Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities


Some dates of events and deadlines may have passed. This information is left posted so that underclassmen can see the scholarship opportunities that may be available for them.

Attention students taking dual credit courses next fall, 

 Academic Booster Club is now accepting applications for their ABC Dual Credit Scholarship. Pick up an application in the guidance office.
The deadline is May 19th

Bufort B. and Sudie K. McKelvey Scholarship Fund

Pickens County High School Seniors who plan to attend an accredited four year college or university may apply. Considerations for student selection are:


  • financial need
  • academic ability for college work
  • outstanding character
  • potential to develop into a good citizen

The deadline is June 30, 2017.
Interested students should see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.

2017 Charlie Hagood Scholarship

Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County will be awarding a $2000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university and major in Human Services.


See Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.  The deadline is 5:00 pm on May 5, 2017.

The Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation  provides scholarships to students seeking to obtain an undergraduate degree at an accredited 4-year college/university in the US.  The foundation provides a one-time $5,000 scholarship that can be used for tuition, books, room and board, other college fees.


- high school senior 

- graduating during the 16-17 school year

- attending a 4 year college or university

- have a 2.5 GPA or higher

- demonstrate financial need

- submit a short written or video essay

- submit the application and all supporting documents by June 9, 2017

for more information and to apply visit


Attention Juniors:  The Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship application is open for students graduating with the class of 2018. 
This year, Wendy's will be awarding 100 students from across the nation with $150,000 in scholarships. 
The two-part online application makes it quick and easy for students to apply. Wendy's is also giving away $10 Wendy's gift cards to the first 1,000 applicants.  Don't wait.  Apply today at

George Rogers Foundation of the Carolinas Scholarship 

Applicants must be a:

  •  South Carolina Resident
  •  First-generation college student - defined as a student whose parent(s) have not graduated from an institute of higher education with a four-year degree
  •  High school senior or a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student.

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievements and honors, extracurricular and volunteer participation, work experience and essay responses. Application submissions will be scored using a scholarship application scoring rubric.

See Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.  The deadline is May 12, 2017.

For questions, email

Kids' Chance of SC provides scholarships to children of SC workers who have been seriously injured or killed in a work related accident.  To be eligible applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the SC Workers' Compensation Act and that resulted in demonstrated financial need.   For more information and an application visit  The deadline is June 30, 2017.

The Urban League of the Upstate announces additional partnerships with Spinx and the Chapman Foundation to provide spring scholarships for high school students pursuing higher education opportunities after graduation. Thanks to these partnerships, the Urban League of the Upstate will provide $10,000 in scholarships to help students in need attend the institute of their choice.

Spinx and Urban League of the Upstate will provide five Fred Adkins Memorial Scholarships, each worth $1,000, to area high school students based on need and other qualifications. To apply, go, or follow this link. Applications must be received by March 24th.

The BMW Scholars Program is an apprenticeship program that partners with local area technical colleges allowing students interested in manufacturing related degrees to attend class full-time while working part-time at BMW.  BMW provides tuition assistance each semester and a competitive part-time wage while the student is enrolled and participating in the Program.  Interested students should reserve a space in one of their information sessions to be held at TCTC.  The dates are listed below.  Students should call 646-1577 or 646-1573 or email to reserve your space.  

Tues, Mar 14  5:30-7

Wed, Mar 29  1:30-3

Thurs, April 6  5:30-7

Wed, May 10  5:30-7

Wed, June 21  5:30-7

Tues, July 18  5:30-7


McDonald's and JAMZ 107.3 announce the 2017 McDonald's Future History Makers Scholarship.  McDonald's will be awarding two local seniors each with $5000 scholarship for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.  To apply and to get more details go to  The deadline to apply is March 26, 2017.

2017 South Carolina Bar YLD Instagram Scholarship Competition: YOUR BIG IDEA


WHAT IS YOUR BIG IDEA? As the United States evolves, ideas about how best to pursue the ideals of democracy evolve too. You are an important part of this! You have ideas—ideas about how our government should work, ideas about the freedoms we should all enjoy, ideas about changing the world. We want to hear from YOU!


The South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division is sponsoring an Instagram Scholarship competition to encourage you to actively participate in your government. The winning participant will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.


To participate, you must:

* Be a South Carolina resident.

* Be a senior attending a South Carolina high school.

* Be enrolled/plan to be enrolled in a post-secondary institution for the 2017-2018 school year.



Follow these easy steps:

* Create an Instagram video entry that explores and fully addresses one of the following questions:


* Which Amendment to the Constitution has had the most impact on your life?

* Which is more important to justice – liberty or equality?

* How would you describe our federal government’s job?

* If you had an unlimited budget to solve a problem facing our country, which problem would you choose, and        how would you solve it?


* You will need to:

o Post your video entry to your Instagram account.

o Use the hashtags “#SCBarYLD” and “#YourBigIdea”

o Confirm that your Instagram account is NOT set to “Private” or we will not be able to see your entry. o 

   Complete the Application Form at and email it to

o Applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, March 1, 2017, through Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 5:00 

    p.m. EST.


* Follow the official YOUR BIG IDEA scholarship updates on the SC Bar YLD’s social media websites.

· Instagram: SCBarYLD

· Facebook:

· Twitter: @SCBarYLD


Judging Criteria: Your video entry will be evaluated for original thought, substantive answer to one of the topics provided, and creative presentation.

Please visit for more information and to review the Competition Rules and Regulations.

Seniors, Blanchard Machinery Company, the Caterpillar heavy equipment and engine dealer for the state of South Carolina is looking for students to participate in an educational and employment opportunity – the Caterpillar Dealer Academy.  This academy includes student taking classes at  Florence Darlington Technical College as well as participating in a paid internship.  For more information on program eligibility and how to apply, see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham.

Each year the South Carolina State Fair “Ride of Your Life” Scholarship Program awards a total of $300,000 in scholarships to high school students in South Carolina.

Applications are now available at  Applications must be completed online by March 15, 2017

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 2017 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair.

The National Scholarship Program with Barbizon USA 
will be here on Feb 14 at both lunches. Stop by their table for an opportunity  to win a college scholarship for any 4 year accredited college of your choice in the United States. The scholarship is open to all students, in fact, our most recent winner is
only a 10th grader.

Friends of the Sarlin Library Scholarship

The Friends of the Sarlin Library are sponsoring a $200 scholarship for a current senior. The scholarship will be based on two essay questions (80%) and extracurricular activities (20%).Interested students should see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.

The deadline is March 27, 2017.

The South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals (SCAEAP) offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to students pursuing their initial associate or baccalaureate degree in administrative office technology, accounting, business management or business administration field. The application deadline is Friday, March 24, 2017. Interested students should see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.

The Better Business Bureau of the Upstate is proud to announce the 2017 Student Of Integrity Awards to recognize high school students who personify high character through leadership, community service, academic achievement, and overall personal integrity.
Interested Juniors should see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for information. The deadline is April 28, 2017.

Holocaust Scholarship

The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust is pleased to offer a scholarship for graduating seniors that honors the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors who will attend a two- or four-year college or university, with matriculation to begin in the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarship is open to students in the state of South Carolina.

Students must submit a 750- to 1,500-word essay with a Works Cited page in MLA format addressing the following topic:

Several years ago the South Carolina Superintendent of Education proposed cutting the funding for the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. Write a convincing argument about the importance and relevance of Holocaust education to South Carolina today.

Student essays are due postmarked by Saturday, April 1, 2017.

See Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for more information.


Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

Competition eligibility
This scholarship competition is open to all U.S. high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

Interested students should visit The deadline is June 30, 2017.

Seniors planning to attend any public or private accredited four-year college or university in the fall are invited to apply for the Dr. Charlotte Kay Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is limited to LHS seniors and will be awarded based primarily on financial need. Other considerations will be academic achievement, essays, letter of recommendations and scholastic aptitude. See Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.
Applications are due by March 17, 2017.

The South Carolina Education Association-Retired annually awards the SCEA-Retired Scholarship to encourage promising young people to prepare for careers in education at an accredited four-year college or university in South Carolina. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 and will be awarded for four-years if the applicants continue to meet the guidelines.

To be eligible a student must:

-be a graduating senior

-plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university in South Carolina

-plan for and pursue a career in education

-have maintained a good high school academic record and maintain a 3.0 while attending a South Carolina college or university

-demonstrate leadership abilities

-need financial assistance

Interested students should see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.

The deadline is March 15, 2017.

 "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. 

This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.  The deadline is June 1, 2017.

"Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it. The deadline is June 1, 2017.


The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship doesn’t require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 2017 graduating high school senior.
  • High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA between a 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Plan to enroll full-time for the 2017-18 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

The deadline is March 1, 2017 or the first 700 submitted applications.


Do you need money for college?  Apply for a "Light up your Life" Scholarship.



Be the child of a current employee of Greenville Hospital System or be the child of grandchild of an active GHS volunteer or be an active teen volunteer who has worked a minimum of 50 documented hours within the past 12 months at a GHS facility.


Be a high school senior.


Have a 3.0 GPA in math and science.


Be planning to attend an accredited college, university or technical college immediately after high school.


Be planning to pursue an Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in a healthcare profession. 


Demonstrate financial need, traits of high personal character and leadership.


Apply online at


Deadline is March 1, 2017.                                                                                                       

Vivint Smart Home is very excited to be offering a scholarship to Pickens County Schools. 
Applicant Eligibility Requirements
Open to high school seniors or college students who are legal residents of the United States
Scholarship payable to the winner who should be living in the United States
Student must enroll in semester beginning no later than September 30, 2017
Winner is not based on financial need
Home-schooled students may apply so long as your course of study is equivalent to a high school senior
Applicants required to submit a video (see “Make A Video” tab for details)
Student must be planning on or already enrolled in one of the eligible majors listed in the Scholarship Official Rules

Award Amount



April 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM


For an application visit

Applications for Erskine Presidential Scholarships are now open and will be accepted through January 6, 2017.
Students who demonstrate the academic commitment and performance that Erskine College values could reap the rewards — as much as $120,000 over the next four years.
The Erskine Presidential Scholarship selection committee will choose five highly motivated and creative individuals whose activities reflect qualities of leadership and service in their respective schools, churches, and communities.
The selection committee will consider the following factors:
          • Outstanding academic performance in high school
          • Christian commitment
          • Intellectual curiosity
          • Demonstrated leadership and service in school, church, and community
          • Desire and potential to excel at Erskine 

Each Erskine Presidential Scholar will receive institutional scholarships up to $120,000 over four years — that’s in addition to their state and federal aid. Erskine Presidential Scholars also receive other benefits, like special programs, priority room selection, and more.
Applications are being accepted now through January 6, 2017. Invitations will be sent in mid-January for the Erskine Presidential Scholarship Competition to be held on February 4, 2017.
You may know one of these exceptional students! So be sure to have them apply now.
Students go to  to apply. Be sure to send official transcripts and test scores to the Erskine College Admissions Office.
Students click the Presidential Scholarship link on personal web page.
Both of these steps must be completed by January 6, 2017 for your students to be eligible for the scholarship competition.
The Upstate Association of Educational Office Professionals (UAEOP) announces its annual scholarship of up to $500 for a student who plans to pursue a degree in the business or educational field. 

 Applicants must be a graduating senior, 
must have maintained a C average or better in high school and a B average in high school business or education courses must plan to enter an accredited institution in the fall term following graduation must be a US citizen and a resident of South Carolina.
Interested students should see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.  The deadline is February 1, 206.

The Harry Hampton Scholarship is a 4 year sholarship for students who wish to further their education in the natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry and marine science.  The recipient will receive the scholarship for 4 years as long as the student maintains a GPa or 2.5 or above.

The Wallace F. Pate Scholarship  is a one year scholarship for students who wish to further their education in the natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, or marine science. 

The David M. Cline Scholarship is a one year scholarship for students who wish to pursue a degree in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science.
The James O. Thomason Scholarship is a 4 year scholarship for students who wish to further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations, or mass communications.  The recipient will receive the scholarship for 4 years as long as the student maintains a GPa or 2.5 or above.

The applications are available online at

The Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program seeks to invest in seniors who are exemplary
role models in their communities. Interested seniors should  The deadline is January 18, 2017.

Kittie M. Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship offers aid to deserving students who meet certain academic and financial criteria.
-High School Seniors
-South Carolina residents
-GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
-Combined SAT score of 1800 or ACT score of 26
-Parents household adjusted gross income not exceeding $40,000
-Attend a 4 year accredited college or university located in South Carolina in the fall of 2016
Interested students can visit for more information and an application.
The deadline is January 2, 2017.

The South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship Program
This scholarship offers aid to deserving students who meet certain academic criteria.
Applicants must:
-Be a senior or undergraduate in a SC college or university
-Have a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
-Be SC residents
-Have a competitive or recreational interest in golf
-Must attend an accredited public or private, four-year college or university in SC in the fall of 2017.

To apply visit  beginning November 1, 2016.  The deadline is December 31, 2016.


Enter to Win the Suntrust OFF TO COLLEGE Scholarship Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

30 winners will be chosen at random.  Why not you?  The sweepstakes is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates.

Students can enter once per drawing period.

To enter visit .


MLK Dream Weekend Scholarship

Martin Luther King, Jr. took hold of the freedoms promised by our nation’s founding fathers and used his 
constitutional rights when he made his speech and developed his dream. By taking action on his dream, Dr. 
King was able to change the future of men, women and children, and impact so many aspects of our current 
society. It is this spirit that inspired us to continue the theme for the 2017 MLK Dream Scholarships.

Twelve scholarships will be awarded totaling over $100,000. All scholarships entries 
will be evaluated for selection based on transcripts, letters of recommendation, autobiography statement, 
GPA, financial need and demonstrated leadership and community service. 

Scholarship packets are available at  The application deadline is October 15, 2016.


Senior athletes who give 110% in the classroom, on the field/court, and in the community are invited to apply for the Wendy's Heisman Scholarship.  Students may apply at  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and must be proven leaders and role models within their school and community.  The first 1,000 students to apply receive a Wendy's gift card!  Apply today!





Attention Juniors:  The Wendy's® High School Heisman® Scholarship application is open for students graduating with the class of 2018
This year, Wendy's® will be awarding 100 students from across the nation with $150,000 in scholarships. 

The two-part online application makes it quick and easy for students to apply. Wendy's is also giving away $10 Wendy's gift cards to the first 1,000 applicants.  Don't wait.  Apply today at

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