RB '20

Senior Newsletter, March 2020

Counseling & Advisement Department Listing

Traveling students OCP, CC2, & CC3 students (including all who attend LTC or other high schools) Marci Newman mnewman2@lexington1.net


Students in their 3rd and 4th (or greater) year of high school (typically 11th & 12th graders)

Last names A-Gar Mandy Wilson aswilson2@lexington1.net

Last names Gas-O Crystal Wingate cwingate@lexington1.net

Last names P-Z Joe Ben Watson jbwatson@lexington1.net


Career Specialist A-M Susan Bennett sjbennett@lexington1.net

Career Specialist N-Z Julie Rojeck jrojek@lexington1.net


Transcript, College application and Scholarship help Carole Farrar cfarrar@lexington1.net

College Acceptance Letters/Scholarship Offers

We want to celebrate with you! Bring your College Acceptance Letters/Scholarship Offers (even if you don't know if you are attending there). All scholarships turned in to Mrs. Farrar will be included in the graduation program.

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Taking the ACT and SAT

RBHS AI/CEEB Code 411292

River Bluff High School's AI/CEEB Code for Testing and College Applications

SAT TEST DATE

Saturday, May 2nd, 8am

See website for locations www.collegeboard.org

Late Registration Deadline is April 21, 2020.

Register at www.collegeboard.org

Fee waivers for the SAT are available to eligible 11th and 12th graders. If you are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), bring proof of your Free/Reduced lunch status to Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement for a waiver.

ACT TEST DATE

Saturday, April 4th, 8am

See www.ACT.org for Locations

Late Registration Deadline is March 13, 2020.

Register at www.actstudent.org

Fee waivers for the ACT are available to eligible 11th and 12th graders. If you are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), bring proof of your Free/Reduced lunch status to Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement for a waiver.

ASVAB Testing

Thursday, April 16th, 8am

Gator Commons (River Bluff Athletics), Lexington, SC, USA

Lexington, SC


The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Career Exploration Program will be offered at RBHS on April 16, 2020. To be eligible to test, you must be 16 years of age or older, and in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

-- The ASVAB is NOT just a "military test;” but provides tools to help you learn more about career exploration and planning, in both the civilian and military worlds of work.

-- We have selected the option to NOT release scores, however, you will have the option to make your individual score available to recruiters if you choose.

-- You should arrive at Gator Commons (near the football stadium) no later than 8:15 and testing will begin at 8:30am. Testing should last approximately three hours.

--If you have taken the ASVAB in the past and would like to register again, you may be required to complete an ASVAB prep course.

-- Testing is FREE.
Space is limited to the first fifty (50) eligible students


Register here:

https://forms.gle/Y3d4joghZBhq3rnu5

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

PROM

Saturday, April 25th, 8-11:45pm

900 Senate Street

Columbia, SC

Student Awards Night

Wednesday, May 20th, 6:30pm

RBHS Performing Arts Center

Mandatory Graduation Practice

Friday, June 5th, 8am

Main Gym

You must attend the Graduation practice in order to participate in the Graduation ceremony.

Graduation

Sunday, June 7th, 12pm

801 Lincoln Street

Columbia, SC

Students must report to the Colonial Life Arena at 11:00 am.
Selective Service System-All Males ages 18-25

Virtually all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday.

2yr College Bound Students

2yr College Bound Students


Don’t forget to set up your personal profiles on the internet for scholarships.


www.scholarships.com, www.collegenet.com, www.collegescholarships.org, www.fastweb.com, www.petersons.com and www.salliemae.com/scholarships are great sites to use as resources, but are certainly not the only ones.


  • Start submitting college applications
  • Visit prospective schools
  • Watch your email for information on taking AccuPlacer, a placement test for 2-year technical colleges (You can also use ACT/SAT scores)


Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net if you plan on playing sports your first year of college. Remember that most 2-year colleges do not have sports available but you can check with the school to find out. It is necessary for you to take ACT / SAT in order to qualify for the NCAA Clearinghouse.

4-Year College Bound Students

Don’t forget to set up your personal profiles on the internet for scholarships.


www.scholarships.com, www.collegenet.com, www.collegescholarships.org, www.fastweb.com, www.petersons.com and www.salliemae.com/scholarships are great sites to use as resources, but are certainly not the only ones.


  • Start submitting college applications
  • Visit prospective schools
  • Repeat the ACT / SAT as necessary


Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net if you plan on playing sports your first year of college.

Applying to Colleges

Attendance and Visiting Prospective Colleges

Seniors are given TWO excused absences for College Days. In order to have the absences excused, it will be necessary to turn in a note on college letterhead with the student's name and date of the visit. This should be turned in to Mrs. Wood in Attendance.


WATCH your ATTENDANCE – remember that absences count for each class -- a maximum of 10 days for a full year class, 5 days for a ½ year class.

  • You’ll receive “FA” (Failure due to Absences) for classes with excessive absences
  • Please see Mrs. Wood in the attendance office for questions concerning absences

Anne and Ed Pitts Memorial Scholarship Application

Did you attend Anne Pitts Child Development Center for a least two years? If so, this is the scholarship for you!


This Scholarship is available for graduating seniors pursuing a post secondary education who attended Anne Pitts Child Development Center for at least two years. Applicants will be judged on character, sincerity of purpose, achievement, and academics. This is a "one time only" scholarship. The number of applicants will determine the amount of the scholarship.

Deadline is April 1, 2020. Applications should be returned to Mrs. Farrar in the Counseling and Advisement office or mailed to P O Box 2021, Lexington, SC 29071. Click here for an application.

April Lynn Quinton Memorial Scholarship-$1,000

This scholarship was established in loving memory of April Quinton who died from a single car

accident in October 2009. April was a graduate with honors from Lexington High School in

1998 where she served as Wing Commander of the JROTC. She resided in Lexington County

most of her life and considered herself a lifelong resident of Lexington County.


This scholarship is available for a Lexington County School District One high school senior planning to attend a South Carolina college or university and major in Special Education.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and a SAT score of at least 1100 or

an ACT score of 22.


General Rules:

• Applicants will be judged on character, sincerity of purpose, and potential.

• The scholarship is issued “one time only” and is not renewable.

• The winner will be announced at the school’s Award Program.

• The scholarship award will be paid jointly to the student and the institution of higher learning.

•Applications will be accepted from all five high schools with only one scholarship winner


Deadline is March 10, 2020. Click here for an application or pick one up in Counseling and Advisement.

The ASUS, Inc. Scholarship Program- Dependents of active full-time Military members

American States Utility Services, Inc. and its wholly-owned Subsidiaries (ASUS, Inc.) has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children of active, full-time U.S. Military members and dependent children of honorably discharged veterans at ASUS-served locations who are current high school seniors, graduates or current undergraduates planning to continue their education in college or vocational school programs in the fields of environmental science, technology, environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, medical sciences, mathematical sciences, business management or acquisition and contract management.


Click here for more information. Deadline is March 16th.

BigSun Scholarship - $500

Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.All essay submissions should be sent to:
  • athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com
  • Click here for more information. Deadline is June 19, 2020.

Chi Iota Iota Chapter Omega PSI PHI Fraternity Scholarship- Male only

THIS ATTACHED SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR MALE APPLICANTS ONLY


The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is an international historically African-American Greek-letter fraternity founded on November 17, 1911 at Howard University. Omega Psi Phi is the first predominantly African-American fraternity to be founded at a historically black college/university. The fraternity was founded on the four Cardinal Principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift.

The Chi Iota Iota Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is proud to announce its 2020 Scholarship application. We are offering $2000 and $1000 scholarships with an overall goal of awarding over $14,000 in scholarships to deserving students this year.

In addition to other requirements, write a essay between 500 and 750 words on the topic: "How can we combat, prevent and/or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?"


Click here for an application and complete requirements. Deadline is April 1, 2020.

Columbia Urban League Scholarship-Blue Cross Blue Shield- $5,000

Columbia Urban League Scholarships. They offer 2 scholarships to graduating African-American High school seniors. These are high Dollar scholarships and they are only offered to students in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, Sumter Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Allendale counties. This increases your odds of winning this, but you have to apply!

Click here for a $5,000 scholarship.

Deadline is Friday April 17th.

Columbia Urban League WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship- $5,000

This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating African-American high school senior who resides in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield or Sumter counties.

Click here for an application and criteria.

Deadline is Friday April 17th.

Beauty Changes Lives - Cosmetology Scholarships

Interested in a career in Beauty? Click here for a extensive listing of scholarship opportunities.


Beauty Changes Lives is a nonprofit driven to make the beauty profession a first-choice career by empowering individuals with mentorship, inspiration & scholarships.

We empower the next generation of beauty professionals with the education & expertise to realize their full potential — & the full potential of the beauty industry. Beauty Changes Lives works with leaders across specialties to sponsor scholarships, foster mentorships & provide the stage on which to showcase our individual & industry impact.

Working together, we’re building more confidence in our industry, our clients & our communities.

Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc Scholarship


Write an essay between 400-750 words based on the following prompt: Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your intended field of study.


For more information and the complete application, click here.


The applications are due Saturday, March 21, 2020. Please contact Arlene Prince, Chair of Scholarship with questions or concerns at 803.338-0187 or princeap@bellsouth.net.

Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority- $1,250

The Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2020 Scholarship Program. This year our chapter will award fifteen (15) scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each to graduating seniors in Richland, Lexington, Newberry and Fairfield school districts.

All applications will be screened based on financial need, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, the essay, recommendation forms, leadership/extra-curricular activities, class rank and honors/awards.

The application and all materials must be postmarked by March 12, 2020 to be considered. Students may apply for only one scholarship.

Click here for the application and more information.

2020 Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship/Friends of the Lexington County Library

Submission Deadline March 31, 2020 11:59 pm. For full application guidelines and requirements visit www.lmlfriends.org.

The sections of this scholarship application include:
1. Application: General information and extra curricular activities.
2. Essay: Other than a spiritual book, what book has impacted you the most? Tell us in 200 words or less.
3. Two letters of references dated 2020.
4. Copy of school transcript.
5. Parent letter: Briefly tell us of any financial needs of your student.

Josie K Claiborne Scholarship

The South Carolina Chapter for the American Association of Blacks in Energy (www.aabe.org) is offering a scholarship to minority students of South Carolina who are graduating seniors interested in majoring in engineering, science, technology or mathematics.


B Average or Higher


The complete scholarship application is online at: https://scholarship.aabe.org/


Due Date: March 15, 2020


For additional information contact: Cheryl Tillie Barrett cheryl.barrett@dominionenergy.com 803-217-6086

Lawyers against Distracted Driving Scholarship

The Law Office of Kenneth Berger is offering a yearly $1,000 scholarship to a South Carolina student who is either preparing for their first year of college or is currently enrolled full time at a college or university.

Our firm serves catastrophically injured people throughout South Carolina. All too often, we see the horrible effects of texting and driving on our state’s roadways. With this scholarship offering, we not only want to help students overcome the financial challenges of pursuing higher education, but also highlight the dangers of distracted driving with the hope of eliminating it altogether.

Eligibility

  • Must be attending or planning to attend a university or college in the United States during the Fall 2020 semester
  • Must be a South Carolina resident
  • Must be able to provide a school transcript or acceptance letter proving your enrollment

How to Apply

To apply for the Law Office of Kenneth Berger scholarship, students must complete the application form attached below and write an essay on the dangers of distracted driving and what should be done to reduce or eliminate it. The essay must be at least 500 words, but not exceeding 1,000 words long.


Click here for the application.


Both the application and the essay may be submitted via email to cfullerton@bergerlawsc.com or by mail to:

LOKB Scholarship

5205 Forest Dr, Suite 2

Columbia, SC 29206

Doris Burkett/Lexington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Lexington Chamber & Visitor Center is proud to continue the Doris Burkett Scholarship.

This is a needs-based scholarship with emphasis placed on moral integrity and the potential of the individual to become a productive citizen. The Doris Burkett Scholarship is for the “underdog” who needs a little help to reach success and who may be overlooked for scholarships from other organizations. To be eligible for this scholarship, students do not need to qualify for the Life Scholarship or Hope Scholarship but have potential and desire to further their education.

This year is a little different. This year we will be using proceeds from our 2019 Dining on the Dam event and issuing one $5,000 scholarship to a student from each Lexington School District One high schools. We are offering this opportunity to students who will be attending either a four-year college/university or a technical college.

The applications must be returned to the Chamber office no later than March 27, 2020. Our mailing address is PO Box 44 Lexington, SC 29071; our physical address is 311 West Main Street Lexington, SC 29072.


Click here for an application, and here for the evaluation criteria.

South Carolina Education Association-Retired **Education Majors**

The South Carolina Education Association-Retired administers the SCEA-Retired Scholarship as as an ongoing activity of the Association. The scholarship is awarded annually and is designed to encourage promising young people to prepare for careers in education at an accredited four year college or university in South Carolina.

The annual amount of the scholarship is $1,000. Five hundred ($500) dollars per semester will be paid to a South Carolina four year college or university for the recipient. The scholarship will be awarded for four consecutive years unless the recipient completes graduation requirements early, decides not to pursue a career in education, or fails to maintain a 3.0 grade point average. This scholarship may be used for room, board, tuition and/or books only. If the money is not needed, the funds shall be returned to the SCEA-Retired.

Eligibility:
  • The applicant must be a senior graduating from a public high school in South Carolina.
  • The applicant must plan to attend an accredited four year college or university within the state of South Carolina as a full time student.
  • The applicant must plan for and pursue a career in education.
  • The applicant must have maintained a good high school academic record and maintain a 3.0 GPA while attending a South Carolina college or university .
  • The applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • The applicant must need financial assistance.

Deadline: March 16, 2020 Click here for an application or See Mrs. Farrar for paper applications and more information.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund-Military

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to the dependent children of U.S. military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident, or a U.S. military personnel who is classified as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA). You must also maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and be enrolled full time to remain on scholarship and to be eligible to renew your scholarship.

"Here Today" Music Scholarship

The Christopher Connor Foundation "Here Today" MUSIC Scholarship is to help musicians or aspiring musicians further their music education, music production, and/or music related career. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must complete this application, a short written description (or video/audio tape) detailing why they deserve the scholarship, a history of music experience and a letter of reference and a letter of acceptance from the college, music institute or provider. Click here for an application.

George Rogers First in Family Scholarship

The George Rogers Foundation was founded in an effort to provide scholarships for first in family students in need of financial assistance to purse a college education. George Rogers developed the foundation as a means of giving back to both a school and a community that provided for him during his years at the University of South Carolina.



Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a:

✓ South Carolina Resident

✓ First in Family student - defined as a student who will be the first person in their family to attend a 2 or 4 year college

✓ Graduating high school senior

Applicants must submit:

✓ An official transcript indicating a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better

✓ Admissions acceptance letter. Unfortunately, students applying to online or proprietary schools are not eligible

✓ Two letters of recommendation from a high school/college faculty member, school counselor, employer, or church leader

✓ One letter of affirmation from a parent/guardian stating the applicant is the first person in his/her family to attend college

Award Criteria:

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievements and honors, extracurricular and volunteer participation, work experience and short answer responses.



Deadline is May 15, 2020. Click here for an application.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship - $2,500

This scholarship fund is named in honor of Janice Marie Scott. This scholarship fund was established to recognize her involvement with various youth programs and community service activities within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. Janice was one of 125 individuals that perished in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked and crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the building of the Pentagon.


Requirements include:

a. US Citizen or permanent resident of US

b. GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)

c. High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia.

d. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities.

e. Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000.

Deadline is March 31, 2020. Click here for the application, checklist and criteria sheet.

2020 Journalism Contest

The winner of the 2020 Journalism Contest receives a four-year scholarship to the South Carolina state-supported institution of his or her choice provided, of course, that the winner is otherwise qualified.


Your article must address the theme: “The Right Talent, Right Now.” It should emphasize the essential role that people with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent.


Click here for more information.

Joye Law Firm Scholarship-$2,000

The Joye Law Firm is offering a $2,000 scholarship to six graduating seniors that display academic and community-oriented achievements, submit the best creative entry and plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning.


Applications are submitted electronically at www.joyelawfirm.com


Deadline is April 1, 2020.

The Justin Thomas Gustav Pepper Memorial Scholarship-$1,000

This volunteer based scholarship is now open to seniors in ALL Lexington County District High Schools to assist with furthering their education. The scholarship, which is focused on volunteer activities, will reward recipients with $1000 in assistance for furthering their education beyond high school. It is paid in two $500 installments at the beginning of their first and second semesters of college, tech school, or any other higher education institution. Applications may be obtained through the guidance counselor's offices of the Lexington District High Schools and Newberry County High Schools after January 15th and must be returned by March 15th. Click here for an application or stop by Counseling and Advisement for a paper copy. Deadline is March 15th.

Carrie Mayer-Cowan & Benjamin Mayer Memorial Scholarship II

This scholarship was established in loving memory of Carrie Mayer-Cowan and Benjamin


Mayer. Carrie was a 1994 Honor Graduate of Lexington High School and Benjamin was a

2000 Honor Graduate of Lexington High School.


Who is eligible for this scholarship?


The $1,000.00 scholarship is available for a White Knoll, Gilbert, Pelion or River Bluff High

School graduating senior.

Applicants must have a 3.5 grade point average and an 1150 SAT or 24 ACT.

This scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in science education or engineering at a four

year college or university in South Carolina.


Deadline is March 10, 2020. Please click here for an application or see Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement for a paper copy.

Lexington District One Educational Foundation Scholarships

Click here for information and dates. All applications are due March 10, 2020.

Lexington District One Office Professionals Scholarship - $1,000

This scholarship is provided by the Lexington District One Educational Office Professionals Organization and will be awarded to a current Lexington School District One student meeting the following qualifications: -Is a graduating senior who plans to attend an accredited two or four year institution in the fall term following the awarding of the scholarship -Is pursuing a degree in a Business program (Computer Science, Advertising, Marketing, Accounting, etc.). -Has maintained a 3.0 GPA in high school -Is a United States citizen and a resident of South Carolina -Demonstrates through grades, character, and commitment a potential success as a business professional. Deadline is Friday April 3rd, 2020. Apply here.

Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship-$3,000- $2,000-$1,000

Medhurst, Norton and Telfer Scholarships $2,000 Each

Awarded to high school seniors living in Lexington County and plan to earn a Bachelors Degree in Nursing.


Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript (with GPA, class rank and SAT or ACT scores)
  • Letter of acceptance into nursing school required


Ann Wingate Scholarships $1,000 Each

Awarded to high school seniors living in Lexington County and plan to earn an Associates Degree in Nursing.


Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript (with GPA, class rank and SAT or ACT scores)
  • Letter of acceptance into nursing school required


Auxiliary Volunteers Memorial Scholarship $3,000

One scholarship will be awarded each year. No separate application is needed. The scholarship committee will select the recipient from the applications to the different scholarships.


Requirements

  • Application for any nursing scholarship


Click here for an application. Deadline is March 15, 2020.

Lexington Soil & Water Conservation Scholarship - $1,500

Eligibility: Current High School senior residing in Lexington County who will be attending a South Carolina College, University or Technical College. The applicant must be planning a major in an Agricultural and Environmental related field.


Deadline: March 28, 2020. The application can be found at www.lexswcd.org, return with supporting documents to 123 Park Road, Lexington, SC 29072.

Lexington Woman's Club Scholarship-Education

The Lexington Woman’s Club is sponsoring a scholarship for a Lexington High School, River Bluff High School, White Knoll High School, Gilbert High School, or Pelion High School graduating senior (male or female) entering the field of education upon completion of his or her post-secondary degree. The scholarship check will be made payable to the student and college/university.


The criteria for selection include:

  • Financial need

  • Academic achievement

  • Service to community

  • Leadership ability


You will need to turn in the following to your Counselor (in this order, please):

  1. Completed application form (Make sure your counselor has completed and signed his/her part of the form, and don’t forget to sign it yourself!)

  2. A brief essay explaining why you feel you deserve this scholarship, what it means to you, and any other information you would like to have considered in awarding this scholarship

  3. One recommendation from a teacher (form attached)

  4. One recommendation from a member of the community (form attached)

  5. Transcript


Please check carefully to make sure you have included everything with your application!


Applicants must return the completed information to the Counseling office by April 1, 2020.


The scholarship recipient will be invited to the May 11th meeting of the Lexington Woman’s Club and will be recognized at the school’s awards ceremony.

Lexington Woman's Club Anne D. Pitts Memorial Scholarship- Medicine

This scholarship is for a Lexington School District 1 graduation senior having a 2.5 or higher GPA; (1) entering into a field of medicine and (2) at an institute of higher learning in the State of South Carolina.


Complete all parts of the application and write a 200 to 300 word essay stating your career goals and the reasons for choosing your medical field. Secure 2 letters of recommendation, one from a teacher/counselor and one from a member of the community.


Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, March 26, 2020 and must be mailed to

Mrs. Sheri S. Kimball

158 Seclusion Court

Lexington, SC 29072

Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology Scholarships and Beauty School.org

The beauty industry wants you! American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) partners with industry sponsors to offer scholarships and grants to deserving cosmetology students.


Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology is dedicated to providing the best cosmetology and esthetics training to our students. With 8 campuses across South Carolina, Kenneth Shuler has made quality beauty education accessible across the state. We are also dedicated to making sure anyone who wants to start a career in beauty has all the resources available to them to make their dreams a reality.

Click here to discover where you can find information about cosmetology school scholarships.

Nina Neely Scholarship Essay Contest

Reformed Universal Masonic Brotherhood and Order of the Eastern Star, Inc will award 3 scholarships in their annual essay contest.


Essay topic: Do you think an education is more important today than it was 20 years ago and why?


Click here for an application. Deadline is March 12, 2020.

Ponton Law Scholarship

Requirements
  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
  • Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2020. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2020.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached for application for consideration.
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2020.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship
  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2020.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached for application for consideration.
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2020.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship

Deadline is July 31, 2020. Click here for application.

Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

The Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2020 Scholarship Program. This year our chapter will award fifteen (15) scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each to graduating seniors in Richland, Lexington, Newberry and Fairfield school districts.


All applications will be screened based on financial need, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, the essay, recommendation forms, leadership/extra-curricular activities, class rank and honors/awards.


The application and all materials must be postmarked by March 12, 2020 to be considered. Students may apply for only one scholarship. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Click here for the application.


Historically Black College and University Award: This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,250 to a male or female African American student planning to attend a Historically Black College or University. (3 Scholarships)

Education Award: This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,250 to a male or female African American student planning to major and pursue a career in Education. (3 Scholarships)

Career and Technical Education Award: This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,250 to a male or female African American student planning to major, and pursue a career in the following fields: Business Administration, Marketing, Management, Accountancy or Human Resources. (3 Scholarships)

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Award: This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,250 to a male or female African American student planning to major and pursue a career in the following fields: Information Technology, Engineering, Math, Science, Medicine or Health Science. (3 Scholarships)

General Studies Award: This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,250 to a male or female African American student planning to major and pursue a career in the following majors: Visual and Performing Arts, Mass Communications, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Criminal Justice or Law. (2 Scholarships)

South Carolina State Fair Scholarships



Calling All High School Seniors!

The South Carolina State Fair proudly supports college education across the state of South Carolina with its Ride of Your Life Scholarship. High school seniors are encouraged to apply for our scholarship which would allow them $6,000 towards their college career!

Take an opportunity to lessen the burden and stress of paying for a college education and apply for our scholarship today! Applications opened February 1st and close March 15th!





Apply

Touchstone Energy Scholarships- Sponsored by Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative

Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative is offering Touchstone Energy scholarships to high school seniors within its service area. The scholarship is open to any senior attending Lexington Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5; Saluda County Schools; and private schools within those districts. The scholarship is also made available to any in-state student whose primary residence receives electricity from Mid-Carolina Electric.


Seven $3,000 scholarships are given by Mid-Carolina Electric to students in local school districts who are exceptional examples of "The Spirit of Cooperation", a deeply-ingrained value and driving force within the Touchstone Energy brand. Special consideration is given to need, extracurricular activities, community involvement, recommendations and the students’ personal achievements. Since 1990, over 100 scholarships have been awarded to students who fit these criteria, exhibit a positive attitude, and possess a good reputation within their respective communities.

Fill out your application before March 13, 2020! Click here for the application.

Going to USC? Did you know about these scholarships?

My Carolina wants to inspire academically qualified students to take part in the Carolina tradition and provide them with necessary tools to experience a world-class education. We proudly support the three scholarships listed below, which we present to incoming freshmen entering in the fall.


Click here for more information including dates and applications.

VFW Scholarships- Sponsored by Post VFW 8738

Scholarship Contests:



Post 8738 Information

Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 206, Lexington, SC 29073

Physical Address: 424 Cedarcrest Dr., Lexington, SC 29072

Phone: (803) 359-8738

Woodrow and Edith Worthy Ministerial Scholarship - $1,000

Due Date: March 10, 2020


Scholarship Criteria:

• Senior graduating from any Lexington School District One high school with a 3.0 GPA.

• Student must have been involved with church and/or Christian organizations during high school.

• Student must be pursuing a major degree in music ministry or religious studies and/or plan to be very involved with religious life/church while in college (note that preference will be given to students pursuing major).

• Student must have plans to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university.


Awarded based on application and financial need. Click here for an application.

College Open House Days and Tour Dates

Seniors are given TWO excused absences for College Days. In order to have the absences excused, it will be necessary to turn in a note on college letterhead with the student's name and date of the visit. This should be turned in to Mrs. Pearson in Attendance.


Anderson University

http://www.anderson.edu/admissions/discover/visit


Clemson University

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


College of Charleston

http://admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/events/index.php


Columbia College

http://www.columbiasc.edu/admissions/womens-college-admissions/open-house


Converse College

Sign up online or email us via admissions@converse.edu.


Francis Marion University

http://www.fmarion.edu/fmuadmissions/campusvisit


Furman University

http://www.furman.edu/admission/EngageFurman/Visit/Pages/default.aspx


Lander University

http://www.lander.edu/admissions/Campus-Visit.aspx


Midlands Technical College

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


Newberry College

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


Presbyterian College

http://www.presby.edu/admissions/home/visit/


Spartanburg Methodist College

http://www.smcsc.edu/campus-maptour/


Seton Hall University

http://www.shu.edu/visiting/


University of South Carolina - Columbia

http://sc.edu/visit/schedule_a_visit/


University of South Carolina - Beaufort

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


University of Virginia

https://admission.virginia.edu/outreach


Winthrop University

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


Wofford College

https://www.wofford.edu/admission/visitWofford/
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Additional College Funding Opportunities

The Academic Common Market allows S.C. residents who are enrolled in specific programs at public out-of-state institutions to be charged only the applicable in-state tuition by the institution in which the student is enrolled. http://www.che.sc.gov/Students,FamiliesMilitary/LearningAboutCollege/AcademicCommonMarketInfor mation.aspx or call 803-737-2274



Anderson University – First Choice Scholarships

Get accepted to Anderson University and become eligible for one of several scholarships. http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/finaid.aspx?id=2417&ekmensel=c580fa7b_145_0_2417


Archibald Rutledge Scholarship

The South Carolina Department of Education is announcing the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers public school twelfth-grade students the opportunity to compete for a scholarship worth approximately $2,000 in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and recognize academic and artistic excellence. Applicants may participate in one of the following discipline areas: creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts. To compete, students should submit one original composition and a process folio for the visual arts area and an original and two copies of the original composition and process folio for the creative writing, dance, music, or theatre categories. For more details: https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/standards-learning/grants-and-awards/archibald-rutledge-scholarship-program/


The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes specialize in hands-on, career-oriented education that prepares students for entry-level employment as creative professionals. They offer degree programs as well as certificate & diploma programs in the areas of design, fashion, media arts, and culinary arts. www.aiadvantage.com


BigSun Scholarship

All student athletes are eligible to apply, regardless of sport. Requires a short essay to a prepared question. $500 available to announced winners. www.bigsunathletics.com


Christian Connector Scholarship

Simply log onto the website and request information, and you will be automatically entered in drawings. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500. http://www.christianconnector.com


CSS/Financial Aid Profile – Student Guide

Using PROFILE, college financial aid administrators can develop a more accurate, economically sound assessment of a family’s ability to contribute to college costs & thus award their private (nonfederal) student aid funds more equitably. A Spanish version of the Pre-Application Worksheet is available on the PROFILE Home Page. Columbia College and Furman University are PROFILE users. https://profileonline.collegeboard.com



Gates Millennium Scholarship

Offers full tuition to any US accredited college or university. Student must be a US Citizen or legal resident with a 3.3 GPA (unweighted) is required, and a financial need must be demonstrated (must be eligible for a Pell Grant). www.gmsp.org


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

This scholarship database is completely devoted to those of Hispanic descent. www.hsf.net, www.collegescholarships.org/minority2.htm


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs

This scholarship program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Criteria include commitment to pursue a bachelor’s degree and US citizenship. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies. For more information and to apply: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/how-to-apply/


NHA Scholarship Fund

This scholarship an individual must be a prospective or current high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild, or a spouse, of a current or former Navy, USMC or Coast Guard rotary wing aviator or air crewman. Also eligible are individuals, their spouses, or children of individuals who are serving or have served in maintenance or support billets in rotary wing squadrons and Wings. http://www.nhascholarshipfund.org


Spartanburg Methodist College Scholars Program

A full tuition financial package is offered to seniors who graduate with a 3.0 grade point average. In addition, students can also qualify for "Open House Scholarships" of $500 when they visit campus on an Open House Day.


SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

High school seniors can win a $1,000 scholarship for their first year of college or private career school. One winner will be chosen at random every two weeks. www.offtocollege.info


TEACH Grants - new program for future teachers

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants (TEACH) will be available at some colleges and universities beginning this academic year. Students considering a career in education should check with the financial aid office at the college or university they plan to attend to determine the program’s availability and if they qualify. http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp


U.S. Army

There are scholarship opportunities such as merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, an annual stipend of up to $5,000 to cover living expenses, plus additional allowances for books and fees. http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

SAT TEST DATE

Saturday, March 14th, 8am

See Website for locations. www.Collegeboard.org

Late Registration Deadline is March 2, 2020.

Register at www.collegeboard.org

Fee waivers for the SAT are available to eligible 11th and 12th graders. If you are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), bring proof of your Free/Reduced lunch status to Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement for a waiver.

ACT TEST DATE

Saturday, April 4th, 8am

See www.ACT.org for Locations

Late Registration Deadline is March 13, 2020.

Register at www.actstudent.org

Fee waivers for the ACT are available to eligible 11th and 12th graders. If you are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), bring proof of your Free/Reduced lunch status to Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement for a waiver.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS: ACT and SAT

General Information

Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of the student/parent to register for the ACT and SAT tests. The C&A staff can answer questions at any time. Log on to sat.org/register or www.actstudent.org to register.


  • The ACT / SAT are college admissions tests & aid institutions in determining a student’s potential for success in college. (Students planning on attending a 2-year or technical college generally do NOT need to take either test.) Colleges/universities in S.C. accept both ACT and/or SAT scores. Students should refer to the admission requirements for each institution they plan to attend.
  • If you plan to take the ACT, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you take the writing component at least once. It is not so necessary on subsequent retakes.
  • If you are a special needs student and would like to request testing accommodations for the ACT or SAT, it is your responsibility to initiate the process by discussing the procedure with your counselor. The process is very time-consuming (minimum 6 – 8 weeks). Each testing agency (College Board / ACT) has its own application for accommodations.


VERY IMPORTANT! Please make sure that you fill in the school code for River Bluff High School when registering for the ACT/SAT. If you fail to do this, our school will NOT receive your scores. The school testing code is 411292.

Important Dates

Graduation Supply Delivery Day

Thursday, March 26th, 10am-3pm

Rotunda

MORE INFORMATION

Watch your emails from Mrs. Cunningham for more information.

Senior CREW games

Thursday, April 2nd, 8:15am

The Swamp