Senior Memo #5

February 8, 2021

Scholarship Letters

Please inform Student Services (Counseling) of any scholarship awards received regardless of your intention to accept them. Just bring us a copy of your award letter. We would like to recognize all scholarships awarded to LHS seniors at Awards Night and on the graduation program.

Senior Memos

Continue to read all your Senior Memos that you receive, some of the information in the Memo contain information that could continue to be pertinent to you about high school and college plans.

Always check your Senior Memo during the month. Scholarships are constantly being added.

Graduation Information

The Lexington High School 2021 Graduation Ceremony has been scheduled to take place at 8 a.m. June 12, 2021 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. As your family makes arrangements to attend this special event, please know that because of the uncertainty of the year, plans could change but we are hoping that is not the case.

SAT/ACT Test Dates

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Auburn University Engineering Week

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 8am to Friday, Feb. 26th, 12pm

This is an online event.

Register to attend Auburn University's Engineering Week! The College is excited to invite you to their first virtual Engineering Week. Excellent opportunity for seventh through twelfth graders to explore their wide range of engineering disciplines.

To participate in the event, you must register at

CLEP (the College-Level Examination Program)

What is CLEP?

CLEP (the College-Level Examination Program®) offers 34 exams that cover intro-level college course material. With a passing score on one CLEP exam, you could earn three or more college credits at more than 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities.

CLEP was created to help individuals with prior knowledge in a college course subject earn their degree efficiently and inexpensively. That prior learning could have taken place through advanced high school courses, independent reading and study, online courseware or textbooks, noncredit courses, or on-the-job training

For More information click here

ACT/SAT Fee Waivers

Do you qualify for free or reduced lunch? If so, you will need to bring a copy of the award letter you received from Central Services approving your free or reduced status. See Mrs. Johnston in Student Services (Counseling) to receive a fee waiver to take the SAT and ACT. Four college application fee waivers can be submitted on line at the registration website. You can also receive a fee waiver for the NCAA Clearinghouse (student athletes) application

Mid-Year Grades

If you need a Mid-Year transcript sent to a college you have already applied to, you must use your Parchment account to request the current grades for your mid-year grades to be sent electronically to your college. The second quarter ended January 15, 2021. Your transcript can be sent now. If you have any questions, see your counselor or Mrs. Crapps in Student Services (Counseling).

Order your Transcript through Parchment

How to Connect to can be found here.

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Call Me Mister Program

Two Pathways

Call Me Mister students will attend Aiken Technical College, USC Aiken, or both. Upon their college graduation, members of the cohort will accept teaching positions in critical need areas within South Carolina Public Schools.

This program is designed to provide a pipeline of highly effective African-American male educators to South Carolina's public schools that will serve their communities as mentors & role models.

Requirements for this Program include:

Be accepted for admission at USC Aiken or Aiken Technical College.

Major in elementary, early childhood, middle level, special education, art education, or music education at USC Aiken or through university transfer program at ATC.

Submit a fully completed application. Application and supporting documents should be received by April 15th of each year.

2 essays

Eligibility statement

2 letters of recommendation

Personal interview

For more information check out their website:

Deadline for full application and documentation: April 15, 2021

Career Specialist Corner

Drafting College/Scholarship Essays

Mrs. Augsburger has prepared a presentation on how to write an essay. This presentation will help you write the best essay, to win that big scholarship or get into that college you really want to attend.

Here is the link to the presentation.

Spring ASVAB Test

The ASVAB test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered on Friday, March 19th 9 a.m. at LHS. This test is available to students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

ASVAB scores are used to determine if you are qualified to enlist in the military and to assign you to an appropriate job in the military. The ASVAB is also a great career exploration tool.

Taking the test does not obligate you, or register you for military service.

Students can sign up for the ASVAB in room E-202 and E-203, or they can email Mr. Magyar (Career Specialist) or Mrs. Augsburger (Career Specialist) at and

Below are two links to help study for the ASVAB

Internship at Anne Pitts Child Development Center

Are you interested in an Education (Early Childhood Development) internship during your Senior year. Anne Pitts Child Development Center is interested in having student interns for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a PAID internship and you will receive 1 high school course credit. Summer internships are also available. Anne Pitts Child Development Center serves children 1 year of age through 12 years of age (Private Preschool and Afterschool programs).

Please check out Anne Pitts Child Development Center on Facebook

Please see the Career Specialist in room (E-202 or E-203) for more information and an application.

Million Women Mentors

Million Women Mentors is excited to announce their search for the 2021-2022 Student Leader for Million Women Mentors of South Carolina. The application process is open now through February 12, 2021. Click Here for information.

Michelin Scholar Testing - March 4, 2021

3/4/21 Michelin Scholar Testing Reg - Seniors only

12th-grade students have the opportunity to take the Michelin aptitude test (PTI & Bennett) if they are interested in applying for the Michelin Technical Scholars program. Students must pass both tests offered by Michelin in the same test session in order to become an applicant for the Michelin Scholars Program. Anyone interested is allowed to take the test only 3 times in a lifetime.

Testing will be offered on March 4, 2021 at Lexington Technology Center's Multipurpose Room at 9 a.m. Students must register and bring a permission form (for travel and miss class) to participate.

Questions - see Ms. Augsburger in Room E-202 or Mr. Magyar in Room E-203.


Need Money for College?

During the month of February, additional scholarships may be added

to this Memo!

AABE SC Chapter - Josie K. Claiborne Memorial Scholarship - $350 to $3,500

High school senior who intends to enroll next semester in an accredited college or university. Pursuing a major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field. Underrepresented minority (African Americans, Hispanic or Native Americans) 3.0 GPA, transcript. SAT/ACT test scores are not mandatory. Click here for application instructions.

Deadline: March 7, 2021

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - $1,000

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on the topic below:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

The essay should be sent to this email: scholarships at

For more information about this scholarship go to:

Deadline: June 12, 2021

Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest - $400 - $5,000

This is an essay contest for seniors to write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay describing the impact Alzheimer’s disease has had on their life. Awards range from first prize to honorable mentions. You can find more information about this scholarship here.

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Anne and Ed Pitts Memorial Scholarship - varies

Seniors pursuing post-secondary education who attended Anne Pitts Child Development Center at least 2 years; application, recommendations, etc. A copy of the application can be found here.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - April 16, 2021

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship - $2,000

The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship program, named for South Carolina’s first poet laureate, offers twelfth-grade students (enrolled in a public school in South Carolina) the opportunity to compete for a scholarship in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts as well as encourages and recognizes academic and artistic excellence among South Carolina students. Applications are available at Also see your drama teacher Leslie Dellinger or Candance Cannon for more information.

Deadline: February 22, 2021

Ayn Rand Essay Contest - more than $30,000

11th and 12th Graders; read Rand’s, The Fountainhead and write essay on selected topic. 8th - 12th Graders read Rand's, The Anthem and write an essay. See for all requirements and eligibility.

Deadline: April 29, 2021

B. Davis Scholarship - $1,000

Write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic: Three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe these traits are so important and how you feel they are developed in an individual. This is not an academic scholarship but they would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. Send submissions by email to:

Deadline: May 22, 2021

Bobby Chapman Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship - $1,500 (renewing annually)

To be nominated the student must plan to attend a 4 year college; 3.0 or better GPA, character, leadership, etc.; The student recipient may or may not be a golfer. The scholarship program will only accept two applications from each school. The two applications will be determined by the Counselors. A copy of the application can be found here.

Deadline to Counseling: March 18, 2021

Carolina Children's Home of Columbia Scholarship - up to $5,000

Applicants must be residents of the Midlands and have been accepted to a college. Planning to study in the fields of nursing, social work, psychology, counseling or medicine. More information and access to the on-line scholarship application can be found at

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Central Carolina Community Foundation - Varies

Applicants must be an African American senior, Preference given to students attending a Historically Black College or University. Financial Need. Minimum 2.8 GPA. Scholarships are renewable.

Specific criteria and an application form can be found at Submit an online application.

Deadline: March 5, 2021

Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT) - Varies

Applicant must be enrolled/enrolling in an accredited South Carolina school, institution, college or university and must provide a letter of the students acceptance. Applicant must have a serious interest in pursuing a degree in international trade or related course of study. Applicant must provide a 1 – 3 page, double spaced essay on this topic:

Explain the value of skilled labor to the international trade community of South Carolina and why you chose technical college to further your education.

The completed application, a personal statement, letter of recommendation, official transcript and a resume is required to complete this scholarship application. Complete application and it’s requirements can be found here.

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Christian Connector, Inc. - $2,500

A Free online Christian College Scholarship Resource Program allows students to search for the different types of scholarships that are of interest. Students can log onto to request information and automatically be entered in the $2,500 scholarship drawing.

Deadline: No Deadline

The College Plan

Student must be accepted into an accredited college, university or technical school. Drawing will be held by April 1st for the upcoming year. Scholarship applications can be found at the link stated below:
  • Scan and email the application to Mark Maurer at
  • Fax them to Mr. Maurer at: (803) 661-0011 ATTENTION: Scholarship Application
  • Or mail them to Mr. Maurer at: The College Plan Scholarship

100 Harmon St., Suite 201

Lexington, SC 29072

The College Plan Hosts Workshops, both in person and virtual. For the most current schedule of TCP Workshops and to fill out a scholarship application, go to:

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Columbia Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

Seniors: male or female planning to attend college/university or planning to attend a historically black college/university or plan to major in the arts – Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Creative Writing or Drama. 400-750 word narrative; 3 letters of recommendations and an official transcript. For full instructions click here.

Deadline: March 20, 2021

Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship - Friends of the Lexington Main Library - $500

LHS student pursuing a four-year degree; For full application guidelines and requirements visit, essay (Other than a spiritual book, what book has impacted you the most), Parent letter: Briefly tell us of any financial need of your student, complete application. When completed email application and all required attachments to Applications may be submitted using the Google Docs form available at

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship - (100)$2,000

Applicant must be a senior in high school and must have participated in a DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL program when twelve years old or younger. Applicant’s ability as an athlete will not be a factor in awarding scholarships. Please be aware – NCAA rules may prohibit acceptance of this scholarship if a student will be participating in an athletic program in college -check with college prior to applying for this scholarship. This is NOT for the Dixie SOFTBALL program Scholarship. Scholarship Application can be found here.

Deadline: March 1, 2021

FIDM National Scholarship Competition (6)$10,000 (6)$36,000

Seniors who are interested in global industries of fashion, visual arts, graphics, interior design, social media, and entertainment. Visit for entry details.

Deadline March 1, 2021

Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship - $1,000/50

This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited nonprofit two-year college or

technical school program in the construction trades. Intend to complete an associate degree, pre-

apprenticeship, apprenticeship, or certificate program leading to work in the construction trades

(electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, welding). Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 and demonstrates

financial need. Applicants should answer all questions that apply to them, not just the required

questions. To learn more about this scholarship go to or you may find

information about the scholarship here.

Deadline: April 15, 2021

Harry Hampton and Wallace F. Pate Scholarships - Apply for both but can only be awarded one - $2,500 (1Yr.)

These scholarships are for students in the natural resources disciplines of wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine or environmental science.

Scholarship Applications and Criteria can be found at

Deadline: February 26, 2021

Harry Hampton David M. Cline Scholarship - $2,000 (4Yr.)

This scholarship is for students who wish to further their education in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science. Pre-medical curricula on a path to forensic medicine does not qualify for this scholarship.

Scholarship Applications and Criteria can be found at:

Deadline: February 26, 2021

Harry Hampton James O. Thomason Scholarship - Scholarship has been Cancelled

Joye Law Firm Scholarship (6)$2,000

Recipients are based on creative entry, school activities, positions of leadership, special honors and awards, community involvement, academic performance, and professional pursuits. Online application; transcript; recent photograph and creative entry covering this question, "How do South Carolina’s laws on distracted driving stack up against other states? Is SC more lenient or strict compared to other states? Do you feel as if it helps? For details about this scholarship and to apply go to:

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Lexington District One Educational Office Professionals Scholarship - $1,000

Plan to pursue a career in a Business program (Computer Science, Advertising, Marketing, Accounting, etc.). Maintain a 3.0 GPA. Plan to enter a post high school, accredited two or four-year institution. Demonstrates commitment to the business profession through grades and character. Submit application, written response to two essay questions and three recommendations.

Click here for the application and more information about the scholarship.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - April 2, 2021

Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship - up to $3,000

Lexington County students who are planning to pursue a 2 or 4 year nursing degree; complete application, essay, recommendations, etc. You may apply for the Eunice R. Medhurst/Marjorie S. Norton/Beverly A. Telfer Scholarship, and the Ann Wingate Scholarship. You can apply for only One scholarship. Application and instructions for the scholarships are on the Lexington Medical Center website or click here.

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Lexington Woman’s Club Anne D. Pitts Memorial Scholarship varies

Senior (male or female) entering the field of medicine at an institute of higher learning in the state of South Carolina with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applications will be judged on character, need, purpose, achievement and academics. This is a one-time only scholarship. Complete application, obtain two letters of recommendation and complete an essay. Fill out a Scholarship checklist form to request a transcript. The address to mail the completed application can be found on the cover letter of the application. A copy of the application can be found here.

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Lexington Woman’s Club Education Scholarship varies

Students attending LHS, River Bluff, Pelion, Gilbert or White Knoll High School who are planning to pursue a degree in Education; financial need, leadership, academics, community service; application, essay, recommendations. Return application to Student Services (Counseling) when completed. We will attach a transcript and have the school counselor do their section of the application. Click here for more information and application.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - April 2, 2021

Mayer Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

A senior planning to pursue a degree in science education or engineering at a 4-year college or university in South Carolina. 3.5 GPA & 1150 SAT or 24 ACT; application, transcript, 2 recommendations, 2 short essays. Turn in to Student Services when completed. A transcript will then be attached. Applications can be found here.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 10, 2021

MCEC Touchstone Energy Scholarship - (7)$3,000

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.

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 students who are greatly involved in their community, participate in extracurricular activities and have a financial need. 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.

Applications for this year's scholarships are available here.

Deadline: March 19, 2021

Mental Health Movement Scholarship - $3,300

As a small solution, the Mental Health Movement Scholarship will support one student in any field of study who has battled with mental health or has a loved one who has in the past or currently is experiencing mental health concerns.

To apply, describe your personal/loved one’s journey with mental illness and how you want to use these experiences to positively impact the lives of others battling mental illness.

Essay Topic

250-350 words

Sign Up To Apply

Deadline: April 4, 2021

Midlands Technical College Foundation Scholarships - Varies

MTC college foundation offers numerous scholarships. Go to Midlands Tech financial aid site for more information. Go to: to apply.

Deadline: April 15, 2021

Nate Boyer Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

High School senior interested and has been involved in the arts – music, poetry, visual arts, philosophy or religion and has been involved with athletics at any level (e.g., rec. club, school) while in high school. Student must plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.0. is required. Complete application and essay questions. Request official high school transcript; recommendations, etc. Application can be found here

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 10, 2021

One Palmetto Scholarship Essay Contest

Virtual OnePalmetto Scholarship & College Fairs

Link to the Virtual Fair can be found here


Virtual Fairs run from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
March 13 Event: March 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM

This fair will consist of colleges/universities and scholarship organizations in South Carolina and surrounding areas. Some scholarship organizations may be specific to SC residents only.
March 20 Event: March 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM

This fair consist of scholarship organizations only. Majority of these organizations target students across the United States.

Applicants must be registered for one of the events to be considered as a recipient of this scholarship.

One Palmetto Scholarship Essay Contest


Included in the application is a required essay on the subject below:

In 500 words or less, please respond to the following prompt: *

As Defined by Merriam-Webster, “Character is the way someone thinks, feels, and behaves.” Essentially, it’s what makes you who you are. What character traits do you currently possess that will enhance your education or future career?

*All applicants must email us a photo upon submission to be used, if selected, to announce the winners. Photos can be emailed directly to us at Please include OnePalmetto Essay Contest and your full name in the subject.

PB&J Scholarship - $500-$1,000

This scholarship is for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. Open to all college bound seniors attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the fall. More information can be found here and you may apply here.

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Ponton Law Scholarship - $1,000

This scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on merit and need. Applicants must plan to attend college; must have a 3.0 GPA; transcript; recommendation letters and resume are not required but are encouraged to substantiate their application. For more information about the scholarship and to apply go to:

Deadline: July 31, 2021

Ernestine and Walter P. Rawl Scholarship - $500

This scholarship is available for students enrolled in Agricultural Education Course in Lexington School District One pursuing a four-year degree in a field of Agriculture. Must be an active member of the LTC FFA Chapter. Criteria for this scholarship is financial need; essay on Agriculture; extracurricular activities and community involvement; personal analysis and interview; Interview will be scheduled in April. You can find a copy of the scholarship here.

Deadline to FFA advisor: March 10, 2021

Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - $750 - $1,250

This chapter will award fifteen scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each to graduating male or female African American seniors in Richland, Lexington, Newberry and Fairfield school districts. Two $750 scholarships will be awarded to students planning to attend a technical college in the same counties. All applications are based on financial need, GPA, SAT/ACT results, essay, letters of recommendation, class rank and extra-curricular activities. For information about this scholarship and the application click here

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Perrin "Ricky" Love Scholarship - $500

LHS senior with a B average who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college in South Carolina; character, sincerity of purpose and potential; application, 2 recommendations, short essay. Turn in to Student Services (Counseling) when completed. A transcript will then be attached. A copy of the application can be found here.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 10, 2021

Rooms to GROW: 2021 Dorm Room Grants - $300/25

The Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors has established a grant program to assist students with expenses outside of tuition. The program gives preference to college-bound students who have excelled despite sometimes overwhelming odds and desire to attend a college, university, or technical college and live on campus. Grants are intended to place money in the hands of seniors who need it most. Circumstances concerning eligibility for grant and application can be found here.

Each applicant will also be considered for a one-time $500 academic-supplement that should be used for tuition, fees or books.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 19, 2021

Rotary Club of Lexington Scholarship - $1,000/4yrs.

LHS student who plans to attend a 4-year college; financial need, academics, extra curricula’s, interview, cannot be child of Rotarian; applications can be found here.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 26, 2021

Safe Federal Credit Union Scholarship - $1,000

Student is required to be a member of the SAFE Federal Credit Union. Financial Need is the major criteria for this scholarship. The applicant must attend a South Carolina university, college or technical school. The student is required to be a member of SAFE FCU before awarded scholarship (not at the time of selection). Fill out the application form found here and return to the Counseling Office.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 10, 2021 (Deadline was changed)

Sale-Cromer Memorial Scholarship - $3,000

Preference will be given to the student who has financial need and to someone who would have a hard time attending college if not for assistance with scholarship money. Top candidates will be required to submit documentation of financial need including parents’ assets prior to the required top candidate’s interview session. Applications are available here. Turn application in to Student Services (Counseling) when completed. A transcript will then be attached.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 10, 2021

Sallie Mae and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Launch $3M Scholarship Program to Support Disadvantaged Students

What You Need to Know:

Nearly 900 students, including high school seniors, students in their final year of post-secondary education, and grad students, will receive
scholarships through the scholarship program over the next three years.

Who is eligible:

  • The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors: In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high
    school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel
    inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply now through March 8 at

For official scholarship rules, visit

Deadline: March 8, 2021

Shari Smith Music/Theater Study Scholarship - $6,000

LHS senior who is pursuing study of vocal performance, choral music, musical theater, instrumental music, and music or theater education. Application and recommendations required. Return application and recommendations to Student Services (Counseling). Click here for the application.

Deadline: April 28, 2021

SilverPen Scholarship - up to $2,500

Wellmore of Lexington, a retirement community located here in Lexington, is offering this writing competition. Silver Pen is an opportunity to bridge the communication gap between younger and older generations. Essay Topic is: Our members at our community have built and continue to build their legacies. They are all inspirational in their own way. Right now, you are nearing your high school graduation and preparing for your future. What do you want your legacy to be? What do you want to have accomplished? What are your goals in life? What is your definition of living a good life?

Guidelines can be found here. Also go to their website and apply. For more details about this scholarship go to

Deadline: February 12, 2021 - submitted online at

Lewis Nathaniel Simpkins Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

This scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in mathematical science, technology, or engineering at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in South Carolina. Applicants must have a 3.0 and a minimum SAT score of 1100 or 24 ACT. Applicants will be judged on character, sincerity of purpose, and achievement and academics. Application, two letters of recommendation, two short essays, transcript. Application and how to apply can be found here.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 10, 2021

South Carolina Army National Guard Minuteman Scholarship - up to $10,000 per year (4yrs)

A 4 year ROTC scholarship at an institution that has an Army ROTC program. Examples are Furman and Bob Jones University. A good applicant is a Scholar: academic performance, Athlete: Varsity Letters, Leadership: Student Council, Captain of a team.

To apply see our Army National Guard Recruiter,

SSG Brian Jones | Recruiter
South Carolina Army National Guard
803-667-2145 |

Full details click here

There is no deadline

SCEAR – South Carolina Education Association Retired Scholarship - $1,000(4)

Senior planning to attend a four year college in the field of education in the state of South Carolina; Maintain a good academic record; must demonstrate leadership abilities and need financial assistance. An essay is required on the topic: "My Choice of Teaching as a Profession". Information about the scholarship and a copy of the application can be found here. Return applications to Student Services (Counseling).

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 18, 2021

South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Foundation - up to $3,000

The criteria and qualifications/eligibility and application can be found here. Essay and application is required. Application and all materials must be mailed to P. O. Box 210709, Columbia, SC 29221-0709

Deadline: March 1, 2021

South Carolina State Fair Scholarship - Ride of Your Life Scholarship - (50)$1,500/yr.

See for application.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need, and completeness of the application. Application should be completed on-line, provide a recent photograph, a one page essay. The applicant must attend a South Carolina college, university or technical college.

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Student Insights - $500 - $5,000

No minimum SAT/ACT, No essay required, No lengthy application forms, No application fees.

Simply log on to and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. ( Please type website directly into your browser) For more information look here.

Deadline: April 22, 2021

SuccessTeam - Prospering Young Dreamers Academic Scholarship - $500/4yrs.

The Prospering Young Dreamers Academic Scholarship is awarded to a graduating High School senior with an accumulated 3.0 GPA with aspirations to enroll in a 2-year college institution, 4-year college institution, or invest in an entrepreneurial venture.

Recipients of the scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis as long they maintain a 3.0 GPA or consistent entrepreneurial development for a maximum of 4 years.

To apply for this scholarship go here.

Thomas Day Caughman Memorial Scholarship - $2,000

LHS senior who plans to attend 2 or 4 year college in SC; financial need, character, achievement, academics, complete application, essay, recommendations. Turn in to Student Services (counseling) when completed. A transcript will then be attached. Click here for a copy of the scholarship.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 10, 2021

Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation - $500 - $5,000

Tywanza Sanders was a victim of the Emanuel Church shooting. His parents started this foundation to honor his legacy and commitment to education. The applicant must be entering an accredited college/university this fall. GPA of 2.5, demonstrate financial need (submit a financial need worksheet), submit a short written essay, picture ID and a transcript. If applying for the Beauty Culture scholarship as a current student, submit, provide a transcript and proof of enrollment from your beauty school.

For more information and to apply, go to Here you will find a copy of the flyer that explains all the scholarship information and where to apply.

Deadline: April 16, 2021

We the Student Essay Contest -

Essay Prompt: What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

Answering this question requires considering each of these principles and analyzing the relationship between them.

To truly explore this question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, you’ll need to go beyond "dictionary definitions," and express your understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles. This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty "big ideas." What does it take to understand them? To build toward and maintain them? To see them with regard to each other? Why is this relationship important?

We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples, and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how equality and justice are not just abstract ideas but are part of the actions and choices of people every day.

We genuinely want to know how you would answer the question – what is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

To enter this essay contest go to

Deadline for entry is April 15, 2021

Woodrow and Edith Worthy Ministerial Scholarship - $1,000

One Student will be awarded from the Lexington County School District high schools with plans to

major in music ministry or religious studies. Award will be based on financial need; belief in God;

leads a good life, plans to give his/her life to the Lord, will not receive other scholarship money. Must

provide financial need; recommendation, and answer questions. All requirements must be turned in

to Student Services (Counseling) when completed. A transcript will then be attached. Application can be found here.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 10, 2021

Zonta International - Young Women in Public Affairs - $750 - $5,000

This scholarship is designed to encourage young woman to participate in public affairs by committing to the volunteer sector. 'Public affairs' refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and effect those communities in which people work and live.

Women, aged 16-19, living in a Zonta district, committed to volunteerism, experience in local government, student government, knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.

Completion of the application may be downloaded from, verification of current enrollment, letter from employer stating employment (if applicable). Two letters of recommendation.

More information about this scholarship and the application can be found here.

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Until more Scholarships come in for us to publicize you can also visit:


US Dept. of Education

Any college’s financial aid office

Nondiscrimination Policies

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. The Director of Middle Schools handles inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504. The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number (803) 821-1000.