Main Campus Program Scholarships
Upon acceptance to Limestone, students are awarded merit scholarships based on their academic achievement: Presidential Palmetto Scholarship, Academic Dean's Scholarships, and Founders Scholarships.
A Presidential Palmetto Scholarship is offered to individuals that have been awarded the SC Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. This scholarship covers full tuition, student activity fee, traditional room and board less any Federal, State, and Outside Scholarships/Grants for up to four years, provided satisfactory academic progress continues with the student maintaining Palmetto Fellows renewal requirements. The Presidential Palmetto Scholarship does not cover the cost of lab fees, fines, private music lessons, and/or private room charges.
Academic Dean's Scholarship awards require a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and Founders Scholarships a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA. The scholarships are to be renewed annually, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing.
Honors College Scholarship Honors College Scholarship applications are reviewed the by Director of the Honors College and the Honors Committee. After being accepted, retention into the Honors College is dependent upon maintaining a “B” or higher cumulative grade point average (3.0 to 4.0 scale) in all coursework. Students who successfully complete the program’s requirements will receive special recognition at their graduation ceremony.
Incoming First-year and Transfer Main Campus Students should visit the Honors College website for additional information and eligibility requirements at https://www.limestone.edu/honors-college.
Limestone Pooled Scholarships
The scholarships are financed by contributions to the Annual Academic Scholarship Fund and the earnings of the endowed funds listed below. Income from the following scholarship funds is pooled to support scholarships at Limestone University.
The Black Alumni Scholarship Fund
The Jack and Sarah Gresham Blanton Endowment Fund
The Lillian Wolfe Bobo Scholarship Fund
The Ryan and Myra Whelchel Bolt Scholarship Fund
The Walter W. Brown Scholarship Fund
The Jimmy Caggiano Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Georgiana Camp Foundation Fund
The Louise Phifer and Wofford B. Camp Scholarship Fund
The Richard W. and Margaret Thomson Carr Scholarship Fund
The Carter-Campbell Scholarship Fund
The J. J. and Mamie Ray Creech Scholarship Fund
The Thomas and William Curtis Scholarship Fund
The Sadie Gray DeShields Scholarship Fund
The Ethel Chambers Dukes Scholarship Fund
The Mabel Finch Brock Duncan Endowment Funds
The Floride Durham Scholarship Fund
The A. J. and Winnie Wingo Eastwood Scholarship Fund
The Sam Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Sue Hamrick Frye Scholarship Fund
The Fullerton Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Gaffney Manufacturing Company Scholarship Fund
The Michael Gaffney Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Granberry Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Sara Hammett Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Buford Street United Methodist Church
The Hamrick Mills Foundation Scholarship
The Lula Hicks Scholarship Fund
The Laird-McCallum Scholarship Fund
The Cameron Littlejohn Endowment Fund
The Claude Littlejohn Scholarship Fund
The Mrs. Edward Long Scholarship
The JoAnne Manners Endowment Fund
The Nannie Rigsbee Mills Scholarship Fund
The Jessie and Lydia Paschal Memorial Endowment Fund
The Fred N. and Lota Griffith Payne Endowment Fund
The J. Roy Pennell, Jr. Scholarship Fund
The Calvin H. Phippins, Jr. Citizenship and Community Service Award Scholarship Fund
The Marie Turner Pridmore Scholarship Fund
The Vernon L. and Sadie H. Sanders Endowment Fund
The N. E. and M. E. Sims Scholarship
The Mark Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Paul M. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Robert L. and Corrine R. Smith Scholarship Fund
The Ed Sossamon Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Evelyn Sparks Sutton Endowment Fund
The Eunice Ford Stackhouse Scholarship Fund
The Stouffer's Scholarship
The Margaret Hamrick Stroble Scholarship Fund
The Julius C. and Laura M. Taylor Endowment Fund
The Elizabeth Temple Scholarship Fund
The Mary Wilks Thomas Scholarship
The William Wilks Thomas Scholarship
The Joy Pace Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Roy W. and Kate Creech Wingo Endowment Fund
Limestone Fine Arts Scholarships
Limestone University awards a number of Fine Arts Scholarships each year to students majoring in art or music. Fine arts faculty members recommend these scholarships in open competition to entering freshmen who possess special creative talent in art or music. They are to be renewed annually provided the recipient is making satisfactory progress toward graduation as defined in the University Catalog and meeting participation requirements.
The fine arts scholarships are financed by contributions to the Annual Fine Arts Scholarship Fund. Income from the following scholarship funds is pooled to support these scholarships.
The Carrie Anderson Arnold Scholarship Fund
The Alvin Cain Scholarship Fund
The Martha Anne Cline Endowment Fund
The Birdsell and Helen Chesseman Corless Endowment Fund
The Wade Hill and Beatrice Sarratt Humphries Scholarship Fund
The Leonard-Fairey Scholarship Fund
The Inez Spears Littlejohn Scholarship Fund
The Mary Fultz Moore Piano Scholarship Fund
The Dorothy Richey Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Martha Boyd Robbins Music Scholarship Fund
The Mary Hempleman Simpson Scholarship Fund
Athletic Scholarships are awarded to Main Campus students who have demonstrated proficiency in the intercollegiate sports offered at the University. These scholarships are recommended by the Athletic Department and the amounts may vary, depending on the level of proficiency. In some circumstances, awards may be extended to Graduate students.
The Gordan Milton Adams Academic Scholarship Fund - This fund was established in July 2007 in memory of Gordon Milton Adams, Class of 1984, by his parents, Margaret Bickel Adams and Horace Milton Adams. This scholarship provides assistance to deserving, financially disadvantaged students wanting to improve their lives through higher education.
The Ouida Cox Bailey Scholarship - In 1955, Mr. P. S. Bailey started the Ouida Cox Bailey Scholarship fund to honor his wife, a former Limestone University student. The scholarship is awarded competitively to a freshman majoring in science and/or mathematics and may be renewed.
The Vivian Elledge Ball Scholarship - This fund was established in 1998 for English majors. It may be awarded to a freshman, a transfer student or an upperclassman who maintained a high school grade point average of 3.0 or better and must have declared a major in the humanities. The final determination of the recipient is based on financial need.
The Lilly Palmer Biscoe Endowed Scholarship – Funded by a charitable bequest from Lilly Palmer Biscoe, this scholarship was established in 2011. The fund shall provide assistance to a student with financial need.
The Dolly Nunnery Boney Scholarship - This fund was established in 1980 by Virginia B. Mathis in honor of her mother, Dolly Nunnery Boney, an alumna of Limestone. A scholarship is awarded annually to a rising senior majoring in English or one of the humanities. The recipient is selected by the Humanities faculty.
The Walter Eugene (Gene) Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund– Family members and friends established this endowed fund as a permanent memorial to Gene Brown. The scholarship will be available to award in the 2010-2011 academic year to incoming freshmen who earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 in high school. Special consideration shall be given to Brown's family descendants and Brown Packing employees and their children meeting the criteria. Consideration for residents of Cherokee County may be given also. The scholarship will be renewable if the recipient remains in good academic standing.
The Buice Realty Scholarship - This fund was established by Buice Realty for majors in business administration. The award is made to a South Carolina freshman each year.
The Jean Scott Byars Scholarship - Limestone alumna Jean Scott Byars, Class of 1952, and members of her family started this scholarship which was available for the first time in 2003. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in art or education are eligible to apply if they had a grade point average of 3.30 or better in high school.
The Joan Cadieu Canady ’56 Memorial Scholarship – This fund was established in 2013 by Charles Cadieu in memory of his sister, Joan Cadieu Canady, a 1956 alumna of Limestone. An annual scholarship will be awarded each year to a female student enrolling or currently enrolled full time from Cherokee County as a biology or chemistry major or enrolled in any pre-medical or medical programs. The scholarship may be awarded to a qualifying freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior class student.
The Ruth Gaffney Cadieu ’27 Memorial Scholarship- This fund was established in 2012 by Charles Cadieu in memory of his mother, Ruth Gaffney Cadieu, an alumna of Limestone. An annual scholarship will be made each year to a current student or incoming freshman that is enrolled full-time from Cherokee County and is majoring in History or Elementary Education major.
The Louise Phifer Camp Americanism Scholarship - This scholarship was established by Senator Strom Thurmond, as advisor to the John P. Gaty Charitable Trust, in 1976 for worthy students with financial need, who are strong advocates of the private, free enterprise, competitive system of government. It is awarded annually based on a competitive paper, submitted to the College, dealing with the advantages of the American free enterprise system.
The Robert S. Campbell Merit Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who reflects high composite standardized test scores (minimum of 1100 SAT) and a strong academic achievement of 3.25 or higher in all high school academic subjects. The scholarship may be renewed each year for four years provided the recipient maintains a 3.25 GPA and is in good standing.
The Cargill-Strickland Educational Endowed Scholarship-This fund was established in 1998 in memory of John Edwin Cargill and Eleanor Cargill Strickland (’49) and in honor of Mabel Anne Bridges Cargill (’28). The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student pursuing a degree in education for teacher preparation who exemplifies academic merit and financial need.
The Paul Casey Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 2013 by Jean Casey in memory of her son, Paul Casey. Paul was a men’s lacrosse player and team captain at Limestone prior to his death in 1994. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a rising senior on the Men’s Lacrosse team who has a minimum GPA of 2.75 and who exhibits and exemplifies integrity, leadership, and unselfish service to the team and the community.
The Hugh A. Cathey Scholarship - Hugh Cathey, who was a Life Trustee of Limestone College, established this fund in 1989. Scholarships are awarded annually to rising juniors or seniors with a 3.0-grade point average or better with a major in the natural sciences.
The Christian Education and Leadership Scholarship - Scholarship assistance is available to students enrolled in the Christian Education & Leadership Program at Limestone College. Students may receive scholarship support of up to $2,000 in the freshman year if they have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average in high school and meet other qualifications. Students must submit a formal application, with appropriate letters of recommendation. The scholarships, renewable each year, were started as a result of a $1,000,000 gift to Limestone College from Robert A. Dobson, III and his wife, Beth.
The Albert B. Cline Scholarship - This scholarship is to be awarded to entering freshmen from Cherokee County who graduate in the top third of their high school class and have a high SAT score.
The George and Vee Cocoros Scholarship - Established in 1994 by George Cocoros, who was serving as a Trustee of Limestone College, the scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding students.
The Sara Robbs Copeland Memorial Art Scholarship (2 Awards) - These endowed funds, established on the date of their 50th and 51st wedding anniversaries by Charles A. Copeland in memory of his wife, Sara Robbs Copeland, are available to female residents of Cherokee County, South Carolina, who have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.30 or better in high school, declared a major in art at Limestone College, and have demonstrated an ability in art and qualities of good leadership, citizenship, and character.
The Sara Robbs Copeland Memorial Science Scholarship (3 Awards) - These funds were established in June 1998, 2000, and 2002 by Charles A. Copeland in memory of his wife, Sara Robbs Copeland. Mrs. Copeland graduated with a major in chemistry in January 1946. The scholarships are available to female residents of Cherokee County, who have declared a major in natural sciences and who have an overall grade point average of 3.30 or better in high school.
Rebecca Rogers Cordes Scholarship - The Rebecca Rogers Cordes Family established this scholarship in 2015 in honor of Rebecca Rogers Cordes, an alumna of the class of 1952. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time traditional day student of any class rank and must have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The scholarship may be renewed if the student remains in good academic standing and the financial need continues.
The Lydia Louise Cox Endowed Scholarship Fund - This fund, established in August 2007 by Emily Bailey, niece of Miss Cox, was created to provide financial aid to a student enrolled in the Program for Alternative Learning Styles (PALS). The scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies merit and financial need as discerned by staff members.
The Barbara R. Cunning Memorial Scholarship - This fund was established in 2002 by Dr. Charles J. Cunning and his sons in memory of Barbara R. Cunning. The scholarship is available to students based on need. The recipient must be making satisfactory academic progress, including earning appropriate credits toward graduation. If more than one qualified candidate meets the criteria, preference will be given to that student majoring in a medically related discipline.
Charles J. Cunning Endowed Scholarship - This fund was established in 2015 by Charles J. Cunning. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with financial need and in good standing at Limestone University.
The Ann Berry Derrick Endowed Scholarship- This endowed scholarship was established by Dr. C. Warren Derrick, Jr. along with his children, Andrea Derrick Truitt, Hope Derrick, and Scott Derrick, in loving memory of Ann Berry Derrick, wife, mother, and Limestone alumni of the Class of 1959. The recipient of this award must be a traditional day student of the sophomore, junior, or senior class, majoring in Social Work. The recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need. The scholarship may be renewable.
The Laura Kathleen Dobson Scholarship - This fund was created in 1993 by Robert A. Dobson III as a permanent memorial to his daughter, Laura Kathleen Dobson. Scholarships are awarded annually to a female student working toward a degree in education.
Richard W. Dunn Annual Scholarship - This fund was established in 2014 by Daniel F. Dunn and Richard W. Dunn, Jr. in memory of their father, Richard Dunn, Sr. An annual scholarship will be made each year to a qualifying freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior class student who is a member of the Limestone football team. First preference will be given to a student from Spartanburg County in South Carolina; second preference will be given to a student from the state of South Carolina. The scholarship is renewable if the student makes satisfactory progress toward graduation.
The Ruth Moss Easterling Endowed Scholarship – The Blumenthal Foundation created this scholarship to honor Ruth Moss Easterling, a 1932 graduate of Limestone University. The scholarship is available to female students from the South who have an interest in political science and public service. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate leadership skills.
The Faye Carter Edwards ’51 and G. Preston Edwards Endowed Scholarship This scholarship fund was initiated in November 2005 by Faye Carter Edwards, a 1951 alumna, and her husband Dr. G. Preston Edwards. The scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior full-time, traditional day student with financial need. Preference will be given to females. The recipient shall be strongly committed to the concept of education as a public good rather than a private benefit.
The S. B. Ezell Scholarship Fund - By a bequest in 1941, Mr. S. B. Ezell, established four scholarships which cover the cost of tuition at Limestone University for female descendants of his parents, John S. and M. Mahala Ezell.
Fain Family Teacher Education Program Scholarship- This annual scholarship was established by Dr. Allen Fain, Limestone alumnus Class of 1998, in honor of his children Brooks and Mary Kate Fain. Two annual scholarship awards may be offered per year to a qualifying senior class student majoring in education, beginning or completing his/her required clinical practice (student teaching), must have a 3.5 or above GPA, have financial need, and must have a signed contract with a school district.
The Charles Albert Farriss Memorial Scholarship Fund - Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Fuller started this fund in 1985 as a memorial to Mr. Farriss who was a second-year student at Limestone at the time of his death in 1984. The scholarship is available to freshmen as well as upper-class students who meet the established criteria: a resident of Cherokee County; a dedicated Christian; a grade point average of 3.00 or better; and financial need.
The Eva June Foster Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund - Eva June Foster, an alumna of the class of 1955 and the College’s first Montague McMillan Professor of English, established this fund in 1981 as a pooled scholarship fund. Gifts added to the fund over the years provided enough principal to endow the fund in 2003. The scholarship is awarded each year to a student majoring in an area of the performing arts; with first preference being given to a music major who has demonstrated his or her musical ability and whose grades are indicative of success at Limestone. The recipient should have a minimum GPA of 3.25 at the time of the scholarship award.
The Pearl Anderson Gore Endowed Scholarship Fund - Limestone alumna Jeanne Gore Fowler, Class of 1957, created this scholarship as a memorial for her mother, Pearl Anderson Gore. This award is made to a South Carolina female on the basis of financial need and academic merit.
The Lemuel Clingman Greene, Sr. Annual Scholarship – This fund was established in 1992 by Ezma Greene Martin, in remembrance and honor of her father, the late Lemuel Clingman Greene, Sr. First preference for this scholarship shall be to a family member. If no family member is attending Limestone, the award can be given to another individual. The individual needs to demonstrate the potential for service in church and community, who shows academic promise and who is exemplary in conduct.
The Penni Oncken Griffin Social Work Scholarship – Established in 2005 by Limestone University President, Dr. Walt Griffin, in honor of his wife, Penni, who served as Director of the Social Work Program at Limestone. The scholarship is available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have been accepted into the Social Work program. Selection is based on need and academic merit. The scholarship may be renewed annually if a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is maintained and the student is involved with Social Work Department activities. The recipient will be selected by the Chair of the Social Work Department. Both Day and Extended Campus students are eligible.
Walt Griffin Endowed Scholarship- This fund was established in 2018 by the Board of Trustees as a token of appreciation for the leadership of Dr. Walt Griffin who served Limestone College selflessly as president from July 1, 1992, until his retirement December 31, 2017. The scholarship may be awarded to a junior or senior student who has declared a major in history and has a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better overall and a 3.0 or better in history courses.
The Jean Humphries Guthrie Scholarship - This scholarship was established in 2001 by Jack Guthrie in honor of his wife, an alumna of Limestone College, Class of 1943. The endowment supports scholarships for mathematics majors from South Carolina or the Piedmont area of North Carolina.
The Ramona Westbury Hale Scholarship - This endowed scholarship was established in 1997 by Ramona Westbury Hale, Limestone University graduate, Class of 1941. Scholarships are awarded annually to students who have decided to pursue a college major in English at Limestone. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in high school and an interest in and love for literature are required of recipients.
The Mary Elizabeth Hartzog Hamrick Endowed Scholarship Fund – The scholarship fund was initiated in 1989 by friends of Mary Elizabeth Hartzog Hamrick as a memorial for her service to Limestone as a devoted alumna and friend of the College. The scholarship will be available to award in the 2010-2011 academic year to an incoming freshman who earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 and graduated from Gaffney High School. Special consideration for residents of Cherokee County may be given also. The scholarship will be renewable if the recipient remains in good academic standing.
The Oliver D. Hamrick Scholarship Fund - Created in 1986 by Edna Hipps Hamrick and Hamrick Corporation as a memorial to Oliver D. Hamrick, the founder of Hamrick's. Scholarships are available on the basis of financial need and academic merit and may be renewed annually provided the recipients maintain at least a "C" average and make satisfactory progress toward graduation.
Wylie L. Hamrick Family Endowed Scholarship- This endowed scholarship was established by Lyman W. Hamrick, A. Wardlaw Hamrick, and Robert W. Hamrick in memory of their parents, Wylie L. and Frances Hamrick. Priority will be given to any son or daughter or descendant of Wylie L. Hamrick as a recipient of the scholarship. Should there be more than one direct descendant attending Limestone University at the same time, the scholarship assistance will be equally divided. In the absence of any son or daughter or direct descendant, first preference will be given to enrolling/enrolled Limestone University students from Cherokee County, SC, with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
The Drada Pate Hoover Endowed Scholarship - Established in 2002 by Drada Pate Hoover, an alumna and a Trustee of Limestone University, this fund provides for four Hoover Scholars annually. The scholarships are available to students who are in the top 10% of their graduating class, who have scored 1200 or above on the SAT, and who have a 3.5-grade point average. Recipients must maintain full-time student status with a minimum 3.25-grade point average to retain the scholarship.
The Lois Daniels Horton Endowed Scholarship Fund – This fund was created by C.R. Horton in honor of his mother, Lois Daniels Horton. The scholarship is available to Horton descendants or Extended Campus Internet students. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time, must maintain a 3.0 GPA, and must remain in good academic standing. Students must reapply for this scholarship each academic year.
Carrie Gaffney Hughes ’27 Memorial Scholarship- This fund was established in 2012 by Charles Cadieu in memory of his aunt, Carrie Gaffney Hughes, an alumna of Limestone. An annual scholarship will be made each year to a current student or incoming freshman that is enrolled fulltime from Cherokee County and is majoring in History or Elementary Education major.
The Kate Settle and Sam Hughes Scholarship Fund - Mrs. Hughes, a Limestone graduate of the Class of 1934, and her husband established this fund in 1984 to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement.
Jean Carter Jarrell ’49 Endowed Scholarship – The scholarship fund was established in 2015 by alumna Jean Carter Jarrell, Class of 1949, as a tribute to her parents, Jewel Donnan Carter and Rudolph Eaves Carter, who encouraged her to further her education at Limestone University. The scholarship is available to traditional day students, enrolled full-time, that are motivated to succeed and express an interest in bettering themselves. The recipient shall be from any class. Students with an average GPA are encouraged to apply. Students majoring in physical education, sports management, or any other major related to athletics are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
The Louise Pettit Jones ’37 Endowed Scholarship – The scholarship was established in 2004 through a charitable bequest by Louise Pettit Jones, a 1937 alumna. The scholarship is available to Limestone juniors or seniors who are South Carolina residents, preferably from Cherokee County, majoring in music, and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better, with demonstrated financial need. Eligible students must have good moral character and be active in the church. The scholarship is renewable annually if all criteria are met.
The Elizabeth Jones Jordan Endowed Scholarship - The A. Foster Jordan Family established this fund in 2005 in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Jones Jordan, a graduate of Limestone University in 1926. It is available to an incoming female freshman from Union County, South Carolina, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher with financial need. The recipient must also be a graduate of a high school in Union County, South Carolina.
The Emil Leskanic Baseball Scholarship Fund - This scholarship fund was established in 1998 by Jesse Leskanic in honor of his father, Emil Leskanic. The scholarship will be awarded to student-athletes who excel in the game of baseball, are good citizens, and are successful in their academic studies.
The Ruth Wolfe Linville Scholarship - A scholarship established in 2001, after the death of Ruth Wolfe Linville '29, provides scholarship aid to students majoring in History or in one of the social sciences at Limestone University. In addition to the major, consideration will be given to the applicant's financial need and academic record in high school.
The Margaret Poole Littlejohn Scholarship Fund - This fund was established in 1974 by Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr., in honor of his wife, an alumna of the class of 1950. The fund supports a scholarship for a music major.
The Stuart Jacob Long Memorial Scholarship Fund - The fund was initiated in 1989 by Kenneth E. Long, a 1970 alumnus and Margaret McAlister Vernon, a 1969 alumna as a memorial to Stuart Jacob (Jake) Long at the time of his death in 1989.
The Claude V. Marchbanks Endowed Scholarship - The endowed fund was established in 1989 by 1979 alumnus and former trustee Dr. Claude V. Marchbanks. The fund shall provide assistance to a student with financial need.
The Frances Tobiola Martin Memorial Scholarship - This fund was created in 1995 to provide scholarships for students entering Limestone University as freshmen with demonstrated financial need. Mrs. Martin graduated from Limestone in 1933.
The Nancy Spencer Mathis Christian Education Endowed Scholarship Fund – This scholarship was given in honor of Nancy Spencer Mathis by her husband, Roy Mathis. The endowed fund will provide a scholarship annually to a student involved in the Christian Education and Leadership Program.
The Sarah C. McCall Scholarship - Funded by a charitable bequest from Earnest H. McCall, this scholarship was established in 2001 and is available to students who are majoring in education. Recipients must meet all teacher education requirements.
Kevin Whaley McCarley-This fund was established in 2016 in memory of Kevin Whaley McCarley, Class of 1993, by his family. An endowed scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student from Union County, South Carolina. If there are no qualifying students from Union County, the scholarship may be awarded to a deserving student from another area.
The Trent E. McSwain Endowed Scholarship – Mrs. Sylvia Jean McSwain initiated this fund in June 2006 in honor of her son, Trent, a graduate of the Class of 2006. The scholarship is available to a deserving student majoring in music and making satisfactory academic progress. Eligible recipients may be of any class standing. The scholarship will be awarded based on recommendations from the Chair and faculty of the music department.
The Ethel H. Merritt Scholarship - This scholarship was established in October 2000 by Ethel Howard Merritt, '29 and was funded through a charitable bequest. The primary criterion for awarding the scholarship is the financial need of the applicant.
The Mintz-Sanders Scholarship - Established in 2001 by James R. Sanders, Jr., to honor his mother (Jane Mintz Sanders '43), his aunt (Betty Mintz '41), and his grandmother (Virgie Wilson Mintz), this scholarship is available to Limestone students planning a career in teaching. First preference is to Cherokee County residents with financial need. A high school GPA of 3.00 is required. This scholarship may be continued through graduation if the student meets all requirements for education majors.
The Cecilia Meetze Moore - Dorthy Dicks Oliver Scholarship - This scholarship was established by William J. Moore '57 and his wife, Louise Oliver Moore '61, in honor of their mothers. The award will be made to an incoming freshman from Cherokee County enrolled in the Christian Education & Leadership Program who must meet the continuing requirements established by the program in 2000. As long as the student remains in good standing in the Christian Education & Leadership Program, the student will receive the scholarship through graduation. If a student from Cherokee County is not available, a student from South Carolina is to be awarded the scholarship and receive all the benefits previously described.
Laurens (Lonny) Potter Moore Endowed Scholarship - This fund was established in 2014 by Judy Wyles, Class of 1970, in memory of Laurens (Lonny) Potter Moore. The scholarship is available to an incoming freshman majoring in Theater, Music Theatre, or English/Theatre and making satisfactory progress toward graduation. The scholarship will be renewable based on financial need.
The Victoria Mell Newton Endowed Scholarship – The scholarship was established through a charitable bequest by Ralph Newton Wilcox, nephew of Victoria Mell Newton, Class of 1936. The scholarship will be awarded to a student annually involved in the Christian Education and Leadership Program.
The Virginia Norton Music Scholarship - This fund was established in 1983 by Martha Virginia Norton Caldwell, a 1965 alumna, in honor of her mother, Virginia Norton. It is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior majoring in voice or piano.
The Bright Gresham Parker Music Scholarship Fund - This scholarship fund was initiated in May 1990 by Bright G. Parker and E. Raymond Parker. This scholarship shall be for students, preferably from Cherokee County, who are majors in church music and/or piano but may be used for other music areas if there is a great need.
G. Frederick and Kay Payne Endowed Scholarship Fund- This endowed fund was established by Fred and Kay Payne, to support a student participating in the Christian Education and Leadership Program. If the student remains in good standing in the Christian Education & Leadership Program, the scholarship may be renewed through graduation.
The Perry-Bryan Family Leadership and Service Business Endowed Scholarship - Established in the summer of 2005, the Perry-Bryan Family Business Scholarship was established by Mrs. Ida Belle Perry in memory of her late husband, Joseph Jarrel Perry, Jr., and in honor of her grandson, Wheeler Bryan, Jr. (Class of 2003). The scholarship is available to rising juniors or seniors, majoring in accounting, economics, general business, management, or marketing who must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0, provide two letters of recommendation, and submit an essay outlining their scholastic and leadership goals.
Diamond Resorts Gaylord Perry Annual Scholarship- This annual scholarship was established by Diamond Resorts and Limestone alumnus Mike Flaskey, CEO as a tribute to and in honor of Gaylord Perry, Limestone University’s first baseball coach. One annual scholarship award may be offered per year to a qualifying freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior class student who is a member of the Limestone University Baseball Team. The recipient will be recommended by the Head Baseball Coach.
The Katherine Pfohl Music Scholarship - First awarded in 1984, this scholarship is designated for a student majoring in voice or choral music education and was established by Elizabeth Smith Acree, a graduate of the class of 1942. The scholarship honors Miss Katherine Pfohl, a 1935 graduate of Limestone who was a member of the music faculty for fifteen years.
Prevost Family Annual Scholarship- This annual scholarship was established by Jim Prevost, Class of 1979, in honor of his wife and Limestone alumna, Mary Ann Stroud Prevost and their children. An annual scholarship award will be offered per year to a qualifying freshman, sophomore, junior or senior class student majoring in Studio Art. The student must have financial need, a 3.0 GPA (if upperclassman), or have scored a 24 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT.
The James White Rector and Emmie Evans Rector Scholarship - This scholarship fund was initiated in December 1994 by Emmie Evans Rector, Professor Emerita of Physical Education and Education at Limestone University. The scholarship will be awarded to an upperclassman majoring in physical education, with a grade point average of 3.5 or above.
The Iva and Perry Reece Endowed Scholarship - Established in 2005 by Sherman L. Reece in honor of his parents, Iva and Perry Reece, this fund provides scholarship assistance to a long term resident of Cherokee County, South Carolina and graduate of a Cherokee County, South Carolina high school.
David & Nancy Rilling Endowed Scholarship- This endowed scholarship was established by David and Nancy Rilling. During their tenure as members of the Limestone University staff, Dave and Nancy Rilling developed lasting bonds with countless students, faculty, and staff. The recipient of this award must be a full-time traditional day student of any class rank with financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. This scholarship may be renewed if the student remains in good academic standing and continues to have financial difficulties.
The Thomas H. ’37 & Dorothy A. Robelot Endowed Scholarship – Mrs. Thomas H. (Dorothy) Robelot and her children established this fund in memory of her husband and their father in 2001. The scholarship is available to male students enrolled at Limestone University who reside in the Upstate region of South Carolina with financial need.
Ramona McBrayer Ross Endowed Scholarship - This fund was created in 2014 by Dean Ross in memory of his wife, Ramona McBrayer Ross, an alumna of the class of 1955. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has declared a major offered through the Department of Music, has financial need and maintains a 3.0 GPA. First preference will be given to a student from the upstate of South Carolina or the surrounding counties of North Carolina. The second preference will be given to a student from South Carolina or North Carolina, with third preference going to a student that meets all other criteria with the exception of residency based on the recommendation of the Music Department. The scholarship may be renewed if the student remains in good academic standing and all other criteria are met.
J M Smith Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in December 2008 by the J M Smith Foundation and available for award for the 2010-2011 academic year. The scholarship will support the academic program at Limestone University. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in the traditional Day Campus Program; and must have declared a major in the Computer Science and Information Technology field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship may be renewed as long as the student remains in good academic standing.
The Gaffney Rotary Student Scholarship Fund - This fund awards four-$1000.00 scholarships each year, one in each student class (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior). These are renewable to students residing in Cherokee County as long as they are funded. Freshman students must have maintained a "B" or higher average in high school. Upperclassmen must have a Grade Point Average of 2.75 or higher.
The Nani Lou (Self) Cooper Academic Scholarship - This endowed scholarship was established on August 17, 1999 by Betsy and Robert S. "Bob" Campbell honoring Nani Lou (Self) Cooper in recognition of her 32 plus years as an employee of Limestone University. The scholarship is available to students majoring in Elementary Education. The student must have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better in high school, must be enrolled in the Day Campus Program at Limestone, and must have demonstrated qualities of good leadership, citizenship, character, and a genuine interest in her/his chosen field.
The Frank and Mary Sheldon Memorial Mathematics Scholarship - This scholarship is to be awarded to mathematics majors. The ideal candidate will have earned at least a 3.0 GPA in high school and must maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher at Limestone University.
The Mary Hempleman Simpson Endowed Scholarship Fund – This scholarship fund was originally established in 1982 as a pooled fund scholarship by the Limestone University faculty and friends to honor Mary Hempleman Simpson upon her retirement from full-time teaching. Mrs. Simpson was an Associate Professor of Music Education at Limestone University from September 1962 until May 1982. The scholarship will be available to award in the 2010-2011 academic year to a qualified music major who has been admitted to the College.
The Mary Hilley Sizemore Endowed Scholarship Fund – The family of Mary Emma Hilley Sizemore established an endowed scholarship in honor of her 90th birthday and her life. Mrs. Sizemore was unable to complete her education at Limestone due to the effects of the Great Depression. Although she was unable to return to finish her degree, she maintained a deep love for and commitment to Limestone University. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to qualified, currently enrolled students whose needs are not met by financial aid and are in circumstances that otherwise might prevent them from completing their college education.
The Thompson Memorial Scholarship – This fund was established in March 2006 in memory of Bo Thompson. The scholarship was established by his wife, Tisha Thompson, to honor his philosophy of sharing blessings with those in need. The annual award will be provided to a qualifying freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior enrolling or enrolled in the Program for Alternative Learning Styles, with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 and financial need. Students from Cherokee County, South Carolina should be given first preference.
The Ann Chafee Turbyfill Memorial Scholarship – Established in 2010 by Robert R. Turbyfill, Jr., in memory of his wife, this scholarship is available to students majoring in theatre with financial need. If there are no students that meet the requirements, the scholarship may be awarded to a student majoring in fine arts with financial need.
The Barbara Gladden Vogel Scholarship This fund was established in 2001 by Barbara Gladden Vogel, a 1951 graduate of Limestone University. The endowment supports scholarships for students majoring in Social Work.
The M. C. Wicht, Sr. Scholarship Fund - This fund was established in 1989 by Dr. M. C. Wicht, Jr. in honor of Dr. M. C. Wicht, Sr., deceased, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at North Georgia College. This scholarship shall be presented to a student majoring in one of the sciences, with first priority being to biology majors.
The Patricia Williams Willis Endowed Scholarship – This fund was established in May 2010 by Dr. John Willis in honor of his wife, Pat Williams Willis, Class of 1955. Mrs. Willis is a loyal and dedicated alumna of Limestone University. The scholarship provides assistance to a student who exemplifies academic merit and financial need as discerned by the scholarship committee.
The John Harold Wolfe Memorial Scholarship - Ruth Wolfe Linville, Class of 1929, established this fund in 1985 as a memorial to her brother, Dr. John Harold Wolfe, who served as Professor of History at Limestone from 1943 to 1946. Criteria for the scholarship include class rank, grade point average, and SAT or comparable test scores.