Hattie Mae Sims

Memorial Scholarship

$1000 Scholarship

Open to African American students in South Carolina

Georgia Mae Bookert

Memorial Scholarship

 

New Scholarship!

Past Recipients

See our past scholarship recipients.

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: March 27, 2022 11:59 pm

 

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 3.0

South Carolina High School Senior

Ethnicity: African-American

Student is not related to a member of directors

Award

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

 

Georgia Mae Bookert

Memorial Scholarship

New Award

In honor of Georgia Mae Bookert, we offer this scholarship to support the financial needs of South Carolina students pursuing their post-secondary education dreams and opportunities in South Carolina or at a Historically Black College or University.

Deadline: March 27, 2022 11:59 pm

 

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.5

South Carolina High School Senior

Ethnicity: African-American or Latino

Student is not related to a member of directors

Plans to attend one of the following: 

  • historically black college or university 

  • college or university in South Carolina

Award

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

 
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Sierra Sands
Spelman College
2021 Hattie Mae Sims Memorial Scholarship Recipient 

I am eager to continue to give back to my community by working for a non-profit agency devising, managing, and implementing their marketing and fundraising initiatives.

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Alyssa Scott
Winthrop University
2021 Georgia Mae Bookert Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Our high school had no program developing leadership skills in young women. We spent the entire summer creating a program for our school … We provide a space for young women … to converse about difficult topics, flourish in the skill of discussing to learn and understand rather than to convince, and then use the perspectives of the entire group to initiate change. 

Scholarship Recipients

 
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Nya W.
University of South Carolina Aiken
2020 Hattie Mae Sims Memorial Scholarship Recipient 

I am inspired to operate a business catering to the needs of children and inspiring the new generations. I want to provide an environment that encourages positive mindsets, promotes caring, and renders stellar services that benefit the well-being and positive development of children.

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Nastajia H.
Winthrop University
2020 Georgia Mae Bookert Memorial Scholarship Recipient

I hope to conduct research on the idea of resilience specifically among children from minority or low socio-economic groups to better understand how although many succumb to the adversity in their environment, others overcome, persevere, and find success.