Scholarships

The philosophy of the Columbia South Carolina Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

  • To promote the history of the 9th & 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers.
  • To be a positive role model for our Community.
  • To support our Military by visiting local Veterans, their families, and supporting our fallen heroes.
  • To support Charitable Organizations in our Community. 
  • To uphold the traditions and standards of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club.
  • To promote Motorcycle Safety in our Community.

A sum of $2,000.00 has been set aside to award scholarships to qualified graduating high school seniors and/or college students.

Each scholarship will be paid by CSCBSMC to the student upon verification that he or she has been accepted and/or is enrolled in an institution of higher learning. Graduating high school seniors or college students with a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better, who have been accepted to or enrolled in a college/university will be eligible to apply.  The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, proposed use, and overall qualifications, with emphasis on the quality of the final essay. 

Instructions for candidates:

  1. Complete all forms in its entirety. Attach additional pages if required.
  2. Prepare a letter of introduction; who you are, your accomplishments to date, family background, and the degree to which you are seeking.  Provide a brief summary on how you plan to use the scholarship if selected.
  3. Provide at least one professional letter of recommendation prepared on official letterhead.
  4. Write a 500 word essay (typewritten or handwritten in your own words) on one of the following topics. Do not write about the Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club, but about the history of the 9th & 10th Calvary Buffalo Soldiers formed by Congress in 1866:
  • In what ways does the Buffalo Soldier legacy inspire you and why is it necessary to pass this legacy on to future generation?
  • Buffalo Soldiers exemplify many positive character traits. Please provide examples of at least two traits and briefly describe how they can help mold or shape your life in the future.
  • The Congressional Medal of Honor is presented to the recipient by the President of the United States in the name of Congress.  This is the highest award for valor presented to military members for exemplifying the highest degrees of bravery and self-sacrifice on the battlefield. Please provide a brief narrative regarding a Buffalo Soldier that received this honor and what can be learned from his life, efforts and commitment to duty.
  • What are your career aspirations upon graduation from college?

       5. Completed applications and essays by July 31st of each year and must be mailed to the Columbia Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, P.O. Box 25307, Columbia, SC 29224.

 
Scholarship Application

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