Special Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, Coastal Community Foundation runs a General Scholarship Program, open to all high school seniors in the Tri-County area.
We also offer additional scholarships through our Special Scholarship Program. These awards are targeted towards specific individuals – usually someone studying a specific subject, with a certain background or non-traditional students.
We encourage you to check out the scholarships below to see if you or anyone you know may qualify to apply. For more information about applications and deadlines for each scholarship, please contact Caroline Mullis at caroline@coastalcommunityfoundation.org.
Charleston First Responders Scholarship: Established by donors to honor all first responders who put their lives at risk to protect the lives and property of the people of our community, applications are accepted from first responders (or their children, step-children, spouse or other living dependent) who have served for at least one year with a fire, police or EMS unit based in and serving Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County. “First responder” includes men or women who currently serve (for at least one year) or have retired from service as a volunteer or professional member of a police department, fire department or EMS unit based in and serving the Tri-County, or men or women who have lost their lives in the line of duty as a volunteer or professional with a fire, police or EMS unit based in and serving the Tri-County. Scholarships are awarded to college-bound or in-college students and are based on character & personality, involvement in extra-curricular and community activities, financial need, academics, aspirations; and ability to overcome obstacles.
Faith Jefferson Hohloch Nursing Scholarship: The Faith Jefferson Hohloch Scholarship Endowment was created with Coastal Community Foundation of SC in 1999 by the late Dr. Hohloch to provide scholarships to promising students studying for a degree in Nursing.  The scholarship is available to students who have been accepted or enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year US-based institution of higher education. Applicants must have legal residence in the 9-county service area of Coastal Community Foundation, be in need of financial aid to some degree, as determined by information provided on the scholarship application, and have firm plans to obtain a baccalaureate or higher degree in Nursing.
Porgy & Bess Music Scholarship: The Porgy & Bess Music Scholarship was established by the Board of Directors of the Catfish Row Company with proceeds from Charleston productions of Porgy & Bess. Awards are made for one year to African-American students majoring in music. Students bound for or in college may apply from year to year. Eligibility is restricted to students whose home address is in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County, SC.
Thaddeus John Bell Scholarship: The Thaddeus John Bell Scholarship Endowment was created with Coastal Community Foundation of SC in 2006 to honor the decades of medical services and civic contributions provided by Dr. Bell both to the minority community and to the majority community, primarily in the greater Charleston area, and also throughout the state of South Carolina and the nation. The scholarship is available to students who have been accepted or enrolled in any of the colleges and any of the degree programs at Medical University of South Carolina and who have completed at least one semester of studies at one of MUSC’s colleges, are legal residents of the state of South Carolina, are minority students of African or African-American descent, and are in need of financial aid to some degree, The Endowment especially hopes to receive applications from students who plan to serve underprivileged SC citizens or geographic areas of SC that are underserved by medical professionals.
William and Prudence Finn Scholarship: Mr. Finn retired in 2008 as Chairman and CEO of AstenJohnson, and he remains Chairman of the Board. The Finns created this scholarship endowment in thanks to AstenJohnson employees who have enriched the Finns’ lives in multiple ways. The William and Prudence Finn Scholarship Endowment provides scholarship support for graduating high school seniors who are children or step-children of AstenJohnson employees (employed with AstenJohnson at least five years), to help pay fees for 2-year or 4-year colleges located in the U.S.A.  Scholarships are awarded to college-bound students and are based on financial need, involvement in extra-curricular and community activities, character & personality, academics, personal aspirations, and ability to overcome obstacles.
Don Rossi Scholarship: The Don Rossi Scholarship Fund was created in 1993 by the National Golf Course Owners’ Association, based here in Charleston. This scholarship is available to rising juniors or seniors who are majoring in Sports Administration, Golf Enterprise Management or Sports Management, and who intend to pursue a career in a golf-related field.  Applications are accepted from students attending colleges and universities nationwide.

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