Scholarships

Mary Mouzon Darby Undergraduate Scholarship

The Mary Mouzon Darby Undergraduate Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the late Miss Betty-Ann Darby, in honor of her mother Mary Mouzon Darby. This $1,000 undergraduate scholarship is open to children and grandchildren of members, and has been awarded annually since 2007. The deadline for applying is December 31st.  A copy of the application form and scholarship guidelines can be found here.

Mary Mouzon Darby was born April 3, 1896, in Georgetown, SC, the eldest of the four daughters of Laurens and Esther Gordon Mouzon. Through her paternal grandfather she was a direct descendant of Henry Mouzon and through her paternal grandmother was a descendant of his brother Louis Mouzon II. They came to America with their father, Louis Mouzon, from Ville de Mouzon in France in the early 1700s.

Although she was not fortunate enough to have a college education, Mary Mouzon Darby was extremely well read and expressed herself beautifully in both oral and written language. She was the devoted wife of William Henry (Will) Darby, Jr. and mother of Lydia Gordon, who died at 19 months, and Betty-Ann, who survives. Like her father before her and her daughter after her, she was a long-time member of the Huguenot Society and was the family’s unofficial genealogist. She died in 1984, ten years after the death of her husband.

Mary Mouzon Darby treasured her Huguenot lineage and would be pleased that, through a scholarship in her name, a Huguenot descendant will receive help in obtaining a college education which circumstances denied her.

All applications must be received or postmarked by 31 December.  The winner will be announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting the following April.  Scholarships are awarded according to the decision of the Scholarship Committee and may not be awarded every year.

Huguenot Society of South Carolina Graduate Scholarship

The Huguenot Society of South Carolina Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a student working toward a graduate degree in history. The winning submission will be published in Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina and the author will be awarded $1,000.00.  Guidelines can be found here.

The essay must be a work of scholarship on a Huguenot topic. It may examine any aspect of the religious, political, economic, social or intellectual history of the French or Walloon Protestants from the sixteenth century to the present. The essay may deal with any appropriate geographical area.

All essays must be submitted no later than December 31st. The winner will be announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting the following April. Scholarships will be awarded according to the decision of the Scholarship Committee and may not be awarded every year.

Please contact the Huguenot Society of South Carolina foradditional information.

Huguenot Society of South Carolina
138 Logan Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401-1941
(843) 723-3235

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