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Tuition Assistance


We understand that paying for a private school education can be a significant financial investment for families. We can help. We are here to help you explore your options as you make this investment in your student’s future.

Our desire is that every student who desires a covenant, Christ-centered education has the opportunity to attend Palmetto Christian Academy without financial hindrance. Every year we award a significant amount of tuition assistance to new and current PCA families to help fill in the gaps.

Tuition assistance is not solely based on income. Families receive assistance based on many factors. We’ll work with you to demonstrate how educational excellence in a private, Christian school is within reach for your family.

HOW TO APPLY FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE

New and returning families must submit the online tuition assistance application to Smart Aid. Tuition assistance submissions begin in January. Tuition assistance is awarded on a one-year basis, so returning families must reapply each year. 

PCA Is for You!

In addition to general tuition assistance funds, Palmetto Christian Academy also offers specific scholarships. Information about criteria and scholarship amounts can be found below. In order to be considered for one of our many scholarships, you must complete the following:

  • SMART AID application (not required for Parent Teacher Fellowship scholarship or Performing Arts scholarship)
  • Scholarship application
  • Teacher/Coach recommendation form (only when requested in criteria below)

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Buster and Sara Brown Scholarship

Using funds from ongoing donations, this scholarship was established by the ECBC Elder Board to honor Buster and Sara Brown on their 30th anniversary at ECBC. This scholarship honors their enthusiastic support for and their dedication to the ministry of PCA.

Multiple scholarships can be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year, depending on fund balance and need. Each scholarship will be no less than $1,000. The remaining tuition and all fees must be paid by the recipient family.

The applicant family must show a "demonstrated need" by completing the qualification process for financial aid through Smart Aid. Eligible students are rising K5-12th grade children of ECBC members actively involved in ministry.

Applications must be submitted to the PCA office by April 30, 2021.

The Parent Teacher Fellowship Scholarship

The PCA Parent Teacher Fellowship operates through parent volunteers.  We believe a servant heart is nurtured and begins at a young age and grows and matures throughout our lives. We serve because Christ first served us. Our PTF not only has the privilege to serve the faculty and staff of PCA, but with our scholarship we are able to bless a student that demonstrates exemplary service and voluntarism efforts. 

The recipient(s) will be a currently enrolled rising K-12th grade student(s). Student(s)and families must show his/her volunteer/service areas both at school and in the community. The recipient(s) should exhibit involvement in various aspects of PCA with qualities of a servant leader.

Applicant or family must obtain one recommendation from a service program or volunteer organization in which they participate. The student must also be in good academic standing.

Depending on fund balance and need, the amount of the scholarship(s) will be determined. Multiple scholarships may be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year.

This scholarship will be applied for a one-year school term.  It will be a partial scholarship; all remaining tuition amounts and fees are the responsibility of the recipient family.

Applications, along with recommendations, must be submitted by April 30, 2021. 

Performing Arts Scholarship

"The talents which you have been given and the works that you do are not to glorify yourself but to elevate the Kingdom of God." – 1 Corinthians 10:31

Using funds raised solely by students, PCA is delighted to offer "The Performing Arts Scholarship." This scholarship award for the 2021-2022 school year will be a partial scholarship awarded to a returning student. All remaining tuition amounts and fees are the responsibility of the recipient family.

This award recognizes a rising 6th – 12th grade student who has a special interest and talent in the arts, particularly in the performing arts. The recipient(s) must have a strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, character, integrity in service, and strive to display the fruits of the Spirit.

This scholarship is open to ONLY those who are connected to the PCA play, either behind the scenes or on stage.

Applications must include a teacher recommendation.

Interested candidates must apply by April 30, 2021.

The Evans Endowed Scholarship

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."  2 Peter 3:18

Using ongoing dividends received from a gift to Palmetto Christian Academy through the Southern Baptist Foundation, Palmetto Christian Academy is delighted to offer "The Evans Endowed Scholarship."

The recipient will be a current rising K5-12th grade student who has strong academic achievement, character, and strives to display the fruit of the Spirit.

Eligible students and their immediate families will be actively involved East Cooper Baptist Church members.

This scholarship will be applied for and awarded annually.  It will be a partial scholarship; all remaining tuition amounts and fees are the responsibility of the recipient family.

The applicant family must demonstrate need by having completed the qualification process for financial aid through Smart Aid.

Interested candidates must apply by April 30, 2021.

Booster Club Scholarship

The Booster Club believes that the teamwork, determination, and persistence fostered through participation in athletics will benefit PCA students now and in their future endeavors.  The Booster Club of PCA is delighted to announce the commitment to support a scholarship.  It is the goal of the Booster Club to foster a well-balanced student-athlete.

The recipient will be a currently enrolled rising 6-12th-grade student. He/she has demonstrated strong character, exceptional sportsmanship, and a commitment to PCA on and off the court or field. The recipient has exhibited involvement in various aspects of PCA with qualities of a servant leader.

Applicants must obtain one recommendation from a PCA teacher and one from a PCA coach, to be included with this application.

The student must have a minimum of a "C" average in the current school year in all core subjects.

Multiple scholarships can be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year, depending on fund balance and need.

This scholarship will be applied for each school year.  It will be a partial scholarship; all remaining tuition amounts and fees are the responsibility of the recipient family.

The applicant family must demonstrate need by having completed the qualification process for financial aid through Smart Aid.

Interested candidates must apply by April 30, 2021.

Ministers and Missionaries Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by annual donations to honor those whose vocation is serving the Lord and to attract such servants and their families to PCA.

Applicant families must have one parent who is a current or former full-time minister or missionary.

Multiple scholarships can be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year, depending on fund balance and need. The remaining tuition and all fees must be paid by the recipient family.

The applicant family must show a "demonstrated need" by completing the qualification process for financial aid through Smart Aid. 

Students from pre-K to 12th grade are eligible.

Applications must be submitted to the PCA office by April 30, 2021.

The Reverend John David Stewart Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Stewart family to honor Reverend Stewart’s life and service.

Eligible students are current PCA rising 9th – 12th grade students.

The recipient(s) must exemplify solid character, integrity, and strive to display the Fruits of the Spirit.

Applicants must obtain one recommendation from a PCA teacher to be included with this application. 

Multiple scholarships can be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year. Each scholarship will be no less than $3,000.  The remaining tuition and all fees must be paid by the recipient family.

The applicant family must show a "demonstrated need" by completing the qualification process for financial aid through Smart Aid. 

Applications must be submitted to the PCA office by April 30, 2021.

 

*Please keep in mind the deadlines for financial aid. Families who are interested in financial aid must meet the appropriate deadlines in order to be considered. Interested families are encouraged to complete the financial aid application process at the same time as the admission application process.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Admissions Lisa Shimakonis.