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Charles Gardner Youth Scholarship

Charles Gardner Youth Scholarship

The Charles Gardner Youth Scholarship is a merit based scholarship established in 2020 to assist students from low income households with school supplies during the first year of college. Many good students face challenges that make it difficult to compete for other funding. The scholarship is named in honor of Charles Gardner, a lifelong Greenville resident. He has championed many causes to uplift and provide opportunity for underserved communities and supported youth development. Gardner retired as the City of Greenville Director of Community Development.

His passion for youth led him to find a sponsor and create the CCC Raiders little league youth football team where he coached for many years. During that time, he not only led three generations of youth championship teams, but as a mentor, he helped players develop beneficial life skills. This solidified his legacy of commitment to community and to youth.

Requirements to qualify for the Charles Gardner Youth Scholarship

Notification and Disbursement of Funds

Download the Scholarship Packet