The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship program, named for South Carolina's first poet laureate, offers twelfth-grade students (enrolled in a public school in South Carolina) the opportunity to compete for a scholarship in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts as well as encourages and recognizes academic and artistic excellence among South Carolina students.
What does the program include? Students will mail or deliver original compositions, process folios, and other required documentation in one of the five arts disciplines (creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts) to the South Carolina Department of Education.
How will the students be recognized? Five scholarships (approximately $2,000 each) will be awarded in May. The South Carolina Department of Education will make the necessary arrangements to transfer the scholarship funds directly to the South Carolina college or university of the student's choice. Students planning to attend an out-of-state college or university are ineligible to apply. The recipients may also be recognized by their local schools/school districts.
A) Students must currently be enrolled in twelfth grade in a public school in South Carolina.
B) Students must plan to attend a South Carolina college or university.
C) Students must be a U.S. citizen and have attended public school in South Carolina for the past two years.
D) Students may only apply for one scholarship.