Volunteer Generation Fund

Overview of Volunteer South Carolina Financial Scholarship Opportunity

The United Way Association of South Carolina, with funds made available by the Corporation for National and Community Service, is proud to announce the Volunteer South Carolina financial scholarship.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action.  

CNCS Focus Areas:

  • Disaster Services

  • Economic Opportunity

  • Education

  • Environmental Stewardship

  • Healthy Futures

  • Veterans and Military Families

This scholarship opportunity is made possible through the Volunteer Generation Fund and endeavors to utilize evidence-informed practices as a pathway to enhance volunteer engagement, recruitment, and management of corporate and skill-based volunteers. This opportunity will also provide technical assistance and promote mutual collaboration between nonprofits and corporations to help both entities reach their volunteerism goals. 

Scholarship funding will be utilized to provide the following:

The 2019 Together SC Summit will be held March 11-13, 2019 in Greenville, SC. Additional information can be found here.


Scholarship awards will be considered for any individual who is associated with a nonprofit organization, local government, school district, institution of higher learning, tribe, business, or corporation that actively wishes to engage volunteers.

Priority consideration will be given to applications that fall under one or both of the following two targeted priorities:

I. Associated with an organization that serves one or more of the following target counties: 

  • Abbeville

  • Allendale

  • Aiken

  • Anderson

  • Bamberg

  • Barnwell

  • Cherokee

  • Chester

  • Chesterfield

  • Colleton

  • Darlington

  • Dillon

  • Edgefield

  • Hampton

  • Jasper

  • Marion

  • Marlboro

  • McCormick

  • Oconee

  • Orangeburg

  • Williamsburg

  • Union 




II. Associated with an organization that sponsors activities related to improving community outcomes in education, health or disaster response/recovery.

Scholarship Recipient Requirements:

  • Must attend all three Volunteer South Carolina-Sponsored workshops that will be hosted in conjunction with the Together SC Summit.

  • Must participate in pre and post survey.

  • Must pay for own mileage and provide documentation of expenses for Volunteer South Carolina grant reporting.

  • Must pay for additional expenses associated with attending conference events that are not included in the scholarship opportunity (I.e. meals, parking costs, etc.)

  • Must join South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA) and actively participate in regional meetings that are typically hosted on a quarterly basis.

  • Must join Together SC.

To Apply

You may submit the completed application electronically no later than 1/11/19 5:00 PM EST. No late submissions will be accepted. Click here to complete the online application.

Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Rosland Powell, Impact Services Manager, at rosland.powell@uwasc.org.