2021 Joye HBCU Scholarship Program

Joye Law Firm is offering one student attending a Historically Black College or University the opportunity to win a college scholarship to help further their education.

Our firm will offer one $1,000 scholarship to a student in South Carolina who plans to attend or is attending a Historically Black College or University. The selection of the winning recipient is based on their essay entry, school activities, positions of leadership, special honors and awards, community involvement, academic performance, and professional pursuits.

Attention High School Seniors:  If you are a South Carolina senior, you may eligible to apply for our second scholarship program in addition to this HBCU scholarship.  Our firm is also offering six $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in South Carolina who plan to attend any four-year institution of higher learning. Learn more about this scholarship here.



Applicants are required to submit the following materials along with their 2021 online application form below

  1. A current high school or college transcript;
  2. A (bullet-point) list of any extracurricular activities or community involvement;
  3. A 600-word (max.) essay on your choice of one of the two topics listed below:
    • What does attending an HBCU mean to you? Did you apply to other colleges?

    • How do you plan to use your education to benefit the community? Considering that this scholarship is a community initiative, how will your success benefit others?

  4. A current photo (suitable for publication)


Please limit written entries to 600 words.

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How to Win

Our selection committee will review your packet with a particular focus on your essay.

Application opens: February 1st

Deadline for applications: April 1st

We intend to “publish” the winning entry and disseminate them to leaders throughout South Carolina. The scholarship recipient will be notified at your respective school’s year-end awards ceremony. If your school does not have such a ceremony, we will notify the scholarship winners no later than April 15th

If you have any questions or would like to apply using this pdf version of the application, please feel free to contact:

Nicole Cerullo
5861 Rivers Avenue, Suite 101
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: 843.725.4252
Email: ncerullo@joyelawfirm.com
Web: www.joyelawfirm.com

We look forward to reviewing your application and wish you success in all your future endeavors.


The 2021 Scholarship application is now closed, please check back for details on the winners later this month.

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