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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 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

                               Video from Charleston Southern University's Teaching Fellows Program

    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


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




    ROTC scholarship

    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.






    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. 





    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



    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! 




    2021 College Book Stipend Application 

    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 “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.




    SWE Scholarship


    SWE is offering up to three scholarships of $2,500 based on the applicant pool.  

    The application deadline is May 14th, 2021. 

    Application:  https://www.women-in-industry.com/swe-scholarship.html

    Deadline: May 14th



    GREJN SWAABS Scholarship

    GREJN SWAABS is a group of childhood friends who believe in “Gawin Mo.” We are offering a $500 scholarship to help a graduating senior in the Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester county area “do you” in college.

    To qualify for the scholarship, you must have a Filipino sponsor. The sponsor can be a family member OR in the spirit of Filipino friendships the sponsor can be an honorary auntie, uncle, lola, lolo, etc.

    GREJN SWAABS Scholarship Application

    Deadline: May 15th


    The Rev. James Coaxum Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    African American Students who are South Carolina residents and attending an Historically Black College or University anywhere in the US. One(1) out of three (3) $1,000 scholarship awards will be given to a student accepted or attending South Carolina State University (His Alma Mater). HIs family is truly excited to help a H.S senior fulfill their dreams for college. 


    Scholarship information and application

    Deadline: May 21, 2021



    Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship

    The Cynthia Graham Hurd Scholarship is given in honor of Ms. Cynthia Hurd, who served as a  Commissioner of the Charleston Housing Authority from 1995 through 2015, was a passionate advocate for education and was a libraina for over 3O years. Ms. Hurd was tragically killed while worshiping at Mother Emanuel AME Church. 

    This is a $1000 scholarship.  

    • Applicant must be an occupant of any of the Charleston Housing Authority residences or its participating programs.
    • Applicant must be a graduating senior (May/June 2021) in a Charleston County or Berkeley School District School.
    • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
    • Applicant must be seeking admission into a technical, 2 year or 4 year college/university.

    CG Hurd Memorial Scholarship Application Word or pdf

    Deadline: May 21st (postmarked)



    Jack C. Muller Memorial Scholarship

    The scholarship was established in 1980 in honor of Jack C. Muller who served on the

    Authority’s Board of Commissioners for 19 years and, at the time of his death, was

    Chairman. Muller, an architect, was active in the strong leadership of the Authority and

    to championing the cause of better housing opportunities for low-income citizens

    throughout the Charleston area. This is a $2000 scholarship. 

    • Applicant must be an occupant of any of the Charleston Housing Authority residences or its participating programs.
    • Applicant must be a graduating senior (May/June 2021) in a Charleston County or 
      • Berkeley School District School.
      • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
      • Applicant must be seeking admission into a technical, 2 year or 4 year college/university

    JC Muller Memorial Scholarship Application or pdf.

    Deadline: May 21st (postmarked)



    2021 High School- Lowcountry Professional Latino Scholarship

    Lowcountry Professional Latino Group, a nonprofit organization aiming to assist the Latino community in our area. 

    News article from their last award here: https://universallatinnews.com/general-es/grupo-de-profesionales-hispanos-entrego-beca-a-estudiante/

    Guidelines & link to application

    Deadline: May 28, 2021



    PB&J Scholarship

    For students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically (High GPA is not needed to qualify).



    Apply online 

    Deadline : May 31, 2021


    Mu Alpha Spring Essay Scholarship

    Mu Alpha Spring Essay Scholarship Competition. We are proud to once again offer this additional scholarship opportunity to students in the Charleston area.  The essay competition is open to all college-bound, 2021 high school graduates.

    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.

    2021 Essay Title: “What has been the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your education; How has your educational future, and that of your peers, been affected?”

    Mu Alpha Essay Application

    Deadline: May 31st



    Stiles Point Elementary Student Alumni Scholarships

    Seniors that attended Stiles Point Elementary School have an opportunity for a Scholarship.

    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.

    Application requires: 

    1. An Official Copy of the Student’s High School Transcript
    1. Two Letters of Recommendation (from Counselors, Teachers, Pastor, Community Leaders, etc.)
    2. Essay/Composition (300-400 words double spaced)
    3. List of “Church, School Activities, Community and Extracurricular Activities” (list on a separate sheet of paper if not enough space is provided)
    4. Color photograph of applicant

    E L Jackson Scholarship Application

    Deadline: Postmarked June 1st
    Andrew Blankenship Scholarship

    This annual $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a graduating African American male High School senior from Charleston, or Berkeley County. This scholarship is awarded based on academic performance, financial need, and the four characteristics listed below.

    Character, Need, Service & Academics

    Andrew Blankenship Scholarship Instructions

    Deadline: June 15


    Agriculture Innovation Scholarship

    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



    Naval Horizons - (not connected to Naval enlistment)

    Essay Contest that introduces students to cutting edge Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) topics that impact the US Navy and Marine Corps.



    Deadline: July 30, 2021 11:59pm EST



    Gamma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

    The 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



    May 2021 Scholarship Newsletter from "Scholarship Buddy" - Deadlines: May 15th to 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



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