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Scholarships

We are grateful for the generosity of our scholarship donors. They help Porter-Gaud attract and retain deserving students who would not be able to afford it otherwise.

Named Scholarships

The Charilla Barham Scholarship

The Charilla Barham Scholarship was established by family and friends of Charilla Barham in 2013 to provide tuition assistance to a worthy 6th grade student who best embodies the spirit of Charilla Barham’s love for Porter-Gaud and its students.

The Barrett Family Scholarship

The Barrett Family Scholarship was established in 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Barrett and family. The Barrett Family Scholarship goes to a prospective student entering grades six through twelve, and recognizes a student who maintains good overall standing at Porter-Gaud School.

The Colonel George B. Buell ’17 Scholarship

The Colonel George B. Buell ’17 Scholarship was established in 1991 by Colonel George B. Buell ’17, as a memorial for his wife Frances Gooding Buell. Colonel Buell was the first president of the Porter Military Academy Alumni Association and brought former cadets into Porter-Gaud School. Colonel Buell passed away in 1996, but his legacy and love for our school lives on as his scholarship supports a worthy Porter-Gaud student in the Upper School.

The Benjamin Wyatt Burris ’01 Scholarship

The Benjamin Wyatt Burris ’01 Scholarship was established in 2009 by the Burris family and friends of Ben Burris. Ben was a team player who cared deeply about his friends, family, and others around him. The award is given to students who exhibit Ben’s passion for life, friendship and competition.

The Barry D. Gumb, Jr. Scholarship

The Barry D. Gumb, Jr. Scholarship was established in 2000 at Coastal Community Foundation by the family and friends of “Beau” Gumb, in his memory. This scholarship is given to recognize the personal merit of a student who is strong in character, integrity and concern for others.

The Broad Reach Scholarship

This fund was established in 2018 with goal of attracting students with to Porter-Gaud who will take full advantage of the opportunities at the school that help them grow as individuals. Achieving that goal starts with the scholarship’s name.  It is named for sailing’s “broad reach”, a favorable point of sail to catch the winds that typically moves a boat faster and more comfortably through the water to its destination.

Frank Ford Leadership Award 

This award was established in memory of Frank C. Ford. The fund supports an annual award to a current 11th grader who demonstrates integrity, determination, and contributes positively to campus life. The Scholarship can be used for Porter-Gaud tuition or future college tuition. 

The Dr. William H. Huger Home Scholarship

The Dr. William H. Huger Home Scholarship* was established in 2006 by the Dr. William H. Huger Home Charitable Trust. The Trust funds two scholarships annually in the name Dr. William H. Huger Home for two female students at Porter-Gaud School who demonstrate a strong academic record.

Kirk Sheridan Kessler ‘76 Scholarship

Kirk Sheridan Kessler ‘76 Scholarship was established in 2014 by his parents, Colonel and Mrs. Raymond A. Kessler, Jr. ’39. The scholarship honors the memory of Kirk Kessler, and is awarded to a rising 9th grader who, like Kirk Kessler, possesses high ideals and a record of accomplishment, as demonstrated through strong moral character, pursuit of excellence, servant leadership and participation in and love of team sports.

The Krawcheck Family Scholarship

The Krawcheck Family Scholarship was established in 2000 by Sallie L. Krawcheck ’83 and members of her family to support exceptional students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend Porter-Gaud School. The Krawcheck Scholarships are modeled after the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina and also provide successive summer enrichment activities for each recipient.

The Khris Middleton Scholarship

The Middleton Scholarship was established in 2017 by Khris Middleton ’09. The Middleton Scholars program aims to increase diversity at Porter-Gaud by awarding scholarships to high achieving underserved and minority students.

Lower School JADE Scholarship

Lower School JADE Scholarship* was established in 2010 by an anonymous donor and is awarded to a highly motivated minority student in the Lower School with outstanding academic credentials and a supportive home environment. The JADE Scholarship was created based on the donor’s desire to make it possible for recipients to pursue their dreams, realize their potential, and develop their resourcefulness and record of accomplishment.

The Paul and Suzanne Lynch Family Scholarship

This award was established in 2019 by Suzanne and Paul Lynch ’80 to provide a merit based scholarship to an outstanding student in the Upper School at Porter-Gaud. 

The Malone Family Foundation Scholarship

The Malone Family Foundation Scholarship was established in 2011 by the Malone Family Foundation with an initial $2 million endowment gift. The program enables top-level students to attain scholarships at a growing number of independent secondary schools throughout the United States. The scholarship fund, which has a merit and need-based component, will enable students who are of the highest academic caliber to attend Porter-Gaud.

The Meeting Street Academy Scholarship Awards

This award is given to Meeting Street Academy Students who are strong academic candidates with drive and motivation who families provide a stable and supportive environment in order to ensure the student’s success. 

The Porter-Gaud Minority Scholarship

The Porter-Gaud Minority Scholarship was established in 1994 by Bank of America and Porter-Gaud School. It recognizes a minority student who demonstrates high academic achievement.

The Porter-Gaud Alumni Association Scholarship

The Porter-Gaud Alumni Association Scholarship* was created to recognize and support worthy students who are related to an alumnus or alumnae of Porter Military Academy, The Gaud School or Porter-Gaud School. Proceeds from the PGAA Annual Golf Tournament and other fundraisers provide scholarships each year.

The Post and Courier Scholarship

This award was established in 2017 by the Post and Courier Foundation with the intent to provide student scholarship at Porter-Gaud to recipients with a passion for writing and learning.

The Randall L. Clark Scholarship

Established in memory of Randy Clark by his family and friends in November 2013, this fund provides scholarship to an outstanding student in the Middle School. 

The Stephen E. Puckette III ’75 Scholarship

The Stephen E. Puckette III ’75 Scholarship was established in 1994 by Dr. and Mrs. S. Elliott Puckette in honor of their son. The Puckette Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates deep character and is an active member of a Christian congregation.

The Michael H. Rawl ’94 Scholarship

The Michael H. Rawl ’94 Scholarship was established in 1992 by his parents, The Honorable and Mrs. A. Victor Rawl ’64. The Michael H. Rawl ‘94 Scholarship recognizes a minority student who maintains a respectable academic average and who participates in the extracurricular life of Porter-Gaud. The recipient manifests a desire to assist in building a better community and a determination to succeed.

The South Carolina Society Scholarship at Porter-Gaud School

The South Carolina Society Scholarship at Porter-Gaud School was established in 1989 by the South Carolina Society. It provides tuition assistance to a rising 6th grade student who at one time previously attended Meeting Street Academy. South Carolina Scholars are selected based on academic proficiency, character, participation in community life, and objectives for the future.

The Tozzi Family Scholarship Award

The Tozzi Family Scholarship Endowment, established by Jamie and Jeffery Tozzi in 2015, was created to defray tuition expenses for faculty children at Porter-Gaud or children who have a parent(s) employed in active duty military service.

The Wendell Family Scholarship

The Wendell Family Scholarship* was established in 2003 by the Charles H. Wendell family, and is awarded to students with an exceptional academic record.