Scholars

COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION

The Board of Trustees of the Heritage Classic Foundation (HCF) have a long-standing commitment to education.  A scholarship program was established in 1993 and since that time hundreds of students have been awarded scholarship grants totaling more than $3.8 million.  These scholarships are awarded, not only graduating high school seniors, but also to students currently enrolled in higher education institutions.

The Heritage Classic Foundation also partners with private donors to offer scholarships.  If there is an interest in creating a scholarship named in honor of your family or foundation, please contact Angie Taylor at angie@heritageclassicfoundation.com or call 843.671.2374.

Or, if you are interested in partnering with the Heritage Classic Foundation to provide more scholarships for students in our area you can become a member of the Tartan Club.

WHAT IS THE TARTAN CLUB?

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Membership in the Tartan Club is open to individuals who share a desire to help others through the creation of scholarships for area students.  There is no obligation except the willingness to contribute funds to the Heritage Classic Foundation scholarship program.

Tartan Club members are a select group of friends and prominent community leaders who ensure the success of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing and are committed to education.

All members make a yearly $1,000 family contribution to the Heritage Classic Foundation Scholar Program. This entitles family members to enjoy invitations to fellowship activities presented by the Heritage Classic Foundation. Please contact Angie Taylor at the Heritage Classic Foundation for more information.

WHAT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?

High School Seniors:

Each fall the HCF accepts applications from area high school seniors.  The scholarship amounts vary from $18,000 – $22,000 and are payable over a four-year period.  In 2017 eight (8) scholarships were awarded.  These Heritage Scholars are honored each spring at a luncheon, sponsored by Palmetto Electric Cooperative and at the Opening Ceremony of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

For the 2017 – 2018 academic year the Heritage Classic Foundation Scholar Awards are available to Beaufort and Jasper County high school seniors enrolled in the following schools:
Battery Creek High School
Beaufort Academy
Beaufort High School
Bluffton High School
Heritage Academy
Hilton Head Christian Academy
Hilton Head Island High School
Hilton Head Preparatory School
Homeschool
John Paul II Catholic High School
Ridgeland Hardeeville High School
Thomas Heyward Academy
Whale Branch Early College High School

While the award is distributed over four years, the HCF reserves the right to review the Scholar’s continuing eligibility based upon his or her academic performance, attendance, or conduct.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Students displaying outstanding academic achievement along with a balance of community involvement and/or extra-curricular activities are encouraged to apply.

High School Seniors meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:
• You must be a high school senior.
• You must have a 3.5 or greater GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale.
• You must score a 27 or greater on the ACT or a 1220 or greater on the SAT.
• You must be a legal U.S. citizen.
• You must be a legal resident of Beaufort or Jasper County.
• Parents’ combined adjusted annual income must be less than $200,000

HOW ARE THE APPLICATIONS REVIEWED?

The HCF Scholar committee reviews each application to ensure all of the requirements outlined above are met.  Emphasis is given to such factors as:  academic success, SAT/ACT scores, community service, essays, and financial need.  Finalists are then invited to an interview.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested students may apply online only.  If you believe you meet the criteria as outlined above, please use the “Submit an Application” link.

WHEN TO APPLY

The application link opens on September 15th of each year.  All applications must be completed by November 15th.  Electronic notifications will be sent to students affirming or denying eligibility.

COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The HCF also contributes scholarship funding to students currently enrolled in college.  These grants are selected and distributed directly through these schools.  Students interested in these grants must contact the school directly for the selection criteria.

USCB AND TCL SCHOLARSHIPS
The HCF has named scholarships at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus (USCB) and the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL).  These scholarships honor HCF trustees who have worked diligently to establish these scholarship programs and are awarded to students currently enrolled in these institutions.

HCF Named Scholarships at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus – up to $2,500:

Cartha D. DeLoach Memorial Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship
Students with an interest in Public Service

John F. Curry Memorial Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship
Students with an interest in Hospitality Management

Joseph B. Fraser Memorial Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship
Students with an interest in Business Management

Ward N. Kirby Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship
Students with an interest in Technology

HCF Named Scholarships at the Technical College of the Lowcountry – up to $1,500:

Angus B. Cotton Memorial Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship
Students with an interest in Hospitality Management

Norman P. Harberger Heritage Classic Annual Scholarship
Students with an interest in Business Management

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED

Engineering Scholarship:  Due to the generosity of a private donor, the HCF is pleased to offer a new scholarship.  One scholarship has been established for a minority female engineering student currently enrolled in college with an opportunity to be considered for a $5,000 award.  Please contact our office for more information.

  • You must be a minority female seeking a degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or Structural Engineering.
  • You must be a legal resident of South Carolina
  • You must be a legal US citizen
  • You must be currently enrolled in a four-year accredited university engineering program.
  • You must have completed your Freshman year of studies with an overall 3.0 GPA in all core subjects.

Marine Corps Scholarship – $2,500: The HCF has named scholarships for Marine Corps families.  This scholarship is selected and distributed directly through the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – Honoring families by educating their children.  Students interested in these grants must contact the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation directly for the selection criteria.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

These grants are selected and distributed through these schools.  Students interested in these grants must contact these schools directly for the selection criteria.

HOW ARE THE APPLICATIONS REVIEWED?

Interested students must contact the schools directly for information regarding these scholarships.

WHEN TO APPLY

USCB and TCL Scholarships:  Interested students must contact USCB directly for information regarding these scholarships.

Engineering Scholarship:  Eligible students must contact the HCF for more information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tom Wilkinson, tom@heritageclassicfoundation.com or (843) 671-5755
Angie Taylor, angie@heritageclassicfoundation.com or (843) 671-2374
Jessica Bridges, Technical College of the Lowcountry, jbridges@tcl.edu or (843) 525-8294
James Duffy, University of SC Beaufort, duffyja@uscb.edu or (843) 208-8349

2017 HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION SCHOLARS

• Sophia Bursch, Beaufort High School will attend the University of South Carolina
• Thomas Felver, Malanick Award Winner – Whale Branch Early College High School will attend Clemson University
• Jurnee Jones, Tartan Award WinnerMay River High School
• Akasha Nelson, Zimmerman Award WinnerBeaufort High School will be attending Clemson University Calhoun Honors College
• Madeline Prince, Hilton Head Island High School will attend the United States Naval Academy
• Charlotte Ruhlin, Hilton Head Preparatory School will attend Clemson University Calhoun Honors College
• Arianna Serpe, Hilton Head Island High School will participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program
• Catherine Sheehan, Hilton Head Preparatory School

2016 USCB SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

• Michael Lambuth – Cartha D. DeLoach Memorial Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship
• Angela Puleo & Marissa Orduna – John F. Curry Memorial Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship
• Ileana Herrick & Christopher Cullinen – Joseph B. Fraser Memorial Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship
• Nicholas Quattlebaum – Ward N. Kirby Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship

2016 TCL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

• Chelsie Dantzler – Angus B. Cotton Memorial Heritage Classic Foundation Annual Scholarship
• Joshua Hunt – Norman P. Harberger Heritage Classic Annual Scholarship

2016/17 TARTAN CLUB MEMBERS

Anonymous Donor
Mr. & Mrs. Rich Antonelli
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Beard
Mr. & Mrs. William Bethea
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Birdwell
Mr. & Mrs. Ernst Bruderer
Mr. & Mrs. Don Calhoon
Mr. & Mrs. Dan Canzoniero
Mr. & Mrs. Dave Cappellari
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Carter
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Chaffin
Mr. & Mrs. Cary Corbitt
Mr. & Mrs. John Chiacchiero
Mr. & Mrs. Todd Clist
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Corkern
Mr. & Mrs. Grant Cully
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Czul
Mr. Don Detwiler
Mr. & Mrs. Randy Dolyniuk
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Dowaschinski
Mr. & Mrs. Fazio
Mr. & Mrs. Simon Fraser
Mr. Gerald Gardner
Mr. & Mrs. Andy Grant
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hooker
Mr. Thomas Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Al Kennickell
Mr. & Mrs. Ward Kirby
Ms. Pamela Lackey
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Laine
Mr. & Mrs. Tim Lee
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Lewis
Mr. & Mrs. Jim McLeod
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Malesardi
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Manesiotis
Mr. & Mrs. Jim McCarl
Mr. & Mrs. Larry McFall
Mr. & Mrs. Bud Mingledorff
Mr. & Mrs. James Murphy
Mr. John Norlander
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Palmer
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Parlanti
Mr. Ned Payne
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Raite
Mr. & Mrs. David Rapp
Mr. & Mrs. Rick Reichel
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Reilley
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Richardson
Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Rountree
Ms. Helen Ryan
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Sauter
Mr. Charles Scarminach
Mr. Phil Schembra
Mr. & Mrs. Mat Self
Ms. Beverly Serral
Mr. Robert Shaw
Mr. & Mrs. Doug Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Stan Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Soldo
Mr. & Mrs. Rich Speer
Ms. Martha Stichweh
Dr. & Mrs. Rick Thompson
Mr. & Mrs. George Tracy
Mr. Joe Vercellotti
Mr. & Mrs. JR. Richardson
Mr. & Mrs. David Wetmore
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Wilmot
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Winch

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