This scholarship is for graduating high school African American female seniors from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, May River, and Ridgeland Hardeeville High Schools.
Applicants must attend a 4-year accredited college, university, or post-secondary institution in pursuit of a degree within one year of high school graduation.
Applicants must have at least a 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale in order to qualify for a scholarship award
Applicants are required to submit an Official High School Diploma transcript in a sealed envelope.
Applicants from Ridgeland Hardeeville High School must have a Hardeeville home address.
Submission of 2 typed letters of recommendation on business or school letterhead is required.
A panel interview may occur. You will be notified by phone or mail with the date and time of your interview.
Applicants are required to submit a typed essay. The essay is an important part of the selection process.
**Essay must be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, 250 – 300 words, one-inch margins on all sides with your name typed in the upper right-hand corner of each page.**
You will respond to the following question:
The year 2021 has been an historic year for African American women with the inauguration of Kamala Harris. If you were Vice President of the United States, what changes/programs would you adopt that would impact your community, state and country? And why?
In reviewing the essays, the selection committee will consider the following criteria in choosing winners, so we strongly recommend you have someone proofread your essay before submission:
- Correct use of grammar and punctuation
- Originality and quality of ideas presented
- Overall appearance of the essay