Hattie Mae Sims

Memorial Scholarship

$1000 Award

In honor of Hattie Mae Sims, we offer this scholarship to support the financial needs of African American students pursuing their post-secondary education dreams and opportunities. Hattie Mae instilled a sense of community and giving in her family. She consistently reminded them "you suppose to help people". We hope to help as many students as we can with this one time award in her honor.

Deadline: April 24, 2020


Minimum GPA: 3.0

South Carolina High School Senior

Ethnicity: African-American

Student is not related to a member of directors


One-time award of $1,000

Application Package

Completed application form online

Emailed copy of your college acceptance letter

Emailed copy of your High School Transcript

Please email the requested documents to info@unlockingthegoldendoor.org

Hattie Mae Sims Memorial Scholarship Application

Choose 2 of the 5 topics listed below.

Min. 300 words. Max. 500 words.

Please state your question in your answer.

  • If you had the authority to change your school in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

  • Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.

  • Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

  • Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?

  • How will your intended major of study contribute to positive change in the world?

Essay Question Number One 

Essay Question Number Two

How did you hear about this scholarship

Please email your high school transcript and college acceptance letters to info@unlockingthegoldendoor.org

Recipient Notifications: May 29, 2020


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