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www.legion.org/needalift View the “Need a Lift” listing of scholarships
Merit Based Scholarships – Individual colleges and universities offer merit based scholarships to prospective students. Check websites or contact each financial aid office for specific information.
Private Scholarships - Check with any clubs or organizations to which you belong to see if they have scholarships available. Also check companies for which your parents may work. Many offer scholarships to children of employees and application procedures vary.
State, Local, or National Scholarships
AXA Achievement Scholarship -Student who is active in community service or has overcome a personal challenge December 1 Deadline More information at www.axa.achievement.com
AXA Achievement Community Scholarships – Active in Community Service or overcome a personal challenge February 1 Deadline More information at www.axa.achievement.com
National Co-Op Scholarship Program – Available at 8 specific universities, including Johnson and Wales. www.waceinc.org Merit based
Ronald McDonald House Charities US Scholarship Program – Information at www.rmhc.org or apply at https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC Deadline December 20, 2012
Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund - www.csascholars.org 3.0 GPA, Combined 1800 SAT or 26 ACT, Adjusted household gross income of less than $40,000, attend accredited 4 year university Deadline December 1.
South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation – 2.75 GPA, Have competitive or recreational interest in golf, attend accredited 4 year university in fall of 2013 Deadline December 1, 2012 www.scholarshipprograms.org
Spartanburg Methodist Scholars Program – Graduate with a 3.0 GPA and receive free full tuition Spartanburg Methodist Early Decision Scholarships – in addition to regular scholars program. Students can earn additional money if deposits are paid early.
SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes - Free to enter One winner chosen every two weeks until May 10,2013. Enter at offtocollege.info
South Carolina Teaching Fellows – Offers the state’s best students the opportunity to compete for scholarships for four years to those who complete a degree leading to a career in education at certain universities. Fellows must agree to teach in SC public schools one year for each year the scholarship is received. More information at www.cerra.org/teachingfellows/ Deadline December 1 Short video is available at teachingfellow.com
Elks National Most Valuable Student provides 500, four year scholarships of $1,000 to $15,000 to high school seniors pursuing a four year degree on a full time basis. Applications available in guidance office or online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars . Must be received at local office by December 7, 2012.
Elks Legacy Awards are available to children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elks members. Applications are entirely online.
Nucor Scholarships- Available to children of employees. Check with Nucor for application procedures.
Louise Wilson Scholarship Foundation – Available to students from local area who will pursue a degree in the medical field at an accredited school. Money is available in the form of low interest loans (lower than federal student loans).Applications for the 2012-2013 school year are due by May 1, 2013. Administered through NBSC. Contact NBSC or the guidance office for more details.
Anderson University Portfolio Competition - Visual Art Programs applicants will be considered for scholarships up to $3,500.00. Spring competition will begin in February. Register at www.andersonuniversity.edu. Must submit portfolio for review.
American Legion Oratorical Scholarship – 8-10 minute speech on any phase of US Constitution. Winners will receive $3500, $2000, or $1000. http://www.legion.org/oratorical/contests for complete details. Competition is in February.
NFIB Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship – Minimum of 400 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 each. Demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, established business is not required, merit based, visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information.
Burger King Scholarships – www.bk.com/scholars Application period closes January 10. 2013.
Best Buy Scholarships - Good grades, involved in voluntary community service or have work experience. www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com Deadline usually mid February. Check website to access new application when available.
South Carolina State Fair Scholarship - www.statefair.org Awarded on need, academic scholarship, extra-curricular achievement, communication skills, and aptitude on completion of the application. Deadline in mid March. Awarded to 50 seniors in South Carolina.
South Carolina Teachers Loan (different from Teaching Fellows) 2.75 on 4.0 scale At least state average on SAT/ACT ( 985/19.9) Enroll in teachers’ education program. Apply online at www.scstudentloan.org
Columbia College Scholarships – View website for more information about Momentum Scholarship, McNair Scholars Program, Founder’s Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Endowed Scholarships, and others.
The University of South Carolina offers over 500 scholarships each year to the entering freshman class. In order to be considered for one of these awards, students should be early applicants for admission to the University; we strongly encourage you to apply by no later than November 1st. Students who wish to be considered for the Carolina Scholars, McNair Scholars, and Alumni Scholars awards will need to complete the University Scholarship Application which is available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as well as most high-school guidance offices in the state. The completed University Scholarship Application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions must be postmarked by December 1st., both for South Carolina students and for out-of-state students.