Established upon the passing of James and Mary Bern Decker, this fund is focused on higher education scholarships for students residing in Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester counties.

Average award: $700

Criteria for eligibility

  • Applicants must be from Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County.

Application process and schedule

  • Applications can be completed online beginning mid-January. Each applicant will only complete one application and the online system will automatically pair you with scholarships for which you are eligible. The deadline for all applications to be submitted, including letters of recommendation, is mid-March. All applicants will be contacted regarding their application status by early July.  Specific deadlines can be found on our scholarship portal each year, which can be accessed through the “Apply” button on our Scholarships for Current High School Seniors page.