What is the application process?
What is the application process?
There are two (2) parts to the application process:
1. You must set up an account and complete the online process. (Once you have done this, you will get an email back confirming that we received the online application).
2. You must mail or email in the additional required materials. See "What constitutes a complete application" below.
- Who is eligible for the scholarship?
There are currently NO Scholarship Requirements!
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When is the deadline for submission of materials?
The deadline for submission of the online portion of the application is . Deadline for receipt of the additional required materials is 5:00 pm est . The additional materials required must be mailed in ONE envelope to
The , 4320-G Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors, SC 29687
or emailed to . The additional materials required must be RECEIVED no later than 5:00 pm est .
What constitutes a complete application packet?
Submit the signed SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AGREEMENT. Download the Scholarship Award Agreement.
Submit an OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT with grades and cumulative GPA posted through the   semester. (It must be OFFICIAL.)
Submit a SIGNED LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION from a teacher / professor.
Submit a PERSONAL STATEMENT/ESSAY. Submit a one-page, signed personal statement explaining why the scholarship is important to the applicant. Include college and career plans, if known. Include applicant name and name of scholarship on the page.
Submit a LIST OF YOUR ACADEMIC HONORS, LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, etc.
Submit a copy of your SAR Report. (This is the report you receive after your FAFSA application has been processed)
Submit a W8 or W9 FORM. This must be completed by the applicant.
- What schools can a recipient attend?
An eligible educational institution is one whose primary function is the presentation of formal instruction and that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities.
- What is the value of the scholarship award?
The number of recipients and the amount of each scholarship may vary from year to year due to fluctuations in the Fund's value and/or applicable document restrictions. Subject to the trust terms, the awards will be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies and should not exceed these costs. Scholarship awards must be used in the year they are awarded. Recipients are required to access the Payment Form from www.csascholars.org home page. They must sign the form and submit it to their college to certify their enrollment and forward to the Scholarship Director for payment. It is the recipient's responsibility to submit a completed Payment Form and grades and specified below. A check will be issued directly to the college upon receipt of a grade report/transcript and a Payment Form. Failure to submit the required materials will result in the permanent loss of the scholarship. Unused funds must be returned to the .
What if I am unable to attend consecutive semesters?
Extenuating circumstances requiring a student to sit out a semester must be explained in writing to CSA. You will be notified of the final decision. If a recipient is out for a semester, then that semester is forfeited.
How are scholarship recipients selected?
A selection committee will consider the respective ability, educational goals, financial need, and career ambitions of each applicant.
How will I be notified if I am chosen as a recipient?
Once final approval has been given by the Trustee, CSA will email award letters to the recipients with detailed information about the scholarship. Candidates not selected to receive awards will be notified by CSA via email.
Is this scholarship renewable?
This scholarship is non-renewable; however, current recipients may reapply for consideration of an award along with the other new applicants.
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time. Scholarship recipients are limited to four total years of scholarship award and are expected to have been enrolled consecutive years during that time. Under special circumstances, individual exceptions may be made to the full-time enrollment requirement, or the four-consecutive year limitation, at the discretion of the Trustee. Note that scholarship recipients are not guaranteed a scholarship, and scholarship amounts are not guaranteed. Students eligible to reapply for a scholarship will receive application information from CSA.