Pelion Pride '19

Issue 8: March 28, 2019

Stay in touch with the Counseling & Advisement Office

Website: www.PelionHScounseling.com

Twitter: @PelionCounselor

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PHSCounseling1


Mrs. Jessica Burke: Last Names A-D jburke@lexington1.net

Ms. Amber Hartley: Last Names E-M alhartley@lexington1.net

Ms. Jill Zueger: Last Names N-Z jzueger@lexington1.net

Mrs. Dana Crumpton: Career Specialist dcrumpton@lexington1.net

Ms. Tara Simmons: Graduation Coach tsimmons@lexington1.net

Ms. Kim Kirby: School Counseling Secretary

Mrs. Amy Miller: Student Records

Please bring your college acceptance letters and scholarship award letters to Ms. Kirby in the School Counseling Office.

CONGRATULATIONS! Military Enlistment

The following students have enlisted in the military upon graduation:


Jacob Thompson

Conner Westberry

CONGRATULATIONS! College Acceptance Letters

The following students have received their college acceptance letters!


Caroline Barnes

Anna Bazemore

Nick Bazemore

Aleeya Byrd

Natalia Campbell

Elizabeth Cooper

Lauren Duenke

Trevor Dunn

Taylor Eubanks

Sadie Gantt

Lily Herron

Caitlin Jeffcoat

Taylor Johnson

Cheryl LaDue

Savannah Lee

David Lima

Gabriel Locklear

Mitchell Macon

Eryn McDaniel

Savannah McLeod

Alana Meetze

Brianna Miller

Lydia Mills

Angela Moreland

Tayler Murray

Broderick Nicewonger

Makenzie Renew

Austin Shumpert

Jaidon Shumpert

McKenna Smith

Dylan Williamson

CONGRATULATIONS! College SCHOLARSHIPS

The following students have received college scholarships!


Caroline Barnes

Lauren Duenke

Trever Dunn

Lily Herron

Caitlin Jeffcoat

Cheryl LaDue

Savannah Lee

Savannah McLeod

Lydia Mills

Makenzie Renew

Jaidon Shumpert

Austin Shumpert

McKenna Smith

Prom

Saturday, April 27th, 8pm

Pelion High School

Accuplacer Testing

Thursday, April 4th, 8am

600 Lydia Drive

Pelion, SC

Computer Lab 111

Midlands Tech Orientation

Wednesday, April 24th, 9:45am

Pelion High School

Computer Lab 111

Senior Meeting

Monday, May 6th, 11am

Pelion High School

Little Theater


Bring your iPad

College Decision Day

Thursday, May 2nd, 11am

Pelion High School

Awards Day

Friday, May 17th, 8:30am

Pelion High School Gym

Graduation Day!!!

Friday, June 7th, 4pm

801 Lincoln Street

Columbia, SC

Requesting Transcripts

Transcripts are sent electronically. For college applications and the NCAA you will need to create an account and request transcripts through www.parchment.com.


Transcript requests for scholarship applications should be made to Ms. Kirby in the Counseling & Advisement Office.

FAFSA

Every college-bound senior needs to complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not completed the FAFSA, The Educational Opportunity Center at Midlands Tech will help you. You do not have to be attending Midlands Tech to use this service.

Call 803-822-3749 to schedule an appointment. You will need to bring the following items to your appointment:


  • Picture ID
  • Permanent Resident card (if eligible non-citizen)
  • Social Security card
  • Most recently filed tax return and W-2 forms
  • Parents’ most recently filed tax return and W-2 forms (dependent students only)

Student-Athletes: Are you planning to play sports in college?

You need to see your counselor ASAP. You may need to complete the NCAA Eligibility form or the NAIA form.


NCAA link: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

NAIA link: https://www.playnaia.org/

Joye Law Firm Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Amount: $2,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office or online https://www.joyelawfirm.com/joye-scholarship-program/


Eligibility Requirements:


  • Open to all graduating South Carolina High School Seniors
  • Must plan to attend a 4-year college or university
  • Demonstrate strong community-oriented values
  • Submit a Creative Entry that raises awareness of a selected Personal Injury matter. Five topic choices are provided in the application.

Lexington District One Educational Office Professionals Scholarship

Deadline: April 5, 2019

Amount: $1000.00

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements:



  • Must be a graduating senior in 2018-2019 School Year.
  • Must major in Business, Computer Science, Marketing, Accounting, or Advertising.
  • Must have maintained at 3.0 GPA all through high school.
  • Must be a US citizen and resident of SC.
  • Demonstrates through grades, character, and commitment a potential success as a business professional

Lexington Woman's Club Scholarship

Deadline: April 9, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


The members of the Lexington Woman's Club are pleased to be able to present a scholarship again this year to a graduating senior (male or female) who plans to enter the field of education. Students at all Lexington One high schools are eligible to apply.


The amount of the scholarship changes from year to year, depending on funds raised.


For paper applications, see Ms. Kirby in Counseling and Advisement.

Make Your Mark: Coach Mark Gerald Student Leader Scholarship

Deadline: April 9, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office



T​o be eligible for this award, applicants must:

● demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community

the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;

● demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade

point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);

● demonstrate financial need;

● be citizens of the United States of America;

● be current high school seniors attending high school in the United

States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and home

schooled students are also eligible); and

● plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a

bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university or

technical college

● in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Paige Erin Marie Widmer Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


This scholarship will go to a Pelion High School Student.

Honoring our "Heroes'' Children Scholarship

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Amount: $2,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Scholarship Selection Process:


The Honoring our Heroes’ Children Scholarship seeks to provide educational assistance to

children, who have at least (1) one parent currently serving or who previously served in the

U.S. Armed Forces OR have at least (1) one parent who volunteers or is employed as a First

Responder*. The scholarship must be used for higher education expenses for a student who

will attend a two or four-year university.

*First Responder includes: Fire/EMS/911/Law Enforcement

SCAAA/NIAAA Scholarship

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office or http://www.niaaa.org/assets/Scholarship-Application-2019_fillable.pdf


Eligibility


  • Applicant must be a Senior
  • Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following:

(A) minimum of B+ average;

(B) Ranked in the top 25% of class;

(C) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading)

  • Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport
  • Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
  • Applicant must complete attached scholar/essay application
  • Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director
  • School athletic director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association
  • The principal or athletic director must sign the application to insure that the academic information submitted is accurate
  • All hard copy materials must be postmarked or electronic materials sent to the NIAAA State Liaison in your respective state by your states deadline.

George Rogers Foundation of the Carolinas Scholarship

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility Criteria


Applicants must be a:

  • South Carolina Resident
  • First-generation college student - defined as a student whose parent(s) have not graduated from an institute of higher education with a four-year degree
  • High school senior or a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student.


Applicants must submit:

  • An official transcript indicating a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • Admissions acceptance letter OR college registration documentation indicating full-time enrollment at an accredited four-year U.S. institution for the entire academic year. Unfortunately, students applying to or enrolled at online or proprietary schools are not eligible
  • Two letters of recommendation from a high school/college faculty member, school counselor, employer, or church leader
  • One letter of affirmation from a parent/guardian stating the applicant is the first person in his/her family to attend college

Midlands Technical College Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: https://1midlandscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx


Various scholarships available through Midlands Tech.

The Senator Katrina Shealy Scholarship

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Applicants must be graduating from South Carolina public, private, or home schools and planning to attend a South Carolina university, college or technical college. Students should be active in their school and community, and have a strong academic record.

Sigma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility:


  • Completed Application
  • Two letters of recommendation from educators/adults (non-family members)
  • Two pages (maximum) doubled-spaced typed essay on how your higher educational experience will make an impact on your community involvement
  • Official High School Transcript with the school's seal
  • Statement of financial need and an estimate of one year's college/university expense
  • Photo

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Deadline: April 14, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: https://akauoo98.wufoo.com/forms/2019-scholarship-application-packet/


A complete application will include:

  • Completed online scholarship application
  • Your photograph
  • High school transcript with SAT/ACT scores (mailed)
  • Letters of recommendation (mailed)
  • Essay on the topic listed in the ScholarshipEligibility Requirement sheet
  • Students to be considered for the HBCU for LIFE Scholarship will submit an additional essay listed in the HBCU Scholarship eligibility requirements.
  • Sufficient postage on the envelope to mail your application. Insufficient postage will cause your application to be returned to you, creating a delay in receipt by the deadline.


MAIL TO:
Scholarship Committee
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter
Post Office Box 2012
Irmo, South Carolina 29063

Application and all required documents must be received on or before April 14, 2019.

Paula Rawl Calhoon Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility:


  • Female
  • Must be planning to attend a SC college, university, or technical school
  • Female students should be active in their school and community and have a strong desire to exceed academically.
  • Additionally, funds awarded to a scholarship recipient will be sent to the designated institution of higher learning where the college student will select to accept the funds.

Tywanza Sanders Legacy Scholarships

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Amount: $1,000 - $5,000

Application: https://www.tywanzasanderslegacyfoundation.com/scholarships


Eligibility Requirements:


  • Applicants must have permanent residency in South Carolina, and must be a United States citizen.
  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from a South Carolina high school.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must be accepted into an accredited 4-year college or university in for the Fall 2019 academic semester.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a financial need.
  • Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application along with the required supporting documentations.
  • Applicants must complete a 500-800 word written essay.

WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 17, 2019

Amount: $5000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating African-American high school senior who reside in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, or Sumter counties
  • 3.00 grade point average

The Lindsey Pilkington Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office



The Lindsey Pilkington Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a qualifying student attending an accredited 2 or 4 year College program.


The qualifying student must meet the following three requirements:

  • Be a female graduating from a high school in Lexington County, SC
  • Have at least a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Be enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4 year college program pursuing a degree in a Computer and/or IT program.


The student must provide:

  • A completed application
  • An official transcript showing GPA eligibility.
  • A 500-word essay about why they are interested in a Computer and/or IT program.

The Michael Bryan Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Amount: $3,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Must be planning to attend a trade school.

SCCSS Clio Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYnTn9J2VTpAVZVMtnBfLX9Zmd6nw0OgOOl2YxNJ_BoO-vNw/viewform


The SCCSS annually recognizes a high school senior who plans to pursue a career as a K-12 social studies educator. Winning students will receive the following:

** recognition by the SCCSS at the annual fall conference;
** notification of the local media of this accomplishment; and
** a $500 scholarship.

The application deadline is May 1st of each year.

Criteria:
* Complete application
* 2 references: One MUST be a recommendation from a member of SCCSS
* Submit official transcript by May 1st of each year.
SCCSS Awards Committee Chair
PO Box 11746
Columbia, SC 29211-1746

SIGMA GAMMA RHO Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Amount: $500.00

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility:


  • Current high school seniors
  • Must be attending college or university in the United States
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

Vivint Smart Home Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Amount: $5,000

Application: https://www.vivint.com/scholarship



Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to high school seniors or college students who are legal residents of the United States
  • Scholarship payable only to students living in the United States
  • Student must enroll in semester beginning no later than September 10, 2018
  • Winner is not based on financial need
  • Home-schooled students may apply so long as their completed coursework equals a high school senior
  • Applicants required to submit a video (see “Make A Video” tab for details)
  • Student must be declared, or have intent to declare a major in one of the eligible disciplines listed in the Scholarship Official Rules

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Deadline: May 13, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: https://www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarship-sweepstakes/index.html


Free to enter and no minimum GPA required.

Drawings are approximately every two weeks.

Christian Connector, Inc Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Amount: $2,500

Application: http://www.christianconnector.com


The scholarship runs each year from June 1st through May 31st. The drawing winner of each scholarship is selected at random and The Christian Connector, Inc. reserves the right to change the random drawing selection process at any point. Individuals must meet the below guidelines in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Drawing Guidelines:


  • The scholarship recipient must have plans to enroll for the first time as a full-time student at a Christ-centered Christian college or Bible college within 16 months of being notified by The Christian Connector, Inc. that he/she has won the drawing.
  • The Christian Connector, Inc. reserves the right to make the determination of whether or not a particular school qualifies. Any school that is a member of the CCCU, NACCAP or ABHE automatically qualifies.
  • The scholarship recipient may not currently be enrolled at a Christian college or Bible college.
  • The scholarship will not be sent to the individual recipient, but rather it will be sent directly to the school of choice, meeting the above criteria.
  • An individual cannot enter the scholarship drawing more than once, however, he/she may use the request form and Christian Connector services as often as they wish.
  • By completing the information request form, the winner of the scholarship allows their name, city and state to be used on the site and in promotional materials, announcing that he/she is a Christian Connector scholarship recipient.

Should the initial randomly selected individual(s) not meet the above guidelines for the scholarship drawing entered, the scholarship will be forfeited and offered to another individual until a selected individual who meets the above guidelines is awarded the appropriate scholarship.

The Caring.com Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarship


At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.


How to Apply

Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:


  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?
Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. Chief Human Resources Officer Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to Coordinator of Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.