The 2021 Kristen Julia Drenten Scholarship application is now available!



Submission Deadline:  April 23, 2021


Please email your completed application to:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be a high school senior graduating in 2021 from South Aiken High School

  2. Plan to pursue a degree from an accredited college or university

  3. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above

  4. Participated in at least one sport (school or recreational) at some point throughout high school

  5. Volunteered in the community through religious, civic, or school-based organizations

  6. Be a non-smoker (including e-cigarettes and vaping)

  7. Submit a typed 500-1000 word essay telling how you overcame a personal hardship in your life, specifically explaining how you made the most of that difficult situation


Focus on how you have overcome hardship in your life: What did you learn? How has it shaped who you are or what you want to do in the future?


Start early on a draft and ask for feedback from your teachers, friends, or family members whom you trust to help tell your story.


Writing about a difficult life experience takes a lot of courage.

Be brave and find your voice.