Furman University Charles H. Townes Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$40,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 15, 2021

Monday
Awarded By:

Furman University

Number of Awards & Eligibility: varies
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a high school senior at time of application.
  4. Must plan to attend Furman University in South Carolina.
  5. Must be a resident of a state outside of South Carolina.
  6. Must demonstrate high academic achievement.
  7. Must demonstrate a strong commitment to civic leadership and community service.
  8. Must attend a university in South Carolina.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who reside outside of South Carolina and plan to attend Furman University. Students must demonstrate high academic achievement and a strong commitment to civic leadership and community service.

Application requirements for the Furman University Charles H. Townes Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essays (4)
  • Recommendation letter
  • Admissions application
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: The scholarship committee will consider the following factors in awarding scholarships: outstanding academic performance in high school; intellectual curiosity; potential for success at Furman; school and community involvement; leadership skills; recommendation from a community leader. The scholarship committee identifies finalists, and extends invitations for interviews in late March. Students will be notified by mail.

Award Amount: $35,000 annually, renewable for up to three years if the student maintains a grade point average of 2.7 or higher. The award also includes a study abroad scholarship of $2,000, a $3,000 stipend for a summer internship or research experience, and the opportunity to participate in Public Leadership Seminars.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $40,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 15, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 15, 2021

Submit by the deadline.
Contact: Elizabeth 'Libby' Weith
Address: 3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, South Carolina 29613

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