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
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.
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.
Scholarship opportunity to share local students in STEM! https://scholarships.uncf.org/
More about UNCF: https://scholarships.uncf.org/
Coker University Business Fellows Scholarships
Any Seniors interested in Business Administration and applying to or open to applying to Coker University?
There is a scholarship opportunity for you. Coker offers Business Fellows Scholarships to three exceptional student leaders who are ready to leave their mark on the business world: up to $15,000 annually for the top finalist and up to $10,000 annually for two other finalists.
Interested seniors contact your School Counselor to be nominated.
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 dollars of additional funds EVERY YEAR*! That’s potentially an additional $40,000 dollars 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.
Charleston Chapter SC SU National Alumni Association Scholarship for SC State University
Please find an application for a scholarship available to students planning to enroll at South Carolina State University in the fall of 2021 (August). This scholarship is sponsored by the Charleston Chapter SCSU National Alumni Association.
The application must be time stamped 11:59 pm on March 31, 2021
North Charleston Rotary ScholarshipFor 2021, The Rotary Club ofNorth Charleston is offering three (3) $6,000 college scholarships to graduating seniors. Scholarships are awarded at $1,500 for the first year, and $1,500 may be earned for each of the next three years; provided the eligibility criteria are met. The purpose of these scholarships is to, Provide support to students who uphold the ideals of Rotary and who are committed to improving their lives through education.Students interested in applying for the scholarship must complete the application package and submit the entire body of work to their
guidance counselor by Wednesday March 31, 2020. Only 4 appliucations can be submitted from the school to the Rotary Club.
2021 Ingevity Leader Scholarship
Ingevity is pleased to offer five, one-time scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to qualified high school seniors in North Charleston.
Deadline March 31, 2021.
2021 SC State 1890 Agriculture Innovation Scholarship ProgramSC State University 1890 Research & Extension Program is accepting applications for the2021 SC State 1890 Agriculture Innovation Scholarship Program.High school seniors majoring in the following ag or ag-related fields are eligible to apply:AgribusinessFamily and Consumer Sciences - BusinessFamily and Consumer Sciences – Nutrition and Food ManagementFamily and Consumer Sciences – Child DevelopmentFor more information >> http://www.scsu.edu/1890/agricultureinnovationscholarship.aspxDeadline to Apply – April 1*****ROTARY CLUB OF MOUNT PLEASANT ALAN HAMILTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPRotary Club's scholarship information and 2021 application is available.DEADLINE: April 1*****Joye Law Firm$2000Deadline: April 1*****
Trident Technical College
High School Seniors can complete TTC’s online scholarship application between January 21-April 23, 2021.
Steps to complete:
- Apply to TTC for FREE.
- Submit an official high school transcript through your junior year to the Admissions Department.
Submit SAT/ACT scores to the Admissions Office or complete the TTC placement test.
Albertha Horry Fernandez Memorial Scholarship
Applications for the Albertha Horry Fernandez Memorial
Scholarships ($500) are now available. The
School Counseling Department and the student will be notified regarding the award.
African American Female
- Graduating Senior/Charleston County/Public/Private or Charter School
- GPA 3.0 or higher
- Documented Community Service hours, a letter from the organization
confirming hours, during the school year 2019 – 2020 or 2020-2021
(minimum 20 hours).
- Letter of recommendation
See the Fernandez Memorial Scholarship Letter for more information about qualifications.
Deadline: April 1, 2021
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is seeking candidates for the 2021/2022 Scholarship Program with several scholarships of at least $1,000 each. Eligible persons must:
(1) be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student
(2) be a resident of Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester County, or be a member, spouse, or child of a member of the Charleston Post or member of the Citadel Student Chapter of SAME
(3) have a G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or greater for high school and college
(4) be accepted or confirmed enrollment in an accredited U.S. college/university or Trident Technical College 2+2 transfer program (honoring USAF Colonel Richard Kent’s many contributions to the SAME scholarship program and TTC’s 2+2 program) studying undergraduate engineering, architecture, science, math, or a related field of study in 2020/2021.
Deadline: April 5th
ASQ Charleston Student Scholarship
ASQ Charleston would like to share a great opportunity with you and your students. ASQ Charleston is promoting it’s 2021 ASQ Scholarship Program. Our Section plans on providing a $500 scholarship to a deserving student. Eligibility requirements are found in the links seen below. Our application .
Deadline: April 15th, 2021
Women’s Club of Charleston Scholarship
The Woman’s Club of Charleston offers a $1,200 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 assistance.
Deadline: April 16th, 2021
The 2021 KnowBe4 Scholarship for Black Americans in Cybersecurity
The recipient of the KnowBe4 Scholarship for Black Americans in Cybersecurity will receive:
- A $10,000 Scholarship to be applied to tuition, fees, books, electronics and up to $3,000 may be applied to on-campus housing.
- Scholarships may be paid all at once or spread out over multiple semesters including summer session.
Got to the link below for other eligibility criteria:
Deadline: April 19th,2021
Ella Henderson Dream Big Scholarship
The Ella Henderson Dream Big Scholarship is open to all high school students will be awarded to one student who possesses musical talent with the necessary drive and ambition to seek continual growth and to sharpen their talents.
Applicants will be asked to write about the ways in which music has changed their lives and how they'd like to change the lives of others through their music. Additionally, applicants will be asked to submit a link with a short clip of them creating or playing music.
More info and application online
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Twenty Pearls Foundation
High School Seniors in Charleston County School District attendance zones are encouraged to apply for the following three (3) scholarships:
- Vertelle M. Middleton Scholarship - $500
- Twenty Pearls Foundation of Charleston Scholarships - $500 (2 individual scholarships will be awarded)
Deadlines: April 30th
Jewish Educational Loan Fund
JELF provides interest-free loans and helps Jewish students avoid long-term, high-interest debt. You can make a difference by communicating JELF to Jewish students and families who may need our assistance.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships (Several Available)
The CBCF provides annual scholarship opportunities and this year, we are launching a special scholarship for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students whose career goals and background align with our National Racial Equity Initiative
Go to the CBC Website to apply
2021 CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships
The scholarships are designed specifically for African American and Hispanic graduating seniors this spring in Council school districts (Charleston is a participating district) who plan to pursue college studies in one of the STEM-related fields.
Please distribute the scholarship flyer and application guidelines in your district. For students to apply, they should click here or access the Council’s website at: https://www.cgcs.org/Scholarships
Deadline: May 4, 2021
2021 College Book Stipend ApplicationThe 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 “2021 College Book Stipend Application”.Please feel free to make as many copies of the 2021 College Book Stipend Application as you feel necessary and/or distribute electronically.Please note:
- One (1) copy of the complete packet must be POSTMARKED by Saturday, May 15, 2021.
- All documents must be submitted at the same time, and incomplete and/or late application packets will not be considered.
For students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically (High GPA is not needed to qualify).
Deadline : May 31, 2021
Stiles Point Elementary Student Alumni ScholarshipsSeniors that attended Stiles Point Elementary School have an opportunity for a Scholarship.*****THE REV. DR. E. L. & CHRISTINE O. JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY
The Reverend Dr. E. L. & Christine O. Jackson Scholarship Fund was established in August 1991, by family and friends of the late Reverend Jackson as a living memorial to his life and work as a Pastor, Educator, and Humanitarian. He loved young people and constantly challenged them to realize their full potential. Reverend Jackson was the pastor of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church for twenty-five years.
- An Official Copy of the Student’s High School Transcript
Deadline: Postmarked June 1st*****Agriculture Innovation Scholarship
- Two Letters of Recommendation (from Counselors, Teachers, Pastor, Community Leaders, etc.)
- Essay/Composition (300-400 words double spaced)
- List of “Church, School Activities, Community and Extracurricular Activities” (list on a separate sheet of paper if not enough space is provided)
- Color photograph of applicant
The SC State University 1890 Agriculture Innovation Scholarship program encourages exceptional students to attend SC State to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in the food and agricultural sciences and other related fields which would lead to a highly skilled food and agricultural systems workforce. In addition to providing the necessary funding for students to pay for college, the 1890 Agriculture Innovation Scholarship will help mitigate the risk of students withdrawing from the university and not earning their degrees. In doing so, students will perform better academically, improve retention of knowledge and increase the odds for continuing to graduate school or beginning their professional career.
More information on the school's website http://www.scsu.edu/1890/agricultureinnovationscholarship.aspx
Deadline : June 30
Gamma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta SororityThe Gamma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc would like to announce our 2021-2022 Sorority Year Scholarship opportunities. We are offering the Gamma Zeta Scholarship to female high school seniors graduating in 2021 from Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County schools. Scholarship is one of our founding principles and we pride ourselves in offering one of these opportunities to a young lady that is pursuing higher education.Attached you will find the scholarship application (which includes all eligibility and submission requirements).The submission deadline is July 9, 2021.*****
City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship
The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college during the fall semester of 2021. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in HOA Management, but anyone meeting the requirements who can demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the Real Estate field will be considered.
Deadline: July 31st
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.