2022 Scholarships

The application period for CJWL 2022 scholarships has closed. These one-year, $1,000 scholarships are available to students who plan to pursue a career that involves helping people, such as nursing, healthcare, social work, education, ministry, etc. Your chosen career path and accompanying essay should reflect the League's motto: "My part is to improve the present moment." Individuals entering college for the first time who are 18 or 19 years of age are eligible to apply.

Applications for the 2023 scholarships will open in February 2023.

2021 Scholarships

The Camden Junior Welfare League awarded five Kershaw County School District graduates with scholarship earlier this summer. Each of these students demonstrated a commitment to pursuing education and a career that involves helping people, such as nursing or education.

Carrie Copley is a graduate of Camden High School and will attend Central Carolina Technical College to pursue early childhood education. Carrie has been active in the Camden High Marching Band, Bulldog Buddies, Relay for Life Club, and has participated in her church children’s program. Her dream is to help her future young students reach for the stars.

Lucas Horton also recently graduated from Camden High School and will major in special education at Coastal Carolina University. Lucas was a member of a variety of school organizations, such as Student Council, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Bulldog Buddies, as well as his church youth program. He plans to become a special education instructor and bring awareness to the struggles special education students face.

Katlyn Lyles is a recent graduate of North Central High School and will major in nursing at University of South Carolina Aiken. Katlyn most recently served as her Senior Class President while participating in sports and other student organizations such as Beta Club, Key Club and National Honor Society. Katlyn plans to become a registered nurse and return to work at Kershaw Health.

Stephanie Martinez also graduated from North Central High School and will also pursue a nursing degree at University of South Carolina, Aiken Campus. She has volunteered her time with her church and in the community, while also participating in Beta Club, National Technical Honors Society, Key Club and Relay for Life, among other school clubs. Stephanie plans to serve as a bilingual emergency room nurse, helping to get patients the correct treatment and put their minds at ease.

Ashanti Shepard is a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School and will study nursing while at the University of South Carolina. Ashanti was a member of Beta Club a multiple honors societies, while also helping lead the varsity cheer team and volunteer in the community. She plans to become a pediatric nurse at a local doctor’s office or at the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital.