South Carolina Scholarships
(No application needed - final determination of award is made by the college or university after the receipt of the Final Transcript and any qualifying SAT/ACT test scores)  ACT test score requirements have been lowered to a 22 for LIFE Scholarship and a 25 for Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
LIFE Scholarship
HOPE Scholarship
Lottery Tuition Assistance Program

Foster Care Youth/Independent Living Grant

SC Needs Based Grant

ROTC Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships have different due dates.
Use the links to find more information regarding the US Military Branch of interest.

Army ROTC:

Navy ROTC:

Air Force ROTC:

Marine Corps ROTC:

Coast Guard CSPI:

              Local Scholarships are listed in order of due date.

Are you interested in attending Presbyterian College.  If so, please see Leigh Owens before you submit your application for information on 2 full-ride scholarships and one for $1880.  Applications are free and should be submitted before December 1st.

The Winthrop Eagle STEM Scholars Program is seeking motivated, goal-oriented, high-caliber students who demonstrate excellent proficiency in science and mathematics.  This student-centered program provides individual and peer support, resources for academic success, and an unmatched level of access to scientific research. Applicants should have completed advanced or AP/IB courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, or biology and should also have a strong GPA and math SAT score.

The Eagle STEM Scholars Program is for college students:

  • who are from underrepresented minority groups, who are first generation, and/or who have financial need.
  • interested in directly matriculating to Ph.D. programs in biomedical science, bioengineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, computer science, environmental science.
  • nominated for the program most typically by their high school administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers.
  • who are motivated and well-prepared high school seniors.

Some of the selected scholars may also receive a financial package.

The Eagle STEM Scholars Advisory Board will make selections for the program based on students' academic performance, standardized test scores, and commitment to community service. Preference is given to those who have taken advanced placement courses in math and science.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Eagle STEM Scholars Program, prospective students must:

  • be available to attend a Summer Bridge Program for six weeks.
  • have significant achievement in advanced placement courses in math and science as indicated on high school transcript.
  • have a minimum of 580 Math SAT or 25 ACT score and a minimum 3.4 GPA.
  • have received no lower than a B in any high school science or math course.
  • aspire to obtain admittance into a doctoral program.
Winthrop Eagle STEM Scholars Program

Ongoing - Re-Apply Each Month:  SC Student Loan #No Effort Scholarship

This application takes only 2 minutes.  Enter your information into the "drawing".  $1K is given away each month.  Make sure to re-apply every month.

#No Effort Application

November 14, 2022:  ELKS Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Most Valuable Student Application

November 15, 2022:  North Carolina A&T Scholarship Opportunities for Honor Students

The University Honors Program at North Carolina A&T State University is elated to accept applications for the awarding of three university prestigious scholarship programs for incoming first-year freshmen who plan to enroll in Fall 2023. We are seeking applicants who are extremely driven and offer unique and personalized experiences aimed to empower their professional growth, fuel their passion for lifelong learning and inspire their commitment to a stronger community. School endorsement or self-nomination required. 

NCAT Distinguished Scholarships

December 1, 2022:  Hagan Scholarship Program

2022-2023 Eligibility Requirements

1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
3. Must have achieved a 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
4. Must enroll at an Eligible Four-Year College or University the first semester following high school graduation.
5. Must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college.
6. Must work 240 hours each year, from January 1 until commencement of the fall semester in college. Employment must be regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation.
7. Applicant’s Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for Federal Income Tax Purposes must not exceed $85,000.
8. Must provide a complete copy of the FAFSA SAR showing the EFC.
9. Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
10. Must not have a felony conviction.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high-achieving goal-driven student having a genuine financial need in order to attend college.

Hagan Scholarship Program Application

December 1, 2022:  SC Teaching Fellows

To apply for Teaching Fellows, students must be:
1. A U.S. citizen or will be an eligible non-citizen under State Residency Statutes at the time of high school graduation (Please note - students categorized as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are not eligible for Teaching Fellows.)
2. A legal resident of South Carolina (Please note - Residency will be verified by the Teaching Fellows Institution after a student has been offered an award.)

Students who wish to apply must complete an online application between October 1 and December 1 of their final year of high school.
Two reference surveys, a high school transcript with class rank included, and ACT and/or SAT test scores are collected through the application process.
All complete applications are scored by an initial screening committee. Up to 500 qualifying applicants are invited to participate in the Teaching Fellows regional interviews where they interview with a team of three educators, deliver a short presentation on an assigned topic, and write an essay in response to a prompt. 

Teaching Fellows Application

December 15, 2022:  Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is a $1000 award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Applicants may apply via the Google Form on the website/link.

Dirk Derrick Scholarship Application

January 9, 2023:  Kitty M. Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship

-Be enrolled in or planning to attend full-time an accredited college or university in South Carolina.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrate financial need.

Kitty M. Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship Application

January 10, 2023:  South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship

-Must be a South Carolina Resident
-Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale through the spring 2022 semester.
-Must demonstrate community involvement through service/volunteer work.
- Must have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.
- Must demonstrate financial need.

There are four scholarships offered through the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.

South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarships

January 27, 2023:  2023 Power Associates Scholarship (2-Year Program)

Position Description

Santee Cooper's Power Associate Program is a competitive scholarship program that prepares high school graduates for rewarding technical careers in the electric utility industry. Students can attend Trident Technical College, Orangeburg-Calhoun or Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

Program Benefits:
  • Earn a Technical Associate's Degree in Applied Science.
  • Earn (3) Certificates in Applied Science (Electrician: Automated Controls, Electrician: Industrial, and Industrial: Mechanic).
  • Gain hands-on experience by working in a generating station, electrical distribution area and/or electrical transmission area.
  • Books, Tuition and supplies are covered by Santee Cooper.
  • Earn a competitive wage, weekly stipend and qualify for substantial incentive bonuses each semester based on academic performance.
  • Graduates receive preferential consideration for full-time employment at Santee Cooper.

    Position Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age and be a High School Graduate by June 2023.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and background check.

  • Power Associates Scholarship Application

    January 27, 2023:  2023 Electrical Lineworker Scholarship

    Program Description

    At Santee Cooper, Electrical Line Workers install, maintain and repair power lines and equipment in difficult weather conditions and all hours of the day or night.

    This is a scholarship to attend the Electrical Line Worker program at Trident Technical College, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College or York Technical College. Students will attend the program full time and will be exposed to the technical curriculum and manual training necessary for success.

    Participants of this program attend school full time, Monday - Thursday each week and work with a Line Crew every Friday.

    Participants are only paid for days worked at a rate of $15 per hour.

    This is a sixteen week program and will start in August 2023.

    Program Benefits:
  • Earn a Electrical Line Worker 3rd Class Certificate in Applied Science.
  • Gain hands-on experience while working with a line crew every Friday.
  • Books, Tuition and supplies are covered by Santee Cooper.
  • Graduates receive preferential consideration for full-time employment at Santee Cooper.

    Position Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age and be a High School Graduate by June 2023.
  • Must be comfortable working at considerable heights and be physically fit.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and background check.

  • Electrical Lineworker Scholarship Application

    February 1, 2023:  Carolinas Credit Union Foundation (Multiple Scholarship Opportunities)


    • Possess a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4-point (non-weighted) scale.
    • Be a credit union member in good standing. (Memberships of parents or other immediate family members do not qualify. Membership must be open for at least 30 days.)
    • Be enrolled or plan to be enrolled as a full-time student in the upcoming year at an accredited four-year college or university

    Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Applications

    February 1, 2023:  Iota Tau Scholarship Program

    The Iota Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is pleased to invite you to be part of the Chapters’ “Iota Tau Scholarship Program”.

    Under the auspices of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship Program, Iota Tau is committed to awarding scholarships to outstanding students like you who have demonstrated interest in attending college after high school.

    This application is designed to collect academic and personal information for the scholarship committee to review. Your responses to the questions will be a decisive factor in the selection process. After completion, you should give the application to your school counselor, Mrs. Leigh Owens, by February 1, 2022 to complete section 6 --Certification by School Official.

    Two Personal Recommendations are required and should be submitted in sealed envelopes to Mrs. Leigh Owens by February 16th.

    The school official will provide the requested data and attach an official transcript of grades through the first semester of the current academic year (January 2023). The school official will then mail the application and requested data to the Scholarship Committee.

    Iota Tau Scholarship Program

    Due February 20, 2023:  Archibald Rutledge Scholarship

    Eligibility criteria:
     Students must currently be enrolled in twelfth grade in a public school in South Carolina.
     Students must plan to attend a South Carolina college or university.
     Students must be a U.S. citizen and have attended public school in South Carolina for the past two years.
     Students may only apply for a scholarship in one of the five arts disciplines.

    General composition criteria include (click on the individual arts form to access the application and criteria for that arts form):
    Creative Writing—An entry is defined as an original composition, created by the applicant, utilizing any form of creative writing including but not limited to journals, diaries, letters, memoirs, essays, poetry, storytelling, speeches, and free writing. The composition should not exceed two, double-spaced pages in length.
    Dance—An entry is defined as an original creation of dance choreography timed at three to six minutes created for solo dancer or ensemble in any appropriate movement style. The applicant must perform in the recording of his or her creation.
    Music—An entry is defined as an original vocal or instrumental composition created by the applicant timed at four to ten minutes for solo performer or small ensemble (recommended no more than five parts) utilizing any appropriate compositional technique. Arrangements of existing works will not be permitted for this competition.
    Theatre—An entry is defined as an original one-act script created by the applicant with a runtime of eight to fifteen minutes.
    Visual Arts— An entry is defined as original artwork that must be a completed, rendered visual creation, produced by the applicant. Art is limited to two-dimensional work such as drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and collage. Artwork must not be copies of master artworks or comic art.

    Due March 3, 2023:  Key Scholarship - CCU or FMU students

    Eligibility Applicants must:
    • Be a graduating high school senior.
    • Have at least a 3.0 GPA.
    • Be accepted by and plan to attend either Coastal Carolina University (CCU) or Francis Marion University (FMU) for at least four years.
    • Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 college credit hours (full-time status) at either CCU or FMU.

    Key Scholarship Application

    Due March 16, 2023:  GKCU Class of 2023 Scholarship

    Scholarships ($1000) will be awarded to deserving area high school seniors that display exemplary character, work ethic and strong educational goals.
    Applicants must be:
     Graduating high school in Georgetown or Williamsburg County.
     Active GKCU member or child/relative of GKCU member.
     Planning to enroll at least a minimum of 12 hours of credit per semester at their post-secondary institution.
    Applicants must submit:
     Scholarship Application
     Two recommendation letters (excluding relatives).
     High School Transcript
     Essay or Video

    GKCU Application

    March 17, 2023:  DAR Winyah Chapter Scholarship

    Scholarship Requirements:

    Pursue an accredited 2 or 4 year program or technical school in preparation for a degree or certification for career

    Attain a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher

    Perform Volunteer Community Service during the 2022/2023 academic year Examples of Volunteer activities include, but are not limited to: preparing/serving/delivering meals to needy, elderly or infirmed; participation in beach/river cleanup; organizing canned food drive; hospital, clinic or shelter volunteer; assisting with/at fundraiser for non-profit charity or community organization; volunteering for summer or after school programs for the needy or disabled.

    Provide SAT/ACT scores 

    DAR Scholarship Overview
    DAR Winyah Chapter Scholarship Application

    April 15, 2023:  HOSA Scholarships

    1. Join Tallo
    • Go to
    • Click the Start Your Free Profile button and create your account
    • All HOSA scholarships will be managed through Tallo
    • HOSA Members must have a Tallo account and apply within the application
    2. Search For HOSA Scholarship
    • Select your account dashboard
    • Go to the Opportunities section, click the search icon and search for HOSA under organization name
    • Select HOSA Scholarship from the results list
    3. Apply For Scholarship
    • Follow the steps and provide required information (Your Tallo  profile will act as a majority of your application!)
    • Please ensure that you have all of the requirements completed before submitting your application
    • Click Apply Now The deadline for applying for scholarships is April 15, 2022

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