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 to your School Counselor!
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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 - 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 hereSeniors interested in majoring in Education and teaching after college, there will be a virtual info session about the South Carolina Teaching Fellowship, hosted by CERRA. This is an awesome opportunity to earn $24,000 towards your education along with great support while in college.You are invited to a Zoom meeting.When: Nov 8, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Register in advance for this meeting: https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdemqqzIrG9J6SlatfmbhLW3Ss4qvpMPJAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.This meeting will offer pertinent information to any senior or junior graduating early about a $24.000 Fellowship for student who plan to major in education. The meeting is limited to 300; so, please register ASAP!
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.
SOA Financial Aid Information Night 2021-2022 Video
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 applicationsClemson 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 EXTENDED: January 16
The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program
Recruiting from the nation’s outstanding high school seniors candidates for a challenging and fulfilling college experience as 2022 McDermott Scholars. McDermott Scholarships are awarded to students with records of outstanding academic achievement, outstanding leadership and service, and a commitment to participate in the extracurricular, leadership, and service dimensions of the McDermott Scholars Program.
- academic/intellectual achievement,
- and commitment to participate beyond academics, combined with mentors
Deadline: January 28 (admission application must be submitted by December 1)
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
The Gettysburg College - Gilder Lehrman Institute History Scholarship
A $5,000 annual award designed to recognize outstanding first-year applicants who are interested in studying history. A separate application is required.
Additionally, the application for the Eisenhower Scholarship ($40,000 annually) is now open. The Eisenhower Scholarship application is for students who have a strong commitment to community and civic engagement.
Gettysburg College recognizes students’ academic achievement in high school by awarding additional academic merit scholarships under Early Decision and Regular Decision. Decisions on merit scholarship recipients are made as part of the admissions process. All students, including those who apply test optional, are considered.
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Mesa Foundation Scholarships
The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $175,000 in assistance every year to college-bound students around the globe. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.
Deadline: January 15, 2022
The Coolidge Scholarship
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2023 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 26 5PM EST
Columbia College College of Arts, Music & Dance Scholarship and Audition Day
January 29th, 2022, from 10:00 - 3:00 pm at Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina. This event will provide you an opportunity to spend time learning from and connecting with our incredible faculty from the Visual Arts, Music, and Dance programs. Students will have an opportunity to connect with faculty one on one and have a chance to receive a scholarship.
2022 Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. - Hiram E. Mann Chapter (Walterboro / Joint Base Charleston)
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students of accredited high schools who have graduated or will graduate in the school year 2021 - 2022. Additionally, applying students must have a GPA of at least three points (3.0) on a four-point scale.
DEADLINE: January 24, 2022
Distinguished Young Women of Charleston County
JUNIOR FEMALES (current sophomores & freshmen can apply now for your junior year)***SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY***The Distinguished Young Women of Charleston County scholarship program is now taking applications for the class of 2023.The 2023 candidates will be awarded over $3,000 in cash scholarships at our program in February 2022.For more information and to apply visit http://charleston.sc.distinguishedyw.org.****
SCAD Challenge entries must consist of a single piece and demonstrate creativity, innovation, and a strong understanding of aesthetics. Students should let their design speak to their skill level and ability to handle university-level art and design assignments.
The undergraduate challenge is open to current juniors and seniors in high school as of the 2021-22 academic year. The transfer challenge is open to any student planning to transfer to SCAD during the 2022-23 academic year. The graduate challenge is open to any student planning to enroll in a SCAD graduate program during the 2022-23 academic year.
Deadline: February 14, 2022 5:30pm EST
Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is announcing the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers twelfth-grade students in public school the opportunity to compete for a scholarship valued at approximately $2,000. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and recognize academic and artistic excellence.
Scholarships are awarded and applicants may participate in one of the following discipline areas: creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts. To compete, students should submit an original and two copies of the original composition and process folio for the creative writing, dance, music, or theatre categories. For the visual arts category, mail one original composition and a process folio. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. or postmarked on or before Monday, February 21, 2022.
For more information and to find the scholarship applications go to the following link.
Deadline: February 21, 2022
High 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.
Army ROTC offers generous merit based scholarships to qualified students. They can defray the full cost of tuition, and provide additional tax-free allowances for books, supplies, equipment, and necessary fees. There are 274 college campuses that host Army ROTC programs and over 700 additional partnership campuses linked to the host colleges. Army Officers can choose to pursue full-time careers on Active Duty or part-time service in the Army Reserve Component (Army Reserve or National Guard).
- Four-Year Scholarship For eligible high school students or high school graduates with four academic years left to complete their degree.
- Three-Year Scholarship For eligible students with three academic years left to complete their college degree.
- Two-Year Scholarship For eligible students with two years of college remaining or high school students planning to attend a Military Junior College (MJC).
- Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarships For eligible students who want to combine a career in the private sector with service as an Officer in the Reserve Component. If selected, the student is guaranteed placement into the Reserve Component upon their commissioning
Deadline through March 4th, 2022
CPM Federal Credit Union Easterling Memorial Scholarships
The criteria for submission are listed below:
- Candidates can be of any major and must be or will be a full-time student successfully entering their Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of college.
- Candidates must be a CPM member or the child of a member
Candidates must submit a current school transcript along with a brief essay (maximum of 2 pages) answering the following question:
What does "the credit union difference" mean to you?
Deadline: March 15
2022 “Links—Mayme B. Massey Scholarship
Awarded to graduating seniors of African American descent attending a high school in the Trident region— Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester Counties. In April of 2020, there will be one (1) scholarship awarded in the amount of $2,000.00 to a deserving student.
Deadline: March 25
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc Gamma Zeta Chapter
Sponsoring 4 - $1000 scholarships.
Gamma Zeta Chapter Scholarship
* Female entering college Fall 2022
* GPA 2.5 or higher
* Attended Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester District Schools
* Community Service Involvement
Maude Frasier & Marilyn Watson Educational Scholarship
* Female entering college Fall 2022
* GPA 2.5 or higher
* Pursuing a degree in Education
* Community Service Involvement
More info and the application can be found - gammazetachapter.com
Deadline: March 31, 2022
ROTARY CLUB OF MOUNT PLEASANT ALAN HAMILTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant is a service organization that annually awards a scholarship to an outstanding student/citizen who resides in the East Cooper area (29464, 29466, 29429). The scholarship is limited to recent high school graduates and intended for undergraduate studies at accredited four-year colleges or universities. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender or disability.
Deadline: April 1
Lockheed Martin Scholarships
200 Renewable $10,000 Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarships
- Be U.S. Citizens
- Be high school seniors, freshman or sophomore undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Be majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the upcoming academic year
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be willing to consider internship opportunities with Lockheed Martin
Learn more at https://lockheedmartin.com/
Deadline: April 1, 2022
Trident Technical College 2022 Scholarships
APPLY January 25- April 22
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 of additional funds EVERY YEAR*! That’s potentially an additional $40,000 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.