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    The 14th annual SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes is underway. If you’re a high school senior or college undergrad, you can enter for a chance to win one of the $500 awards – it’s free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA level or financial need.*  What it is:  A $500 scholarship sweepstakes.  When it’s happening:  Entries will be accepted starting on September 10, 2018.   The first drawing will occur on or about October 29, 2018.   Subsequent drawings are approximately every two weeks thereafter until on or about May 13, 2019. See the drawing schedule below.  Entrants must -  Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 13 years of age or older   Provide proof of enrollment for the fall of 2019 in a U.S. Department of Education Title IV eligible 2 or 4 year public or private college or university located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.)  Scholarship check will be payable to the winner's college of attendance.  Read the Official Rules for the 2018–2019 Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes.


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    Whittemore High School Alumni Association Scholarship—Applicants must be a descendant of an Alumnus of Whittemore High School.  Please click on the above link for the application and full list of requirements.  Applications are due by April 1st, 2019.

    Dennis Brian Latimer Memorial Scholarship—Applicants must be a senior in high school and a descendant of a Whittemore High School Graduate.  The student must also major in a science or a related science field.  Please click on the link above for the application and full list of requirements.  Application deadline is April 1st, 2019.

     Joye Law Firm is offering you the opportunity to win a college scholarship to help further your education. Our firm will offer six $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in South Carolina who plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning in the fall. Selection of the recipients is based on the creative entry, school activities, positions of leadership, special honors and awards, community involvement, academic performance, and professional pursuits.  Application is due by April 1st, 2019.


    McLeod Health Foundation Sylvia Kitchen Memorial Nursing Scholarship 
    PURPOSE  The Sylvia Kitchen Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of Sylvia Kitchen, a former Vice-President of Nursing at Loris Healthcare System, to promote the profession of nursing.  The Sylvia Kitchen Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund is administered by the Sylvia Kitchen Scholarship Committee. 
    ELIGIBILITY  Meet criteria to be considered a part-time or full-time student and/or meet the criteria for an accredited nursing program.  Be currently enrolled or be eligible to be enrolled in a LPN or RN Nursing Program. Reside in a 40 mile radius of McLeod Loris or McLeod Seacoast. Have a 3.0 GPA or appropriate work experience unless extenuating circumstances are approved by the committee.
    AMOUNT  Up to $1,000 per semester. Prior recipients need to re-apply with full application.

    Students, please click on the above link to download a copy of the application or go to guidance to pick up a copy. Deadline to apply is April 2nd, 2019.


     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.

    Essays shall be entitled: "We should be making it easier, not harder, to vote." - President Barack Obama, 2017.  How Democrats fight for voting rights for all citizens.   The essay shall be no less than 1,000 words and no longer than 1,500 words.  Essays must be received no later than April 5, 2019.  Please click the above link for FULL list of rules and criteria.


    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 one time scholarship will be in the amount of $1000.  Submit application (mail, email, or fax) by April 12, 2019 to:  Midland Elementary School, Scholarship Committee    3011 Nichols Hwy   Galivants Ferry, SC 29544    Email: ahowell@horrycountyschools.net     Fax: 843-358-6052


    So Ambitious Scholarship--I am so ambitious! I take the road less traveled, I do what they say I cannot, I stand for something, and my ambitions are far greater than my fears.  The road to reaching success is not always straight and fair, however, as so eloquently stated by Marianne Williamson, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” In a two to three-page essay, define what equality means to you.  Also, explain how you think inequality could hinder you from reaching your goals or a time that you were treated unequal. How will (did) you overcome these adversities? In addition to the essay, you are required to have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 to apply for the “So Ambitious” Scholarship.   Please send your essay and application to the provided contact information on the application no later than April 15, 2019.  The winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

    Low Country Herb Scholarship-- 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 graduating seniors 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 Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

    Annie O. Singleton Scholarship: This scholarship is for any graduating senior planning on attending a 2 or 4 year college/university.  The application is linked above; if you are unable to print, please come to guidance and we will get you a copy of the scholarship.  Scholarships need to be turned in to Tonya Davis Picket  at tpickett@horrycountyschools.net no later than Friday April 19th, 2019.

     The Aynor Lions Club would like to present a one time $1000.00 scholarship again this year to a graduating senior that has over-come a personal vision problem, has a parent/guardian that has a major eye problem: glaucoma, blindness, etc... or plans or enter a health related field; especially in a field that would deal with vision issues.  Please click on the link for an application or see guidance.  Applications are due back to guidance by Friday, April 26th.


    The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Educational Foundation (SCRLEF) manages scholarships on behalf of a variety of organizations that support hospitality education. These scholarships are designed to assist students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to the hospitality (restaurant, foodservice, lodging, tourism) industry.

    Applicants must submit the following: Completed application Current transcript Essay (500 word minimum, 1000 word maximum)

    Please submit an essay explaining the following: your reason(s) for applying for a scholarship and why you feel you should receive one, the type of career in the foodservice or hospitality industry you plan to pursue, and your future goals.

    Only online scholarships will be accepted and must be completed by 12 am on May 1st. Transcripts must be uploaded with the application.

    Please click on the link above for a full list of details and for the application.

    National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar/Essay Application:  Purpose of scholarship:

    In accordance with National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) purpose to promote, facilitate, and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of interscholastic athletics in the educational system, this scholarship program will foster and acknowledge the partnership between the NIAAA and secondary education.  The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership, and citizenship attributes of high school student athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life.  A few of the criteria:

    Must be a senior.  Must have achieved 2 of the following: Minimum of B+ average, Ranked in the top 24% of class, ACT score of 24 or SAT of 1500 (Math, Reading and Writing)

    Must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport Must have earned a least one varsity letter in each of two sports Must complete an essay

    For full rules and criteria, please see the application.  Applications are due by May 1st.


    TheTaylor Truett Memorial Scholarship is founded in order to honor the memory of Taylor by providing monetary support for a graduating senior at Aynor High School who will be enrolled in a four-year college or university and who intends to pursue a career in a STEM-related field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics). The scholarship, moreover, seeks to support students who demonstrate a robust work ethic in both academics and extracurricular activities. 

    This is a one-time award of $2,000.  The student must be attending a 4 year college or university.  The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply.

    All applications must be turned in to the guidance department by May 3rd, 2019.