• Announcements and Opportunities

    Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Summer Youth Program Application Period Closes June 5 - $20,000 James H. Parke Memorial Scholarship


    Summer Youth Volunteer Program (SYVP) application process will close Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m. (EST).   More information on the application process is available on our website: https://www.charleston.va.gov/giving/youth.asp.


    Please share this within your Districts as SYVP participants will earn enough volunteer hours to compete for the VA’s national $20,000 James H. Parke Memorial Scholarship!



    Teens around South Carolina are becoming community leaders by making healthy change happen and taking a stand on other important issues. From making parks safe and available to people with disabilities to helping churches focus on health, teens are making a difference in the lives of thousands of people! Join us for the 8th Annual Youth Summit online and discover how you can influence change in your community.


    For more information and to register visit: http://eatsmartmovemoresc.org/our-events/youth-summit


    Youth Summit « Eat Smart Move More South Carolina

    Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to positively impacting the health of all South Carolinians by promoting healthy eating and active living where we live, learn, work, pray and play. Eat Smart, Move More does this by partnering with community leaders and focusing on policy, systems and environmental changes that influence people to make ...




    I’m pleased to announce that Sallie Mae® will team up with Her Campus for a nationwide virtual graduation ceremony! The #ImStillGraduating virtual graduation event will take place on Friday, May 15 at 12 p.m. ET at ImStillGraduating.com. It is open to any and all students graduating from high school or college this spring. This free event will feature speeches and appearances – both pre-recorded and live – from celebrities, business leaders, influencers, politicians, and other thought leaders, as well as musical guests. For a complete list of participants visit ImStillGraduating.com.

    As the “Official Partner in Responsibly Funding Futures” Sallie Mae will offer graduates the chance to fund their “next” through our “Funded Futures” Competition. The contest will provide four deserving graduates $25,000 to help them along their path or journey whether that be starting a business, settling into their first job, or another important milestone.  Any graduating high school senior can enter at Sallie Mae “Funded Futures” Competition now through May 24.  


    College Fairs Online is still hosting our biggest virtual college yet for your region. Help your students research and connect with great affordable colleges and universities for free without having to leave home, this is the perfect resource for the virtual learning environment we find ourselves in now.  Students can chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Have your students register now so they don't miss it!  Each student is also entered into a drawing for a $300 scholarship each time they ask a question on a virtual booth. They can go online now to www.collegefairsonline.com to register for the US South region fair scheduled for the week of April 20th. We will send reminder emails to the students when the fair starts. Please have your school share on their website and social media pages!


    Carolina Forest High School Junior Boys:

    Palmetto Boys State Applications are available from Mrs. Zarone and must be returned to CFHS THIS WEEK (by 3/6/2020).  

    The dates for Boys State are June 7-13.


    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.