Help us continue the legacy of Tywanza Sanders, a man with a philanthropic spirit and a commitment to the achievement of youth in his community and beyond.
2018 - Oddessey McDonald (Burke High School)
2018 - Emily A. Corley (James Island Charter High)
2018 - Jacaila A. Geddis (West Ashley High School)
2017 - Terry Gladden Jr. (Burke High School)
2017 - Destiny Jamison (James Island Charter High)
2016 - Naiomi Mendez-Sosa (Burke High School)
2016 - Maya Whaley (James Island Charter High)
2015 - Henry James Harris (James Island Charter High)
ABOUT THE TYWANZA SANDERS SCHOLARSHIP
The Tywanza Sanders Scholarships (Formally the Race for Achievement Scholarship) was established by Young Professionals to provide pathways to education and academic excellence for students through out many areas in the Carolinas. Education advocate and visionary TyWanza Sanders was a figure in the formation of Race For Achievement which has already impacted students, and will continue to impact more.
On June 17, 2015, TyWanza's life was tragically and senselessly cut short. A victim of the Charleston, S.C. terror attack that led to the death of 9 parishioners of the Emanuel A.M.E. Zion Church, he now serves as an endless inspiration in the fight for educational opportunity for under-served students. The scholarship, as a result, has been re-named in his honor.
The act that took the life of this great leader serves to motivate us all toward a goal of providing even more opportunities for students and helping to promote the best in our community. With the support of allies and friends, the TyWanza Sanders Scholarship Fund will reach new heights and impact even more young people, providing opportunities for them to live out their dreams and for TyWanza's dream to be fulfilled.
To Get A Scholarship At A School Near You
Learn more about scholarship opportunities by completing the form below. Special priority will be given to schools in Charleston County (SC), Dorchester County (SC) and Mecklenburg County (NC) until further notice.
Contact us with questions regarding deadlines and eligibility.
Make A Donation
Your contribution to the TyWanza Sanders Scholarship Fund helps to provide educational funding for deserving high school students in and around the Charleston, SC community.
During the final weeks of the 2015 Spring semester, we were fortunate to give our first scholarship to Henry James Harris.
In the following weeks the scholarship was renamed the "Tywanza Sanders Scholarship." Mr. Sanders was a catalyst in the development of Race 4 Achievement.