BHS College Center News

December 2015

As the new College Information Specialist, I look forward to celebrating every student's success! I can be reached at 691-4090 extension 28025. The College Center is located in room 401. Feel free to stop by anytime for questions or information.
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Thank you to all who have reported their college acceptances. The board is starting to fill up! If you have been accepted and/or have scholarship totals, please let me know as soon as possible so I can keep record of it. Thank you!

Seniors make sure you are checking for application deadlines and emails! Submit applications online and if you need assistance in proofreading essays, have a teacher help you or come by room 401 and I will assist you.

SAT/ACT deadlines are listed in your Senior Year Guide booklet. Make sure you check the dates!!!

**Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 10th, 2015- Air Force Recruiter- sign up sheet in room 401 (Seniors/Juniors)
  • Dec. 11th, 2015- Columbia College- lunch/info- sign up in room 401(Seniors/Juniors)
  • Dec. 15th 2015- Students from College of Charleston at BHS to speak- room 401- lunch-(Seniors who applied or plan to apply to COC)
  • Dec. 17th, 2015 USC Beaufort interviews-sign up sheet in room 401 (Seniors)
  • Jan. 19, 2016- FAFSA workshop- Cyber Center 5:30-7:00 (Juniors/Seniors)
  • Jan. 22, 2016- Field Trip to Winthrop-more info to come (Seniors-first priority)
  • Feb. 29, 2016- SAT workshop for students- more info to come (Juniors/Seniors)
  • Apr. 5, 2016- ACT workshop for students- more info to come (Juniors/ Seniors)
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College Open Houses and Campus Tour Information

Anderson University

First glance days: Dec. 4, Feb 15, Mar 21,24,28

Includes campus tour and meet professors

For more information:

Charleston Southern University

Personal visits: Monday-Friday 10:00- 2:00

First Look: Jan. 30, March 19

Call for more information: 1-800-947-7474

Register online: http://www.charlestonsouthern .edu/admissions/campusvisit/

Coastal Carolina University

2016 Open Houses

January 30, February 13, March 19, April 16, April 23, April 30

Register online:

Columbia College

December 4, 2015

Register online:

Coker College

Winter Open House: Monday, January 18, 2016

Times: 9:00-2:30-lunch is included

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:

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:

North Greenville University

Open House

March 19, 2016

Check in 8:30- 9:00

Lunch included

Register online:

Queens College

"Royal Open House"- a half day Saturday event for students and familiies

Saturday, March 19, 2016

For more information:


Open House

January 16 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:

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Scholarship Opportunities For Seniors!!!!

** 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!

Financial Aide, Scholarships, and Student Loans 101 Course

This is an online course offered by Lendedu. The course consists of 4 sections with 22 short lectures. It should take approximately 1 1/2 hours to complete. This is a great new resource!

See the attached link if you are interested:

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program

Applicants compete for approximately $2000 in creative writing, dance, music, theater, and visual arts.

For more information:

Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund

Deadline: January 11, 2016

Applicants must be: SC resident, GPA 3.0 or above, have combined SAT- 1800 or ACT- 26, house income not exceeding $40,000, planning to attend 4 year college in SC.

To apply:

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

Camden-Lugoff Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Applicants need not be related to an Elks member.

  • High school seniors
  • US citizen
  • Judged on scholarship, leadership, extracurricular activities, work experience and financial need
  • Deadline is December 4, 2015

Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship

Deadline to apply is December 15, 2015

Range of $1000- $50,000 scholarships

Judged on GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, community service

I Have a Dream Scholarship

Deadline is January 31, 2016

$1500 scholarship for winner

Submit short online response to "What do you dream about?"

Leadership Enterprise for Diverse America

For high achieving Seniors with low income backgrounds

DEADLINE is: December 11, 2015

Palmetto Fellow Teaching Scholarship


The requirements are: high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in SC.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Deadline is February 29, 2016

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

USC Geoscholar Scholarship

Deadline is March 25, 2016

Candidates who are academically talented in Geosciences, minority, and demonstrate financial need.

For more information:

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

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