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
Kia’s Great Unknowns Scholarship program
The application process is open to students across the U.S. planning to pursue a college undergraduate degree in one of the following discipline areas: Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math (STEAM). Recipients will be chosen based on a number of factors, including academic performance and demonstrable ways they make a positive impact within their local communities. The students selected will be notified in mid-June.
Deadline: April 30th or when 500 applications have been received
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:
Jewish Educational Loan Fund
- JELF loans are administered in a five-state region (FL, GA, NC, SC and VA, excluding metro DC).
- All students submit an application each year. It is important for us to assess each student’s situation for each year that they apply.
- In-person interviews are required for all first time applicants + their cosigner. Returning applicants may complete a phone or online interview.
- A student's cosigner must reside in the U.S.
- Each loan is anonymous to anyone outside JELF’s immediate staff. A committee of trained volunteers decide on the confidential amounts awarded.
Apply online - https://jelf.org/app
Deadline: April 30
NSBE Jr. Bridge ScholarshipCriteria:
- GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher
- Majors: Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial/Systems Engineering, Marine Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Other Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
- Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- Classification: High School Senior Undergraduate First Year
- Residency Status: U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident
For more information go to: https://apply.nsbe.org/
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:
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
Coastal Community Foundation Scholarships
Check out the flyer for where to find the information about the various scholarships that are offered.
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
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
West Ashley Optimist Club - Charles B. Carlisle Scholarship 2020
$2000 for Freshman year of college ($1000 each semester pending satisfactory progress)
Applicant must be resident of 29407 or 29414 zip codes
Deadline: May 4, 2020
City of North Charleston Rotary Scholarship
Applicants must reside in zip codes designated as North Charleston: 29404, 29405, 29406, 29415, 29416, 29418, 29420, 29423, 29456, 29470, 29485
Deadline March 30 extended to May 15
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
Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Each year the Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. awards scholarships to African American
female students who reside in The Greater Charleston Area. We apologize but this does not include N. Charleston HS or Stall HS.
Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
SAT/ACT scores, grade point average, rank in class, and essay. Due to Covid-19, the deadline for submission has been extended.
Deadline: May 20th
American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
American Indian Graduate Center supports Native students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in the United States. We offer more than 20 scholarship opportunities, not to mention a comprehensive array of academic and support services for students to utilize throughout their entire academic journey. From completing financial aid applications to creating a study plan to thriving on campus, students can rely on us as a guide every step of the way.
Visit website for Scholarship info and application.
Deadline: Friday, May 22
Free Summer Tuition in over 60 Programs at Trident Technical College
Trident is offering free summer tuition. Majors include:
- Health, Human & Public Service (3 programs offered)
- Culinary & Hospitality (11 programs offered)
- Engineering & Manufacturing (28 programs offered)
- Maintenance & Technical Trades (12 programs offered)
- Information Technology (14 programs offered)
Students must apply and be admitted to the college and complete FAFSA by time of enrollment.
See flyer below for programs offered, summer class schedule, enrollment requirements, etc...
Summer 1 and Full Summer classes start May 24th.
Summer 2 classes start July 6th.
Trident Tech General Scholarship Application
To be considered, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- must be a resident of Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties;
- must be enrolled in any program of study;
- must enroll in and maintain at least 6 credit hours per semester;
- must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater;
Deadline: May 29th
Full Circle Scholarship for Native American Students
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking under- graduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.
The application is now open for the College Fund's Full Circle Scholarship for Native
students. CLICK HERE to learn more about this fantastic opportunity and apply!
Deadline: May 31st
Lowcountry Society of Women Engineers Scholarship
Lowcountry Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship Application for 2020 is open! Please share with anyone you know that might be interested.
To qualify you must be a senior in the tri-county area (Berkley, Dorchester, Charleston counties) pursing a STEM degree at a 4 year college.
Deadline: June 1st
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
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.
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.