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Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Center Scholarship

Are you an undergraduate student with a major or minor in a program in either the College of Arts & Humanities or the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences?

Do you have an interest in Africana Studies, Criminal Justice & Criminology, History, Law & Society, Political Science, Sociology, Women’s Gender & Sexuality or other similar programs?

Could you benefit from a $2,500 financial scholarship? Then, this opportunity could be for you!

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Center will award a $2,500 financial scholarship to two undergraduate students through the Quarterman & Keller Foundation, Inc. Social Justice Scholarship Program. 

Applicant Criteria:

  • Be a participant in the TriO Program for first generation students, OR
  • Be an undergraduate major or minor in an approved program within the College of Arts & Humanities or the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences.  Areas of study may include, but are not limited to Africana Studies or Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Africana Studies.
  • Be willing to complete a Gullah Geechee focused research project that will be guided by a faculty member of his/her/their choice. The overarching theme shall be to identify and address ways to create a more equitable and just society – specifically in terms of the challenges faced by local Gullah Geechee communities and government.
  • Be willing to present his/her/their research in April, 2022.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on August 20, 2021.  Selected applicants will be notified of their award the week of August 30.

Last updated: 8/19/2021