Scholarships

Scholarship Information

BMW Scholars Program
The BMW Scholars Program is an apprenticeship program that partners with Spartanburg Community College, Greenville Technical College, Tri-County Technical College, and Piedmont Technical College.  This program allows students in manufacturing-related degrees to attend class full-time while working part-time at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC.  To apply visit the career office at one of the technical colleges.  Come to Guidance for details. 
 
$2,000 NICHE Scholarship Search
Find college scholarships at https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/.
 
GetsmartSC
GetSmartSC is a new website for future students to find information about SC colleges, scholarships, student loans, apprenticeships, and more.  Check out https://getsmartsc.com/ to find the college information you have been looking for.  
 
Students Scholarships
Students can research scholarships at www.studentscholarships.org.  Since 2003, they have focused on providing scholarship information to students from South Carolina.  
 
UNIGO Scholarships
If you are looking for money for college, check out the scholarships offered by UNIGO Scholarships at https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships.
 
 
SEPTEMBER DEADLINES
 
Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship 
High school juniors and seniors could win a $25,000 Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship. If you are interested in being nominated for this scholarship, have a community leader or your Guidance Counselor nominate you at https://www.scholarsapply.org/bridgingthedream/. Only 1,000 entries will be accepted. DEADLINE:   September 26, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET
 
 
OCTOBER DEADLINES
 
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology Open House
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology will have Open House on Tuesday, November 19th. This is an opportunity to find out more about their scholarships and financial aid.  There will be a drawing for one $500 scholarship. RSVP BY NOVEMBER 12, 2019
 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship committee is seeking college-bound senior African-American males that are dynamic young leaders and have had an impact on their school and community.  Come to Guidance for an application and details.
DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 13, 2019
 
Clemson’s SPECTRA (Student Pathways in Engineering and Computing for Transfers Program) Scholarship
On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., the Computer and Engineering Technologies School at Spartanburg Community College will host a SPECTRA Transfer Program Information Session on its central campus. SPECTRA (Student Pathways in Engineering and Computing for Transfers) is a brand new and exciting program which will allow graduating high school seniors to start in the SCC Associate in Science degree in fall 2020 and later transfer to Clemson to continue working toward their Bachelor’s degree in an eligible engineering or computer science program.  For more information and to apply for the SPECTRA Scholarship visit https://www.clemson.edu/cecas/spectra or contact Chris Kitchens at spectra@clemson.edu.  RSVP by October 25, 2019. 
 
Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association provides financial assistance to graduating seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, have a significant financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The scholarships range in award value from $10,000 to $25,000.  Students must submit an online application at https://scholars.horatioalger.org.
DEADLINE:   OCTOBER 25, 2019 
 
Winthrop Fine Arts Scholarship
Winthrop Department of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 Fine Arts Scholarship Competition. This scholarship is open to all degree seeking, undergraduate students attending Winthrop University for the first time (freshman and transfer students) during the 2020-2021 academic year. Students must declare a major within the Department of Fine Arts.  Students selected for an award have the opportunity to renew their scholarship for up to three years after the initial award year, providing they remain in good academic standing as a full-time student in the Department of Fine Arts. This scholarship is contingent on admission to Winthrop University.  An online application can be found at https://www.winthrop.edu/admissions. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 26, 2019 
 
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Apply online at
DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 31, 2019
 
 
NOVEMBER DEADLINES
 
Davidson College
Come to Guidance for details if you are interested in applying for Davidson College’s most prestigious scholarships, The John M. Belk Scholarship (deadline 11/1/19) and the Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship (deadline 9/27/19). 
 
Prudential Spirit of Community Award 
Students in grades 5 – 12 that have made a difference through volunteering over the past year could win $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC in the spring of 2020 by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  Apply at https://spirit.prudential.com or https://www.nassp.org/spirit.
DEADLINE:  STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE-NOVEMBER 5, 2019
 
Mercer University Engineering Scholarship Challenge
The Mercer School of Engineering Scholarship Challenge on November 16th is a chance for high school seniors that are interested in industrial management and technical communications to compete for Mercer scholarships.  To learn more about this event and to apply visit http://engineering.mercer.edu/admissions/scholarship.cfm.
DEADLINE: November 7, 2019
 
MLK Dreamers Scholarships 
The MLK Dreamers Scholarships are for graduating seniors in upstate South Carolina.  Scholarship packets and details are available at https://www.urbanleagueupstate.org or come to Guidance.
DEADLINE: Postmarked by November 22, 2019
 
 
DECEMBER DEADLINES
 
South Carolina Teaching Fellows
The SC Teaching Fellows Program is for students who are interested in teaching in South Carolina.  This program offers students up to $24,000 over four years.  Submit applications online at https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows.  DEADLINE:  DECEMBER 1, 2019
 
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:  DECEMBER 2, 2019
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Week Celebration Scholarship
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Week Celebration Scholarship will award two $1,000 scholarships to seniors that attend school in Spartanburg County and plan to pursue higher education.  Visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/mlk-unity-week.  DEADLINE: RETURN TO GUIDANCE BY DECEMBER 6, 2019
 
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.  Visit https://www.Clemson.edu/Capitalism/Lyceum for details and to apply.
DEADLINE:  December 11, 2019 
 
Urban League of the Upstate Denny’s Hungry for Education
The Urban League of the Upstate Denny’s Hungry for Education scholarship is open to all 9th – 12th grade students in upstate South Carolina. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential, however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual’s essay submission.  Apply at http://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/.
DEADLINE:  DECEMBER 13, 2019
 
Winthrop’s Accounting, Mentorship, and Professional Development (AMPD) Program
Winthrop’s Accounting, Mentorship, and Professional Development (AMPD) Program is a program that is devoted to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the accounting field.  This program provides scholarships, internships, professional development and special attention to students who are either interested in accounting or willing to give it a chance. Winthrop accepts 20 students each year in the program and 5 students are offered $2,000 scholarships and the others are given at least $500.
 
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. The Foundation will award up to $50,000 in scholarships to three students.  Apply at https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/.
DEADLINE:  December 15, 2019
 
 
JANUARY DEADLINES
DialMyCalls Scholarship
DialMyCalls will select a first, second, and third place winner for their scholarship.  An essay is required for this scholarship.  To apply visit https://www.dialmycalls.com/scholarship.html.
DEADLINE:  JANUARY 8, 2020 
 
South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship
The South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation offers a scholarship for SC high school seniors or an undergraduate in a SC college or university.  You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.  Recipients must attend an accredited public or private four-year college or university located in SC in the fall of 2020. Apply online at https://www.scholarshipprograms.org.
DEADLINE:  JANUARY 8, 2020
 
The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship
The American Legion Department of SC is sponsoring the Annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, “A Constitutional Speech Contest,” for students presently enrolled in grades nine through twelve.  The purpose of The American Legion’s Oratorical Constitutional Speech Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States.  State finalists have the chance to earn a $2,000 scholarship, with the winner going to the National contest and a chance to win an $18,000 scholarship. Come to Guidance for details.  DEADLINE:  January 10, 2020
 
Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship
Porch offers a $3,000 scholarship twice a year to eligible seniors in skilled trades and technology to help keep up with demand.  Entries are now being accepted for the October 2019 scholarship.  You must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) and planning to enroll in undergraduate study at an accredited public or private two or four-year college or university in the United States.  Visit https://porch.com/resources/scholarships to learn more and apply.   DEADLINE:  JANUARY 15, 2020 11:59 P.M. PACIFIC STANDARD TIME ON JANUARY 15 OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR 
 
Coolidge Scholarship
The Coolidge Scholarship covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  Any JUNIOR that plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American Citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply.  The top 100 applicants will be invited to participate in the Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C. and a one-time $1,000 scholarship.  Applicants that make it to the finalist level, but do not win the full scholarship, receive a one-time finalist scholarship of $5,000.  For details and to apply visit https://www.coolidgescholars.org.    
DEADLINE:  JANUARY 16, 2020 - 5:00 P.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME 
 
Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Students in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to participate in the Profile in Courage Essay Contest.  For complete guidelines and to register visit https://www.JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest.  DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2020
 
529 College Savings Scholarship
Any student in the U.S., who earns certification in certain courses, can apply for the $1,000 529 College Savings Scholarship.  If you are interested in completing one or more of the EVERFI modules and applying for the 529 College Savings Scholarship, see Mrs. Goode in Lab 106 or e-mail her at dgoode@spartanburg3.org.  DEADLINE:  JANUARY 2020
 
THEDREAM.US Opportunity Scholarship
THEDREAM.US Opportunity Scholarship is open to DREAMers who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2014 and will graduate from high school in 2020. The scholarship covers tuition and fees up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree at one of their four Partner Colleges. You may find details and apply at https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/opportunity-scholarship/. DEADLINE:  JANUARY 30, 2020 
 
Hampton Wildlife Fund Scholarships
The Hampton Wildlife Fund offers four scholarships to SC graduating 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.  Scholarship details and a fillable PDF application is available at https://www.HamptonWildlifeFund.org/scholarship.
DEADLINE:  January 31, 2020
 
 
FEBRUARY DEADLINES
 
SME Education Foundation Scholarships
The SME Education Foundation annually awards scholarships to graduating seniors that will be pursuing a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree in manufacturing or engineering.  Scholarships range from $1,000 to 40,000.  You must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or 70 on a 100 point (%) scale. Most scholarships have a minimum GPA of 3.0/80.
Visit https://scholarships.smeef.org/applications/register.asp to apply. DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2020
 
James F. Byrnes Scholarship Program
The James F. Byrnes Scholarship Program is available to seniors who have lost one or both parents and who plan to seek a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university beginning in the fall of 2020.  The annual award is $4,500, renewable for a total of four years; total award $18,000 for the academic year.  The application packet is available as a fillable Adobe Acrobat form and can be submitted after January 2nd.  Visit https://www.byrnesscholars.org.  DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2020 
 
2020 Journalism Contest 
The SC Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities is sponsoring the 2020 Journalism Contest.  The contest winner will receive a four-year scholarship to the SC state-supported institution of his or her choice. The scholarship pays for undergraduate tuition and fees.  You must be a SC resident, aged 16 to 19 years old and a SENIOR in high school.  You do not have to have a disability to apply.  Come to Guidance for details or visit https://www.journalismcontest.net.  DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2020
 
Carolina Panthers Sam Mills Memorial Scholarship
The Carolina Panthers Sam Mills Memorial Scholarship Fund is for graduating senior athletes planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university.  A minimum of one scholarship of up to $5,100 will be awarded to a male letter winner in football and one for a female letter winner in any state sanctioned high school sport.  Students must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  If you are interested in being considered for nomination, come see Mrs. Gilmer in Guidance.  
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2020 
 
The Silver Pen Writing Competition
The Silver Pen Writing Competition is hosted through Summit Hills retirement community and is open to graduating seniors that live or attend a school within 25 miles of Summit Hills.  There are three scholarship awards: $2,500, $750, and $500. Apply online at http://silverpen-slc.com/.
DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 14, 2020
 
Watson-Brown Foundation
The Watson-Brown Foundation operates one of the largest college scholarship programs in the state and plans to award 250 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students from 18 counties in Georgia and South Carolina are eligible to apply.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, as well as merit, to students who attend four-year, accredited, non-profit institutions.  The scholarships are $5,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate education. Students may apply online beginning November 27, 2019 at http://www.watson-brown.org/scholarship.  
DEADLINE:  ONLINE APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 15, 2020. ANY STUDENT THAT APPLYS FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP NEEDS TO NOTIFY THEIR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR.
 
Alpha Delta Kappa
The members of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa offer a scholarship to female seniors who will be pursuing a career in the field of education.  The scholarship amount will be at least $750 and is renewable each year if the requirements are met.  Come to Guidance for details. DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 15, 2020 
 
South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Foundation (SCLEOA)
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Foundation (SCLEOA) will award three awards totaling $7,000, to graduating high school seniors who will be continuing their education in SC.  One of the $2,000 awards will be presented to the child of an SCLEOA member.  Visit https://www.scleoa.org for an application and guidelines or come to Guidance.
DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020
 
 
MARCH DEADLINES
 
BMW Academic Outreach Camp
 
USC Upstate, BMW Manufacturing, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, and American Credit Acceptance are teaming up for an Academic Outreach Camp to introduce students to exciting and real world applications of mathematics, statistics, and physics.  This FREE two-week camp for RISING SENIORS is in June 2020.  PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND BOTH WEEKS.  Apply online at https://www.uscupstate.edu/aocamp.  DEADLINE:  MARCH 1, 2020
 
Nina Neely Scholarship Essay Contest
The Reformed Universal Masonic Brotherhood and Order of the Eastern Star, Inc.  will award a first, second, and third place scholarship to winners of the Nina Neely Scholarship Essay Contest.  The essay contest is for 2020 graduating seniors pursuing higher education in the fall of 2020.  Come to Guidance for an application and details.  DEADLINE:  MARCH 12, 2020
 
The Croft Rescue Squad 18 Scholarship
The Croft Rescue Squad 18 Scholarship created this scholarship fund to give back to the community it served before closing in July 2010.  The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduating senior of Broome High School, Dorman High School, or Spartanburg High School pursuing any level of higher education.  The student must have lived one year or more in the communities of either Glendale, Croft, or Glenn Springs-Pauline Fire Districts.  Broome can only submit two applicants.  Applications are available in Guidance. DEADLINE: RETURN TO MRS. GILMER IN GUIDANCE BY MARCH 13, 2020 
 
 
APRIL DEADLINES
 
Law Day Essay Contest
The Law Day Essay contest is open to all 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.  The best essay writer for each grade will receive a $100 prize and the overall best essay writer will receive $500.  Applications are available in Guidance.  DEADLINE:  12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY, APRIL 3. 2020; THE DEADLINE IS DURING SPRING BREAK, SO YOUR APPLICATION SHOULD BE RETURNED TO YOUR TEACHER SUBMITTING YOUR ESSAY IN TIME FOR IT TO BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THAT DATE.