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.
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. in 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.