Charleston Family Trust Scholarship 2020

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.


Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements, deadline and unmet financial need to qualify.

For full consideration, students must:

-be African American and legal residents of the United States;

-have a cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and submit an uploaded official or unofficial current college academic transcript which demonstrates this GPA.

-have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate a financial need based upon the review of a Financial Aid office official;

-be enrolled currently as a full-time Undergraduate college student at any 4-year accredited institution; 

-complete an online application;

-submit a (1) page personal statement;

-submit (1) letter of recommendation, to be submitted by reference via the online form,


For questions, please contact Pia Holland at


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