PLEASE NOTE: REACH Program is a certificate program, not a degree program.
In order to be sure that the REACH Program at the College of Charleston is the best match for our applicants, the program requires a completed application packet from each applicant prior to the review of the applicant’s file. An Admissions Review Committee reviews completed applications and selects students for the interview process.
Please Note: In order to maintain the quality of our program, we accept ten (10) students each year. The decision of admittance are made by the Admissions Review Committee.
2014-2015 Application Now Available!
ANNUAL PROGRAM COSTS FOR 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR* (Used for projection purposes only. Subject to change.)
|Academic Tuition and other fees**||$16,000 (in-state)|
|Housing (optional)||$7,258 (private room)|
|$6,838 (shared room)|
|Program fee||$3,300 (students living on-campus)|
|$1,600 (students living off-campus)|
|Meal Plan||$3,790 (all freshman living on campus must have a meal plan)|
* Student and parent loans are NOT available.
**This projection does not include books or individual housing supplies (towels, sheets, clothes, toiletries, computers, etc.)
List of Potential Sources of Funding for REACH Students
1. Vocational Rehabilitation for South Carolina Residents. We recommend that out-of-state students check with their local Vocational Rehabilitation office.
2. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Pell Grants require students to complete a FAFSA form as a basis for eligibility.
3. The SC Commission on Higher Education is currently working on allocating scholarship funds for in-state students. To be eligibly, studens must complete a FAFSA form.
Potential Scholarships Available!
BURGER KING® General Track
Application Deadline - Jan 10, 2014
The Burger King McLamore Foundation aims to make a positive impact in our communities by building brighter futures through education and providing hardship assistance to members of the BK® family.
-Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
-Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
-Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
-Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2014-15 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Jan La Belle Scholarship
Application Deadline -PASSED - Nov 15, 2013
The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program was established in 2009 to provide a financial resource to individuals with disabilities who desire to pursue their personal career goals through attendance at a postsecondary institution. Award amounts are based on several factors, including available funds and number of eligible applicants. Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Applicant must be an individual with a disability
- Applicant must be a Florida resident
- Applicant must be an individual 16 to 24 years of age who is entering as a first time student at any institution of higher learning, whether academic or
O'Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund
Application Deadline: PASSED - March 15, 2013
The mission of the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund (formerly the Joshua O'Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund) is to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome – 18 and older – who are continuing to enrich their lives by taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs.
Knights of Columbus
Application Deadline: PASSED - June 30, 2013
The REACH Program is very grateful to the Knights of Columbus, who, through their Columbus Hope Foundation will provide $5000 in scholarships to South Carolina resident student(s) in the REACH Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. Click here to download the application.
Schwallie Family Scholarship
Application Deadline: PASSED - April 26, 2013
In 2008, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support qualified individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome residing in the United States pursuing post-secondary education. OAR will present awards of $3,000 each across three categories: 1) Four-year undergraduate college or university; 2) Two-year undergraduate college, and; 3) Trade, technical or vocational school. These will be one-time awards for any recipient.
Our goal for 2013 is to award scholarships to individuals with Down Syndrome seeking higher education or enrichment classes.
If you feel you would benefit from this opportunity, please submit the application below along with the designated essay, written by the candidate, two letters of recommendation and Parent/Guardian Information sheet by July 31st, 2013. One can also include videos, pictures or anything that may help us get to know the candidate better. The scholarships will be issued for the fall semester of 2013. Please include an e-mail address as you will receive an e-mail confirmation that we received your application.