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    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.


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    James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship

    To be eligible for the James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship, a student must meet the following qualifications:

    • have one or both parents deceased
    • be a United States citizen and a South Carolina resident
    • have need of financial assistance to attend college
    • be a current senior in high school
    • have a satisfactory academic record
    • plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university

    If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $4,500 award, renewable for a total of four years; total award $18,000 for the academic career. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

    Application available online www.byrnesscholars.org


    Deadline: postmarked by February 1, 2020



    SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award 

    $20,000 per year for any SCAD location, including online via SCAD elearning.

    * Recommendation by a teacher, counselor, or prefessor is required.

    * Min SAT score 1390 combined math and reading, or ACT composite of 31 or higher,

    * GPA - 3.75 on a 4.0 scale

    * Stellar visual arts, performing arts, writing, or equestrian capabilities,

    * Honors and awards from competitions or other recognitions,

    * Leadership skills demonstrated through co-curricular or extracurricular involvment

    * admissions requirements must be complete - scad.edu/apply

    See your School Counselor or a teacher to request a nomination.

    Deadline: February 1, 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
    scholarship money.
    D. The scholarship will be paid directly to South Carolina State University to be applied to the recipient’s account.


    Deadline - March 31, 2020


    Marine Corps and College Board Partnership Scholarship

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awards needs based scholarship to children of Marines who are attending accredited colleges, community colleges and career technical education programs. Applications will be accepted January 1 to March 3, 2020.


    Deadline: March 3rd, 2020


    Rosenohr 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.

    Ron McWhirt/Mark Cobb Scholarship Application

    Deadline: March 13th, 2020


    NSBE Scholarships

    The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has a variety of scholarships available.

    For more information go to: https://apply.nsbe.org/


    NTHS Scholarship

    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


    The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson

    The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University offers $10,000 scholarships to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society.

    If you know a student who is interested in a rigorous education that studies liberty, capitalism, the American Founding, and moral character, please encourage him or her to apply to the Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University.

    Deadline: December 11th


    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:


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    Palmetto School Counseling Association Scholarship

    The 2019-2020 Palmetto School Counseling Association Scholarship is now accepting applications.

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association awards three high school seniors a $1,000.00 non-renewable scholarship to assist with post-secondary education costs.


    • Must be a high school senior attending a public or private secondary school in the state of South Carolina.
    • Must be a permanent resident of the state of South Carolina.
    • Must plan to attend a post-secondary institution during the 2020-2021 school year

    Applicants must:

    • Submit an application through this Google link: https://forms.gle/4uaezBFjqt71WVXx8
    • Complete an essay of no more than 500 words about a school counselor who has made a difference in your academic, career, social, and/or emotional development. You may additionally include your career goals, post-secondary education plans, and an explanation for how the scholarship will help you.
    • Include an official copy of high school transcript.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation.
    • A copy of your admission letter or another form of verification of acceptance to college, university, technical school, or training center must be provided before receiving funds.

    Criteria for selection:

    • Essay
    • High school academic record
    • Community service, and school activities
    • Letter of recommendation (non-family member)

    Deadline: December 31,2019


    OppU Achievers Scholarship

    To apply, students submit a short essay through our application portal. The achiever will be selected in January and receive $2,500 for educational expenses.

    Encourage your students to apply by adding our application portal to any scholarship listings or resource pages that your school maintains.

    Award Amount: $2,500

    Eligibility: High school seniors, college students, graduate students; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident

    To Apply: Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"

    Opportunity Financial, LLC

    130 E Randolph St, Ste 3400, Chicago, IL, 60601, USA

    Deadline: Dec. 31st


    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

    DAR Rise Up Scholarship Flyer

    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
    • Construction
    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Transportation

    visit https://www.tridenttech.edu/landing/freemoneyforcollege.htm

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    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 mtpleasantrotary@gmail.com. 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.

    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.




    More Scholarships can be found on the Scholarship List in Naviance