Organized August 11, 1938 at Greenville, South Carolina
More than one hundred years ago, a group of descendants of the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, saw the need for a national society to honor their memory. The intention was to remember these Pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony, in what was then called the northern part of Virginia.
Today there are tens-of-millions of individuals descended from these brave souls. It is the goal of The Mayflower Society and the South Carolina Society of Mayflower Descendants to join together people who share this heritage and to carry on the memory of our Pilgrim ancestors.
Just a few short years from now, 2020 will be upon us, marking the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony. This is an exciting opportunity for GSMD to commemorate our Pilgrim ancestors and to share their inspirational story with the world!
Bi-annual luncheon meetings are held each year to discuss our society and its ongoing commitments to the state of South Carolina. If you are an interested applicant or want to more know more about our society, these are a great way to learn more.
The Society is proud to award two categories of scholarships each year. Each category has two awards. Please read through the descriptions of the two types of scholarships and decide if you or your child qualify for either.