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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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    The HCS Teacher Forum, which is comprised of the five district Teacher of the Year finalists from each of the past two school years, is once again sponsoring the Horry County Schools Teacher Scholarship.  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 two scholarships for $2,500 and two for $1,250.  We hope to be able to match or exceed these awards this year.

    Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019.


     The WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) Scholarship—One (1) $1,500 scholarship will given.  The Applicant must be a member or a dependent of a member of Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc.  The applicant must be attending either Coastal Carolina University or Horry-Georgetown Technical College.  Applications must be postmarked & received in our office by Friday, March 1st 2019.  Please see guidance for an application or click here to download.


    The South Carolina Education Association-Retired administers the SCEA-Retired Scholarship as an ongoing activity of the Association.  The annual amount of the scholarship is $1,000.  the applicant must attend a 2 or 4 year college/university in South Carolina.  The applicant must plan to pursue a career in education.  Please click on this link for more information and the application.
    Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2019.
    There are 2 scholarships at Coastal Carolina University specifically for students who are from the Aynor attendance area. You must be accepted to CCU to apply.
    Along with being in the Aynor attendance area, the student must be majoring in a business field through the E. Craig Wall, Sr. College of Business Administration or a teacher education field through the William L. Spadoni College of Education, among other requirements.  Please click on the above link for more information.
    Dr. Robert C. Elvington Alumni Board Endowed Scholarship Along with being in the Aynor attendance area,the applicant must be majoring in a business field through the E. Craig Wall, Sr. College of Business Administration or teacher education field through the William L. Spadoni College of Education, among other requirements.   Please click on the above link for more information.
    Both Scholarships are due by March 15, 2019.

    SC STate Fair--This scholarship is available to any student in South Carolina who is a senior in a public or private high school or home school.  This student must be planning to attend a public or private college, university, or technical college in the state of South Carolina.   The South Carolina State Fair will award fifty (50) $6000 scholarships to students across the state to be paid at the rate of $1500 per year over a four year period.  The fifty 2019 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair.  The 2019 scholarship application and eligibility requirements are available on our website at www.scstatefair.org.   The students will have until March 15th to submit their applications online.  


    Miles for Miles Scholarship--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.  Please click on the link above for more information and for the application.  Applications are due to guidance by March 29th, 2019.


    South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (SCCAWS) has TWO (2) scholarships available: THE SCCAWS Education Scholarship-- The scholarship is a one-time monetary award presented to a student who plans to major in education.

    THE SCCAWS Medical Scholarship-- The scholarship is a one-time monetary award in the amount of $1000 presented to a student who plans to major in the medical field.

    Please return completed scholarships to guidance by March 22nd, 2019 or mail to the following prior to March 26th, 2019:


    c/o Amy Boozer

    PO Box 261

    Newberry, SC 29108


    Waccamaw Community Foundation offers students many different scholarship opportunities. When completing the 2019 Scholarship Program application, students are asked to indicate each program for which they are eligible and wish to be considered.

    Certain scholarship awards require individualized applications. Read below for full criteria to apply for different scholarships at WCF and links to scholarship applications. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 29th

    The applications will be open from January 7 to March 29, 2019.  The scholarship committee convenes on May 9, 2019.  Recipients will be notified during the week of May 20, 2019.  Scholarships include: Sharon Malone Scholarship for Habitat for Humanity; Thomas W. Jones Memorial (must attend USC school of Engineering); Mildred E. Swatko Memorial (must be enrolled in the Nursing or Golf Course programs at HGTC)  Click on the link above and scroll down to see the scholarships.


    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. 


    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.

     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.