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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.

     

     

     
    APRIL:
    The United States Metric Association in conjunction with the Blake Family has two awards to offer: One to a Senior High School Student (2018) and a second to a Teacher or Business individual.
    Eligibility: All high school seniors are eligible to apply for the USMA/Blake Family Scholarship Award
    Opening and Deadline: The 2018 offering started on January 1, 2018 and will end on April 15, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.
    How to Apply for High School Student Senior Award: Fill in theapplication click here and send electronically or by USPS mail to USMA.
     

     Tywanza Sanders Legacy Scholarships:

    Essay Scholarships

    Purpose

    The Tywanza Sanders® Legacy Scholarship was established in 2017 to honor the legacy and commitment to education of Tywanza Sanders®.  Tywanza was a victim of the Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.    The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolling in undergraduate study at a four-year college or university in the United States in the Fall of 2018. 

     Awards

    One (1) applicant will receive a one-time scholarship award in the amount of $5,000.  The scholarship award will be in the form of a check made payable directly to the accredited post-secondary institution of higher education attended by the scholarship recipient (once the scholarship recipient has enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education and submitted proof of enrollment to the Foundation).

    ​One (1) applicant will receive a one-time scholarship award in the amount of $2,000.  The scholarship award will be in the form of a check made payable directly to the accredited post-secondary institution of higher education attended by the scholarship recipient (once the scholarship recipient has enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education and submitted proof of enrollment to the Foundation).

    Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EDT) on April 15, 2018.


    Media Scholarship

    Purpose

    The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolling in undergraduate study at a four-year college or university in the United States in the Fall of 2018.

    Awards

    One (1) applicant will receive a one-time scholarship award in the amount of $500.  The scholarship award will be in the form of a check made payable directly to the accredited post-secondary institution of higher education attended by the scholarship recipient (once the scholarship recipient has enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education and submitted proof of enrollment to the Foundation).

    ​Applicants will be eligible to win only one scholarship award per year from this foundation.

    Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EDT) on April 15, 2018.

     

    “So Ambitious”--There are those who dream, those who dare to dream, and those who take the journey to fulfill those dreams.  What distinguishes one dreamer from another is their ambition to take initiative and act on fulfilling those dreams, making them a reality. 

    The road to reaching success is not always straight and fair, however, as so eloquently stated by Fredrick Douglas, “Without struggle, there is no progress.”

    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 and fulfilling your dreams.

    In addition to the essay, you are required to have a minimum of a 2.7 grade point average (GPA) in order to apply. 

    All applications and essays can be emailed ONLY no later than April 15, 2018:

    SoAmbitiousFoundation@gmail.com

    The winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship to be used towards the college of their choice.

    AYNOR LION'S CLUB SIGHT SCHOLARSHIP

    The Aynor Lion's Club Sight Scholarship will be awarded at the Senior Awards Night Program. The scholarship is a one-time grant in the amount of $1000.00. The scholarship will be awarded to the recipient, after the student has been accepted and enrolled in an institution of higher learning. This may be either a two-year pro­gram or a four-year program of study.

    The student should meet the following criteria:

    A graduating senior (any race or gender).

    The student intends to further his/her education and meet the qualifications for entry to an institution of higher learning (grades should not be a determining factor).

    The student has financial need (as inferred by the scholarship committee).

    The student has or has had a vision problem (Or) the student has a parent/guardian that is legally blind.

    The student is planning on a career in a health-related field, (as believed by the committee).

    Applications should be returned to the guidance office by April 20th.
     
     The Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County (hereinafter, Foundation) awards up to eight (8) scholarships annually for college-bound high school seniors and/or active law enforcement individuals with an expressed interest in pursuing an education in a criminal justice or legal studies field. Emphasis will be placed on those attending Horry Georgetown Technical College and Coastal Carolina University. Candidates eligible for assistance must be graduating high school seniors or active law enforcement individuals, and residents of Horry County, with the intent to continue their education at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university. Consideration will be given to academic achievement, community service record, and demonstrated leadership qualities. Candidates should submit a scholarship application on the form provided by the Foundation along with a 500 word minimum essay. Scholarships will be awarded and disbursed on an annual basis. Applicant must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 (unweighted) scale. Students must enroll in at least six (6) credit hours in the fall and six (6) credit hours in the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 each. The application deadline is April 20, 2018. The Foundation uses the postmarked date to determine eligibility deadline for mailed entries.  Applications are also available in the guidance office.
     

    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 $2000 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 students who plan to attend two/four year colleges or accredited technical institutions and to study horticulture, culinary arts, medicine, pharmacy, or related field programs. The 2018 LCHS scholarships will be awarded in remembrance of Brenda Holmes, LCHS Membership Chairman.

    Graduating seniors 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 Monday April 23, 2018. We ask guidance counselors to give their approval of the student applicant by simply attaching their signature to the essay.

    Horry County Farm Bureau Scholarship--The Horry-Conway County of South Carolina Farm Bureau is an agricultural related organization with the intent of helping Farmers and Ranchers, and making sure agriculture continues to be the number one commodity in South Carolina. Our County office is awarding a $1000.00 scholarship to a senior whose parent/legal guardian is a Farm Bureau member in our local area; to become a member visit or call our Horry-Conway Farm Bureau office. The  applicant must already be accepted to college in or out of state.

    When completing this application, please follow the directions. Print or type all of the information clearly and complete on all application parts. A copy of your high school transcript must be attached and submitted with this application. Please send these documents to:
    The Horry-Conway Farm Bureau Office
    Attn: Scholarship/Megan Floyd
    3873 W Highway 501
    Conway, SC 29526
    Applications must be received by April 20th 2018--Application Deadline has been extended through the end of the month.

     

    MAY:

    Pilot Club Scholarship:  Click the link for the Pilot Club Scholarship.  Applications are due back to guidance by May 3rd, 3018.

     

    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.

    Taylor Truett Memorial Scholarship  The Taylor 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.

    Scholarship Information: A one-time, nonrenewable award of $2,000   The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply for the award.   The student may use the award toward the relief of educational-related expenses, such as tuition, books, fees, or room/board.   The student must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university in order to receive the award, which will be disbursed directly to the school.   The committee will be comprised of Taylor’s immediate family who will review the applications. The award will be announced at Aynor High School’s annual award ceremony.

    Application Instructions  500-1000 word essay that describes how the award will enhance and further the advancement of the student’s educational and career goals. The student should also use the essay as an informal space to tell the committee about herself or himself and the relevant high school classes and extracurricular activities in which she or he participates.  Two reference letters from teachers, coaches, community leaders, or pastors.  A transcript that indicates the student’s GPA.  A cover letter that lists the student’s name and contact information.

    Please turn in to the AHS Guidance office by May 4th, 2018.

     

    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.

     

    The Whittemore High Class of 1968 Alumni Organization is offering two (2) $1,000.00 scholarships this year to two graduating seniors, June 2018, of African-American heritage who live and attend school in Horry County and applying to college/university for fall 2018. Please click the link above to get a scholarship application and an activities verification form.  In addition to the forms, an accompanying essay (250 – 375 words, 1-1.5 pages) is required: the essay should be written to your earlier self, age 12, giving specific advice on how to deal with the issues that will arise (personally and academically) between the preteen years and graduation from high school.  Please mail the completed forms and essay to address on the application by Monday, May 21, 2018. scholarships will be awarded only if all requirements are met, including a minimum of five hundred words, and no more than six hundred words.

     

    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.

    JUNE:

    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

    BigSun Scholarship...2018

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

    Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

    How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?

    Has your participation influenced your career goals?

    Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

    Deadline: June 19, 2018

    All essay submissions should be sent to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.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.