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    NEW for 2020-2021 Students


    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program,the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the country, is now accepting applications from current high school seniors to become Coca-Cola Scholars and receive one of 150 college scholarships worth $20,000. Students with at least a 3.0 GPA may apply at Cokeurl.com/Apply2020 through October 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern. Full eligibility requirements can be found at Cokeurl.com/Scholarships. Coke Scholars not only demonstrate excellence in academics,but also serve as leaders in their community and are dedicated to creating positive change.

    Boston University Trustee Scholarship

    I am pleased to announce the 45th annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition. For more than four decades, the Boston University Trustee Scholars Program has attracted students with outstanding academic ability from around the world.

    Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Scholarship recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review. The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years. 

    I invite you to apply for the Trustee Scholarship. To be considered, students must submit their application for admission with one Trustee Scholarship essay by December 1, 2020. More information about the Trustee Scholarship can be found on our website












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    DWCHC Scholarship deadline extension to Friday April 17th!  Get those essays completed.       CANCELLED 


    Waccamaw Community Foundation is still accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Please encourage your students to apply for the scholarship(s) listed below:


     Sharon Malone Scholarship for Habitat for Humanity is a renewable $2,500 scholarship per year for a graduating senior whose parent or legal guardian is a Habitat for Humanity homeowner in Horry or Georgetown County.


    The Thomas W. Jones Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending the University of South Carolina enrolled in the School of Engineering. This scholarship is renewable for all four years.


    The Mildred E. Swatko Memorial Scholarship is a renewable scholarship for students planning to attend Horry-Georgetown Technical College to pursue a degree in Nursing or the Golf Program.


    To apply for scholarships or learn more about the scholarships and their requirements, students can visit our website at https://waccamawcf.org/students/scholarship-opportunities/.


    The deadline to apply is April 6th by 12 noon. We have seriously considered extending the deadline in light of our schools being closed through April, but we ultimately decided that in order to give applications our full consideration and get the scholarship checks to the universities on time, we need to adhere to the original deadline.



    Applications for the Whittemore and Latimer Scholarships are available online, local churches, school counselors and facebook. The application deadline is being adjusted due to the virus outbreak.  Deadline will be sent shortly.


    The application is the same as last year. If you need a copy you may contact the scholarship chairperson, Jerrlyn Gaghum @gaghum@sccoast.net.


    Sunday, March 15th, is the deadline for your students to apply for our SC State Fair scholarship.  Please make sure your Seniors are aware of this date.  The online application can be found on our website, scstatefair.org.

    We will be awarding 50 scholarships so make sure every student that is eligible applies.

    Good Luck students!!!


    Low Country Herb Society Scholarship

    What:  Two $1250 scholarships to students living within Horry and Georgetown counties.  To be eligible, students should show an interest in herbs and their uses and intend to pursue a career path that will involve herbs.  Graduating seniors may apply by submitting a short essay describing their future career plans, program of study, and interest in herbs.  Turn in essays to Mrs. Zarone no later than Friday, April 17, 2020.


    Sheriff's Foundation of Horry County Annual Scholarship 

    Priority given to those attending Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College.  Application deadline April 15, 2020.  See Mrs. Zarone for the application packet.





    This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student, based on the student's motivation, the potential for academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in community events and civic activities.  

    See Mrs. Zarone for details and application.   The application must be RECEIVED by Scholarship Foundation no later than APRIL 30, 2020 (don't wait until the 29th to mail it off!).


    Scholarship Opportunities (PLTW) 


     Conway High School Students:  See Mrs. Zarone ASAP for referral information regarding the opportunity outlined below.

     Palmetto Boys State.    CANCELLED

     http://palmettoboysstate.com/ , where potential candidates can get more information.   Sixteen South Carolina Universities offer Scholarship opportunities ranging from $500 to full tuition for boys who complete Palmetto Boys State.  Samsung awards up to twenty $20,000 scholarships, nationwide, each year to Boys State graduates.
    We will also be selecting candidates (male or female ages 15-18, can’t turn 19 before June 1) for the Nathan M. Wolfe Law Cadet Academy held June 20 through 26 at the SC Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia.  This program accepts only 65 cadets statewide each year and we expect to send two individuals.  The mission for the Nathan Wolfe Academy is to immerse young adults into an environment of structure and discipline to provide the youth with a more informative view of law enforcement and the training that goes on behind the scenes. It is the goal of the Nathan Wolfe Law Enforcement Cadet Academy to provide each young adult with a broad view of law enforcement in South Carolina and give them an opportunity to have a hands-on experience.  More information can be seen at http://scarolinalegion.org/page/content/programs/the-american-legion-nathan-m-wolfe-law-cadet-academy


    South Carolina State Fair Scholarships:


                For over 20 years, the South Carolina State Fair has awarded scholarships to students across the state of South Carolina.  On Friday, February 1st, our 2020 scholarship application and eligibility requirements became available on our website at www.scstatefair.org.   The students will have until March 15th to submit their applications online.


    Please make your students aware that this scholarship is available to any student in South Carolina who is a senior in a public or private high school or home school.  This student must be planning to attend a public or private college, university, or technical college in the state of South Carolina.


    The South Carolina State Fair will award fifty (50) $6000 scholarships to students across the state to be paid at the rate of $1500 per year over a four year period.  The fifty 2020 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair.

    Horry County Schools Teacher Scholarship 

     The purpose of this award is to recognize and support our outstanding seniors who choose to enter the field of professional education.  Although award amounts may vary, last year we awarded one scholarship for $2,000, two scholarships for $1,000, and five scholarships for $750.  We hope to be able to match or exceed these awards this year.

     See Mrs. Zarone for the application form for this scholarship.  Please note that the application deadline is March 9 and that completed application materials should be mailed to Janet Todd at the District Office.  Every application will be assessed, and a pool of finalists will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Teacher Forum.  Finally, scholarship recipients will be invited to the Teacher of the Year banquet on May 11.

    Please see Mrs. Zarone if you are interested in applying.   Application deadline:  March 9, 2020


     The Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

     The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) awards 30 college scholarships ($2,000 each) every year to students in the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’s (NTCA) service area. As your local telecommunications service provider, it is our pleasure to offer this national scholarship program once again to the students in your school.  Should a student from our service area be selected to receive a scholarship, HTC will contribute an additional $500 to the scholarship, bringing the total one-time scholarship award to $2,500. 

     The FRS Scholarship Application is now available online. Students can visit www.frs.org/student to submit an application. Under the Employer section, the applicant should search for HTC in Conway SC. To confirm the correct company, ensure the address listed is P.O. Box 1820, Conway, SC 29528-1820.

     The FRS Scholarship Application deadline is March 6, 2020.

     Please note that preference will be given to students expressing an interest to return to a rural area to work following graduation.  Students may also be eligible for one of the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships, TMS Scholarships, Roger Alan Cox Memorial Scholarships or Everett Kneece Scholarship.  Students who are majoring in math, science, engineering, or medicine are given preference for the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships.


    South Carolina Law Enforcement Scholarships

      2020 Scholarship Application

    Application Procedure

    1. Print application from SCLEOA website at www.scleoa.org.
    2. Complete application in its entirety.
    3. Prepare an essay of a minimum of 1,000 words, double spaced. The applicant may reference surveys, current events, magazine and/or newspaper articles, personal interviews, as well as expressing personal opinions.

    Essay Topic:

    Discuss social media and its impact on law enforcement in America. Can it affect law enforcement in both a positive and negative manner? Examine this phenomenon from both the perspective of the community and as a law enforcement officer. Do you believe that “social media policies” among law enforcement agencies are necessary, or should officers have the same freedoms as other community members?”

    1. Include a bibliography of any cited sources.
    2. Furnish the completed application to your principal, headmaster or guidance counselor of your school for his/her recommendation.
    3. Include a copy of your high school transcript with the application.
    4. Send all materials to:

    SCLEOF Scholarship Award

    PO Box 210709

    Columbia, SC 29221-0709


    1. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior in South Carolina.
    2. The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the applicant must have been a legal resident of South Carolina for at least one year.
    3. The applicant must have the recommendation of his/her principal, headmaster or guidance counselor.
    4. The scholarship recipient must attend college, university or technical school in South Carolina.
    5. The applicant must be of good moral character and reputation.
    6. All essays become the property of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officer’s Foundation.
    7. There is no discrimination as to race, color, religion, gender or national origin.

    Method of Selection

    1. The Scholarship Committee of the SCLEOA will make its selections based upon the application submitted by the student, his/her essay and by personal interview should the student be selected as a semi-finalist.
    2. Six semi-finalists will be selected by the Scholarship Committee.
    3. The semi-finalists will be invited to meet with the Scholarship Committee in Columbia for a personal interview.
    4. Scholarship winners will be notified by the end of the school year.

    Applicants that fail to follow all procedures and meet all qualifications will be disqualified.

    Three Awards will be presented totaling $7,000

    One $3,000 award – two $2,000 awards for students

    (One of the $2,000 student awards will be presented to the child of an SCLEOA member)

    Completed application and essay must be received or postmarked by Friday, February 21, 2020

    No faxed or emailed copies will be accepted.


    The Thomas W. Jones Memorial Scholarship

    The Thomas W. Jones Memorial Scholarship is for students who are accepted to enroll in the School of Engineering at the University of South Carolina. The only other requirements for this scholarship are that the student has a 2.5+ GPA and is from Horry (or Georgetown) County. While this is a competitive scholarship, multiple scholarships are awarded. The renewable Jones Scholarship can be a very significant scholarship, depending on the recipient’s financial need.

    If you have students at the Scholars Academy who fit the criteria, please encourage them to apply. Information is available on our website: https://waccamawcf.org/students/scholarship-opportunities/ The deadline to apply is April 6, 2020, at 12:00 Noon.


     MBACC Scholarship - presented by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation

    Background:  The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has served the Grand Strand and its business community with excellence for more than 75 years.  The Chamber’s mission is to promote, protect and improve the Myrtle Beach area and its business community.  The Chamber, and its members, recognize the value of higher education as an essential component to individual and community success.

    Purpose: To provide scholarships to deserving Myrtle Beach area graduating seniors planning to enroll in higher education within eight (8) months upon graduation from high school.

    Award: A one-time scholarship per awardee, in an amount to be determined by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation Board of Directors, will be paid directly to the recipient(s) for the intended purpose of offsetting first-year expenses related to higher education. 

    Applicants: Applicants must meet each of the following requirements:

    • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States.
    • Applicant must be a student in good standing at selected high schools in Horry and Georgetown counties.
    • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior during the school year of the award.
    • Applicant must be planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning upon graduation from high school. Students planning to attend universities, colleges, seminaries, technical colleges and community colleges are all encouraged to apply.
    • Applicants must be planning to enroll in a post-secondary program of study that will result in a Bachelors or

           Associate Degree or equivalent.

    Employees of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, their immediate families and households, as well as those of the selection committee members and the Foundation’s Board of Directors, are not eligible for scholarships offered by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation.

    Selection Criteria: One or more recipients who best demonstrate consistently superior achievement inside and outside the classroom will be selected.  Recipients will demonstrate academic aptitude and potential for success beyond high school.  Recipients will exhibit accomplishment inside and outside the classroom, as well as qualities that are essential to professional success, including honesty, integrity, professionalism, good citizenship, civic mindedness, charity and a strong work ethic. 

    Process: All eligible students are encouraged to apply. Applications will be submitted to the guidance counselor. The school principal or designee will review all applications and forward qualified applications, with recommendations, to the committee appointed by the MBACC Educational Foundation.  The committee will select one or more recipients. The decision of the committee is final.  The committee may select an alternate recipient who will receive a scholarship in lieu of the awardee if he/she fails to meet all requirements.

    Deadline: Student will submit application to Guidance Counselor no later than Wednesday, February 12, 2020 for consideration.  Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.


    American Chemical Society Scholars Program

    The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students
    majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers
    in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To
    date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

    *Number of awards and award amounts are determined by school year, demonstrated financial need, and available funding
    Learn more and apply online at www.acs.org/scholars


    2020 African-American Network - Carolinas Scholarship Competition

    The Foundation for the Carolinas is pleased to announce the 2020 African American Network-Carolinas Scholarship competition. Applications must be submitted online by  March 6, 2020  for students to be considered. Click the link below to access information about the scholarship competition including the web address to apply and information about eligibility, criteria and awards. Please share this information with those who may qualify as soon as possible and encourage them to apply. 


    Click here for the African American Network Scholarship Information


    Anchor Scholarship Foundation - College Scholarship Opportunities

    Anchor Scholarship Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to dependents of our Surface US Navy Sailors (Active Duty, Retired or Honorably Discharged). Please click the links below to access the website, brochure or listing information to include in your scholarship bulletins and newsletters, and to share with specifically eligible parents and students as you conduct IGP conferences.


    Anchor Scholarship Website

    Anchor Scholarship Foundation Student Brochure


    Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC)

    What:  Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors seeking a four-year degree from either Coastal Carolina University or Francis Marion University.  The scholarship is renewable up to $2,500 over a four-year period.  

    How:  Application packet available with Mrs. Zarone or at www.carolinatrust.org and www.htcinc.net.

    When: All materials must be postmarked by February 28, 2020 

    Where:  Application materials should be directed to: 

                 ATTN:  Key Scholarship Committee

                           P.O. Box 8941

                           Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

    Recipients announced May 2020


     2020 SCATA and NAFEPA Scholarships Announcement

    South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators

    The South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators will award eighteen scholarships for deserving students. Qualifying seniors have the opportunity to compete for a $2,000 (first place) or one of two $1,000 (second and third places) scholarships. Three scholarships will be awarded in each of the six regions.

    Application Dates

    •High Schools should send completed applications to the Title I district coordinators no later than Friday, January 17, 2020.•Recipients and schools will be notified of scholarship awards on or before Monday, February 10, 2020. Winners will be recognized in March of 2020. 

    Scholarship Qualifications

    1. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited high school in South Carolina and meet all requirements for obtaining a South Carolina high school diploma by the end of the current school year.

    2. Applicant must be able to meet the entrance requirements of an approved post-secondary institution.

    SCATA Scholarship Application Process See Mrs. Zarone for further information.

    NAFEPA Scholarship Program



    The purpose of the scholarship program is to financially support post-secondary education for qualifying high school seniors attending their first year of college. There are four scholarships, each worth $2,500, and they are non-renewable.  Two scholarships are for students pursuing degrees in Education. The other two scholarships may be awarded to applicants pursuing degrees in Education or any other field.


    High school students who are on track to graduate in the spring of 2020 are eligible to apply for the NAFEPA scholarship. Candidates will be nominated by the NAFEPA affiliate state organization or representative. Each state may select one candidate to nominate for the national scholarship program. States with more than 100 members may nominate two candidates.

    Selection Process

    Scholarship winners will be selected based upon the following criteria:


    Point Value

    1.   A personal essay of 350 - 500 words that reflects proper conventions of writing and fully addresses the required discussion points (See Application Checklist for discussion points.)

    50 points

    2.   GPA, based on the applicant’s Spring 2019 High School transcript.

    20 points

    3.   School, community, service, leadership and/or work activities and experiences in which the applicant participated during grades 9-12, including leadership positions held.

    15 points

    4.   Three letters of recommendation including a letter from the student’s high school principal or administrative designee on school letter, a faculty member/advisor on school letterhead, and a non-family member.

    15 points

    Application Process

    Please submit the application to the Office of Title One. Email to Judy Stall Hunger at jstall@horrycountyschools.net or Michelle Dunsford at mdunsford@horrycountyschools.net no later than Friday, January 17, 2020

    Scholarship applications will be submitted to SCATA regional representative on January 21, 2020 and the state NAFEPA representative on January 27, 2020

    Recipients and schools will be notified of scholarship awards on or before Monday, February 10, 2020. Winners will be recognized in March of 2020.


    Democratic Women’s Council of Horry County     CANCELLED

    2020 Essay Scholarship Contest

    Rules and Criteria

    1. The Democratic Women’s Council of Horry County (DWCHC) is sponsoring an Essay Contest with a $1,000 college scholarship for each of the top TWO winning essays.
    2. Essays shall be entitled:

    Climate change is real. Why is voting for democrats so important?

    1. The essay shall be no less than 1,000 words and no longer than 1,500 words.
    2. 4. Essays must be received no later than April 3, 2020.
    3. Applicant must notify their guidance counselor that they are applying for this scholarship.
    4. Qualified applicants must be graduating high school seniors. Applicants must be registered voters of Horry County or scheduled for High School graduation by June 2020. Voter registration card or proof of residency (for applicants under the age of 18) shall be required at time of essay submission.
    5. Applicants agree to allow the publication of essays at the discretion of the DWCHC.
    6. Essays must be submitted, in Microsoft Word format, via e-mail to Carole Dwyer, cldwyer26@gmail.com Name, address, telephone number(s) must be included with submission.
    7. Entrants must provide copies of:
    • Completed entry form
    • Voter registration or residency

    Note: These items may be submitted electronically with essay or mailed to Carole Dwyer, 39 Smith Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.

    They must also be received by April 3, 2020.

    1. Each applicant may submit only one essay for consideration.
    2. Essays will be judged based on content, clarity, and relevance to the theme.
    3. Winning essayists must provide copy of college/university acceptance letter. Each scholarship award will be issued to the educational institution of the winning applicant’s choice and mailed directly to the institution’s Bursar’s office in the name of the winning applicant.


     Thomas W. Jones Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is for students who are accepted to enroll in the School of Engineering at the University of South Carolina.  Other requirements include:  student is from Horry or Georgetown County, and student has a 2.5+ GPA.  Multiple scholarships are awarded.  The renewable Jones Scholarship can be a very significant scholarship, depending upon the recipient's financial need.    

    The deadline to apply is April 6, 2020 at 12:00 noon.

    Information is available at  https://waccamawcf.org/students/scholarship-opportunities/


    Additional Scholarship Resources shared by the Chamber of Commerce 

    The https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/best-college-scholarships and for the Chamber of Commerce site go to  https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/
































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