Senior Memo #6

March 3, 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 in the graduation program.

Senior Memos

Continue to read all your Senior Memos that you receive, they 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.


For those of you who may be experiencing "senioritis", remember how important these final grades can be. Colleges make decisions based on the final transcript and that could also mean the difference in receiving the $5,000 LIFE scholarship. Many of you are very close to the 3.0 GPA so work hard in your classes during this term.

College Visits - See College Visit Newsletter for more information

Here is a list of College visits for the month of March.

March 5: 11 a.m. - Missouri State

Zoom Link

March 5: 2 p.m. - University of South Carolina - Beaufort

Zoom Link:

Collegeboard - Big Future Days Southeast

Thursday, April 29th, 5-9pm

This is an online event.

Attend BigFuture Days Southeast if you’re interested in visiting a college. You’ll be able to connect with admissions representatives and current college students!

For more information about this event and to sign up click here!

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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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 qualify to receive a fee waiver to take the SAT and ACT. You will need to bring a copy of the award letter you received from Central Services approving your free or reduced status to Mrs. Johnston in Student Services (Counseling). 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

Order your Transcript through Parchment

How to Connect to can be found here.

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Call Me Mister Program

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 15 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 Rescheduled

The ASVAB test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered on Friday, April 16, 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 continue to 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.


Need Money for College?

During the month of March, 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 Extended: March 21, 2021

American Legion Legacy Scholarship - up to $20,000

Children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

Children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs also qualify.

Go to for more information and to apply.

Deadline: April 15, 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:

For more information about this scholarship go to:

Deadline: June 12, 2021

AGC Education and Research Foundation Scholarship - Construction - $1,000(2yrs)

Students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. To review the complete list of criteria click here. Students can click here to apply.

Deadline: June 1, 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

Ayn Rand Essay Contest - more than $30,000

11th and 12th graders, read The Fountainhead and write an essay on a selected topic. 8th - 12th graders read, The Anthem and write an essay on a selected topic. 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

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 student's 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

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

Honoring our Heroes' Children Scholarship

This scholarship is to provide educational assistance to children, who have at least one parent currently serving or who previously served in the Armed Forces, or have at least one parent who volunteers or is employed as a First Responder such as Fire/EMS/911/Law Enforcement. Student must attend a two or four-year university after graduation. The link to this scholarship is Applications can be found here.

Deadline: April 15, 2021

Intertech STEM Scholarship - $2,500

Graduating senior enrolling, or has been accepted at an accredited college or university in the field of computer science. Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. For more information and to apply go here.

Deadline: April 15, 2021

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

Joye Law Firm Essay Contest for HBCU Students - $1,000

This is an essay contest for South Carolina Students attending a historically black college or university. To apply complete application; 600 word essay. Visit:

Deadline: April 1, 2021

The Landrum Washington Legacy Fund, Inc. $500/10

Download application package at

Applicant can be a male or female. You will need to demonstrate leadership ability and engaged in community services. Submit an application and two recommendations, submit a typed essay, have minimum 2.5 GPA, transcript and submit an acceptance letter from an accredited institution (two or four year college). Complete application packet and mail to:

The Landrum Washington Legacy Fund, Inc.

1507 Bush River Road

Columbia, SC 29210

Deadline: Postmarked by June 15, 2021

Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center - Doris Burkett Scholarship - $5,000

This award is based on need, moral integrity, and potential of individual to be productive citizen; complete application, essay, recommendations and transcript. This scholarship is for the “underdog” who needs a little help to reach success and who may be overlooked for scholarships from other organizations. This scholarship is for a student with a grade point average of 2.0 to 3.5.

The application can be mailed to the Lexington Chamber mailing address at PO Box 44 Lexington, SC 29071; the physical address is 311 West Main Street Lexington, SC 29072. After the Scholarship Committee reviews the applications, the scholarship winner will be notified.

Click here for the application or you can go to for a copy of the application.

Deadline: March 31, 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, or 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 Wildcat Athletic Booster Club Student Athlete Scholarship - $1,000/6

Each year the Booster Club awards three male and three female scholarships to senior student athletes who plan to attend either a two-year or four-year college. Applicants must have earned at least two varsity letters in one sport or one varsity letter in two sports at Lexington; cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and be a full-time LHS student. To apply, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a completed two-page application is required. The application and more information can be found here.

Deadline: May 6, 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

Matthew Combs Memorial Scholarship (Citadel) - $1,800 (2yrs)

LHS senior male planning to attend the Citadel with a 3.0 GPA, financial need; complete application; essay; transcript. Must be in Charlie Company for one year. Application can be found here. Turn in to Student Services when completed.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling): April 21, 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. 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 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 a.m. - 1 p.m.
March 13 Event: March 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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 11:59p.m.

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

Ernestine and Walter P. Rawl Scholarship - $500

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 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 plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college in South Carolina; character, sincerity of purpose and potential; application, 2 recommendations, transcript, short essay. Turn in to Student Services (Counseling) when completed. 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 curricular activities, 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. Transcripts must be requested. Applications are available here. Turn application in to Student Services (Counseling) when completed.

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 to Student Services (Counseling): April 28, 2021

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

SC Coaches Association of Women's Sports Scholarship for Female Academic Athletes Majoring in Education - $1,000

Female seniors planning to major in Education; SAT/1000 and/or ACT/22; extracurricular activities, essay, recommendations, transcript. Information about the scholarship and how to apply can be found here.

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

SC Coaches Association of Women's Sports and Trophies by "M" - Medical Scholarship for Female Academic Athletes - $1,000

Female seniors planning to major in the medical field. SAT/1000 and/or ACT/22; extracurricular activities, essay, financial need, recommendations, transcript. Information about the scholarship and how to apply can be found here.

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

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

Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation - up to $10,000

The criteria for this scholarship is a childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet; commitment to education with a 3.0 GPA; commitment to participate in athletics on an organized team. Completion of application, along with supporting documents and recommendations.

More information and the application can be found here.

Deadline: April 15, 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)

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 click 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

Upsilon Omega Omega Scholarship -


-Scholarship Application (complete with all requested information)
-Cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
-Official High School Transcript
-Attend school in Lexington County, Richland/Lexington School District Five or an Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter #CAP℠ student.

Application Link:

2021 UOO Scholarship Packet- In order to access this application, the students, needs to copy the link into a new tab.

Deadline: April 30, 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: 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, transcript and answer questions. All requirements must be turned in to Student Services (Counseling) when completed. Application can be found here.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling): March 10, 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.