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.  Other resources for scholarships include www.fastweb.com. bigfuture.collegeboard.org, and scholarships.com

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 Class of 2021 students who complete the FAFSA are eligible to earn a chance at a $1,000 scholarship through the College Board Opportunity Scholarships. This program gives you a chance to earn money for college by completing important planning steps. 

To sign up for FAFSA help and earn a chance to win $1,000:
1 Sign up for College Board Opportunity Scholarships at cb.org/opportunity
2 Go to My Action Plan and scroll down to the Complete the FAFSA card
3 Click the ‘help’ link and submit your name and mobile number (see below)
4 After you’ve submitted the FAFSA, confirm completion on cb.org/opportunity


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Spartanburg Methodist College 
Reminders for 2021 admission-
It's free to apply!
No SAT or ACT scores are required
Full tuition scholarships available for LIFE Scholars

You can visit with SMC on their campus for more information
Sign up for an one hour time slot at
smcsc.edu/November2020

Tuesday, Nov 19 2pm-7pm or
Saturday, Nov 21  8am-12pm

Apply at smcsc.edu/apply

Contact Kendevon Stenhouse for more information at 864-587-4647 and stenhousek@smcsc.edu

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The Emory University Scholarship Program is pleased to share the following reminders to all seniors considering applying to Emory University in Atlanta, GA. 

                              Important details

  • The Emory Scholars application deadline is November 15. 
  • Applicants do not need to be nominated by their high school counselor.
  • There is no separate application or additional Scholars essay.
  • All students, regardless of citizenship, can be considered.
  • Selection as an Emory Scholar is nonbinding.
  • There are three paths into the program: Emory College Woodruff Scholars, Oxford College Woodruff Scholars, and Goizueta Scholars.

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Seniors, Interested in becoming a teacher?
You are encouraged to apply for the SC Teaching Fellow Program by visiting https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows-application.html
for more information. 
Get started now because In order for your application to be considered complete you must answer all mandatory questions and a high school transcript, your ACT and/or SAT scores, and two references must be submitted before 11:59 PM on
December 1, 2020

 

 

The Teaching Fellows program is available at the following institutions:

 

 

 


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1 for 2 Education Foundation Scholarship

Seniors who meet the below criteria are invited to apply for the 1 for 2 Education Foundation 2021 Scholarship. 

* GPA must be at least 3.7 unweighted or 4.0 weighted
Agree to 1 for 2 Education Foundation Pledge
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The applicant’s chosen four year college or university must be located in the United States

For more information and to apply visit
https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/1-for-2-education-foundation-scholarship-2021/8000

Application closes after 500 complete applications are received or on February 15, 2021, whichever occurs first.
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The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. For more information and to apply visit:

https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/foot-locker-scholar-athletes-2021/7996

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JAN 8, 2021
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Free scholarship webinar provided by Sallie Mae

During this free webinar, Scholarships: Finding Free Money For College,  students and families will learn key tips on applying for scholarships, how to create a winning scholarship essay, and more.
 
 
 
Students and families may register now for a free webinar:
Scholarships: Finding Free Money for College
Wednesday, November 11 | 1-2pm ET
Thursday, November 12 | 8-9pm ET
Space is limited, so please register early!
Our free Scholarship Search connects students to scholarship opportunities based on their hobbies and interests. The database now has over 6 million scholarships worth up to $30 billion in free money for college.

Plus, when students register, they can enter for a chance to win our monthly sweepstakes. To celebrate National Scholarship Month, we’ve upped the $1,000 prize to $10,000 during the month of November.1

In addition, The Sallie Mae Fund, in partnership with The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, will provide a total of $3 million in scholarships over the next three years to help minority students and other historically underserved communities access higher education and complete their postsecondary education programs. Stay tuned to learn more about the program and how students can apply in early 2021.

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Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest: 

The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at www.enf.elks.org/MVS.  The application deadline is November 15, 2020.   

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year.  Pendleton Elks Lodge 2861 offers two scholarships each year. 

 MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university. 

Judging Criteria: 
Academics
Leadership
Financial Need
Service

Eligible applicants include:  Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States. 

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The Hampton Wildlife Fund offers four scholarships to South Carolina seniors. An application and criteria for each is available online at www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html.

1. For the Harry Hampton Scholarship and the 2. Wallace F. Pate Scholarship students must pursue a degree in the natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science.  
3. For the David M. Cline Scholarship, students must pursue a degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or forensic science. 
4. For the James O. Thomason Scholarship, students must pursue a degree in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations, or mass communications. 

The deadline to apply is February 26, 2021



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Students are invited to apply for an Arts scholarship at the University of Dayton in Ohio. These scholarships are competitive and worth up to $10,000 over four years. Incoming first-year, full-time students who enroll in a four-year program in Art and Design, Music or Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for an Arts scholarship is Sunday, November 1, 2020. 

Learn more about the scholarship application process for Art and Design.

Learn more about the scholarship application process for Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology.

Students who are interested in Music will receive an email from UD with instructions on how to request a nomination for a Leadership in Music scholarship.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 800 UD-PRIDE (800-837-7433). Our early action deadline for admission is also November 1; students can apply for free at udayton.edu/apply.

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College and Scholarship Fair
 

TEDxYouth@Columbia is hosting a free, virtual College and Scholarship Fair on Saturday, October 24 from 2 to 5 PM. The CollegeFair will feature 20+ schools such as USC, USC Honors, Clemson, Claflin, Furman, Midlands Tech, Winthrop, and Wofford, as well as national scholarship programs including Coca-Cola Scholars and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The fair is free to all high school students and counselors.
Registration is limited and is first come, first served. To register, visit TEDxYouthColumbia.com/fair.
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Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply for the $2500 "No Sweat" Cirkled In scholarship! 
Deadline to apply is October 15, 2020. 

More details can be found here: 

https://www.cirkledin.com/scholarships/?ref=100620SC04
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  • Emory & Henry College in Virginia announces new scholarships:
    • NEW Merit Scholarships: $23,000 in scholarships are available for those with a 3.5 GPA and above—one of the highest in the ODAC and the largest academic merit scholarship to be offered in E&H History!
    • No Application Fee: The free application is open now for spring and fall enrollment. The earlier students apply, the better their benefits for preferred scholarships, class selection, housing and more.  

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STEM Scholarships at Norwich University
The Norwich S-STEM Scholarship Program Norwich University is proud to partner with the National Science Foundation to offer new students who major in one of six STEM fields (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience, math or physics) the opportunity to compete for a National Science Foundation-funded scholarship. Scholarships are valued up to $4,000 for a first year student, can increase in value during each successive year a student remains eligible, up to a maximum value of $10,000 per year.

 
S-STEM Application

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Many students may have additional financial pressures and increased concerns about paying for college due to the novel coronavirus. At Michigan State University, we are proud to offer a variety of renewable scholarships to support students:

All admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible to receive maximum scholarship consideration. 

Our admissions counselors are ready to connect with you and answer any questions. To reach out to your school’s MSU admissions counselor, please visit our contact page.
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Applications are available in the guidance office for the Liberty Community Scholarship.  Interested students should see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.  The deadline is March 18, 2021.
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Kittie M Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship

offers aid to deserving students who meet certain academic and financial criteria. 

Guidelines  

South Carolina residents 

GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale 

Demonstrate financial need

Planning to attend a full-time accredited college or university in the fall

Interested students can visit  www.csascholars.org/kmfr for more information and an application. The deadline is December 2, 2020.


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The South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation offers scholarship aid to deserving students who meet certain academic criteria.

Applicants must:

Be seniors in a SC High School or undergraduates in a SC college or university.

Have a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 through the spring 2020 semester.

Be residents of SC.

Have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.

Attend an accredited public or private, four year college or university in SC in the fall of 2020.

Apply online at www.scholarshipprograms.org. The deadline is January 7, 2021.


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Seniors are reminded that the FAFSA opens on Oct 1.  All seniors' families need to complete the FAFSA if the student will be attending any college, 2 year, 4 year or technical,  next fall!
For help with the FAFSA, see this announcement:

Not So Scary FAFSA Party at Tri-County Tech
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year will open October 1, 2020. Students and parents will use 2019 tax data to complete this FAFSA. Tri-County Technical College will be having our annual “Not So Scary FAFSA” Party and would like to invite students and parents, to come whatever day is most convenient, for assistance. We are accepting walk-ins only, no appointments. The dates and locations are:
October 5th 9am-11am Oconee Campus 552 Education Way Westminster, SC 29693
October 6th 9am-11am Anderson campus 511 Michelin Blvd Anderson, SC 29625
October 7th & 8th 9am-11am Pendleton Campus 7900 Highway 76 Pendleton, SC 29670
October 9th 9am-11am Easley Campus 1774 Powdersville Road Easley, SC 29642
October 12th 9-10:30am & 5-6pm Industrial Technology Center 5321 Highway 76 Pendleton, SC 29670

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The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others.  The scholarship was founded in 2016 and only requires a short essay to apply!  For an idea of what their review committee is looking for, take a look at these  scholarship essay examples from past recipients.
Winners are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30.
To be eligible, students must
1. Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional or trade school.
2.  Have a min GPA of 3.0 on the 4.0 scale. 

Apply at https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/
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2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Now in its 26th year, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), provides a wide range of opportunities to amplify the stories of today’s young changemakers - and the schools that have supported them along the way. Open to students in grades 5-12 who have participated in a volunteer activity within the past year, top honorees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to receive a scholarship, medallion and invitation to the program’s national recognition events.

To apply, students should do the following by November 10, 2020:

Apply at https://spirit.prudential.com
 
Go to the "certification" tab on the application, then email instructions to your certifier
 
  Applications can be certified by a middle or high school principal, or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or Points of Light Global Network member

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The Carolina Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRO) is offering a Virtual College Exploration Opportunity Sept. 14- Oct. 9.  Students can sign up for sessions focusing on specific college admission requirements, finanacial aid, essay writing and many more.  Sign Up at link below:

https://www.cacrao.org/programs/2020-high-school-student-registration

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The Heisman Trophy Trust teams up with Acceptance Insurance to present the Heisman High School Scholarship.


Senior scholar-athletes are encouraged to apply for the Heisman High School Scholarship. The 2020 application is now open.

The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance, a leading provider of personal automobile insurance and other related products, today announced a new partnership between the two organizations to recognize high school student-athletes throughout the country for their academic and athletic achievements as well as their community service. As part of the partnership, Acceptance Insurance will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Heisman High School Scholarship program. To learn more, read the full press release.
 
Read Full Press Release

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Clemson University

The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University offers $10,000 scholarships to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society. 

This program is an integrated eight-course sequence that Lyceum Scholars take together as an intellectual cohort. The Lyceum Scholars Program uses a great books approach to discuss timeless questions such as:

  • What makes a society free? 
  • What is the relationship between moral character and a free society?
  • What are the principles of the American founding?

Students interested in becoming Lyceum Scholars should apply in their senior year of high school to Clemson University and to the Lyceum Scholars Program. The Priority Deadline to apply to the Lyceum Scholars Program is December 11, 2020. For more information, visit our website or click here for a PDF of our flyer

More Information

 
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The Elks National Foundation (ENF) has kicked off the 2021scholarship year. Here are the details!

 

Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The application deadline is November 15th

 

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial needNational awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will announced in April 2021. 


Pendleton Elks Lodge offers two scholarships ($1,000 for first place/$500 for second place) for students who apply from our Lodge.

 

MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school yearSome important applicant details include:

★ Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
★ Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
★ Male and female students compete separately. 

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Pendleton Elks Lodge #2861 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at enf.elks.org/MVS.

 

Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st.  Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 35national awards. The application deadline is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time.  Please visit enf.elks.org/Leg for more detailsand the application link.

Enter for a chance to win the $500 SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes!

 

High school seniors or college undergraduates can enter.  There is no GPA or financial need requirement.

 

Students can enter one time per entry period at www.suntrust.com/offtocollege 

Enter for a chance to win the $500 SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes!

 

High school seniors or college undergraduates can enter.  There is no GPA or financial need requirement.

 

Students can enter one time per entry period at www.suntrust.com/offtocollege 

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