Scholarships

Scholarship Application

A large number of scholarships ranging in awards from $500 to $2500 are offered to SCC students by businesses, civic organizations, service clubs, individual donors, and the state of North Carolina. They are awarded to students who have demonstrated above-average academic ability. All scholarships require at least a 3.0 GPA, with a few expectations. Applicants must maintain full-time student status (12 or more credits) at SCC each semester if awarded a scholarship.

In most cases, when scholarships are awarded, financial need is secondary to academic achievement. Some scholarships are especially for students in designated programs or from specified high schools. All scholarship amounts are based on funds available each year, and some amounts vary from year to year. A scholarship application is required. Interested persons should contact the Financial Aid Office for details.

Ambassador Leadership Program Scholarship.  This scholarship was established by the members of the Ambassador Leadership Program to aid a student needing funds for emergency educational needs.

Arby's of Whiteville Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship was established by Kevin Maher, owner of Arby's in Whiteville and Mullins, SC. The student must be a graduate of Whiteville High School with a 3.0 GPA.

Audrey Kay Canady Art and Music Scholarship. This scholarship, funded by an endowment established by Kay S. Canady, is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Art or Music program. Recipients must be a Columbus County resident. Preference is given to graduates of South Columbus High School. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Ashley Poovey Memorial Scholarship. This $500 scholarship in memory of Ashley Poovey is awarded to graduates of Whiteville High School who choose to pursue a career in pharmacy technology or pre-pharmacy. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Barefoot Memorial Scholarship. The Dr. W. F. and Lilma Barefoot Memorial Scholarship is funded from the estate of Dr. Barefoot. The recipients of the $1500 scholarship must have a 2.0 GPA, have been a resident of Columbus County for more than four years, and have graduated from a Columbus County high school. They must maintain full-time status.

Baseball Scholarship. These scholarships may be offered to students who are selected to play on the men's baseball team. The maximum award covers the cost of tuition per term.

Bill Hooks Trust. The scholarship is funded from the endowment established by the Bill Hooks Family in memory of Mr. William H. Hooks. Recipients must have earned a 2.0 GPA in previous educational work and maintain that average to retain the scholarship.

Carl Meares, Sr. Scholarship. An endowment was established through a bequest from Carl Meares, Sr., to provide scholarships to students who maintain academic progress.

Cartrette Family Scholarship. An endowment was established by the James Allen Cartrette family to provide scholarships to students who maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Casey/Briley Nursing Scholarship. Gifts to the Foundation from the families of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Casey and Dr. and Mrs. Brantley Briley have funded this endowed scholarship. Dr. Brantley Briley is a former SCC President. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has been accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing Program at SCC.

Chadbourn High School Class of 1957 Scholarship.  Established by the late George Edwards, a CHS alumni, this scholarship is awarded to a SCC student with financial need.

Chadbourn Presbyterian Church Nursing Scholarship.  This $1000 scholarship, funded annually by the members of the church, is designated for a student accpeted into either the ADN or LPN programs at SCC and who is a resident of Columbus County.

Clare R. Bailey Professional Development Grant Fund.  An endowment was established by Myrtle Edna Lasley and her late husband, James B. Lasley, in the name of the Clare R. Bailey Family Endowment.  The objective of the endowment is the enhancement of the quality of education at Southeastern Community College by encouraging professional development of its faculty members.  Clare R. Bailey Professional Development Grants will be distributed annually to provide selected faculty members additional opportunities for professional growth.

Clyde W. Morris Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship was established in memory of Clyde W. Morris by his sister, Hilda Morris Small and her husband Billy Small.  Recipients must be enrolled in the Agricultural Biotechnology Program at SCC.

Columbus County Farm Bureau. One $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of each of the following high schools: East Columbus, South Columbus, West Columbus, and Whiteville. Recipients must be enrolled full time, have at least a 2.5 GPA, be a member or the child of a member of the Columbus County Farm Bureau, and submit proof of Columbus County Farm Bureau membership.

Columbus County Youth and Families Association, Inc. Scholarship. This non-profit, Christian-based organization funds this scholarship. It is awarded to a senior graduating from a public or private high school in Columbus County.

Columbus-Whiteville Retired School Personnel Scholarship. This scholarship is funded with gifts from the members of the Columbus-Whiteville Retired School Personnel organization. Recipients must have earned a 2.5 GPA in previous educational work and be enrolled in the pre-teaching, early childhood, or college transfer curriculum with specific plans for teaching.

Comstock Scholarships. These scholarships, made available through the James A. Comstock Memorial Trust, are for students planning to complete a two-year engineering degree.

Daniel Otto and Flossie White Hinson Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was funded by a gift from Frederick and Joann Hinson. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in either a nursing, business or pre-teaching program at SCC. The recipient must be a graduate of a Columbus County High School and have a 3.0 GPA in previous academic endeavors.

Danny and Stevie Peyton Scholarship. This scholarship, in memory of Danny and Stevie Peyton, is awarded to a Columbus County resident who is a single parent or a child of a single parent. Applicants must submit an essay and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Dennis Grainger Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship, in memory of Dennis Grainger, is funded by Carolyn Grainger and awarded to a full time student enrolled in the business program. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Dr. Hillary M. Hawks Pharmacy Technology Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the Pharmacy Technician Program. The student must have achieved a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is given by Walgreen's Pharmacist, Dr. Hillary M. Hawks, originally of Whiteville.

Dr. John F. Munroe Medical Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Dr. John D. Hodgson and Dr. David A. Martin, Jr., owners of Southeast Diagnostics, and is awarded to a student enrolled full time in the nursing program. The recipient must be a Columbus County resident and be the child of a practicing nurse. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Dr. Stephen C. Scott Scholarship. This scholarship is in honor of former SCC President Dr. Stephen C. Scott. Recipients must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be Columbus County residents.

Dr. Paula H. Stanley Achievement Scholarship. This scholarship is funded annually by the family of Dr. Stanley. An award of $500 will be given each spring to a graduate of Whiteville High School. A 3.0 GPA is required.

Eleen Williams Nursing Scholarship. This nursing scholarship was established by Johnny R. Williams in memory of his mother, Eleen Williams, a practicing nurse for 43 years in Columbus County. The scholarship is awarded to a recipient for two consecutive years. The recipient must be a resident of Columbus County, be accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing program at the time of award and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Esther and Wilbur Smith Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship was established by family and friends of Esther and Wilbur Smith to provide financial assistance to a full time nursing student.

Evelyn & Georgia Floyd Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is funded from the estates of sisters Evelyn and Georgia Floyd. Recipients must have earned a 3.0 GPA and be an education major at SCC.

Evelyn Walker Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by an endowment established by Harold Walker in memory of his mother. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA. The scholarship is renewable for one year.

Garrell-Yam City-Time Saver Scholarship. In the awarding of this scholarship, preference is given to employees or their dependents of Yam City Oil Co. and Time Saver Stores. Recipients must be graduates of a Columbus County high school, preferably South Columbus. Recipients should be majoring in business.

Golden Leaf Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to assist current high school seniors, current North Carolina community college students and students currently enrolled at public North Carolina four-year universities. Recipients must be a permanent resident of a qualifying rural county that is economically distressed (Tier I, II or III) and/or tobacco dependent. Priority for scholarships will be given to students from families adversely affected by the decline of the tobacco industry.

Hannah Grace DeMoss Scholarship. This scholarship will be funded with an annual gift from Jeffrey and Donna DeMoss and family members. The recipient must be pursuing a therapy-related career such as music, physical, speech or occupational therapy or special education. A 3.2 GPA is required.

Helen A. Hilton Honorary Scholarship. This scholarship will be funded with the income from an endowment established by her son, Richard Bryant, Jr. of Fayetteville. The award will be made to a female student with a 3.5 GPA.

Helen Dasher High Music Scholarship. This scholarship will be funded with the income from an endowment established by Sarah Helen High Clagett, Robert O. High, Jr., Williams Dasher High and Walter Bankston High. Recipients must have earned a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled as a full-time student in the music program at SCC, be a Columbus County resident, and be a graduate of a public or Christian school in Columbus County.

Horry J. Watts Scholarship. This $500 scholarship was established in memory of Horry J. Watts. Recipients must be graduates of a public high school in Columbus County, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled full time in a degree or certificate program.

Hoskins General Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a trust set up by Dr. and Mrs. William H. Hoskins to assist students in any degree program.

Hoskins Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a trust set up by Dr. and Mrs. William H. Hoskins to assist students in any nursing curriculum (except continuing education).

Jennifer L. Stocks Scholarship. This $500 scholarship in memory of Jennifer L. Stocks is awarded to students who are female residents of Columbus County and who have earned a 2.0 GPA.

Jesse Roland Barker Criminal Justice Scholarship.  This $1000 scholarship, funded by Kelly Barker Horne, is to be awarded annually to a student in the Criminal Justice Technology Program.  A 2.5 GPA is required.

J. M. Council, Sr. Scholarships. Three $200 scholarships are awarded annually based on merit. Recipients must be enrolled full time in an SCC degree-granting program and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Jonathan O'Neill Cribb Scholarship. The Jonathan O'Neill Cribb Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the son of Larry and Patricia Cribb. Jonathan was a graduate of Whiteville High School and a freshman at Southeastern Community College, majoring in communication and journalism. His character was admired by all who knew him. In his memory, this scholarship is awarded annually to aspiring high school seniors pursuing higher education at SCC. The Cribb family select the recipient with the average annual award being $1000.

Jones Store Scholarship. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship aid to Southeastern Community College students from high schools in the surrounding area. The Jones Store Fund was established with gifts from Jones Stores. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full time in a degree or diploma program.

Joseph T. Wyche Scholarship. In memory of Dr. Wyche, this scholarship is awarded to Columbus County residents.

Judy V. Smith Nursing Scholarship. This $600 scholarship in memory of Judy V. Smith, a long-time employee of SCC, is awarded to associate-degree nursing students who have earned and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Kathy Todd Book Fund. This scholarship was established by friends and family of former SCC employee Kathy Todd and provides financial assistance for textbook purchases. Recipients must be a Columbus County resident, be enrolled in the Computer Information Technology or Office Systems Technology programs, and must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Koonce Memorial Scholarship. The John and Harriett Koonce Memorial Scholarship provides an annual scholarship to students in any degree program.

Leatherbury Scholarship. In memory of Edward P. Leatherbury, III, this scholarship assists full- and part- time students with the cost of tuition, fees, and books, up to a maximum of $300. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Lewis A. Sikes Foundation Forestry Scholarship. This $1500 scholarship award is made to a student who is a resident of Columbus County, NC, or Horry County, SC. Recipients must have completed two semesters as a full-time Forest Management Technology student at SCC and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Lisa Claire Elvington Memorial Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship, in memory of Lisa Clair Elvington, will be awarded to a female graduate of West Columbus High School with at 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is funded by Brice and Carolyn Elvington of Fair Bluff.

Lloyd and Beth W. Batten Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is funded from the estate of Lloyd Batten. The recipients must be a resident of Columbus County and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Long Scholarship. The Charles R. Long Scholarship was established to provide an annual scholarship to students in a business curriculum (emphasis on accounting) or in music or another liberal arts program. Recipients must demonstrate leadership potential and citizenship.

Lowe Memorial Scholarship. The Aileen Garrell and Lester Vincent Lowe Memorial Scholarship was established to provide an annual scholarship to students who enroll in a curriculum program and are residents of southeastern North Carolina.

Mack Canady, Jr., Agricultural Biotechnology Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship, funded by an endowment established by Kay S. Canady, is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Agricultural Biotechnology program. Recipients must be Columbus County residents and preference is given to graduates of South Columbus High School. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Marjorie Tyndall Upward Bound Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students who have been enrolled in SCC’s Upward Bound Program for at least two years and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicants must complete a special application and submit two letters of reference and a high school transcript to the Upward Bound staff.

Mary Jane Donayre Scholarship. This annual scholarship, funded by Dr. Luis Donayre in honor of his wife, Mary Jane "Sue" Donayre, will be awarded to a student who is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Whiteville.

Mary T. Meares Memorial Scholarship.  The family of Mary Meares established this scholarship to be awarded from her estate to a student accepted into an Allied Health program at SCC.  The recipient must be a member of Hinson's Crossroads Baptist Church.

Medical Laboratory Technology Scholarship. This tuition scholarship provides funds to sophomore students while enrolled in the clinical portion of the MLT program. Recipients must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.

M.I.K.E. Scholarship. The M.I.K.E. Scholarship Award was established by Congressman Mike McIntyre to further his commitment to supporting the youth of Southeastern North Carolina in their endeavors toward higher education. The Scholarship Award is designed to honor graduating high school seniors who have excelled in four distinct areas that are represented in the award's title. Students must demonstrate moral force of character, inspired leadership, knowledge and superior academic performance, and exemplary citizenship. The recipient of the award must be a resident of the Seventh Congressional District of North Carolina (as of August 31 of the year preceding his or her graduation from high school). The scholarship is awarded every 4 years, as it rotates among the community colleges in the seventh district.

Norris Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of long-time SCC Registrar, Roland C. Norris. Recipients must be enrolled full time in a degree program and be a North Carolina resident.

Norma Sidbury Stroscio Excellence in Nursing Scholarship.  Mrs. Stroscio was noted for the dedication she brought to her career as a nurse.  She mentored many nursing students.  Her daughter, Gail Stroscio Jones, her son Michael A. Stroscio and an anonymous donor funded this scholarship in her memory.  The recipient must be accepted into either the ADN or LPN program at SCC and have a 3.0 GPA.

Norman and Emily Peal Scholarship. This scholarship is funded from the estate of Emily Memory Peal and is awarded to a graduate of Whiteville High School or West Columbus High School.

Ora G. Watts Scholarship. This $500 scholarship, named in memory of Mrs. Ora G. Watts, was established to assist graduates of Columbus County's public high schools in their pursuit of a college education. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full time.

Platt Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by the family and friends of the late Natalie Padrick Platt, a graduate of SCC’s nursing program. The recipient must be a resident of Columbus County, be a first year student in the associate degree nursing program and maintain a 2.7 GPA.

Prince Memorial Scholarship. The Sarah Wooten Prince Memorial Scholarship provides scholarships to students who are graduates of Clarkton, West Bladen, East Columbus or West Columbus High Schools. A 2.0 GPA is required.

Ray Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Royce Ray established this scholarship for students enrolled in either the associate degree music or nursing program. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Richard F. Burkhardt Memorial Music Scholarship. This scholarship is funded from a trust initiated by the late Richard F. Burkhardt, long-time music instructor at SCC. Recipients must have earned and maintained a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled full time in the music program at SCC.

Rhone Sasser Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Honorary Scholarship. This scholarship was named in honor of Mr. Sasser by the BCBSNC Board of Trustees for his 22 years of service on that board. The recipient must be enrolled in an allied health curriculum at SCC.

Samuel G. Koonce, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.  Mr. Koonce was a founding father of SCC.  He served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1964-2003, serving as chair for 11 of those years.  He helped to establish the SCC Foundation and ensured its success.  Family and friends of Mr. Koonce have chosen to honor his memory by endowing this scholarship in his name.  Financial need and a 2.0 GPA are required.

Sam T. Gore Family Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by the Sam T. Gore family to provide scholarships to recipients who have earned a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate potential for future achievement.

Softball Scholarships. These scholarships may be offered to students who are selected to play on the women’s softball team. Recipients must enroll full time

Sol and Miriam Mann Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship honors longtime college supporters, Sol and Miriam Mann, and was established by a gift from the Mann estate. Recipients must be Columbus County residents and preference is given to graduates of Whiteville High School. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Soles Living Endowment Scholarship. The Myrtle N. and Robert C. Soles Living Endowment Scholarship Trust was established to provide financial assistance to worthy men and women of Columbus County who are enrolled in curriculum programs at SCC.

Spc. McKenzie Fisher Callihan Memorial Scholarship. This $500 scholarship is funded by the family of the late Spc. Callihan. Preference is given to applicants with valid military service. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

State Employees Credit Union Foundation Scholarship. Each community college in North Carolina offers two $2500 scholarships annually. Recipients must be a U.S. citizen, a N.C. resident, and a graduate of a N.C. high school. Recipients must have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA and cannot be a Director, employee, or family member of an employee or Director of the State Employees’ Credit Union or the SECU Foundation. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicating an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $3601 and $5000.

Student Government Association President's Scholarship. A tuition scholarship is awarded to the SGA President for the fall and spring semesters of his/her term in office.each semester. The maximum award covers the cost of in-state tuition per semester.

Targeted Assistance Program. Funded by the State Board of Community Colleges, this scholarship provides need-based assistance to students who are N.C. residents enrolled in low-enrollment programs that prepare students for high-demand occupations. Credit and non-credit programs may be eligible. Eligible programs are determined by each college. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Tedder Memorial Scholarship. The Jeanette P. Tedder Memorial Scholarship provides scholarships to students in the Banking and Finance curriculum. Recipients may be enrolled part time.

Thompson Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Wray Thompson to assist nursing students at SCC. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Trustees' Academic Scholarship. Each year, the Board of Trustees of the college funds two scholarships for each public high school and one for each private high school in Columbus County. In schools with graduating classes of 100 or more, the scholarships are given to students with the highest grade point average who rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class and enroll at SCC. In smaller graduating classes, the awards are made to SCC applicants in the top 20 percent of their class. The scholarship has a $2100 maximum award.

W. A. “Al” and Edith Williams Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is funded from an endowment established by the family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Koonce, Sr. Recipients must have earned a 2.0 GPA and maintain that average to retain the scholarship, be a Columbus County resident, and be a full-time student.

Wells Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the family of Elizabeth “Betty” Fisher Wells to provide financial assistance to Columbus County residents who are currently enrolled full time in any 2-year curriculum program at Southeastern Community College. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

W. Horace and Linda Carter Tabor/Loris Tribune Scholarship. This scholarship, funded by an endowment from W. Horace and Linda Carter, is awarded to graduates of either South Columbus, Green Sea-Floyds, or Loris High School. Preference is given to students who demonstrate an interest in a career in journalism. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

William F. "Bill" and Sarah Spivey Norris and Broadus Turbeville Memorial Scholarship.This memorial scholarship was named by Lynda F. Turbeville and Samuel P. Gaskins of Sanford. The $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a Columbus County resident enrolled in the College Transfer Program. A 3.0 GPA is required.

Wyche Scholarship. This scholarship is named in honor of Georgia and Henry Wyche. Priority for this scholarship is given to graduates of East Columbus High School. Recipients must be enrolled in a two-year degree program.

Contact SCC Foundation

SUE W. HAWKS
Executive Dean of Institutional Advancement
A-Building, Rm 103
(910) 642-7141, ext. 320
sue.hawks@sccnc.edu