SCHOLARSHIPS

THE DONOHO SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Redge and Jeanie Thagard Honor Scholarship seeks to identify, attract, and award a new rising seventh-grade student who has demonstrated distinction in academics, character, and has shown potential for leadership. The Honor Scholarship is based on academic performance. One Honor Scholarship in the amount of full tuition will be awarded annually, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. This scholarship will be renewed on a yearly basis providing the recipient maintains an exemplary academic and deportment record. An application packet is available by contacting Katie Newton, Director of Advancement & Admissions, or can be downloaded from the links below. The packet should be submitted to her by Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Candidates will be invited to The Donoho School for testing and interviews. No preparation is necessary for the testing.

Online Admission Application Form
Honor Scholarship Criteria
Honor Scholarship Principal or Counselor Recommendation Form
Honor Scholarship Math Teacher Recommendation Form
Honor Scholarship English Teacher Recommendation Form

The Donoho Arts Collaborative Scholarship seeks to identify, attract, and award a new rising freshman or sophomore student who has demonstrated distinction in academics, character, and fine arts. The Donoho Arts Collaborative scholarship is based on distinction in the arts. One Donoho Arts Collaborative Scholarship in the amount of full tuition will be awarded annually, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. This scholarship will be renewed on a yearly basis providing the recipient maintains an exemplary academic and deportment record. An application packet is available by contacting Katie Newton, Director of Advancement & Admissions, or can be downloaded from the links below. The packet should be submitted to her by Friday, April 15, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Candidates will be invited to The Donoho School for testing, interviews, and arts audition. No preparation is necessary for the testing.

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Online Admission Application Form
Donoho Arts Collaborative Scholarship Criteria
Donoho Arts Collaborative Scholarship Principal or Counselor Recommendation Form
Donoho Arts Collaborative Scholarship Math Teacher Recommendation Form
Donoho Arts Collaborative Scholarship English Teacher Recommendation Form

The Liberty National Scholarship is an endowed scholarship for African-American students. The scholarship may be awarded to assist a student who currently attends The Donoho School, or has been accepted for admission to the school. The scholarship awarded may cover up to 50% of the yearly tuition and can be renewed on a yearly basis as long as the student remains in good standing. The recipient must have demonstrated that he/she possesses the requisite skills, aptitude, abilities, and desire for success necessary at The Donoho School. He/She must also show that financial assistance is required in order to attend or continue attending The Donoho School.

Applicants should follow the application process for admission and complete the financial need analysis with FACTS beginning March 1, during open enrollment. Application, teacher recommendation forms and the link to FACTS can be found on The Donoho School website under Admissions Process. The admissions process must be completed by Monday, March 1 for consideration. 

The Dr. Allan E. Strand Scholarship is an endowed scholarship to be awarded to a rising seventh-grade student who currently attends The Donoho School, or has been accepted for admission to the school. The awardee, who otherwise would not be able to attend or continue to attend the school due to financial circumstances, should demonstrate the ability and desire to succeed academically and possess an individual interest in fine arts and/or athletics. The scholarship awarded will cover 100% of the yearly tuition and can be renewed on a yearly basis as long as the student remains in good standing.

*The Dr. Allan E. Strand Scholarship is currently awarded. A yearly announcement will follow this scholarship to confirm its availability and new applications will be encouraged at that time.

Mrs. Grazier Connors Rhea attended Converse College, finishing in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. While at Converse, she was involved in student government and other campus activities. She served on the Converse College Alumnae Association Board for twelve years. She was President of the Converse College Alumnae Association Board and a member of the Converse College Board of Trustees in 2009-2010.

She has worked for Catawba Regional Council of Governments since 1978 as Community Development Director. She and her staff are responsible for Community Development Block Grants throughout a four-county region. Through her leadership, direction and hard work, the South Carolina Department of Commerce has awarded one-hundred sixty-seven (167) Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to local governments throughout the four-county Catawba Region. Total project costs for the 167 projects exceeds $ 78,530,00, with the grants she helped secure providing 70%, or $55,518,000 of total project costs.

In 2008, she was awarded the “Spirit of CDBG Award” for her creativity and passion for her work and service to others throughout South Carolina.

Grazier is the daughter of the late George and Evelyn Connors. She and her husband, Toy, currently reside in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

What is your favorite memory during your time as a student at the Anniston Academy/The Donoho School?
Being a student in a small school gave me the opportunity to know my classmates and teachers very well. The teachers were so supportive and I loved cheering at soccer and basketball games. Finally being able to be in the “senior lounge” was a real treat and being part of a class of nine made it feel as if we were one family.