HISTORY OF THE SCHOLAR PROGRAM
Thirty-seven (37) Beaufort County collegians will received $175,000 Heritage Classic Foundation scholarship grants in the Fall of 2016, and since 1993, a total of 275 students have been awarded a grand total of $3,807,850 in scholar awards.
Each year in March, the Heritage Scholars are announced at a luncheon, sponsored by Palmetto Electric Cooperative, and are honored at the Opening Ceremony of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.
HOW MANY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE REWARDED?
At present, the Heritage Classic Foundation scholar awards are available only to Beaufort County high school seniors. In 2016, eight (8) scholarships were awarded. The scholarship amounts vary from $18,000 – $22,000 and are payable over a four-year period. The Malanick and Zimmerman scholarships are worth $22,000 and the newly created Tartan Award is worth $20,000. The RBC Heritage’s Tartan Club funds the Tartan Award.
While the award covers four years, the Heritage Classic Foundation reserves the right to review the Scholar’s continuing eligibility based upon his or her academic performance, attendance, or conduct.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Students 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 U.S. Citizen
- You must be a resident of Beaufort County
- You must attend one of the following high schools:
Battery Creek High School
Beaufort High School
Bluffton High School
Hilton Head Christian Academy
Hilton Head Island High School
Hilton Head Preparatory School
May River High School
Whale Branch Early College High School
- Your parent’s 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
If you are a high school senior interested in applying and you meet the criteria listed above, please use the “Submit an Application” link. The guidance counselor at your school may assist you through the application process.
WHEN TO APPLY
The website link opens on November 1, 2016. All application must be completed by January 16, 2017.
After the site closes, the HCF Staff will work with the school counselors in verifying the eligibility of the students. Electronic notifications will be sent to students affirming or denying eligibility.
Jason Busby – Hilton Head High School
Hayley Campbell – Bluffton High School
Mattie Hibbs – Beaufort High School (Zimmerman Award)
Christina Hicks – Home School
Hannah Hundley – Bluffton High School (Malanick Award)
Landon Morgan – Battery Creek High School
Jackson Richard – Hilton Head Preparatory School
Nicholas Simons – Hilton Head High School (Tartan Award)