• SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Sharing information about scholarships is a courtesy of the School Counseling Department at Northwestern High School.   Northwestern High School does not conduct scholarship searches for students, nor does it solicit scholarship offers.  The criteria for scholarships is determined by the organization sponsoring the scholarship who has requested we advertise their scholarships. It is highly recommended that students conduct scholarship searches on their own if they do not meet the criteria for the scholarships listed in this newsletter.  Unless specified, Northwestern High School does not sponsor or endow any of the scholarships listed, nor is it a part of the committees designated to determine scholarship recipients. For more information about scholarships listed, please contact Ms. Burkhart.

     

    UNC Charlotte Levine Scholars Program              Awarded value:  $155,000

    Eligibility: Seniors interested in attending UNC-Charlotte who demonstrate a commitment to community service, leadership and academics. While there are no GPA requirements and SAT/ACT scores are optional, students must excel academically and show evidence of experience,  motivation and commitment toward the ideals of the program.  https://levinescholars.charlotte.edu/apply

    Nomination deadline is October 8, 2021. Acceptable nomination from a school counselor or self-nomination.  Nominee supplemental application deadline is November 16, 2021.

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    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.                                                        Award:  $500

    Eligibility:  This scholarship is sponsored by the Kappa Alpha chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. It is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit a completed. See Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department.

    Deadline:  October 15, 2021

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    Park Scholarship*                                                        Awarded value: $203,000                                           

    This scholarship is for students who plan to attend North Carolina State University. To be eligible for a Park Scholarship, candidates must be United States citizens, permanent residents of the United States, or graduating from a high school located in the United States (regardless of citizenship status). applying for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NC State. The scholarship amount includes tuition, fees, books, personal expenses, educational trips, retreats, seminars, and enrichment grants for research, service, and international projects.  The goal of the selection process is to identify young people who demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership, as well as those with unusual aptitudes, uncommon talents and special gifts of creativity or entrepreneurial acumen. Financial need is not a consideration.   If you are seriously interested in North Carolina State University, please contact Ms. Burkhart for your endorsement.  Only two seniors per high school can be endorsed.

    Endorsement Deadline:  October 15, 2021

    Park Scholarship Application Deadline:  November 1, 2021

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    Heisman High School Scholarship                                       Award: Up to $10,000

    Eligibility begins with maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.  Apply at https://heismanscholarship.com/

    Deadline:  October 19, 2021

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    Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship                         Award:  up to $20,000

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a current high school student attending a school in the U.S. who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic school year, receive a high school diploma during the current academic year, plans to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution with a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework. For information and to apply, visit: https://coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

    Deadline:  October 31, 2021

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    South Carolina Teaching Fellows*                                  Award: up to $24,000  

    This scholarship is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching.   It is based upon academic achievement, references, community and school involvement, an  interview and a writing assessment.  Students must attend one of the eleven Teaching Fellows Institutions identified on the website.  Applicants must apply online at http://cerra.org/teachingfellows/application.aspx

    Deadline:  December 1, 2021

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    Kitty M. Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship                            Award to be announced

    Applications will be accepted starting on October 4, 2021 and ends on January 12, 2022.  Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to atternd full-time an accredited college or university in the state of South Carolina. Desirable to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. Eligible applicants can apply at www.csascholars.org/kmfr.

    Deadline:  January 12, 2022

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    SC Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship Program                                    Award: $1500

    This scholarship offers aid to deserving students who meet certain academic criteria. Must be a senior in a SC High School, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on  a 4.0 scale, be a resident in SC, have a competitive or recreational interest in golf. Recipient must attend an accredited public or private four year college or university located in South Carolina in the Fall of 2022. Submit applications online www.scholarshipprograms.org beginning October 4, 2021.

    Deadline:  January 10, 2022

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    NEW IN NOVEMBER

    Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program           Awarded value: up to $2000

    The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is announcing the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers twelfth-grade students in public school the opportunity to compete for a scholarship valued at approximately $2,000. Scholarships are awarded and applicants may participate in one of the following discipline areas: creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts. To compete, students should submit an original and two copies of the original composition and process folio for the creative writing, dance, music, or theatre categories. For the visual arts category, mail one original composition and a process folio.

    Deadline:  Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. or postmarked on or before Monday, February 21, 2022.

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    NEW IN NOVEMBER

    Catawba Indian Nation Scholarship                  Awarded value: varies per year

    Nation citizens enrolling or enrolled in degree programs at accredited colleges and universities are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance.

    Students must apply (re-apply) each school year.  Applications submitted must be fully completed.
    Applications must be submitted each school year by March 15th for the upcoming school year no matter which term(s) you plan to attend (Fall, Winter, or Spring terms). Applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year are now available.

    Please visit the CIN Scholarship Website to apply: https://sites.google.com/view/catawbaindiannationscholarship/main-home

    Deadline:  March 15, 2022

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    NEW IN NOVEMBER

    Check out this scholarship search engine!

    Go to:  https://studentscholarships.org

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    NEW IN NOVEMBER

    Free Speech Essay Contest – FIRE                       Awarded value:  $500 - $10k

    Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. For details please go to thefire.org/contest Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to essaycontest@thefire.org.  Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on a provided topic (see website). 

    Deadline:  FIRE must receive all entries by 11:59 EST, December 31, 2021.

    Winners will be announced by February 15, 2022.

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    NEW IN DECEMBER

     

    The American Legion 2021/2022 H.W. Dare Maness High School Oratorical Scholarship

                                                                                                                         Award amounts: Vary

    Eligible students include those 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 a chance to earn $750 - $2500. National Scholarship winners have a chance to win 20K – 25K.

    The Rules and Regulations are available under “Programs” at http://www.scarolinalegion.org

    Initial application is due December 15th. Please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department if you would like to submit an application.

    NEW IN DECEMBER

    Music Scholarship for Seniors                                                                    Award amount $3000

    This is a scholarship for a senior intending to study music at an HBCU. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have been accepted into an HBCU, be entering into a major of study in musical performance, jazz studies or choral conducting at an accredited HBCU.  The student must submit an audition video and two reference letters.  For additional details, please go to the scholarship website swanandsparrowscholarship.org.

    Deadline to apply:  April 15, 2022

     

    NEW IN DECEMEBER

    SilverPEN                                                                                        Award amounts $500 - $2500

    The Silver Pen Writing Competition is one of those ways to make extra money for college! Applicants must be current high school seniors and attend a school within 25 miles of the Wellmore of Tega Cay.  For additional details, please go to Silverpen-Slc.com

    Deadline to apply:  Friday, February 11, 2022

    NEW IN DECEMBER

    Horatio Alger Scholarship programs                                                                                                                           Award amounts vary

    The Horatio Alger Association will be awarding multiple National Scholarships of $25,000 in addition to $10,000 Arizona State Scholarships as well as other specifically targeted scholarships. We want to provide scholarships to students who, given the chance financially, could succeed in college.

    Visit the website below to view all scholarship opportunities presented by the Horatio Alger Association.

    https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/

    Deadline to apply:  March 15, 2022

    NEW IN DECEMBER

    Annual Journalism Contest

    The winner of the Annual Journalism Contest receives a four-year scholarship to the South Carolina state-supported institution of his or her choice provided that the winner is otherwise qualified.  To be eligible the student must be a South Carolina resident between the ages of 16-19, must not have entered a post-secondary school before March 1, 2022 and must be a high school senior or otherwise qualified to begin post-secondary education no later than the 2022-2023 school year. The scholarship pays for undergraduate tuition and fees. Each institution has its own definition of tuition and fees.  For additional details go to https://scvrd.net/annual-journalism-contest

    Deadline to apply:  January 14, 2022

    Women in Transportation Scholarships                                                                                                    Award amounts vary

    Various scholarship opportunities for women interested in careers in transportation.  Open to women with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The South Carolina Chapter of the WTS also has scholarship opportunities available https://www.wtsinternational.org/resources/scholarships

    Deadline to apply:  December 29, 2021

    NEW IN DECEMBER

    John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest                                                                            Award amounts $100 – $10K

    Please visit the website at jfklibrary.org/essaycontest to learn more about eligibility to participate in an essay writing contest. Multiple winners eligible for this scholarship.

    Deadline to apply:  January 14, 2022

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    NEW IN FEBRUARY

    Check out this scholarship website to view the following scholarships and many, many more!  See details to determine if you are eligible to apply.   https://studentscholarships.org/

              Scholarship information includes but not limited to the following:

    • Smart Owl Scholarship                           Award Amount:  $7000                          Deadline to apply:  February 28, 2022
    • DAV Scholarship                                     Award Amount:  $30,000                        Deadline to apply:  February 28, 2022
    • Women’s Cyber Security Scholarship  Award Amount:  $6000                           Deadline to apply:  February 28, 2022
    • Kennedy Center VSS Young Soloists   Award Award Amount:  $2000               Deadline to apply:  February 28, 2022
    • SP Scholarship                                       Award Amount:  $10,000                        Deadline to apply:  February 28, 2022
    • SEG Scholarships                                  Award Amount:  $10,000                        Deadline to apply:  March 1, 2022
    • Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship    Award Amount:  $10,000                        Deadline to apply:  March 1, 2022
    • NIADA Foundation Scholarship            Award Amount:  $3500                           Deadline to apply:  March 12, 2022
    • Minority/Indigenous Nurse Leader Scholarship Award Amount: $1000            Deadline to apply:  March 15, 2022
    • BMW Engineering Scholarship             Award Amount:  $1500                           Deadline to apply:  March 21, 2022
    • Careers that Care Scholarship              Award Amount:   $750                            Deadline to apply:  April 18, 2022
    • American Culinary Federation Scholarship Award Amount: $2500                    Deadline to apply:  April 30, 2022
    • Abbott Painters Scholarship Program Award Amount:  $500                              Deadline to apply:  April 30, 2022
    • Got a Spine Scholarship                      Award Amount:  $500                                Deadline to apply:  May, 2, 2022
    • Hospital Safety Awareness Scholarship Award Amount:  $1000                          Deadline to apply:  May 31, 2022

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    Powerful Minds Scholarship                                                                                                                                        Award Amount:   $1,000

     The City of Rock Hill and the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) have partnered to give a $1,000 merit-based scholarships to a high school senior planning to enroll in a full-time program of study at an institution of higher education.

    Eligibility*

    • Must be a high school senior having earned all basic credits for entering college or a proper vocational or technical school
    • Must be planning full-time attendance at an accredited South Carolina university, college or technical college in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation
    • Must have a minimum, unweighted, GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent if using a non-traditional scale.
    • Parents or guardians of student must have an active residential electric utility account with the City of Rock Hill

     

    *Any applicant who has received a full-tuition scholarship to the school or his/her choice is not eligible for scholarship. Students with a parent or guardian who works for the City of Rock Hill are not eligible.  See Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department to obtain an application.

     

    Deadline to apply:  April 15, 2022

     

     Brother David Memorial Scholarship – 2022                                                                                                              Award Amount:  $1000

    The City of Rock Hill and the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) have partnered to give a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior planning to enroll in a full-time program of study at an institution of higher education. The Brother David Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the volunteer work of Brother Joseph David Boone, an early equal rights activist, humanitarian and champion of the poorest residents of the Rock Hill area. The recipient of this scholarship will have volunteered on one or more service projects that made a significant impact on our community.

    Eligibility*

    • Must be a high school senior having earned all basic credits for entering college or a proper vocational or technical school
    • Must be planning full-time attendance at an accredited South Carolina university, college or technical college in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation
    • Must have a minimum, unweighted, GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent if using a non-traditional scale.
    • Must have worked on a community or school related service project within the last 12 months (not a required school or work project).
    • Parents or guardians of student must have an active residential electric utility account with the City of Rock Hill

     

    *Any applicant who has received a full-tuition scholarship to the school or his/her choice is not eligible for scholarship. Students with a parent or guardian who works for the City of Rock Hill are not eligible.  See Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department to obtain an application.

     

    Deadline to apply:  April 15, 2022

     

    SC State Fair Scholarship                                                                                                                                                 Award Amount:  $6,000

     The South Carolina State Fair will be awarding fifty $6,000 scholarships to high school seniors across the state of South Carolina.  The scholarship funds must be used at a South Carolina university, college, or institution and may cover tuition or other educational expenses such as on-campus housing, computer or textbook.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need and completeness of the application.  For more information visit scstatefair.org.

     

    Deadline to apply:  March 15, 2022

     

     

    Student Athlete Scholarship by Professional Athlete Foundation                                                                                  Award Amount:  $2,500   

     

    We annually host a scholarship for one female athlete and one male athlete of $2,500 awarded to the winners.  The PAF Chapter Student Scholarship is designed for high school athletes with intentions to

    attend a 2-year or 4-year college/university. The scholarship rewards high school athletes for their non-athletic achievements and assists them in achieving their academic career goals. Students are not required to compete in collegiate athletics to receive this scholarship.  See Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department for application information. Eligibility for athletes include:

    1. Overall High School Grade Point Average of 2.0 or better;

    2. Must be a high school senior;

    3. Acceptance into a two-year or four-year college or university;

    4. Nominated by high school coach;

    5. Participated at the varsity level in athletics for at least one year;

    6. Has not accepted a full scholarship award or grant (athletic or academic);

    7. Is not the son or daughter of a current or former NFL Player.

     

    Deadline to apply:  March 1, 2022

     

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    Dallas Hirst Lumpkin Scholarship                                                                                         Award Amount:  $2,500

     

     This scholarship was endowed by the children and grandchildren of Dallas Hirst Lumpkin in recognition of her devotion to family, her lifelong commitment to education, and her active involvement in her church and the Rock Hill community.

    Applicant must:

    1. be a graduating senior from a Rock Hill, S.C. public high school planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university,

    2. show financial need,

    3. a solid scholastic record: B average and/or upper 25% of class,

    4. possess qualities of leadership, character and a genuine concern for others,

    5. submit your official high school transcript and up to two letters of recommendation from someone other than a family member with completed application to guidance office,

    6. mail applications postmarked no later than March 31st. Mail to: Dallas Hirst Lumpkin Scholarship, 1211 Adger Road, Columbia, SC 29205.

    Please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department to obtain an application or visit www.dhlscholar.org

     

    Deadline to apply:  March 31, 2022  (postmarked by this date)

     

     

    SCEA-Retired Scholarship                                                                                                    Awarded Amount:  $1000

     

    The South Carolina Education Association-Retired Scholarship Fund is an ongoing activity of the association. The scholarships are awarded annually and are designed to encourage promising young people to prepare for careers in education at a SACS accredited college, university, technical school or community college in South Carolina. We will be offering four (4) scholarships of $1,000 each. 

    Eligibility requirements for receiving the scholarship include:

    1. The applicant must be a senior graduating from a public high school in South Carolina.
    2. The applicant must plan to pursue a career in education
    3. The applicant must plan to attend a SACS accredited college, university, technical or community college in South Carolina.
    4. The applicant must have maintained a good high school academic record and demonstrate leadership abilities.
    5. The applicant must need financial assistance.
    6. Guidance Counselor must mail completed application by March 28, to: (See Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department)

    The SCEA-Retired Scholarship Committee

    421 Zimalcrest Drive, Columbia, SC, 29210

    Postmarked by March 28, 2022

     

    Deadline to apply:  March 28, 2022 (must be postmarked by this date) 

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    ADDED February 18, 2022

     

    Betty Moody-Lawrence Scholarship                               Award Amount:  $1000

     

    The York County Democratic Women’s Council offers two $1000 scholarships per year to graduating senior women. To be eligible, the senior needs to be a female, United States Citizen residing in York County South Carolina Resident, registered to vote if 18, will commit to attend a South Carolina College or University as a fulltime student in Fall 2022.  Interested seniors can obtain an application from Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department.

     

    Deadline to apply:    March 31, 2022

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    James Brett Ringer Scholarship                                      Award Amount: $500

        

    This scholarship is awarded to at least one high school senior who has exhibited the qualities of hard work and good citizenship. Desired qualities of a good candidate include: candidate works hard to accomplish goals and complete tasks, exhibits good character, is well-rounded in academics and extracurricular or volunteer activities, exhibits loyalty and works unselfishly with others.  Interested seniors can obtain an application from Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department.

     

    Deadline:  Completed application is due back to Ms. Burkhart by March 30, 2022.

     

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    York County Education Association – Retired Scholarship           Award Amount:  $500

     

    Eligible applicants are those seniors who will pursue a major in teacher education. The applicant will have financial need cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, SAT or ACT score, letter of recommendation from a teacher of Northwestern High School and completed essay.  Interested seniors can see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Office to obtain an application.

     

    Completed application is due back to Ms. Burkhart by March 15th, 2022.

     

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    National Italian American Foundation Scholarships   Award Amount: $12K

     

    Eligibility includes: Student must be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education on a full time basis for the Fall 2022 semester, have a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4 point unweighted scale.  Go to https://student scholarships.org/scholarship/12757

     

    Deadline to apply:  March 1, 2022

     

     

    Touchstone Energy Scholarship                                                      Award Amount:  $1000

     

    York Electric Cooperative awards $1000 to a high school senior at each of the 12 area high schools. Students must be a member of the York Electric Cooperative and a high school senior.  Students write an essay on how businesses can better connect with younger generations.   Application may be found at https://www.yorkelectric.net/my-community/education/

     

    Deadline to apply:  March 26, 2022           

    *************************************************************************************Technical Advantage Scholarship                                Award Amount:  $1000

     

    York Electric Cooperative awards $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior interested in pursuing a certificate or degree from York Technical College.  Student must be a senior to apply, must attend York Technical College to study a trade and write an essay on “Ready SC:  The Importance of a Ready Workforce.”  Application may be found at https://www.yorkelectric.net/my-community/education/

     

    Deadline to apply:    March 26, 2022

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    The Jamie Nichols Alumni Scholarship Fund 2022                 Award Amount:  $1000

     

    Jamie Nichols Jr. was a native to Rock Hill, SC and a graduate of Northwestern High School.  He attended the University of South Carolina and then law at Michigan State University.  He returned to Rock Hill as an attorney until his untimely death in May 2020.  Nichols wishes to be a part of the success of other young adults strive to reach their goals despite the absence of an incarcerated parent.   Eligible applicants express financial need, minimum GPA of 2.9% or top 50% in the class AND minimum of 1000 SAT score or minimum 21 ACT score; community/extracurricular involvement, leadership experience, awards, recognition or work history. The student must also have a parent/guardian incarceration (for longer than 12 months after 2005).  Other eligibility restrictions apply. To obtain additional information, please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department.

     

    Deadline to apply:                    Submissions must be postmarked by April 7, 2022.

     

     

    Bridging the Dream Scholarship                                     Award Amount:  $10,000       

     

    This scholarship is for high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two or four year degree professional certificate or vocational training program.  Seniors who excel inside and outside the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply now at

    https://www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream/

     

    Deadline to apply:                                                             February 28, 2022

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    2022 TCGC College Scholarship                                     Award Amount:  $500

     

    The Tri-County Golf Club Foundation is offering a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors who will attend an institution of higher learning this fall semester.  The applicant must have residency and currently attend a high school in one of three counties in South Carolina, Lancaster or York County.  To obtain an application, please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department.

    Deadline to apply:  Application materials must be postmarked by April 15, 2022.

     

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    Brother Professor Prentiss Hough Essay Scholarship  Award Amount: Varies

     

    This Essay Competition scholarship is available to graduating African American males with a GPA of 2.5. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Eta Omicron Lambda Chapter proudly present our Annual Brother Professor Prentiss Hough Essay Scholarship Competition. This would normally proceed as an Oratorical Competition but this year we decided to host an Essay Competition. This year’s theme is “My Purpose”.  Submission of a 400-750 word essay. Please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department for details.

     

    Deadline to apply is May 1, 2022

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    NEW IN MARCH

    Student- View Scholarship Program                    Award Amount varies:  $500- $5k

    The 2022 Student-View Scholarship is offering $5,000, $1000 and $500 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Interested  applicants need to log on to www.student-view.com to complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in the area.

    Deadline to apply:  April 23, 2022

    NEW IN MARCH

    Minority Scholarship Foundation      Award Amount: $2000 per yr + a one time $500 book allowance

    Tthe Minority Scholarship Foundation was established to assist with post-secondary education for African-American students from the Rock Hill- Fort Mill area. The scholarship is awarded to one student in the amount of $2,000 per year, for 4 years. *A $500 one-time book scholarship may also be provided to deserving students. Students should meet the following criteria:  Minority, Graduating High School Senior, 2.5 GPA or greater, Financial Need (free or reduced lunch);  2 letters of recommendation; Completion of Essay; Optional- the Selection Committee may request an interview.  Return the COMPLETED application and essay to Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w32EZPnDsEefVyteb9ztfvUx150MlFjRoxW4Awp_IEw/view

    Deadline to apply:    April 4, 2022.

    NEW IN MARCH

    Achievement Scholarship                             Award Amount:  $1000

    York Technical College is offering The Achievement Scholarship for all incoming freshman to apply. We would like to award one scholarship to a student from each of the area high schools and applied technology centers. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, character, and financial need.  Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be ranked in the top thirty percent (30%) of his/her class.  A letter of recommendation from the High School Principal or Guidance Counselor is required to be considered for this scholarship.  All applications for this scholarship will submitted through our scholarship website: https://yorktech.academicworks.com

     

    Deadline to apply:  April 15th, 2022.

     

    NEW IN MARCH

    Ella Beatrice Ferguson Moore Memorial Scholarship          Award: $1000 for books

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Eta Alpha Omega Chapter of Rock Hill is pleased to announce this scholarship.  The scholarship may go toward students at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.  Preference is given to minority applicants.  Ten recipients will receive the book award, which is non-renewable. All awards will be paid directly to the institution.  eaoakascholarship

     

    Deadline to apply:  April 15, 2022

    NEW IN MARCH

    The Rev. Robert G. Toatley Memorial Scholarship          Award Amount: $1000 or $500

     The Rev. Robert G. Toatley Memorial Scholarship is offered by the Zeta Theta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated seated in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rev. Toatley was a well – educated, caring, and community service driven individual.  He also helped local businesses, local churches, and many other organizations far and wide. Serving as one of the charter members of the Zeta Theta Sigma Chapter here in Rock Hill, the brothers of our chapter felt it was necessary to remember the legacy left by Rev. Toatley by creating a yearly scholarship in his name. Every year, we honor Rev. Toatley by awarding this scholarship to a deserving senior here in Rock Hill, helping them achieve their goal of attending a four – year college/university. To be considered for the Rev. Robert G. Toatley Memorial Scholarship, students must complete the following items by Friday, May 13, 2022:

    • Completed scholarship application online.
    • Mailed a high school transcript (preferably sealed from the Guidance Office)
    • Received two letters of recommendation (these can be from a former or current teacher, high school counselor, administrator, community leader or a mentor who can speak to the academic ability, character, reputation, or school involvement of the applicant. Links for submission of letters of recommendation are included in the online application.)

    *To access, complete, and apply visit: https://forms.gle/VC8TfidDuHpdqNAKA

    Deadline to apply:  May 13. 2022

     

     

    NEW IN MARCH

     

    Lannie Love Educational Scholarship                            Award amount:  $2000

     

    The Master Gardeners of York County sponsors this sccholarhsip to honor the legacy of Lannie Love.   This scholarship is for any student in Chester, Lancaster or York County earning a high school dipoma in 2022; maintained an overall B GPA, is attending a regionally accredited two or four year institution, majoring in horticulture or a related field.  Please see Ms. Burkhart in the school counseling office for application information.

     

    Deadline to apply:  May 1, 2022

     

    NEW IN MARCH

    CTEA SCHOLARSHIP                                                   Award amount:  $1500

     

    This scholarship is available to a Career and Technology Education completer as defined by CIP designation code. To be a completer, the final level of the instructional training program must be completed. Please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Office for application information.

     

    Deadline to apply:  March 14, 2022

     

    NEW IN MARCH

    2022 Michael A. DeMayo Arrive Alive Scholarship                          Award amount:  $2500

     

    The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo scholarship committee select applicants based on their grades, school and community involvement, SAT/ACT scores and a presentation (Essay, Brochure, Billboard or TikTok) that encourages fellow teens to abstain from underage drinking and driving, and distracted driving.  Please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Office for application information.

     

    Deadline to apply:  March 21, 2022

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    ADDED March 14th, 2022

    The Swan and Sparrow Scholarship                                                   Award Amount:   $3000

     

    Eligibility: Graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who have been accepted into a HBCU. Student must be planning to study: musical performance, jazz studies, or choral conducting at an accredited HBCU. For more information and to apply, visit:  https://www.swanandsparrowscholarship.org/apply

    Deadline to apply:  April 15, 2022

    Close Scholars Program                                                                        Award Amount $5k per year

     

    This scholarship is open to students attending Winthrop University in the Fall, 2022.  The chosen scholar will receive financial assistance, opportunities to serve the community, travel abroad among other perks.  For more information, seniors can go to

    Winthrop.edu/student-affairs/close-scholars

     

    Deadline to apply:  April 1, 2022

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    Sheriff’s Foundation of York County Scholarship Program                         Award Amount:  $2000

     

    This scholarship is intended for students who intend to pursue a law-enforcement related area of study such as criminal justice, detention/corrections, forensic science, criminology, social work, etc.  Seniors will need to have a minimum “B” average and acceptance to an accredited college or university for the academic year of 2022 – 2023.  Please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department for an application.

    Deadline to apply:   April 22, 2022

     

    Name: Second Chance Scholarship                                                                   Award Amount:  $2500

     

    This scholarship is for graduating seniors accepted for enrollment in an accredited college/university with at least a 3.0 GPA. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.akimlawfirm.com/second-chance-scholarship/

     

    Deadline to apply:  June 15, 2022

     

    2022 Zeta Epsilon Scholarship Packet                                                Award Amount:  $500

     

    This scholarship is awarded based on areas that are reviewed by the committee including academic accomplishments, community service, references, personal essay and financial need. Recipients will be notified by May 23, 2022. See Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department for an application.

     

    Deadline to apply:  Friday, April 30, 2022

     

    Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures Scholarship                                                    Award Amount: up to $5000

     

    Eligibility requirements include: student must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022; be a US citizen; cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale, enroll for Fall 2022 as a Freshman or 1st year student in part time or full time study to an accredited institution; must not be an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers.

    Go to https://www.flavorfulfutures.com for an application.

    Deadline to apply:  Friday, April 1st

     

    Remember to check out other websites for scholarship information such as

    https://studentscholarships.org

    https://signup.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

    https://myscholly.com

    ADDED March 21, 2022

    Garrick-Ramseur Memorial Scholarship                             Award Amount:  $500 - $2000

     

    This scholarship is intended to be awarded to a student seeking an accredited two-year or four-year institution split over the course of two academic terms.  Preference is given to minority applicants. Seniors who wish to apply must attend a York County High School, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, Demonstrate involvement in community service (school or non-school) and demonstrate leadership. 

    Deadline to apply:  Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

    ADDED March 30, 2022

     

    Students committed to South Carolina State University are encouraged to apply for their scholarships.  Please check your canvas inbox for a message from Ms. Dean or see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department for a list of scholarship opportunities!

     

    Deadline:  Varies by scholarship

     

    NEW IN APRIL

    YCWC Scholarship                                                                                             Award Amount:  $1500

    The York County Woman’s Club is a proud supporter of military families in York County.  3 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1500 to high school seniors who are children of veterans, reservists or active military. This scholarship is available for the 2022-2023 school year and can be used at any post graduate school.

    ***Application Packets are available in the School Counseling Department***

    Deadline to apply:  The packets must be received by mail by April 29, 2022

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    Richard Boulware Memorial Scholarship                          Amount Awarded:  TBD

     

    This scholarship is awarded to a minority male student in his senior year of high school.  The student must be accepted into a two or four year institution of higher learning, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, two recommendation letters from school or community members and display a financial need for college.  Seniors will prepare a composition of 150 – 500 typed words.  Please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department for a brochure.

     

    Deadline to register:     May 4, 2022