We Care opens scholarship applications

Chapin, SC 03/03/2021 - Chapin We Care Center is now accepting scholarship applications from clients and their household members. These can help with the expenses of higher education for those who need that type assistance.

Here are a few things you should know:

All applicants should be aware of the following:

  • Applicants must be a member of a current We Care client household.

  • Scholarships are for one academic year.

  • Awards will be $1,000.

  • Scholarships may be renewed for additional years; however, application must be resubmitted every year and will be considered with all other applications.

  • Acceptance and enrollment in a post-secondary (post-high school) institution are both required before scholarship money will be allocated.

  • The scholarship money will be paid directly to the accredited institution.

  • Scholarship money can be used only for payment of tuition, fees, required equipment and/or books, and must be used within one year.

  • Preference will be given to students attending an institution in South Carolina.

  • Scholarships are not limited to institutions awarding traditional four-year bachelor’s degrees. All post-secondary educational programs will be considered, including two-year associate degree programs. Certificate and training programs also qualify. In person and online/virtual courses also qualify.

Please note that all items described in the following must be hand-delivered or mailed to Chapin We Care, PO Box 491, Chapin SC 29036.

  • Each applicant will be interviewed by one or more representatives of We Care before a final decision on his/her application will be made.

  • If an applicant is selected to receive a scholarship, that person must complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) prior to the transfer of money to the institution. We Care will be available to help with that application if needed.

  • Every scholarship recipient will be required to have a second interview at the end of the scholarship period.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must submit all of the following:

1. Completed and signed application form.

2. Your answers to the application questions should be submitted on a separate page(s). Type or write your name and the date in the top right corner of each page.

3. Your official high school transcript (if available), current through December 2020, and showing all previous courses taken as well as those in which you are currently enrolled. The transcript should be “official”, i.e. it should be delivered in a sealed envelope directly from your guidance department: - In person: We Care in person at 1800 Chapin Road, Chapin SC 29036 OR - By mail to PO Box 491, Chapin SC 29036 NOTE: We receive mail at our post office box ONLY (no street address mail) 4. At least one written recommendation from someone who knows you well (cannot be a family member).

This is a direct link to the application form:

We Care Scholarship Application 2021
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