Charleston Family Trust Scholarship

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The Charleston Family Trust Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas and Lulu Charleston, as a tribute to their value of education, honesty, hard work, and self-reliance. Both born and raised in the segregated South, the couple struggled financially to pursue higher education and a better life for their family.

 Eligibility Requirements  

Applicants for the Charleston Family Trust Scholarship program must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  1.  Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4 point scale
  2. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) and must have a demonstrated unmet financial need as verified by their college or university.

  3. Students must be African-American and US citizens or legal residents of the United States.

  4. Students must be undergraduate enrolled full time at an accredited 4-year college or university in the fall 2021-2022.

  5. Students must demonstrate an interest in providing service to their community.

Application Requirements 

For consideration, applicants must submit the online application complete with the following required application materials by the application due date of April 18, 2022.

  1. Current academic transcript. 
  1. One letter of recommendation. 
  1. A 500-word essay on  community service. 

 Letter of Recommendation/Reference  

One letter of recommendation is required to complete this application.  The recommender should be a non-relative. The letter of recommendation needs to be completed through the online application system by the application due date of  April 18, 2022. Emailed letters of recommendation will not be accepted. 

Applicants should give the recommender ample time to complete the letter of recommendation by entering all recommender information (name and email address) as early as possible. The recommender will be sent automated instructions at the email address provided to submit the letter of recommendation in the Application System.   

Applicants will receive an "Invite References" reminder, until a recommender is invited. 

Selected students will recieve up to $3,000 one time scholarship based on need.

For additional questions, please contact  DeAndre Elerson


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