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SEPTEMBER

PSAT for Juniors
Any JUNIOR that wants to take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 12th needs to register in Guidance by Friday, September 30th.  The cost for juniors taking the 2022 PSAT is $18.00.  The PSAT scores determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship.

USC Columbia Honors College High School Writing Contest
The USC Columbia Honors College High School Writing Contest test is open to South Carolina high school juniors and seniors in public, private and home schools. Students must be residents of South Carolina. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. For additional information and how to submit come to Guidance for details or visit: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/honors_college/about/writing_contest/?fbclid=IwAR2jtpOJMBx6syXUW1uYyq5iUDW4uOJ_iSJZxnhzSvnaAbdzrExwyY3g0qc
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST


OCTOBER

Financial Aid Workshop
Bobby Holcombe, Director of Financial Aid at the University of South Carolina Union, will present a Financial Aid Workshop on Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the Broome cafeteria.  This workshop will involve instructions on how to complete the 2023-2024 Financial Aid Form for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA is required by all schools of higher education to be considered for: Grants, College Work Study, Loans, and the Lottery Tuition Assistance Program. Other types of financial aid, such as scholarships and loans will be discussed.

High School Heisman™ Award
The Heisman® High School Scholarship supports education, recognizes achievement, and celebrates male and female community-minded high school student athletes around the country. SENIORS, if you strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your community apply for your chance to win the Heisman High School Scholarship for male and female senior scholar-athletes with high character. To apply visit https://www.HeismanScholarship.com.  
DEADLINE:   OCTOBER 18, 2022, BY 3:00 P.M. PACIFIC TIME AND 6:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME

Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Program
The Voice of Democracy audio-essay program is open to students in grades 9 – 12.  This is a unique opportunity to express yourself in regard to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  The national first place winner will receive a $25,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college, or vocational/technical school.  The first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) will win at least a scholarship of $1,000. COME TO GUIDANCE FOR DETAILS AND AN APPLICATION. DEADLINE:  APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN BY MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 23, 2022

Coca-Cola Scholars Program
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students need to have at least a 3.0 GPA or higher.  Apply online at https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/. DEADLINE:  5:00 P.M. EASTERN ON OCTOBER 31, 2022

North Greenville University’s Top Academic Scholarships
If you are interested in applying for North Greenville University’s top competitive academic scholarships, you must apply online at https://ngu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/undergraduate/. DEADLINE TO APPLY:  OCTOBER 31, 2022


NOVEMBER

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship committee will award four $1,000 scholarships to male minority seniors planning to attend a four-year college in the fall of 2023.  You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Come to Guidance for an application and details.  The scholarship and supporting documents must be returned to Guidance by Wednesday, November 9th.  An official transcript and test scores must be e-mailed by Guidance, along with your application and supporting documents.  DEADLINE:  RETURN TO GUIDANCE BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022

DECEMBER

Davidson College
Two of Davidson College’s largest scholarships are The John M. Belk Scholarship (deadline 12/1/22) and the Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship (deadline 9/27/22).  To Apply visit Nomination and Selection Process | Davidson or Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship | Davidson  or call 800-768-0380 for more information.

South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program
The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is for students who are interested in teaching in South Carolina.  The program offers students up to $24,000 over four years.  Come to Guidance for details or visit https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows.html. See attachment. Teaching Fellows Flyer.pdf.   DEADLINE:  DECEMBER 1, 2022

Clemson University’s Lyceum Scholars
The Lyceum Scholars Program is a four-year academic program open to incoming freshman.  As a Lyceum Scholar, you will study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society. Students accepted into this program will receive a $10,000 scholarship, which is distributed over their four years at Clemson University.  Come to Guidance for details or visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/capitalism/lyceum/scholars.html for details and to apply.  DEADLINE: December 11, 2022

Burger King® Scholars Program
High school seniors that plan to attend a two or four-year accredited university can apply for the Burger King® Scholars Program.  You must have a 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000.  You may apply beginning October 15, 2022.  Apply at https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/register.php. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2022

JANUARY

Presbyterian College’s Service Entrepreneurship Competition 
Students must apply and submit a proposal to Presbyterian College by December 1st to be eligible for their Service Entrepreneurship Competition scholarship.  Students have the chance to earn a full ride to PC for solving a problem in their community.  The top prize is a full scholarship, which covers full tuition, fees, room, and board.  Runner-up receives a $34,000 scholarship, and honorable mentions receive $30,000 scholarships.  All receive up to $10,000 in the form of coaching, mentoring, and independent study class credit to put their plans into action.  To apply visit https://www.presby.edu/admissions/tuition-aid/scholarships/service-entrepreneurship-competition/.  DEADLINE: THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 8, 2023

Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship
To apply for the Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship you must be a high school senior planning to attend full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in SC, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrate a financial need.  This scholarship is for one year only.  Apply online at https://www.csascholars.org/kmfr.  
DEADLINE:  5:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON JANUARY 9, 2023

South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship
The South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation offers four (4) scholarships for SC high school seniors.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need, and have a competitive or recreational interest in golf. Apply online at https://www.scholarshipprograms.org/golf. DEADLINE:  JANUARY 10, 2023

Bezos Scholars Program
The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership program, for high school juniors/rising seniors, that inspires and challenges young people to act on their passions and collaborate to address community needs. To be chosen as a Bezos Scholar students must be enrolled in, or have taken, one or more Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) classes.  Apply online at https://www.Bezosscholars.org/idea. DEADLINE:  JANUARY 12, 2023

PHADA Scholarship Program
The PHADA Scholarship Program offers three scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $7,000, to seniors planning to pursue their education after graduation.  Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants must reside in a PHADA member agency owned or managed unit throughout his/her entire senior year.  Public housing residents, Section 8 participants, or other low-income housing residents are eligible, as long as the agency at which you reside is a PHADA member. COME TO GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION AND DETAILS. DEADLINE:  JANUARY 24, 2023

Berry College
Berry College in Georgia is doubling their enrollment of nursing students and have increased nursing scholarships, funded by a recent $5 million gift.  They have a new fast track to graduation for first-year and transfer students with AP/Dual Enrollment or other credits.  To learn more visit www.berry.edu/majors/nursing.

Hampton Wildlife Fund Scholarships
 
The Hampton Wildlife Fund offers five (5) scholarships to SC graduating seniors:  The Harry Hampton, Thomas W. Hardwick, Jr., Wallace F. Pate, David M. Cline, and James O. Thomason Scholarships.  These scholarships are for seniors pursuing their education in:  the natural resources discipline, law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science, or in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations, or mass communications.  The scholarship application and details are available at http://www.HamptonWildlifeFund.org/scholarship.html. DEADLINE:  POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2023

FEBRUARY

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship
The South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship will award 9 scholarships, with denominations between $2,500 - $10,000.  You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and planning to attend a four-year college/university on a full-time basis or a specialized/ technical college/university on a part-time or full-time basis in SC for the fall 2023 semester.  Come to Guidance for details or visit https://www.scfederal.org/scholarship. DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2023

James F. Byrnes Scholarship Program
The James F. Byrnes Scholarship Program is available to seniors, who have one or both parents deceased, and who plan to seek a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university beginning in the fall of 2023.  The annual award of $4,500 is renewable for a total of four years, contingent upon the recipient’s academic standing. Visit https://www.byrnesscholars.org for details and an application or come to Guidance. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted after January 2, 2023, but no later than February 1, 2023. DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2023

Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. Washington Youth Tour & Cooperative Youth Summit
Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. is offering four students an expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. or Columbia, S.C. this summer.  Contest winners will also be eligible to compete for up to $5,000 in college scholarships.  High school juniors are eligible for the Washington Youth Tour and high school sophomores are eligible for the Cooperative Youth Summit.  SAT scores, GPAs and rank, and other honors are not the primary consideration in selecting winners; character and community involvement are.  Come to Guidance for an application or visit www.laurenselectric.com/Youth.  DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023, NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M.

Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship
Seniors residing in 23 counties across Georgia and South Carolina are eligible to apply for the Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship.  Students must plan to attend a four-year, regionally accredited, non-profit college for the 2022-2023 school year. Scholarships are awarded based on need, as well as merit.  Scholarships are $6,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate education. Students may apply online at http://www.watson-brown.org/scholarship
DEADLINE:  ONLINE APPLICATIONS AND ALL SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 8, 2023.  ANY STUDENT THAT APPLIES FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP NEEDS TO NOTIFY THEIR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR.

The Silver Pen Writing Competition
The Silver Pen Writing Competition is hosted through Summit Hills retirement community and is open to graduating seniors that attend a school within 25 miles of Summit Hills.  You must write a 1000-word essay on an assigned topic.  Come to Guidance for details.  There are three scholarship awards:  $2,500, $750, and $500.  Apply online at http://Silverpen-Slc.comDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10, 2023

SC Alpha Beta Memorial Scholarship for Future Women Educators
The members of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa offer the SC Alpha Beta Memorial Scholarship for Future Women Educators, a scholarship for female seniors who will be pursuing a career in education.  The scholarship amount of $750 is renewable each year, if the scholarship requirements are met.  Come to Guidance for details and an application. The scholarship requires an official transcript, which will have to be mailed by Guidance.  DEADLINE:  THE SCHOLARSHIP AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE RETURNED TO MRS. GILMER IN GUIDANCE, NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2023.

USC Upstate CRISPR Scholarship Program
USC Upstate has a new scholarship program called CRISPR (Career Readiness to Inspire STEM Proficiency & Retention). This scholarship is for students that are planning to attend USC Upstate and are interested in majoring in biology or chemistry. The scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation through its S-STEM program and can provide up to $8,100 annually in unmet financial need for up to four years ($32,400 total) to academically talented students with financial need (Pell-eligible).  Come to Guidance for details or visit   https://www.uscupstate.edu/research/noyce-scholars/crispr-scholarship-program/.  DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 15, 2023

Coolidge Scholars Program for JUNIORS
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at an accredited college or university in the U.S.  Any JUNIOR that plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2024 and is an American Citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply.  Academic excellence is the primary criterion considered. For details and to apply visit https://www.coolidgescholars.org.  DEADLINE:  THE SCHOLARSHIP MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY 5:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2023 

Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship
The Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship is intended for Spartanburg County high school seniors, who are residents of Spartanburg County and are pursuing careers in the performing or visual arts. Scholarships will be awarded between $1,000-$2,000 per student to the college, university, or accredited program of the student's choice. One to three students will be awarded.  To apply visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/scholarships/DEADLINE FEBRUARY 24, 2023, BY 5:00 P.M.

MARCH

USC Upstate Promise Scholarship
USC Upstate will award 90 Promise Scholarships.  To be eligible, students must be admitted to USC Upstate, complete the FAFSA, and be eligible for the Life or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. Visit https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=Ynu6jIaexkabGwZQSmHHLb1KTp08YGJGo8GjVsdjFipURUQyNEg4VkkzSzIyMThZWThOR003V0RDTC4u to apply. DEADLINE:  MARCH 1, 2023

Spartanburg Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Chapter
The philosophy of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC) is to promote the history of African American Veterans, to be a role model for youth in their community, to support veterans, to uphold their standards, and to promote motorcycle safety in their community.  The Spartanburg Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club will award four (4) scholarships to seniors who have applied or been accepted to an institution of higher learning and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, to be eligible to apply.  COME TO GUIDANCE FOR DETAILS AND AN APPLICATION. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE RETURNED TO MRS. GILMER IN GUIDANCE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023

AHAM (American Hispanic Women Association) Scholarship
Candidates must be of Hispanic origin or descent (from a Spanish speaking country, first or second generation), have legal presence in the USA, be accepted as a full-time student at an accredited university, technical college, or vocational school in the U.S. for the fall of 2023, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and family income must be $60,000 or less. Visit https://www.ahamsc.org or come to Guidance for an application and details. THE SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT, WHICH MUST BE MAILED BY GUIDANCE.  RETURN SCHOLARSHIP AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO MRS. GILMER IN GUIDANCE NO LATER THAN, MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023

Horatio Alger Scholarship
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program seeks to assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Applicants must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required), maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, and be a United States citizen.  Juniors expected to graduate in 2024 and planning to attend a college in the U.S. after graduation are eligible to apply.  Come to Guidance for more information or visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org to apply.  DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2023

Spartanburg Housing Marche Gault Scholarship
The Spartanburg Housing Marche Gault Scholarship will award four scholarships up to $2,000 to graduating seniors planning on attending a two-year or four-year college or technical school in the fall.  You must have a current GPA of 2.0 or higher and be a current resident and in good standing with Spartanburg Housing Public Housing to apply.  COME TO GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION.  AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT NEEDS TO BE MAILED WITH THE SCHOLARSHIP. YOU WILL NEED TO RETURN YOUR SCHOLARSHIP AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO MRS. GILMER IN GUIDANCE NO LATER THAN MARCH 27, 2023.

APRIL

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) 
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is offering STEM Skilled Trade Conference Events for female high school juniors and seniors to learn more about the careers available in transportation and other skilled STEM trades. Events include a campus tour, hands-on, project-based training exercises, and a panel discussion featuring employers and successful women in the field.  Tuition grants up to $100,000 are available, including a first-place award of up to $25,000.  To apply visit https://www.uti.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-grants.


South Carolina Business Week will be held on the campus of USC Columbia the week of July 16 - 21, 2023.  South Carolina Business Week gives students an inside look at business in action and is designed to educate high school students 
on entrepreneurship, leadership, and the American free enterprise system.  Students must have completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade by June 2023, be currently ranked in the top one-third of their class and possess demonstrated leadership skills in school and community activities.  Businesses throughout the state will provide sponsorships to those selected.  The only cost to the student will be the $75.00 application fee.  If accepted into the program, students can apply for their scholarships. To apply visit www.SCBusinessWeek.com. DEADLINE:  APRIL 30, 2023

MAY

Joye Law Firm Scholarship
Joye Law Firm will be offering six $2,000 scholarships to graduating SENIORS that plan to attend a four-year college or university.  Go to www.JoyeLawFirm.com/Scholarship for an application and details or come to guidance for details and an application.  They are also offering one $2,000 scholarship for SC students attending a historically black college or university within the U.S. Visit www.joyelawfirm.com/HBCU-scholarship for info and to apply.  DEADLINE:  MAY 1, 2023

USC Union Scholarships
If you have applied and been accepted, as a degree seeking student, to USC Union and would like to be considered for several scholarships they offer, come to Guidance for an application.  Dually enrolled students must submit an Admissions Application as a degree seeking student and be accepted in order to be considered for their scholarships.  Come to Guidance for an application.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY EARLYTHE PRIORITY DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2023, AND THE SECONDARY DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2023

PB&J Scholarship
The PB&J Scholarship is for SENIORS who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.  There are no GPA requirements.  You must be planning to attend a two or four-year college in the fall of 2023. Visit https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship to apply. 
DEADLINE:  MAY 31, 2023