The Paul Heyward Carmichael Foundation produces college graduates and exceptional citizens through a mentoring and scholarship program for South Carolina youth. Scholars benefit from having an experienced college graduate who is a working professional, assist them in their collegiate and career goals. Scholars are eligible for financial assistance upon meeting Foundation requirements at the end of the program.

Success is not when you make it. It is when you help someone else make it. – Rev. P.H. Carmichael.


Reverend Dr. Paul Heyward Carmichael

Reverend Dr. Paul Heyward Carmichael

His Story

Rev. Carmichael with students.

Rev. Carmichael with students.

Rev. Dr. Paul Heyward Carmichael is a 1949 graduate of Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C. He received his honorary doctorate degree from Allen University in Columbia, S.C. inĀ 1960.

Rev. Carmichael was a pastor in South Carolina for more than 40 years and an educator for 30 years.

His parents passed away as a child and he was raised by his older sister and brother-in-law in the 1920s. Determined to disprove what he was told about a Black man not needing an education, he financed his education by rotating working a year and attending school a year until he received his degree from Claflin.

This program is named in memory of Rev. Carmichael because of his desire and determination to receive an education and because of his work as a pastor, educator and mentor.



  • College Tour 2018

    college tour
  • Bass Tournament

    Team with chairs

    The winning team, Konner West and Brice Williams of Chapman High School in S.C., receive the $1,000 scholarship from Tournament Chair and Angler, Wayman Coleman IV and Foundation Board Chair, Paulett Smith.

  • Summer Camp


    Camp Exploration youth complete an activity at Park Seed.