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    Seniors:  Browse below and keep visiting for up-to-date scholarship information.  Don't forget to turn in copies of all scholarship and grant offers you receive to your School Counselor!


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    Sept 2023 Senior Night Financial Aid presentation Powerpoint  Counselors Powerpoint  


    State Scholarships and Grants CHE website       CHE Powerpoint 

    • HOPE Scholarship - A one year, merit-based scholarship created for students attending a four-year institution who do not qualify for the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.  More information.
    • LIFE Scholarship - A merit-based scholarship.  More information.
    • Palmetto Fellows Scholarship - Eligible students may receive up to $6,700, per year for college. More information.  
    • Lottery Tuition Assistance - For the current academic year (fall, spring, and summer terms), eligible students may receive up to $110 per credit hour to be used toward the cost-of-tuition.More information.
    • SC Need-Based Grant - Need-based grant is to provide additional financial aid to South Carolina’s neediest students. A student may receive up to $2,500 annually if enrolled full-time or up to $1,250 annually if enrolled part-time as a degree-seeking student at an eligible S.C. public institution.  More information.  

    National Guard College Assistance - financial assistance to members of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard by providing incentives for enlisting or remaining for a specified time in either the South Carolina Army or Air National Guard (SCNG).  More information here. SC National Guard

    SC Teaching Fellows Program - Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs at Teaching Fellows Institutions, have additional professional development opportunities, and are involved with communities and businesses throughout the state. They receive up to $24,000 in fellowship funds (up to $6000 a year for four years) while they complete a degree leading to initial teacher certification here    DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 

    Call Me Mister program - Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models- Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the State's lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among underserved, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities. There are 8 Two Year colleges and 18 four year colleges participating in the program. Learn more here. Participating Colleges List



    FAFSA Guide from Sallie Mae for the new 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid


    FAFSA Resources: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid Click here to find out more information and to complete the FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid. 

    Check out  “Federal Student Aid” youtube videos,  from filling out the FAFSA to comparing awards between colleges. For more information go to:. https://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid/videos


    SCCANGO provides resources to students, parents and counselors about college admissions to SC Colleges and Universities. Check out SCCANGO’s youtube videos about FAFSA and their FAFSA Toolkit


    The SC Commission on Higher Education, has developed a “Palmetto Calculator” to help students understand the cost of attending some of SC public colleges or universities. Students can enter their FAFSA “Estimated Family Contribution” as well as other scholarships, loans, etc. to help determine cost. Visit the Palmetto Calculator for more information. 

    Don’t see the college you want to attend on the “Palmetto Calculator”? Every college has a “net price calculator” so visit the financial aid page of your chosen colleges/universities website for more information.


    MyinTuition.org - Estimate your cost of of attendance at more than 70 top colleges

    Knowing the Rules of Financial Aid 


    The SoFi video series recordings for parents of college bound students. (All of these videos can also be found on SoFi’s YouTube channel)

    • Evaluating College Acceptances and Appealing Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships
    • What Merit Scholarships are and How to Find Them
    • Financing your Student's Education
    • Financial Aid and Changes to FAFSA, Especially for Divorced Parents


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    Check the high school lounge for printouts of a few of the applications

    South Carolina Junior Golf Foundations Scholarship Programs
    Meeting Street Scholarship Fund

    Are you Life Scholarship or Palmetto Fellows eligible AND qualify for a Federal Pell Grant AND planning to attend an eligible SC College/University? If so, you may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 of additional funds EVERY YEAR*! That’s potentially an additional $40,000 for college. (* recipients must remain Life and Palmetto Fellow eligible each year in college)

    There is no limit on the number of Charleston County students who can earn the scholarship, but you must apply.  

    FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will have to be completed to determine if you are Pell Grant eligible. FAFSA will open December 2023. Completing the FAFSA will also determine if you qualify for other federal financial assistance to help cover college costs. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

    Visit https://www.meetingstreetscholarshipfund.org/ for more scholarship information and to sign up for scholarship updates. 

    DEADLINES: Application cycle begins Monday, January 8th 

    FSA ID 

    FAFSA Completion Guide

    1. Create an FSA ID. For most students, at least one parent will also need to create an FSA ID.

      1. Most students will need to invite at least one parent as a "contributor" to their FAFSA form. They will invite the same parent(s) who they asked to create an FSA ID.

      2. Within three days of submitting their FAFSA form, students can log back into their FAFSA form to view their FAFSA Submission Summary. They will submit the Eligibility Overview section as part of their Meeting Street Scholarship Fund application.



    South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals

    This scholarship is offered to students* pursuing their associate or baccalaureate degree in the Administrative Office Technology, Accounting, Business Management, or Business Administration field.


    Deadline: March 8, 2024



    Mark Cobb Memorial/Ron McWhirt Scholarship 

    McWhirt/Cobb Scholarship is for employees' children who are seniors going to college in the fall. The scholarship is for $2,500 and will be sent to the college of the student's choice.


    Deadline: March 14



    SC State Fair Scholarship 

    The South Carolina State Fair will award fifty (53) $10,000 scholarships to students across the state to be paid at the rate of $2500 per year over a four-year period.  The fifty-three 2024 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair.

    The South Carolina state Fair is dedicated to educating South Carolina’s young adults and we appreciate your effort in making your students aware of this opportunity.

    Click this link, Link to Ride of Your Life Scholarship video on YouTube, to view the scholarship video


    Deadline: March 15



    2024 Coastal Community Foundation Scholarships

    Coastal Community Foundation’s Scholarship Program is open annually to students who permanently reside in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester Counties. By submitting one application, students are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible – a full list of scholarship offerings are listed on the subsequent pages.
    Applications are available at coastalcommunityfoundation.org or accessed directly through this link.

    Deadline: March 22



    Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant -Alan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

    The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant is a service organization that annually awards a scholarship to an outstanding student/citizen who resides in the East Cooper area (29464, 29466, 29429). The scholarship is limited to recent high school graduates and intended for undergraduate studies at accredited four-year colleges or universities.
    Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender or disability.

    Applicants and award recipients must be a graduating senior, a full-time resident of the East Cooper area, and a citizen of the United States. Applicants must also carry a total four-year GPA of at least 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.



    DEADLINE: April 1



    Daniel Stern The Citadel Scholarship

    This $500 scholarship was established by Race for Achievement Inc. to acknowledge the efforts of Daniel Stern to our organization and is awarded to a Charleston area minority student accepted to The Citadel for the 2024-25 academic y


    Deadline: May 3, 2024 11:59pm
    This scholarship could not be funded without the participants of our annual Doughnut Dash 5k #Race4Wanza. This event pays tribute to our late friend TyWanza Sanders by funding $20,500 worth of scholarships awarded to seniors in the Charleston, SC, area over the past 9 years. This year's event will take place Saturday April 13th with registration opening at 7:30am. It would be a great event for students, sports teams/clubs, and faculty to participate/volunteer in healthy competition while supporting the community; who doesn't like all you can eat freshly glazed Kripsy Kreme Doughnuts? Attached are three race flyers & links to the 2024 event registration and promo video. It would mean the world to us if you added this event to your respective calendars, social media platforms, and websites. 

    #Race4Wanza Registration: race4wanza2024.eventbrite.com



    Reading Partners South Carolina  

    Reading Partners South Carolina is searching for an upcoming high school graduate who participated in the Reading Partners program as a child. We are giving a $1,000 scholarship to an alum in honor of our 10th anniversary in SC. We are a national literacy non-profit providing one-on-one reading intervention by dedicated community volunteers.





    Scholarships for students interested in STEM! https://uncf.org/scholarships


    Gardner Webb University Scholarships

    Check out the various scholarships available for applicants, including Marching Band, Merit, and Non-major scholarships.




    University of North Georgia

    Army ROTC Scholarships

    We’re looking for high school seniors and college freshmen who want to serve our nation as second lieutenants (officers) in the U.S. Army. Scholarships pay for room and board (up to $12,000 per year) or tuition and fees.  It also pays a $420/month stipend and a $1,200/year book allowance.

    Click here for eligibility criteria, benefits, and how to apply. In addition, Georgia resident ROTC scholarship recipients receive grants of up to $2,000 per semester. These benefits combine for about $15,570/year to $19,500/year.

    The scholarship leads to a professional career as an active-duty Army second lieutenant (O1) with excellent benefits and starting compensation (Department of Defense Calculator):

    • Single with less than 2 years of service stationed at Ft. Stewart near Savannah, GA: $72,769
    • Single with 4 years of service as a Soldier in the Guard while in the Corps of Cadets at Ft. Benning, GA:  $79,053
    • Married with less than 2 years of service at Ft. Liberty, NC:  $67,562
    • Married with four years of service at Ft. Campbell, KY:  $80,853

    Second lieutenants become captains (O3) at four years’ time of service after graduating from UNG and commissioning. Army captain compensation (Department of Defense Calculator):

    • Single with 4 years of service, stationed at Ft. Cavazos, TX: $105,324
    • Married with 4 years of service at Ft. Lewis, WA:  $116,619

    In addition to regular military compensation, Army lieutenants accumulate incomparable leadership experience, pay no health insurance (families included), get 30 days of paid vacation, pay inexpensive dental and life insurance, and reap the benefits of a blended retirement system.  



    Naval ROTC Programs (4 scholarship programs available, one specific to Savannah State)

    For more information go to: https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/


    * National Scholarship (four-year scholarship, Navy and USMC option)

    * Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR) Scholarship for Navy

    * Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR) Scholarship for Marine Corps: The Frederick C. Branch scholarship

    * Naval Preparatory Program (NPP) Scholarship



    College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    Beginning SOPHOMORE year - Turn your efforts into scholarships

    Students can search more than 10,000 scholarships by using our Scholarship Directory. Sophomores, juniors, and Seniors can earn entries for monthly BigFuture® $500 and $40,000 scholarship drawings.

    Check out the website for more information.




    Common College Financial Planning Myths: Slaying Myths About Paying for College

    More Scholarships can be found on the Scholarship List in Naviance


    The Scholarship System - Lots of free webinars and resources available to help with scholarship searches.

       Military Scholarships Guide


    Sallie Mae Scholarship Search - Flyer

        Filing the FAFSA Flyer


    StudentScholarships.org  -  December Newsletter