Education Assistance Ministry

  • Single parent and a resident of Sumter, SC
  • Meet federal income guidelines to qualify for a Pell Grant
  • Provide at least two recommendations from past educators, employers, clergy or members of the community.

Sumter United Ministries (SUM) Education Assistance Ministry (EAM) is a program designed to provide Sumter County single parents with the resources and relationships needed to further their post-secondary degree or certification education. The EAM does not provide tuition assistance. The assistance provided to students varies on a case by case basis and is precipitated by the needs of the individual student. Students in the EAM program could possibly receive assistance with books, school supplies, childcare, internet access, transportation, clothing and food, among other things. Also included is one on one support and guidance from an EAM coach. If you are a single parent, a student or a potential student and interested in learning more about the EAM program, call SUM at 803-775-0757 and ask to speak with the EAM Administrator.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • To learn more about becoming an EAM coach or tutor, call 803-775-0757 and ask to speak to the EAM Administrator.