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
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
2021 SC State 1890 Ag Innovation Scholarship Informational Meeting
The South Carolina State 1890 Research & Extension Education, Innovation and Support department will be hosting an Agriculture Innovation Scholarship meeting with high school seniors and their guardians on Thursday, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
During this informational meeting you will be able to find about scholarship opportunities for your students in agriculture, agribusiness, nutrition, and child development.
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.
Norwhich University JROTC ScholarshipEach JROTC unit may nominate up to three students who have demonstrated exceptional performance in their JROTC unit and show leadership potential for the JROTC Leadership Award. This award has three levels:
- $4,000 per year (total of $16,000 over four years)
- $3,000 per year (total of $12,000 over four years)
- $2,000 per year, (total of $8,000 over four years)
If you are interested, please see your school Counselor to be nominated.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship
Each year the ESA Foundation issues more than 250 scholarships to deserving students all across the country. Know a student who may be interested?
Visit : https://epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships for more information
Deadline: Feb. 1st with two early bird deadlines Nov. 1st and Dec. 15th
Distinguished Young Women of Charleston
Class of 2022
Learn life skills & leadership skills
Deadline: February 2021
Birmingham-Southern's 2021 Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship Competition
DEADLINE: Februry 1, 2021
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.
The Hamption Wildlife Fund Scholarships
The fund is offereing 4 scholarships ranging from $2000-$5000
Deadline: Febraury 26, 2021
The Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarships
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate.
The application closes at 5:00 pm ET on February 1, 2021.
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.
Opening February 25
Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest
High school juniors and seniors are invited to compete in the national Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest to win scholarships and awards. The speak must address "Why Theodore Roosevelt matters in the 21st century", while enhancing their critical thinking, leadership, and independent research skills.
Deadline: March 1st
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Application for the 2021-22 academic year is now open and will close on March 2, 2021. We’re eager to get the word out to as many Marine Corps families as possible. We would love your help in spreading the word especially to those students who are pursuing Career and Technical Education!
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen, Chaplains, and Religious Program Specialists. Our scholarships are for children pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a trade school, career training school, community college, or four-year university.
Go to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Website for additional information.
Deadline: March 2, 2021.
Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT)
CWIT is providing two scholarship opportunities one for students planning to attend a 4 year college and one for students planning to attend a 2 year college AND who are interested in pursuing a degree in international studies or a related field of study.
Deadline: March 12th
IOP Exchange Club 2021 Scholarship
The Isle of Palms Exchange Club offers scholarships to students who are from the Charleston tri-county area or are children of past or present Exchange Club members. See the website for the list of scholarships and requirements.
We hope to be able to honor winners along with their parents and siblings at the April IOP Exchange Club meeting depending on restrictions at that time.
The submission deadline for all scholarships is March 15, 2021. Applications are to be sent to the following address.
Isle of Palms Exchange Club, PO Box 131, Isle of Palms SC 29451
All applicants can apply by filling out the application below for either the ACE Award, Youth of the Year or the Technology Impact Scholarship. Open to high school seniors in the tri-county area.
Access all applications online
DEADLINE: March 15
Jacquelyn Day Joye World Language Scholarship
- The scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be graduating in the spring of this school year 2020-2021
- Who has demonstrated successful completion of all levels of a World Language available at their high school.
- Who plan to major or minor in a World Language in college
This is an annual $5000, totalling $20,000, newable scholarship each year if the student continues to meet eligibility requirements.
Deadline: March 16th
Future of Schools Scholarship Program
Have you taken 5 or more online or blended learning courses while in 9th or 10th grade, if so, you can apply for the “Future of Schools” scholarship. See link below for details
Deadline: March 16th
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.
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
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.