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Richard T. Greener Endowment Fund

Richard T. Greener Scholarship Information

Since 1983, the Black Alumni Council has actively worked to attract bright students to the University by providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have excelled in school.

Richard Theodore Greener, the man for whom the scholarship is named, became the first African American to graduate from Harvard University in 1870 and was the first African American faculty member at USC in 1873.

The Black Alumni Council is always seeking to increase this overall endowment. Please be supportive of this effort so that we will be able to continue providing scholarships to the most deserving and talented youth.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.

Make a gift to the Greener Endowment today!


When making a gift, please indicate "Carolina Alumni Association" and then fill in "Richard T. Greener Scholarship Fund."



Apply today!
  • The deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.
  • Incoming freshmen (entering in the fall) may apply for this $8,000 award ($2,000 per year) sponsored by the Black Alumni Council of the Greater USC Alumni Association.
  • Applicants must present a score of at least 1000 on the combined SAT Math and SAT Critical Reading sections (USC does not factor SAT Writing scores into scholarship selection). Applicants must also have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0 (as calculated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions).
  • The award is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, community service, and financial need.
  • Application requires an essay.
  • Awardees must attend USC-Columbia.
Download the application.




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  • Hasan Ross-el, '08
    Chair
  • Erin Hopkins, '09, '12
    Secretary  
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    Treasurer  
  • Henry Chambers, '13
    Board Member  
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    Board Member  
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    Board Member  
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