RB '19

Senior Newsletter, January 2019

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-Ham Mandy Wilson aswilson2@lexington1.net

Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate cwingate@lexington1.net

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


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

Career Specialist N-Z Shenita Chapman schapman@lexingon1.net


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

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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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Important Dates - Mark your Calendars!!

Jan 29th - Financial Aid Night, 6pm (junior and senior parents/students)

April 6th - Prom, 8pm USC Alumni Center

May 1st - Senior Decision Day

May 21st - Student Awards Ceremony - 7:00-9:00 - Performing Arts Center

June 7th - Graduation - 12:00 - Colonial Life Arena

Duke Kunshan University

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 11:30am

Main Street in front of Counseling and Advisement

Duke Kunshan University is an exciting new opportunity in liberal arts and sciences higher education. Students from around the world will study in China with an opportunity to spend part of their junior year on the Duke University campus in Durham, NC. Upon graduation, students will receive degrees from both Duke Kunshan University and Duke University. Courses are conducted entirely in English and each major takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to learning. With a student-faculty ratio of 11:1, state-of-the-art campus facilities located in one of the most prosperous cities in China, and easy access to Shanghai, an education at Duke Kunshan University gives students all the benefits of a Western liberal arts education in a unique global setting.

Michelin Scholars Testing

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 8:45am

2421 Augusta Highway

Lexington, SC

What is the Michelin Technical Scholars Program?

Michelin North America offers scholarships to select students in the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) and Mechatronics Technician at Midlands Technical College. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, and books. Michelin Scholars also participate in a paid co-op program reinforcing their classroom knowledge by working part-time in Michelin manufacturing facility. A brochure is attached and you can click here for more information: http://www.michelinlexingtoncareers.com/al

Students in the 11th and 12th grade are given the opportunity to test with Michelin on February 6th, 2019. Students who pass both tests at the same setting will have the option to apply and interview for the Michelin Scholar program their senior year.

Students must sign up and submit permission form to attend. Testing will take place at Lexington Technology Center. If you do not have transportation, you can ride the shuttle over. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

Register here and permission forms attached: https://goo.gl/forms/x37oPE1Xslh4LEJb2

University of Alabama

Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 11:30am

Main Street in front of Counseling and Advisement

Chelsea Marsh, admissions counselor from the University of Alabama will be here to answer all your questions about how to apply and get in to Alabama.

ASVAB Testing

Friday, March 15th, 8am

Gator Commons

Claflin University Visit

Friday, March 22nd, 8am

400 Magnolia Street

Orangeburg, SC

Please contact Mrs. Bennett.

Prom

Saturday, April 6th, 8pm

USC Alumni Center

RBHS Graduation

Friday, June 7th, 12pm

801 Lincoln Street

Columbia, SC

Taking the ACT and SAT

RBHS AI/CEEB Code 411292

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

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.

ACT TEST DATE

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 8am

See www.ACT.org for Locations

Late Registration Deadline is February 11, 2019.

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.

SAT TEST DATE

Saturday, March 9th, 8am

See Website for locations. www.Collegeboard.org

Late Registration Deadline is February 8, 2019.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SOUGHT FOR NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SOUGHT FOR NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP
Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors in the class of 2019 to represent South Carolina at the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Two students from each state, Washington, D.C, and 8 countries will attend the all-expenses-paid program which is held from June 27 through July 20, 2019. The NYSCamp is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program hosted in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. Students will have an opportunityto conduct research at the nearby Green Bank Observatory and to explore the surrounding Monongahela National Forest through backpacking, mountain biking, caving, rock-climbing, and kayaking. For more information about the program, please see http://www.nyscamp.org. Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.nyscamp.org by 6 PM EST on February 28, 2019.

Need FREE Help with Writing?

Need help writing an essay or research paper? Have writer’s block? Want to get feedback on your paper before you turn it in?


We can help in the new Writing Center!


WHAT: The Writing Center is staffed by RB student volunteers who have been trained to help students in a variety of tasks related to writing papers, including:

  • Brainstorming ideas to help you get started

  • Giving feedback on a completed or partially completed paper

  • Helping with organization of paper (getting started with an outline)

  • Connect you with citation resources

  • Help with revisions

WHO: Any RB student who has a paper due in ANY class, not just English, and would like help.

WHERE: RB Learning Commons; Check in with Ms. Petit at the front door.

WHEN: By appointment or drop-in. See the schedule below.

HOW: Sign up for an appointment or drop-in. If a tutor is not available when you need one, email Mrs. White at tawhite@lexington1.net. She will help connect you with a tutor or will meet with you at a time that works for you during the school day.

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 in the Spring, a placement tests 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.

Scholarships

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

DEADLINE: June 14, 2019
AWARD VALUE: $1,000

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Application Procedure for 2019

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com

Topic:

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.

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, 2019. 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 15, 2019. Click here for an application or pick one up in Counseling and Advisement.

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program- $2,000

Deadline: Entries must be received at the SCDE by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 or postmarked on or before Monday, February 4, 2019.

What is it? 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.

What does the program include? Students will mail or deliver original compositions, process folios, and other required documentation in one of the five arts disciplines (creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts) to the South Carolina Department of Education.

  • Creative Writing—An entry is defined as an original composition in the form of a sonnet, lyric, or narrative poem. The composition should not exceed two, double-spaced pages in length, originated by the applicant.
  • Dance—An entry is defined as an original, short dance composition of three to ten minutes composed for solo or ensemble dancers in any appropriate movement style, originated by the applicant.
  • Music—An entry is defined as an original composition of three to ten minutes for solo or small ensemble (recommended no more than five parts), vocal, or instrumental in any appropriate style, originated by the applicant.
  • Theatre—An entry is defined as an original, one-act play with a performing time of eight to fifteen minutes, originated by the applicant.
  • Visual Arts—An entry is defined as an original artwork that must be a completed, rendered visual composition originated by the applicant. Art is limited to two-dimensional work such as drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and collage.

Click here for more information.

B. Davis Scholarship- $1,000

DEADLINE: May 24, 2019
AWARD VALUE: $1,000

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
  • Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.


Application Procedure
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

Beauty School Scholarship-$2,500

Beauty School Scholarship - Do you dream of the day you can graduate from cosmetology school and pass the state licensing exams for a rewarding career in beauty, but you’re not sure how you’re going to pay for it? Are you looking for a way to pay for your cosmetology education at the beauty school of your dreams? Apply now for a chance to win a $2,500 cosmetology scholarship from Beauty Schools Marketing Group! Deadline is January 31, 2019.

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, 2019.

National Beta Scholarship

12th grade students who are active National Beta members and duly registered with the national headquarters by November 1, of their senior year, are eligible to apply and participate in the scholarship competition. Selection of National Beta Scholarship winners is based on a number of factors with special emphasis on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, as well as National Beta Involvement.


How to Apply:

  • Beginning November 1, 2018, you may access the National Beta Scholarship application online.
  • Enter your National Beta membership identification number and last name to gain access to the application—if you do not have this information, please ask your Beta Club Sponsor.
  • Complete the application.
  • You are required to submit your high school transcript and your ACT or SAT scores. Copies of these documents can be uploaded directly into your application. Your documentation will be verified for authenticity.
  • Submit your completed application and pay the $15 processing fee (via credit card) by 11:59 pm EST January 24, 2019*.

Click here for link. Deadline is January 24, 2019.

BURGER KING SCHOLARS

BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. Today the Foundation administers the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program and the BK℠ Family Fund.

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 students. Last year alone, $3.7 million in scholarships were awarded to more than 3,400 deserving students.

Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.


Click here for more information.

David M. Cline Scholarship-$2,000-Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice/Forensic Science

David M. Cline Scholarship consists of a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science. Payment will be made to the successful applicant in the natural resources discipline on a one-time basis only. Return both pages of the completed application, essay and autobiography, transcript of high school grades, college board scores, rank in high school class and a recent photograph no later than January 31, 2019.


HAMPTON FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

Post Office Box 2641

Columbia, SC 29202


  • The Board of Directors of the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund will make the final approval of the recipient and notify the winner.

  • Applications are available online here or:


via email at jim.goller@hamptonwildlifefund.org

by phone at: 803-600-1570

2019 Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship/Friends of the Lexington Main Library

The 2019 Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship sponsored by the Friends of the Lexington Main Library is now available! See the link below to the Google Doc Form, which we are offering as an alternative to completing a paper form. We will begin accepting applications on January 15, 2019 with the deadline to submit March 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm.


https://goo.gl/zvhtxv


If you have any questions or want paper copies of the application, please see Mrs. Farrar in the Counseling and Advisement Department.

Ernestine & Walter P. Rawl Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students enrolled in Agricultural Education courses in Lexington School District One pursuing a four-year degree in a field of Agriculture.


Must be an active member of the GHS, PHS or LTC FFA Chapter.


Deadline is March 15, 2019. Click here for an application.

Hampton Wildlife Fund Multiple Scholarships

Harry Hampton Scholarship-This scholarship consists of a $5,000* scholarship awarded annually to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science, environmental science or related fields.


Wallace F. Pate- Scholarship for students in the natural resources disciplines of wildlife biology, fisheries, biology, forestry, marine or environmental science. 1 year only $2,500.


David M. Cline- Scholarship for students who wish to further their education in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science. (Forensic pathology does NOT qualify)

1 year $2,500


James O Thomason Scholarship for students who wish to further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications. 4 year $2,000


Click here for more information and applications. Deadline is January 31, 2019.

"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.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $2,500 award is given to three students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or is currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into a nursing program or a transcript stating the applicant is in a nursing program must be included with the application.

Email completed scholarship application form, the DAR Scholarship Financial Need Form and required information from the DAR Scholarship Checklist to: CarolineEHoltScholarship@NSDAR.org

James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship

The James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship consists of a renewable $3,500 scholarship awarded annually for up to four (4) consecutive years to a S.C. resident who have had one or both parents deceased, have financial need and plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university. The recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA and participate in the following activities:
    • Byrnes Scholars’ Luncheon in Columbia on the second Saturday in June
    • Super Weekend in Garden City Beach, SC, the third weekend of March
    • Fall Dinner in his/her area held in October – dates to be determined
Applications must be submitted after January 2, 2019 and postmarked by February 1, 2019. Click here for an application packet.

James O Thomason Scholarship-$2,000 Journalism/Mass Communications

The JAMES O. THOMASON SCHOLARSHIP consists of $2,000 annually, for up to four (4) consecutive years, to help a student further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications. The recipient must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above for a given academic year to receive funds for the following year. If the GPA falls below the 2.5 average for any academic year, the student will not receive any further funds, and a new recipient will be sought.Return both pages of the completed application, essay on a topic selected by the Hampton Fund, personal essay/autobiography**, transcript of high school grades, college board scores, rank in high school class and a recent photograph no later than

January 31, 2019.

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, 2019. Click here for the application, checklist and criteria sheet.

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.

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 15, 2019. Please click here for an application or see Mrs. Farrar in Counseling and Advisement for a paper copy.

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 5th, 2019. Apply here.

Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary

Lexington Medical Center Auxiliary is accepting applications for those receiving their nursing education at a variety of levels.


How to Apply Applications are available Online (see below), and at the Volunteer Office at Lexington Medical Center, High School Guidance Offices, and through Health Occupation teachers, as well as on line.

Deadline Applications are due on March 15, 2019, completed (incomplete applications will be discarded)

Requirements and Who Should Apply

Medhurst/Norton/Telfer Scholarships $2000.00 each Awarded to high school seniors who reside in Lexington County or attend a Lexington County School, and also plan to earn a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. • High school senior who has been accepted into a Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing (letter of acceptance into Nursing required) • Completed Application • Two Letters of Recommendation • Essay • High School Transcript with GPA, class rank, and SAT or ACT Scores • Passport size photo

Ann Wingate Scholarships $1000.00 each Awarded to high school seniors who reside in Lexington County or attend a Lexington County School*, and also plan to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing. • High school senior who has been accepted into an Associate Degree Program in Nursing (letter of acceptance into Nursing required) • Completed Application • Two Letters of Recommendation • Essay • High school transcript with GPA, class rank, and SAT or ACT Scores • Passport size photo *Home School, Charter School, Private School, Virtual School Seniors who reside in Lexington County may apply.

Waiting on a Letter of Acceptance? If you are waiting for a letter of acceptance from your college and cannot meet the deadline, contact the Scholarship Chairperson for instructions. The Volunteer Office at Lexington Medical Center will provide contact information.

Completed applications are due March 15, 2018

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, 2019. The application can be found at www.lexswcd.org, return with supporting documents to 123 Park Road, Lexington, SC 29072.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc- Scholarship

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc, is in search of a 2019 female Scholarship recipient. The awarding for the scholarship actuates one of our goals; the encouragement of African-American females to continue their education beyond high school.


Applicants must:

  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 unweighted scale
  • be able to participate in an interview with the NCBW-SC scholarship selection committee
  • if you are a winner, you must attend the NCBW-SC luncheon on April 13, 2019

All applications must be postmarked by Friday January 25, 2019. See Mrs. Farrar in the Counseling and Advisement department for an application.

Olive Grove Lodge 477 Scholarship

The winner of the Essay contest will receive an Award from the Olive Grove 477 Scholarship Fund and will proceed then to the District Contest for a District level Scholarship.

Social media seems to be the most popular and best "creation" since ice cream. Do you use social media? If so, what apps do you use? Approximately how old were you when you started using them? Why did you choose to join them?

Read the New York Times article, "new Facebook App for Children Ignites Debate among Families" by Mike Issac and Natasha Singer, dated December 4, 2017. In a detailed essay of at least 5 complete paragraphs, explain how young is "too young" to use social media. Use this source and a least 2 other current sources that you choose to support your argument presented in your thesis statement. One source cal be an interview with a school psychologist, psychiatrist, behavioral specialist, school counselor, or law enforcement officer. Be sure to cite the sources on a Works Cited page, according to MLA format.

See Mrs. Farrar for more information on this scholarship

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.

The South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals (SCAEAP)

The South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals (SCAEAP) offers a $1000 scholarship to students pursuing a career in the secretarial/computer science or business management field. Click here for a link to the application.


The application deadline is Friday March 8th, 2019.


Entries should be mailed to:

Briona Washington

SCAEAP Scholarship Chair

Clemson Extension Service

P O Box 700

Kingstree SC 29556

The South Carolina Education Association-Retired Educators Scholarship

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 15, 2019 See Mrs. Farrar for paper applications and more information.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is awarding a total of $50,000 to 12 deserving students. We are looking for hardworking and dedicated students in South Carolina planning to pursue a post-secondary degree in fall 2019.

More details, including the application and eligibility requirements can be found here: South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship The application deadline is February 21, 2019.

The Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures Scholarship

We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. If this sounds like you, apply today!

The deadline is approaching soon! Applications are due by February 15, 2019 and winners will be announced in Spring 2019. Apply now at http://go.pardot.com/e/120702/2019-01-16/68fq44/313588685?h=ySj_NzuLajRG01UUhtcDhXrkfkYPJEGwssmVvFUccbQ.

General Requirements
Visit https://www.flavorfulfutures.com/for full list of requirements.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).

SUZANNAH BLACKWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP **ESOL Students only

**For ESOL students only**
Applications are now available!

A total of four $500 scholarships will be awarded --

2 in North Carolina and 2 in South Carolina.


Click here for the application. Deadline is March 31, 2019

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 18, 2019! 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.

Woodrow and Edith Worthy Ministerial Scholarship - $1,000

Due Date: March 15, 2019


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.

Applying to Colleges

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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

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. Gunter 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

New Application and Notification Deadlines:

Early Decision Deadline: November 1 Notification: December 1

Early Action Application Deadline: December 1 Notification: January 15

Honors College Priority Application Deadline: December 1 Notification: January 15

Regular Notification Application Deadline: February 15 Notification: April 1


Columbia College

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


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/

Searching for Scholarship in Naviance

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Scholarship Search Engines

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


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


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


The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation’s most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards. Valued at more than $250,000 (out of state) or $150,000 (in state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding. Deadlines: Friday December 7, 2018. Qualifications and deadlines are online. Please contact mcdermott@utdallas.edu or visit our website for more information.



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. Application deadline is October 25, 2018 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/


National College Funding Services Scholarship

The amount of the Scholarship is $250 for participating high schools within Lexington Once School District for a 2017-2018 graduating senior. In order to qualify for the scholarship an individual must complete the official scholarship form. The winner from each school must attend an accredited college, university or technical school to validate the scholarship. The scholarship is a random drawing by April 1st or before Awards Night. Official scholarship forms are available in Counseling & Advisement.


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 October 29, 2018, until May 13, 2019. 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