Eligibility

South Carolina colleges and universities which have a six year graduation success rate of more than 50% are automatically eligible. Our current college partners are:
• Anderson University
• Bob Jones University
• Claflin University
• Clemson University*
• College of Charleston*
• Columbia College
• Columbia International University
• Converse College
• Erskine College
• Furman University
• Newberry College
• North Greenville University
• Presbyterian College
• Southern Wesleyan University
• The Citadel
• University of South Carolina – Columbia*
• Wofford College
• Winthrop University*

*The following bridge programs are also eligible for the Scholarship Fund: Bridge to Clemson, Charleston Bridge Program at College of Charleston, Gamecock Gateway (University of South Carolina Bridge Program), and The Bridge Program at Winthrop

Yes! Students must be eligible for a Pell Grant. The Federal Pell Grant program identifies students with exceptional financial need and families who are unable to contribute to college costs. This is determined based on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

  • Academic Magnet High School
  • Allegro Charter School of Music
  • Baptist Hill High School
  • Burke High School
  • Charleston Advancement Academy
  • Charleston Charter for Math and Science
  • Charleston County School of the Arts
  • Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies
  • Daniel Jenkins Academy
  • Greg Mathis Charter High School
  • Early College High School
  • East Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies
  • James Island Charter High School
  • Lowcountry Leadership Charter School
  • Military Magnet Academy
  • North Charleston High School
  • Oceanside Collegiate Academy
  • Palmetto Scholars Academy
  • R.B. Stall High School
  • Septima P. Clark Academy
  • St. John’s High School
  • Wando High School
  • West Ashley High School
  • Manning High School
  • East Clarendon High School
  • Scotts Branch High School
  • Darlington High School
  • Hartsville Senior High School
  • Lamar High School
  • Mayo High School
  • Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology
  • South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics*

 

*Must have attended an eligible high school prior to Governor’s School

  • Dillon High School
  • Lake View High School
  • Latta High School
  • Johnsonville High School
  • South Florence High School
  • Timmonsville High School
  • West Florence High School
  • Hannah-Pamplico High School
  • Lake City High School
  • Wilson Senior High School
  • J Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet
  • Lee Central High School
  • Pee Dee Math, Science & Technology Academy
  • Marion High School
  • Mullins High School
  • Marlboro County High School
  • C.E. Murray High School
  • Kingstree Senior High School
  • Hemingway High School

Yes! SC Governor’s School students must have attended an eligible high school prior to Governor’s School.

 

No. Students must graduate from a traditional public or public charter high school.

The Meeting Street Scholarship Fund is designed to make access to college attainable with existing South Carolina scholarship programs, and is not eligible to be used outside the state.

There are three simple expectations to maintain your scholarship:

  1. Retain your LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
  2. Complete the FAFSA renewal application and continue to receive a Pell Grant
  3. Remain enrolled full-time at an eligible college

The LIFE scholarship renewal requirements are: (1) earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale at an eligible college by the end of the academic year (fall, spring, summer); (2) earn an average of 30 credit hours each academic year; and (3) remain a South Carolina resident. For more detail, please refer to page 3 of the Q&A from the Commission on Higher Education.

Yes! If you did not fully utilize your $10,000 Meeting Street Scholarship this year, you may be eligible to receive excess funds to cover billable summer costs (including tuition and fees, on-campus housing and meal plans). In order to access these funds, we ask that you obtain a summer job or internship. If you would like to utilize excess funds for summer classes, please reach out to info@meetingstreetscholarshipfund.org.

Check back for more information as we review and discuss the topic with our MSSF Team.

No.  There are extensive benefits to living on campus. Students living on campus are more likely to graduate on time, build stronger relationships with other students and faculty, and find better access to campus resources.  These attributes not only result in stronger academic performance, but also higher student retention.  We believe living on campus positions students for the greatest success, and we are prepared to support you financially with your on-campus housing and meal plans.

Yes!  We listened to your feedback, and are excited to announce that starting next year, the Meeting Street Scholarship will provide a minimum Scholarship of up to $1,000/year to help with the cost of books, laptops and other supplies.  Students who earn enough scholarships and other grants such that their Meeting Street Scholarship is less than $1,000 annually, will be awarded a minimum of $500 per semester (or $1,000 annually) which can be used to cover the cost of books and other supplies.

Yes!  We evaluate your scholarship status each year.  For example, if you should become ineligible for the LIFE Scholarship next year (academic year 2022-23), and you become LIFE eligible again in 2023-24, you can receive the Meeting Street Scholarship in 2023-24 assuming you meet all other eligibility requirements.  You can count on a Meeting Street Scholarship for up to four years in total.

Yes! The following bridge programs are eligible for the Scholarship Fund:

  • Bridge to Clemson
  • Charleston Bridge Program at College of Charleston
  • Gamecock Gateway (University of South Carolina Bridge Program)
  • The Bridge Program at Winthrop

Opportunities and Requirements

The amount of the scholarship award will be based on the direct costs billed by the college, and the student’s funding gap after other scholarship and grant awards are applied.

The direct costs are determined by the college, to include tuition, fees, on-campus housing and meal plans.

If the funding gap is greater than $10,000, the full amount of the Meeting Street Scholarship will be awarded.

If the funding gap is less than $10,000, the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund will provide up to the remaining amount owed to the college.

There is no limit on the number of eligible students who can earn the scholarship. If a partner school district prepares students more effectively, then we will see an increase in the number of students who earn the Meeting Street Scholarship.

The Meeting Street Scholarship Fund has no restrictions about what a successful applicant studies or chooses to major in.

The Scholarship Fund is just beginning, and the initial priority is to help hard-working students access the resources to attend college. There may be future opportunities or program requirements for learning, networking, and support available for Meeting Street Scholarship Fund recipients.

 

Yes – you can call us at (843)510-1125 or email us at info@meetingstreetscholarshipfund.org

You may also use the Contact form found on this website.