Carolina Children’s Home is accepting applications for scholarships and grants from individuals and organizations who live in or serve children, young adults and/or families in Richland, Lexington, Sumter, Calhoun, Kershaw, Newberry and Fairfield counties.
Scholarship awards of up to $10,000 will fund tuition and academic fees for undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited state college, technical school or university beginning in the fall of 2018. Supported areas of study are nursing, social work, psychology, counseling and medicine.
Small and large grants are available for new and innovative services or expansion of services, community education, one-time capital investments and other initiatives consistent with the organization’s mission.
Carolina Children’s Home was founded in 1909 and has provided shelter, education, counseling and mental health services to children, young adults and their families. In 2015, it closed its patient programs and sold its Trenholm Road campus property to Epworth Children's Home.
“Today, rather than through traditional programs and brick-and-mortar services, the Carolina Children's Home board is pleased to continue the mission of CCH to meet the underserved mental and physical needs of children, young adults and their families through providing scholarships, grants and advocacy to children's initiatives in South Carolina's Midlands,” board of directors chair Stephen Creech said in a news release.