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2024 Whittemore Alumni Association Scholarship Program

The Whittemore Alumni Association Scholarship Program awards financial assistance to graduating seniors planning to enroll in an accredited college or university and who are descendants of Whittemore High School alumni. The scholarship awards vary based on the contributors and are non-renewable. 

History of the Whittemore Alumni Association Scholarship Program

In 1971, a group of Whittemore High School alumni (Conway, SC 1870-1970) organized to form an association with a focus on providing community development and scholarship support for African American students graduating from high school in Horry County, SC who desired to attend college. The Whittemore Alumni Association has awarded over $150,000 in scholarship awards since its establishment. Today, the early goals of the association have expanded and developed into a program that includes four major scholarships:

 

  • The Whittemore Alumni Association Scholarship

  • The Willie Dean Whaley Teaching Scholarship

  • The Matthew S. and Beatrice G. Rhue Scholarship for Vocational/Technical Training

  • The Annis Alston Staley Endowment Fund for Entrepreneurship in Business and Technology

2024 Scholarships Available: Click here for descriptions of all scholarships listed above.

 

Community members, descendants and alumni donations serve as the foundation for these initiatives.

Attention Students & Parents: Please carefully review the checklist of required documents and attachments shown below before you complete the application. 

Checklist of Required Documents and Attachments

 

Each applicant must submit the following:

  • Two Letters of Recommendation - one from a teacher, advisor, or school principal and one from someone  in the community or your church who can attest to your character (the person cannot be a relative).

  • Your official high school transcripts 

  • A Family Income Statement verified by a parent or guardian if you are applying for one of the following scholarships: The Matthew S. and Beatrice G. Rhue Scholarship for Vocational/Technical Training or The Annis Alston Staley Endowment Fund for Entrepreneurship in Business and Technology.

  • A Personal Statement Video (video must be 2-3 minutes long; not to exceed 3 minutes). Begin your video by introducing yourself.  State your name, high school, community/village where you grew up, choices of and plans for college. Choose and focus on one of the following  questions to answer in your video:

  1. How will this scholarship assist you and your family in meeting your college fund goals? 

  2. What inspired you to go to college and how do you plan to use your college education to make an impact in your field of study/work and the community?

Please submit the required documents and attachments online by clicking the button below. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2024 (11:59 PM).

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