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Endowed Scholarships

Scholarship Application Process

Below is a list of Limestone Endowed Scholarships.  An endowed scholarship is a grant that does not have to be repaid.  The list provided is divided into broad academic areas.

To apply for one of these scholarships, please write a letter to the Scholarship Committee, in care of Bobby Greer, Director of Financial Aid.  In your letter please be sure to provide the following information:

  • your name
  • street address
  • email address
  • most frequently used phone number
  • the major you are pursuing
  • the name of the scholarship for which you are applying
  • why you believe you are eligible to receive the above named scholarship
  • any additional information you believe the scholarship committee should consider when they deliberate your application
  • write one letter and list each scholarship you are inquiring about

Scholarships by Category 

Academic Merit

Gordon Milton Adams Academic Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support a scholarship for students of academic merit and proven financial hardship at Limestone College.

The recipient must demonstrate great financial need, maintain an overall "B" average, must not be a Physical Education major or minor, and must not participate in Limestone College athletics.  Preference will be given to a student who has lived in a children's home or foster home and has a high school record proving academic ability.

Albert B. Cline Scholarship Fund

Scholarship will be awarded to entering freshman from Cherokee County who graduate in the top third of their class and have an SAT score in the top bracket.

Ethel Chambers Dukes Scholarship Fund

The recipient of the scholarship shall be a female of high academic merit enrolled at Limestone College. The student may be a freshman or upper classman, and the scholarship may be renewed provided the recipient is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and maintains a "B" grade point average.

Pearl Anderson Gore Endowed Scholarship Fund

The scholarship will be awarded to a young lady from South Carolina with good grades.

Drada Hoover Endowed Scholarship

Hoover Scholars must meet at least two of the following criteria, with preference given to those meeting all three.

  • a) 3.5 GPA on a 4.00 scale
  • b) 1200+ SAT
  • c) Top 10% of graduating class

 For qualified students meeting all the criteria, need may be applied as a factor in the selection of the recipient. Recipients must maintain full-time student status with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Nani Lou Self Academic Scholarship

The student must have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in high school, must be           enrolled in the Day Program at Limestone, and must have demonstrated qualities of good leadership, citizenship, and a genuine interest in his/her chosen field.

The scholarship is available to an incoming freshman that resides in Cherokee County, and may be renewed annually if the scholarship recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better at Limestone College and is selected by the scholarship committee for renewal.

John Harold Wolfe Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarships will be known as Limestone Honor Scholarships.

Science/Math

Ouida Cox Bailey Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded competitively to a freshman majoring in science and/or mathematics.  The scholarship shall be awarded to an entering freshman.  Selection is determined by using such criteria as class rank, grade point ratio, and SAT scores.

The scholarship may be renewed by the Faculty Scholarship Committee for four years provided the recipient is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and maintains a "B" grade average.

Hugh A. Cathey Scholarship

Student(s) must be a rising junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA or better with a major in Chemistry.

The scholarship(s) will be awarded to worthy students based on such criteria as GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores as well as good character and leadership qualities.

Barbara R. Cunning Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support. 

Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are: need, must be making satisfactory academic progress, including earning appropriate credits toward graduation. If more than one candidate meets the criteria preference will be given to that student majoring in a medical related discipline. 

Jean Humphries Guthrie Mathematics Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to support the academic scholarship program for mathematics at Limestone College.

J M Smith Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to support the academic scholarship program at Limestone College.
Recipient must be a full-time traditional day student enrolled at Limestone College; must have a declared major in the computer science and information technology field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The Scholarship may be renewed if the student remains in good academic standing.

Frank and Mary Sheldon Memorial Mathematics Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to support the academic scholarship program for Mathematics at      Limestone College.

The student must major in mathematics; have earned a 3.0 GPA in high school; and maintain a 2.75 GPA at Limestone. The student does not have to be need based.

Humanities and Literature

Vivian Elledge Ball Scholarship 

This scholarship is to be used solely for Limestone College students enrolled in the humanities programs, with preference to students with an interest in and a love for the study of literature.

To be granted this scholarship, a student must have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in high school, must have declared a major in the humanities, and must have demonstrated qualities of leadership, citizenship, and character.  Scholarships may be renewed for those recipients whose college grade point average is maintained at a minimum of 3.00.

The Ramona Westbury Hale Scholarship

The income earned on the investment is to be used solely for scholarships to Limestone College students enrolled in the humanities program and who have declared a major in English.

Recipient must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.00 in high school, must have an interest in and a love for literature, and have decided to pursue as college major in English.

Scholarships may be renewed for those students whose college GPA is maintained at a minimum of 3.00.

Business

Perry-Bryan Family Business Leadership and Service Endowed Scholarship

The recipient must be a student within the business department of the college, working toward a major in accounting, economics, general business, management, or marketing.  Those working on a minor in church business administration or sports management may also apply. The recipient must be a rising junior or senior. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the student's studies at Limestone College. The recipient must provide two letters of recommendation:  1) From a business professor or business leader 2) a civic leader, Church leader or employer. The recipient must submit an essay outlining his/her scholastic and leadership goals by answering the following three questions: 1) What were your reasons for choosing Limestone College for your continued educational goals? What were those goals and what strides have you made in reaching those goals? 2) During your time at Limestone, outline what scholastic awards or merits you have received and what leadership opportunities and/or awards u have part of? 3) Describe why you feel that you would make a good candidate to receive the Perry-Bryan Business and Leadership Scholarship.

Social Work

Penni Oncken Griffin Social Work Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to assist a deserving social work student.

Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are: sophomore standing or above. Must have 2.5 or better cumulative GPA and have been accepted into the social work program. Both day and extended campus students are eligible. Selection based on need and academic merit. To be renewed, must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be involved with social work department activities. Recipient to be selected by chair of social work department.

Barbara Gladden Vogel Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is for scholarships for students in Social Work.

Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are sophomore status; 2.50 GPA; involvement  in the department; commitment to social work profession.

Teaching/Education

Jean Scott Byars Scholarship Fund 

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship assistance to a student majoring in art or education. This student should continue to receive this scholarship as long as he or she is eligible to continue enrollment at Limestone College

Students must be eligible to attend Limestone College and must be a major in the Department of Education or Art. The student should be a sophomore, junior, or senior and have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0

Laura Kathleen Dobson Scholarship Fund

The fund will be used to award the Laura Kathleen Scholarship to a female student working toward a degree in education.

Faye Carter Edwards'51 and G. Preston Edwards Endowed Scholarship

Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are: financial need; must be enrolled as a full-time, traditional day student; and be strongly committed to the concept of education as a public good rather than a private benefit. The recipient may be male or female with preference given to females. The recipient shall be a sophomore, junior, or senior. The donors prefer this scholarship be awarded to an average student rather than concentrate on high intellect. The donors' main concern is to provide financial help for the average student who expresses an interest in bettering himself or herself. The student shall continue to receive this scholarship as long as she or he is eligible to continue enrollment at Limestone College.

Sarah C. McCall Endowed Scholarship

The student must be majoring in the teaching profession.

Christian Education and Leadership

Christian Education and Leadership Scholarship

Student participants must complete at least one course each academic year from classes that include World Religions, The Old Testament, The New Testament, Christian Heritage, Christian Missions, and Christian Leadership.

Outside the classroom, students will be involved in community service activities, internships, and other work projects in addition to mission trips in the United States and Other Countries.

Students may receive scholarship support of up to $2,000 in the freshman year if they have a 2.75 cumulative GPA in high school and meet other qualifications. Students must submit a formal application, with appropriate letters of recommendation. Scholarships are renewable each year to a maximum of $2,500 the second year, $3,000 the third, and $3,500 the forth year, for those students that continue to meet program qualifications.

Cecilia Meetze Moore - Dorothy Dicks Oliver Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support for the Christian Education and Leadership Program at Limestone College. 

Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are: an incoming freshman from Cherokee County enrolled in the Christian Education and Leadership Program who must meet the continuing requirements established by the program in 2000. As long as the student remains in good standing in the Christian Education and Leadership Program that student will receive the scholarship through graduation. If a student from Cherokee County is not available, a student from South Carolina is to be awarded the scholarship and receive all the benefits previously described.

Lily Mae Clarke Turner Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to support the academic scholarship program at Limestone College.

The student must be enrolled in the Christian Education and Leadership program.

 Fine Arts

Jean Scott Byars Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship assistance to a student majoring in art or education. This student should continue to receive this scholarship as long as he or she is eligible to continue enrollment at Limestone College

Students must be eligible to attend Limestone College and must be a major in the Department of Education or Art. The student should be a sophomore, junior, or senior and have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0

Alvin G. Cain Scholarship Fund

The Alvin G. Cain Scholarship is designated primarily for students in art. Students must have declared art as a major to be considered for the scholarship; they must have a 3.30 GPA in high school; and they must have demonstrated an interest and a talent for art to be eligible

Martha Anne Cline Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support the fine arts scholarship program of the college.

The Cline Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of open competition to students who possess special creative talent in the fine arts and good character.

Louise Pettit Jones '37 Endowed Scholarship

Order of preference will be given as follows:

  • a) Descendants/family members of Louise Pettit Jones;
  • b) Residents from Cherokee County, South Carolina;
  • c) Residents from the upstate of South Carolina;
  • d) Residents in the state of South Carolina;

                Additional criteria:

  • Recipient will be a junior or senior at Limestone College;
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better;
  • Must have declared a major in music;
  • If there are no qualified applicants having declared a major in music, the scholarship may be awarded to someone with a minor in music;
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Recipient must have good moral character and be active in church;
  • Scholarship will be renewable if all criteria are met.

The Margaret Poole Littlejohn Scholarship Fund

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a music major by the faculty scholarship committee upon recommendation of the music faculty.The scholarship may be awarded to a promising freshman or to an upper classman.The scholarship may be renewed upon recommendation of the music faculty.

The Margaret Poole Littlejohn Scholarship Fund

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a music major by the faculty scholarship committee upon recommendation of the music faculty. The scholarship may be awarded to a promising freshman or to an upper classman. The scholarship may be renewed upon recommendation of the music faculty.

Bright G. Parker Music Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded to a music major

Ann Chafee Turbyfill Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Robert R. Turbyfill, Jr., in memory of his wife, this scholarship is avaliable to students majoring in theatre with financial need.  If no there are no students that meet the requirements, the scholarship may be awarded to a student majoring in the fine arts with financial need.

Miscellaneous

Walter E. (Gene) Brown Memorial Scholarship

Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are as follows:

  • a. A scholarship in the name of Mr. Brown will be awarded to an incoming freshman who earned a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in high school. Additional factors which may be considered: SAT or ACT scores and financial need.
  • b. Applicants must be accepted for admission to Limestone, must complete an approved needs analysis form, and must apply for all State and Federal funds for which they might qualify.
  • c. Special consideration shall be given to family members or descendants of Gene Brown and to Brown Packing employees and their children who meet the criteria.
  • d. Consideration for residents of Cherokee County may be given.
  • e. Scholarship may be renewed if student remains in good academic standing.

Walter W. Brown Scholarship Fund

No recipient may receive, as annual scholarships, a sum in excess of one-half of the total regular cost for attending Limestone College per year. Any son or daughter of descendants of Water W. Brown will have prior rights as recipient of the scholarship assistance from this endowed fund.

In the absence of any son or daughter or direct descendant, then the scholarship will be available to a boy or girl, or boys and girls, who are members of the Goucher Baptist Church (Broad River Baptist Association), located in Cherokee County, SC.

Any student beneficiary of the Walter W. Brown Scholarship Fund shall meet the requirements and standards of the College for admission, and after registration and admission, shall comply with the academic and other regulations of Limestone College and its student regulations.

Louise Phifer Camp Americanism Scholarship

Can be equal to, but not greater than, the substantiated financial need of the recipient(s) for the academic year to which the scholarship is to apply.

The fund provides that the scholarship awarded to any recipient shall not exceed forty percent of the expenses reasonably incurred and directly incident to his or her education and such scholarship funds shall be applied by Limestone College to the recipient's charges.

Students must oppose Communism or Socialism, and must be strong advocates of the private, free enterprise, competitive system of government provided for in the United States Constitution.

Applicants must submit a paper clearly showing the advantage of Americanism over Communism or Socialism.

Cocoros Family Scholarship Fund

There is no stipulation as to major field and no restrictions to this scholarship. 

Lydia Louise Cox Endowed Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial aid to a student in the Program for Alternative Learning (PALS). Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are financial need and merit as discerned by staff members with training in this area.

Ruth Moss Easterling Endowed Scholarship

The Student must be a female from the south interested in political science and public service; must maintain a 3.0 GPA at Limestone College; and demonstrate leadership skills. If several students qualify, the student with the greatest financial need will be selected.

A.J. and Winnie Wingo Eastwood Scholarship Fund

Scholarships may be awarded for any amount up to 50% of the cost of attending  Limestone College. Scholarships may be renewed for a period of four years provided the recipient maintains a "B" average.

 Faye Carter Edwards'51 and G. Preston Edwards Endowed Scholarship

Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are: financial need; must be enrolled as a full-time, traditional day student; and be strongly committed to the concept of education as a public good rather than a private benefit. The recipient may be male or female with preference given to females. The recipient shall be a sophomore, junior, or senior. The donors prefer this scholarship be awarded to an average student rather than concentrate on high intellect. The donors' main concern is to provide financial help for the average student who expresses an interest in bettering himself or herself. The student shall continue to receive this scholarship as long as she or he is eligible to continue enrollment at Limestone College.

Charles Albert Farris Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarship(s) may be awarded to freshman or upper classmen and may be renewed for each recipient who maintains a "B" average and is making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

The scholarship(s) will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Cherokee County resident
  • Dedicated Christian applicants shall request a letter of recommendation from their pastor and/or shall be interviewed by the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Gaffney who shall write a letter of recommendation to the Faculty Scholarship Committee on their behalf
  • Academic merit (applicants should have a "B" average or better).
  • Financial need

Eva June Foster Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are: student(s) must major in an area of the performing arts; first preference will be given to students majoring in music who have demonstrated their musical ability and whose grades are indicative of success at Limestone. Recipient's GPA should be a minimum of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale at the time of the scholarship award. Both male and female students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

The Sue Hamrick Frye Scholarship Fund

The fund will be used to award the Sue Hamrick Frye Scholarships to deserving students from Cherokee county enrolled at Limestone College. The scholarships may be awarded to freshmen or upper classmen and may be renewed for each recipient who maintains a "C" average and is making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Michael Gaffney Memorial Scholarship Fund

The fund will provide scholarships for deserving Limestone College Students with financial need. The scholarships are renewable provided the recipient is making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

The Oliver D. Hamrick Scholarship Fund

The Oliver D. Hamrick scholarship will be awarded to deserving students attending Limestone College, with special consideration for Hamrick's employees and their children. Applicants must be accepted for admission to Limestone College, must complete an approved needs analysis form, and must apply for all grants recommended by the student financial aid office before these scholarships are awarded.

Frances Tobiola Martin Memorial Scholarship

  • The student shall be a freshman that has demonstrated need.
  • The award may be renewed as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress
  • The student shall not be attending Limestone on an athletic grant-in-aid
  • Preference for this scholarship will be given to students of Italian, German, or English decent.
  • Scholarship recipients will be asked to sign the following pledge:

"Recognizing that with the acceptance of this scholarship I am the recipient of the generosity of a former student and her family, I pledge, if and when in the future I am financially able, I will do my best to assist Limestone College so that future generations of students may have the opportunities now available to me. I understand this pledge is in no way a legal obligation, but rather a statement of intent."

Calvin H. Phippins, Jr. Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to reward an outstanding rising sophomore, junior or senior for his/her outstanding dedication and service to the college and the community.

                Student must be recommended by the Vice President for Student Services.

Iva and Perry Reece Endowed Scholarship

Recipient must be a long-term resident of Cherokee County, South Carolina and must have graduated from a Cherokee County high school.

Thomas Henry Robelot '37 Endowed Scholarship

Criteria governing the selection of the recipient(s) are male students enrolled at Limestone College who reside in the Upstate region of South Carolina with financial need.

Mary Hilley Sizemore Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance in circumstances that otherwise might prevent qualified students from completing their college education. Recipient(s) should be a currently enrolled student whose needs are not met by financial aid.