The Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship

The Friends of the Lexington Main Library are offering three $1000 scholarships.  One will be awarded to a student in the Lexington attendance area, one will be awarded to a student in the White Knoll attendance area, and one will be awarded to a student in the River Bluff attendance area. Students who are homeschooled in these areas are also welcome to apply. Students may use these funds for their post-secondary education.

Who is eligible for this scholarship? 
Any graduating senior in the Lexington, White Knoll, or River Bluff attendance areas (including students who are homeschooled) pursuing a post-secondary education may apply.  The student must be a resident of Lexington County, South Carolina in order to be eligible.

What is the scholarship?
The Friends of Lexington Main Library will award three $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the Lexington, White Knoll, and River Bluff attendance areas.  This is a one-time scholarship that can be applied to tuition, books, fees, etc.

General Rules

An essay is required. Applicants will be judged on character, sincerity of purpose, initiative, leadership and need.  This scholarship is issued “one time only” and is not renewable.

The Friends of Lexington Main Library Scholarship Committee shall review all essays and shall have full authority to grant the scholarship.

How To Apply

Applicants may complete the online Google Docs application available at or complete a paper application and upload all attachments to  Paper applications are available at the Lexington Main Library and  Handwritten application must be legible.

Google Docs Application or Download PDF Application

All applications and required attachments must be submitted together by 11:59 pm on March 31, 2021 to be eligible.  Applications submitted after or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

For questions contact or (803) 920-2437.

2020 Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship, sponsored by the Friends of Lexington Main Library: (left to right) Murray Newell, White Knoll High School Jada Burns, Lexington High School Jordan Collins, River Bluff High School

2019 Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarships

2019 Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship Winners: (left to right)
Sophie Taylor, River Bluff High School
Zaria Gerald, White Knoll High School
Katie Pearce, Lexington High School


2017 Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship Winners: (left to right)
White Knoll High School Jay Loy
River Bluff High School Katie Bryant
Lexington High School Liam Myhill