GCS Foundation Scholarship Sponsorships
Thank you for supporting the Greenville County Schools Foundation Scholarship Program for high school seniors. For 24 years, the district has hosted a Scholarship Golf Tournament that garnered generous support from hundreds of community sponsors at the platinum, gold, silver, and bronze levels, as well as through donations of raffle prizes and the purchase of raffle tickets. Since its inception, the GCS Scholarship Golf Tournament has raised more than $619,000, including $46,500 for 31 scholarships last year. Because of COVID-19, we were unable to host the 2020 Golf Tournament to raise funds for scholarships. As the GCS Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, your contributions are tax-deductible. We would like to receive contributions no later than Friday, January 15, 2021 so we may notify deserving seniors of their scholarship allocation this spring as they are making college choice decisions. Thank you for your support!
Express to Tigertown
In addition to the traditional student scholarships the Foundation gives every year, we will be focusing on addressing the teacher shortage by funding scholarships for students enrolled in our Expressway to Tiger Town program. Expressway to Tigertown is a flagship program in which students can earn college credit starting in the 10th grade, attend Greenville Tech at a reduced cost, and ultimately graduate from Clemson with little or no student debt. Greenville County Schools has partnered with Greenville Tech and Clemson University in order to encourage more students to join the teaching profession. By funding Clemson scholarships for teacher cadets enrolled in our dual credit program, you will become part of the solution! This is a critical mission we are very passionate about! As you may know, our teacher pipeline is dwindling, and COVID19 did not help. Teachers are retiring all over the state and yet potential teachers choose other careers because they cannot afford student debt. Please consider funding Expressway to Tiger Town scholarships? We would love to have you join us at our annual Scholarship Golf Tournament October 18th and 19th, and our Annual Hall of Fame Gala November 18, 2021, during which we recognize distinguished graduates of Greenville County schools and outstanding employees. Donations at any level would be much appreciated and deployed for a great cause. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and donations are fully tax deductible. If you have a donor-advised fund, the Foundation's EIN is 24-0471771. You can also donate appreciated stock or mail a check to The Greenville County Schools Foundation, 301 E. Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC 29601. Please write "Expressway to Tiger Town" on the check.. Please take two minutes to watch this video to learn more about this innovative program we hope will be replicated throughout the country