Pelion Pride 2020

Issue 6: March, 2020

Stay in touch with the Counseling & Advisement Office

Twitter: @PelionCounselor

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PelionCounselor





Mrs. Jessica Burke (Director): Last Names A-C jburke@lexington1.net

Ms. Amber Hartley: Last Names D-Mc alhartley@lexington1.net

Mrs. Alysha Walker: Last Names Me-Z awalker@lexington1.net

Mrs. Dana Crumpton: Career Specialist dcrumpton@lexington1.net

Ms. Tara Simmons: Graduation Coach tsimmons@lexington1.net

Selective Service Registration

Did you know that males are required to register with the Selective Services within 30 days of their 18th birthday?

Please bring your college acceptance letters and scholarship award letters to Ms. Kirby in the School Counseling Office.

CONGRATULATIONS! College Acceptance Letters

The following students have received their college acceptance letters!


Nicholas Adair

Taylor Ashline

Jasmine Austin

Emily Barney

Leighanna Bunton

Ina Burkhart

Maria Del Carmen Charre

Whitney Craft

Bradley Creech

Alexis De La Luz Aquino

Amanda Gibbons

Abagail Goff

Megen Gordon

Kayla Haynes

Katlyn Hendricks

Anthony Holm

Ian Kell

Miracle Livingston

Nayelie Lopez

Meghan Lorick

Summor Lucas

Amber Lucky

Justus Miller

Makenzie Osmanski

Korine Otto

Lee Padgett

Jadon Patterson

JohnRafael Perry

Destiny Peters

Madyson Quinn

Quenna Richburg

Joseph Safker

Caroline Grace Sasser

Alison Scott

Logan Sexton

Breanna Spencer

Kaleigh Spires

Ethan Summers

Kassandra Villafuete-Ibarra

Ashley Walker

Joseph Walker

Rachel Walters

Natalie Waltman

Haylee Williamson

CONGRATULATIONS! College SCHOLARSHIPS

The following students have received college scholarships!



Emily Barney

Alexis De La Luz Aquino

Abagail Goff

Megen Gordon

Kelly Haynes

Anthony Holm

Ian Kell

Noah Kelly

Dawn Kneece

Amber Lucky

Justus Miller

Korine Otto

Jadon Patterson

Madyson Quinn

Caroline Sasser

Ethan Summers

CONGRATULATIONS! Military Enlistment

The following students have enlisted in the military upon graduation:


Chance Vincent Hunter

Crystal Martinez Lopez

Elisabeth Grace McKinney

Daylin Brieghnn Peavy

William Ethan Summers

RCA Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Black Women & Girls' Conference

Date: March 21, 2020

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Location: W.J. Keenan High School

2020 John Cabot University Exchange Program

Application: www.johncabot.edu


  • Study in Rome.
  • Immersion in Italian life and culture.
  • An international student body representing more than 80 different countries.
  • Internships and career assistance.
  • US Federal Student Aid
  • Generous Scholarships

2020 USC Elementary Education Showcase

When: April 30, 2020, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Where: USC College of Education

Link to Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPZMYMZ



Are you a high school student considering a career in elementary education? If

so, please join us at the University of South Carolina (USC) 2020 USC

Elementary Education Showcase.


During the event, participants can learn about our “practice-based” teacher

preparation program and support systems available to students.


This event is a limited opportunity. If you have questions email the Elementary Education Program Coordinator, Dr. Stephen Thompson (sthompson@sc.edu)

College Visit Procedures

Seniors are allowed two excused days for college visits. When you visit the college, be sure to ask the visitor's office at the college for a letter/form stating you were there that day. Turn that letter/form into attendance at PHS.

Requesting Transcripts

Transcripts are sent electronically. For college applications and the NCAA you will need to create an account and request transcripts through www.parchment.com.


Transcript requests for scholarship applications should be made to Ms. Kirby in the Counseling & Advisement Office.

FAFSA

Every college-bound senior needs to complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not completed the FAFSA, The Educational Opportunity Center at Midlands Tech will help you. You do not have to be attending Midlands Tech to use this service.

Call 803-822-3749 to schedule an appointment. You will need to bring the following items to your appointment:


  • Picture ID
  • Permanent Resident card (if eligible non-citizen)
  • Social Security card
  • Most recently filed tax return and W-2 forms
  • Parents’ most recently filed tax return and W-2 forms (dependent students only)

Student-Athletes: Are you planning to play sports in college?

You need to see Mrs. Burke ASAP. You may need to complete the NCAA Eligibility form or the NAIA form.


NCAA link: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

NAIA link: https://www.playnaia.org/

Important Deadlines:

Clemson University

December 1 Applicants who apply by this date will receive an admissions decision the week of February 15. Final deadline to apply for Fall admission is May 1.


College of Charleston

November 1- Early Decision Deadline Students’ applications and all supporting documents – including transcripts and secondary school reports – must be submitted or postmarked by this date. Students should select the early decision option only if they have selected College of Charleston as their first choice and will not use scholarships and financial aid as a primary factor in their decision. Application materials for early decision candidates must be submitted by November 1. Decision letters are issued by early December 1.


University of Georgia

January 1 - First-year application Deadline.


University of South Carolina

October 15 - Early Application Answer Deadline Students who submit complete applications and all required credentials by this date will hear from the admissions office by December 19. Answers may be acceptance, denial, or deferred decision until mid-March.

November 15, 2019 - Deadline for SC Honors College and Top Scholars Applications

December 1 - USC Regular Application Deadline

***January 15, 2020 - Extended priority consideration and scholarships

Students can apply through the Common Application, the Coalition Application or UofSC Application. All standardized test scores must be self-reported by February 1.


USC uses self-reported standardized test scores to make initial admission and scholarship decisions. Students can report their scores through their Admissions Portal after they apply.

College Open House/Visit Dates

Converse Open House: April 17, 2020



You can also check college websites for postings of Open House dates.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

If You Are Planning to Attend the Following Colleges, please see Ms. Hartley in the Counseling & Advisement Office:

Coker University

Gettysburg College

Interested in Cosmetology or Barbering School?

Complete your FAFSA and check this website out for possible scholarships:

http://beautychangeslives.org/

WACE - National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies

Amount: 160 Merit Scholarships worth $4.2 million

Application: https://www.waceinc.org/


Go to Go the website for the most informative source about college level co-op programs. Students who are admitted to one of the eleven institutions listed in the scholarship brochure can apply for one of the scholarships. Go to www.waceinc.org to apply.

Noah Kneece Scholarship

Deadline: March 10, 2020

Amount: $500

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Student must be a Lexington One Senior enrolled in the Advanced Agribusiness Research Center at Pelion High School and a member of the Pelion FFA.


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Resume containing the following: career goals; past or present employment; honors and awards you have received in extracurricular activities such as athletics, dramatics, clubs, community projects, etc.
  • Summarized your FFA participation (limit to one page).
  • Summarize your Supervised Agricultural Experience (limit to one page).
  • Official High School transcript

The SCEA-Retired Scholarship for Education

Deadline: March 11, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


The South Carolina Education Association-Retired administers scholarship is awarded annually and is designed to encourage promising young people to prepare for careers in education at a SACS accredited college, university, or two-year technical college in South Carolina.


Requirements for Eligibility:


  • The applicant must be a senior graduating from a public high school in South Carolina.
  • The applicant must plan to attend a SACS accredited college, university, technical school, or community college in South Carolina as a full-time student.
  • The applicant must plan to pursue a career in education.
  • The applicant must have maintained a good high school academic record and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point ratio while attending college.
  • The applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • The applicant must need financial assistance.

The Lexington County Herb Bunch Scholarship

Deadline: March 11, 2020

Amount: $2,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in horticulture, agriculture sciences, or nutritional sciences.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA

Medhurst/Norton/Telfer Nursing Scholarship

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Amount: $2,000

Applications: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Must be a senior in a Lexington County School living in Lexington County or have/will earn a GED certificate from a high school program.
  • Must be accepted into a Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Program.

Ann Wingate Scholarship

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Applications: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Must be a senior in a Lexington County High School living in Lexington County or have/will earn a GED certificate from a high school program.
  • Must be accepted into a Nursing Associate Program (two year degree).

Justin Thomas Gustav Pepper Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Applications: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:

Any student attending a South Carolina, Lexington or Newberry County High School, who plans to enroll in the freshman class of an institution of higher learning in any state may apply for this scholarship, with the understanding that board members of The Justin Pepper Foundation are not eligible.


Criteria Followed in Making Awards

In making awards, the following criteria will be given major consideration:

  • Volunteer and/or philanthropic activities
  • Evidence of academic standing, work experience, leadership, maturity and character
  • Clarity and force of Applicant's written statement

The SC State Fair Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Amount: Varies

Application: https://www.scstatefair.org/scholarships



Eligibility:


A. Applicant must be a full-time resident of South Carolina and a senior in a public or private high school or home school in South Carolina.

B. Applicant must complete the online application form in its entirety.

C. Applicant must attach a current photograph (preferably a senior class photo).

D. Applicant must attend a public or private college, university, or technical college in the state of South Carolina.


Award:

A. Applicant will be judged based on need, academic and extra-curricular achievement, communication skills, and on aptitude for completion of application.

B. Scholarship will be paid directly to the treasurer’s office of the college or university attended.

C. Fifty (50) $6000 scholarships will be awarded to students across the state to be paid at the rate of $1500 per year over a four-year period. Students pursuing two-year degrees will receive $1500 per year over the two-year period.





The selected fifty (50) 2019 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair to renew their scholarships each year.

The College Plan Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Amount: $250

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


The winning student must be accepted into an accredited college, university, or technical school by the end of the year. The scholarship will be made payable to the attending college, university, or technical school.

Serving Those Who Serve Scholarship

Deadline: March 16, 2020

Amount: $2,500

Application: www.asusinc.com@asus_inc


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Dependents of US Military Members
  • Two or Four year college or Technical/Vocational College
  • Visit online for full program details

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

Deadline: March 17, 2020

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility

  • High School Senior Greater Columbia Area Planning to Attend a College or University
  • High School Senior Greater Columbia Area Planning to Attend a HBCU
  • Artistically Talented High School Senior Greater Columbia Area Planning to Major in the

Arts – Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Creative Writing or Drama

Dorm Room Grant

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Amount: $300

Applications: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be planning to attend a college, university, or technical college and live on campus
  • Must demonstrate financial need

South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Educator's Scholarships

Deadline: March 23, 2020

Amount: $1000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Educator’s Scholarship - $1000.00 scholarship to an enrolling female college freshman planning to major in education. An additional $1000.00 scholarship is awarded from these applications for a Female Scholar Athlete.

South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports and Trophies by “M” Medical and Educator's Scholarships

Deadline: March 23, 2020

Amount: $1000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office



1. South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports and Trophies by “M” Scholarship - $1000.00 scholarship to an enrolling female college freshman planning to major in the medical field.

2. South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Educator’s Scholarship - $1000.00 scholarship to an enrolling female college freshman planning to major in education. An additional $1000.00 scholarship is awarded from these applications for a Female Scholar Athlete.

Lexington Woman's Club Anne D. Pitts Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 24, 2020

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:


  • Must be a Lexington School District One graduating senior with a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Must be majoring in a field of study related to medicine/health
  • Must attend a college in SC

Doris Burkett Scholarship

Deadline: March 24, 2020

Amount: Varies

Applications: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:


  • Not necessarily high academic standards (SAT & GPA)
  • Involved in extra-curricular activities
  • Involved in community (church, volunteering, etc.)
  • Financial need
  • Shows tendency of striving hard to achieve excellence
  • Exhibits service work as a student and potential service for the
  • future
  • Ability to “give back” to the Lexington community after college
  • graduation


Mail Completed Applications to:


Lexington Chamber and Visitor's Center

PO Box 44

Lexington, SC 29071

The Senator Katrinia Shealy Scholarship

Deadline: March 27, 2020

Amount: $500

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Applicants must be graduating from South Carolina public, private, or home schools and planning to attend a South Carolina university, college or technical college. Students should be active in their school and community, and have a strong academic record.

The Mary McAllister Annual Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 27, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:


  • High School Senior accepted/applied to a college of their choice and declared to a health care major
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.2 according to the SC Uniform Grading Scale
  • Completed scholarship application information sheet
  • Submit a Resume (include work, education, extracurricular activities, etc...)
  • Submit 2 references (1 ATC/1 character reference delivered directly from references)
  • Submit application with Cover Letter describing yourself and why you aspire to be in the health care profession

Piedmont Technical College Foundations Scholarship

Deadline: March 27, 2020

Amount: Varies

Application: https://scholarships.ptc.edu


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Submit PTC College Application (Visit website & click APPLY).
  • Complete PTC Placement Testing (unless waived by PTC Admissions).

Lexington Woman's Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


The members of the Lexington Woman's Club are pleased to be able to present a scholarship again this year to a graduating senior (male or female) who plans to enter the field of education. Students at all Lexington One high schools are eligible to apply.


The amount of the scholarship changes from year to year, depending on funds raised.


For paper applications, see Ms. Kirby in Counseling Office.

CHI IOTA IOTA CHAPTEROMEGA PSI PHI Fraternity Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Amount: $1,000-$2,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:

Applicants should be male high school seniors who reside in and attend high school in either Richland or Lexington counties.

Joye Law Firm Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Amount: $2,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office or Online

www.JoyeLawFirm.com/scholarship


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Open to all graduating South Carolina High School Seniors
  • Must plan to attend a 4-year college or university
  • Demonstrate strong community-oriented values
  • Submit a Creative Entry that raises awareness of a selected Personal Injury matter. Five topic choices are provided in the application.

Lexington District One Educational Office Professionals Scholarship

Deadline: April 3, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Applications: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior in 2018-2019 School Year.
  • Must major in Business, Computer Science, Marketing, Accounting, or Advertising.
  • Must have maintained at 3.0 GPA all through high school.
  • Must be a US citizen and resident of SC.
  • Demonstrates through grades, character, and commitment a potential success as a business professional

Midlands Technical College Foundation

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Amount: Varies

Application: https://www.midlandstech.edu/FoundationScholarships


The MTC Foundation offers 45 unique scholarships just for MTC students.


To apply for these scholarships as well as state and federal aid, you'll need to fill out a FAFSA.


Here's how it works:

When the MTC Foundation scholarships are open for application, we'll send you a letter or email with a link to apply online. You'll enter your information one time, and we'll match you with all the MTC Foundation scholarships that you qualify for. It's that easy!

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Amount: $2,500

Application: http://application.horatioalger.org



Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program.
  • Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution.
  • Pell Grant eligible
  • US Citizen

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Deadline: March 25, 2020

Amount: $5,000

Application: Application in Counseling Office


Requirements for Eligibility:

  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
  • Two Page or Less Essay: How a Higher Educational Experience Can Impact Your Community Involvement.
  • Official Transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendations.

Lawyers Against Distracted Driving Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Application: https://www.bergerlawsc.com/reports/scholarship.cfm


Requirements for Eligibility


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

2020 Saluda Law Liberty Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Amount: $250

Application: libertyscholarships2020@saludalaw.com



Requirements for Eligibility:Essay of 1250 words

  • Please see the web site for essay requirements.

Christian Connector, Inc Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Amount: $2,500

Application: http://www.christianconnector.com


The scholarship runs each year from June 1st through May 31st. The drawing winner of each scholarship is selected at random and The Christian Connector, Inc. reserves the right to change the random drawing selection process at any point. Individuals must meet the below guidelines in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Drawing Guidelines:

  • The scholarship recipient must have plans to enroll for the first time as a full-time student at a Christ-centered Christian college or Bible college within 16 months of being notified by The Christian Connector, Inc. that he/she has won the drawing.
  • The Christian Connector, Inc. reserves the right to make the determination of whether or not a particular school qualifies. Any school that is a member of the CCCU, NACCAP or ABHE automatically qualifies.
  • The scholarship recipient may not currently be enrolled at a Christian college or Bible college.
  • The scholarship will not be sent to the individual recipient, but rather it will be sent directly to the school of choice, meeting the above criteria.
  • An individual cannot enter the scholarship drawing more than once, however, he/she may use the request form and Christian Connector services as often as they wish.
  • By completing the information request form, the winner of the scholarship allows their name, city and state to be used on the site and in promotional materials, announcing that he/she is a Christian Connector scholarship recipient.

Should the initial randomly selected individual(s) not meet the above guidelines for the scholarship drawing entered, the scholarship will be forfeited and offered to another individual until a selected individual who meets the above guidelines is awarded the appropriate scholarship.

PB& J Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Amount: $500-$1,000

Application: http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020


Requirements for Eligibility

  • Open to all college-bound seniors at Pelion High School
  • Attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the Fall 2020

American Muscle Automotive Scholarships

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Amount: $2,000

Application: https://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html


WHO IS ELIGIBLE:

Scholarships are restricted to those students pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.

El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2020

Amount: $1,500

Application: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship


Requirements for Eligibility:


  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPa

Ponton Law Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Application: https://www.jamesponton.com/practices/car-accidents/#scholarship


Requirements for Eligibility:

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

More Scholarship Resources

CollegeScholarships.org

Fastweb Scholarship Search

FinAid Scholarship Search

SCCANGO

SC Lottery Scholarships


Always check the college's financial aid page for scholarship opportunities.

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information 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. Chief Human Resources Officer Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to Coordinator of Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.