How to Apply for a Huguenot Scholarship!

Posted By Bill Payer on Apr 2, 2024 | 0 comments

Each year the South Carolina Historical Society awards up to three Gignilliat Scholarships to students of Huguenot descent. Students are judged on their compilation of a family tree, academic ability, and leadership qualifications. The Gignilliat Scholarship Fund was established in 1973 by Thomas M. Gignilliat, who stipulated that the recipients must descend from a Huguenot ancestor who settled in North America prior to November 28, 1787.

Rising college freshmen and current college students who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply. Depending on the number of applicants, scholarships range from $500.00 to $1250.00. For more information on eligibility, click here.

The submission deadline for 2024-2025 awards is May 31, 2024. Please visit to download an application. Contact Melina Testin, Education Coordinator at with questions.

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