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The AAF Scholarship

The Axel D. Adams Foundation provides one-year $500.00 scholarships to African-American students of the Aiken County School District.
Applicants must be African-American, demonstrate leadership qualities, participate in extracurricular activities, have community service experience and hold a 3.0 GPA to meet eligibility criteria.

**Special consideration is given to students with financial needs.

Application Process


Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Completed Application

  • An official transcript

  • A copy of an acceptance letter to a two or four year accredited college or university

  • A copy of community service participation (verification letter, hours sheet, etc.)

  • A character reference letter from either a teacher, principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor, club advisor, athletic coach, pastor, community leader, supervisor or organization leader

  • Essay Topic: Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or dilemma you have faced  and its impact on you.

2023 Scholarship Application Period Has Ended
Winners Announced By June 10

Deadline Information

A completed application and supporting documentation including an official transcript, an acceptance letter to a two or four year accredited college or university, and community service verification must be received must be received on or before May 1, 2023.

Please submit all information to:


P.O. Box 6498, Aiken, SC 29804

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