College Center News
Mrs. Mudger's contact information:
email@example.com or 803- 691-4090 ext. 28025
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.
- The College Center is located in room 401.
- Students make sure you are checking your email daily! Knowing what is happening is your responsibility.
- Make sure you have submitted your test scores and requested your transcript through Parchment.com with each college application.
- Seniors: The FAFSA form is now open! https://fafsa.ed.gov/- You must submit this form to qualify for any state scholarships.
- Blythewood Education Foundation Scholarships will be released on February 15 online. Look for this important email to start applying!
SAT/ACT deadlines are listed in your Junior/Senior Year Guide booklet. Make sure you check the dates!!!
Juniors: It is time to sign up for the SAT and ACT workshops. https://www.collegeboard.org/
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
- Next SAT: March 5- Deadline to register: February 5 https://www.collegeboard.org/
- Next ACT: April 9- Deadline to register: March 4 http://www.actstudent.org/
- Feb. 9- Winthrop University field trip
- Feb. 11- ASVAB test-(Military entrance) 8:30 in Cyber Center
- Feb. 18- Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology- In room 401- Lunch- sign up
- Feb. 20- Makeup day for Jan. 23 SAT
- Feb. 23- PSAT results workshop- 5:30 Cyber Center-Soph/Juniors
- Feb. 24- College of Charleston Admissions in Room 401- Lunch- sign up
- Feb. 29- SAT workshop for students- at BHS- Sign up http://www.doorwaytocollege.com/
- March 2- Columbia College Admissions- in room 401-lunch- sign up
- March 10- USC Aiken Admissions-in room 401-lunch- sign up
- March 23, 2016- HBCU College Fair at Benedict- Field Trip-Juniors/Seniors- Pick up permission slips in room 401
- March 25- Field trip to Francis Marion- more info to come
- Apr. 5, 2016- ACT workshop for students at BHS- sign up http://www.doorwaytocollege.com/
College Open Houses
Spring Open House: February 27 9:00- 12:00
Register online: http://www.allenuniversity.edu/visiting-allen/
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy- NYC campus
Auditions in Charlotte, NC- Feb. 28, May 7, and July 17
For more information call admissions: 1-800-367-7908 or http://www.amda.edu/
First glance days: Feb 15, Mar 21,24,28
Includes campus tour and meet professors
Junior and Seniors All Access tour: Saturday, February 5-6
Auburn University-Engineering Day- "E Day" is Friday, February 26 8:00-1:00
Charleston Southern University
Personal visits: Monday-Friday 10:00- 2:00
First Look: Jan. 30, March 19- tour campus, meet faculty and students, admissions and financial aid workshops Register online: http://www.charlestonsouthern.edu
Prospective cadet tours offered daily Monday- Friday.
Pre-Knob over night visits: Feb. 4-5, Mar. 3-4 Apr. 7-8- only for accepted applicants
Spring Blitz Days: March 24-25 and March 28-29
Coastal Carolina University
2016 Open Houses
January 30, February 13, 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/ or email Mrs. Mudger for a registration form
College of Charleston
Maroon Monday- February 15- 10:00-3:00
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
Dance Open House: February 12-13. http://www.columbiasc.edu/academics/arts-a-communication-studies/dance-program?catid=2&id=575%3Adance-open-house
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
Spring Open House: March 4, April 23
Register online: http://visit.erskine.edu/visit/open-house-events/
Francis Marion University
Open House February 13, 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
February 27 and 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- February 19, March 4, and April 15
Annual High School Visitation Day
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 8:30- 2:00 pm
For more information call : 1-866-853-1345 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Senior visits: Monday -Friday Schedule is made to meet your needs.
Accepted students day! Saturday, April 9.
"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: January 30 and March 19
Meet faculty, students, and tour campus.
Register online: http://www.smcsc.edu/openhouse/
Open House- Friday, February 26th
Complete day of activities: lunch included- 10:00- 2:30
Register online: http://web.usca.edu/admissions/visit/schedule-a-tour.dor
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
Admitted student days: Jan. 30, April 9, April 16
Open House: March 26 and April 30. Tour campus, degree programs and campus life
Admissions counselors and Financial aid sessions available.
Fab Fridays: Feb. 5, March 4, April 1
Register online: http://www.uscupstate.edu/openhouse/
Preview Days: Feb. 27 9-12 and April 23, 2016
Optional department tours- 12pm- 1pm
Academic and Student Life Fair, campus tour, small group discussion
Register online: http://www.winthrop.edu/admissions/visit/
** 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.
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
Buick Achievers Scholarship- Deadline is February 29
Seniors attending a 4 year college, plan to study engineering, technology or design, interest in automotive industry
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.
College Goal SC- at Midlands Tech Airport campus- Assistance in filling out the FAFSA form February 20 10:00- 1:00 www.sccango.org
Sparkleberry Country Fair Scholarship- Deadline February 19
Seniors with 3.0 or above and essay is required. Pick up application in room 401.
Richland County Association of Educational Office Professionals: Deadline April 1
Seniors with 2.0 or above, need for financial assistance, essay required and activities
Varsity Tutors Scholarship- Deadline January 31- Monthly essay contest for Juniors and Seniors http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Mid Carolina Credit Union Scholarship- Deadline February 26th
Seniors with 3.0 or above, essay required, member of Mid Carolina
Credit Union https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15218191f3d72ee1?compose=15217bca167f5274&projector=1
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
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
Tall Clubs International Scholarship
Are you tall? Height requirement: 5'10"- women and 6'2"- men
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2016
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?
2016 Journalism Contest
"My Disability is One Part of Who I AM" Deadline is February 1, 2016
The winner of this contest will receive full tuition and fees to any 4 year state supported college/university. Applicants must show financial need and complete the FAFSA form.
Must be a senior going to college in 2016-2017. You DO NOT have to have a disability to enter!!!! To apply: http://journalismcontest.net/journalism/
The James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship
* For Seniors with a deceased parent. Application deadline: February 6, 2016.
Apply online at : byrnesscholars.org Total scholarship: $3,250 per year.
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
- 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
Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Deadline is February 29, 2016
Write a short essay on given topic. $1500 scholarship for winner!
** Don't forget to search other scholarship opportunities posted in Naviance.