Helping Area Students

Each year, our Chamber will be awarding one scholarship to a local, college-bound student.

For 2019, the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a deserving local area student seeking a college degree. All high school seniors residing or attending school in the Blythewood 29016 zip code, as well as seniors of active GBCC members that are planning to attend institutions of higher learning are eligible to apply. Selection is based on the following:

 Need of Financial Assistance – 20%
 Scholastic Achievement – 30%
 School Involvement – 10%
 Community Service – 10%
 Essay – 10%
 Interview – 20%.

To be considered, the following items MUST be included with your application:

 Completed and signed Scholarship Application form
 Unofficial transcript copy signed and sealed by a guidance counselor
 Letter of academic recommendation from a school representative or teacher. If home schooled, the letter should be from an employer, minister, or teacher other than the parent.
 An essay (500 words or less, typed double spaced) about a book or piece of literature that has affected you and why
 An acceptance letter from the school the student plans to attend
 Letter of Estimated Family Contributions (EFC) from FAFSA.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and mailed to:

Scholarship Chair
c/o The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1055
Blythewood, SC 29016

Applicants must agree to be available for an interview on Monday, May 20, 2019 and/or Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  The winner will be announced at our June 11th, 2019 breakfast meeting at Doko Manor.

Download Scholarship Application and Cover Letter