Following its successful Minority Small Business Program (MSBP) in 2021 with 11 award recipients, SCORE SC Lowcountry is partnering again with Wells Fargo and Truist banks to provide the 2022 MSBP to our Lowcountry community. 

Minority business owners in Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton and Hampton Counties can apply for an award up to $2,500 to support direct company operations. “SCORE SC Lowcountry is pleased to offer awards that help minority small business owners in our local communities grow and otherwise expand their business,” said Michelle Gaston, chair of the Minority Outreach Committee. 

Award recipients will be determined by the Advisory Committee.

All required application materials must be submitted online between Sept. 12 and Oct. 7 at 11:59 p.m. to be considered for an award. Application requirements include a simplified business plan and a financial statement. 

This year, to further assist applicants, there will be orientation workshops on how to complete a simple business plan. Attendance of these workshops either in person or virtually is a requirement of the program.

SCORE mentors will also be available to help. For more details on the programs as well as eligibility requirements and terms and conditions, visit