COLLEGE APPLICATIONS & SCHOLARSHIP HELP
2020-21 SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT
Please contact Director of Counseling, Dr. Harrington with college application or scholarship questions.
Fall 2020 Scholarship Opportunities: LIST
Chamber of Commerce created a guide to college scholarships
Start your scholarship search at the college/universities Financial Aid and Scholarship websites that your student plans to apply too. They will have specific college, departmental and major scholarships unique to each school and these are typically guaranteed every year as long as students maintain a 3.0 GPA. Here are a few links as examples:
OCTOBER 1, 2020: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1st! Students must complete the FAFSA every year to be eligible for the SC State Scholarships (Palmetto Fellows, Life and Hope) in addition to federal student aid such as federal grants, work-study, and loans. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
South Carolina State Scholarships: The Life and Hope Scholarships do not have applications. Students will be notified by the institutions they attend if they are eligible.
Florin|Roebig $5,000 College Scholarship Essay Contest: The law firm of Florin|Roebig knows how valuable higher education can be, not only in shaping society but in helping young people reach their long-term academic and professional goals. For this reason, we’re proud to announce a scholarship contest awarding $5,000.
The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University is a $10,000 scholarship for incoming freshmen to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society. This program is an eight-course sequence that students take together as an intellectual cohort during their undergraduate careers. The Lyceum Scholars Program is open to any major and fulfills the requirements for a minor in Political Science. For more information, visit our website.
Davidson has partnered with the Duke Endowment to offer a new Application Scholarship for students applying for admission to the Davidson Class of 2025. The James B. Duke Scholarship recognizes students whose academic achievement, diverse talents, work ethic, resilience, and concern for others give evidence of their capacity to make a difference in the world. Five new James B. Duke Scholars will be named in each entering class. The award is valued annually at full tuition + a $5000 special study stipend. Any Davidson applicant for admission is eligible to apply.
Wofford Scholars is the largest merit-based scholarship program at Wofford. Scholarship awards are based on leadership, academic achievement and character. To qualify, students must:
- Be nominated by their high school counselor
- Rank in the top 10 percent of the class
- Have a combined score of 1300 on the SAT/PSAT or a 28 on the ACT/PLAN.
- Apply no later than the Early Action deadline (Nov. 15)
- Complete a Scholars Interview in November.
-We are accepting nominations until September 30.
The GOLD (Growing Our Leadership through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Scholarship is awarded to students from historically underrepresented populations (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or Multiracial) with the purpose of acknowledging these students who have exhibited strong academic achievement, leadership, and potential to contribute to the Wofford community and beyond. To be considered, students must:
- Apply for admission by the Early Action deadline (Nov. 15)
- Submit FAFSA
- Submit the GOLD Scholarship Application by January 4, 2021
Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Students should read the rules and eligibility requirements, download the 2020-21 entry form application, and forward with their essay directly to Marianne Kramer, Scholarship Ambassador for the VFW Auxiliary for Rock Hill, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All student entries must be submitted by midnight, Oct. 31, 2020.
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest is accepting submissions from high school students for this year’s contest. By submitting an original essay describing a leader who demonstrated political courage as described by President Kennedy in his book, Profiles in Courage, students can win one of 15 scholarship awards for college — including a $10,000 first-place prize. Deadline: January 15, 2021
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in service to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities. Encourage your students to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar by October 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. ET, and receive a chance for one of 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 through the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. For more details and a link to the application, visit Cokeurl.com/scholarships.
The Horatio Alger Association welcomes eligible high school seniors to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarships, which range from $10,000 to $25,000. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for these awards. One application is all that's necessary to apply for state, national, and specialized programs. The application is open until October 25 and available at application.horatioalger.org.
The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements. The 2021 Cooke College Scholarship Program application closes on October 30, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., in your local time zone. Applicants can add the Cooke College Scholarship Program Application to their Common App.
HireAHelper scholarship: The $2,000 scholarship occurs four times a year and is open to high school seniors and current college students.The application dates are as follows: Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17 of each year, Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14 of each year, Fall Contest Cycle: October 15 - January 15 of the following year, Winter Contest Cycle: January 16 - April 16 of each year. You can find all the information related to the scholarship on HireAHelper Scholarship
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: Opens November 1, 2020, at jackierobinson.org. Through the JRF application, more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the foundation's namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is February 1, 2021, 5 p.m.
Are you looking for ways to make extra money for college? The Silver Pen Writing Competition is one of those ways. The award is hosted through Wellmore of Tega Cay and only local students can win. 1st Place: $2,500, 2nd Place: $750, 3rd Place: $500. See attached for more details and apply online at http://silverpen-slc.com/ .Deadline February 12, 2021
2021 National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) Scholarship: Four scholarships, each worth $2,500 - two scholarships are for students pursuing degrees in Education. The other two scholarships may be awarded to applicants pursuing degrees in Education or any other field.
Deadline: Thursday, December 17, 2020. All material must be given to Dr. Harrington by Noon on this day.
The Juneteenth-Rock Hill Dr. Ann Cain Scholarship was established in June 2016 in memory of Dr. Ann Cain. Dr. Ann Cain spent her life educating children, encouraging them to strive for excellence and passing on the love of learning. In the legacy and life of Dr. Ann Cain, this one time scholarship will be rewarded to a deserving high school student. Completed application should be postmarked no later than February 15, 2021 to be considered for the scholarship.
Garrick-Ramseur Memorial Scholarships is annually awarded by the Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta is a public service sorority, and each year the Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter awards several scholarships to local high school seniors. Please make your outstanding seniors who are attending either two-year or four-year schools aware of the scholarship and encourage them to complete and return the application. The applications must be submitted via email no later than Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Students may download a copy of the application and recommendation form at www.dstrockhill.org.
South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Foundation Scholarship: Deadline March 1, 2021, Guidelines, Application Link
Your local co-op is here to remind all of you about our scholarships available for high school seniors! Please share these links and encourage students to apply for the scholarship that best fits their needs. To find out more details about these scholarships, follow this link: https://www.yorkelectric.net/my-community/education/ . Both scholarship applications are due by Friday, March 19.
Students who are attending a four-year college and who are members of York Electric Cooperative, should apply to our Touchstone Energy Scholarship for their school. We award 12 $1,000 scholarships each year, highlighting one student from each local high school, private school and homeschooled group. Follow this link to apply online: https://www.yorkelectric.net/my-community/education/touchstone-energy-scholarship-application/
Students who plan to learn a trade after graduation or who are attending York Technical College are encouraged to apply for our Technical Advantage Scholarship. These students DO NOT have to be members of YEC, but are required to be studying a trade. To apply online, follow this link: https://www.yorkelectric.net/my-community/education/tech-advantage-scholarship-application/
HSF Scholar Application
Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
Career services include access to internships and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, Healthcare Summit, and Alumni Symposium
Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and select career opportunities with HSF corporate partners
Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which ranges from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students
Deadline: February 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT
Must be of Hispanic heritage
U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2021-2022 academic year
Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.
Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over $650 million in scholarships. HSF Scholars have access to valuable Scholar Support Services and, as funding permits, Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.
Additional Important information:
It takes an average of 30 minutes to complete the Phase I of the HSF Scholar Application
No essays, recommendations, or document uploads are required in Phase I
HSF Scholar Application Timeline:
January – The HSF Scholar Application opens January 1 and closes, February 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT
February – Applicants are evaluated and the most competitive are selected as Finalists
March – Finalists are announced and asked to submit essays, recommendations, transcripts, FAFSA, and other related documents
June – HSF Scholars are announced (includes both funded and waitlisted Scholars)
June to December – Final Document Verification (financial aid award letter, enrollment verification, and related documents)
October to December – Awards are disbursed after verification process is complete
The City of Rock Hill is pleased to partner again with the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency to offer a $1000 scholarship to each of two rising college freshman for the 21/22 academic school year. Attached, please find qualification and application criteria for the Powerful Minds Scholarship and the Brother David Memorial Scholarship.
South Carolina State Fair : www.scstatefair.org, Deadline March 15th
Please make your students aware that this scholarship is available to any student in South Carolina who is a senior in a public or private high school or home school. This student must be planning to attend a public or private college, university, or technical college in the state of South Carolina. The South Carolina State Fair will award fifty (50) $6000 scholarships to students across the state to be paid at the rate of $1500 per year over a four year period. The fifty 2021 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair. The South Carolina State Fair is dedicated to educating South Carolina’s young adults and we appreciate your effort in making your students aware of this opportunity. If you have any questions concerning our scholarship, I can be reached at (803)799-3387 ext. 110.
Scholarships list available March-May: LINK
The Master Gardeners of York County have established the Lannie Love Education Scholarship for graduating high school seniors from the counties of Chester, Lancaster, and York who wish to pursue higher education in horticulture, agriculture, landscape design, turf management, forestry, botany, greenhouse management, land management or a related field. The scholarship honors the memory of Mrs. Love, a retired reading educator and an avid gardener who enjoyed sharing her knowledge in both fields. This is the ninth year we are offering these scholarships.
The full application is attached to this email and is available on the website of the Master Gardeners of York County. All requirements are listed on the website and the application.
Please share this information with the appropriate students in your school. Awards will be made to successful candidates in the amount of $1000.
The application must be postmarked on or before May 1, 2021.
The York Technical College Achievement Scholarship is available 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. We encourage all students who qualify to apply! Scholarship Award Amount: $1,000
Criteria necessary to apply
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
The application end date for this opportunity is April 15th, 2021. Award notifications will be made at the end of April.
Students will be required to log in with their Webadvisor credentials given when they enroll at York Tech.