Furman University Charles H. Townes Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$140,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 15

Saturday
Awarded By:

Furman University

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 10 awards offered annually.
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 $140,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

To apply for this scholarship, the student must have applied for admission to Furman University and must also submit the 'Merit Scholarships Application', available online on the Furman University website. Admissions application information is available on the Furman University website by clicking on the 'Apply' link. As part of the scholarship application, the student must submit four short essays, two of 500 words or less, one of 400 words or less, and one of 300 words or less. Topics are listed on the scholarship application. In addition to the scholarship application, the student must request that a letter of recommendation be sent to the selection committee from a community leader (someone from outside his/her high school). All scholarship application materials are due by February 15 for full scholarship consideration.
Contact: Elizabeth 'Libby' Weith
Address: 3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, South Carolina 29613

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