James F. Byrnes Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$13,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

James F. Byrnes Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, eight awards were offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a resident of South Carolina.
  2. Must have lost one or both parents by death.
  3. Must be a high school senior at time of application and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university as a freshman. The award cannot be used at technical schools nor for associate's degrees.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.

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

Description: This award is for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of South Carolina. The student must have lost one or both parents by death, and must have financial need and a satisfactory scholastic record.

Application requirements for the James F. Byrnes Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Photograph
  • Autobiography
  • Official Transcript
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Interview
Additional Information: All applicants must have financial need and a satisfactory scholastic record. The James F. Byrnes Foundation also feels that it is important that excellence in character, ability, and enterprise be shown by applicants to indicate that the individual will make worthwhile contributions to society. Please note: If selected as a semifinalist, applicants must be available to attend an interview scheduled for dates TBA in Columbia, South Carolina. Byrnes Scholars are responsible for participating in three activities per year. The Byrnes Scholars Luncheon is held on the second Saturday of June each year in Columbia, South Carolina. The Byrnes Scholars Super Weekend is normally held on the third weekend in March in Garden City Beach, South Carolina. The Byrnes Scholars Fall Dinners are held in October each year, and are hosted by alumni in various cities throughout South Carolina.

Award Amount: $3,250 annually, renewable for up to three additional years. Yearly scholarship renewal is contingent upon the recipient's maintenance of satisfactory academic standing, participation in Byrnes Scholar activities, and a continual need for financial assistance.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $13,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Applications are available online at the James F. Byrnes Foundation website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following materials in the order listed: a photograph (attached with glue or tape and trimmed to fit the provided space); an official transcript which includes class rank, number of students in his/her class, and grade point average as of the end of the fall semester (guidance counselor may provide information on school letterhead if not included on transcript); copy of ACT/SAT scores, if not included on transcript; a brief autobiography of no more than three typed pages; and two letters of support (must be no more than one page, front only). Information cannot be printed on the back of pages. Class schedules and/or school profiles should not be included in the application packet. Papers may not be stapled, paper clipped, or folded. All application materials must be mailed in one large envelope to the address provided. Applications will not be considered if returned before Jan. 2, 2020. Applications must be postmarked on or before Feb. 1, 2020.
Contact: Kenya White
Address: P.O. Box 6781 Columbia, South Carolina 29260-6781

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