What is the Mission of Kids' Chance of South Carolina?
Kids' Chance of South Carolina was created to provide scholarships and support for college and vocational education to dependents of South Carolina workers who have been fatally or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident. The hardships to children and families created by the death or serious disability of a parent often include financial ones, making it difficult for deserving young people to pursue their educational dreams.
Who may apply for a Kids' Chance of South Carolina scholarship?
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must have a parent or guardian who has been fatally or catastrophically injured as a result of a work-related accident that meets the criteria of the South Carolina Worker's Compensation Act and resulting in financial need.
How does Kids' Chance of South Carolina raise funds?
Scholarship funds for Kids' Chance of South Carolina come through fully tax-deductible donations from individuals, companies, foundations and various organizations in addition to annual fundraisers.
How do I contact Kids' Chance of South Carolina?
Visit our Contact Page.
By The Numbers
- Each year, there are appoximately four million workplace injuries in the United States, resulting in approximately one million diabling injuries and 5,000 deaths. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- The average annual cost of tuition for a four-year college degree is $21,839, and the average annual cost at a two-year institution is $8,533. (Source: National Center for Education Statistics)