  • William K. and Lula L. Bosserman Nursing Scholarship - Established in 2012 from an estate gift to The Lander Foundation from William Karhl Bosserman estate. Scholarship to be awarded annually from fund income to deserving students majoring in nursing.
  • Betty Cervenka Nursing Scholarship - Preference given to a nursing student who is a mother, works outside the home, and goes to school who meets all the scholarship criteria. However, if a working mother is not eligible, the nursing faculty is to select a traditional or nontraditional student according to the additional criteria for the scholarship.
    Criteria: 
    • South Carolina resident.
    • Dynamic, strong, committed nursing student with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
    • Interest in Critical Care Nursing, Enterstomal/ Wound Care Nursing, or plans to attend graduate school in nursing.
    • Given to a pre-licensure student admitted to the nursing program, an RN to BSN student, or a graduate MSN student.
  • Sylvia Brooks Grubb Nursing Scholarship - As a Lander student, Sylvia Grubb received a scholarship from the Self Foundation. She is from the Lander Nursing School Class of 1959, first class to graduate. Sylvia spent most of her career as a school nurse and coordinator of health services for Richland School District I. She credits Lander University with helping prepare her for a wonderful career as a nurse. She is grateful to the Self Foundation for her scholarship, and hopes that her endowed scholarship will benefit Lander students for years to come. Scholarship to be given to a student showing financial need.
  • Mickey McDowell Nursing Scholarship - Established in 2007. Scholarship to be awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding ability to use the Neuman Systems Model in providing evidence-based care and potential for pursuing doctoral education in nursing or expresses an interest in conducting nursing research.
    Criteria: 
    • Preference given to student interested in becoming a nurse educator
    • A first or second semester senior nursing student
    • Lander Institutional GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Spring Nursing Class of 2012- Bernice Daugherty Honorary Scholarship - Established in April 2012 by the nursing graduating class in honor of Professor Bernice Daugherty upon her retirement. The scholarship will be awarded in the fall of each academic year.
    Criteria:
    • Senior II nursing student
    • GPA of at least 3.0
    • Active involvement in one or more of the following: LUSNA, nursing department committees, extracurricular activities, community/volunteer activities.
  • Spring Nursing Class of 2012- David Melson Memorial Scholarship - Established in April 2012 by the nursing graduating class in Memory of Dr. David Melson, microbiology professor. The scholarship will be awarded in the spring of each academic year.
    Criteria:
    • Senior II nursing student
    • A GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Active involvement in one or more of the following: LUSNA, nursing department committees, extracurricular activities, community/volunteer activities.
  • Daisy Stewart Nursing Scholarship - Established in December 2012 by the December 2012 nursing graduates.
    Criteria:
    • Entering second semester junior year or first semester senior year in Lander's BSN program.
    • Active involvement in one or more of the following: LUSNA, nursing department committees, extracurricular activities, community/volunteer activities.
    • Demonstrate excellence in clinical practice.
  • Spring Nursing Class of 2013- Kathy Lee Scholarship - Established by the spring 2013 Nursing graduating class.
    Criteria:
    • Senior II nursing student
    • Non-traditional student
    • Involved in extracurricular activities.
    • Demonstrates exemplary clinical practice
  • Fall Nursing Class of 2013 Gagnon-Ready Memorial Scholarship - The December 2013 nursing class established the Gagnon-Ready Memorial Nursing Scholarship in memory of parents of two of the class members. Terri Gagnon, the mother of Anna Gagnon, and Larry Ready, the father of Lawren Ready, lost their battles with cancer prior to their daughter's college graduations. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has extenuating circumstances resulting in financial need and must have been accepted into the nursing program.
  • Ida Lou Ashley Milling Nursing Scholarship – Established in October 2015 by Ashley and Roe Milling in memory of his mother, Ida Lou Ashley Milling. Mrs. Milling’s son was a graduate of the class of 1979.
    Criteria:
    • Student from Greenwood, Anderson or Greenville counties
    • First priority given to a single mother (unwed, divorced or widowed)
    • Priority given to student with financial need.
    • May be awarded to undergraduate or nursing student in the Masters program
    • Renewable provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Willie B. Garrick Nursing Scholarship – Established in May 2015 by Lander alumna Tasha Garrick, class of 1996, in honor of her father Willie B. Garrick who made it possible for her to attend Lander and obtain her nursing degree.
    Criteria:
    • Awarded to an in-state minority, Freshman student (not a transfer student).
    • Renewable provided student remains a nursing major and maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Ashley and Roe Milling Nursing Scholarship – Established in October 2015 by Roe Milling in memory of her Mother-In-Law Lou Milling and her husband Ashley Milling ’79.
    Criteria:
    • Student from Greenwood, Anderson or Greenville counties
    • First priority given to a single mother (unwed, divorced or widowed)
    • Priority given to student with financial need
    • May be awarded to undergraduate or nursing student in the Masters program
    • Renewable provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Spring Nursing Class of 2014 – Perseverance in Nursing Scholarship – Established in May 2014 by the nursing graduation class in recognition of the determination and perseverance of students in working toward their goal attainment of completing their BSN in spite of difficulties, barriers or extenuation circumstances.
    Criteria:
    • Awarded to a rising Senior I or Senior II with financial need
    • Student must document extenuation circumstances that contribute to need on the School of Nursing Scholarship application
    • Awarded to a student who has persevered in completing school when faced with difficult circumstances whether financial, social or emotional
  • Nursing F14 – The Jenny Chapman Scholarship – Established by the December 2014 senior nursing class in memory of Jenny Chapman Collins, sister of Valerie Chapman, a member of the class. Jenny passed away during the class’s senior year in nursing. The class wanted to honor the hard work and dedication to the nursing profession that their classmate showed through this difficult time with a scholarship in memory of her sister.
    Criteria:
    • Awarded to a senior nursing student
    • Student shows dedication to their nursing education
    • Demonstrated the most improvement while progressing through the program
  • Nursing S15 – The Rebecca Cox-Davenport Scholarship – Established by the May 2015 senior nursing class in honor of Rebecca Cox-Davenport.
    Criteria:
    • Awarded to a senior I or Senior II nursing student
    • Member of LUSNA or active in community activities
    • Demonstrates excellent clinical practice
  • Nursing F15 – Holisa Wharton Scholarship – Established by the December 2015 nursing class to honor Dr. Wharton for her educational accomplishments as a first-generation college student. She is recognized by the class as a role model to all students. 
    Criteria:
    • Awarded to a senior II, but may be awarded to a Senior I who demonstrates excellent clinical practice.
    • Student must be a first generation college student
  • Seaborn Family Nursing Scholarship – Established in 2015 by Christ ’00 and Misty Seaborn ’00.
    Criteria:
    • To be determined by the Nursing Department

Scholarships Awarded at the Recognition Ceremony Include:

  • Lydia Woodham Parrish Nursing Scholarship - Established in 2003 by Lydia W. Parrish, upon her retirement as director of the RN-BSN Completion Option and from the School of Nursing.
    Criteria:
    • RN-BSN graduating student
    • Demonstrates potential for graduate study in nursing
    • Selection of the scholarship recipient will be made annually by the faculty of the Department of Nursing.
  • Janet Askew Sipple Nursing Scholarship – Established by the Nursing Class of 1978 in honor of the chairperson of the Division of Nursing.
    Criteria:
    • Member of graduating senior class
    • Lander institutional cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Demonstrates potential for graduate study in nursing
    • Career goals in nursing consistent with graduate preparation
    • The graduate must enroll in an NLN accredited graduate nursing program

Institutional Merit-Based Scholarships

Lander University provides a limited number of merit-based scholarships each year to entering freshmen and transfer students. Awards are based on merit and are dependent upon available funding. The University will determine the merit criteria and the number of scholarships to be awarded annually.

Freshmen Scholarships

Lander University provides a limited number of merit-based scholarships each year to entering freshmen. Qualifying high school seniors who have been admitted by November 15 of their senior year are automatically considered. No separate scholarship application is necessary.   Academic departments may require an application.

Awards are based on merit and are dependent upon available funding. The University will determine the merit criteria and the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. Students are encouraged to complete their application for admission by November 1 as awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis and funding is limited.

Transfer Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships may also be awarded to transfer students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better with between 30 and 90 semester hours earned. To be considered, a student must have earned at least 67% of all attempted hours and must enroll as a full-time student at Lander. The student must be admitted and have submitted all final, official transcripts to the Admissions Office by June 15.

Outside Scholarships

Private resource options for financial assistance.  Students are required to report the receipt of any "outside" scholarships to the Financial Aid Office.

LIFE Scholarship

Available to South Carolina residents who enroll full-time and meet two of the three following criteria:

  • Have a final high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on the Uniform Grading Scale; or
  • Have an SAT score of 1,100 (ACT of 24); or
  • Rank in the top 30 percent of the student’s high school graduating class;

Annual renewal, transfer and continuing student eligibility require the student to earn at least 30 semester hours for each year of attendance and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

$5,000 per year

Enhanced LIFE Scholarship

Must meet renewal criteria for the LIFE Scholarship (earn an average of 30 hours each year with at least a 3.0 GPA). Available beginning sophomore year and renewable for up to two additional years.

  • During first year in college, must complete at least 14 credit hours in math and science
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Must be enrolled full time and in an approved math/science/health professions degree prior to the beginning of the fall term (visit www.che.sc.gov for eligible programs)

$7,500 per year ($5,000 LIFE + $2,500 Enhancement)

HOPE Scholarship

Awarded to entering South Carolina resident freshmen who have a final high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on the Uniform Grading Scale.

The HOPE Scholarship is not renewable, but students who earn a 3.0 GPA and 30 hours in the freshman year are eligible to receive the LIFE Scholarship in the second year.

$2,800 for the first year only

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

The recipients are selected by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. To be considered for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a South Carolina resident; and
  • Have a minimum SAT of 1,200 (or ACT of 27); and
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.50; and
  • Rank in the top 6 percent of the student’s high school graduating class at the end of either the sophomore or the junior year; and
  • Submit an application by the Dec. deadline of the senior year (visit www.che.sc.gov for deadline date each year). Applications are available from your high school.
  • For renewal, students must have a 3.0 Lander GPA (transfer courses do NOT impact the LU GPA) and 30 credit hours EACH academic year (Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment credits do NOT count).  Transfer hours may be used during the same academic year toward the 30 hour requirement even though they do not affect the GPA.

$6,700 per year for freshmen

$7,500 per year for upperclassmen

Enhanced Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Must meet renewal criteria for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship (earn 30 hours each year with at least a 3.0 GPA). Available beginning sophomore year and renewable for up to two additional years.

  • During first year in college, must complete at least 14 credit hours in math and science
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Must be enrolled full time and in an approved math/science/health professions degree prior to the beginning of the fall term (visit www.che.sc.gov for eligible programs)

$10,000 per year ($7,500 Palmetto Fellows Scholarship + $2,500 Enhancement)

Teaching Fellows Program

Provides fellowships for high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their schools and communities, and a desire to teach in South Carolina schools. A fellow agrees to teach in South Carolina one year for every year he/she receives the fellowship. Interested high school students must apply no later than Dec. 1 of their senior year. Applications are available at your high school. Visit http://www.cerra.org/TeachingFellows for more information.

$5,700 for tuition and board and $300 for summer enrichment programs administered by the South Carolina Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA).

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

The scholarship is sponsored by Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants. This is a $1000 scholarship.

The application process is a 500 to 1000 word essay on a different topic each year. For this years topic please visit the website at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm .

High School Junior and Seniors may apply as well as currently enrolled undergraduate students. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 30. Application Deadline June 19.

ADD / ADHD

Students Scholarships are available to students who are diagnosed with ADD / ADHD. Please use the following link to locate them: http://www.collegescholarships.org/health/adhd.htm

AES Engineers Scholarship

Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to one of the two questions that are posted on our site:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Amount of award: $500. Application Deadline: Early October

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society sponsors scholarship programs for qualified minority applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, and students seeking a two-year degree in chemical technology. The programs are designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology. The goal of these scholarship programs is to aid in building an awareness of the value and the rewards associated with careers in science and to assist students in acquiring the skills and credentials needed for success in these areas.

The amount of each individual award will depend upon the availability of funding, the number of scholarships awarded, and evidence of financial need. Scholarships will be given up to a maximum of $5,000 per year. The awards in the ACS Scholars Program, as well as those in the co-sponsored programs are renewable.

Applications are available at the ACS website.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Scholarships

Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

The AICPA Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students provides competitive awards to outstanding full time undergraduate minority students at regionally accredited institutions to encourage their: selection of accounting as a major, entry into the profession and ultimately achieving the CPA designation. For purposes of this program, the AICPA defines minority students as those of Black, Native American, Pacific Island races, or of Hispanic ethnic origin. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. The maximum award is $5,000.

To be eligible for a minority undergraduate scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a declared accounting major (this must be indicated on your transcript) with an overall and accounting grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3;
  • have satisfactorily completed at least 30 semester hours, or 45 quarter hours, or equivalent college work, including at least six semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting; and
  • be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (12 semester hours or equivalent) at an accredited institution.

All applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from either a faculty member or a CPA. For more information and an application, go to the Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students site. The Deadline for this application is April 1.

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship

The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship encourages and recognizes academic and artistic excellence. Students compete for scholarships in creative writing , drama , music , and visual arts.

Awards: One-time scholarship - approximately $4,000.

Eligibility: Twelfth-grade students enrolled in a South Carolina public school and planning to attend a state college or university are eligible to participate in the scholarship competition. Jointly produced compositions are not eligible. Students receiving the scholarships must be United States citizens who have attended the state’s public schools for the past two consecutive years. High school student enrollment determines the number of entries a school can enter in each discipline area.

Contact: High School guidance counselor or Beth Cope at the State Department of Education, 803-734-8116

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nursing students who plan to enter a component of the US Army and are enrolled 
    in a program not funded by the US Army.
  2. Nursing students who have previously served in a component of the US Army.
  3. Army Nurse Corps officers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a nursing 
    or other eligible program not funded by the US Army.
  4. Army enlisted soldiers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a nursing 
    program not funded by the US Army.
  5. Nursing students whose parent(s) and/or spouse are or have served in a component of the US Army.

General Info: Scholarships are for $3000 per selected student. There is not a military service requirement for this scholarship. ROTC scholarship recipients are not eligible. Applications can be found at e-anca.org . Application Deadline April 1.

ASCO Numatics

Awards: ASCO Numatics will award two $5000 scholarships to graduate or undergraduate engineering students pursuing careers in manufacturing, processing, or other industrial automation related disciplines. Additionally they will make a $1000 grant to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.

Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation discipline at an accredited US educational institution for the current academic year. You must have completed your sophomore years of your bachelor's degree at the time of application. You must have a t least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a US citizen or legal US resident.

Contact: Applications can be submitted online at www.asconumatics.com/scholarship by June 30.

BigSun Scholarship for Athletes

All student athletes are eligible to participate in this scholarship program regardless of the sport they are participating in. The student must be a High School Senior or attending a college or university. Applicants must write an essay based on a given topic.  The award amount is $500. For more information about the essay and how to apply visit their website at www.bigsunathletics.comApplication Deadline June 24.

Blackwell, Charlotte Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Charlotte Blackwell Memorial Nursing Scholarship program has been established in memory of Charlotte Blackwell, a beloved Self Regional nurse. The Charlotte Blackwell Memorial Nursing Scholarship will award a scholarship(s) annually to individuals planning to enroll in a certified nursing program at either Lander University or Piedmont Technical College or to a practicing nurse who wishes to advance his or her professional skills at those schools.

The value of the scholarship is $1,000.00 and the number of scholarships given each year will be determined based on available funding at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

All applications will be accepted through March 31 and the scholarship winners will be announced on May 1.

Click here for an application.

Byrd, Robert C. Scholarship

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program promotes academic excellence through federal funds.

Awards: The scholarship amount is determined by the amount of a United States Department of Education grant and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Eligibility: South Carolina high school seniors planning to attend post-secondary institutions within the United States, college entrance exam, and grade point average are among requirements.

Contact: Twelfth-grade guidance counselor for an application or Beth Cope at the South Carolina Department of Education, 803-734-8116

Byrnes, James F. Foundation Scholarship

Since the first scholarships were awarded by Governor James F. Byrnes in 1949, more than 985 young South Carolinians have been assisted in obtaining a college education.

  1. All applicants must have lost one or both parents by death.
  2. They must also have financial need and a satisfactory scholastic record.
  3. It is important that excellence in character, ability and enterprise be shown to indicate that the individual will make worthwhile contributions to society.
  4. Applicants must plan to pursue a bachelor's degree as scholarships cannot be used at technical schools or for associate degrees.
  5. Application Deadline February 15.

http://www.byrnesscholars.org

Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc.

The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, scholarship administrative service that, in conjunction with leading businesses, individuals, and trust funds, awards scholarship dollars every year to deserving students. For more information on scholarships available, please see www.scholarshipprograms.org/ .

C.G. Fuller Foundation Scholarship

C.G. Fuller Foundation scholarship is available to SC residents attending a SC college or university. The scholarship is available to current high school seniors entering the first year of college. Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA, at least 1100 on the SAT, and have a family income under $60,000. Deadline: April 1st. An application can be requested from the Lander University Financial Aid Office.

Inquiries can be made at: 
C.G. Fuller Foundation c/o Bank of America 
PO Box 448 
Columbia, SC 29202-0448

DegreeDirectory Academic Business Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to Business Management, Information Systems Management, Marketing, Financial, Accounting, Human Resources Management and Entrepreneurship. The scholarship is $1000 awarded annually. Scholarship recipients may reapply for one additional award year. Students must be enrolled full-time. For a list of related majors and an application please visit their website at http://degreedirectory.org/pages/business_scholarship.html Application Deadline April 1.

Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities

The Ford Foundation offers a number of pre-doctoral, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships for minority students. national-academies.org/fellowships

Foster Care Scholarships

Casey Family Programs and The Orphan Foundation of American are pleased to announce thatapplications for college scholarships for students from foster care are now available for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Casey Family Scholars Program will award approximately 75 new scholarships for undergraduate study and career/technical training at accredited institutions and programs. A limited number of graduate school scholarships will also be awarded. Scholarships include support services.

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and other resources. Graduate scholarships are merit-based and provide $10,000 for post-graduate study in any field. Graduate scholarships are renewable for one year. 

Questions can be directed to: 
Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) -- www.orphan.org 
Tina Raheem at OFA -- (800) 950-4673 
John Emerson at Casey Family Programs -- (206) 270-4921

Foundation For The Carolinas

Foundation For The Carolinas manages numerous scholarship funds that provide grants to help students achieve their educational goals. Grants are available for students attending public and private institutions at graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as for private K-12 schools.

Foundation For The Carolinas currently administers 108 scholarship programs. In 2014 the Foundation awarded more than $1.7 million in scholarships to nearly 800 students. Most Foundation For The Carolinas Scholarship Funds use the online application. However, some programs use a paper application, or require that you contact an external school or organization to apply.

We strongly encourage you to review the “How to Apply” section within the online system for each of the programs in which you are interested in applying. http://www.fftc.org/scholarships

Greenwood Housing Authority

The Greenwood Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Carolinas Council of Housing, Redevelopment, & Codes Officials (CCHRCO) and South Eastern Regional Council (SERC) Scholarship Program. These scholarships are open to any member of a household who resides in Public Housing or under the Section-8 program and is pursuing a higher education.

Applications must be returned to the Greenwood Housing Authority no later than April 1. Questions or requests for assistance should be directed to Tracy Taylor at (864) 227-3670, ext. 24.

Greater Columbia Lioness Club

Must currently be a rising Junior or Senior or a graduate student in a four-year college or university in SC. Must be a resident of SC. Need shall be a consideration but not the main criteria. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Should be pursuing an education toward sight, hearing, speech conservation or a related field and must be majoring in one of these areas. $1000 Annual Award. Application Deadline May 1st.

For application, please contact: 
Nancy B. Taylor, Chairperson 
Scholarship Committee 
Greater Columbia Lioness Club 
106 Quail Field Road 
West Columbia, SC 29170-1321 
803-356-1258

Greenwood Women's Forum Scholarship

This scholarship was established to aid women who are seeking a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree. An applicant must be a female resident of Greenwood or surrounding counties, be accepted into an accredited program of study, must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree or have a minimum of 60 hours of undergraduate study with a cumulative GAP of 3.0 or higher.

For more information or an application, write to: 
Greenwood Women's Forum, c/o Katy Phelan 
114 Ashford Place 
Greenwood, SC 29646

Hispanic College Fund Scholarship

The Hispanic College Fund is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Hispanic leaders. HCF accomplishes its mission by awarding scholarships to talented undergraduate students. HCF offers scholarship opportunities to students pursuing majors in business, science, and technology.

All applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizen residing in the 50 states or Puerto Rico
  • An undergraduate student
  • Plan to enroll full-time both fall and spring
  • Applying to or enrolled in a college in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • In good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA

HCF Business Scholarship--Student must be majoring in business, computer science, engineering, or business-related major. HCF Hispanic Explorers Scholarship--Student must be majoring in science, computer science, engineering, or NASA-related major.

Applications are available online at www.hispanicfund.org . Application deadline is April 15th.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund was established in 1975 to help Hispanic-American college students complete their education. All applicants must be:

  • of Hispanic Heritage
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (with permanent resident card)
  • A student at a community college
  • Plan to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university
  • In good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA

Applications are available online at www.hsf.net . Application deadlines vary based on scholarship program.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) will award up to $175,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and advanced degree students. The Institute's budget provides $175,000 in financial aid for students through two scholarship programs. IMA student members may be eligible for scholarship awards of up to $5,000. The IMA diversity program offers scholarship opportunities to non-member minority students. Student financial aid administrators can encourage accounting, finance, and information technology students to apply for an IMA scholarship award by obtaining an application at www.imanet.org . The application, located at the website administration building, describes the various types of scholarship awards, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and the application process.

Applications must be submitted to IMA by February 15. Additional information regarding the scholarship program as well as the location of the nearest IMA student chapter is available via e-mail at students@imanet.org or at 800-638-4427 ext. 1543.

International Trade Scholarship

The Margaret A. Patrick & W. Don Welch International Trade Scholarship

An applicant must be a rising college junior or senior with a minimum 3.2 GPA and must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be enrolled in a SC college or university
  2. A SC resident attending any college or university
  3. a student enrolled in a college or university in North Carolina

The selection and ranking criteria are:

  1. Proven interest or experience in international trade or related area, to include work or volunteer experience
  2. Current academic standing and performance
  3. Narrative and letter of recommendation
  4. Honors and extracurricular activities

Visit the website www.scitc.org for the application. Application Deadline May 1.

Komen, Susan G. Foundation Scholarship

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of five scholarships valued up to forty thousand dollars each. Each scholarship would award a maximum of $10,000 annually to pay for tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board. In order to be eligible, applicants must be the children of a parent who has died from breast cancer, live in Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Laurens, Greenville, Greenwood, Pickens, Oconee, McCormick, Spartanburg or Union county, exhibit financial need, and plan to attend a state-supported college in their state of residence. The mission of the Komen Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through research, education, screening, and treatment. The Foundation believes that breast cancer affects not only the individual. This Award is one way we recognize that affect and address the resulting needs.

The competition will be conducted through Komen Headquarters located in Dallas, Texas. The Upstate South Carolina Affiliate of the Komen Foundation will select a candidate from among applicants for the scholarship in the above stated service area. For an application, visit www.komen.org/grants . For information, call 864-298-CURE. Application Deadline February 15.

The Upstate South Carolina Affiliate of 
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 
225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Unit C3 
Greenville, SC 29607 
864-298-CURE (298-2873) 
www.upstateraceforthecure.org

Leon Bradley Scholarship Program

This scholarship program is established to encourage more minorities to enter the teaching profession and awards two scholarships every year. $2000 goes to a student in their final year including student teaching. $1000 goes to a student who is a career changer entering the field of education. Students must provide a letter from the Dean of Education or designated representative, a letter of character reference and a transcript separately no later than the April 15th application deadline.

General Criteria:

  • Have an overall 3.0 GPA
  • Be a High School graduate or the equivalent
  • Submit a letter from the Dean of Education that the applicant has attained at least Junior status and met the required grade point average at the time of application for admittance into the teacher education program
  • Be a Minority or person of color in one of the following categories: American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic
  • Applicant must reside in one of the following states or be enrolled in a college or university in one of the following states: Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

American Association of School Personnel Administrators
Leon Bradley Scholarship Program

 

Madison, James Memorial Fellowship

Through a national competition, the Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution. The foundation seeks applicants committed to a career in teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary level.

Visit www.jamesmadison.com or call 1-800-525-6928

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Applicant must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or registered as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution. (Scholarship awards are not available for graduate study.)

All applicants must be:

  • The son/daughter of an active duty or reserve U. S. Marine in good standing, OR
  • The son/daughter of a former U. S. Marine who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge or was killed while serving in the Marine Corps, OR
  • The son/daughter of an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corps, OR
  • The son/daughter of a former U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy.

Applications available online at Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 
or can be requested via e-mail at mcsf@aosi.com . Deadline April 1.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 
P.O. Box 3008 
Princeton, NJ 08543-3008 
Phone: (800) 292-7777 
Fax: (609) 452-2259 
E-Mail: mcsf@marine-scholars.org

The Mary G. Webster Scholarship

The purpose of this award is to provide an annual scholarship to a rising sophomore, junior or senior S.C. resident who is enrolled in a four-year SC college or university and majoring in a business related field. A minimum GPA of 3.0 has been established. The amount of the annual scholarship is set by the Scholarship Committee and is presently $1000. Application deadline is March 9th. Applications are available by contacting: www.scplta.org or the Palmetto Land Title Association at (803) 957-8415.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

The NFB has a large and prestigious scholarship program whose awards are made solely to persons who are legally blind.

Application Deadline is March 31. Applications are available at www.nfb.org .

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship Program

The NIAF awards scholarships and grants to outstanding students for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students:

Category I: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.

Category II: Students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies, or a related field. Students must demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

Scholarships range from $2000 to $5000.

The application is available on the website www.niaf.org . Applications are due by April 30.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Each year, the NSF offers graduate research fellowships in a variety of areas. Deadline for application is in the first week of November, annually. For more information, please visit the NSF website.

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)

Each year, the NPSC offers graduate doctoral fellowships in a variety of science and engineering areas. Deadline for application is November 5th, annually. Females and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Direct questions and requests to: 
National Physical Science Consortium 
University Village, Suite E212 
3375 South Hoover Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Phone: 800-854-NPSC or (213) 821-2409, fax (213) 821-2410 
Email: npschq@npsc.org 
Website: www.npsc.org

National Society of Accountants
  • Undergraduate students
  • "B" Average or better
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, attending a U.S. accredited school

Application Deadline is March 10. 
www.nsacct.org

Native American Scholarship Resources

Each year, we receive questions about scholarship resources for Native Americans. Accordingly, we recommend pursuing searches in the following sites: 

www.bie.edu/ParentsStudents/Grants/index.htm 
www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml 
www.fastweb.com 
See Ford Foundation Scholarship (above) 
www.gmsp.org 
www.absolutelyscholarships.com

Pearce, Jim and Mary Scholarship

Beginning in 1985-86, Easter Seals of South Carolina began offering Jim and Mary Pearce Scholarships from its Endowment Fund. The purpose of these scholarships is to enable deserving students who are disabled (certifiable mobility impairment) to complete their college education and become productive citizens.

Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited two- or four-year institution in South Carolina. Preference will be given to South Carolina residents. Preference will be given to students carrying at least 9 hours and who are making satisfactory academic progress toward graduation. For purposes of these scholarships, disabled students are defined as those having some type of significant and medically certified mobility impairment. A statement from the physician will be required and must be dated within the past year.  Annual scholarships will generally not exceed $1000. Financial need must be demonstrated by completion of the FAFSA.

Applications and additional information are available at:  http://sc.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=SCDR_educationalscholarships 

Ruff, Mary Ella Nursing Scholarship

The Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship program has been established in honor of Mary Ella Ruff, a model Self Regional nurse. The Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship awards scholarships annually to individuals planning to enroll in a certified nursing program in the State of South Carolina or to a practicing nurse who wishes to advance his or her professional skills.

The value of the scholarship is $1,000.00 and the number of scholarships awarded will be determined based on available funding at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

All applications will be accepted through March 31 and the scholarship winners will be announced on May 1.

Click here for an application.

J. E. Sirrine Scholarship Program

The J. E. Sirrine Scholarship Program was established through the generosity of the late Joseph Emory Sirrine. Mr. Sirrine left the bulk of his estate as a perpetual memorial to his father and mother to be used to assist deserving graduates of Greenville County public high schools or Greenville County charter high schools.

Students may apply for a $2,000 Sirrine Scholarship by visiting the Sirrine Scholarship Application website.   

Sirrine Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of four years for undergraduate study at a two- or four-year institution.  Sirrine Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three (3) years, provided the student maintains satisfactory progress toward the completion of his/her program of studies.  Renewals are not automatic; the student must reapply each year. 

If you have any questions about the Sirrine Scholarship Program, please contact (864) 355-3391 or (864) 355-3392.

South Carolina Tax Council

Qualifications:

  • South Carolina Resident.
  • Must be a Student majoring in Accounting or taxation at a South Carolina 2 or 4 year college.
  • Must be either a rising senior at a 4 year college /university or a rising second year student leading to an Associates Degree in Accounting at a 2 year college or technical college.
  • Average GPA no less than 3.0 overall (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Average GPA in accounting no less than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Applications must be received complete with all attachments by May 15 in order to be considered. Scholarships will be awarded in June for the Fall Semester. A check will be mailed to you, payable to your school, before September 1st. Recipients will be invited to attend the June luncheon of the South Carolina Tax Council, which will be held during the Summer Seminar. Amounts of scholarships range from $500 to $1,000. The total amount to be awarded each year is decided by the SCTC Board of Directors and depends upon the number of qualified applicants. Application available at www.sctaxcouncil.org

Stillman-Kelley Award

The National Federation of Music Clubs competition for the Stillman-Kelley Award will be held. The audition is open to pianists or orchestral instrumentalists. The South Carolina winner will receive the Cornelia Freeman Award of $200 and will submit a tape to the National Competition. The National first place award is $1,000; second place is $500 and separate Thelma Byrum award in piano is $300.Entrants must be US citizens and not have reached the 17th birthday be March 1. A fifteen - twenty minute program should be prepared from memory and orchestral instrumentalists must provide their own accompanists.

Applications and repertoire requirements are available 
by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Miss Margaret Beth Williamson 
6408 Oakfield Rd. 
Columbia, SC 29206. 

Applications are due by Feb. 1st.

UNCF Scholarship Programs

Multiple scholarships with different requirements and deadlines. For more information go towww.uncf.org

Ursano, MG James Scholarship

Administered by the Army Emergency Relief

Applicants must be:

  • Dependent children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children of Army soldiers on active duty, retired, or deceased while on active duty or after retirement.
  • Registered in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS).
  • Unmarried for the entire academic year.
  • Under the age of 22 on June 1st after the year for which you are applying.

Applications are available at www.aerhq.org/

Application Deadline March 1.

Walker, Cornelia G. Scholarship for Music

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors only who are planning to major in music at a SC college. This scholarship is for voice or instrumental majors and can be retained for four years.

Contact: Marybeth Shelley at (803) 787-7975

Ward, Lucile Parrish Veterans Award

The Lucile Parrish Ward Veterans Award and is being given by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Available to any veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States and whose service in the military caused a delay in the pursuit of a music career. The amount of the award is $2,000. Those eligible should have a high school diploma or GED. Also, applicant must have been accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in pursuit of an undergraduate degree, Masters Degree or Doctoral degree in the field of music.

Application forms may be downloaded from www.nfmc-music.org

Watson-Brown Foundation

Award: $3000 and $5000 scholarships to SC and GA residents from certain counties

Eligibility: See the website for a list of eligible counties.

Contact: For application procedures and a copy of the application go online to www.watson-brown.org/scholarships .

The deadline for this scholarship is February 15.

Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Since 1989, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity has sponsored the Prize in Ethics Contest. The annual competition is intended to challenge undergraduate juniors and seniors in colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to analyze ethical questions and concerns facing them in today's complex society. All students are encouraged to write thought-provoking, personal essays.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered undergraduate, full-time junior or senior at an accredited college or university in the US or Canada.
  • Essays must be 3000-4000 words, in which students are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues, and identify dilemmas. The essay may take the form of an analysis that is biographical, historical, literary, philosophical, sociological, or theological. Essays may be written in formal or informal voice, but most importantly, and individual voice should be represented within the essay. Essays must be the original, unpublished work of the student and only one essay per student per contest year may be submitted.
  • Students must complete a Contest Entry Form along with their Faculty Sponsor. Any interested professor may act as a Faculty Sponsor and endorse the quality and authenticity of the student's essay.
  • In addition, students must include a letter from the Registrar verifying their full-time enrollment for the Fall semester.

Application forms may be obtained from: www.eliewieselfoundation.org. Application Deadline Feb 12.