Our 2020 Applications Are Now Open!
The Dr. Doretha Pressey Southern Scholars Initiative offers prespective scholars the opportunity to apply for one of the following two scholarships:
The Dr. Doretha Pressey Academic Scholarship and
The Clara Mae Coleman Technical School Award.
The Pressey Scholarship provides selected scholars with a total of $18,000 each and will be awarded to high school seniors who intend to pursue higher education at a fully accredited four year college or university (not a trade school or technical college).
The Coleman Award provides selected scholars a total of $6,000 each, and will be awarded to high school seniors who intend to pursue higher education at a career, trade or technical school or a community college (not a fully accredited four year college or university).
The ideal scholarship recipients will be:
1. African American or Latino residents of certain low income rural communities in the Southeastern United States (This year, eligible applicants will attend Denmark-Olar High School in Denmark, SC.)
2. Accepted as full-time undergraduate students at either a not-for-profit fully accredited four-year college or university or a not-for-profit fully accredited technical school or college
3. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
4. Exhibit determination in the pursuit of goals
5. Have a commitment to and demonstrated history of giving back and helping those in need