Award Rules | Conditions

Minority business owners may apply for financial awards through the Minority Small Business Program. The awards can be used for direct business operations and up to $2,500 per application. An award application includes a description of the business, a basic business plan, and financials. Please review the rules and conditions before submitting your application.


  • Minority-Owned Businesses
  • Registered in or has a business license in South Carolina
  • Owned by African American, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American
  • At least 51% Minority Ownership
  • Small Business, 25 or Fewer Employees
  • Non-profits are not eligible
  • Business Is Located in Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, or Hampton Counties
  • Participate in Award Orientation Program (Live or Recorded)

This program is sponsored by SCORE SC Lowcountry, Truist Bank, and Wells Fargo.For A Full Set of Rules, Download the Award Rules Guide.

Minority Business Awards Application