• Scholarships

    NEW for 2020-2021 Students

    Miller, Dawson, Sigal, & Ward Injury Attorneys are excited to announce their annual $3,000 scholarship, which is available to college students in South Carolina who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a 2-year college or 4- year university with a GPA of at least 3.0.
    For your convenience, here is the link to the application page on our website: https://www.mdswlegal.com/the-thumbs-up-guys-scholarship/.

     Eligibility and application details are below:

    • Applicants must be college students in South Carolina, with a GPA of at least 3.0, who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a 2-year college or 4- year university.
    • Three students will be selected to receive $1,000 in scholarship funds based on their winning essay response.
    • To enter, applicants are encouraged to submit via form on our website.
    • The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2021. The winner will be notified individually and announced on our social media between May 17th-21st, 2021.

    The Cirkled In Scholarship
    • No income or GPA requirements and no long essay.• $2,500 award – you can use it immediately after receiving it.• Use for any educational need.
    How to Apply
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    Cirkled In is the award-winning, secure, FREE platform for students to create an electronic portfolio showcasing their holistic skills andachievements. Get discovered by colleges and increase your success rate for all applications –from internships to summer jobs and more.
    (Notification by May 15th, 2021)
    Apply at https://www.cirkledin.com/scholarships
    SCHOLARSHIP - $2,500
    Apply by March 31st

    Sheriff's Foundation of Horry County Annual Scholarship

    Up to 8 scholarships ($1,500 each) will be awarded to college-bound high school seniors with an expressed interest in pursuing an education in a criminal justice or legal studies field with emphasis placed on those attending HGTC or CCU.  Candidates should submit a scholarship application with a 500 word minimum essay.  Deadline for submission is April 2, 2021 (postmarked date).  See Mrs. Zarone for applications.



    Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Students must reside in Horry or Georgetown County and 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 plans, program of study, and interest in herbs.  Essays should be submitted to Mrs. Zarone by Monday, MAY 3, 2021.  The Low Country Herb Society Scholarship committee will meet prior to May 15th to review essays and determine scholarship recipients.  Scholarship payment will be made directly to the college/university the student will attend.


    So many families faced hardships over the past year and Tallo wanted to do something to help a student who was impacted financially by the pandemic, so we’ve officially launched Tallo’s $10,000 Scholarship to help a high school senior who is planning to pursue higher education in Fall 2021. This is a needs-based scholarship, with special consideration given to students who have experienced hardships during the pandemic that may inhibit their ability to afford college.
    If any students you know might be a good fit for this scholarship, they can find additional details about the scholarship and apply here, or share the news with our press release here.

     Landing Page Link: https://tallo.com/10k-scholarship/


    Colonel William Thomas Hewes Scholarship:

    Offered in memory of Tom Hewes, Military Officer, Helicopter Pilot, and Historical Writer  (this is a one time scholarship of $1500.00 for a graduating college bound senior with strong leadership and writing skills).  See Mrs. Zarone for application due MARCH 30, 2021.  


    Whittemore High School Alumni Scholarship

    Scholarship Criteria1. 

    Applicant must be a descendant of an Alumnus of Whittemore High School. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) based on an unweighted grading scale. Applicant must be currently graduating from an accredited high school. Applicant should exhibit academic promise and demonstrate financial need. Applicant should include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or another adult who can provide a character reference of the applicant. This person cannot be a relative. The applicant should attach a wallet-size photo to the required personal statement.

    Application due:  April 30, 2021

    See Mrs. Zarone for application


    Local Scholarships (follow link below)



    The Democratic Women’s Council of Horry County is proud to announce the 2021 Scholarship contest. This is the 14th year of this competition, and since 2007, we have awarded more than $30,000 in scholarship money to Horry County students.

    One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an Horry County public high school senior for the best 1,000-1,500 word essays on the topic.  

    Entry form and Rules/Criteria are attached, and are also available for download at our website— 


    The Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County (hereinafter, Foundation) awards up to
    eight (8) scholarships annually for college-bound high school seniors with an
    expressed interest in pursuing an education in a criminal justice or legal studies
    field. Emphasis will be placed on those attending Horry Georgetown
    Technical College and Coastal Carolina University.

    Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 each.

    The application deadline is April 2, 2021. The Foundation uses the postmarked

    date to determine eligibility deadline for mailed entries.
    This scholarship is non-renewable. Only high school seniors enrolling in a twoyear
    or four-year accredited college or university are eligible to apply. Previous
    scholarship recipients cannot re-apply.


    Every year, the Horry County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) awards one graduating high school senior from each high school a one-time $1,000 scholarship to encourage students pursuing a degree related to the environment, which supports SWA’s mission of Protecting Tomorrow’s Environment Today. To ensure that your application is reviewed and processed as quickly and accurately as possible, please read and follow these procedures and requirements as written:  DUE MARCH 5    See Mrs. Zarone for application materials.

    All applicants must:
    • Complete the application and answer the essay personally.
    • Enclose only the items requested in the requirements.
    • Include on each attachment the applicant’s name and address.
    • Submit all attachments with the application form to ensure that all items are available for review at the same time.
    • Send completed application to: Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Attn: Public Education, P.O. Box 1664, Conway, SC 29528-1664. Faxes or emails will not be accepted.
    • Deadline: Be advised that only those applications postmarked on or before March 5, 2021 will be considered.
    • Be advised that applications become the property of the Horry County Solid Waste Authority and will not be returned to the applicant.
    • Please understand that submitting this application is in no way a guarantee that a scholarship will be granted.
    • The SWA Selection Committee reserves the right to reject any and all submissions.

    Eligibility Requirements  
    All applicants must:
    1. Be a graduating high school senior, attending a public school in Horry County.
    2. Resident of Horry County (for at least one year).
    3. Pursuing a degree related to the environment, public education, waste management or health promotions field.
    4. Enrolled as a fulltime student for Fall 2019. (Documentation of acceptance into a higher education institution is required, at time of grant issuance).
    5. Submit application that is postmarked on or before March 5, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Please use sufficient postage.
    6. Provide a transcript of high school grades covering a minimum of six semesters. (The transcript need not be “official” and may be a photocopy.)
    7. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    8. Provide one signed letter of recommendation from a mentor, teacher, civic leader or church leader who knows the applicant personally. (Endorsements from parents will not be accepted)

    FBi Construction Scholarship

    To provide scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to students entering a course of study in the construction
    industry with the goal of finding employment in a career allied with the construction industry. This career
    could range from construction management or civil engineering to architecture to accounting. Applicants
    may be graduating high school seniors or returning post-secondary students at a technical school, college
    or university, or someone continuing education after time spent in the workforce.

    Contact Mrs. Zarone for application.

    • Beachball Scholarship (Ashley Gasperson)- BBC Executive Committee is excited to  move forward with the 2020-2021 school year scholarships.  However, we will not be able to hold a banquet this year.  A representative from the BBC would like the opportunity to present the winners with their medals and school plaques to the students at the school in the spring if conditions allow. Below schools will find the link for the 2020-2021 scholarship application.  Please ensure students understand that they must use their HCS account to log in because they will need to upload files. If you have any questions or need any assistance please let me know. 



    The Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in American (OSDIA), Myrtle Beach Chapter 2662, is pleased to announce our 2021 college scholarship opportunity.  The $2,500 scholarship is open to students of Italian American descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American parent or grandparent) who attend a nationally accredited high school in Horry County, South Carolina, and will be awarded based on the student’s essay, academic achievement, and recommendations.

    The application process opens on 1/25/2021 and concludes 5/15/2021. The award winner will be announced no later than 6/1/2021. 

    The link to the OSDIA Myrtle Beach Chapter 2662 Horry County High School Scholarship for 2021 is here:


    The link to the “live” scholarship application site for students is here:  https://forms.gle/vqRHShXWZ66zeRUD6

    All hard copy application materials and instructions for students and staff, including the application, recommendation form, and the letter to high schools, are attached to this email as PDF documents.  All of those same documents can be found on the OSDIA website listed above as well.

    If you have any questions or if I may be of assistance with scholarship questions on behalf of the OSDIA Myrtle Beach Chapter 2662, please feel free to contact me at (609) 618-2163 or via email at osia2662scholarship@gmail.com



    The Friends of Carolina Forest Library Scholarship

    Who:  A full time senior who resides in Carolina Forest and "attend" Carolina Forest High School (or AAST or SA).

    What:  $1000.00 awards (2) to be provided to 2 students, paid to an accredited college or university.

    When:  Due April 3, 2021

    Where:  Mrs. Zarone has applications

    Why:  Every little bit helps!


    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 will be available online January 1st. 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 5, 2021.

    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.

    Please feel free to contact Leslie Causey at 843-369-8564 if you have any questions.














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     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  TBD. 

    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.


    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  

    Where:  Application materials should be directed to: 

                 ATTN:  Key Scholarship Committee

                           P.O. Box 8941

                           Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

    Recipients announced 


    The Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship

    At Upsolve, we know just how important students are for ensuring a future legal system that’s equitable and accessible. Upsolve itself started as a university project, relying on university professors for mentorship and students for team members. 

    To encourage students to brainstorm ideas for changes they’d like to see, we’ve set up a scholarship. We aim to encourage students to focus on ways they think our society can improve access to justice. We welcome a two-page essay on your ideas for the future by email.

    The essay that we find most inspiring will receive $2,500, awarded by June 1, 2021. To apply, please email scholarships@upsolve.org by March 31, 2021. 

    Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship Criteria

    In order to be eligible for the $2,500 scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be a current high school senior, a full-time college student, or a graduate student;

    • Must apply via email and provide their name, university or college, major and expected graduation month and year;

    • Must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution;

    • Provide their application (a 500 to 1,000 word essay on your ideas for a more equitable legal system) by March 31, 2021.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to our scholarship coordinator Ivetty Estepan at ivetty@upsolve.org

















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