The Palmetto Quilt Guild is offering one $2,500 scholarship in 2019. The scholarship is available to high school seniors, living in Beaufort County or graduating from a public or private school in Beaufort County, who will pursue an education in visual arts (including, but not limited to photography, graphic design, textile arts, ceramics, sculpture, and architecture). The applicant must be accepted into a 2 or 4-year institution of higher learning.

Download 2019 Scholarship Application:  Palmetto Quilt Guild Scholarship Application 2019


Abby Gross is a graduate of Hilton Head High School and her passion is photography. She will be attending Columbia College in Chicago to study photography. Abby was selected because of her portfolio and her future career plans expressed in her personal essay.  The Scholarship quilt was made by Linda McGurn and quilted by Diane Sala.  Abby was very excited to receive the quilt and already has plans to include it in the color scheme of her dorm apartment – it now is on her bed at home.  The picture was taken at the high school on the day we awarded the scholarship.

On the left, Abby’s mother and on the right is Abby Gross and Patricia Schoekopf, her high school photography teacher.

Gerri Rihn and Pam Bernard, Scholarship Chairs with Abby Gross, 2018 Scholarship recipient.

Caroline Vaughn, 2017 Scholarship recipient.

On May 18, 2017, the Palmetto Quilt Guild awarded our 2017 Visual Arts Scholarship to Caroline Vaughn, a Senior at Hilton Head High School.  Caroline is pursuing a career in Industrial Design, and as she explained as part of her application, Caroline wants to design products that will benefit third world countries.  These products will also be energy efficient.  She has given her time by volunteering in our community, and also working part-time while attending school.  Caroline’s work ethic and future plans are inspiring.


Chase and Weston Sanders, 2016 Scholarship recipients

Grace Chaplin, 2016 Scholarship recipient


On May 19, 2016 the Palmetto Quilt Guild awarded three scholarships to   three seniors at Hilton Head High School to help them pursue their studies in the visual art fields.

What made the scholarships unique is that each recipient received a special quilt made by members of the Guild, in addition to a monetary award.  The annual scholarships, of $1000 each, were given this year to Chase and Weston Sanders who will attend Clemson University.  A $1,500 scholarship, given in memory of member Carol Paradis, was awarded to Grace Chaplin who will attend Winthrop University.