The Ella C. White Memorial Scholarship Fund, founded in 1972, aims to help students reach their dreams through higher education. Since its earliest beginnings, the fund has remained firm in its commitment to assist students by providing scholarships.
The fund is a tribute to the late Ella C. White, who was an inspiring math teacher at the former H.E.McCracken Jr./Sr. High School in Bluffton, South Carolina. She worked tirelessly to make sure students learned. After her death, members of the White family decided to honor her legacy as a teacher and continue her mission of helping students succeed.
The fund seeks to help students remove a primary barrier that could easily hinder them from reaching their educational goals: the lack of financial assistance. With college costs increasing every year, it is urgent that we help families and students share in financing higher education.
The fund supports graduating seniors at Hilton Head Island High School and Bluffton High School. Students may receive assistance throught their college years. Each student who receives a scholarship meets guidelines of being in good academic standing and in need of financial aid for college. They are also eager, hard working and dedicated to building a successful future.