In a commitment to promote higher education in the natural resources area in South Carolina, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund in 1992 established the scholarship program. This scholarship consists of a $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science, environmental science or related fields.  Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.

Criteria and Eligibility (PDF)  Hampton/Pate Combined Application Form (PDF)

• This fund consists of $2,500 annually, for up to four (4) consecutive years, to help a student further their education in the natural resources discipline.

• The applicant must be a full time resident of South Carolina and a senior in a public or private high school in South Carolina.

• The recipient must attend an institution of higher learning in South Carolina.

• The recipient must have a major in the natural resources discipline such as: wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine science or environmental science to qualify.
(NOTE: General biology, pre-medical biology and veterinary science are NOT eligible for this scholarship.)

• Payment will be made to the same person for four (4) consecutive years of college related to a major in the natural resources discipline.

• The recipient must maintain a GPR of 2.5 or above for a given academic year to receive funds for the following year.  If the GPR falls below the 2.5 average for any academic year, the student will not receive any further funds, and a new recipient will be sought.

• Return both pages of the completed application, essay/autobiography, transcript of high school grades, college board scores, rank in high school class and a recent photograph no later than  January 31, 2013  to the following address:

HAMPTON FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
Post Office 2641
Columbia, SC  29202

• Applications are available online below or:

via email at jim.goller@hamptonwildlifefund.org
by phone at: 803-600-1570

The Board of Directors of the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund will make the final approval of the recipient and notify the winners.
Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund
The Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation which
partners with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for the promotion of
education, research, management and the administration of game and fish laws, which
will benefit conservation of wildlife, marine and other natural resources in South Carolina.
In its continued commitment to promote higher education in the
natural aresources area in South Carolina, the Board of Directors of the
Hampton Fund, in cooperation with the South Carolina Governor's Cup
Billfishing Series, established the Wallace F. Pate Scholarship in 2004.
Wallace F. Pate pioneered offshore big game fishing in South Carolina.
This scholarship consists of a $1,500 scholarship awarded annually to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science or environmental science.  Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.

Criteria and Eligibility (PDF) Hampton/Pate Combined Application Form (PDF)

• This fund consists of a one-time award of $1,500 to help a student further their education in the natural resources discipline.

• The applicant must be a full time resident of South Carolina and a senior in a public or private high school in South Carolina.

• The recipient must attend an institution of higher learning in South Carolina.

• The recipient must have a major in the natural resources discipline such as: wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine science or environmental science to qualify.
(NOTE: General biology, pre-medical biology and veterinary science are NOT eligible for this scholarship.)

• Payment will be made to the successful applicant in the natural resources discipline on a one-time, one-year basis only.

• Return both pages of the completed application, essay/autobiography, transcript of high school grades, college board scores, rank in high school class and a recent photograph no later than  January 31, 2013 to the following address:

HAMPTON FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
Post Office 2641
Columbia, SC  29202

• The Board of Directors of the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund will make final approval of the recipient and notify the winners.

• Applications are available online below or:

via email at jim.goller@hamptonwildlifefund.org
by phone at: 803-600-1570

The Board of Directors of the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund will make the final approval of the recipient and notify the winners.
HARRY HAMPTON FUND SCHOLARSHIP
WALLACE F. PATE  SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to
Laura Bright of Mountain Rest, SC, who won the 2013-2014 Harry Hampton Fund Scholarship.
Ms. Bright will attend Clemson.
In memory of its former Board Chairman, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund in March 2005 established the James O. Thomason Scholarship. James O. Thomason, known by his friends simply as “O,” was a staunch supporter of wildlife and natural resources in the Palmetto state, particularly in relation to education. James O. was appointed to the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Board of Directors, later to become the Department of Natural Resources, in 1984. During his tenure he also served as Chairman of the Conservation Education and Communications Advisory Committee, which furthered his interest in and support of
JAMES O. THOMASON  SCHOLARSHIP
natural resources education. James O. served as Chairman of the Hampton Fund from 1998 until his passing in February 2004.
    This scholarship consists of $1,000 annually, for up to four (4) consecutive years, to help a student further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications. Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.

Criteria and Eligibility (PDF)  James O. Thomason Scholarship  Application Form (PDF)

• This scholarship consists of $1,000 annually, for up to four (4) consecutive years, to help a student further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications.

• The applicant must be a full time resident of South Carolina and a senior in a public or private high school in South Carolina.

• The recipient must attend an institution of higher learning in South Carolina.

• The recipient must declare a major in electronic, print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications to qualify.

• Payment will be made to the same person for four (4) consecutive years of college related to a major in the above disciplines.

• The recipient must maintain a GPR of 2.5 or above for a given academic year to receive funds for the following year. If the GPR falls below the 2.5 average for any academic year, the student will not receive any further funds, and a new recipient will be sought.

• Return both pages of the completed application, essay on a topic selected by the Hampton Fund*, personal essay/autobiography**, transcript of high school grades, college board scores, rank in high school class and a recent photograph no later than  January 31, 2013  to the following address:

HAMPTON FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
Post Office 2641
Columbia, SC  29202

• The Board of Directors of the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund will make the final approval of the recipient and notify the winners.

• Applications are available online below or:

via email at jim.goller@hamptonwildlifefund.org
by phone at: 803-600-1570

*2013-14 TOPICAL ESSAY: The applicant will write a 1,200 word (approximate) essay on the following topic:

"Pure water is in short supply. Global reserves of drinkable water are such that 1 out of 5 of us do not have access to potable (safe) water. South Carolina's groundwater aquifers are being depleted. How can we lessen the impacts we South Carolinians have on our drinking water resources?"

**PERSONAL ESSAY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY:  On separate paper, the applicant will write a brief autobiography to include a description of his/her career ambitions in the field of electronic, print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications and why he/she desires a college education, plus explain his/her interests in wildlife, natural resources, the environment, coastal resources or related topics and why he/she will be good investment if awarded this scholarship.  (No more than three pages typed).
2014-2015 SCHOLARSHIP DOWNLOADS (Adobe PDF File Format)
Congratulations to Virginia Huntsinger of Georgetown SC and the recipient of the Wallace F. Pate Scholarship for 2013-2014. Ms. Huntsinger will attend Coastal Carolina University.
PLEASE NOTE: The 2013 deadline is January 31, 2014.

The above files were updated September 16th, 2013.
Congratulations to Sydney Ford of Gaffney, SC, and the recipient of the 2013-2014 James O. Thomason Scholarship. Ms. Ford will attend USC-Columbia.
    Congratulations also to Anissa Manuel of Fairfax, SC, the recipient of the R.M. Gifford SCDNR Family Scholarship for 2013-2014. Ms. Manuel will attend the College of Charleston
    The R.M. Gifford scholarship is only available for the child of a full-time S.C. Department of Natural Resources employee. The award is named in memory of long-time SCDNR Chief of Law Enforcement Robert M. (Bobby) Gifford.
    Ms. Manuels father, Larry Manuel, is a Wildlife Conservation Officer for SCDNR.
In memory of its former Board member, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund established the David M. Cline Scholarship in March 2011 . Mr. Cline, serving the Hampton Fund for over 20 years, was a staunch supporter of wildlife and natural resources in the Palmetto state, particularly in relation to law enforcement and marine resources. Mr. Cline was an avid hunter and offshore angler, serving on the board of the S.C. Governor's Cup Billfishing Series and also participating as a captain and angler aboard his boat, "Miss Tidy." During his tenure he also served on the SCDNR Law Enforcement Advisory Committee. Mr. Cline passed away in 2011.
    This scholarship consists of a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of
DAVID M. CLINE  SCHOLARSHIP
higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science, environmental science or law enforcement/criminal justice. Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.

Criteria and Eligibility (PDF)   David M. Cline Scholarship  Application Form (PDF)

  • This scholarship consists of $2,000, for one-time only, to help a student further their education in the natural resources or law enforcement disciplines.

  • The applicant must be a full time resident of South Carolina and a senior in a public or private high school in South Carolina.


  • The recipient must attend an institution of higher learning in South Carolina.


  • The recipient must enroll in a major in the natural resources discipline such as: wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine science or environmental science or law enforcement/criminal justice to qualify. (NOTE: General biology, pre-medical biology and veterinary science are NOT eligible for this scholarship.)


  • Payment will be made to the successful applicant in the natural resources discipline on a one-time basis only.


  • Return both pages of the completed application, essay and autobiography, transcript of high school grades, college board scores, rank in high school class and a recent photograph no later than  January 31, 2013 to the following address:

HAMPTON FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
Post Office Box 2641
Columbia, SC  29202

  • The Board of Directors of the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund will make the final approval of the recipient and notify the winner.


  • Applications are available online below or:

via email at jim.goller@hamptonwildlifefund.org
by phone at: 803-600-1570
R.M. GIFFORD  SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to Tess Dooley, of Dalzell, SC and the recipient of the 2013-2014 David M. Cline Scholarship. Ms. Dalzell will attend Clemson.