Scholarship Applications

2021-2022

These are applications and deadlines, but this does not mean that the scholarship is open. Local and state scholarships tend to come available between 6-8 weeks prior to the deadline time.

Local Scholarships

Fall Deadlines


Omegas of Rock Hill, Inc.

Eligibility: ANY SENIOR, have at least a 2.5 GPA, provide a letter of acceptance or a letter of consideration from the college/university he plans to attend, have three core teachers submit a recommendation letter.

Deadline: October

Apply: application of website:https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Rock Hill Elks Lodge Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: for children and grandchildren of Elk's club members

Deadline: November 2021

Apply: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm



March Deadlines


York County Education Association- Retired Scholarship

Eligibility: Any YCHS senior majoring in education attending a 2 or 4 year college. Must hold a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Deadline: March 2022

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


McClean Fogg Scholarship

Eligibility: any YCHS senior may apply but preference is given to those pursuing a STEM major.

Deadline: March 2022

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Family Trust's Eddie Reeves Community Commitment Scholarship

Eligibility: Must bank with family trust and be involved in some form of community service

Deadline: March 2022

Apply: https://www.familytrust.org/applications/scholarship-application.html


Bobby Chapman Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: Students must have been active in a sport or other activity, does not have to be golf. Student must hold a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: March 2022

Apply: Application uploaded to website: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


The Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., annually awards the Garrick--Ramseur Memorial Scholarships : multiple scholarships awarded ranging between $500- $2000. Scholarship applications are available to high school seniors who meet the following criteria: Attend a York County high school or current/past Rock Hill Alumnae Jabberwock participant, 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate service, demonstrate leadership

Deadline: March 24, 2021. PASSED

Apply: The application, essay, official transcript, and the recommendation form should all be emailed to scholarships@dstrockhill.org.


York County Education Association-Retired

Eligibility: York County High School Senior who will pursue a major in teacher education. Financial need, at least a 3.0 GPA, SAT or ACT score and transcript, letter of recommendation from a teacher at your high school, and an essay on why you wish to be an educator (include who or what has influenced you and what you have done to make this a reality)

Deadline: march

Apply: application on guidance website: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


The Michael A DeMayo Arrive Alive Scholarship: 2021

Eligibility: Must be a current high school senior who attends school and lives in the following counties: York, Chester, Union, Cherokee, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon. Students must have been accepted for a full-time enrollment or planning to pursue a degree at an accredited four-year college or university. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Deadline: March

Apply: https://www.demayolaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-Demayo-scholarship-Application.pdf



April Deadlines


Girls on the Run Tri County SC Alumni Scholarship

Eligibility: Any girl who participated in a Girls on the Run (grades 3-5) or Heart & Sole (grades 6-8) in York, Chester, or Lancaster County and who will enter college in the fall of 2021.

Deadline: April

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Western York County NAACP Scholarship

Eligibility- Minority student with a 2.5 GPA or higher in good standing

Deadline- April 2021

Apply- https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


YCHS Booster Club Scholarship

Eligibility: Any YCHS student athlete who has been an active member of a JV or Varsity sport and is in good academic standing.

Deadline: April 2022

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Palmetto Veterinary Medicine Scholarship-

Eligibility: YCHS senior majoring in animal or health science who has a 3.0 GPA or above.

Deadline: April 2022

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Donzahne Smith Teacher Cadet Scholarship

Eligibility: Any YCHS senior who was a member of the teacher cadet course and intends to pursue an education degree.

Deadline: April 2022

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Floyd D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Open to any senior who is a completer in the technology center.

Deadline: April 2021

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Keep York Beautiful Scholarship

Eligibility: students must be residents of York County, SC; have a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA (weighted on a 4.0 scale); verify a score of 900 or higher on the SAT with a copy of your test score data; provide an unofficial copy of your most recent school transcript and complete the other application items.

Deadline: April 2022

Apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M5SNSVC


Alpha Kappa Alpha Book Scholarship

Eligibility: preference given to minority applicants

Deadline: April 2022

Apply: Application uploaded to website: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Ann Latham Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Students majoring in education, must be a YCHS graduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Deadline: April 2022

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Boney Insurance Business Scholarship

Eligibility: YCHS student majoring in business, finance, or related field with a 3.0 or higher and plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college.

Deadline: April 2022

Apply: Application uploaded to website: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Sheriff's Foundation of York County

Eligibility: Currently enrolled in a public or private school in York County. Must have a minimum of a B average, must be accepted by an accredited college or university for the academic year of 2021-2022. Must be a US citizen. Must submit a high school transcript, letter of acceptance, letter of recommendation, and submit an essay. Applicants must intend to pursue a law enforcement-related area of study, this includes criminal justice, detention/corrections, forensic science, criminology, social work, etc.

Deadline: April

Apply: Application on website: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


TCGC College Scholarship: The Tri-County Golf Club Foundation

Eligibility: Must have a permanent residency, and must attend one of the three high schools in South Carolina: Chester, Lancaster or York County. Must type an essay (300-500 words), two letters of recommendation which one needs to be from a school official, at least a 3.0 GPA, official transcript, an acceptance letter to the university or college you will attend, documented proof of community service hours (at least 40).

Deadline: April

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


2021 Charlotte Knights Healthcare Scholarship

Eligibility: Local high school seniors, must be interested in the healthcare field and pursuing a career in healthcare.

Deadline: April

Apply: https://charlotteknights.wufoo.com/forms/w1p24czs1puf89i/


2021 Charlotte Knights STEM Scholarship

Eligibility: Local high school seniors who are interested in pursing a career in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math).

Deadline: April

Apply: https://charlotteknights.wufoo.com/forms/whtddsw1p8g24w/


Touchstone Energy $1,000 Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply: 1 YCHS senior. Parent/guardian be a member of York Electrical Company.

Requirements: Write an essay on how businesses can better connect with younger generations. Must have average or above average grades to apply.

Deadline: April

Apply: https://www.yorkelectric.net/my-community/education/touchstone-energy-scholarship-application/


May Deadlines


Wilbert and Zora Holmes Scholarship

Eligibility: Any YCHS student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who demonstrates financial need and community leadership or involvement.

Deadline: May 2022

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Jennifer Lyn Bradley Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Any YCHS senior who plans to major in education

Deadline: May 2021

Apply: Available on the website https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


The Jan Goggan Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a high school graduate of YCHS. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must be accepted to an accredited technical school, junior college or 4 year institution of higher learning. Applicants must have two letters of recommendation.

Deadline: Must be turned into the Guidance office by May 15, 2021

Apply: Application uploaded to website: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Minority Scholarship-Richard Boulware Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a male who is a June 2021 graduating senior, located in York, Chester, or York county. Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Two letters of recommendation from a school or community member. Show a financial need.

Deadline: May 24, 2021

Apply: Application on website: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


Lannie Love Educational Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any student in Chester, Lancaster, or York County that is earning a South Carolina High School Diploma, maintained an overall B average GPA, attending a regionally-accredited, two or four year institution, majoring in horticulture or related field.

Deadline: May

Apply: http://www.yorkmg.org/programs/scholarship


GFWC- York County Woman's Club

Eligibility: York County high school seniors whose parents are currently serving in active duty, reservists, or veterans.

Deadline: May

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/cms/lib/SC02205956/Centricity/Domain/354/GFW-%20Women.pdf

South Carolina Scholarships

Fall Deadlines


South Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals

Eligibility: 2 separate scholarship applications within the website. Each are for students who have financial need. The "general" application is for any senior and the "Marian Garrett" application is for future business majors. Both scholarships require a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: November 2021

Apply: https://www.scaeop.org/student-scholarships.html


January Deadlines

SC Teaching Fellows Scholarship

Eligibility: The mission of the Program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. Each year, the program provides Fellowships for up to 200 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina.

Deadline: January 2022

Apply: https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows.html


SC Cattleman's Association Scholarship

Eligibility: Multiple $2,000 youth scholarships to students whose intent is to pursue a four-year degree in a curriculum of applied agricultural sciences.

Deadline: January 2022

Apply: https://sccattlemen.wildapricot.org/Scholarship-Programs


The SC Junior Golf Foundation:

Eligibility: SC HS senior; 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale through end of junior year; SC resident; competitive or recreational interest in golf.

Deadline: January

Apply: www.scholarshipprograms.org


February Deadlines


Harry Hampton Scholarship

Eligibility: Seniors who plan to further their education in natural resources, such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science. Must be South Carolina resident planning to attend a South Carolina Institution.

Deadline: February

Apply: http://www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html


SC Federal Credit Union Scholarship:

Eligibility: 3.0 or higher; Hardworking and dedicated students planning to pursue a post-secondary degree at a South Carolina-based college or university in fall 2021.

Deadline: February

Apply: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/southcarolinafcuscholarship


The Wallace. F. Pate Scholarship (1yr/$2,500):

Eligibility: For students who wishes to further their education in the natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science.

Deadline: February

Apply: http://www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html


Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Seniors in Public School, must plan to attend a South Carolina Institution, must be a US citizen and attend a public school in South Carolina for the past two years.

Deadline: February

Apply: https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/standards-learning/grants-and-awards/archibald-rutledge-scholarship-program/


The David M. Cline Scholarship (1yr/$2,000):

Eligibility: For students who wish to further their education in law enforcement, criminal justice, or forensic science.

Deadline: February

Apply: http://www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html


James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship:

Eligibility: Graduating SC resident who plans to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university. Student must have one or both parents deceased and demonstrate excellence in character, ability, and enterprise. Financial need is considered.

Deadline: February

Apply: https://byrnesscholars.org/


March Deadlines


SC Career and Technology Education Administrators Association (SCCTEA) scholarship- must be a completer in the technology center.

Deadline: March 2022

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919



Dixie Boys Baseball Scholarship

Eligibility: SC students who played dixie boys baseball at any point in childhood.

Deadline: March 2022

Apply: http://www.dixie.org/Asset125.aspx


Catawba Indian Nation Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a member of the Catawba Indian nation.

Deadline: March 2022

Apply: https://www.catawbaindian.net/community/scholarships.php


AABE National Scholarship- 17th Annual Josie K. Claiborne Memorial Scholarship

Minority Students in South Carolina who plan to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. The scholarship amount ranges between $350-$3,500.

Eligibility: High School seniors who are attending college/university in the fall of 2021

Deadline: March

Apply: https://scholarship.aabe.org/


SC State Fair Scholarship

Eligibility: Students must plan to attend a college or university or Technical College. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and enroll in no less than 30 credit hours each academic year to receive funding for that year. 50 students in the state of South Carolina will be selected, the award is $6,000 overall. $1,500 given annually based on extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need and a completed application.

Deadline: March

Apply: https://www.scstatefair.org/


2021 Annual Journalism Contest

Eligibility: High School seniors aged between 16-19 who are South Carolina Residents. Must not have entered a post-secondary school before March 1, 2021.

Deadline: March

Apply: https://scvrd.net/annual-journalism-contest


Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation

Eligibility: Applicant must be a permanent resident in South Carolina, and must be a US citizen. Must be graduating from a High School in South Carolina. Applicant must have at least a GPA of 2.5. Applicant must be accepted into a four year college or university. Applicants must show a financial need and fill out the financial needs worksheet. Applicants must complete the 500-800 word essay.

Deadline: March

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


South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers' Foundation (SCLEOF)

Eligibility: High School senior, must be a resident of South Carolina for at least a year, need recommendation from the principal or school counselor.

Deadline: March

Apply: https://www.scleoa.org/2021-scholarship-application


April Deadlines


The SCEAR- South Carolina Education Association-Retired

Eligibility: Must be a senior graduating from a public high school in South Carolina, must plan to attend a SACS accredited college, university, technical school, or community college in South Carolina as a full-time student, must pursue a career in education, must have maintained a good high school academic record, must demonstrate leadership abilities, and must need financial assistance.

Deadline: April

Apply: https://www.york.k12.sc.us/Page/919


$2,000 Scholarship Joye Law Firm

Requires the student who is planning on attending a four-year college or university to write a creative entry. Six, one-time $2,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Must be a senior graduating from a high school in South Carolina, must plan to attend a four year college or university. Student must demonstrate strong community-oriented values. Must also submit a creative entry that raises awareness of a selected Personal Injury Matter.

Deadline: April

Apply: www.JoyeLawFirm.com/Scholarship


HBCU Scholarship

Scholarship Essay for South Carolina students attending a historically Black college or university (within the US). A one, one time award of $1,000.

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior from South Carolina who is planning on attending a historically Black college or university in the United States

Deadline: April

Apply: https://www.joyelawfirm.com/hbcu-scholarship-program

College Specific Scholarships

Bob Jones University

Scholarship: Freshman Scholarships

Apply: https://www.bju.edu/admission/tuition-aid/grants-scholarships.php

Deadline: Varies


Claflin University

Scholarship: Freshmen Scholarships

Apply: https://www.claflin.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants

Deadline: Varies


Clemson's Call Me Mister Program- loan forgiveness for future educators

Scholarship: incoming freshman

Apply: https://www.clemson.edu/education/programs/programs/call-me-mister.html

Deadline: varies


Coastal Carolina University

Scholarship: All CCU college students

Apply: https://www.coastal.edu/admissionsaid/scholarships/coastaleducationalfoundationscholarships/cycletwo/

Deadline: Varies


Scholarship: Chanticleer Band Program Award

Apply: For more information contact ggriffin@coastal.edu or 843-349-5081

Link: https://www.coastal.edu/admissionsaid/scholarships/otherccuscholarships/


Coker College

Scholarship: Freshman Scholarships

Apply: https://www.coker.edu/tuition-aid/scholarships-grants/

Deadline: Varies


Francis Marion University

Scholarship: Freshman Scholarships

Apply: https://www.fmarion.edu/financialassistance/scholarships/

Deadline: Varies


Gardner-Webb University

Scholarship: The Tucker Scholarship

Apply: gardner-webb.edu/tucker-scholar


Lander University

Scholarships: Freshman Scholarships

Apply: https://www.lander.edu/admissions/tuition-financial-aid/scholarships

Deadlines: Varies


Limestone College

Scholarship: Freshman Scholarships

Apply: https://www.limestone.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants

Deadline: Varies


Pennsylvania College of Technology

Eligibility: Students will need to post a 30-60 second Tik Tok, Instagram or Youtube Video and tell how this scholarship will help launch their education at Penn College.

Deadline: https://www.pct.edu/2021

Apply: Varies


SC State University

Scholarship: SC State University Agriculture Innovation Scholarship

Apply: https://www.scsu.edu/1890/agricultureinnovationscholarship.aspx

Deadline: Varies


Southern Wesleyan University

Scholarships: Freshman Scholarships

Apply: https://www.swu.edu/campus/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants/

Deadline: Varies


USC Aiken and Aiken Technical College

Call Me Mister Program- minority members of the CMM cohort will accept teaching positions in South Carolina in critical need areas. This program has tuition assistance through loan forgiveness, leadership training, scholarship awards, and professional development. The goal is to have male African American teachers to serve as role models & mentors in and outside of the classroom in South Carolina.

Deadline: Varies

Apply: https://www.usca.edu/education/programs-opportunities/call-me-mister


USC Lancaster

Scholarship: Freshman Scholarships

Apply: https://palmetto.tfaforms.net/f/freshmanscholarship

Deadline: Varies


York Technical College

Scholarship: The Technical Advantage Scholarship

Apply: https://www.yorkelectric.net/my-community/education/tech-advantage-scholarship-application/

Deadline: Varies


York Tech Achievement Scholarship

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and to be ranked in the top 30% of their class. Student is required to have a letter of recommendation from the High School Principal or School Counselor to be considered for this scholarship.

Apply: https://yorktech.academicworks.com/

Deadline: April

Club Scholarships

National Honor Society (NHS) scholarships- Must be a member of NHS to apply.

Deadline: January

Apply: https://www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship/


DECA scholarships- Must be a member of the student organization, DECA to apply.

Deadline: January 14, 2022

Appy: https://www.deca.org/high-school-programs/scholarships/


HOSA scholarships- Must be an active member of the FDJTC HOSA club.

Deadline- January

Apply: http://www.schosa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/20-21_Scholarship-Application-Process.pdf


National English Honor Society (NEHS) Scholarships- must be an active member of NEHS at YCHS to apply.

Deadline: November

Apply: https://www.nehs.us/scholarships-awards/scholarships/index.shtml


National Dairy Shrine Scholarship (Ag completers)- Any student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who is majoring in Agriculture of Dairy.

Deadline: 3/1-4/15

Apply: https://www.dairyshrine.org/youth/scholarship-applications.php

There are countless national scholarships. Please check our scholarship excel spreadsheet for many national scholarships.