Senior Scholarship Opportunities Key Essentials for College

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Senior Scholarship Opportunities

Key Essentials for College

D. Austin Shelly Barnwell Lions Club Scholarship

Amount: $750

Criteria: senior, academic excellence, financial need, community service this school year, extracurricular activities, and essay.

Applications in guidance. Deadline April 20.
Barnwell County Career Center Scholarship

Amount: (4) $500 scholarships

Criteria: senior presently enrolled in one of the Barnwell County high schools, must have attended BCCC at some point during high school, award preference is given to completers of career and technology programs, but any senior non-completers may apply.

Applications must be turned into BCCC guidance office by April 20, 2018.
Eleanor Boland Owens

Amount: $250

Criteria: senior attending college, good academic work ethic, and extracurricular activities.

Applications in guidance. Deadline: April 25

Bill Walters Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Criteria: Graduating BHS senior, athlete with exemplary abilities and personal character, plan to play athletics at a college or university, must have attended BHS for at least four semesters of high school, written essay, and letter of recommendation from Athletic Director or coach.

Applications in guidance. Deadline April 25.
Jean Belcher Fine Arts Scholarship

Amount: $500

Given to a senior who is seeking to advance their study in music, visual arts, theatre, dance, or creative writing.

Applications in guidance. Applications must be returned to guidance or post marked to be mailed to the Barnwell County Arts Council before noon Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Suzannah Blackwell Memeorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Criteria: exceptional current or former English learners, admitted and enrolled full-time to an accredited college or university, and essay. To apply: google search the Suzannah Blackwell Memorial Scholarship 2018 for an application. Deadline April 13
DeVoe Community Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $500

Criteria: graduating senior, exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership skills, community involvement, essay, two letters of recommendation.

Applications in guidance Deadline: April 25, 2018
Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation Scholarship

Range $500 - $5,000 one-time scholarship that can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college fees.

Criteria: attend 4 year College or University, 2.5 GPA or higher, financial need, short written or video essay.

To apply:

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Sagacious 76 Essay Competition Scholarship

$500 annual essay competition scholarship

Criteria: African American student attending a 2-4 year college, 2.5 GPA or higher, essay, and good citizenship.

Applications in guidance – Deadline April 13, 2018

Sigma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship

Criteria: male minority student, must attend accredited SC College or University, financial need, scholastic attainment, and essay.

Applications in guidance – Deadline April 16, 2018

Elbert Timothy Moore, SR. Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship

Criteria: Senior at BHS, attending college after graduation, must plan to major in a field of study that focuses on political science or agriculture, minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 through the 2018 fall semester, official high school transcript sent with application, must submit a one-page word processed 12-point font double spaced essay.

Essay Topic: Express their reasoning for choosing to major in political science or agriculture. Why they think they should be selected for the scholarship, and an overview of their future aspirations using either political science or agriculture.

Application deadline April 27, 2018

Benjamin F. Cave Scholarship

$500 scholarship given to a minority student

Criteria: motivated senior, will be attending 2-4 year college, financial need, and an essay.

Applications in guidance – Deadline May 4, 2018

Greater Rome Foundation Scholarship

Assist a senior African American student planning to attend college. Given to a student who has turned adversity into inspiration through scholastic achievement and significant service to his or her school and community. Criteria: 500 word essay, 2.5 GPA or higher, attend college, community service, and letter of recommendation.

Deadline April 1, 2018 Applications in guidance

Georgia Mae Brown Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship for a minority student going into the medical field. Criteria: motivated senior, attend 2-4 year college, enter medical field, financial need, and essay. Applications in guidance Deadline May 4, 2018.

Big 7 Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship for minority student

Criteria: Motivated senior, attend 2-4 year college, financial need, and essay. Applications in guidance.

Deadline May 4, 2018.

Edna O’Berry Eaves Scholarship

Two $1,500 scholarships for minority students.

Criteria: motivated senior, attending 2-4 year college, and essay.

Applications in guidance. Deadline May 4, 2018.

Chris Gentry Memorial Scholarship Application

Value: $500 Application in guidance Due: April 13

LU Richardson Scholarship

Value: $500 Application in guidance Due: April 20

University of North Georgia Military Scholarship

If you want a full time professional career after college, but also want to serve part-time in the Georgia Army National Guard, this scholarship is an excellent pathway. Pays for all college expenses and recipients actually make $30,000 - $40,000 over four years more than the cost to attend. 42 scholarships available per year. Stop by guidance for more information.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Criteria: graduating senior 2018, interest in Vegetarianism

National Farmers Farm Kids Scholarships

  1. The competition is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue agriculture-related degrees

  2. Students must pursue degrees from accredited colleges or universities.

  3. National Farmers announces three national scholarship winners in the spring of each year.

  4. All three winners receive $1,000 each. The award is disbursed directly to the college or university.

  5. This is a non-renewable, freshman scholarship.

  6. Applicants write two brief essays, submit two letters of reference, official transcripts, GPA and ACT or SAT scores.

SEG Scholarship

  • Is a high school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate college student;

  • Has above average grades;

  • Is intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.

USPAACC Scholarships

Microsoft Disability Scholarship

  1. Be a current high school senior with living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disAbility.

  2. Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility).

  3. Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field  (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).

  4. Demonstrate a passion for technology.

  5. Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.

  6. Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  7. Require financial assistance to attend college.

  8. Enrollment status must be full-time or half time.

Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship

Founded by NFL veteran Tutan Reyes, whose life was transformed by the college scholarship he received, Beyond the Boroughs awards four-year scholarships -- each worth up to $20,000 – to both male and female students of any race from any state. We aim to create deserved college scholarship opportunities for students, with a primary focus on first generation collegians.

Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships

South Carolina State Fair Scholarship

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 2018 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair.

On Thursday, February 1st, our 2018 scholarship application and eligibility requirements will be available on our website at

National Youth Science Camp

APPLICATIONS plan to open on November 1, 2017 for the 2018 National Youth Science Camp. Application Deadline is to be Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This program is for graduating high school seniors in the United States (Two each from every state and Washington, D.C.) and students 16-18 years of age in selected other countries (see below). NYSCamp 2018 dates are to be determined, but generally begin in June and end in July, lasting about 3.5 weeks. The NYSCamp dates are tentatively set for June 27 - July 21, 2018.

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

George Rogers Foundation: First in Family Scholarship

James F. Byrnes Scholarship

Consulting firm of AES Engineers Scholarship

Blackville Music & Art Scholarship

$500 scholarship for students who would like to further their education, skills, and talents in music and art. Applications in guidance. Deadline to apply is April 16, 2018.

Criteria: high school graduate, GPA 2.75 or higher, going to college for music or art, submit high school transcript and portfolio, 2 or more letters of recommendations, and a one page typed essay.

National Beta Club Scholarship Program

Harry Hampton Fund Scholarship

Horatio Alger Scholarships

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship


Suntrust Scholarship Sweepstakes
SunTrust is pleased to announce the 13th annual Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes. Open to High School Seniors and Undergraduate Students, 30 winners will be randomly chosen every 2 weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.*
South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship

Requirements: senior at South Carolina School, cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale through the spring 2017 semester, must attend an accredited public or private 4 year college or university located in SC in fall of 2018, and must have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.

The Center for Scholarship Administration

The Center for Scholarship Administration is proud to serve as the administrator of the following scholarship programs. The funds are provided through the generosity of corporations, foundations, individuals and trust funds.

Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship

  • Who is Eligible for the scholarship?

*Applicants must be high school seniors enrolled in a South Carolina high school.
*Applicants must be South Carolina residents.
*Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale through the Spring 2017 semester. 
*Applicants must have a combined SAT score of 1800 or a composite ACT score of 26.
*Applicants' parents must have a household adjusted gross income not exceeding $40,000.
*Applicants must demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership. 
*Recipients must attend an accredited four-year college or university in South Carolina.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Lindsey Graham Apply for a nomination to the United States Military Service Academy

Lyceum Scholars Program Clemson University

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