SOUTHERN SCHOLARS NEWS
Southern Scholars Is
Three Years Old!
Our 2022 Application Cycle is now open! Students who will be graduating from a school in Bamberg County, SC, and who meet all requirements are encouraged to apply. The deadline is Monday, April 18th! To learn more and to apply now, click here.
Southern Scholars Initiative launched three years ago this month! Thank you so much for helping us reach this incredible milestone and for supporting our Scholars! None of this would have been possible without you! Click here to watch our 3 Year Anniversary Video now!
“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.
Students of color from the Rural South attend and complete college at rates far lower than the national average. The Southern Scholars Initiative is committed to eradicating this disparity.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
We offer our scholars a comprehensive array of innovative, evidence-based, and highly individualized programs and services to help them meet their personal, academic, and career goals.