Who Can Apply: Kids’ Chance of South Carolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships for children of workers who have been killed, seriously injured, or experienced a debilitating illness in a work-related incident. Scholarships are awarded twice a year and students may apply every semester for which they are eligible. Current annual scholarship amounts range from [$500 – $3,000] and are determined based on the student’s financial need.
- Between 16-25 years old at the time of the application
- Child who is a dependent of a worker killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident occupational disease with a South Carolina employer in which benefits are paid under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act.
- Demonstrated financial need to pay for post-secondary education
- Accepted or already enrolled at trade/vocational school; industrial/commercial training; junior college/community college; undergraduate program at a college; or a graduate program at a college.
- Completion of the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – for students attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
- Other eligibility
- Completed Kids’ Chance Scholarship Application with student, family, and university/college/technical school contact information
- Transcript of most recent grades – unofficial transcript is acceptable
- Copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) you received from completing the FAFSA, with your Student Aid Index (SAI), formerly called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), IF you are attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university
- Picture of applicant and a completed student bio. The picture should be a professional picture such as a high school senior picture. This information will be used for advertising purposes on the Kids’ Chance website and other documents.
- Proof of benefits paid for injury/illness claim such as determination letter or CLAIM NUMBER from the state workers’ compensation board or death certificate
- Parents’ basic employer information
- Letters of recommendation (optional)
Deadline: January 1, 2024