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Receive up to $10,000 per year for college!

The Meeting Street Scholarship fund is available to hard-working, high-achieving students in South Carolina who have been accepted at one of the state’s qualifying colleges or universities.

Going forward applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Our Criteria

  1. Reside in an eligible SC county

  2. Graduate from an eligible high school

  3. Earn an SC LIFE Scholarship

  4. Complete FASFA and receive a Pell Grant

  5. Enroll in an eligible SC College

Scholarship Experience

The Meeting Street Scholarship fund is available to hard-working, high-achieving students in South Carolina who have been accepted at one of the state’s qualifying colleges or universities.

What’s it like to be a Meeting Street Scholar?

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Barnwell County Scholarship Launch Event 11/17/22

Thanks to a generous group of anonymous donors, the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund now offers college scholarships to students in Barnwell County. Our team recently announced this exciting news at the Barnwell County Public Library to an audience of students, school leaders, local elected leaders and other community members.

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Quotes from Our Community

“This will help students to actually visualize the pathway to college. Once students go to college, it’s going to change their entire trajectory. This is going to be such a game-changer for a lot of children, which in turn will change our entire community.”

Dr. Laura Hickson Superintendent, Florence County School District 3

For more than 15 years, Ben and Kelly Navarro have invested their time and energy to help young people achieve their full potential. The Meeting Street Scholarship Fund will create a lasting impact by providing incredible opportunity to earn a college degree to many who might otherwise not be able to afford it.”

U.S. Senator Tim Scott U.S. Senate

“The incredible philanthropy from the Darla Moore Foundation continues to transform lives across the Pee Dee. The Meeting Street Scholarship will allow hundreds of hard-working, deserving students to earn a college diploma and pursue their dreams. Our school districts must do all they can to prepare more young people to take advantage of this life-changing opportunity.”

S.C. Senator Gerald Malloy S.C. State Senate

“We are excited about the role the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund will play in providing educational opportunity for hard-working students in Charleston County public schools. We believe that educational opportunity and access to college should be open to many more students. Removing financial barriers to higher education is critical to developing our community and South Carolina’s future leaders.” 

Ben Navarro Meeting Street Schools Founder

“Students in Charleston County now have a new reason to dream of attending the state’s top colleges and the opportunities that come with a college. I am thankful for the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund’s remarkable commitment to provide access to a quality education for every single deserving child, regardless of their background.”

Dot Scott Charleston Branch NAACP President 

“Every student deserves access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. Now, with the creation of the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund, the dream of attending college will become a reality for thousands of students throughout Charleston County. Ben and Kelly Navarro’s remarkable act of generosity will benefit local students and their families for generations to come.

Mayor John Tecklenburg Mayor of the City of Charleston

Meeting Street Scholarship Fund Joins Leyla Gulen on Fox 24 News Now

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New on the Pages of Progress Blog

5 Reasons Why Joining a College Community Can Lead to Success

With a support network to cheer you on, offer you guidance, and suggest resources, you will be better equipped with the tools you need to succeed in college and beyond. Shelia Higgs Burkhalter, vice president for student affairs at Winthrop University, shares her top five reasons to join or create a strong community in college.

Celebrating the Second Class of Scholarship Recipients

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