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 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
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
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education - www.che.sc.gov
FAFSA Resources: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid Click here to find out more information and to complete the FAFSA (starting October 1st, 2020) 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/watch?v=LK0bbu0y5AM
Check the high school lounge for printouts of a few of the applications
Hhigh school senior that wants to go to college without any debt?Do you know of a high school junior that is potentially interested in a military career?
The Senior Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (SROTC) is now accepting applications for the ROTC scholarship.
For information on qualifications and how to apply take a look at our SROTC Fact Sheet.
******SC Teaching Fellows2021 SC Teaching Fellows cohorts went live on October 1st and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on December 1st.Students can access the application at https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows-application.html.
The GOLD (Growing Our Leadership through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Scholarship is awarded to students from historically underrepresented populations (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or Multiracial) with the purpose of acknowledging these students who have exhibited strong academic achievement, leadership, and potential to contribute to the Wofford community and beyond. To be considered, students must:
- Apply for admission by the Early Action deadline (Nov. 15)
- Submit FAFSA
- Submit the GOLD Scholarship Application by January 4, 2021- https://begin.wofford.edu/register/GOLDScholarship
Partners for a Better Community***Scholarship deadline extension***The Emma W. Johnson Scholarship (Awards $2,500.00)The George Sink Valor (Awards $1,000.00)The Blanche R. Dudley Character Scholarship (Awards $1,000.00)Deadline: October 15, 2020*****Mu Alpha Achievement Week Essay Scholarship Competition
The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. is excited to announce our Mu Alpha Achievement Week Essay Scholarship Competition. We are proud to once again offer this additional scholarship opportunity to students in the Charleston area. The essay competition is open to all college-bound, 2020 high school graduates.
The recipient of the 1st place winning essay will be awarded a $1000.00 college scholarship from the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The recipient of the 2nd place winning essay will be awarded a $500.00 college scholarship from the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Inc.
The essay must be submitted electronically or via the postal postmarked no later than the deadline date. The title for the essay must be the following;
2020 Essay Title: “Learning about politics and life as a citizen is part of the transition to adulthood. During this stage, young people are introduced to political processes and issues, as well as, a range of political activities including voting and participation in social movements. “Against the backdrop of global “Black Lives Matter” movement, why is it even important for young people to become and remain politically engaged?”
We look forward to your submission in our scholarship competition. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Bro. Alvin C. Lumpkin at Alumpki1@gmail.com.
Deadline: October 16th, 2020*****Wendy’s Heisman High School Scholarship
The Heisman High School Scholarship program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. Requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.Seniors can go to heismanscholarship.com to applyDeadline: October 20th, 2020*****Horatio Alger Scholarship* High school seniors* Only one application is needed for National, State and Targeted scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.* The application will close on October 25, 2020.**Criteria*** Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family)* Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity* Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0* Participation in community service* United States citizenship
US Presidential Scholars Program Recognition
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and, since that time, the program has honored over 7,600 outstanding high school seniors. The mission of the program is to recognize and honor outstanding high school seniors, and thereby encourage high attainment among all students.
Each school will be allowed to submit 1 male AND 1 female for the Academics/General Component and 1 male OR 1 female for the Career and Technology Education category/CATE to the district office.
Please note: Only the District Superintendent or their designee may submit applications, not the individual high school principals for nominations for the US Presidential Scholars Award. High Schools desiring to submit nominees should send those applications to Fronde Stille by Friday, October 18th. Applications submitted to the state department office from the student, the parent or the legal guardian of the student, will not be accepted for consideration.
Please refer to the attached memorandum and application documents for more specific details about the student eligibility and nomination process for the 2021 US Presidential Scholars Award Program.
For more specific information regarding student eligibility requirements, please click here https://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/eligibility.html.
Students: Students interested in applying should see their school counselor for school specific deadlines. by October 21
The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors with financial need who plan to attend four-year colleges and universities. Applicants must be high school seniors, intending to enroll in college immediately after high school, demonstrate unmet financial need, and hold a 3.5 or higher GPA
Deadline: October 30, 2020
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently accepting applications from across the country for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program. This tuition assistance program is looking for high school seniors, particularly minorities, who are interested in pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering.
Selected participants in the Stokes Program receive an annual salary and receive up to $30,000 for tuition and mandatory educational fees per academic year.A position in the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program means you will attend classes full-time at the college of your choice in the U.S., and then work during the summer at NSA for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. If you are selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study at NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-a-half times your length of study. If you should leave NSA employment earlier, we'll make arrangements for you to pay back the government for your tuition and mandatory educational fees.
Visit NSA website for more information
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship
Each year the ESA Foundation issues more than 250 scholarships to deserving students all across the country. Know a student who may be interested?
Visit : https://epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships for more information
Deadline: Feb. 1st with two early bird deadlines Nov. 1st and Dec. 15th
The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Full undergraduate support for student writers will open its twentieth submission period as follows:
* The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship will receive applications beginning September 1st, 2020.
Thomas Wolfe Scholarship application process involves two (2) steps:
Step 1) an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2020; and,
Step 2) an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2020.
Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered. Preliminary screening will be completed in January, 2021, with final screening concluding in early March, 2021. Three outstanding candidates will be brought to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for interviews – if possible -- and a final decision will be made in early April, 2021.
More complete information on The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website at https://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative-writing/scholarships-and-awards/
Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program application for the 2020-21 school year has opened for students interested in leadership development and UNC-Chapel Hill and/or Duke University.
The 2020-21 Application can be accessed at:
Website and program information can be found at: www.robertsonscholars.org
The Robertson is among the most highly sought-after merit scholarships in the country. The comprehensive program provides 4-years of tuition, room and board and mandatory fees, 3 fully-funded summer experiences, funding for conferences and seminars and unique access to the academic and extracurricular offerings on both campuses as well as four years of dedicated leadership development programming.
The application deadline is November 15, 2020 for all materials and is independent of the admissions deadlines for UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. Students may apply for the Robertson regardless of whether they apply Early Action or Regular Decision at UNC-Chapel Hill and Early Decision or Regular Decision at Duke University.
It is worth noting that ideal Robertson candidates are students who appear destined to become leaders, not simply students with the best GPA or highest test scores. Traditionally the students who succeed in our selection process and in our program hold a passionate interest in something and show strong evidence of that passion in the activities they pursue.
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.
Wofford College Art Scholarship
Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Fine Arts Scholarship, provides for approximately a third of tuition costs over four years. This substantial scholarship is designed both to recognize the work of serious studio artists, and to facilitate their continued artistic and academic growth throughout their Wofford careers. Prospective first-year Studio Art majors planning to matriculate in Fall 2021 may apply to receive this scholarship, which can be combined with any other scholarships they may receive. To apply, please follow this link to find instruction on submitting a portfolio before the December 1st deadline: https://www.wofford.edu/
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
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.