First Choice Member Scholarship Applications Due March 5, 2021

February 17, 2021 - North Charleston, S.C.

Select Health of South Carolina, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care organization and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is offering scholarships to selected, qualified applicants to help them pursue higher education and/or specialized career training. Applications are due by March 5, 2021.  

All First Choice members are eligible to apply for the 12th annual First Choice member scholarship program. Select Health offers the First Choice Medicaid health plan to eligible South Carolina residents. The First Choice member scholarship program began in 2010. Applications and complete information about this scholarship program are available at

“Helping just one person pursue a college education can uplift an entire family, or even a community,” said Courtnay Thompson, market president at Select Health. “We’re always excited to receive scholarship applications because there are so many First Choice members excelling in school and doing wonderful things in life.”

Twenty-five individual recipients have benefited from this scholarship, including several repeat winners. Four winners have hailed from Columbia, two from Lexington, and one each from Boiling Springs, Conway, Gaffney, Kingstree, Pelion, Simpsonville, Summerville, Sumter, Timmonsville and West Columbia. Schools where winning applicants have attended include Charleston Southern University, Claflin University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Emmanuel College, Francis Marion University, Limestone College, Midlands Technical College, the University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina-Aiken and Winthrop University.

First Choice by Select Health also has a Mission GED program. To date, 25 plan members have completed their GED through this program. In 2020, we issued an additional 16 vouchers to help members complete the exam.

Please visit or call 1-888-276-2020 for more information.