Youth and Education Grants

The Exchange Club works to be involved with and understand the education needs of our local schools on Johns and Wadmalaw islands.

Grants to local educational institutions are given as follows:

  • Provides grants to agencies or schools focused on projects supporting youth living on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. The club invites the local schools and agencies to submit proposals for funding by providing detailed criteria used in the selection of specific projects.
  • Conducts a Youth of the month program during the school year to students at Johns Island High School and Charleston Collegiate School. Students are recognized in their school with a $100 award and a plaque.
  • Provides three scholarships and one Youth of the Year scholarship to qualified high school seniors going to college. The applicants submit an application, transcript, recommendations and financial needs data. The Youth of the Year is entered in the EC District scholarship program.


For the 2017-2018 school year the following will be awarded:

Youth and Education Grants – $38,400

Youth of the Month program – $2,000

Youth of the Year Scholarship – $5,000

Three Scholarships – $7,500

Below are website or Facebook links to some of  organizations that have been given Exchange Club Grants in the Education category:

Barrier Islands Little League   –  []

Charleston Collegiate– Nature Ctr    –   []

Charleston Symphony Orchestra   –   []

Communities in Schools of Charleston Area   –  []

Frierson Elementary Reading Partners   –   []

Haut Gap Multi Purpose Room Mirrors   –   []

Johns Island Regional Library   – []

Junior Achievement – []

Mt. Zion Dance Lessons   – []

Trident Technical College Scholarships   – []