College Center News

February 2016

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Important!

Mrs. Mudger's contact information:

kmudger@richland2.org 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

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

Upcoming Events


  • 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

Allen University

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/


Anderson University

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

http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/visit


Auburn University-Engineering Day- "E Day" is Friday, February 26 8:00-1:00

http://eng.auburn.edu/outreach/k-12/eday/index.html


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


The Citadel

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

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


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

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

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

Dance Open House: February 12-13. http://www.columbiasc.edu/academics/arts-a-communication-studies/dance-program?catid=2&id=575%3Adance-open-house


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 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:

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- February 19, March 4, and April 15

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


Morris College

Annual High School Visitation Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 8:30- 2:00 pm

For more information call : 1-866-853-1345 or email: admissions@morris.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


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: January 30 and March 19

Meet faculty, students, and tour campus.

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


USC-Aiken

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


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: Jan. 30, 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: Feb. 5, March 4, April 1

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


Winthrop University

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/

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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.

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

http://buickachievers.com/


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

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


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

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/


Tall Clubs International Scholarship

Are you tall? Height requirement: 5'10"- women and 6'2"- men

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2016

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/unusual-scholarships/tall-clubs-international-student-scholarships/


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/


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

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


Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Deadline is February 29, 2016

Write a short essay on given topic. $1500 scholarship for winner!

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarship#fromscholarshipexperts


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

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