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Brady and Angela Quirk-Garvan Endowed Alumni Scholarship

For students of underrepresented populations with an avid interest in social issues and civic engagement

The Quirk-Garvan Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018 by Brady Quirk-Garvan ’08 and his wife, Angela Quirk-Garvan, to reward, encourage, and promote leadership, as well as civic and social action, among students. The intent is to inspire and financially aid students who are actively engaged in creating and promoting positive change locally, nationally, and globally.

Brady earned a B.A. in political science from the College and was inspired to become civically involved during the time he was in school. In 2016, he became an active member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Brady and Angela created this scholarship to inspire future generations of social activists, change agents, and civic leaders.

Both Brady and Angela had transformational experiences in college and want to ensure that more students have that ability regardless of their financial situation. The application deadline (including letters of recommendation) is February 1.

This scholarship is renewable. 


  • Applicant must be a rising Junior or Senior at the College.
  • Applicant must demonstrate involvement and/or leadership in at least two civics-oriented organizations with the College or the Charleston community.
  • Recipients must progress with their class, maintain the above requirements, and remain in good standing for scholarship renewal.
  • Preference will be given to members of underrepresented populations, either reflecting race/ethnicity or sexual orientation. 

Application Process

  • The application deadline (including letters of recommendation) is February 1.
  • Fill out online scholarship application.
  • Application includes the following essays: 
    • List your extracurricular activities in school, community or church, including high school activities for currently enrolled students. 
    • In 500 words or less, describe how you have worked to promote social justice through civic involvement.