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 three Charleston-area colleges: The College of Charleston, The Citadel, and Charleston Southern University.  The students, nominated by the offices of their respective deans, must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in a liberal arts or sciences major.  Ordinarily they are introduced to the membership at our annual banquet in the spring, although no banquets were possible in 2020 or 2021.  This year's winners were, in any case:

  • Ms. Erin Lillicrop, Charleston Southern University

  • Mr. Grayson Gasque, The Citadel

  • Mr. Zach Kronsberg, College of Charleston

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


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.   



Our 2021 Scholarship Winners

Ms. Erin Lillicrop (CSU), Mr. Grayson Gasque (Citadel), Mr. Zach Kronsberg (CofC)