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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.

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 April 30, 2024.

Scholarship winners will be announced May 20, 2024.

Please submit all information to:


P.O. Box 6498, Aiken, SC 29804

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