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SCNGF Scholarship Program
2023-2024 Application

Applications Closed At 5:00PM
on March 31, 2023


The South Carolina National Guard Foundation established a scholarship program to assist current members, their dependents, and dependents of retirees with at least 20 years of service.

Applicants must be attending an accredited 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. 

The Foundation will award:
•  Academic Leadership Excellence Scholarships of $1500.00

•  Financial Need / Academic Achievement Scholarships of $1000.00.



  1. Active guard members, their dependents, and dependents of those veterans that have retired from the South Carolina National Guard with at least 20 years of service.

  2. A current student must be in good standing at an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical college.  Applicants may also be graduating high school seniors accepted to attend an accredited college, university, or technical college.  

  3. Applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours. High school seniors with reduced semester hours due to completion of required courses will be exempt from the 12 semester hours requirement.



  1. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to apply for the Academic Leadership Excellence Scholarship.

  2. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply for the Financial Need/Academic Achievement Scholarship.



  1. The Scholarship application form must be signed by the applicant and the sponsor (if applicable). 

  2. Copies of high school or college transcripts reflecting grades through the Fall of 2022; online and "student copy" transcripts are acceptable.  

  3. SAT/ACT scores for high school seniors and high school graduates who have not attended their first college semester; online and "student copy" scores are acceptable.

  4. College acceptance letter required for all graduating high school seniors. 

  5. Proof of enrollment for Fall 2023 required for current college students.

  6. Completed FAFSA with Estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) OR Student Aid Report (SAR) is required with the Financial Need Scholarship application. 


All information is confidential.  All required attachments must accompany this application, or it will be considered incomplete. Please BLACKEN OUT Social Security numbers from documents submitted.



Scholarship checks issued by SCNGF are made payable to the college, university, or technical college, not to the Student. IRS Publication 970 states that scholarships may be used to pay for qualified education expenses, which include "tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution; and course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for the courses at the eligible educational institution."


Note: Applicants who receive an appointment to one of the U.S. Service Academies (or affiliated preparatory schools) or are awarded a full scholarship at any accredited U.S. post-secondary institution of higher education are not eligible to receive funds from the SCNGF. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees, and other related expenses.


I (we) grant permission to have this application, tax records, high school records, and college financial and academic records that may be obtained, reviewed by the FOUNDATION, and any college listed on the form. I (we) will notify the FOUNDATION, in writing, of any change of address, college of attendance, financial information, etc. If selected, the funds will be used ONLY for payment of necessary tuition and fees for attendance at an eligible college or university on a FULL-TIME basis as defined by the college catalog or registrar. The information submitted herewith is true and correct to the best of my/our knowledge. As the APPLICANT, I fully understand my obligation to maintain a level of academic standing and moral character that will favorably reflect the FOUNDATION.

 I (we) understand by clicking the "Begin Scholarship Application" button below, I (we) accept all terms and conditions as stated above.


Incomplete applications, or missing required attachments, will disqualify your submission. Make sure you complete the application and upload all required documents. Use the check-list feature provided with the application.

Your application, along with the required documentation, must be submitted online no later than 31 March 2023 by 5:00PM Eastern Time.

Please contact Dianne Rogers at

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