Check back here often for the latest Southern Scholars' News, Updates, and Events!

Our New Location!

We are so grateful to our board member Dr. Sojourner for offering Southern Scholars office space in Denmark-Olar High School .  Click below to learn more about our connection to the school.  


Our incredible board member Sadé Williams is partnering with us to sponsor or first ever cut-a-thon.


From 2.18.20 through 4.12.20 we will be celebrating the 54 days of heart challenge.  Read on to get involved!

Scholarship Month

November is National Scholarship Month. Click below to support our scholars.

In the News!

We are honored to be featured in the Times and Democrat Newspaper. Please click below to read the article!

Meet Our Scholars

Southern Scholars is thrilled to introduce our very first scholarship recipients, Mr. Larry Sanders and Ms. Sheila Serrano- Flores. 

Happy Birthday,

Dr. Pressey!

February 18th is Dr. Pressey's birthday!  Please click below to learn more about our incredible founder!

Teacher of the Year

Please join us in congratulating our Board Member, Berdett Coleman for her Washington Post Teacher of the Year nomination.  Click below to learn more about Ms. Coleman.


December 3rd is #GivingTuesday, Read more to find out how you can get involved !



803.200.1910 (SC Office)

518.212.7202 (NY Office)



803.936.0149 (SC Office)

347.578.8810 (NY Office)




The Dr. Doretha Pressey Southern Scholars Initiative, Inc.

SC Office:

197 Viking Circle
Denmark, SC  29042

NY Office:

PO Box 298

New Lebanon, NY 12125

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