SOUTHERN SCHOLARS NEWS
Our 2023 Application Opens 2.18.23!
We are so excited to announce the launch of our 2023 scholarship application! This year, we are also thrilled to welcome our newest High School Partner, Hunter-Kinard Tyler High School.
All seniors graduating from Denmark-Olar High School, Bamberg-Erhardt High School, or Hunter-Kinard Tyler High School are encouraged to apply! Click here to learn more and to apply now.
February 18th is Dr. Pressey's Birthday and we can't wait to celebrate! Dr. Pressey is the heartbeat of our organization and she is the reason we do this work. Please stay tuned for updates and help us celebrate this remarkable woman's life and legacy with us!
“Sooner or later, all the peoples of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Education, Determination, Generosity
The Dr. Doretha Pressey Southern Scholars Initiative is a 501c3 nonprofit scholarship and college completion program dedicated to creating access, equity, and success for students of color from low-income communities in the rural South. We are motivated and guided by the legacy of our founder, Dr. Doretha Pressey, a passionate and determined educator who committed her life to generously helping those in need. Education, Determination, and Generosity were three of the core principles that exemplified Dr. Pressey's life and work and they have become the three major tenets upon which our work is based.
Join the Initiative! Become a founding supporter of our nonprofit organization and help us make a difference in our Scholars' lives! Volunteer and internship opportunities are also available!