Hugh David Singleton '87 Endowed Scholarship

Hugh David Singleton was a member of the College of Charleston class of 1987. His friends and family came together to create an endowed Hugh David Singleton ‘87 Scholarship, in his memory. At the College, David was a student leader. He served in Student Government, Peer Mentors, Student Alumni Association, College Activities Board, Alpha Phi Omega. He was full of stories and imitations; he would make you laugh. His leadership, energy, and strong work ethic helped shape The College into a welcoming and dynamic educational “home” for students.

This scholarship will ensure that David’s giving spirit, friendliness, and optimism will continue. David worked for unity. He reached out to those he did not know and welcomed them. After graduating from The College, David continued to shine his light working with the Historic Charleston Foundation and the Alumni Association. He also owned his own company. True leaders are respectful, unselfish, inclusive, optimistic, and honest. David was a true leader. He wanted to make the world better. He did that. This scholarship will keep the diamond of David shining bright by giving students opportunities to study, learn, and grow at The College and walk in the footsteps of David Singleton to make this world better.

This scholarship is provided for LGBTQ+ family students who exhibit high financial need, particularly those who demonstrate interest in student leadership roles on campus. The scholarship is renewable depending on the recipient’s continuing academic performance as designated by the College. If LGBTQ+ family students do not apply or exhibit high financial need, the scholarship may support any students exhibiting high financial need who demonstrate active involvement in student leadership roles.

Supplemental Questions
  1. David was committed to making the College “home” for students, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer (LGBTQ+). He was a true leader, meaning he was respectful, unselfish, inclusive, optimistic, and honest. Please describe how you embody these characteristics in your leadership roles on campus and in your personal life.