- Washington Workshop Seminar: The NSCDA-SC holds the Congressional Essay Contest annually, awarding scholarships to high school students for a week in Washington, DC. Joining others from across the United States, they learn about the “inside” of our national government and the important role of citizens in a democratic society.
- Teaching of History: The NSCDA-SC is pleased to partner with the College of Charleston, Converse College, and Winthrop University in awarding three Teaching of History Scholarships each year.
- ETV: Education majors at the College of Charleston are invited to submit lesson plans for the television program “Circle of Inheritance: A History of Colonial South Carolina.” The winning plan is used in production by South Carolina Education Television as new episodes are streamed nationally for teachers and students.
- American Indian Nurse Scholarship: Students of American Indian descent seeking careers in the health field in South Carolina are encouraged to apply for scholarship money to support tuition and academic expenses.
The Powder Magazine offers a variety of school programs on-site, in the classroom, and in tours partnering with the Heyward-Washington House, Historic Charleston Foundation, The Old Exchange, and Old Slave Mart. Currently, all 4th-grade students in Charleston and Berkeley County public schools participate in “Rebels & Redcoats,” a walking tour with hands-on experiences at three historic sites. Teachers may earn graduate level credit and recertification hours in the Colonial Charleston Teacher Institute’s 10-week course on Charleston’s early history. To learn more, visit powdermagazine.org.
The SC Dames provide financial support to Values Through History, creator of “Why America is Free,” for schools who would be unable to afford this curriculum. Of the 129 schools across eleven states using WAIF, South Carolina is proud to have 39 of those schools and is working to increase that number.