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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 2022 Senior Night Financial Aid presentation Powerpoint  Counselors Powerpoint  


    State Scholarships and Grants CHE website

    • 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     

    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.


    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/watch?v=LK0bbu0y5AM


    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 


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


    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.  

    If you have not completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine if you are Pell Grant eligible, go here to do so ASAP. Completing the FAFSA will also determine if you qualify for other federal financial assistance to help cover college costs. 

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






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


    Theatre and Dance at Auburn University  

    The Department of Theatre and Dance at Auburn University is holding our annual Scholarship Day on October 22, 2022, and we'd love for you to be there!


    On this special day, we invite interested theatre and dance students and their parents to visit our theatre spaces on the Auburn University campus, and to audition/interview for scholarships in any of our degree tracks. Music theatre students may also audition for acceptance into our Music Theatre program.


    You will have the opportunity to meet our faculty and staff, take some "mock classes," explore the campus, and chat with current students about Auburn's unique theatre and dance experience!

    WHAT: Auditions/interviews for our Music Theatre program as well as scholarship awards for any of our degree tracks for the start of the academic year in Fall 2023


    WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2022 beginning at 8:30 am central time (detailed schedule is forthcoming)


    WHERE: Telfair B. Peet Theatre on the Auburn University campus – 350 W. Samford Avenue, Auburn, Alabama


    AWARD: Outstanding students who participate in the competitive on-site auditions and presentations will be considered for scholarship awards for the 2023-24 school year. You will also hear about exciting opportunities to apply for additional scholarship funds from the college and university.


    WHO: Open to high school seniors and college transfer students who intend to major in Theatre and have maintained a 3.0-grade point average in their high school or previous college academic work.


    HOW: Apply on our Acceptd page today to secure your spot!


    APPLY online


    Partners for a Better Community

    The Emma W. Johnson Scholarship & the George Sink Valor Award applications are open.


    Active Wednesday, September 28, - Monday, October 24, 2022. 


    Offered to the graduating class of 2023 (Current Seniors) who are in good academic standing.


    The Emma W. Johnson Scholarship (Awards $2,500.00) 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 ($1,000.00) 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.





    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships

    Awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2022, at 5 p.m. Eastern. 



    Application Portal



    USCB Emerging Artist Competition


    Apply online

    DEADLINE: December 5, 2022




    Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University


    Offers $10,000 scholarships to study liberty, capitalism, the American founding, and moral character.

    Lyceum Scholars leave the program as serious thinkers, articulate speakers, and eloquent writers. Lyceum alumni are Ph.D. and law students, professors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, and businessmen and women.


    More info and apply on their website.


    DEADLINE: December 11, 2022



    Distinguished Young Women of Charleston County


    The Distinguished Young Women of Charleston County scholarship program is now taking applications for the class of 2024.
    The 2024 candidates will be awarded over $2,500 in cash scholarships at our program on January 28, 2023
    For more information and to apply visit http://charleston.sc.distinguishedyw.org.
    The Distinguished Young Women program is FREE to all applicants.   In addition to awarding cash scholarships we offer life skills workshops that focus on interview skills, financial literacy, health and wellness, and public speaking.  Since Distinguished Young Women of Charleston County is part of a national non-profit organization; colleges and universities from all across the country offer our participants additional scholarship opportunities.  Check out the full list here: https://distinguishedyw.org/scholarships/college-granted-scholarships/




    Gardner Webb University Scholarships

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



    Completing the Dream Scholarship

    The Completing the Dream Scholarship: The Sallie Mae Fund will award (185) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 each to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at-risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid school bill. Students can apply NOW for the Completing the Dream Scholarship at www.salliemae.com/landing/completing-the-dream.

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through May 31, 2023 or until all scholarship dollars are awarded.



    Kenneth Shuler - Live Inspired Scholarship 

    Kenneth Shuler is now offering the Live Inspired Scholarship, for all that are interested in a new career in Cosmetology or Esthetics! Attached you will find the informational flyer, with rules and directions for applying. One lucky winner will be awarded FULL TUITION!!! We are also waiving the application fee for any person who applies for the scholarship and enrolls in either program! 




    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 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




    ***JUNIORS*** >Big Future Scholarships

    All juniors: Make yourself eligible for $500 and $40,000 scholarships each month. Earn entries in monthly drawings for scholarships by completing steps to plan for college. The sooner you start and the more steps you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. This month’s entries will continue to be included in upcoming monthly drawings. Read the Official Rules here.



    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  - Newsletter