College Center News

March 2016

Important!

Mrs. Mudger's contact information:

kmudger@richland2.org or 803- 691-4090 ext. 28025


Seniors: Please send Mrs. Mudger copies of all college acceptance letters and scholarship totals asap. I need all scholarships offered, even you don't plan on using it. Your scholarships will be listed in the graduation bulletin if you submit them by May 6.



SAT/ACT deadlines are listed in your Junior/Senior Year Guide booklet. Make sure you check the dates!!!

Juniors: ACT workshop at BHS is April 5 from 8:30-2:15- Register online: http://www.doorwaytocollege.com/

The SAT workshop will be Monday, February 29 at 8:30 in the auditorium. If you registered for the workshop, please be on time!

SAT /ACT prep courses sponsored by RNE High School and Kaplan Test Prep-flyers available in the College Center or call 1-800-527-8378 or

http://www.kaptest.com/college-prep

Upcoming Events- take advantage of the opportunities!

  • The NEW SAT- March 5- registration is closed- Good luck on the test!
  • Next ACT: April 9- Deadline to register: March 4 http://www.actstudent.org/
  • Next SAT: May 7- Deadline to register April 8: https://www.collegeboard.org/
  • March 2- Columbia College - in room 401-lunch- sign up
  • March 10- USC Aiken -in room 401-lunch- sign up
  • March 15- Presbyterian College- room 401-lunch- sign up
  • March 16- USC Columbia in room 401-lunch- sign up
  • March 17-ASVAB test- 8:30 in JROTC room G 930-Sign up
  • March 23, 2016- HBCU College Fair at Benedict- Field Trip-Juniors/Seniors- permission forms due: 3/14/16
  • March 25- Field trip to Francis Marion-Jun/Sen-Permission forms due: 3/18/16
  • Apr. 5, 2016- ACT workshop for students at BHS- sign up online: http://www.doorwaytocollege.com/
  • Apr. 19- State ACT given to all Juniors at BHS-You do NOT have to register for this!
  • April 20 - Midlands Technical College placement test offered in Cyber Center- 9:30- 12:30 - Sign up in 401- Free application included

College Open Houses


The American Musical and Dramatic Academy- NYC campus

Auditions in Charlotte, NC- May 7, and July 17

For more information call admissions: 1-800-367-7908 or http://www.amda.edu/


The University of Alabama- University Day: March 7

http://gobama.ua.edu/visits/


Anderson University

First glance days: Mar 21,24,28

Includes campus tour and meet professors

Junior and Seniors All Access tour: Saturday, February 5-6

http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/visit


Auburn University- School of Agriculture Open House

April 8- 1:00-3:30

http://agriculture.auburn.edu/admissions/events/open-house/


Benedict College- Spring Open House

Saturday, April 9 8:00 am- 12:00- lunch is included Call: 1-803-705-4910 to register

UNCF HBCU Empower Me Tour- March 5 8:30-4 empowermetour.org


Charleston Southern University

Personal visits: Monday-Friday 10:00- 2:00

First Look: March 19- tour campus, meet faculty and students, admissions and financial aid workshops Register online: http://www.charlestonsouthern.edu


The Citadel

Discover The Citadel Open House- Friday, April 15 www.citadel.edu/discover

Pre-Knob over night visits: Mar. 3-4 Apr. 7-8- only for accepted applicants

http://www.citadel.edu/root/admissions-visit#preknob


Claflin University-

Tours given daily- http://www.claflin.edu/future-students/visit-campus


Clemson University

Spring Blitz Days: March 24-25 and March 28-29

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


Coastal Carolina University

2016 Open Houses

March 19, April 16, April 23, April 30

Discovery Day: Saturday, April 2

Register online: coastal.edu/admissions.visits.html


College Art Day 2016

Friday, March 4 at the SC State Museum

Call to register: 803-898-4999 or http://scmuseum.org/


College of Charleston

Maroon Monday- March 14- 10:00-3:00

Campus Tours Daily http://admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/campusvisits/index.php#campustour

Accepted students weekend: March 18-19 http://www.admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/events/acceptedweekend.php


Columbia College-March 19, 2016

Meet the faculty, students, tour campus and have lunch-

Register online: http://columbiasc.edu/openhouse or call: 1-803- 786-3871


Columbia International University-

Open House: March 19 Preview Day: March 31-April 1

http://www.ciu.edu/admissions-aid/schedule-visit


Coker College

Personalized visits: Mon-Fri 10:00- 2:00

Meet with professor of desired major, tour campus life etc.

Register online: http://www.cokercollege.edu/campus-visit.html


Erskine College

Spring Open House: March 4, April 23

Register online: http://visit.erskine.edu/visit/open-house-events/


Francis Marion University

Open House: March 5, and April 9

Check in: 8:30 Lunch included

Register online at: http://www.fmarion.edu/fmuadmissions/openhouse


HBCU College Fair- hosted by Benedict College

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

Onsite interviews and acceptance to Seniors who qualify.

*Must bring official transcripts and SAT/ACT scores

Information provided to Juniors.

David H. Swinton Student Center

1600 Harden Street Columbia, SC 29204

Register onine: www.benedict.edu/nacdrao


Lander University- Open House

March 19- Tour housing, speak to department reps, financial aid and student life Register online:

http://www.lander.edu/sites/office-of-admissions/Campus-Visit/Open-House.aspx


Midlands Technical College

Senior Days: tour campus, complete application- free, explore programs, financial aid

Fridays- March 4, and April 15

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

**MTC Foundation Scholarships are due online by May 1, 2016.


Mississippi State- Spring Preview Days: March 21, March 28-

register online: visit@msstate.edu


Nascar Technical Institute and Universal Technical Institute

Open enrollment program- No deadlines- http://www.uti.edu/programs/nascar


Newberry College- Spring Open House March 19 10 am- 3 pm.

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


North Greenville University

Open House-March 19, 2016

Check in 8:30- 9:00-Lunch included

Register online: http://www.ngu.edu/open-house.php


Paul Mitchell the School Columbia

Open House- March 8-6:00-8:00 https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/152c3242fd1aaf6e?projector=1


Presbyterian College

Senior visits: Monday -Friday Schedule is made to meet your needs.

http://www.presby.edu/admissions/campus-visits-for-seniors-transfers/

Accepted students day! Saturday, April 9.


Queens College

"Royal Open House"- a half day Saturday event for students and familiies

Saturday, March 19, 2016

For more information: www.queens.edu/visit-campus


Spartanburg Methodist College

Spring Open House: March 19

Meet faculty, students, and tour campus.

Register online: http://www.smcsc.edu/openhouse/


USC-Aiken

Accepted Students Day: March 19th 10:30 am

Complete day of activities!

Register online: http://web.usca.edu/admissions/visit/schedule-a-tour.dot


USC- Beaufort

Spring Campus Day: March 19, 2016

Hilton Head Getaway Campus, Bluffton, SC

Times: 8:30- 1:00

Meet faculty, explore majors, tour campus and lunch is provided

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


USC-Columbia

Admitted student days: April 9, April 16

http://www.sc.edu/visit/schedule_a_visit/index.php


USC- Upstate

Open House: March 26 and April 30. Tour campus, degree programs and campus life

Admissions counselors and Financial aid sessions available.

Fab Fridays: March 4, April 1

Register online: http://www.uscupstate.edu/openhouse/


Winthrop University

Preview Day- February 27-9:00-11:30 w/ optional department tours

World Wide Winthrop Day- for accepted students: April 9- 9:30-3:00

Academic and Student Life Fair, campus tour, small group discussion

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


Summer Camps:


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Scholarship Opportunities

** Scholarship tips:

  • Ask the colleges that you have been accepted to about the scholarships they offer. Apply for these!
  • Ask your local community for connections: your church, parents' work, local organizations etc.- Apply for these- you have a foot in if you know someone!
  • Apply for national scholarships- these have large pools of people so make yourself stand out.

BHS Education Foundation Scholarships: Deadline April 5.

http://www.bhseducationfoundation.net/scholarship-information.html


Columbia Urban League Scholarships- Deadline April 30.

http://colaurbanleague.weebly.com/scholarships.html


The Soloman Jackson , Jr. Foundation Scholarship- Deadline April 15

For low income residents in Richland County: https://www.southstatebank.com/about/communities/sjf/


Central Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships- Deadline March 15th.

https://www.yourfoundation.org/scholarship-opportunities


SC Coaches Association of Women's Sports Scholarship- For female athlete students who plan to major in medical field or education- Turn in complete applications to Mrs. Mudger by March 25, 2016.

http://www.sccaws.org/scholarships.html


American Business Women Association Columbia Triad Chapter- Deadline March 11

Seniors seeking business or professional career- GPA 2.5 or above- Paper copies in 401


Hopkins High School Alumni Foundation 2016 Scholarship-Deadline May 1- Seniors who are descendants of graduates of Hopkins High School. Paper copies in The College Center.


Army Emergency Relief Scholarship- Deadline May 1

Senior, Dependent child of active duty soldier, retired soldier, or a soldier who died on active duty. More info in room 401 or http://www.aerhq.org/dnn563/


Aspiring Nurse Scholarship- Deadline June 30

For Seniors who plan to pursue a nursing degree. http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/


Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Scholarship- Deadline April 19

Seniors with 29016 zip code can apply. http://blythewoodchamber.com/


Columbia SC Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship- Deadline March 21 Seniors, 3.0 GPA or above, 4 different awards Copies are in the college center.


South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship- Deadline is March 12

Seniors submit application, letter of recommendation, transcript and photo. Short essay requirement. http://smplsc.com/scholarship


The South Carolina Education Association-Retired scholarship- Deadline is March 15

Seniors pursuing career in education, GPA 3.0 or above, leadership

* Copies of application are in The College Center.


Richland County Association of Educational Office Professionals: Deadline April 1

Seniors with 2.0 or above, need for financial assistance, essay required and activities

http://www.richlandcountyaeop.com/Pages/StudentScholarship.aspx


Fairfield Electric 2016 Washington Youth Tour- Deadline to apply: March 4th

More information and applications are in The College Center


Kohl's Cares Scholarship: Deadline March 15

http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/index.asp

Applicant's volunteer actions must have occurred in the last year. Recipients will be chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service.


Victory Spouses Club Scholarships-Fort Jackson, SC

Applicants must be a child of member of Victory Spouses Club in good standing.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

http://vscwebmaster.wix.com/victory#!scholarships/c1ghi


American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship

Open to high school Seniors going to college in Fall 2016.

Deadline to apply: April 6, 2016 10 Winners- $2000 each

https://www.afsascholarship.org/


LendEDU Scholarship

Deadline is April 15, 2016

Applicants must be a US citizen and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

In 750 words or less, answer: How do you plan to utilize financial aide, scholarships, or student loans to pay for college?

To apply: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/


Interested in attending Newberry College?

Newberry College is offering a student loan repayment promise. To qualify you must graduate from NBC and earn less than $36,000 after graduation. The plan is free to all Newberry students. For more information: www.newberry.edu/WePromise


Going to Francis Marion University?

Apply for the McNair Scholarship

Covers full tuition, fees, room and board

Qualifications:

  • High school senior with 1100 or higher on SAT or 24 or higher on ACT
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • South Carolina resident
  • Interest in a career in public service
  • commit to study abroad and service learning opportunities
  • www.fmarion.edu/fmuadmissions/scholarship



** Don't forget to search other scholarship opportunities posted in Naviance.

https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=blythewood