Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines

  • The South Carolina Education Association-Retired Education Scholarship: The South Carolina Education Association-Retired Scholarship Fund is an ongoing activity of the association. The scholarship is awarded annually and is designated to encourage promising young people to prepare for careers in education at a SACS accredited college, university, technical school or community college in South Carolina. Amount: The amount of the scholarship is up to four thousand ($4000) dollars. The annual amount is $1000 paid to the school of the recipient in their name, dispersed with $500 sent each semester. The scholarship will be awarded for four (4) consecutive years unless the recipient completes graduation requirements early, decides not to pursue a career in education, fails to maintain a 3.0 minimum grade-point average each semester, or does not attend a SACS accredited school in South Carolina. Deadline: Must be postmarked by March 16, 2020.


    Northwest Action Democratic Club Scholarship: The goal of the scholarship is to provide communication with students at Green-Sea Floyds High School and Loris High School as it relates to current events and the importance of civil responsibility, and to keep students involved in social justice responsibility to their county, state, and nation. Amount: $250 will be awarded to an 11th- or 12th-grade student at Green-Sea Floyds High School and Loris High School. Deadline: March 27, 2020.


    FBi Construction Scholarship: FBi Construction created a scholarship fund in 2017 to encourage students to enter the construction industry. This interest stems from a strong belief in education and a commitment to improving the quality of life where they do business. In order to optimize the best possible value for its clients, they continue to stress the need for competent and qualified individuals within the construction industry. This scholarship funding will improve the talent pool which maintains FBi's commitment to excellence. Amount: Up to four scholarships of $1,000 to a student entering a course of study in the construction industries field with the goal of finding employment in a career allied with the construction industry. This career could range from construction management or civil engineering to architecture to accounting. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or returning post-secondary students at a technical school, college, or university, or someone continuing education after time spent in the workforce. Deadline: The applicant must return a completed application to Eastern Carolina Community Foundation, PO Box 1615, Florence, SC 29503 postmarked by Tuesday, March 31, 2020.


    Josh Vance Chatlosh Memorial Scholarship: The Jason Vance Chatlosh Memorial Scholarship was created in loving memory of Jason Vance Chatlosh to honor his vibrant competitive swimming career in the Pee Dee and in the state of SC. The scholarship will keep Jason's swimming goals and dreams alive while helping students pursue their own college swimming and academic goals. Jason began swimming at the age of five. At age twelve, he started to coach at the Florence YMCA. In 2004,  he helped established the Florence SD1 High School Swim Programs. Jason also swam for South Florence High School and earned state championships in the butterfly and backstroke. Jason continued his swimming career at Clemson, graduating with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. He served as the swim team athletic representative on Clemson's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Amount: $1,000 scholarship to a student swimmer to continue their swimming career in college. Deadline: Must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

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Scholarships with Future Deadlines

  • The Grand Strand Running Club is proud to offer two $1,000 Scholarships to a Grand Strand High School graduating female and male. Deadline: April 1, 2020.  A primary objective of the running club is the promotion of running throughout the Grand Strand community. In this regard, running-related activities will be heavily rated in comparison to scholastic achievements and community involvement.


    Dennis Brian Latimer Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is given in honor of the late Retired U.S. Army Colonel Dennis Brian Latimer, a Whittemore High School graduate. Applicants must have a B or higher average or high and must major in science or a science-related field, plan to attend college the semester following his or her high school graduation, and other requirements. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Deadline: April 1, 2020


    George K. Robinson Youth Achievement Award 2020: The Gamma Lambda Boule 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. Amount: Each honoree will receive a one-time award of $1000 given directly to the honoree. Deadline: Applications should be emailed in PDF format by April 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm.


    The Joye Law Firm Scholarship: Each applicant must submit the application and respond to the following prompt: South Carolina recently proposed a new version of the S.C. "Hands-Free Act" that would outlaw the use of a phone for almost any reason and increase the fines. Do you believe there are more changes to cell phone laws in your state that should be changed? Do you think the rate of distracted driving accidents would decrease if these laws were different? Deadline: April 2, 2020. Amount: $2000.


    Democratic Women's Council of Horry County (DWCHC) 2020 Essay Contest. Deadline: April 3, 2020. Amount: $1000


    Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship: The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. Amount: $2,500 Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient. Deadline: April 15, 2020. 


    Sherrif's Foundation of Horry County Annual Scholarship: The Sheriff's Foundation of Horry County awards up to eight (8) scholarships annually for college-bound high school seniors 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. Amount: Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 each. Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis. Deadline: The application deadline is April 15, 2020.


    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 herbs, is pleased to offer two scholarships to students living within Horry and Georgetown Counties. To be eligible, students must show an interest in herbs and their uses and intend to pursue a career path that involves herbs. The scholarships 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 programs. Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020. Amount: two $1250 scholarships.


    The Kenneth Berger Lawyers Against Distracted Driving Scholarship: Our firm serves catastrophically injured people throughout South Carolina. All too often, we see the horrible effects of texting and driving on our state's roadways. With this scholarship offering, we not only want to help students overcome the financial challenges of pursuing higher education but also highlight the dangers of distracted driving with the hope of eliminating it altogether. Please write an essay focused on the dangers of distracted driving and what can be done to reduce or eliminate it. The essay must be at least 500 words, but not exceeding 1,000 words long. Amount: $1,000 yearly to a South Carolina student who is either preparing for their first year of college or is currently enrolled full-time at a college or university. Deadline: All materials must be submitted by April 30, 2020


    Chestnut Consolidated High School Alumni Association Scholarship: Applicant must be a direct descendant of someone who graduated from Chestnut Consolidated High School, graduating senior, and currently attending North Myrtle Beach High School or Loris High School or your base school if attending one of the academies. The applicant must possess a minimum GPA of 2.5 calculated over the student's high school experience through the first semester of senior year. The applicant must also have a cumulative SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 16, submit two letters of recommendation, a 250-essay, high school transcript, and letter of acceptance from a regional, accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire academic year, beginning in the fall of 2020. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020.


    PB&J Scholarship:  We are looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. For the first time, we are opening this scholarship to Loris High School. Amount: $500-$1,000 Deadline: May 31, 2020


    2020 WIRE Scholarship: Sponsored by Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE), a service organization associated with South Carolina's not-for-profit electric cooperatives, the scholarship is a one-time award based on financial need and personal goals. Application forms for the 2020 WIRE scholarship are available upon request at Horry Electric Cooperative and online. Deadline: Applications are due on June 1.


    CALL ME MISTER Program at Charleston Southern University: The mission of the SC Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from diverse backgrounds. College student participants with high academic potential, demonstrated commitment to teaching, and servant-leadership qualities are largely selected from under-served, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and educationally at-risk communities.


    The South Carolina Fair Scholarship: Applicant will be judged based on need, academic and extra-curricular achievement, communication skills, and an aptitude for completion of the application. Amount: Fifty (50) $6000 scholarships will be awarded to students across the state to be paid at the rate of $1500 per year over a four-year period.  Students pursuing two-year degrees will receive $1500 per year over the two-year period.


    Whittemore High School Alumni Association Scholarship: Applicants must be a descendant of an Alumnus of Whittemore High School, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, currently graduating from an accredited high school, exhibit academic promise and financial need, among other requirements. The number of recipients and the amount of individual scholarships will be determined by the scholarship committee each year based on the availability of funds. Scholarship awards will not be made until the applicant has been enrolled and attended classes. Awards will be mailed to the college upon verification of enrollment by the institution.

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