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    SunTrust Off To College Sweepstakes--Thirty $500 scholarships will be awarded.  Open to high school seniors and current undergraduates.  Free to enter and eligibility not based on GPA or financial need.  Entries are accepted starting on October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.


    AWAF Scholarships - January 27, 2018 (15 Awards - $2,500)

    YDI Scholarship - January 29, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)

    Harris Poll Scholarship - January 31, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)

    SP Scholarship - January 31, 2018 (10 Awards - $10,000)

    VIP Scholarship - January 31, 2018 (1 Award - $5,000)

    NAFEPAScholarship Program--

    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 a degree in Education. The other two scholarships may be awarded to applicants pursuing degrees in Education or any other field.

    Applications must be received by the Scholarship Committee Chairperson (either electronically or postmarked) by January 31, 2018.

      Hamilton, Hull andByrd Giving Back Scholarship

    Eligibility & Selection Criteria
    A) This scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. Students who are incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED can also apply.
    B) The candidate must possess a demonstrated interest in community service and a dedication to their education.
    C) All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
    D) A current unofficial transcript from the applicant's school (NOTE: First-year college students must submit an unofficial transcript from their most recent school, as well as an unofficial transcript from their current post-secondary institution.)

    The official deadline for all application materials is January 31, 2018


    To be eligible for the James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship, a student must meet the following qualifications:

    • have one or both parents deceased
    • be a United States citizen and a South Carolina resident
    • have need of financial assistance to attend college
    • be a current senior in high school
    • have a satisfactory academic record
    • plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university

    If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $3,500 award, renewable for a total of four years. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

    Applications must be submitted after January 2, 2018, and postmarked by February 1, 2018.

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

    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. Click the above link for an application or pick up one in the guidance office.  Applications are due to guidance by Friday, February 9th.

      Beach Ball Classic Scholarship Guidelines:

    Each scholarship recipient must be an outstanding student athlete in one sport or more. Further, the scholarship awards will be 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.  The Scholarship Program of the Beach Ball Classic will award for the 2017 – 2018 school year a minimum of (9) $1,000.00 college scholarships to outstanding high school athletes.

     All completed applications are to be submitted online by February 28, 2018.

    1. Awards will be announced within a month of the deadline for submitting applications.

      Christophers Poster Contest for High School Students - February 19, 2018 (8 Awards - $1,000)




    The Miles for Miles Scholarship is founded in memory of Kenneth (Miles) Davis and is designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people. The Miles for Miles Foundation® will award scholarships this year to two graduating Aynor High School Seniors who exemplify the best aspects of character quality in their personal choices and actions.    Scholarship Information: Money is awarded directly toward educational expenses (tuition or Room/ Board) at any Accredited Institution.  The recipient is required to be enrolled in an Educational Institution beginning the first fall quarter/ trimester/ semester immediately following graduation.  The student may determine where and when to apply the scholarship funds throughout the school year. This is a onetime $1,000 non-renewable award.  The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2018. Click on the link above or go to guidance for an application.

    The WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) Scholarship—Applicants must be a consumer or dependant of a consumer of Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc. and must live in the home with the Consumer of Horry Electric, Inc.  To apply, click on the link for an application or pick up an application in guidance.

    Applications are due to Mrs. Susan Brown no later than March 1st, 2018.

    The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) encourages the study of geophysics and related geosciences. Scholarships are available for incoming college freshman who have an interest in earth sciences, particularly, geophysics. Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees. SEG Scholarships are based on merit. To qualify, you must be a student who: (1) is a high school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate college student; (2) has above average grades; and (3) is intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics. Average awards are approximately $3,700.  Application deadline is March 1st. Please visit: ‘https://seg.org/ Scholarships’ and apply now. For more information, please contact Dr. Camelia Knapp (camelia@geol.sc.edu), a Professor in the SEOE and Faculty Advisor for the Geophysical Society at USC (a student chapter of the SEG). http://seoe.sc.edu/segchapter/

    GreenIS Award - March 1, 2018 (3 Awards - $2,500)

    Gallery Collection's Greeting Card Scholarship - March 1, 2018 (1 Award - $10,000)

    The HCS Teacher Scholarship is now available.  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 $4,000, one for $2,000, and one for $1,000.  

    Please click the link above for an application or see guidance.
    Applications are due by: March 2nd, 2018.

    African American Network of the Carolinas


    The African American Network is a Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. The Network identifies developmental growth opportunities for African American employees at Duke Energy and creates value for Duke Energy as a business resource and an organization with solid brand reputation. As part of its mission, the African American Network – Carolinas chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration.

    Scholarships are awarded annually to two accredited colleges or universities and one community service organization. The college, university or community service organization selects the scholar using African American Network – Carolinas criteria which focus on grade point average, residence, leadership skills and financial need. Interested students must contact their college, university or community service organization to apply for this scholarship.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Minimum Eligibility:
    Graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school

    Must attend a four-year college or university located in North or South Carolina

    Must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance or business administration

    Deadline Date (EST Time Zone): 3/02/2018 12:00 PM 


    HCHEC SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF WAR AND SOCIETY Coastal Carolina University Scholarship 

    Application Required - Deadline is March 15

    This scholarship is awarded annually to an Horry County high school senior who plans to major or minor in history or neighboring disciplines in the humanities at Coastal Carolina University. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to integrate their interest in war and society into their academic program and subsequent careers. Click the above link for more information and for an application.

     HCHEC LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP--Coastal Carolina University Scholarship 

    Application Required - Deadline is March 15

    This scholarship is awarded annually to Horry County high school seniors who plan to attend Coastal Carolina University and who have outstanding records in the areas of leadership, volunteer service and academics. Click the above link for more information and for an application.

     HCHEC Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship--Coastal Carolina University Scholarship 

    Application Required - Deadline is March 15

    This scholarship is awarded annually to talented Horry County high school seniors planning to major in art studio, graphic design, music, musical theatre, theatre arts or dramatic arts at Coastal Carolina University. Click the above link for more information and for an application.

      HCHEC Hardship/Adversity Scholarship--Coastal Carolina University Scholarship 

    Application Required - Deadline is March 15

    This scholarship is awarded annually to Horry County high school seniors who plan to attend Coastal Carolina University who have persevered through hardship and/or adversity. Click the above link for more information and for an application.

    The Pulver Green Project Award Committee is offering a $1000 scholarship award for the concept of a well-thought green project. Proposal applications to be considered for the $1000 scholarship award are due by March 16, 2018. This scholarship opportunity is available to any senior student enrolled in an Horry County high school or program. 

    Click here to fill the form out online or go to guidance to pick up an application.


    The Sun News Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 scholarships.

    The following scholarships are available:
    Five (5) One-Year $1,000 Student Scholarships
    One (1) THE MARK AND NANCY GARNER LEADERSHIP Student Scholarship
    ($2,000 per year for four years for a total of $8,000)


    Sylvia Kitchen  Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Must be enrolled in a LPN or RN program, reside in a 40 mile radius of McLeod Loris or McLeod Seacoast and have a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is worth up to $1,000 per semester.  Please click here for an application and more information.  Deadline for the scholarship is May 1, 2017.

    The JoAnn Singleton Memorial Scholarship Application This scholarship is awarded to an Aynor High School senior who will be continuing his or her education following graduation. The winner will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

    Submit application (mail, email, or fax) by May 5, 2017 to: Midland Elementary School, Scholarship Committee 3011 Nichols Hwy Galivants Ferry, SC 29544 Email: ahowell@horrycountyschools.net Fax: 843-358-0643

    Please see guidance for an application.  


    The Rotary Club Scholarship is for students attending either HGTC or CCU, it is a $1,000 annual grant.  The purpose of this scholarship is to aid a student who has a financial need and you must demonstrate that you have need of these monies.  
    You may pick up an application in guidance or go to www.conwayrotary.org to download.
    Applications must be submitted my May 19th, 2017.

    B. Davis Scholarship--

    Deadline and Eligibility
    DEADLINE: May 22, 2017
    AWARD VALUE: $1,000

    This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
    Application Procedure
    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
    Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
    Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

    The Peck Law Firm in Charleston, SC is currently accepting applications from graduating high school seniors for our $2,000 college scholarship to attend any accredited college/university in the United States. We would love to have graduating seniors from Aynor High School submit applications to be considered for the scholarship.

    This scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will have graduated from high school before July 1, 2017. Only students, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.  Any student wanting to be considered for the scholarship must complete the on-line application, which appears at the link below. All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on May 31, 2017. The winner will be announced on July 31, 2017 and will receive a one-time award of $2,000. This will be sent directly to the winner’s school and can be used for all school-related expenses. 

    The link for the scholarship application and more information regarding the scholarship is available at:http://thepeckfirm.com/?s=2017+scholarship.


    The $1000.00 Pureland Supply Scholarship is open for students who have been accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school, or trade School.  Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.  Deadline for Fall 2018 semester is June 1, 2018. Payment will be made directly to the Community College.
    Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation--Provides scholarships to students seeking to obtain an undergraduate degree at an accredited 4 year college/university in the United States.  The foundation provides a one-time $5,000 scholarship that can be used for tuition, books, room and board, other college fees.
    Deadline to apply is June 9th.
    For more information and to apply go to: tywanzasanderslegacyfoundation.com

    Kids' Chance Scholarships

    To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must have a parent or guardian who has been fatally or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident, meeting the criteria of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act and resulting in financial need.  Deadline to apply is June 30th.

    Please click here for more information and an application.