Financial Assistance Outside of The Citadel
Private or Outside Scholarships
Numerous corporations, employers, professional organizations, foundations, local civic organizations, churches, and high schools make scholarships available to Citadel students. However, finding outside or private scholarships requires initiative on a student's part. If you are interested in these types of scholarships, consult with your high school counselor, employer, or civic leaders and use the local library to locate information on organizations that offer scholarships. The Citadel has published some tips on how to identify and apply for scholarships in your town and county.
Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan
The Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan is sponsored by the State of South Carolina and administered by the South Carolina State Treasurer’s Office. Future Scholar is designed to help families jump-start saving for college while enjoying federal and state tax benefits.
Rotary Club Scholarships
Contact the Rotary in your home town to inquire about various scholarships offered, to learn about the qualities the organization supports in successful applicants, and for details on how to apply for awards. Learn more about Rotary International's one year Rotary Scholar fund for overseas graduate program studies.
South Carolina Association of CPAs Scholarships
The South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) Educational Fund provides several annual merit-based scholarships to undergraduate and graduate accounting majors who are South Carolina residents. Students do not need to be SCACPA members to be eligible; however, student membership in the association is free. To learn more about SCACPA's scholarship funding, please see the organization's website.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Koch Scholars Program
UNCF and the Charles Koch Foundation have partnered to provide an education initiative that explores how entrepreneurship, economics, and innovation contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities, and society. Please see website information about scholarship opportunities combining academic support, mentoring, and networking opportunities for exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in eligible fields of study.
Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarships
The Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarships provide for education and training if a student has a physical or mental disability which is a substantial handicap to employment and there exists reasonable expectation that vocational rehabilitation services may lead to gainful employment. Additional information is available through the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation in your home state.
LatPro, an online Hispanic career resource organization, provides one $3,000 Hispanic scholarship per year. For more information please visit the online LatPro scholarship page.
Sirrine Scholarships are for Greenville County residents who are selected on the basis of financial need and academic ability. Applications are available in your Greenville County high school counselor's office.
The Watson-Brown Foundation awards scholarships to assist families with college-related expenses. High school seniors and current college students must maintain permanent residence in the following counties: GEORGIA (Burke, Columbia, Elbert, Glascock, Hart, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes); SOUTH CAROLINA (Aiken, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, McCormick, Spartanburg).
The NewDay USA Foundation is partnering with AMCSUS member schools to award NewDay USA Foundation scholarships to the children of American disabled veterans and service members. They are offering a scholarship to eligible students at select military schools. Please see website information about scholarship opportunities on how to apply for awards and eligibility information.
Methodist Student Loan Fund
The Methodist Student Loan Fund provides loans for up to $700 per year at 3 percent interest rate per year. Repayment must start within six months of discontinuing full-time attendance. For applications, contact the Office of Loans and Scholarships, Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 871, Nashville, TN 37202, or the Financial Aid Office.
Knights of Columbus
Loans of up to $500 are available for members and dependents of the Knights of Columbus. Repayment begins six months after graduation or withdrawal from school. For applications, contact Knighs of Columbus, Student Loan Committee, P.O. Drawer 1670, New Haven, CT 06507.