Aaron and Ruby Dicks were a beloved South Carolina couple who became a fixture of their community by amassing over 100 acres of farmland through hard work and determination.
While Aaron only had a third-grade education, he worked hard as a farmer and lumber mill worker to support his family. Ruby worked as an educator and taught eighth grade in Dunbarton, South Carolina until they were forced to move due to their land being seized by eminent domain. After relocating, Aaron and Ruby worked hard to acquire land and leave a legacy for their seven children.
This scholarship seeks to honor the lives of Aaron and Ruby Dicks by supporting students in South Carolina who are pursuing higher education.
Any Black high school senior or undergraduate student in South Carolina may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us what you’ve learned from the books you’ve read and how they have affected the impact you hope to have on the world.