Scholarship fund teams up with Darla Moore Foundation.

By Christina Lee Knauss

The Meeting Street Scholarship Fund, aimed at helping high-achieving graduates pay for college, is now partnering with The Darla Moore Foundation.

This new partnership now enables the scholarship to expand beyond Charleston County to include eligible students in eight additional counties in the Pee Dee Region beginning with the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle.

Scholarship recipients can receive up to $40,000 in college scholarships, with awards up to $10,000 annually for four years.

"We are incredibly humbled and excited to partner with The Darla Moore Foundation. It is through generous philanthropic efforts like this that we can offer this scholarship resource to more students across South Carolina," Ben Navarro, founder of the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund, said in a news release.

The scholarship is designed to identify academically high-achieving students with limited ability to afford college tuition and enable them to attend college without accruing student loan debt.

The first application cycle of the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund awarded scholarship funding to 94 scholars in Charleston County this past year. With the addition of the Pee Dee Region, the Fund estimates that more than 200 students could earn a scholarship during the upcoming application cycle.

"A lot of our...

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