Scholarship Application and Selection Process Information

Purpose of Scholarship Program:

The purpose of this scholarship program is to reward academic achievement of individuals with sickle cell disease and to promote pursuit of their educational goals.

Number of Awards, Amount, and Duration:

The number of scholarships given in any year will depend on the amount in the Scholarship Fund and the number of quality applicants. Each applicant chosen will receive a total of $1,000 per academic year. The award will be disbursed in $500 increments per semester (Fall and Spring) based on academic status. Scholarship recipients may reapply annually, along with new applicants, but are not guaranteed any recurring funding. Awards will be given based on the competitiveness of each year’s applicant class.

Who Qualifies: High school seniors or current college students with sickle cell disease who have been accepted to or are currently attending a 2-year or 4-year colleges are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Individuals with sickle cell trait are not eligible. Applicants must provide proof of illness, as well as proof of U. S. citizenship.

Qualification/Selection Factors:

  • Grade Point Average

  • General Academic Achievement and Purpose

  • SAT/ACT score(s)

  • Leadership and community service

  • Quality of essay

  • Severity of academic challenges/obstacles posed by sickle cell disease

Students living in the following counties of South Carolina:

Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Newberry, Richland, Sumter.

Student must remain in “good standing” by definition of college or university. Official college transcripts are required each semester prior to disbursement of award. One semester of academic probation forfeits disbursement; two consecutive semesters of academic probation forfeits the scholarship.

  1. June 29, 2019 - Deadline for applications

  2. July 20, 2019 - Scholarship Awarded

Read 2019 Scholarship Application Overview & Purpose for complete details.