The RMHC Scholars Program in Memory of Sally B. Hardy
Sally Bonnycastle Hardy, Ph.D. was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an educator on the local and national level and believed everyone deserved a quality education. Her professional emphasis was the Headstart Program and other early childhood initiatives. As a faculty member at the University of South Carolina and Allen University, Sally believed in teaching with passion, encouraging her students to help others and supporting her local community.
Under her leadership as board chair, the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia opened its doors in 1983 and as a result, thousands of children and their families have been helped throughout the years. She was a charismatic leader who spread joy to everyone she met. The RMHC Scholars Program in Memory of Sally B. Hardy is founded in her honor to celebrate her life and continue her legacy of caring and dedication to helping others, especially through education.
With education costs spiraling even higher, a college education is beyond the financial reach for many outstanding students. The RMHC Scholars Program in Memory of Sally B. Hardy opens the door to higher education for graduating high school seniors from Midlands area high schools who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. The RMHC Scholars Program in Memory of Sally B. Hardy seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the iniative to fulfill their educational goals. The goal of the program is simple: to identify and invest in future leaders.
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to two (2) graduating high school seniors. Students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are from one of the counties identified below are eligible to apply for the RMHC Scholars Program in Memory of Sally B. Hardy.
Calhoun, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee
Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Williamsburg
How to Apply:
Beginning October 1, 2013, students may apply online. Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 30, 2014. The deadline for the 2014 academic year is January 21, 2014, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date.
For questions concerning the RMHC Scholars Program in Memory of Sally B. Hardy, please call