Scholarships

Scholarships
Unigo

For a list of scholarships, please visit https://www.unigo.com.


SC Wins Scholarship
SC Wins is offering scholarships to students who are majoring in a certain critical workforce areas. For more information, please stop by the guidance office. You may also visit their website at www.sctechsytem.com/students/sc-wins-scholarship-program.html.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, a college/university undergraduate student or a graduate student and values up to $25,000. Essays must be between 800 and 1,600 words in length (double-spaced). Only one entry per applicant will be accepted. To apply, please visit the following website at collegexpress.com/scholarships. Deadline to apply is September 19, 2019.

Davidson College
Anyone interested in scholarships to Davidson College and would like to be nominated, please stop by the guidance department. Deadline to be nominated is September 27, 2019.

School Survey Sweepstakes
The School Survey Sweepstakes is open to students currently enrolled in a K-12 school or graduated within the last 4 years. Applicants must review your school by completing the sponsors school survey and be entered for a chance to win $1,000. The winner will determined by a random drawing. To apply, please visit the following website at collegexpress.com/scholarships. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2019.

The South Carolina Honors College Writing Contest
The South Carolina Honors College is offering a writing contest to high school juniors and seniors. Applicants must write a 750 word essay on the topic “How should we improve the state of South Carolina?” For more information, please stop by the guidance office. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2019.

Tuition Dr. Pepper Giveaway Contest
The Dr. Pepper Giveaway Contest is valued up to $100,000. Applicants must be a student between the ages 18 and 24, Applicants are required to describe an original goal and then submit video once applicant reaches 50 votes. To apply, please visit the following website at collegexpress.com/scholarships. Deadline to apply is October 17, 2019.

Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association is offering up to $25,000 for scholarships to students who have demonstrated integrity, determination, and courage. This scholarship helps students to overcome the financial barriers of pursuing a higher education.
Eligibility Requirements:
• Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation
• Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
• Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
• Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
• Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
• Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
• Be a United States citizen
For more information, please stop by the guidance office. All applications must be submitted online. To apply, please visit their website at scholars.horatioalger.org. Deadline to apply is October 25, 2019.

VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW is offering the Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition for students in grades 9-12. The winner will receive $30,000 paid directly to the American college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice. For more information, please see guidance. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2019.

Most Valuable Student Scholarship
The Elks National Foundation is offering the Most Valuable Student Scholarship ranging in the amount of $50,000 over 4 years to $4,000 over 4 years. To be eligible, students must be a high school senior and a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be judged based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. For more information and to pick up an application, please stop by the guidance department. Applications are also available online at enf.elks.org/mvs. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2019.

2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards wants to hear from students who have made a difference through community service. If you are a high school student who has raised money for an important cause, or coordinated a neighborhood clean-up, you may apply. Those are just some
examples. Every high school may select a local honoree. These honorees are then eligible for statewide recognition, a $1,000 award, a silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC. The ten National Honorees will receive an additional $5,000 award, a gold medallion, a crystal trophy, and $5,000 in grants to be given to the charity of their choice. After submitting the electronic application, students must also send the application to Leigh Owens (Lowens@gcsd.k12.sc.us) and print a hard copy to be turned in to guidance. Only one application can be submitted by each school. The school will select the top applicant. For more information and to apply, please visit their website at: http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. Deadline to submit application is November 5, 2019.

Student Poetry Contest
Appelley Publishing is offering the Student Poetry Contest for students in grades 9-12. Each student must submit only one original poem on any subject, of no less than 2 lines and no more than 20 lines, in any form other than concrete or blackout. 1st place winners will receive $500. For more information, please stop by the guidance office. You may also visit their website at www.appelley.org. Deadline to apply if mailing entry is November 7, 2019 and to apply online the deadline is November 14, 2019.

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
Any student interested in attending Duke University or the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and would like to learn about possible scholarships, please see guidance. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2019.

SC Teaching Fellows
The South Carolina Teaching Fellowship mission is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and to help them develop leadership qualities. Applicants can receive up to $6,000/per year for a total of $24,000. For more information and to apply, please visit their website at www.cerra.org. All applications must be submitted online. The online application will open September 1, 2019. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2019.

Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship
The Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund offers scholarship aid to deserving students who meet certain academic and financial criteria.
Eligibility Requirements:
• 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 2018 Semester.
• Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
• Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the state of South Carolina.
For more information, please stop by the guidance department. To apply online, please visit their website at: www.csascholars.org. Deadline to apply is December 2, 2019.

Lyceum Scholars Program
Clemson University is offering the Lyceum Scholars Program. This program offers a $2,500 scholarship which is renewable for up to four years. Lyceum Scholars will study the moral, political, and economics foundations of a free society. In addition to receiving this scholarship, recipients are paired with a faculty mentor, who guides their intellectual development throughout the program. Interested students please see guidance for more information. Priority Deadline is December 11, 2019.

Navy ROTC Scholarship
Any student interested in applying for the Navy ROTC Scholarship, please see Ms. Owens in guidance. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2019.

South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship
The South Carolina Junior Golf Foundations offers scholarship aid to deserving students who meet their criteria.
Eligibility Requirements:
• Applicant must be a senior in a South Carolina high school or an undergraduate in a South Carolina college or university.
• Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale through the spring 2018 semester.
• Applicant must be a South Carolina resident.
• Applicant must have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.
• Recipients must attend an accredited public or private, four-year college or university located in South Carolina in the fall of 2020.
For more information, please stop by the guidance department. To apply you must visit their website at: www.scholarshipprograms.org. Deadline to apply is January 8, 2020.

2020 Georgetown Kraft Credit Union Scholarship
Georgetown Kraft Credit Union will award $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors that display exemplary character, work ethic and strong educational goals.
Eligibility Requirements:
• Applicant must be graduating high school in Georgetown or Williamsburg County.
• Applicant must be an active GKCU member or child/relative of GKCU member.
• Applicant must be planning to enroll at least a minimum of 12 hours of credit per semester at their post-secondary institution.
For more information and to pick up an application, please stop by the guidance department. All applications must be postmarked by March 13, 2020.




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