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Most of our scholarship awards run through the CCF General Scholarship program. By completing the General Scholarship application, students are automatically considered for dozens of CCF awards.

Certain scholarship awards require individualized applications. Read below for full criteria to apply for different scholarships at CCF and links to scholarship applications. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

Have any questions? Contact Caroline Mullis at (843) 793-6120 or [email protected].

About Smarter Select

Applications must be completed online via the web-based program, SmarterSelect, accessible through the links below. Please use the “preview” feature to review the instructions and entire application prior to creating an account. Applicants will then be prompted to create an online account and will be able to login to complete their application as many times as they need to until the deadline.

CCF General Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 17, 2017

CCF’s General Scholarship Program is open annually to students who permanently reside in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester Counties. Awards generally range from $500-2,000. By submitting one application, students are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible – a full list of scholarship offerings is available here.

Follow this link to apply for the General Scholarship Program.

College students are only eligible to apply for the General Scholarship Program if they received an award from the program for the 2016-17 academic year.

Follow this link to apply as a returning general scholarship recipient

CCF Specialized Scholarships

Deadline: April 7, 2017

Specialized Scholarships are targeted towards specific individuals – usually someone studying a specific subject, with a certain background or non-traditional students. Download this PDF for a full list of Specialized Scholarship offerings, and email Caroline Mullis for link to the applications.

Reverend Pinckney Scholars

Deadline: March 17, 2017

Through the generosity of anonymous donors, Coastal Community Foundation established the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program in 2016 to promote access to higher education for African American students. Applications are open to African American high school seniors whose permanent residence is in Beaufort, Charleston or Jasper Counties and are planning to attend a 2 or 4-year college in Fall 2017.

It is anticipated that up to 10 students will be selected this year to receive a scholarship of up to $10,000 per year for up to four years, which will be renewable as long as certain criteria are met. In addition to monetary support, scholars will receive pre-college training and assistance, contact and support from program staff each school year and invitations to workshops and events during each student’s tenure as a Reverend Pinckney Scholars.

The Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program accepts a separate application from the General Scholarship Program. Students applying to the General Scholarship Program wishing to be considered for the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program must complete both applications.

Follow this link to apply for the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program.

Rufus C. Barkley Jr. Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: March 17, 2017

Created in honor of Mr. Rufus C. Barkley, Jr. before his passing in 2001, the scholarship is awarded to one applicant annually with a strong academic record, a history of community service, and demonstrated vision, integrity, ethics, leadership and generosity.

The scholarship is renewable for all four years of college, providing $40,000 in total. One awardee is selected annually. Finalists are selected from the CCF General Scholarship applicant pool, so to be considered, please submit an application to the General Scholarship Program.