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Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Green to Gold Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years. Recipients will receive tuition or room and board support, additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year. Additionally, there will receive funding for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of [...] More

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,250
  • Outstanding High School Seniors who have participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated program and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university may apply. Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated programs include Dixie Boys Baseball for boys 13 and 14 years old; Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball for boys 15 and 16 years old; and Dixie Majors Baseball for boys 15 through 19 [...] More

Cancer for College Carolinas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Cancer for College Carolinas Scholarship is open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a resident of the United States and must either be from or attending school in the states of North or South Carolina. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Cancer for College Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since 1993, Cancer for College has provided hope and inspiration to cancer survivors in the form of college scholarships. Applicants are not discriminated against based on sex, race or religious belief. Community college applicants are eligible for the minimum scholarship level. All remaining applicants will be eligible for other one-time awards. Awards are typically $5,000. Scholarship [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/18/2019
  • Amount: $8,200
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc. Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students. For [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

    Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC [...] More

David M. Cline Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • This scholarship consists of a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to a South Carolina resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science. Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.

    The [...] More

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education.

    In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a senior in high school and have at one time played in a Dixie Youth Baseball league. There is no relationship between the award of a scholarship and athletic ability. Be [...] More

Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • In a commitment to promote higher education in the natural resources area in South Carolina, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund in 1992 established the scholarship program. This scholarship consists of a $5,000 scholarship awarded annually to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 7/8/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership [...] More

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Foundation's scholarship program awards annual grants for the education of deserving female students with financial need at more than 200 accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. In accordance with the will that established the Foundation, grantee institutions use Lettie Pate Whitehead [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Palmetto Fellows

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Palmetto Fellows are awarded academic scholarships for residents of South Carolina, based on annual guidelines, which are currently a 3.50 grade point average, 1200 SAT or 27 ACT, rank in the top 6% of the class, or 1400 combined SAT score and a high school grade point average of 4.00 or greater. Eligible candidates apply through their high school guidance offices in the fall of their senior [...] More

SCPA Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The South Carolina Press Association Foundation awards up to three scholarships each year to S.C. college students interested in pursuing newspaper careers. encourages talented young people to enter the newspaper business and provides training and growth opportunities for working professionals. Scholarships are open to student journalists who attend a four-year college in South Carolina or who [...] More

SCPA Foundation Summer Internships

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The South Carolina Press Association Foundation encourages talented young people to enter the newspaper business and provides training and growth opportunities for working professionals. The Foundation's internship program provides a meaningful, hands-on training experience for students interested in news reporting, copy editing, photojournalism, advertising or visual communications. Our [...] More

Silver Pen Writing Competition

  • Application Deadline: 3/7/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The goal of The Silver Pen is to get young adults interested in the process of aging so that we can foster a culture of mutual understanding and respect for the aged in our society. The competition is open to all high school seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and live with 25-miles of one of the participating locations or attend one of the participating schools: Brightwater, Cascades Verdae, [...] More

South Carolina Need Based Grants Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The purpose of the S.C. Need-based grant is to provide additional financial aid to South Carolina's neediest students. To apply, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial aid office on each eligible S.C. public college campus administers the S.C. Need-based Grant program, determines the students' eligibility to receive grant funding, and the exact [...] More

South Carolina Teaching Fellows

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The Fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 175 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 in funds while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. A Fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship.

    Fellows attend one of ten Teaching Fellows Institutions across the state. These schools include Anderson [...] More

South Carolina Tuition Grants Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The SC Tuition Grants Program is administered by the SC Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission through an annual appropriation by the State General Assembly. The program's purpose is to provide need-based grant assistance to eligible South Carolina students obtaining an initial undergraduate degree who are attending, on a full time basis, eligible independent non-profit in-state [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall? If so, you may be in luck! TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall.

    Eligibility:
    -You must be under 21
    -You must be entering college in the upcoming fall
    -You must also meet the TCI [...] More

The Reverend Pinckney Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program promotes access to higher education for African American students by awarding scholarships and providing resources through a tailored program throughout college. In addition to monetary support, the Foundation will provide pre-college training and assistance, contact and support from program staff each school year and invitations to workshops and events [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving. Your video's message should [...] More

Wallace F. Pate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • In its continued commitment to promote higher education in the natural resources area in South Carolina, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund, in cooperation with the South Carolina Governor's Cup Billfishing Series, established the Wallace F. Pate Scholarship in 2004. Wallace F. Pate pioneered offshore big game fishing in South Carolina.

    Eligibility:
    -The applicant must be a full-time [...] More

Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The mission of the Watson-Brown Foundation is to provide college scholarships to area students based on merit and need. This internal scholarship program is entirely managed by the staff of the Foundation. Scholarship awards are decided by the Board of Trustees during its regular second quarter meeting. The Foundation awards individual annual scholarships that are renewable for the student's [...] More

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Last Reviewed: March 2019