New ScholarshipsPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 3/13/2019
Check out these scholarships. Deadlines are approaching, so apply today!
Tywanza Sanders - Legacy Foundation
The Tywanza Sanders Legacy Scholarships provides students seeking to obtain an undergraduate degree at an accredited 4 year college/university in the United States. The foundation provides a one time scholarship that may be used for tuition, books, room and board, and other college fees.
- Be a 2018-2019 graduate from a South Carolina high school
- Be a permanent resident of South Carolina
- Enroll as a full time, undergraduate student at a four year US accredited college/university in Fall 2019
- Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
- Demonstrate financial need
- Submit a short written essay
Award Amount - $5,000; $2,000; $1,000
Deadline to apply - April 15, 2019
South Carolina Business Week Scholarships
- S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Business Week Scholarship - $5,000
- Ron McNair Leadership Scholarship - $5,000
- Mechanical Contractors Association of SC Scholarship - $2,500
- Chelse Ward Elliott Scholarship - $2,000
Application deadline April 30, 2019
SCEA - Retired Scholarship
The South Carolina Education Association - Retired offers an annual scholarship designed to encourage promising young people to prepare for careers in education. The annual scholarship is $1,000 for students to attend a South Carolina four year college, university, technical college, or community college. The schoolarship will be awarded for 4 consectuive years unless the student graduates early, GPA falls below a 3.0, r decides not to pursue a career in education.
- Graduating senior from a public high school in SC
- Plan to attend a 4 year college, university or an accredited two year college within SC as a full time student
- Pursuing a career in education
- Good high school acadmeic record
- Demonstrate leadership abilities
- Deomnstrate financial need
Deadline to apply - May 15, 2019
See Ms. Beaver for an application.
American Legion H.W. Dare Maness Oratorical Scholarship ProgramPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 10/24/2018
The purpose of the American High School Oratorical Scholarship Program "A Constitutional Speech Contest" is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of the high school student. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.
- Quadrant award - Certificate to each winner
- 4th place award - $500
- 3rd place award - $500
- 2nd place award - $1,000
- 1st place award - $2,000
Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the first round of the national contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each first round winner who advances to an participates in the second round, but does not advances to the final round, will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship.
Scholarship awards are presented to three finalists in the final round.
- 3rd place award - $14,000
- 2nd place award - $16,000
- 1st place award - $18,000
- Be a citizen and permanent resident of the United States.
- Enrolled in a high school program during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program.
Interested student should contact your school counselor or your local American Legion Post.
Department Chair - Jennifer Beilstein
Lyceum Scholars ProgramPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 10/24/2018
Clemson University's Lyceum Scholars Program is a four year university based academic program dedicated to exploring the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society. Open to incoming freshmen, selected students are engaged in a unique curriculum that develops students' faculties of inquire and ignites their passion for knowledge. It presents students with ideas that are fundamental, timeless, and life changing.
The Lyceum Scholars Program awards a $10,000 scholarship. In exchange for this scholarship, students in the program take a sequence of eight courses with other Lyceum Scholars in their entering class.
Interested students should apply at:
Watson Brown ScholarshipPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 9/18/2018
The Watson-Brown Foundation has been making college dreams come true since 1970 by awarding scholarships to assist families with tuition, room and board, books, and other college related expenses. Scholarship recipients may attend any 4 year regionally accredited, nonprofit college in the country.
Students from eighteen counties in Georgia and South Carolina are eligible for the Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship.
- Georgia: Burke, Columbia, Elbert, Glascock, Hart, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes
- South Carolina: Aiken, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, McCormick, Spartanburg
The Foundation plans to award over 200 new scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. All Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarships will be increased to $5,000 annually.
- Complete and submit the online scholarship application (www.watson-brown.org/scholarship) which includes the following sections:
- Essay (500 words)
- Financial Need Statement
- Student Resume
- Letters of Recommendation (2)
- Gather supporting document
- Official Transcript
- SAT or ACT Scores
- Parent/Guardian IRS Tax Form 1040
- Complete your application
- Upload supporting documents to online application or
- Mail to the Watson-Brown Foundation
Director of Scholarships
3210 Tom Watson Way
Thomason, Georgia 30824
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Apply @ www.watson-brown.org.scholarship
Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife FundPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 9/18/2018
The Hampton Wildlife Fund offers 4 scholarships to South Carolina students.
Harry Hampton Scholarship
- 4 year - $5,000/yr. scholarship for students who wish to further their education in the natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science.
- The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA each academic year.
Wallace F. Pate Scholarship
- 1 year - $2,500 scholarship for students who wish to pursue a degree in the natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science.
- Please note this scholarship may or may not be offered due to funding considerations.
David M. Cline Scholarship
- 1 year - $2,000 scholarship for students who wish to pursue a degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, and/or forensic science. General biology and pre-men curriculum students pursuing in forensic pathology do NOT qualify.
James O. Thomason Scholarship
- 4 year - $2,000/yr. scholarship for students who wish to pursue a degree in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications.
- The recipient must maintain a 2.5 or above each year.
Scholarship applications are available online at www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html. Applications can also be requested by emailing Jim Goller at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 803-600-1570.
Deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2019.
FIDM National ScholarshipPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 9/18/2018
The FIDM National Scholarship Competition is for students interested in the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Social Media, and Entertainment.
Each year FIDM awards more than 28 scholarships including eight full one year scholarships worth $31,500 each.
Selection is considered for the following majors:
- Apparel Industry Management
- Fashion Design
- Interior Design
- Merchandise Product Development
- Visual Communications
- Beauty Marketing and Product Development
- Graphic Design
- Merchandising and Marketing
- Social Media
Deadline March 29, 2019. Visit http://fidm.edu/en/admissions/financial+aid/scholarships/ for more information.
USC Scholarships for SC ResidentsPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 9/18/2018
USC bound? Here are some scholarships available for South Carolina residents.
Stamps, Carolina and 1801 Scholars Awards
- Stamps Scholars annual value: up to $20,000 + enrichment fund: $10,000 - Four year value: up to $90,000
- Carolina Scholars annual value: $15,000 - Four year value: up to $60,000
- 1801 Scholars annual value: $10,000 - Four year value: $40,000
- USC's most prestigious awards
- Honors College/Top Scholars application supplement required; deadline November 15
- 2018 recipients averaged 1520 SAT or 34 ACT scores, 4.89 average weighted GPA
- Strong academic records, strong school and community leadership
- Finalists must participate in Top Scholars Weekend, February 23-25, 2019
Provost Scholars Award
Annual value: up to $10,000
Four year value: up to $40,000
- National Merit Finalists or National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars
- Consideration begins with PSAT/NMSQT tests taken in junior year
- National Merit Finalists must list USC as first choice through National Merit Corporation
- The National Hispanic Recognition Program will send USC the names of the scholars selected for that program
Alumni Scholars Award
Annual value: $8,000
Four year value: $32,000
- 2018 recipients averaged 1550 SAT or 35 ACT scores, 4.95 average weighted GPA
- Outstanding achievement in academics leadership and service
- Honors College/Top Scholars application supplement required: deadline November 15, 2018
Trustees' Endowment Scholars Award
Annual value: $5,000
Four year value: $20,000
- 2018 recipients averaged 1540 SAT or 34 ACT, 4.94 weighted GPA
- Candidates must demonstrate academic talent and financial need
Valedictorian Scholars Award
Annual value: $3,000
Four year value: $12,000
- Candidates must be ranked first in their class at the end of their junior year or later
Deans Scholars Award
Annual value: $3,000
Four year value: $12,000
- 2018 recipients averaged 1430 SAT or 31 ACT scores, 4.56 average weighted GPA
- Palmetto Fellows automatically qualify for this award
University Scholars Award
Annual value: $2,000
Four year value: $8,000
- 2018 recipients averaged 1340 SAT or 28 ACT scores, 4.20 average weighted GPA
Presidential Scholarship Award
Annual value: $1,000
Four year value: $4,000
- Awarded to students who have been named Palmetto Fellows and score a minimum 1450 on the SAT or 32 on the ACT
Garnet Scholars Award
Annual value: $500
Four year value: $2,000
- 2018 recipients averaged 1260 SAT or 26 ACT, 4.35 average weighted GPA
USC STEM Supplement
Annual value; $3,300 freshmen year only
- For students pursuing degrees in STEM
- Freshman year only award to Palmetto Fellows enrolled in STEM eligible majors
Collegiate Scholars Award
Annual value: $500
Four year value: $2,000
- USC Partners with RaiseME to offer this scholarship. Students attending a SC high school listed in the Collegiate Scholars Award description at sc.edu/financialaid/scholarships can begin earning money for college in ninth grade. Visit raise.me/join/south-carolina to learn more and set up your account
Financial assistance to South Carolina residents who are first generation college students from low income families
Davidson College: John M. Belk ScholarshipPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 9/18/2018
The Belk Scholarship at Davidson College recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability.
Up to eight Belk Scholars will be chosen. Each will receive:
- an annually renewable scholarship equivalent to the college's comprehensive fees - valued at $65,819
- two special study stipends (up to $3,000 per stipend) to pursue international study and other enrichment opportunities
Interested in Davidson College and the Belk Scholarship? Please contact your GTCHS School Counselor for more information.
Erskine College Presidential ScholarshipPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 9/18/2018
The Presidential Scholarship at Erskine College is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship offered.
The scholarship covers tuition, room, board, and fees for the winners (minus any state, federal, and outside scholarships or grants); is renewable for a total of four years of study; and is valued at approximately $185,000.
Students who apply for the Presidential Scholarship are also considered for the Solomon Award, which covers tuition for a four year period.
- Apply to Erskine College at know.erskine.edu.
- Complete the Presidential Scholarship Application.
Application Deadline - October 6, 2018
Come to Semi-finals on October 13.
For more information visit erskine.edu/presidential.
South Carolina Junior Golf FoundationPosted by Stephanie Beaver on 9/18/2018
The South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation offers scholarship aid to deserving students who meet certain academic criteria.
The following guidelines have been established for eligibility for this scholarship.
- Be seniors in a South Carolina high school OR undergraduates in a South Carolina college or university.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale through the spring 2018 semester.
- Be residents of South Carolina.
- Have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.
- Recipients must attend an accredited public or private, four year college or university located in South Carolina in the fall of 2019.
- Complete the online application.
- Mail additional required materials.
- Terms of Agreement
- Official Transcript
- SAT/ACT Scores
- Letter of Recommendation from someone related to golf
- Letter of Recommendation from teacher/professor
- Personal Statement
- List of academic honors, leadership skills, and community service
- Signed Federal Tax Form 1040 and W-2 Forms OR SAR Report
Application deadline for ALL materials is November 28, 2018 by 5:00 p.m..
To apply visit www.scholarshipprograms.org.