RB '18

Senior Newsletter, February 2018

Attendance and Visiting Prospective Colleges

Seniors are given TWO excused absences for College Days. In order to have the absences excused, it will be necessary to turn in a note on college letterhead with the student's name and date of the visit. This should be turned in to Mrs. Wood in Attendance.

People are asking...

People are asking …

Is it true that graduates won’t be allowed to wear honor cords?

No. Graduating students will recognize their academic accomplishments at this year’s graduation just as they have every year by earning the right to wear a variety of stoles, cords or medallions.


For instance:

  • Students who complete a “major” receive a cord to wear around their neck and over their gown.
  • Centers for Advanced Study completers wear a white stole with the center’s logo on it.
  • Graduates of the district’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme receive a stole.
  • Graduates of the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics and S.C. college partners’ Accelerate program wear a medallion.
  • The district’s high schools recognize honor graduates in a variety of ways. River Bluff gives medallions.
  • Schools also recognize National Honor Society and/or Beta Club members with seals on diplomas.
  • Students who have enlisted and will go directly into a branch of the military receive a military cord.

Concoria College waiving application fees

Concordia College Alabama is located in historical Selma, Alabama. Below is a list of our total cost and requirements for acceptance and scholarships:

  • Total cost of our college is $17,020 a year (No out-of-state tuition fee)
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 on the final high school transcript to be accepted
  • Our institutional scholarships start at a 2.5 GPA. For example, if you have a 3.0 GPA and a 18 ACT or 860 SAT, you will qualify for $5000 in scholarships.
  • Concordia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates and bachelors degrees.

Students can apply online at www.ccal.edu by clicking on "Apply Now" and the application fee will be waived.

University of South Carolina Admission Counselor visit

Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 11am

Main Street in front of Counseling and Advisement

Stop by and have all your college admission questions answered by Corey Jones from the University of South Carolina.

Charleston Southern University Admission Counselor Visit

Thursday, March 8th, 11am

Main Street in front of Counseling and Advisement

Interested in Charleston Southern University? Stop by and chat with Morgan Huff and have all your questions answered.

Lander University Admission Counselor Visit

Thursday, March 8th, 9am

main Street in front of Counseling and Advisement

Thinking about Lander? What to find out the status of your application? Stop by and talk with Ashley Hill about Lander University.

Lexington Technology Center Career Festival

Thursday, March 15th, 4:30-7:30pm

2421 Augusta Highway

Lexington, SC

Fun, music, and entertainment for all ages!


Discover the possibilities at Lexington Technology Center. Each program will be showcased through project displays, demonstrations, and interactive activities. The Career Festival will provide Lexington One students, parents, and business leaders insight about educational and career opportunities available through LTC.

ASVAB Testing

Friday, March 16th, 8am

Gator Commons

Once again this year, we are excited to offer the ASVAB to any students who meet the eligibility criteria and who are interested. Space is limited to the first fifty(50) students who register and qualify.

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be offered at RBHS on March 16th. To be eligible to test, you must be 16 years of age or older by Dec. 7th, 2016, and in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

-- The ASVAB is NOT just a "military test;” but provides tools to help you learn more about career exploration and planning, in both the civilian and military worlds of work.

-- We have selected the option to NOT release scores, however, you will have the option to make your individual score available to recruiters if you choose.

-- You should arrive at Gator Commons (near the football stadium) no later than 8:20 and testing will begin at 8:30am. Testing should last approximately three hours. You are responsible for making up any work missed during the mods you are testing.

-- Testing is FREE.

To register to take the ASVAB at River Bluff High School on Friday, March 16th at 8:30am click the registration link here. You must use your Lexington One email address to access the registration form. If you are unable to access the registration link, check to make sure you are logged in to Goggle with your school email and not a personal email account and this will solve the problem.

Spartanburg Methodist College Spring Open House

Saturday, March 17th, 8:30am-1:30pm

1000 Powell Mill Road

Spartanburg, SC

An Open House gives you more opportunities to talk with current SMC students, professors and staff to ask the questions that will help you know if SMC is the right college for you. This is a “must-do” on your college search list! Click here to register.

Midlands Technical College Health Sciences HOSA Day

Friday, April 20th, 8:30am

1260 Lexington Drive

West Columbia, SC

Students will be able to tour and participate in activities in Health Sciences Programs. MTC College Application fee will be waived for those apply that day. Seniors who bring their transcripts – reviewed for possible acceptance that day.


Limited to the first 300 that register.

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Senior Crew Games

Friday, April 13th, 8:15am

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

Prom

Saturday, April 21st, 8pm

USC Alumni Center

Student Awards Night

Tuesday, May 22nd, 7pm

River Bluff High School Performing Arts Center

Graduation Ceremony - Class of 2018

Saturday, June 2nd, 8am

801 Lincoln Street

Columbia, SC

Mark your calendar now!

Taking the ACT and SAT

RBHS AI/CEEB Code 411292

River Bluff High School's AI/CEEB Code for Testing and College Applications

SAT TEST DATE

Saturday, March 10th, 8am

See Website for locations. www.Collegeboard.org

Late Registration Deadline is February 28, 2017.

Register at www.collegeboard.org

ACT TEST DATE

Saturday, April 14th, 8am

SEE Website for Locations

Late Registration Deadline is March 9, 2018.

Register at www.actstudent.org

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS: ACT and SAT

General Information

Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of the student/parent to register for the ACT and SAT tests. The C&A staff can answer questions at any time. Log on to sat.org/register or www.actstudent.org to register.


  • The ACT / SAT are college admissions tests & aid institutions in determining a student’s potential for success in college. (Students planning on attending a 2-year or technical college generally do NOT need to take either test.) Colleges/universities in S.C. accept both ACT and/or SAT scores. Students should refer to the admission requirements for each institution they plan to attend.
  • If you plan to take the ACT, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you take the writing component at least once. It is not so necessary on subsequent retakes.
  • If you are a special needs student and would like to request testing accommodations for the ACT or SAT, it is your responsibility to initiate the process by discussing the procedure with your counselor. The process is very time-consuming (minimum 6 – 8 weeks). Each testing agency (College Board / ACT) has its own application for accommodations.


VERY IMPORTANT! Please make sure that you fill in the school code for River Bluff High School when registering for the ACT/SAT. If you fail to do this, our school will NOT receive your scores. The school testing code is 411292.

2yr College Bound Students

Don’t forget to set up your personal profiles on the internet for scholarships.


www.scholarships.com, www.collegenet.com, www.collegescholarships.org, www.fastweb.com, www.petersons.com and www.salliemae.com/scholarships are great sites to use as resources, but are certainly not the only ones.


  • Start submitting college applications
  • Visit prospective schools
  • Watch your email for information on taking AccuPlacer in the Spring, a placement tests for 2-year technical colleges (You can also use ACT/SAT scores)


Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net if you plan on playing sports your first year of college. Remember that most 2-year colleges do not have sports available but you can check with the school to find out. It is necessary for you to take ACT / SAT in order to qualify for the NCAA Clearinghouse.

4-Year College Bound Students

Don’t forget to set up your personal profiles on the internet for scholarships.


www.scholarships.com, www.collegenet.com, www.collegescholarships.org, www.fastweb.com, www.petersons.com and www.salliemae.com/scholarships are great sites to use as resources, but are certainly not the only ones.


  • Start submitting college applications
  • Visit prospective schools
  • Repeat the ACT / SAT as necessary


Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net if you plan on playing sports your first year of college.

Applying to Colleges

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Attendance

WATCH your ATTENDANCE – remember that absences count for each class -- a maximum of 10 days for a full year class, 5 days for a ½ year class.

  • You’ll receive “FA” (Failure due to Absences) for classes with excessive absences
  • Please see Mrs. Wood in the attendance office for questions concerning absences

College Open House Days and Tour Dates

Seniors are given TWO excused absences for College Days. In order to have the absences excused, it will be necessary to turn in a note on college letterhead with the student's name and date of the visit. This should be turned in to Mrs. Gunter in Attendance.


Anderson University

https://www.andersonuniversity.edu/


Clemson University

http://www.clemson.edu/visit/events.html


College of Charleston

http://admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/events/index.php

Regular Notification Application Deadline: February 15 Notification: April 1


Columbia College

http://www.columbiasc.edu/admissions/womens-college-admissions/open-house


Francis Marion University

http://www.fmarion.edu/fmuadmissions/campusvisit


Furman University

http://www.furman.edu/admission/EngageFurman/Visit/Pages/default.aspx


Lander University

http://www.lander.edu/admissions/Campus-Visit.aspx


Midlands Technical College

http://www.midlandstech.edu/admissions/visit-campus


Newberry College

https://my.newberry.edu/ICS/Admissions/Events_and_Visits.jnz


Presbyterian College

http://www.presby.edu/admissions/home/visit/


Spartanburg Methodist College

http://www.smcsc.edu/campus-maptour/


Seton Hall University

http://www.shu.edu/visiting/


University of South Carolina - Columbia

http://sc.edu/visit/schedule_a_visit/


University of South Carolina - Beaufort

http://www.uscb.edu/admissions/visit-uscb/visitation-events.html


University of Virginia

https://admission.virginia.edu/outreach


Winthrop University

http://www.winthrop.edu/admissions/visit/


Wofford College

https://www.wofford.edu/admission/visitWofford/

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Deadline and Eligibility

RENEWED DEADLINE: June 14, 2018
AWARD VALUE: $1,000

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Application Procedure for 2018

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Anne and Ed Pitts Memorial Scholarship Application

Did you attend Anne Pitts Child Development Center for a least two years? If so, this is the scholarship for you!


This Scholarship is available for graduating seniors pursuing a post secondary education who attended Anne Pitts Child Development Center for at least two years. Applicants will be judged on character, sincerity of purpose, achievement, and academics. This is a "one time only" scholarship. The number of applicants will determine the amount of the scholarship.

Deadline is April 1, 2018. Applications should be mailed to P O Box 2021, Lexington, SC 29071. Click here for an application.

April Lynn Quinton Memorial Scholarship-$1,000

This scholarship was established in loving memory of April Quinton who died from a single car

accident in October 2009. April was a graduate with honors from Lexington High School in

1998 where she served as Wing Commander of the JROTC. She resided in Lexington County

most of her life and considered herself a lifelong resident of Lexington County.


This scholarship is available for a Lexington County School District One high school senior planning to attend a South Carolina college or university and major in Special Education.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and a SAT score of at least 1100 or

an ACT score of 22.


General Rules:

• Applicants will be judged on character, sincerity of purpose, and potential.

• The scholarship is issued “one time only” and is not renewable.

• The winner will be announced at the school’s Award Program.

• The scholarship award will be paid jointly to the student and the institution of higher learning.

•Applications will be accepted from all five high schools with only one scholarship winner


Deadline is March 15, 2018. Click here for an application or pick one up in Counseling and Advisement.

B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline and Eligibility
DEADLINE: May 22, 2018
AWARD VALUE: $1,000

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
  • Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.


Application Procedure
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

Big Sun Scholarship

All student athletes are eligible to apply for the BigSun Scholarship, regardless of sport. Requires a short essay to a prepared question. $500 available to announced winners. Application deadline is June 19, 2018.

BlueCross BlueShield- Columbia Urban League Scholarship Program - $5,000

This $5000 scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating African-American high school senior who reside in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, Sumter, Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Allendale counties. Applicants must: ✓ Have been a participant in a Columbia Urban League program. ✓ Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 to be eligible. ✓ Be accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award. ✓ Meet financial need requirement. Applicants must submit the following: ✓ An official high school transcript ✓ A copy of SAT and/or ACT scores ✓ Documentation of involvement in community activities and service projects ✓ Copy of household’s 2017 income tax return or FAFSA ✓ Recent photograph ✓ Copy of college or university acceptance letter ✓ Two letters of recommendation ✓ 375 word essay


Deadline is April 6, 2018. Click here for an application.

Bobby Chapman Scholarship-$1,500 renewable annually

The Bobby Chapman Scholarship is to be awarded to a student who is a graduate (or soon to be) of a secondary school in the Southeastern United States and or participated in a prior Bobby Chapman Invitational. The student recipient may or may not be a golfer, accepted as a full time student to an accredited college or university.


The writing prompt for this scholarship is: select one activity with which you were involved as a high school student and explain how this might enhance your college educational experience. You must limit your response to 250 words.


Deadline is March 1. 2018. Click here for an application link.

WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship-$5000

This $5000 scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating African-American high school senior who reside in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield or Sumter counties.


Applicants must:

✓ Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 to be eligible.

✓ Be accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award.

✓ Meet financial need requirement.


Applicants must submit the following:

✓ An official high school transcript

✓ An copy of SAT and/or ACT scores

✓ Documentation of involvement in community activities and service projects

✓ Copy of household’s 2017 income tax return or FAFSA

✓ Recent photograph

✓ Copy of college or university acceptance letter

✓ Two letters of recommendation

✓ 375 word essay


Click here for an application. Please do not mail any applications without 2017 tax return paperwork or FAFSA, official transcript, SAT/ACT scores, color photos and college acceptance letter.

Applications missing this information will not be reviewed. Applications must be postmark by April 6, 2018

Lexington County Clemson Club Scholarship

Must be a senior who has been accepted to Clemson University and plans to attend in the fall. Bridge program students are not eligible.Award amount is $3,750. Applications may be picked up from Mrs. Farrar in the Counseling and Advisement office or by clicking here. Deadline is March 24, 2018.

South Carolina Council for the Social Studies-$500

Want to teach Social Studies? Here's a scholarship for you! Application deadline is May 1, 2018.


Clio Scholarship Application - ($500 Scholarship): Application and all materials are due no later than May 1 of each year. This scholarship recognizes a high school senior OR undergraduate student who plans to pursue a career as a K-12 social studies educator. A scholarship in the amount of $500.00 is awarded along with a 1 year complimentary membership to the SCCSS.

Clio Scholarship Reference Form


Requirements:

  • Complete Clio Scholarship online application

  • Submit official transcript

  • 2 Clio Scholarship online references (one must be a recommendation from a SCCSS member)

The College Plan -$250

The College Plan is for participating high schools within Lexington One School District for a 2017-2018 graduating senior. In order to qualify for the scholarship an individual must complete the official scholarship form. The winner from each school must attend an accredited college, university or technical school to validate the scholarship. The scholarship is a random drawing by April 1st or before Awards Night. The application must be turned in to Counseling & Advisement before the deadline.

Doris Burkett Scholarship-$3,000

The Doris Burkett Scholarship is for the "underdog" who needs a little help to reach success and who may be overlooked for scholarships from other organizations. The primary qualification for scholarship shall be need, moral integrity, and potential of the individual to become a productive citizen.


Click here for an application or pick one up from Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement. Deadline is March 30, 2018.

Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Scholarships $1,250

The Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta offers 6 different scholarships with a total of 11 different awards to students in Richland, Lexington, Newberry and Fairfield counties. The writing prompt depends on the scholarship you apply for. Each essay is a 250 minimum. Completed applications and supporting documentation including the official transcript must be postmarked no later than March 27, 2018.


Click here for an application and more details, or see Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement for a paper copy.

Ernestine and Walter P. Rawl Scholarship- $500

This scholarship is available for students enrolled in Agricultural Education courses in Lexington School District One pursuing a four-year degree in a field of Agriculture.


Must be an active member of the GHS, PHS or LTC FFA Chapter.


Deadline is March 15, 2018. Click here for an application.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund-Military

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to the dependent children of U.S. military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident, or a U.S. military personnel who is classified as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA). You must also maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and be enrolled full time to remain on scholarship and to be eligible to renew your scholarship.

George Rogers Foundation First in Family Scholarship

The George Rogers Foundation was founded in 1992 with a mission to provide financial assistance to first generations college students. George Rogers was a first generation college graduate and as a result he wanted to provide that same opportunity to others in the community that provided to him in South Carolina.



The following are requirements to be considered for student aid:

  • Must be a resident of South or North Carolina

  • Must be a high school senior accepted to a post-secondary institution (at least part-time) for the fall school year

  • Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5

  • Must provide a copy of official high school transcript with application

  • Must provide college registration and admission documentations

  • Must submit at least one (1) letter of recommendation from your high school/college faculty or counselor, employer or church leader.


Deadine is March 16, 2018. Click here for an application.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship-$2,500

This scholarship fund is named in honor of Janice Marie Scott. This scholarship fund was established to recognize her involvement with various youth programs and community service activities within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. Janice was one of 125 individuals that perished in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked and crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the building of the Pentagon.


Requirements include:

a. US Citizen or permanent resident of US

b. GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)

c. High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia.

d. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities.

e. Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000.

Deadline is March 31, 2018. Click here for the application, checklist and criteria sheet.

The Justin Thomas Gustav Memorial Scholarship-$1,000

This volunteer based scholarship is now open to seniors in ALL Lexington County District High Schools to assist with furthering their education. The scholarship, which is focused on volunteer activities, will reward recipients with $1000 in assistance for furthering their education beyond high school. It is paid in two $500 installments at the beginning of their first and second semesters of college, tech school, or any other higher education institution. Applications may be obtained through the guidance counselor's offices of the Lexington District High Schools and Newberry County High Schools after January 15th and must be returned by March 1st. Click here for an application or stop by Counseling and Advisement for a paper copy. Deadline is March 1st.

Lexington County Rotary Club Scholarship-$4,000

This scholarship is provided to high schools in the district. A student whose parent is a member of the Rotary Club is ineligible. One scholarship will be given in the amount of $4000 over a period of 4 years. $1000 each year. Interviews will be held the morning of 04/19 at River Bluff High School. Click here for an application. Deadline is April 12, 2018.

Lexington District One Office Professionals Scholarship - $600

This scholarship is provided by the Lexington District One Educational Office Professionals Organization and will be awarded to a current Lexington School District One student meeting the following qualifications:

-Is a graduating senior who plans to attend an accredited two or four year institution in the fall term following the awarding of the scholarship

-Is pursuing a degree in a Business program (Computer Science, Advertising, Marketing, Accounting, etc.).

-Has maintained a 3.0 GPA in high school -Is a United States citizen and a resident of South Carolina

-Demonstrates through grades, character, and commitment a potential success as a business professional.


Deadline is March 20, 2018. Apply here.

Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship-$3,000- $2,000-$1,000

Medhurst, Norton and Telfer Scholarships $2,000 Each

Awarded to high school seniors living in Lexington County and plan to earn a Bachelors Degree in Nursing.


Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript (with GPA, class rank and SAT or ACT scores)
  • Letter of acceptance into nursing school required


Ann Wingate Scholarships $1,000 Each

Awarded to high school seniors living in Lexington County and plan to earn an Associates Degree in Nursing.


Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript (with GPA, class rank and SAT or ACT scores)
  • Letter of acceptance into nursing school required


Auxiliary Volunteers Memorial Scholarship $3,000

One scholarship will be awarded each year. No separate application is needed. The scholarship committee will select the recipient from the applications to the different scholarships.


Requirements

  • Application for any nursing scholarship


Click here for an application. Deadline is March 15, 2018.

Lexington Woman's Club-Education Scholarship

The Lexington Woman’s Club is sponsoring a scholarship for a Lexington High School, River Bluff High School, White Knoll High School, Gilbert High School, or Pelion High School graduating senior (male or female) entering the field of education upon completion of his or her post-secondary degree. Click here for an application.


The criteria for selection include:

 Financial need

 Academic achievement

 Service to community

 Leadership ability


You will need to turn in the following to Counseling and Advisement:

1. Completed application form

2. A brief essay explaining why you feel you deserve this scholarship, what it means to you, and any other information you would like to have considered in awarding this scholarship

3. One recommendation from a teacher

4. One recommendation from a member of the community

5. Transcript

Applicants must return the completed information to the Counseling and Advisement office by Tuesday, April 10, 2017. The scholarship recipient will be invited to the May 7th meeting of the Lexington Woman’s Club and will be recognized at the school’s awards ceremony.

Lewis Nathaniel Simpkins Memorial Scholarship- $1,000

This scholarship was established in the year of 2016 in loving memory of Lewis Nathaniel Simpkins. Lewis was a beloved son, brother, athletic scholar, and man of valor.


Who is eligible for this scholarship?

1.) The $1000.00 scholarship is available for a graduating senior student that attends either a River Bluff High School or Lexington High School.

2.) Applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average and minimum SAT score of 1100 or 24 ACT.

3.) This scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in mathematical science, technology, or engineering at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in South Carolina.


General Rules

- Applicants will be judged on character, sincerity of purpose, achievement and academics.

- The scholarship is issued “one time only” and is not renewable.

- The scholarship award will be paid by a check made jointly to the student and the selected institution of higher education.


Deadline is March 1, 2018. Click here for an application or see Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement.

William M. Long Scholarship- $500

Lexington School District One Senior who attended Oak Grove Elementary School at least 4 years; extracurricular, character, etc, The recipient must plan to attend 2 or 4 year college in SC.


Deadline to return applications to Counseling and Advisement is April 13, 2018. Application Packet is available here.

MathCounts Scholarship-$3,000

Applications are invited for Mathcounts Scholarship for high school senior or students pursuing a two-year or four-year degree at an accredited college or university.

The MATHCOUNTS Alumni Scholarship Award is presented to an outstanding alumnus/a whose experience in a MATHCOUNTS program had an impact on his/her outlook on math and influenced his/her academic or professional pursuits.

  • This scholarship is open to MATHCOUNTS alumni who are currently seniors in high school or students pursuing a two-year or four-year degree at an accredited college or university.
  • A current high school senior refers to a student who is currently enrolled in school and who will graduate in the spring/summer of 2018.

Deadline is March 14, 2018. Click here for a link to the on-line application.

Carrie Mayer-Cowan & Benjamin Mayer Memorial Scholarship II


This scholarship was established in loving memory of Carrie Mayer-Cowan and Benjamin

Mayer. Carrie was a 1994 Honor Graduate of Lexington High School and Benjamin was a

2000 Honor Graduate of Lexington High School.


Who is eligible for this scholarship?


The $1,000.00 scholarship is available for a White Knoll, Gilbert, Pelion or River Bluff High

School graduating senior.

Applicants must have a 3.5 grade point average and an 1150 SAT or 24 ACT.

This scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in science education or engineering at a four

year college or university in South Carolina


Deadline is March 15, 2018. Please click here for an application or see Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement for a paper copy.

MCEC Touchstone Energy Scholarship

Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative is offering Touchstone Energy scholarships to high school seniors within its service area. The scholarship is open to any senior attending the following high schools: Irmo, Dutch Fork, Chapin, Saluda, Batesburg/Leesville, Lexington, White Knoll, Pelion, Gilbert, Brookland-Cayce, Spring Hill or Airport. The scholarship is also made available to any in-state student whose primary residence receives electricity from Mid-Carolina Electric.

Seven $3,000 scholarships are given by Mid-Carolina Electric to students in local school districts who are exceptional examples of "The Spirit of Cooperation", a deeply-ingrained value and driving force within the Touchstone Energy brand. Special consideration is given to need, extracurricular activities, community involvement, recommendations and the students’ personal achievements. Since 1990, over 100 scholarships have been awarded to students who fit these criteria, exhibit a positive attitude, and possess a good reputation within their respective communities.

Submit your application today!! Deadline is March 1, 2018.

South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals-$1,000

The South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals (SCAEAP) offers a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a career in the secretarial science, computer science or business management field. Membership in the Association consists of administrative professionals working for Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service throughout the state.


The deadline for this scholarship is March 2, 2018. Click here for an Application or see Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement.

SC Coaches Association of Women's Sports Scholarship for Education Majors

The South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (SCCAWS) annually offers a scholarship to an incoming female college freshman from South Carolina. The scholarship is a one-time monetary award presented to a student who plans to major in education. The purpose of the SCCAWS Scholarship is to encourage student athletes to enter the field of education.


APPLICATION

Application forms for the SCCAWS Education Scholarship are available here. Application packets should be completed and returned to Mrs. Farrar in the Counseling and Advisement office with a current copy of the high school transcript and current report card on or before March 22nd. Only one application from each school is accepted.

SC Coaches Association of Women's Sports and Trophies by "M" Medical Scholarship

THE SCCAWS SCHOLARSHIP

The South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (SCCAWS) and Trophies by “M” annually offer a scholarship to an incoming female college freshman from South Carolina. The scholarship is a one-time monetary award in the amount of $1000 presented to a student who plans to major in a medical field.


APPLICATION

Application forms for the SCCAWS and Trophies by "M" Scholarship are available here. Application packets should be completed and returned to Mrs. Farrar in the Counseling and Advisement office with a current copy of the high school transcript and current report card on or before March 22nd. Only one application from each school is accepted.

SC State Fair -$6,000 Opens February 1st

For over 20 years, the South Carolina State Fair has awarded scholarships to students across the state of South Carolina. On Thursday, February 1st, our 2018 scholarship application and eligibility requirements will be available on our website at www.scstatefair.org.


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 2018 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship-$1,500

BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

And now, those simple gifts can really pay off in our Sweet and Simple Scholarship! Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger?

Your gift will forever be priceless, but our Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education. So, for those looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple - sweet and simple.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education


Submit an online written response to the question:
"Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you." (250 words or less) Deadline is February 28, 2018. Click here to enter

Universal Retirement-$1,000

Step #1: Record a creative one to two minute video

Step #2: Like our Facebook page and post a link to your video

Step #3: Fill out the scholarship application here.


Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to high school seniors and college undergraduate or graduate students who live in the United States
  • Student must enroll in college or graduate school beginning no later than Fall 2018
  • Winner is not based on financial need, but will be selected by Universal Retirement's selection committee based on creativity, humor, and overall quality
  • Universal Retirement's advisors, agents, staff and relatives of advisors, agents, and staff may not enter
  • Applicants are required to upload a video to YouTube and Facebook

Deadline is July 31, 2018.

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Additional College Funding Opportunities

Alpha Academy Mentoring and Scholarship Program

OIΛ established the Alpha Academy in 2004 to mentor young African American high school males (juniors and seniors) in the Columbia metropolitan area. In supporting the fraternity’s national program, “Go to High School–Go to College,” the Alpha Academy serves as a venue to stimulate the educational, cultural, and personal growth of young men beyond the scope of the normal high school curriculum.

The objective of the Alpha Academy is to offer enriching experiences for young men to expand his network with like achievers and mentors, and to further develop skills through a variety of civic, educational, and cultural activities.Click here for more information.


The Academic Common Market allows S.C. residents who are enrolled in specific programs at public out-of-state institutions to be charged only the applicable in-state tuition by the institution in which the student is enrolled. http://www.che.sc.gov/Students,FamiliesMilitary/LearningAboutCollege/AcademicCommonMarketInfor mation.aspx or call 803-737-2274


Anderson University – First Choice Scholarships

Get accepted to Anderson University and become eligible for one of several scholarships. http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/finaid.aspx?id=2417&ekmensel=c580fa7b_145_0_2417


The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes specialize in hands-on, career-oriented education that prepares students for entry-level employment as creative professionals. They offer degree programs as well as certificate & diploma programs in the areas of design, fashion, media arts, and culinary arts. www.aiadvantage.com


Christian Connector Scholarship

Simply log onto the website and request information, and you will be automatically entered in drawings. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500. http://www.christianconnector.com


CSS/Financial Aid Profile – Student Guide

Using PROFILE, college financial aid administrators can develop a more accurate, economically sound assessment of a family’s ability to contribute to college costs & thus award their private (nonfederal) student aid funds more equitably. A Spanish version of the Pre-Application Worksheet is available on the PROFILE Home Page. Columbia College and Furman University are PROFILE users. https://profileonline.collegeboard.com



Hispanic Scholarship Fund

This scholarship database is completely devoted to those of Hispanic descent. www.hsf.net, www.collegescholarships.org/minority2.htm


NHA Scholarship Fund

This scholarship an individual must be a prospective or current high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild, or a spouse, of a current or former Navy, USMC or Coast Guard rotary wing aviator or air crewman. Also eligible are individuals, their spouses, or children of individuals who are serving or have served in maintenance or support billets in rotary wing squadrons and Wings. http://www.nhascholarshipfund.org


Spartanburg Methodist College Scholars Program

A full tuition financial package is offered to seniors who graduate with a 3.0 grade point average. In addition, students can also qualify for "Open House Scholarships" of $500 when they visit campus on an Open House Day.


SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

High school seniors can win a $1,000 scholarship for their first year of college or private career school. One winner will be chosen at random every two weeks from September 14, 2017 until May, 2018. www.offtocollege.info


TEACH Grants - new program for future teachers

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants (TEACH) will be available at some colleges and universities beginning this academic year. Students considering a career in education should check with the financial aid office at the college or university they plan to attend to determine the program’s availability and if they qualify. http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp


U.S. Army

There are scholarship opportunities such as merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, an annual stipend of up to $5,000 to cover living expenses, plus additional allowances for books and fees. http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html