• The McAlister Foundation Scholarship

    • The McAlister Scholarship is sponsored by The McAlister Foundation, The SCSDB Foundation, and the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB).

    • It is a full scholarship designed for deaf and hard of hearing students who have a need for financial assistance to attend college.

    • The scholarship may be used at any state college within South Carolina.

    • The amount of the scholarship will be determined each year based on the total amount of funding received by the recipient from all sources applicable covering tuition, fees, and dormitory room and board. 

    • The scholarship will be renewed each semester provided the recipient:

    (1) receives the grades required to remain in college, and
    (2) continues to meet the requirements of this scholarship. 

    Selection Criteria

    An applicant must: 

    • be deaf or hard of hearing as evidenced by an audiogram

    • be a resident of South Carolina

    • be a graduate or upcoming graduate of the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind, or have received services through the SCSDB Outreach Program

    • demonstrate that he or she has a South Carolina high school diploma or is currently meeting all requirements for graduation; or such alternatives as the committee deems appropriate

    • be determined capable of completing college work

    • demonstrate financial need as evidenced by a Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA (Website: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/)

    • plan to attend a state college within South Carolina

    • complete the McAlister Foundation Scholarship application and provide all required documentation (see checklist at right)

    Please check to make sure each item is provided.

    Your application cannot be reviewed until we receive all items on the list. 

  • Checklist for Scholarship Application

    1. Completed application form (online or printed)

    2. Audiological report (within last 3 years)
    3. Signed high school transcripts with SAT or ACT scores (if taken)
    4. 1st Letter of Recommendation
    5. 2nd Letter of Recommendation
    6. Application Essay
    7. Student Aid Report (SAR) from Federal Student Aid

    Send items to:
    The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind
    355 Cedar Springs Road
    Spartanburg, SC 29302
    Attention: Jolene Madison, McAlister Scholarship Committee
    or 
    jmadison@scsdb.org

    Application must be received or postmarked by
    March 26, 2021.


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