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Scholarship Program


In 1998, The Lowcountry Phi Beta Kappa Association began annually recognizing outstanding scholarship in the liberal arts and sciences with monetary awards.  Early in the program we honored graduating college seniors, and then for quite a few years we selected graduating high school seniors.


Currently, we award $2,500 scholarships to rising seniors from four Charleston-area colleges: The College of Charleston, The Citadel, Charleston Southern University and the American College of Building Arts.  The students, nominated by the offices of their respective deans, must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in a liberal arts or sciences major.  The PBK scholars are introduced to the membership at our annual banquet in the spring. Winners for 2024"


  • Mr. Brooks Ball, Charleston Southern University

  • Mr. Andrew Palmer, The Citadel

  • Ms. Zoe Willis, College of Charleston

  • Ms. Carolyne Chardac, American College of the Building Arts

Learn more about these remarkable young scholars from our "news" pulldown [here].​


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Support Our Young Scholars!


Since our founding in 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society has stood at the forefront of advocacy for excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.  Our initials (in Greek) stand for Φιλοσοφία Βίου Κυβερνήτης, “Love of learning is the guide of life.”  If you share this vision for the future of scholarship in the Carolina Lowcountry, please consider donating to our scholarship program today!  We are a 501c3 charity.   


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