• Scholarships

    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 graduationg 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

    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/
















    Stop the Bleed – A national scholarship available to high school students.  Deadline is 5/9/19.

    This scholarship focuses on preparing students to act and respond in the event they are faced with handling a medical emergency. Deadline is May 9th.



    The Annie O. Singleton Scholarship

     A $1000 scholarship opportunity, for a graduating senior planning to attend a 2 or 4-year, post-secondary institution. Email Ms. Everhart for an electronic version of the application. Any student from an Horry County School is eligible to apply. Applications due to Ms. Everhart no later than Thursday, April 11th, 2019.



     The Low Country Herb Society, a group whose purpose is to stimulate an increased awareness and knowledge of herbs, to sponsor and cultivate related herb programs in the community and to gain knowledge and stimulate interest in the planting, harvesting and uses of herbs, is pleased to offer 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.  The scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to attend two/four year colleges or accredited technical institutions and to study horticulture, landscaping, culinary arts, medicine, pharmacy, or related field programs.

    Students may apply by submitting a short essay describing their future career plans, program of study and interest in herbs.  Essays should be turned into the student’s guidance counselor by Tuesday, April 23, 2019.


    Guy Daniels Memorial Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

    The Guy Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund is once again offering five $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors in Horry and Georgetown Counties. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2019. Scholarship criteria and application can be accessed at 



    Whittemore High School Alumni Association

    Annual scholarship open to any graduating student who is a relative / descendant of a Whittemore High School alumnus. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline for submission and consideration is April 1, 2019. 

    The Sun News Education Foundation Scholarship

    Awarded to outstanding students based on motivation, potential for academic achievement, leadership and involvement in community events and civic activities. For additional information and application please visit https://tsnef.wordpress.com/

    Deadline to be received (not postmarked) by The Sun News Educational Foundation: March 29, 2019


    Sherriff’s Foundation of Horry County’s Annual Scholarship Award

    This scholarship opportunity applies to graduating seniors planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college and pursue a career in Criminal Justice or Legal Studies. Especially aimed at students planning to attend HGTC or CCU. Applications available in Guidance.

    Deadline to apply is March 29, 2019.


    Horry County Higher Education Commission (HCHEC) Scholarships

    Seniors attending Coastal Carolina University can apply for the Horry County Higher Education Commission (HCHEC) Scholarships.  The deadline to apply is March 15th!

    All Horry County seniors who are considering enrolling at Coastal Carolina University in fall 2019 are encouraged to review the 2019-2020 HCHEC Scholarship Application via WebAdvisor, the CCU student portal. The scholarships are valued at $2,500 annually and may be renewed each academic year provided the student meets specified criteria. 

    In order for an application to be considered, the paper application must also be submitted. A link to the paper application is available on WebAdvisor.




    The HCS Teacher Forum Teacher Scholarship

    The HCS Teacher Forum, which is comprised of the five district Teacher of the Year finalists from each of the past two school years, is once again sponsoring the 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 two scholarships for $2,500 and two for $1,250 were awarded. 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 April 30.

    Applications available in Guidance. Deadline is March 1.


    THE SCCAWS Education and Medical Scholarship

    Who:  Senior female athletes

    Major:  Medical field or Education

    Amount: $1,000

    Website:  http://www.sccaws.org/scholarships.html

    Deadline:  March 26, 2019


    St. Andrew Catholic School and Parish Alumni Scholarship

    For the second year, two $1,000 one-time alumni scholarships being offered to high school graduates. Full requirements and the application are included here. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

    Jenna Cunningham, R.N.

    St. Andrew Catholic School

    Development Director / School Nurse




     South Carolina State Fair Scholarship

    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 2019 scholarship application and eligibility requirements became available on our website at www.scstatefair.org.   Students will have until March 15th to submit their applications online.

    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 2019 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair.

    The Horry-Conway County Farm Bureau of South Carolina

    is an agricultural related organization with the intent of helping Farmers and Ranchers, and making sure agriculture continues to be the number one commodity in South Carolina. Our County office is awarding a $1,000.00 scholarship to a senior whose parent/legal guardian is a Farm Bureau member in our local area; to become a member visit or call our Horry-Conway Farm Bureau office. The applicant must already be accepted to college in or out of state. Applications available in Guidance.

    The Democratic Women’s Council of Horry County

    is proud to announce the 2018 Scholarship contest. This is the 13th year of this competition, and since 2007, we have awarded more than $30,000 in scholarship money to Horry County students.

     Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Horry County high school seniors for the best 1,000-1,500 word essays on the topic 

     Entry form and Rules/Criteria available in Guidance, and are also available for download at — www.dwchc.com


    WIRE Scholarship

    Sponsored by Horry Electric, available to an Horry County senior planning to attend Coastal Carolina University or Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Please visit: 



    Scholarship Opportunity Offered by HTC through Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) in partnership with the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA)

    $2500.00 scholarship with preference given to students expressing an interest to return to a rural area to work following graduation

     Students may also be eligible for :

    • FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship - preference given to students majoring in math, science, engineering, or medicine
    • TMS Scholarship
    • Roger Alan Cox Memorial Scholarship
    • Everett Kneece Scholarship

     Application available in Guidance or can be downloaded directly from the FRS Website at www.frs.org.  Completed applications due to Ms. Everhart by Wednesday, 1/30/2019.  DO NOT mail directly to FRS as instructed on application.  Ms. Everhart will forward apps to HTC for NTCA sponsor signature and HTC will forward to FRS.


    The So Ambitious Foundation

    A non-profit organization created to encourage, expose and empower youth to pursue their goals and ambitions. Please note that our website is currently under construction, but we will be available for more information upon completion. The So Ambitious Scholarship has assisted students in the past years ranging from admission to schools such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to Coastal Carolina University (CCU). The Foundation has been very impressed with the applicants and excited for their future endeavors. This year, in addition to the “So Ambitious” scholarship, we are introducing “So Ambitious Military Aspirations” which offers ASVAB preparation support for students interested in joining the military. Applications now being accepted for both opportunities. Applications available in Guidance.


    Tidelands Community Hospice Foundation

    Awards (4) $1,000 Mary Atmar Johnson Scholarships to four recipients who are pursuing a degree in Nursing or Social Work and reside in Georgetown, Horry, or Williamsburg County. Applications available in Guidance. 

    Deadline: March 4th


    2019 African-American Network-Carolinas Scholarship  

    Must attend a 4-year college in NC or SC and major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration.  Application must be completed online at: https://fftcscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx  

    Deadline:  March 1, 2019 


    Sylvia Kitchen Memorial Nursing Scholarship

    Established in memory of Sylvia Kitchen, a former Vice-President of Nursing at Loris Healthcare System to promote the profession of nursing. Award amount  up to $1,000 per semester for student pursuing a degree in nursing. Applications available in Guidance.

    Deadline: April 2, 2019.


    Key Scholarship (for students attending CCU or Francis Marion)  

    Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC) are partnering to offer two scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors from Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg, and the southern part of Florence County. 

    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 may be renewed for an additional three years in the amount of $500 per year should the award recipient continue to meet qualifying criteria.  The total amount a Key Scholarship recipient may be awarded over a four-year period is $2,500.  Applications available in Guidance.  

    Deadline:  Feb. 27, 2019


    Shirley W. Boone Scholarship

    A $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior, resident of Horry County who has been involved in some capacity with a public or school library.  Appplicant must submit a written essay which describes interest in libraries.  Applications available in Guidance.

    Applications must be returned to Chapin Memorial Library by 5:00 on Feb. 15, 2019.


    Beach Ball Classic Scholarship ($1,000)

    The Beach Ball Classic Scholarship application is now available online.  Each scholarship recipient must be an outstanding student athlete in one sport or more. The scholarship awards are based upon financial need, scholastic achievement, intellectual ability, and participation in co-curricular school activities in addition to athletics, and recommendation of a school staff member.  

    Interested students should go to http://www.beachballclassic.com/scholarship/ and select the link to apply.   Once the application has been submitted, it will not be considered until a copy of the transcript of credit earned to date and a letter of recommendation by a school staff member have been received. These items need to be emailed to scholarship@beachballclassic.com.  

    All completed applications and documentation are to be submitted online by February, 28th 2019. 


    2019-20 American Institute of Architects Grand Strand Architecture Scholarship

    Award Amount: $1000

    To apply for this scholarship the following requirements must be met by the applicant prior to and throughout the duration of the scholarship:

    • NAAB accredited architectural school and enrolled in a licensure track Architecture Program

    • Must be enrolled full time and scheduled for a full course load by the standards and criteria of the college or university attended

    • Must be a resident within the Grand Strand AIA Section Territory (Georgetown –North Myrtle Beach – Florence)

    Applications available in Guidance.


    National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators NAFEPA Scholarship Program 2019

    The purpose of the scholarship program is to financially support post-secondary education for qualifying seniors or high school graduates attending their first year of college. 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. Application packet due to address provided in application by January 18, 2019. Applications available in Guidance.


    The James F. Byrnes Scholarship Program 

    Established in 1949 to assist young South Carolinians who had lost one or both parents to obtain a college education. 

    The annual award of $3,500 is applied each year toward a four-year bachelor’s degree program. The scholarship is renewed annually contingent upon the recipient’s maintenance of satisfactory academic standing, need for financial assistance, and participation in Byrnes  Scholar activities. 

    Students may visit the James F. Byrnes Foundation website at www.byrnesscholars.org to obtain an application packet.  Application is available from Jan. 2-Feb. 1


    The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University 

    A $10,000 scholarship for incoming freshmen to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society. 

    Lyceum Scholars read the Great Books of Western Civilization and discuss timeless questions such as:

    What makes a society free?  

    What makes a society prosperous?  

    What are the principles of the American Founding? 

    This program is an eight-course sequence that students take together as an intellectual cohort over their undergraduate career. The Lyceum Scholars Program is open to any major and fulfills the requirements for a minor in Political Science.

    For more information, visit our website  or click here for a PDF of our flyer


    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

    The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. For more information and to apply click HERE.


    Attention 11th grade students...

    The 2019 Coolidge Scholarship application is now live. 

    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 on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. 

    Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.

    The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is indeed significant -- but even students who do not win have reported to us they are glad they went through the application process because it helps prepare them for college application later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000.

    The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed at: www.coolidgescholars.org.  

    Deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  
















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