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We provide financial assistance to the children of current and former Greenville City Police officers to encourage and enable their higher education. 

In entering this profession, many of our police officers forego higher paying careers because of their commitment to serving the public and making our lives safer. To repay their dedication to our community, this Foundation exists to support officers' children in pursuing their educational dreams post-high school. 

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity, nearly 100% of our donations are used to provide scholarships to deserving students on an annual basis. 


To date, we have given almost one million dollars in scholarship awards to children of Greenville City Police officers to fund their higher education.

The Harold C. Jennings Foundation was formed on October 10, 1977, after a meeting between late Police Chief Harold C. Jennings and a group of local businessmen led by Henry Simpson. As a dedicated public servant and family man, Chief Jennings wanted to help local police officers the best way he knew how––by supporting the higher education of their children. The Foundation remembers and honors his legacy of philanthropy and community betterment through the offering of educational scholarships to children of Greenville City Police officers. 

Child of current or retired Greenville City Police officer

We also accept applications from children of officers who were killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Currently enrolled or accepted into an institution of higher education

We require proof of admission and estimated yearly tuition upon application. 

selection criteria

Individual family need or income

Academic performance 

Cost of education

Financial Award AmouNT based on...

Board of Trustees

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Chief of Police Howie Thompson


Mrs. Caroline Schmitt

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Dr. Harold C. Jennings, Jr.

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Caroline Jennings

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Terry Christy (Accountant)

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Councilwoman Lillian Brock-Flemming


Ms. Anita Hargett

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Ms. Athena Miller

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