College Center News

March 2016


Mrs. Mudger's contact information: 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:

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

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
  • Next SAT: May 7- Deadline to register April 8:
  • 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:
  • 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

The University of Alabama- University Day: March 7

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

Auburn University- School of Agriculture Open House

April 8- 1:00-3:30

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

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:

The Citadel

Discover The Citadel Open House- Friday, April 15

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

Claflin University-

Tours given daily-

Clemson University

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

Coastal Carolina University

2016 Open Houses

March 19, April 16, April 23, April 30

Discovery Day: Saturday, April 2

Register online:

College Art Day 2016

Friday, March 4 at the SC State Museum

Call to register: 803-898-4999 or

College of Charleston

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

Campus Tours Daily

Accepted students weekend: March 18-19

Columbia College-March 19, 2016

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

Register online: or call: 1-803- 786-3871

Columbia International University-

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

Coker College

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

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

Register online:

Erskine College

Spring Open House: March 4, April 23

Register online:

Francis Marion University

Open House: March 5, and April 9

Check in: 8:30 Lunch included

Register online at:

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:

Lander University- Open House

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

Midlands Technical College

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

Fridays- March 4, and April 15

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

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

register online:

Nascar Technical Institute and Universal Technical Institute

Open enrollment program- No deadlines-

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

North Greenville University

Open House-March 19, 2016

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

Register online:

Paul Mitchell the School Columbia

Open House- March 8-6:00-8:00

Presbyterian College

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

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:

Spartanburg Methodist College

Spring Open House: March 19

Meet faculty, students, and tour campus.

Register online:


Accepted Students Day: March 19th 10:30 am

Complete day of activities!

Register online:

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:


Admitted student days: April 9, April 16

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:

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:

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.

Columbia Urban League Scholarships- Deadline April 30.

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

For low income residents in Richland County:

Central Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships- Deadline March 15th.

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.

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

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship- Deadline June 30

For Seniors who plan to pursue a nursing degree.

Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Scholarship- Deadline April 19

Seniors with 29016 zip code can apply.

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.

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

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

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!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

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:

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:

Going to Francis Marion University?

Apply for the McNair Scholarship

Covers full tuition, fees, room and board


  • 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

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