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Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

Program Description

The Reverend Pinckney College Readiness Program offers high school students in Beaufort, Charleston and Jasper counties tailored support and resources throughout the college application process to help them prepare for, research, evaluate and ultimately select which college is right for them. The anonymous donors who started the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Program at Coastal Community Foundation established College Readiness as an 18-month prerequisite program to help ensure students' success leading up to, during and after college. Those who complete the College Readiness Program are eligible to apply for the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Program in the second semester of their senior years of high school.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 40
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Clemson University
  • Howard University
  • South Carolina State University
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • Winthrop University