The Curtis Harkness Scholarship

The Curtis Harkness Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established in 2015 to support students from traditionally underserved populations during the freshman year of college. The scholarship is in honor of the late James "Curtis" Harkness, a humanitarian, passionate student advocate and champion of diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The scholarship is available to students in the Greenville County School District who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, perseverance in the face of adversity and show economic need (broadly defined). Funds must be applied directly to the cost of attendance and all funds will be sent directly to the recipient's institution of higher education. The total award is $1000, half of which will be awarded in the first term of the freshman year upon provision of proof of full-time enrollment (12 or more semester hours) and your student number. The other half will be awarded during the second term of the freshman year upon provision of proof of full-time enrollment and a 2.50 college GPA.

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Eligibility Criteria

Selection and Notification Process

Distribution of Funds