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Scholarships 2019-2020

Check out www.studentscholarships.org  There are scholarships for EVERYONE!!!  Pay attention to the deadlines!  New Scholarships added with December and January deadlines.  Don’t miss out!

Georgetown Kraft Credit Union Scholarship
GKCU Scholarship application is available on their website at https://www.gkcu.org/gkcu-publications-forms.  The application must be postmarked by March 13, 2020. Winners will be notified by May 8, 2020.


Tidelands Trophy Scholarship
Quick and easy application online at https://www.tidelands.net/TidelandsTrophyClub.html.  Monthly contest winners announced and those winners will be entered in the drawing for the scholarship in May.


2020 SC STEM Signing Day
Are you thinking about going to a 2 or 4 year college and pursuing a STEM degree or program?  If so, follow these directions and get your Tallo page updated by March 31.  If you need assistance with setting up an account or how to apply see Mrs. Williams in guidance.



DAR Winyah Scholarship
Each year the Winyah Daughter's of the American Revolution (DAR) give 6 very generous scholarships to deserving seniors in Georgetown county who are looking to further their education after high school. Applications must be received by March 13, 2020. Download the scholarship overview and the scholarship application today.



Key Scholarship
Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC) are partnering to offer two scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors from Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg, and the southern part of Florence County. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors seeking a four-year degree from either Coastal Carolina University or Francis Marion University. The scholarship may be renewed for an additional three years in the amount of $500 per year should the award recipient continue to meet qualifying criteria. The total amount a Key Scholarship recipient may be awarded over a four-year period is $2,500.
All materials are due for consideration by February 28, 2020 and should be directed to ATTN: Key Scholarship Committee, PO Box 8941, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. The two scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year will be announced in May 2020. Download the application packet here.


Thomas W. Jones Memorial Scholarship
USC is now accepting applications for the Thomas W. Jones Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for students who are accepted to enroll in the School of Engineering at the University of South Carolina. The only other requirements for this scholarship is that the student have a 2.5+ GPA and are from Georgetown (or Horry) County.
Money was left on the table last year, and the scholarship has only grown since then!
Information is available at: https://waccamawcf.org/students/scholarship-opportunities/
The deadline to apply is April 6, 2020 at 12:00 Noon.



Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art

PIFMA offers a $2,000 scholarship each year to a senior planning on majoring in Visual or Graphic Arts in college.  The winners receive $1,000 per semester for their freshman year. Click here for scholarship guidelines and application form.


South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship
South Carolina Federal Credit Union is awarding a total of $50,000 to 12 deserving students. We are looking for hardworking and dedicated students planning to pursue a post-secondary degree at a college or university within South Carolina in fall 2020.
More details, including the application and eligibility requirements, can be found here: South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship.   
The application deadline is February 14, 2020.


YAWKEY Scholarship
The 2020 Yawkey Scholarship Application is for seniors who have been accepted to and plan to attend a competitive public or private four year college or university in SC in the fall.  You should have strong academic standing and the motivation and ability to succeed in college. You should also be involved in a balance of community, school and work activities as well as exhibit leadership potential and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to our community. Application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2020 by noon (12:00 p.m.)  Absolutely no exceptions to this deadline!!!! Visit  www.grantinterface.com/yawkey/common/logon.aspx.


SC Law Enforcement Officers Foundation Scholarship
Deadline:  Postmarked by 2/21/2020
Click here for scholarship guidelines and the scholarship application.


Zeta Phi Beta Scholarship
Click here for the application.  The deadline is February 28.


Howard High Alumni Association Scholarship
Click here for the application
The deadline for this scholarship is April 15, 2020.


Lifting Our Youth Scholarship
Jeffron Smalls, Jasmin Waites, Desmond Sumpter and Karra McCray, all Georgetown County graduates, started a nonprofit three years ago called Lifting Our Youth, dedicated to lifting the youth in our community through scholarship and professional development initiatives. 
The scholarship will be awarded to one student from Georgetown County.  Click here for application information.


Suzannah Blackwell Scholarship
A total of four $500 scholarships will be awarded -- 2 in North Carolina and 2 in South Carolina.
Current SC and NC High School Seniors who are current or former English Learners (ELS) and intend to continue their education at an accredited U.S. university or community college in the 2020-2021 school year are eligible candidates. Applications are due March 31, 2020. 


The Brave At Heart Foundation Scholarship
Deadline April 13, 2020.  This is a scholarship for everyone!!!  Technical College or University qualifies!!!! Click here for application.


SC Soil & Water Conservation Society Scholarship
Applications are available in the Guidance Conference Room.  The deadline is postmarked by March 15, 2020.


SC Education Association - Retired Scholarship
Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Conference Room.  Applications must be postmarked by March 16, 2020.


Mary Atmar Johnson Scholarship for Tidelands Community Hospice
Applications are available in the Guidance Conference Room.  Applications should be received no later than 4:30 pm. Due March 9, 2020.


Santee Electric Scholarship
Santee Electric awards a CBH student each year with a $500 scholarship.  If your parent has an account with Santee Electric you are eligible to be considered for this scholarship. 
All you need to do is see Mrs. Williams in guidance by March 1, 2020 to let her know that your parent/guardian has an account, and we will verify through Santee Electric.  The winner will be determined by school administration and submitted to Santee Electric.

**An additional scholarship opportunity is available on the Santee Electric website at www.santee.org.  That deadline is April 8, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. to Santee Electric.



South Carolina State Fair Scholarship
For over 20 years, the South Carolina State Fair has awarded scholarships to students across the state of South Carolina.  The 2020 scholarship application and eligibility requirements are available on at www.scstatefair.org.  Students have until March 15th to submit their applications online.


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