OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

2022 Scholarship Applications Are Closed

 

The BlueCross BlueShield Scholarship:

$5,000 Scholarship that is awarded every year to a graduating high school senior who resides in Allendale, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Richland or Sumter counties. Applicants must have been a former participant in a Columbia Urban League Program, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00, be accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award, and meet the financial need requirement.

 

To apply, please download the application and return it to the Columbia Urban League. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 07, 2021. Please be sure to submit all necessary documentation with application. 

The WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship:

$5,000 Scholarship that is awarded every year to a graduating African-American high school senior who resides in Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland or Sumter counties. Applicants must have been accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award and meet the financial need requirement.

​The WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship was started in 1994 because of the philanthropic

efforts of business executive John Marshall and his family. Marshall was a Columbia Urban

League board member and for more than 20 years, owned WWDM a.k.a. The Big DM – the state’s

top rated radio station. When the Marshalls sold the radio station in 1994, John Marshall donated

$100,000 to the Columbia Urban League to endow a scholarship for deserving high school

seniors. Over the next several years, Mr. Marshall increased his donation, bringing the total

scholarship contribution to $125,000. Each year, the Columbia Urban League awards a

scholarship through the Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. In 1996, after the passing of veteran news anchor Brenda Jones, WWDM renamed the scholarship to the WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Marshall felt this was a fitting tribute because Brenda Jones was a highly respected journalist known for her commitment to achievement. Before her death, she enjoyed a stellar career. She had a reputation for going the extra mile to achieve excellence.

To apply, please download the application and return it to the Columbia Urban League. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 07, 2021. Please be sure to submit all necessary documentation with application. 

Glory Communication Scholarship

Glory Communications, Inc. has assisted students in the Midlands and surrounding areas since 1998 through Future Leader Scholarship awards. We know the value of a good education, and certainly understand that finances play a key role in being able to pursue higher education. Our goal is to help alleviate some of the financial responsibility so that students can focus on academic pursuits. We hope to be able to serve you in your upcoming educational endeavors, so please be sure to complete your application in its entirety and satisfy all of the requirements   I understand that the proceeds from this scholarship will be remitted directly to the college or university through the Columbia Urban League. Application