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Essay Scholarships

Purpose

The Tywanza Sanders® Legacy Scholarship was established in 2017 to honor the legacy of Tywanza Sanders® and his commitment to education. Tywanza was a victim of the Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolling in undergraduate study at a four-year college or university in the United States for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Selection Criteria

The Tywanza Sanders® Legacy Scholarship awards scholarship on the basis of a comprehensive review process.  The review committee will assess the following areas: written essay, academic performance, and financial need.  Scholarships are awarded upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.

 

The Tywanza Sanders® Legacy Foundation awards scholarships without regard to race, sex, religion, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.  Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who do not meet the qualifications.  The Tywanza Sanders® Legacy Foundation reserves the right not to award a scholarship in a given year.

 

Timeline

  • Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EDT) on April 15, 2022.

  • Award notification will be given by May 31, 2022.

  • Award will be formally presented during a Tywanza Sanders® Legacy Foundation recognition ceremony on or around July 23, 2022.

Application Process

 

To be considered for the Tywanza Sanders® Legacy Scholarship applicants must submit the application via the secured online application system by April 15, 2022.  Incomplete applications and applications submitted after this date will not be considered. Please note: a) that the online application will close and not allow any more submissions after 11:59 pm on April 15 2022, b) file sizes are limited to a max of 1500 KBNo applications will be accepted after the deadline or by mail. Please prepare accordingly.

 

Applicants MUST provide:

  • Completed application

  • High school transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)

    • If applying for the Beauty Culture scholarship as a current student, submit, provide a transcript and proof of enrollment from your beauty school​

  • Identification verification (copy of state-issued ID or official school photo ID)

  • Proof of acceptance at an accredited 4-year college/university in the United States (enrollment will be verified upon award distribution)

  • A writen essay.

  • Complete the financial needs worksheet.

 

Statewide Academic Scholarship

HS Seniors that are residents in the state of South Carolina

Charleston County Academic Scholarship

SC HS Seniors that are residents and attend a Charleston County School

Beauty Culture Scholarship

Must be enrolling or currently enrolled in a beauty college focusing on barbering or cosmetology

Textbook Scholarship

SC HS Seniors that are residents in the state of South Carolina

AWARDS AVAILABLE

$5000

$2000

$1000

Statewide Academic Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must have permanent residency in South Carolina and must be a United States citizen

  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from a South Carolina high school

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

  • Applicants must be accepted into an accredited 4-year college or university for the 2021-2022 academic year

  • Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application along with the required supporting documents

  • Applicants must demonstrate a financial need using the required financial needs worksheet 

  • Applicants must complete a 500 to 800 word written essay

 

Essay Question: 

Social injustices have been at the forefront of our society, especially in the last few years.  Choose a social injustice (i.e. voting rights, healthcare, racial injustice, etc.).  Explain how you have or would help to positively change this injustice within your community.  How would furthering your education prepare you to address that injustice?

 

Charleston County Academic Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a resident of Charleston County, South Carolina

  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from a Charleston County high school

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

  • Applicants must be accepted into an accredited 4-year college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year

  • Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application along with the required supporting documents

  • Applicants must demonstrate a financial need using the required financial needs worksheet 

  • Applicants must complete a 500 to 800 word written essay

 

Essay Question:

Diverse perspectives and the ability to have respectful dialogue about difficult issues are vital. Share a time when you had a conversation with a person or a group of people about a difficult topic. What insight did you gain, and how would you incorporate that knowledge into your thinking in the future.

AWARD
AVAILABLE

$1500

 

AWARDS AVAILABLE

$1500

Beauty Culture Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must have permanent residency in South Carolina and must be a United States citizen

  • Applicants must be a new or current student enrolled at an accredited beauty school or college with a focus in barbering or cosmetology

    • Individuals expecting to graduate before December 31, 2022 are not eligible for this scholarship

  • Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application along with the required supporting documents

  • Applicants must demonstrate a financial need using the required financial needs worksheet 

  • Applicants must complete a 500 to 800 word written essay

 

Essay Question:

A career in the beauty culture industry (specifically barbering and cosmetology) requires a creative individual with great customer service skills. What strengths do you have that compliment a career in the beauty culture industry? What have you done that shows you have the motivation to endure and be successful in this field?

 

Text Book Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must have permanent residency in South Carolina and must be a United States citizen

  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from a South Carolina high school

  • Applicants must be accepted into an accredited 4-year college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year

  • Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application along with the required supporting documents

  • Applicants must demonstrate a financial need using the required financial needs worksheet 

  • Applicants must complete a 300 to 500 word written essay

Essay Question:

What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed? Please elaborate on why this event is momentous to you.

AWARDS AVAILABLE

$1000

$500

$500