The Justin Thomas Gustav Memorial Scholarship
This volunteer based scholarship has grown every year. Starting with two scholarships, in 2014, offered to seniors at Chapin High School, it is now open to seniors in Newberry County and ALL Lexington County District High Schools to assist with furthering their education. The scholarship, which is focused on volunteer activities, will reward recipients with $1000 in assistance for furthering their education beyond high school. It is paid in two $500 installments at the beginning of their first and second semesters of college, tech school, or any other higher education institution. Applications may be obtained through the guidance counselor's offices of the Lexington District High Schools and Newberry County High Schools after January 15th and must be returned by March 1st. Guidance Counselors must have the applications to the foundation no later than March 15.
2017-2018 Scholarship Winners
Winners from Spring Hill High School, Chapin High School, Dutch Fork High School, Batesburg-Leesville High School, and Lexington High School.
2016-2017 Scholarship Winners
Thanks to a grant from the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, five scholarships were awarded in May of 2016. Winners were from Chapin High School, Dutch Fork High School, and Irmo High School.
2015 - 2016 Scholarship Winners
In our second year, we opened the application to include all high schools in Lexington/Richand District Five. Our winners were Maria Blanchette from Chapin High School and Ashley Davis, from Dutch Fork High School.
2014-2015 Scholarship Winners
Kayla Evans and Elizabeth Hancock were the first scholarship recipients of the volunteer based scholarship offered to seniors at Chapin High School to assist with furthering their education.