• Announcements and Opportunities

    SWENext Opportunities (Society of Women Engineers) for female students interested in engineering and technology

    Prepare women under the age of 18 for careers in engineering and technolgy.

    Develop leadership skills to succeed in these careers.

    Demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

    Provide scholarship opportunities for SWENexters.

    HOW:  student can register at https://online.swe.org/swessa/censsacustmast.insert page?p context=SWENEXT


    2020 Washington Youth Tour and 2020 Cooperative Youth Summit (Horry Electric Cooperative)

    Who:  Youth Tour for Juniors

    What:  Juniors experience Washington D.C. with juniors from across South Carolina and the nation, meeting lawmakers and touring all the sights. 

    Where:  Applications available online http://www.horryelectric.com/youth-tour/ or see Mrs. Zarone for applications.


    Who:  Youth Summit for Sophomores

    What:  Experience South Carolina's capital as never before!  Tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparting for our state's energy future, and more. 

    Where:  Applications online http://www.horryelectric.com/youth-tour/ or see Mrs. Zarone for applications.  


     Bank of America Student Leaders

    Who:  Juniors and Seniors (2019-2020)

    What:  Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks

               Attend the week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.

               Develop leadership and career skills

               Connect with like-minded students from your community and across the country

    How:   Apply from November 4, 2019 to January 31, 2020

              Visit  www.bankofamerica/studentleaders.  or call   1-800-218-9946

    *See Mrs. Zarone for more information on this great opportunity


    JUNIORS (2019-2020)- The Coolidge Scholarship (Deadline 5:00pm EST Thursday, January 16, 2020)

    The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited U.S. college or university.  Selection is based primarily on academic excellence in concert with an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.

    For more information:  www.coolidgescholars.org or contact Rob Hammer at coolidgescholars@coolidgefoundation.org or (202) 827-4291.






    Featuring representatives from surrounding colleges and universities, such as Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, The College of Charleston, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Francis Marion University, Furman University, Johnson C. Smith University, South Carolina State University, Miller-Motte Technical College, Morris College, North Carolina A & T State University, Tuskegee University, USC, Voorhees College, Winthrop University, Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics, and the 5 branches of the Military. The program will cover a variety of topics, including admissions criteria for each university, demographics, financial aid packages, tuition costs, scholarships, ACT or SAT scoring preferences, school catalogs, and more. There will also be a Financial Aid Workshop for those parents who need help completing FASFA forms. Parents are asked to bring their previous year tax information for private assistance from a Financial Aid Counselor.

    TIME: 11:00 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M.

    Lunch will be served! Door prizes will be given! For more information, please contact Cheria Livingston at (843) 222-5378 or Carlita Goff at 222-4047.


    Student Information Sessions for High School Sophomores and Juniors

    College Representatives from Clemson, College of Charleston, and University of South Carolina are hosting student information sessions for high school  sophomores and juniors and families between February 3-11 in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Florence, and Charlotte, NC. Sessions will last approximately one hour and fifteen minute and will cover topics uch as asmissions requirements, deadlines, scholarships, academic programs, and more. Please visit sc.edu/admissions/infosession to register for an event.




    2019 OnePalmetto Scholarship and College Fair  

    This event exposes high school and current college students to available scholarship and college opportunities. Two locations this year:

     Sumter High School (February 2, 2019) and the Greenville TD Center (March 30, 2019).

     Follow PACE Scholarship Academy on Facebook @PaceScholarshipAcademy for updates and more information concerning scholarship essay contests.

     You can register for the OnePalmetto Scholarship and College Fair on Eventbrite.



    Attention Current Juniors 

    This June, HTC will sponsor two High School juniors to be among the 100 students to attend the Foundation for Rural Service’s 2019 Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.  The tour is scheduled from June 1 through June 5, and gives participants a first-hand look at the telecommunications industry and the legislative process by visiting Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other governmental agencies.  They will also see famous landmarks such as the Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington Cathedral and Supreme Court.  In addition, there will be fun activities to supplement the tour, including the night tour of the city and lunch at Hard Rock Café.

     HTC must select two qualified candidates based on the following requirements.

    Students should:

    • Be a high school junior;
    • Have at least a C grade point average (GPA) or better;
    • Parent must be an HTC member

    Students interested in applying must submit:

    • a student resume highlighting leadership and interest in community through volunteer activities
    • a letter explaining why he/she would like to attend and stating future plans beyond high school
    • a letter of recommendation from a teacher

    Application materials are due to Guidance by the end of school on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to be forwarded to HTC.


    Reed Junior Scholars Program  

    Every year, Reed seeks a class of intelligent, curious, community-minded students to join our distinctive liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon. We are hoping some of your students might be future Reedies. Student who apply for the the Junior Scholars Program are juniors in high school (class of 2020), live in the United States, and are from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background. 

    The Junior Scholars Program welcomes highly qualified students to:

    • stay on campus in a residence hall;
    • visit classes in any of our majors and programs;
    • attend a Reed information session and tour;
    • engage with faculty, staff, and current Reed students. 

    The Junior Scholars Program is all-expenses-paid, including travel. Students admitted to the program are able to visit between February 11 and March 21. The application is live on our website and is due January 25. We invite you to share this opportunity with any students you think may be a good match for our program.   Please contact our program coordinators at flyin@reed.edu or 503-777-7511 with any questions you have regarding the program.


    Riley Institute's Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) Program at Furman University

    Emerging Public Leaders is an exciting, service-oriented leadership program open to current high school juniors. EPL is a nine-month service leadership experience. I begins wth a summer program at Furman (June 16-21, 2019). Students will learn to lead in diverse settings, engage in the community, analyze critical issues, lead ethically, communicate effectively, and plan a community service project. Students will then return to campus the following spring (April 2020) to present the results of their projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Funds are awarded to sustain and replicate winning projects. EPL is free of charge to all students who are selected to participate. Please visit furman.edu/epl for the EPL application. Deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019. 

     Interested students may contact Melanie Armstrong at Melanie.armstrong@furman.edu or 864-294-3688. 



    2019 Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit Applications for High School Juniors 

    Applications for the Washington Youth Tour and the Cooperative Youth Summit are now open. The opportunities are available to any high school junior!  The Washington Youth Tour is scheduled to be held June 15-20, 2019 and the Cooperative Youth Summit is scheduled for June 9-12, 2019. All applications can now be submitted electronically in addition to paper format! Applications can be obtained by clicking the link below. 

    Washington Youth Tour - Students will explore Washington, D.C. with 1,500 high school juniors from across the country, meeting lawmakers and touring all the sights. South Carolina's electric co-ops will cover round-trip plane ticket, tours and meals. In other words, It’s all free! 

    Cooperative Youth Summit - Students will experience South Carolina’s capital like never before. They’ll tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparing for our state’s energy future. Plus, there’s plenty of fun with visits to popular Columbia attractions like Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. 

    The Application deadline is February 22, 2019!!! This is a strict deadline as it is necessary for selected students to obtain clearance for a visit to the White House. Please click the link below to access electronic and paper applications.

    Youth Tour and Summit Applications


    Interested in taking CCU Honors Courses?

    To be eligible students must have

    1. Minimum 3.5 cumulative gpa in CCU courses 
    2. Have completed at least 15 credit hours worth of CCU courses

    To see a list of honors courses offered at CCU, visit webadvisor.   When setting up your search for courses, select the appropriate term then go to the bottom of the page and select “Honors” from the “location” drop down menu.  Click “submit” for a list of honors level courses available at CCU.