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!
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 here.
LIFE Scholarship - A merit-based scholarship. More information here.
Lottery Tuition Assistance - Eligible full-time students may receive up to $1,140 per term and eligible part-time students may receive $95 per credit hour to be used toward the cost-of-tuition.More information here.
National Guard College Assistance - financial assistance to members of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guardby providing incentives for enlisting or remaining for a specified time in either the South Carolina Army or Air National Guard (SCNG). More information here.
Palmetto Fellows Scholarship - Eligible students may receive up to $6,700, per year for college. More information here.
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 here.
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
Check the high school lounge for printouts of a few of the applications
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR JUNIORS
- The Emma W. Johnson Scholarship, George Sink Valor Award, Blanche R. Dudley Character Scholarship application opens Sunday, March 1 thru Thursday, April 30, 2020. Please have all qualifying students fill out application and email, fax, or mail, information is below. It is offered to the graduating class of 2021 (current Juniors/11th in 2020) who are in good academic standing.The Emma W. Johnson Scholarship is for students who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 and are strong in community service and extra-curricular activities.
- The George Sink Valor stands for students who have overcome adversities, struggles, tribulations, and still maintained good grades (3.0 GPA or better) and continued to excel in their community & school despite those obstacles. Please select qualifying students for the George Sink Valor Award.
- The Blanche R. Dudley Character Scholarship stands for uncommon character and uplifting spirit which was shaped through Faith, Family and Fellowship. Blanche always provided encouraging words, loved unconditionally, served unselfishly and inspired others to be better than they were the day before. She was a blessing to all that crossed her path be it at school, church, home, camp, or in the workplace. Please select qualifying students for the Blanche R. Dudley Character Scholarship! Minimum GPA 2.75.
Represent your school! Fill out an Emma W. Johnson Scholarship (Awards $2,500.00) George Sink Valor ($1,000.00) & Blanche R. Dudley Character Scholarship (Awards $1,000.00).
Opens Sunday, March 1 thru Thursday, April 30, 2020
KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, Inc.
Moncks Corner Alumni Chapter
In support of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s enduring commitment to encouraging achievement and leadership, The Moncks Corner Alumni Chapter is sponsoring the following two scholarships:
Deadline: March 30
Team Charleston Spouses Club Scholarship
The Team Charleston Spouses Club Scholarship Program is a private organization that provides scholarships for deserving, eligible U.S. military family members. Scholarships are awarded based on the student’s academic record, work experience, volunteer experience, participation in community-based activities, letters of recommendation and a brief essay.
Deadline: March 31st
National Transportation Week Inco. 2020 Scholarship
NTW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: To provide financial assistance to NTW affiliated members or individuals pursuing a degree in transportation/logistics/supply chain management. Up to ten scholarships ($1,000 to $5,000) will be awarded.
- YOU ARE A STUDENT MAJORING IN TRANSPORTATION/LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
- 2. YOU ARE A MEMBER OF A NTW ORGANIZATION (Name of organization)
- 3. YOU ARE A DEPENDENT OF A NTW MEMBER (Name of organization)
- 4. BE SPONSORED BY A NTW MEMBER (REQUIRES SPONSOR LETTER WITH APPLICATION)
Deadline: April 13
The Women’s Club of Charleston Scholarship
The Woman’s Club of Charleston offers a $1,500 scholarship to a deserving young lady who plans to enter a four-year college or a technical college in South Carolina this fall.
To be eligible, the student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a need for financial
Deadline: April 15th
South Carolina State University Alumni Scholarship
The South Carolina State University National Alumni Association annually awards a
limited number of scholarships to students based on academic achievement and/or
financial need. The current amount of each scholarship is $1,500.00 annually ($750.00
Scholarships are available for four (4) years, providing recipients remain in good
behavioral standing and meet academic requirements. Students enrolled in disciplines
that demand additional semesters may petition for a scholarship extension. Utilize the
following link to apply for the scholarship by April 30, 2020:
Charleston Chapter of the South Carolina State University National Alumni Association
A. Applicant must attend a high school in Charleston County and must be accepted for matriculation at South Carolina State
B. To receive the award, the applicant must enroll at South Carolina State University the semester immediately following the announcement of the
C. In the event of any conviction of any immoral or criminal offense, or if the recipient does not enroll, the recipient loses all rights and claims to the
D. The scholarship will be paid directly to South Carolina State University to be applied to the recipient’s account.
Deadline - March 31, 2020
Joye Law Firm Scholarship
6 - $2000 scholarships available to graduating seniorsthat displau academic and community achievements, submit the best creative entry, and plan to attend a 4-year institution of higher learning.
Application - also available in the high school lounge
Deadline = April 1, 2020
Rosen Ohr Law Scholarship
The scholarship is to help any student who has been impacted by being seriously injured (or by a family member being seriously injured).
To apply, students must write a 750-1,000 word essay in response to the following prompt:
"Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident. How has this injury impacted your college plans?"
The deadline to apply for this scholarship is July 20, 2020. Submissions will open on Jan 1, 2020. The winner of the scholarship will be awarded $1,000 to help pay for college-related expenses.
You can see the scholarship information here: www.rosenohrlaw.com/scholarship
Deadline: July 20, 2020
Ron McWhirt/Mark Cobb Scholarship
The Ron McWhirt/Mark Cobb Scholarship is open to a CCSD graduating senior who’s parent/legal guardian is a full time employee of Charleston County School District.
Student can be planning to attend either a 2 year or 4 year college/university.
Deadline: March 13th, 2020
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has a variety of scholarships available.
For more information go to: https://apply.nsbe.org/
National Technical Honors Society has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to date!
It is our belief that CTE students must be supported and encouraged to seek higher education in today’s highly competitive global community. Aware of the increasing costs to attend post-secondary schools, NTHS is dedicated to providing scholarships to career and technical education students who choose a skilled trade as their career.
In 2020, NTHS will award over a quarter of a million dollars through these exclusive scholarship opportunities.
NTHS currently as several scholarships available with various deadlines from January 19th until May 1st, 2020.
Go to https://nths.org/scholarships-2/ for a list of current scholarships
Deadline: May 1st, 2020
Parnell Law Firm “Distracted Driving Family Plan Essay Scholarship”
The Parnall Law Office is proud to offer the 2020 Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education, while also bringing to attention to the dangers of distracted driving. $5000 in prizes will be awarded to the top 3 applicants.
Go to https://www.hurtcallbert.com/scholarships/ for more information.
Deadline: March 17, 2020. Submission opens on January 17th, 2020
Trident to Clemson STEM Pathway & Scholarships
Trident Technical College has a 2+2 agreement with Clemson University and a Student Pathways in Engineering and Computing for Transfers Program (SPECTRA) Scholarship opportunity for students. I was hoping you would be able to direct me to the appropriate person(s), I would like to share this information with clubs and organizations within the Charleston County School District. It is a wonderful opportunity for students looking to receive a bachelor degree from Clemson in Engineering or Computer technology.
SPECTRA: Engineering and Computing Transfer Program
Some of the benefits:
Who can receive this scholarship? Students who:
- Are enrolled in an associate degree program at TTC
- Plan to transfer to Clemson to major in certain STEM programs
- Have demonstrated financial need (shown by completing a FAFSA)
- Are U.S. citizens
- Complete the scholarship application
What is the amount of the scholarship?
Students can be awarded scholarships in the range of $1,500 to $3,500 per year. Students who transfer to Clemson will be awarded $5,000 to $10,000 per year, based on the demonstrated need shown after the completion of the FAFSA.
How to apply for this scholarship?
Complete the scholarship application as well as the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.
TTC’s school code is 004920
For more information and to apply for the Spectra Scholarship, visit clemson.edu/cecas/spectra
To view College Board Partnership Scholarships go to:
DAR has 26 different scholarships available. Minimum criteria for each scholarship is students must be a US citizen and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.
Scholarship Categories are:
- General Scholarship
- Political Science, History, Government & Economics
- Medical & Nursing
- Specific College Scholarships
Deadline Feb. 15th, 2020
Paying for College Resources from SallieMae
Check out Sallie Mae’s free Paying for College Resource, which includes videos, checklists, tools, and more on timely topics like the FAFSA, award letters, scholarships, and student loans.
SC WIN Scholarship & Trident Technical College
Students who are majoring in certain critical workforce areas* may be eligible to receive free money for college.
Are you majoring in one of the following areas?
- Health care
- Computer and information technology
- Advanced manufacturing
- Hospitality and Tourism
Zeta Phi Beta Centennial Scholarship Application
In honor of the five founding members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, the Centennial International President of Zeta Phi Beta will award $100,000 scholarship each year to a new recipient, for five consecutive years beginning the sorority’s Centennial Anniversary year of 2020.
General Eligibility: Must be a female senior student at a Title I high school or an International equivalent high school.
- Must be graduating in May (spring) of the award year and enrolling as a full-time student in an accredited college or university in the fall of the same year.
- Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need.
- Community service and involvement is a plus. Affiliation with any members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated or any of its auxiliary organizations is not a requirement.
Due by February 28, 2020. Applications and support documents received after this date will not be considered for the award.
- All submissions must be complete at the time of submission. NO partial submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be emailed in one PDF to: Scholarships@ZetaPhiBetaSororityHQ.org
- Subject: Centennial Scholarship Application
Rotary Club Scholarship
Scholarship applications can be found on the club website www.mprotary.org (under the Projects tab) or through your school’s Counseling department.
TYPED applications must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Handwritten or paper applications will not be accepted.
A brief note of recommendation from the applicant’s high school faculty representative and an official grade transcript should accompany the application.
Applications are due by April 1st. EXTENDED TO APRIL 30
Interviews of the top finalists will be held in late April. The scholarship recipient’s check will be presented at a Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant meeting in June.Berkeley Electric Cooperative$1000 ScholarshipApply online at berkeleyelectric.coopDeadline - April 3
Coastal Community Foundation Scholarships
Check out the flyer for where to find the information about the various scholarships that are offered.
The Filipino Community Center Scholarship 2020
$3000 academic scholarship
Deadline - April 15, 2020
Hans Koebig Rotary Scholarship Program
The amount awarded each year depends on the fund's investment performance and the quality of the applicants. $15,000 has been awarded to 3-4 students each of the last four years.
Deadline: May 1, 2020
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Beginning JUNIOR year - Turn your efforts into scholarships
1. Build your college list: $500 (100 winners monthly)
2. Practice for the SAT: $1000 (150 winners monthly)
3. Improve your score: $2000 (150 winners Apr-Jan)
4. Strengthen Your college list: $500 (100 winners monthly)
5. Complete the FAFSA: $1000 (800 winners Oct-Feb)
6. Apply to Colleges: $1000 (500 winners)
Complete your journey: $40,000 (25 winners)
Check out the website for more information
Trident Tech STEM Promise Program
TCC this Fall 2020: the STEM Promise Program. This scholarship program is designed to boost the number of women and minority students achieving STEM degrees (although any student can apply). Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition for 2 academic years, leaving students with little to no student debt. Then, students can complete the last 2 years of their bachelor’s degree, having saved thousands of dollars.
The program covers six eligible degree programs in technology, engineering and mathematics – related disciplines. Our 2019 scholars are currently working towards degrees in engineering, computer science and information systems technology. Up to 20 more students will be awarded scholarships for Fall 2020.
In addition to paying $0 in tuition, students will enjoy TCC’s small classes with instructors who are interested in their success. To ensure these students get on the right track and stay there, we are also providing specialized advising and Women’s Center programs in STEM career exploration and mentoring.
Please distribute the attached flyer and encourage students to visit www.tcc.edu/STEMPromise for additional details. You can also contact the STEM Promise Program Coordinator directly at 822-7324 or email@example.com for any questions regarding the application and selection process.
STEM Promise Program Flyer
Deadline: March 1
Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Charleston Chapter Minority Leadership Scholarship
Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Charleston Chapter Minority Leadership Scholarship is to Senior student who has the balance of a well rounded student – good grades, community involvement and leadership within those organizations. Students must have a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and provided an acceptance letter from a 2 or 4 year college.
Deadline: March 16
Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Scholarship
This $100) dollar scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior in the Charleston area. The recipient will have the opportunity to compete for the state and national scholarship as well. The student must have a minimum 2.5 (unweighted GPA) and completed a short essay.
Deadline: April 3rd
2020 CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships
2020 CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are designed specifically for African American and Hispanic graduating seniors this spring in Council school districts (includes Charleston County Schools) who plan to pursue college studies in one of the STEM-related fields.
Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA • Accepted as a full-time student at a four year institution of higher education • Must attend a public school in a Council of the Great City Schools district (Students in Toronto are not eligible)
Deadline: April 6th
2020 Admiral James Osborn Scholarship
The Admiral James B. Osborn Memorial Scholarship is funded by the Charleston Base of the United States Submarine Veterans, Incorporated. The scholarship will be awarded to Tri-County high school senior(s) and disbursed as a one-time minimum $500 award payable to the recipient.
Applicants must be a high school senior accepted to a 2 year or 4 year post-secondary institution.
Applicants must demonstrate:
Participation in extracurricular activities that benefit their school and/or community
A familial relationship with a submarine qualified individual. That the submarine qualified individual is a member of United States Submarine Veterans,
Must be a graduating senior from a Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester County high school. (County requirement need not be met if applicant has a relative who is a member of the United States Submarine Veterans, Incorporated Charleston Base.)
Deadline: April 17th
Omicron Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship
The Omicron Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated desires to help promising high school graduates prepare for the future by pursuing higher educational goals at a college, university or technical school. Enclosed/Attached, please find our “2020 College Book Stipend Application”.
Deadline: May 18th
Tallo works hard to connect students with opportunities and today they're looking for students who’ve found success using Tallo. $3,000 toward tuition, books, and other educational supplies for one lucky student who can share an amazing story.
This could be anyone who connected with a college, job, internship, organization, or any other opportunity that impacted their plans for the future.
Students can submit applications through the scholarship posted on Tallo: https://app.tallo.com/application/4046/view
It’s easy to enter. Interested students need to:
- Make sure their Tallo profile includes up-to-date information.
- Explain how they made a connection on Tallo. (short essay or video)
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Qualifications: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens accepted to, or currently attending, an accredited college or university. Proof of acceptance or college transcript of winner is required. A 200-word essay explaining why the applicant should receive this scholarship is required.
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.