Outside Scholarships


Outside scholarships are given to students by organizations not necessarily affiliated with Charleston Southern University.

Outside Scholarship Websites


Charleston Southern University Scholarships

Account Control Technology Foundation Second-Year Scholarship 

The Second-Year Scholarship Program is students who will enroll as second-year students (sophomores) in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the fall. Total of (25) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students nationwide. The deadline to apply is mid-March.


Gallagher Charitable International MK II Funded Scholarships

Sponsored by Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services, TravelwithGallagher.com, Five $1,000. Scholarships are awarded Annually for use during an Academic School year.   

Eligibility/Applicant must be:

  • Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate school program at an accredited Christian College/University located in the USA
  • Must be a legal dependent of a missionary family associated with a member organization of The Missio Nexus


AES Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible, the student needs to answer one of the essay question. We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.  Amount of award: $500.  Deadline is early October of every year.


ASCO Numatics Engineering College Scholarship 

ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies.  Scholarship recipients may be eligible for an ASCO Numatics internship. The deadline to apply is April.


AT&T $1,000 Scholarship

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William C. Horldt Scholarship

The Charleston Baptist Association Woman's Missionary Union offers the William C. Horldt shcolarship in the amount of $2,000 ($1,000) to a worthy student attending Charleston Southern University.


Baptist Foundation of South Carolina Trustee Scholarship

Christian vocation majors only. Information on where to send the application as well as requirements/guidelines for this scholarship opportunity are printed on the actual application. Deadline is April 30 of each year.


CampusRN Scholarship Program Campus RN

CampusRN has launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with the creation of the CampusRN state edition network. This nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites.

CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region. The deadline for applications is May 1 of each year.


The CG Fuller Foundation Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be a resident of S.C. , an incoming freshman, demonstrate financial need, academic achievement & leadership qualities. Applicant must score at least an 1100 on SAT (reading and math) or 24 on ACT (composite). The family's adjusted gross income must be $60,000 or less.  Deadline to submit the application is April 1st of each year.


Christian Community Credit Union Scholarship

Christian Community Credit Union offers “Scholarships for Success” to its members attending College, a University, or Seminary. Eligible students must be full-time undergraduates enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester or graduate students enrolled in six or more hours per semester. The maximum scholarship is $4,000 for Undergraduate students; $2,000 for Graduate students. Application for membership and scholarship can be submitted at the same time. Applications must be submitted by the end of March.


Christian Vocational Scholarship (CRVS Scholarship)

This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled full-time in a South Carolina college/university, committed to a church related vocation and be an active resident member of a SC Southern Baptist Church for 9 months. The student must agree to participate in a ministry-related practical experience of at least 3 hours per week under a designated supervisor. The applicant must be classified as a full-time student and have above a 2.0 GPA.

The applicant will be expected to attend a personal interview session. Deadline date is March.


The Ty Cobb Scholarship Program

Scholarship aid for needy and deserving youth of Georgia who have completed at least one year in an accredited institution of higher learning. For information, write:

Ty Cobb Educational Foundation

P.O. Box 725

Forest Park, GA 30051


Employer Scholarship Program

Many companies have scholarship programs for their employees and/or their dependents. Students and parents should check with the personnel office of their company to see if such benefits are available.

Exchange Club Scholarship

The Exchange Club of Charleston offers a community-based scholarship every year to students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate need, live in the tri-county area, have completed their freshman year of college and have a recent history of involvement in community service. The scholarship is awarded every November. For details please contact the Financial Aid Office at 843-863-7050.


Gavalas Kolanko Foundation

The Gavalas Kolanko Foundation (GKF) is proud to award scholarships to students with physical impairments (sight, hearing, movement) at the College of Charleston and Charleston Southern University . The scholarship can be renewed for up to a total of four years. A full application is required the first application year. Each of the following years a current transcript is required by the application deadline. The scholarship is not automatically renewed each year, a transcript must be provided for the board to review.


Goedeker's College Book Scholarship

Win $500 for books! Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important. Include some personal insight into your background and your philosophy about learning.  Deadline is July 31,2015.


Goedeker's College Public Service College Books Scholarship

Win $500 for books! Write an essay about why you personally deserve to be a scholarship recipient.  Include some personal insight into your background and area of need. Deadline is July 31,2015.


Dick Horne Foundation

Bridge Program students from the Orangeburg area who demonstrate academic achievement and have financial need are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications are available from:

Dick Horne Foundation

P.O. Box 306

Orangeburg, SC 29116-0306

Jane Edna Hunter Scholarship

The Jane Edna Hunter Scholarship was established to provide need based financial assistance for full time undergraduate women under the age of 30, who are residents of Ohio or South Carolina.  The Scholarship committee will not consider applications not completed in their entirety and/or received after the deadline. Applications must be sent to:

Jane E. Hunter Scholarship

c/0 Key NonProfit Services

127 Public Square OH-01-27-1805

Cleveland, OH 44114-1306

For questions, please contact keybank_scholarships@keybank.com

Alice Hutto Memorial Scholarship

The Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Department of South Carolina is providing a $1,000 scholarship to a nursing student attending an accredited university.  To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed first their first semester of nursing.  Deadline for this scholarship is April 15, 2015.


Joye Scholarship Program

The Joye Law Firm is offering six $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in South Carolina who plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning for the upcoming semester. Deadline date is mid-April of each year. For more information visit JoyeLawFirm.com.

Military Education Scholarships

Applicants must be one of the following:

  • Current and prospective ROTC program students
  • Active duty Military personnel with plans to attend college
  • Honorably Discharged Veterans of the U.S. Military
  • Sons and daughters of Veterans or active duty Military


MK School Allowance, Post Secondary (formerly the Margaret Fund)

Dependents of Southern Baptist Foreign Missionaries are eligible to receive assistance through the MK-SAPS. Applications are available from:

International Mission Board

Southern Baptist Convention

3806 Monument Avenue

Richmond, VA 23230

The J. E. Sirrine Scholarship Program

The J.E. Sirrine Scholarship was established in 1973 and provides scholarship assistance to high school seniors of the 14 Greenville County high schools in Greenville, South Carolina, who have met the academic and financial need criteria as set forth in the Sirrine guidelines.

A high school graduate may also apply for the Sirrine Scholarship up to three years after the date of graduation. The value of the scholarship ranges from $200 to $2,000, depending on the financial need, and may be used for an undergraduate degree program at any accredited four-year college, two-year college, technical or vocational school anywhere in the United States. The scholarships are renewable.

Checks in the amount of the scholarship award are payable directly to the designated college and sent to the financial aid office of that institution. The application and a copy of the Student Aid Report must be postmarked no later than April 15th of each year and sent to:

The J.E. Sirrine Scholarship Program

Greenville County Schools

200 Waddell Road

Taylors, SC 29687-2529

Phone: 864-355-3391 or 355-3392

S.C. Association of CPAs (SCACPA) Educational Fund

The Educational Fund is offering scholarships that range from $500 to $2,500 for the 2015-16 academic year.  Eligible students must be a South Carolina resident, full-time student, rising junior or senior majoring in accounting (or Master’s Degree student) at a South Carolina college or university and have a minimum 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is June 1.


South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting their fourth annual competition awarding three (3) scholarships totaling $7,500. For more information, please email scholarship@scfederal.org. The deadline to apply is March 14.


State Farm/Big South Scholarship

The Big South Conference and State Farm are offering a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  The student must be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor's degree program at a Big South Conference institution and not be a relative of a current State Farm or Big South employees.  Deadline is April 10,2015.


The Strom Thurmond Foundation Scholarship

Students from South Carolina who have a good academic records and financial need are eligible to apply. New applications must be received by March 1st. Recipients are chosen in July of each year

Applications are also available from:

Strom Thurmond Foundation

P.O. Box 50214

Columbia, South Carolina 29250


Summerville Medical Center/ Berlin G. Myers Scholarship

There will be (5) scholarships totaling $5,000 for high school seniors who have permanent residence in the tri-county area. These scholarships will be awarded to students who will be enrolling or who have a declared major in a medical-related profession. Preference will be given to qualified Dorchester County high school seniors.


Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship Program

Sunbelt Rentals in partnership with the Big South Conference established this scholarship for eligible CSU Students and selected non-CSU students attending other accredited Christian Colleges and Universities within the Big South Conference. Two (2) scholarships will be awarded each year at a value of at least $2,000 each. The application, requirements/guidelines for this scholarship opportunity will be available every September.


US Dish Scholarship

US Dish offers a $1000 entertainment blogging scholarship opportunity twice a year. Applicants are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness, and insight; along with how well they promoted their post. 


Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship

Watson-Brown Foundation provides need and merit-based scholarships to select South Carolina and Georgia students attending accredited four-year colleges and universities.



Mary G. Webster Scholarship Fund of the Palmetto Land Title Association


The Palmetto Land Title Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior. Eligible students must be a South Carolina resident, enrolled in a four-year South Carolina university or college, and majoring in a business related field. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 15.



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