2020 and 2021 Greener Scholars with members of the Black Alumni Council

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Opens: December 1, 2022

The Richard T. Greener Scholarship is $2,000 per year. Out-of-state students may be eligible to receive a tuition reduction. (Note: Tuition reductions are based on academic requirements as set forth by the University.) Half of the yearly scholarship amount is issued each semester for a maximum of eight semesters, four consecutive years (summer school excluded) provided eligibility is maintained.
The endowment serves as a tribute to the scholarly work and achievements of Richard Theodore Greener who, in 1873, became the first black faculty member at Carolina and held that position until 1877.

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Award Amount: $8,000 total, or $2,000 per year

Eligibility Requirements: 

Sponsored by the University of South Carolina Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Council since 1983, the Richard T. Greener Scholarship is awarded to a well-deserving incoming minority freshman based on academic achievement, leadership ability, community service and financial need. This award is exclusive to an incoming freshman entering in the fall. Applicants must have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0, as calculated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

This award is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, community service, and financial need and attend the Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina.

Additional Information: Applicants must submit an essay (750 words minimum) and one letter of reference as described in the application.