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 LIGHTHOUSE Scholarship

The Foundation for Leadership Education was founded by local leaders of Beaufort County to promote the development of leadership in the Lowcountry. One of the components of the Foundation’s mission is to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated a propensity toward leadership. The annual scholarships are applicable to post- secondary institutions and renewable for up to four consecutive academic years.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Graduating high school students that display a strong propensity toward leadership as demonstrated through academics, community involvement and/or extra-curricular activities, leadership activities, and positive character are invited to apply.

WHEN TO APPLY

The application link opens September 1st of each year. All applications must be completed by November 15th each year. Electronic notifications will be sent to students affirming or denying eligibility. Finalists will be notified by November 25th to schedule interviews.

High school seniors meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • You must be a graduating high school senior.

  • You must have a 3.0 or greater GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale.

  • You must score a 21 or greater on the ACT or a 1080 or greater on the SAT.

  • You must be a legal U.S. citizen.

  • You must be a legal resident of Beaufort County.

  • You must present two letters of recommendation.

  • You must complete the required leadership essay.

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE

The recipient will be awarded $1,000 per year, up to four consecutive academic years while receiving their undergraduate degree. The scholarship amount will be applicable to the post- secondary institution of their choice. The recipient must be in good academic standing each year to receive the full potential scholarship amount of $4,000.

HOW APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED

The FLE Scholarship Committee reviews each application to ensure the requirements outlined above are met. Applicants’ essays are reviewed (anonymously) and finalists are selected. 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 us the link below to apply. Once you have completed the online application below, you must also submit two letters of recommendation supporting your potential as a leader.

All applications and recommendations must be completed by November 15, 2019.
Electronic notifications will be sent to students affirming or denying eligibility. 
Finalists will be notified by November 25th to schedule interviews.

If you have any questions, please email contact@lowcountryleaders.com