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    Charleston Southern University’s Call Me MISTER Program is for you if:

     You are an African American or other minority male; You want to teach in a SC elementary or middle school; You exhibit servant leadership qualities

    You need money for college (up to $10,000 yearly); You thrive in a small, family-like learning environment; Please click the above link if interested. 

      

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    **The South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports and Trophies by “M” Scholarship - $1000.00 scholarship to an enrolling female college freshman planning to major in the medical field.  Applications are to be returned to guidance complete and in order according **to page number by March 20th 2020 Click the above link to access the application page.  **SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 7TH**

    **South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Educator’s Scholarship - $1000.00 scholarship to an enrolling female college freshman planning to major in education. An additional $1000.00 scholarship is awarded from these applications for a Female Scholar **Athlete.  Applications are to be returned to guidance complete and in order according to page number by March 20th 2020.  Click the above link to access the application page.  **SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 7TH**

     
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    Joye Law Firm--$2,000 Scholarship.  Open to all SC seniors.  Must plan to attend a four year college or university.  Also, must demonstrate strong community-oriented values and submit a creative entry that raises awareness of a selected personal injury matter.  Click here to apply.  Deadline to apply is April 1st, 2020.
     
    Gamma Lambda Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity is seeking deserving African American male high school seniors who reside in Charleston, Dorchester, Horry or Berkeley County to be recognized for their achievements in the areas of service, leadership, academic achievement and/or athletic accomplishments. Each honoree will receive a onetime award of $1000 given directly to the honoree. To be considered, please complete this form accurately and completely.  Please click the above link for an application or see your counselor.  Applications should be emailed to gkrobinsonaward@gmail.com in PDF format. Applications must be submitted on or before April 1, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.
     

    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: Climate change is real. Why is voting for democrats so important?   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 3, 2020.  Applicant must notify their guidance counselor (Ms. Gordon) that they are applying for this scholarship.  Qualified applicants must be graduating high school seniors. Applicants must be registered voters of Horry County or scheduled for High School graduation by June 2020. Voter registration card or proof of residency (for applicants under the age of 18) shall be required at time of essay submission.  Applicants agree to allow the publication of essays at the discretion of the DWCHC. Essays must be submitted, in Microsoft Word format, via e-mail to Carole Dwyer, cldwyer26@gmail.com  Name, address, telephone number(s) must be included with submission.  Entrants must provide copies of:  Completed entry form  Voter registration or residency  Note: These items may be submitted electronically with essay or mailed to Carole Dwyer, 39 Smith Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. They must also be received by April 3, 2020. Each applicant may submit only one essay for consideration. Essays will be judged based on content, clarity, and relevance to the theme. Please go to www.dwchc.com for more information.  Application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 17th.

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    The following 4 scholarships can be found here: Waccamaw Community Foundation offers students many different scholarship opportunities. When completing the 2020 Scholarship Program application, students are asked to indicate each program for which they are eligible and wish to be considered. Read below for full criteria to apply for different scholarships at WCF and links to scholarship applications. All applications must be submitted by 12:00 Noon on Monday, April 6, 2020. 

    The applications will be open from October 1, 2019 to April 6, 2020.  The scholarship committee convenes on May 12, 2020.  Recipients will be notified during the week of May 20, 2020.  About Smarter Select:  Applications must be completed online via the web-based program, SmarterSelect, accessible through the links below once the scholarships are open for applications. Please use the “preview” feature to review the instructions and entire application prior to creating an account. Applicants will then be prompted to create an online account and will be able to login to complete their application as many times as they need to until the deadline.  Have any questions? Contact Kristen Bitzegaio at 843-357-4483 or kristen@mywcf.org.

     Boone Foundation Scholarship: Boone Foundation Scholarship Awards are available to residents of South Carolina according to the following criteria. Click here for the application. If you are seeking to renew your scholarship, please email kristen@mywcf.org for the application link.

    Criteria:  Preference to students from Horry County.  Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program in law or the performing arts at the University of South Carolina, George Washington University, Converse College, or Winthrop University.  Minimum grade point average of 3.5.  Demonstrate financial need.  Nominations must be received through the institution’s Office of Financial Aid.

    Scholarship Renewal Provisions: The recipient is still pursuing a graduate degree in law or the performing arts.  The recipient continues to maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average.  The recipient still qualifies for financial aid.

     Sharon Malone Scholarship for Habitat for Humanity: This scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 per year is renewable for up to four (4) years is to be awarded to a graduating senior who is a dependent of a Habitat for Humanity homeowner in Horry County or Georgetown County. Click here for the application.  Criteria:  Recipient must be a dependent family member of a Habitat for Humanity homeowner in Horry County or Georgetown County.  The Recipient’s family must be in “good standing” with Habitat for Humanity. (i.e. current on mortgage)  Recipient should express good moral character.  Essay of no more than two double-spaced pages expressing why the applicant feels he/she should receive the scholarship.  GPA of 2.5 or better and must be maintained for renewal.  Nominations must be submitted through the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Horry County or Georgetown County.

     Thomas W. Jones Memorial Scholarship:  This renewable scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating high school senior or current student at the University of South Carolina’s School of Engineering. Graduating seniors can access the application here, and current college students should click here. If you are seeking to renew your scholarship, please email kristen@mywcf.org for the renewal application.

    Criteria:  Applicant must attend the University of South Carolina enrolled in the School of Engineering.  A GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required.  Applicant must have ties to either Georgetown or Horry County. 

    Mildred E. Swatko Memorial Scholarship:  This renewable scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Nursing or Golf Course programs at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Click here for the application.

    Criteria:  Applicant must have maintained a “C” average or better in high school.  Must demonstrate financial need.  Preference for this scholarship is to Nursing Program students.  No more than 250-word essay establishing why they deserve the scholarship.  To receive this scholarship for each academic year, student must remain in good standing with a minimum of a 2.8 GPA or higher.

    The Sun News Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2019 scholarships.

    The following scholarships are available:

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

    CLICK HERE to download an application.

    Applications must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by MARCH 29, 2019  April 30th

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    The Miles for Miles Scholarship was founded in memory of Kenneth (Miles) Davis and is designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people. Miles for Miles Foundation® will award an annual scholarship to a graduating Aynor High School Senior who exemplifies outstanding quality character traits 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.

    · It is a one-time $1,000 non-renewable award.

    Click on the above link for the application.  Please return to guidance by April 10, 2020.  ** NEW Deadline of May 1st, please email applications to Mr. Scott and Ms. Gordon gscott@horrycountyschools.net lgordon@horrycountyschools.net

     

    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. 

    For more information:

    Community Outreach Manager

    Randy Barnett

    121 Sparkleberry Crossing Rd. Suite 202

    Columbia, SC 29229

    Phone: 803-788-6912

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    TheJoAnn Singleton Memorial Scholarship -- 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 17, 2020 to:

    Midland Elementary School, Scholarship Committee

    3011 Nichols Hwy

    Galivants Ferry, SC 29544

    Email: cjenerette001@horrycountyschools.net

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    2020 STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program  Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by a) making a 1 to 2 minute video or b) writing an essay from 250 to 500 words addressing one of the topic areas below.

    Topic #1: Describe or show how you think Stop the Bleed helps to enhance personal and community resilience.  Topic #2: Describe or show how Stop the Bleed training can help at an accident, before emergency responders arrive.

    Topic #3: Make the case: Do you think some or all students should be required to learn to Stop the Bleed?

    Winning students will receive scholarship money towards post secondary education. The schools of the winning students will receive free STOP THE BLEED® Kits.  This year’s program consists of National Scholarships and State Scholarships. Every student submitting an application is eligible for the National Scholarships. Students who attend school in states with State Scholarships are automatically eligible for those scholarships, too (note: applicants are limited to one scholarship award).

    Application deadline, April 21, 2020.  Winners will be announced on National STOP THE BLEED® Day – May 21, 2020.

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    Low Country Herb Society 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 interest in herbs and their uses and intend to pursue a career path that will involve herbs.  The scholarship will be awarded to students who plan to attend two/four year colleges or accredited technical institutions and to study horticulture, landscaping, culinary arts, medicine, pharmacy, or related field progasms.  

    Students may apply by submitting a short essay describing their future plans, program of study and interest in herbs.  Essays should be turned into the students's guidance counselor by Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
    Guidance will be notified immediately after the award winners are decided.  Scholarship payment will be made after the student verifies the school he or she will be attending.  Payment will be made to the school for the student.  The LCHS will hold its annual picnic on Tuesday, May 12 and the society would enjoy having the recipients, their guidance counselors and parents attend the function.
    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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    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.

    A one-time, nonrenewable award of $2,000.  The deadline to return to the guidance department is May 1, 2020.

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    The Miles for Miles Scholarship was founded in memory of Kenneth (Miles) Davis and is designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people. Miles for Miles Foundation® will award an annual scholarship to a graduating Aynor High School Senior who exemplifies outstanding quality character traits 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.

    · It is a one-time $1,000 non-renewable award.

    Click on the above link for the application.  Please return to guidance by April 10, 2020.  ** NEW Deadline of May 1st, please email applications to Mr. Scott and Ms. Gordon gscott@horrycountyschools.net lgordon@horrycountyschools.net

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    Tallo is partnering with Tidelands Health to offer $1,000 scholarships to six graduating seniors planning to pursue a degree in Health Science or a related field in the fall of 2020.   Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2020.

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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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    ThePB&J Scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed.  From The Scholarship Director: “When I attended Farrington High School in Hawai’i, my GPA and test scores were low, but I was determined to go to college. I managed to receive ten different scholarships, which helped me fulfill that dream. To give back to future students, I lived off PB&J sandwiches during my first year in college to save money to fund a scholarship for another student like me.”  Deadline: 05/31/20    Amount: $500 – $1,000

     
    June
    The deadline for the 2020 Essay Contest sponsored by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has been extended to June 1, 2020.   Students have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes: first place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $1,000. 
     
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    We invite you to join our ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers to support you in your studies, help you complete medical school, and get a head start on your career.

    We will grant a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay, and complimentary access to any of our courses for three runner ups. Our courses include ACLS, BLS, PALS and monitor technician certification.

    Winners are selected by our essay review committee and notified by email or other contact information they have provided. Checks are mailed directly to winners.

    Please click the above link for more information.  Scholarship deadline is November 1st 2020.