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 - 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 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. Q&A
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
FREE FAFSA help from CollegeBoard - Video
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
Check the high school lounge for printouts of a few of the applicationsMu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Mu Alpha Fall Essay Scholarship Competition
The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. is excited to announce our Mu Alpha Fall Essay Scholarship Competition.. The essay competition is open to all college-bound, 2022 high school graduates in the Charleston area.
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.
Attached you will find the scholarship competition application form, which includes all official eligibility, submission requirements, and awards criteria. The essay scholarship submission must be fully completed and submitted by October 15, 2021 for consideration, for the International High School Contest and for Mu Alpha Essay Scholarship the Deadline is October 31st. The essay must be submitted electronically no later than the deadline date. The title for the essay must be the following:
2021 Essay Title: “Promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship is an important way of creating new jobs and enhancing the labor market for the unemployed and other disadvantaged groups. In a post-COVID environment, why is it essential that young people change their mindset towards self-employment?Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wUTEGAK-92p_0yzWDshpnR6SzTMHlFQyCMiTHsjuuRw/prefillDeadline: October 15th, 2021*****Applying to Auburn University?Scholarship Day is less than two weeks away!(Email from AU)The deadline for submission to the music theatre program and/or departmental scholarships is October 20th! We hope that you've already submitted your application or are in process!If you haven't started, hurry and visit Our Acceptd Page for all audition requirements and applications.If you have already completed your application and are planning on coming on Scholarship Day, October 23rd, you are good to go. You can go ahead and make your plans to join us. We can't wait to see you!
Thomas Wolfe Scholarship
If you are applying the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by Oct 15, you could apply for the Thomas Wolfe ScholarshipStep 1) an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2021; and,Step 2) an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2022. Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered.
Illinois Institute of Technology
Offereing a minimum $25,000 tuition and/or housing scholarship for new, incoming students.
Applicants must complete the admissions application on or before November 15
The SC Teaching Fellows
Application window is October 1st through December 1st
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 hereHere’s what you need to know about the Teaching Fellows Program.
- Provides fellowships for up to 215 students each year (actual number determined by funding from the General Assembly)
- Includes enrichment programs, professional development, and leadership opportunities
- Supplies up to a $6,000 fellowship annually for four years (as long as the student is in the process of completing a degree leading to teacher certification and meets the criteria to continue in the Program)
- Requires participants to agree to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for each year funding is received and sign a Promissory Note along with a surety.
Deadline: December 1
Clemson Lyceum Scholars Program
A small liberal arts community within a large research university. Founded in 2014, the Lyceum
Scholars Program offers $10, 000 scholarships for students to attend Clemson University and study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society. Lyceum Scholars read great books throughout eight courses that range from ancient political thought to the political thought of the American founding to constitutional law.
Deadline: December 11
Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship
Minimum eligibility requirements: The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is open to any high school or University student in the world.
Application deadline: December 15th each year
Award amount: $1,000
If you feel this scholarship might be of interest to your college students please consider posting it to your external scholarships page located here: https://soa.ccsdschools.com/
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To learn more, please continue reading or visit our official scholarship page: https://www.certalaw.com/
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students is officially open! They are now accepting submissions from high school students for the 2022 contest and students can win up to $10,000 for participating!
The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.
Deadline: January 14, 2022
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://uncf.org/scholarships
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.
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!
Mainstage Gaming Network Scholarship opportunities
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.