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February 20 2025
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Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program


The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program offers twelfth-grade students, enrolled in a public school in South Carolina, the opportunity to compete for a scholarship in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts as well as encourages and recognizes academic and artistic excellence among South Carolina students. Students may only apply for one scholarship. For Creative Writing, an entry is defined as an original composition, created by the applicant, utilizing any form of creative writing including but not limited to journals, diaries, letters, memoirs, essays, poetry, storytelling, speeches, and free writing. For Dance, an entry is defined as an original creation of dance choreography timed at three to six minutes created for solo dancer or ensemble in any appropriate movement style. The applicant must perform in the recording of his or her creation. For Music, an entry is defined as an original vocal or instrumental composition created by the applicant timed at four to ten minutes for solo performer or small ensemble utilizing any appropriate compositional technique. Arrangements of existing works will not be permitted for this competition. For Theatre, an entry is defined as an original one-act script created by the applicant with a runtime of eight to fifteen minutes. For Visual Arts, an entry is defined as original artwork that must be a completed, rendered visual creation, produced by the applicant. Art is limited to two-dimensional work such as drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and collage. Artwork must not be copies of master artworks or comic art. Please visit the scholarship's website for more information.

Amount Details

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in South Carolina

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Contact L. Monique Curry
Assessment and Standards Data and Reporting Education Associate
Tel: 803-734-3461
Fax: 803-734-8388 Address 1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201