Birthright of Columbia is proud to announce a new scholarship program, The Neglia Family Scholarship. We invite graduating pregnant/parenting high school seniors and pregnant/parenting college* students to apply for a one-time non-renewable scholarship of $1,000.

Our goal is to enable a pregnant/parenting mom to pursue and/or continue her higher-level education and advance her career to provide a safe, stable, and financially secure future for her and her baby.

Requirements for scholarship application year 2023/2024:

  • Must be a current or past client of Birthright of Columbia with pregnancy (currently pregnant or now parenting a child 12 months old or younger).


  • Graduating from high school in the spring of 2023 and planning to attend college* either in South Carolina or out of state in 2023 OR
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited school/college* in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program OR
  • Be a returning mature student to an accredited school/college*

*Refers to an accredited university, college, technical or trade school program.


Applicant must show proof of FAFSA and acceptance or enrollment (schedule for upcoming semester). Note: Scholarship will be paid directly to the college to defray tuition expenses.


Show proof of transcript AFTER semester is over.  Note: Scholarship will be awarded after requirement is met.





Applications will be ranked by a three-member panel selected by Birthright’s Board of Directors.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship opportunity, please contact Anita Campanelli at 803-765-0165 or


**Birthright reserves the right to verify all submitted information, including but not limited to, school/college accreditation, enrollment, transcript verification, and references provided. By submitting this application and signing below, the applicant expressly grants Birthright permission to request and receive transcripts and enrollment information for a period of three months from the submission of the application.