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    Horatio Alger Association--there are several scholarships available with this association.  Eligibility criteria: high school graduation in the spring/summer, demonstrated critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and United States citizenship.  The deadline to apply is October 25 2019.  

     
     
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now! High school seniors may visit Cokeurl.com/Apply2019 to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar.  Applications are due by October 31st, 2019.
     
     
    November
    Ron Brown Scholarship--African American high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholarship by either the early deadline of November 1, 2019, or the regular deadline of January 9, 2020. Named for the late secretary of commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, the Ron Brown Scholar Program offers a $40,000 scholarship to up to 30 African American high school seniors each year based on academic excellence and commitment to public service. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered intensive mentorship, service opportunities, leadership experiences, and extensive professional development throughout all stages of their careers.  Applications must be mailed to the Ron Brown Scholar Program office with a postmark dated no later than January 9, 2020. For more information about the Ron Brown Scholarship, please visit their website.
     

    The 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Eligibility:  Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  High school graduates are not eligible to apply.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.  Deadline to apply is November 5, 2019.


    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. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.  The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.
     
     
     
    December
    The SC Teaching Fellows Program is entering its 21st year of offering the state’s brightest and best students up to $24,000 over four years to become South Carolina educators. Teaching Fellows must attend one of the eleven Teaching Fellows Institutions. Currently, these include Anderson University, Charleston Southern University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Francis Marion University, Lander University, USC Aiken, USC Columbia, USC Upstate, and Winthrop University. Please click the above link for more information.  Application deadline is December 1st 2019.
     
     
    The Lyceum Program at Clemson University uses a Great Books approach to studying the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society.  More specifically, Lyceum Scholars take a series of eight classes over their undergraduate careers, with course topics that range from the political thought of the American founding to ancient political thought to constitutional law.
    The program is now accepting applications for Fall 2020.  Students accepted into the program receive $10,000 in scholarships to Clemson University.  The priority deadline is December 11, 2019.
     
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     The Profile in Courage Essay Contest opens for submissions on September 1, 2019. The contest deadline is January 17, 2020.  The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.  The first-place winner receives $10,000. Second-place receives $3,000. Five finalists receive $1,000 each. Eight semifinalists receive $100 each. Ten students receive honorable mention.  Deadline for submission: January 17, 2020.
     

    Below are some scholarships (Harry Hampton, James Thomason, David Cline and Wallace Pate) from the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Inc.  The Fund is a private, non-profit corporation which partners with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for the promotion of education, research, management and the administration of game and fish laws, which will benefit conservation of wildlife, marine and other natural resources in South Carolina.

    HARRY HAMPTON FUND SCHOLARSHIP  In a commitment to promote higher education in the natural resources area in South Carolina, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund in 1992 established the scholarship program. This scholarship consists of a $5,000* scholarship awarded annually to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science, environmental science or related fields.  Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.  Click the above link for the application.  Click here for more information concerning this scholarship.  Please note: The application POSTMARK deadline is January 31, 2020.

     JAMES O. THOMASON  SCHOLARSHIP  In memory of its former Board Chairman, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund in March 2005 established the James O. Thomason Scholarship. James O. Thomason, known by his friends simply as “O,” was a staunch supporter of wildlife and natural resources in the Palmetto state, particularly in relation to education. James O. was appointed to the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Board of Directors, later to become the Department of Natural Resources, in 1984. During his tenure he also served as Chairman of the Conservation Education and communications Advisory Committee, which furthered his interest in and support of natural resources education. James O. served as Chairman of the Hampton Fund from 1998 until his passing in February 2004. This scholarship consists of $2,000* annually, for up to four (4) consecutive years, to help a student further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications. Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.  Click the above link for the application.  Click here for more information concerning this scholarship.  The application POSTMARK deadline is January 31, 2020.

     DAVID M. CLINE  SCHOLARSHIP  In memory of its former Board member, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund established the David M. Cline Scholarship in March 2011 . Mr. Cline, serving the Hampton Fund for over 20 years, was a staunch supporter of wildlife and natural resources in the Palmetto state, particularly in relation to law enforcement and marine resources. Mr. Cline was an avid hunter and offshore angler, serving on the board of the S.C. Governor's Cup Billfishing Series and also participating as a captain and angler aboard his boat, "Miss Tidy." During his tenure he also served on the SCDNR Law Enforcement Advisory Committee. Mr. Cline passed away in 2011.  This scholarship consists of a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science. Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.  Click the above link for the application.  Click here for more information concerning this scholarship.  The application POSTMARK deadline is January 31, 2020.

     WALLACE F. PATE  SCHOLARSHIP  In its continued commitment to promote higher education in the natural resources area in South Carolina, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund, in cooperation with the South Carolina Governor's Cup Billfishing Series, established the Wallace F. Pate Scholarship in 2004.  Wallace F. Pate pioneered offshore big game fishing in South Carolina. This scholarship consists of a $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science, environmental science or related fields.  Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.  Click the above link for the application.  Click here for more information concerning this scholarship.  The application POSTMARK deadline is January 31, 2020.

     
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    The Charles D. Anderson Grant Program was established in 1979 to assist young WoodmenLife customers in South Carolina who wish to pursue higher education.  The $1,000, which began in 1979, is funded and administered completely by the WoodmenLife chapter in South Carolina and through Jurisdictional fundraising projects.  General Eligibility Requirements:  -be a full-time student -be a WoodmenLife customer in good standing for at least 3 years as of the date of application -have a GPA of 2.0 or above -be 21 years of age or younger by the application deadline of April 15th -be living in South Carolina

    Apply by contacting your local WoodmanLife Representative. 

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    Tidelands Ford Lincoln in Pawleys Island is offering a scholarship contest called Tidelands Trophy Club that is available to all high school seniors in Horry and Georgetown County.   Applications will be accepted through April and will have monthly winners of smaller prizes, and then those winners will go to the finals where they can win $5,000 for 1st Place, $3,000 for 2nd Place and $2,000 for 3rd Place by getting people to vote for them on social media.  Please click on the link above for more information and to apply.
     
     
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    Any senior who is currently or has been a part of the Horry County Foster Care program, please contact Mr. Scott in guidance.  There is a scholarship opportunity that is due by May 15th.
     
     
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