Thank you for your interest in joining the Junior League of Columbia (JLC)! The mission of the JLC is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.


The JLC trains a class of first-year members each year starting in August to prepare them for effective community and League involvement. New members complete a comprehensive training series that allows them the opportunity to develop new friendships, serve the local community, and learn about the JLC’s structure and history.

Prospective members must meet the following criteria to be eligible for membership with the JLC:

    • Be at least 23 years old by June 1.
    • Have EITHER one active or sustaining current member who serves as a sponsor OR submit a letter of recommendation with the prospective member’s application. The letter may be written by an active or sustaining member of the League, or by a person who is not a member of the League but who can comment on the prospective member’s character and/or dedication to service in the community.
    • Reside in the Midlands area (Richland, Lexington, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Orangeburg, Saluda, Newberry, and Sumter counties)
    • Be enthusiastic and excited about making a difference!
    • Show an interest in developing potential for community service.

The application for the 2024-2025 new member class is closed.
The application for the 2025-2026 new member class will open Oct. 15, 2024.

For more information about joining the JLC, please complete this membership inquiry form and a JLC member will contact you.

Admissions Open Houses

Thank you to all who joined us for our fall open houses! Missed the events? Please reach out to with any questions. We are happy to help!

Following the close of the application, there will be two opportunities to attend a New Member Meetup! Incoming new members are invited to mingle and learn more about the upcoming year from JLC leaders.


Scholarships are available only to new applicants who wish to join the Junior League of Columbia. Scholarships do not apply to former members requesting to rejoin JLC or to AJLI members transferring to JLC. Prospective members will need to begin the application process by creating an online account to access the scholarship application.

The application for the 2024-2025 new member scholarship is closed.
The application for the 2025-2026 new member scholarship will open Oct. 15, 2024. Completed applications must be submitted online by Jan. 15, 2025.


New members will have a financial membership responsibility of $225 ($125 new member dues for 2024-2025 and $100 new member course fee for 2024-2025) due by March 15, 2024. After the first year, the membership dues will be $125 every year due March 15.
Review the sample checklist for what is expected and required during your new member year. This checklist may change for the 2024-2025 League year, but it will give you an overview of what is required.


To make a request for reinstatement into the Junior League of Columbia (JLC), please fill out this form. Once your reinstatement has been approved, the JLC will contact you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you back to the JLC!


The Junior League of Columbia (JLC) welcomes the Association of Junior League International (AJLI) members transferring from Leagues around the world.

In order to begin the transfer process, please contact your current League and ask them to transfer your membership to the JLC. Transfer requests are processed through the AJLI online system. Once your transfer is complete, the JLC will contact you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you to the JLC!