College Center News

February 2016

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Mrs. Mudger's contact information: 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 with each college application.
  • Seniors: The FAFSA form is now open! 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.

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

  • Next SAT: March 5- Deadline to register: February 5
  • Next ACT: April 9- Deadline to register: March 4
  • 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
  • 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

College Open Houses

Allen University

Spring Open House: February 27 9:00- 12:00

Register online:

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

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

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:

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

Clemson University

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:

College Art Day 2016

Friday, March 4 at the SC State Museum

Call to register: 803-898-4999 or or email Mrs. Mudger for a registration form

College of Charleston

Maroon Monday- February 15- 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

Dance Open House: February 12-13.

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 February 13, 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

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

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:

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:

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: January 30 and March 19

Meet faculty, students, and tour campus.

Register online:


Open House- Friday, February 26th

Complete day of activities: lunch included- 10:00- 2:30

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

Register online:

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:

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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

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.

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

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

Mid Carolina Credit Union Scholarship- Deadline February 26th

Seniors with 3.0 or above, essay required, member of Mid Carolina
Credit Union

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

Tall Clubs International Scholarship

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

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2016

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:

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:

The James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship

* For Seniors with a deceased parent. Application deadline: February 6, 2016.

Apply online at : 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:

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.