As a family-led minority owned real estate development corporation, our mission is to maximize economic opportunities and financial stability for Green-Myers shareholders while having a positive impact for the future Green-Myers generations as well as the greater Charleston community.
One of the ways of accomplishing this mission involves providing scholarships to the descendants of Adams and Patty Green and John and Rhina Myers.
2023 Green-Myers Scholarship Recipient:
Congratulations to the 2023 Green-Myers Scholarship recipient,
Arianna Bumcum. Arianna is a nursing student at the University of South Carolina and says her passion for taking care of those around her, especially Black women, led her to that profession.
“The black woman is the most neglected and disrespected person alive. Our needs are constantly overlooked all the time especially in healthcare, with our infant mortality rate being twice as high compared to other races of women. Medical and healthcare professionals are still not yet able to explain this huge gap, but I want to understand and try to close that. I am currently on my journey towards achieving my Bachelors of Science in Nursing, where I will graduate then specialize in perinatal nursing involving pregnant women.
This choice will allow me to fulfill my childhood dreams while also being able to afford to take great care of myself, family, and the needy. In these times we are living in, the world needs more nurses due to the quality of life we unfortunately have to live.”
Arianna is the granddaughter of Benjamin Dennis, III. A graduate of Charleston Charter School, Arianna was inducted into the National Honor Society in 2022 and is currently a member of the UofSC Nursing Association.
Ariana with Board President Kerri Forrest
Ariana with Board President Kerri Forrest and Treasurer Jametta Myers
Tuesday, May 15, 2024, at 4:30 pm
One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one successful applicant in 2024. The scholarship is intended to support a student or non-traditional student who wants to improve his/her life and the lives of the people around them. The scholarship is not renewable, but individuals may apply each year they are eligible, even if they previously received an award.
Descendants of the Green-Myers family who are high school seniors or have earned a high school diploma or GED.
Applicants must be currently enrolled or pursuing enrollment in a degree or certificate program from an accredited college, university, or technical school.
Applicants must submit a completed short-form application and agree to be bound by the scholarship rules. The review panel reserves the right to disqualify any applicant or application that is inaccurate or incomplete.
GMDI board members, employees, and their immediate family members (i.e., parents, children, grandchildren, siblings, or spouse) are not eligible.
Accepted applications will be reviewed by a GMDI-appointed panel to determine the scholarship winner. Each applicant will be evaluated and ranked based on the following:
Your academic and personal achievements;
Your community service, awards, and extracurricular activities;
The quality and substance of your writing throughout the application.
The winner will be chosen on the merit of the application. We reserve the right to not award a scholarship if no qualified application is received.
The winner will be publicly announced in August 2024. Prior to the announcement date, the panel may contact the finalist(s) with additional questions about their application. If you are selected for a GMDI scholarship award, we will contact you using the information provided on your application. If an award notification is returned as undeliverable or the potential winner does not supply the required verification within the specified time, the award will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate recipient at GMDI’s sole discretion. All applicants will be notified regarding their application status by July 15, 2024. You do NOT need to reach out to us before that date.
If you are selected for an award, we will contact you to confirm your enrollment and student identification (ID) number before sending the award directly to the financial aid office or bursar’s office to be applied towards tuition.
The deadline for the 2024 scholarship application is May 15, 2024, at 4:30 pm.
Applications will not be accepted beyond the deadline. There are no extensions due to weather, computer failure, or any other reason.
All applications must be completed here online via the link at https://www.green-myersdevelopment.com/scholarship Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Applications must be started and completed by the student.
GMDI reserves the right to verify all information and disqualify any applicant or application that is inaccurate or incomplete.
Only one application may be submitted per applicant. If you submit more than one application, you may be disqualified. Please do not use a second email address to try to submit an additional application.
You can review the application before hitting the Submit button.
Below are a few points to keep in mind as you complete your application:
Everything with an asterisk is required and must be completed in order to submit the application.
Supported file type PDF/DOC/TXT/RTF (Max 15MB)
You must upload a PDF copy of your most recent academic transcript with fall 2023 grades included. Unofficial copies will be accepted. If you are a high school student, you may scan a copy of your fall report card.
If you are not currently enrolled, you should submit a transcript from the last school you attended.
Please make sure that your uploaded document is not password protected or locked.
Please remove personal identifying information such as birth date, social security number or address from your transcript before uploading.
You must include a 300 to 500-word essay answering the following question:
What has been your educational journey and what do you hope to achieve?
Provide a bulleted list of your most important community service activities or your most important non-community service activities (i.e., extra-curricular activities, sports, work, internships, family responsibilities) going back no more than five years. Include date(s), length of involvement, and a description of your participation.
Include a description of any significant awards received within the last 5 years and what the award recognizes, in bulleted format.
Provide a statement identifying your Green-Myers familial connection.