RB '16

Senior Newsletter, March 16, 2016

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. Martin in Attendance.

FAFSA - FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

It's that time to file for Federal Student Aid! Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school. Visit the FAFSA website to familiarize yourself with what you will need to complete your FAFSA form in 2016. Remember, there should never be a charge to apply for FAFSA funding.

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The FAFSA at FAFSA.gov is faster and easier to complete than ever (the average time to file online is just 22 minutes) and free, so why wouldn’t you? Don’t let any of these excuses keep you from filing the FAFSA on time:


1. I don’t know if I’m going to college.
Not sure of your plans? File anyway. You can always make up your mind later, but if you miss the deadline, you could miss out on money for college.


2. I missed the deadline.
File anyway! You may still qualify for federal grants or loans.


3. My parents haven’t filed their taxes yet.
That’s OK, too. File with as much information as you have—it’s OK to estimate tax and income. Just gather correct information to file your correction by May 15.


4. I plan on getting other scholarships.
Go for it. Apply for as much aid as you can get—including need-based aid that you won’t get unless you file the FAFSA. Many colleges require a FAFSA for their merit aid scholarships, too. Filing the FAFSA is a way of covering all your financial aid bases.


5. I won’t get anything anyway.
You’ll never know unless you apply. And apply every year—family circumstances change and sometimes rules change, too.

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Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Need a Transcript or Other Documents when Applying for a Scholarship?

1. Stop by C&A and pick up a Scholarship Request Form.

2. Complete the form and turn it in.

3. Allow up to 5 days to process your request. (Plan ahead)

**New Scholarships and Funding Opportunities Added**

Annual Signet Classic Scholarship Essay Contest - $1000

The Annual Signet Classic Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school juniors and seniors.This year’s essay competition is based on the book, “Little Women”. You must write an essay on one of five selected topics listed on the Web site to be considered for this award. For more information and to apply. Deadline is April 14, 2016.

April Lynn Quinton Memorial Scholarship - $1000

This scholarship is available for all Lexington School District One high school seniors 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 ACT score of 22. Apply here. Deadline March 24.

ASHRAE Scholarship - $3000

$3,000 scholarships available to a college freshmen enrolled full-time in an undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering or engineering technology program leading to a bachelor degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30%. Apply here. Deadline is May 1.

B.Davis Scholarship - $1000

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.

Deadline is May 23. For more information and to apply.

Bi-Lo Urban League Scholarship - $1000

Minority scholarship. Recipients must excel academically, be involved in extracurricular activities, be accepted at an accredited college or university and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Apply here. Deadline is March 25.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Columbia Urban League Scholarship - $2500

This $2500.00 scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating African-American high school senior who reside in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, Sumter, Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Allendale counties. Applicants must: Have been a participant in a Columbia Urban League program. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 to be eligible. Provide an official record of SAT and/or ACT scores. Provide documentation of involvement in community activities and service projects. Meet financial need requirement. Be accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award. Deadline is April 30. Apply here.

The BuildASign Scholarship - $1500

This scholarship is open to high school students who have been accepted into college or current undergraduate or graduate students. The program is seeking candidates who are involved in leadership and community. They are awarding up to $3,000 annually to support continued education and training beyond high school. Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Essay required. For more information and to apply. Deadline is April 29.

C.G. Fuller Foundation Scholarship $1250

The C.G. Fuller Foundation Scholarship Program's primary purpose is to assist high school students who would otherwise be unable to attend college. All scholarship applicants must be South Carolina residents, incoming freshman, demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and leadership qualities. All applicants must meet the following criteria: Score at least 1400 on the SAT (critical reading, math and writing) or 24 on the ACT (composite) Have a family income under $60,000. Apply here. Deadline is May 1. For more information.

College JumpStart Scholarship - $1000

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States. For more information and to apply. Deadline is April 15.

Digital Privacy Scholarship - $1000

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet. Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy. Deadline: June 30, 2016. For more information and to apply.

Disaster Preparation Scholarship - $2000

The $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship is open to current high school and college students that demonstrates knowledge in how to properly prepare for hurricanes or flooding disasters. ServiceMaster By Glenn’s will award a grand prize scholarship of $1,500 and $500 to the runner up that submits a 2-5 minute video on disaster preparation. The video must use visual aids and proper citation of research on how a business can properly prepare for a disaster. The video will be judged of the following: Content, originality, creativity,and the ServiceMaster Restore branding. Scholarship will be awarded after 6 weeks of enrollment into university or trade school classes. Student Requirement: Applicant must be a current high school or college student with plans to attend a trade school or university. For more information and to apply. Deadline is May 1, 2016.

2016 Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship

The Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship is open to U.S. uniformed services members (active, guard, reserve, retired, and veterans) and their families (spouses and dependents), First Command Financial Services' clients and their families, dependent family members of First Command Advisors and field office staff members, and non-contractual ROTC students.The application period for the 2016 scholarship is February 11, 2016, to April 14, 2016, or until FCEF receives 2,500 completed applications, whichever comes first. For more information and to apply.

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship - $1000

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving. Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving. Deadline: September 30, 2016 to coincide with September's No Texting while Driving Day. For more information and to apply.

Elaine and Ellison Kaiser Health Science or Agriculture Memorial Scholarship - $500

Eligibility Requirements: 1. Must be a completer of Lexington Technology Center's Health Science Program or Agriculture Education Program. 2. No major discipline infractions 3. Overall GPA of 2.5 4. Three recommendations 5. Documentation of acceptance in a 2 or 4 year college, university or technical school in South Carolina. Apply here. Deadline is April 29.

Extend the Dream Scholarship - $1000

The Extend the Dream Scholarship is provided through funds from the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. SACAC wants to recognize and reward deserving students. This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service. Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable. Applicant must have at least a 2.75 grade point average for grades 9-12. Applicant must have financial need. Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to community service, social justice issues, and/or leadership qualities. Applicant must submit ACT and/or SAT scores. Deadline is May 6. Apply here.

E-waste Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Complete the application form, including a 140-character message about e-waste. Deadline: April 30, 2016 to coincide with Earth Day. For more information and to apply.

The ezDinero Latino Scholarship Fund ¡Aspire! - $1000

ezDinero awards its annual Latino scholarships through its various scholarship programs, including scholarships geared specifically for high school seniors, community college students, and current college students. In order to be eligible for any of them, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree, and plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution in the upcoming academic year. For more information. The application deadline is May 1, 2016. Apply here.

Get Girls Golfing Scholarship - $1500

Female Senior in High School, Graduating at the end of the School Year. (enrolling in college in Fall 2016) Must Have Played High School Golf Attending a 2 year or 4 year college as a full-time student Intends to Play on College Golf Team. For more information and to apply. Deadline is May 15.

Holocaust Scholarship - $1000

The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust is pleased to offer a scholarship for graduating seniors that honors the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors who will attend a two- or four-year college or university, with matriculation to begin in the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarship is open to students in the state of South Carolina. Student essays are due postmarked by Friday, April 1, 2016 or emailed by midnight April 3. Apply here.

Lexington County Clemson Club Scholarship - $3750

For a student who has been accepted to Clemson University and plans to attend in the fall. Completed applications should be turned in to C&A. Deadline is March 24. Apply here.

LGMD Awareness Merit Based Scholarship - $3000

Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies (LGMDs) are rare diseases but they have a huge impact on the lives of everyone they touch. Ask at least 25 people whether they have heard of LGMDs and teach them about the diseases using the information provided at www.jain-foundation.org/scholarship/LGMD-information for a chance to win this scholarship. Apply here. Deadline is May 25. For more information.

My Voice, My Vote 2016 South Carolina Bar YLD Instagram Scholarship Competition - $2000

The 2016 Election will be the first time YOU will be eligible to vote for the candidate you believe should serve as the next President of the United States of America. You get a voice. You get a vote. We want to help you use it. For a chance to win a $2000 scholarship, create an Instagram video entry that explores and fully addresses one of the following questions:


  • What is the most important issue for the 2016 presidential candidates to address? Why?
  • Should there be a limit on how much money presidential candidates can spend on their campaigns? How much and why?
  • Do political ads influence your opinions? How?
  • Is voting a right or a privilege? Explain.

For more information. Deadline is April 18. Apply here.

National College Funding Services Scholarship - $500

The amount of the Scholarship is $500 for participating high schools within Lexington Once School District for a 2015-2016 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 form.

Paradigm Challenge - Up to $100,000

The Paradigm Challenge is available to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to generate new ideas in preventing injuries and fatalities from home fires—America’s #1 disaster threat. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award. For more information and to apply. Deadline is May 1, 2016.

Scholarship America Dream Award

Scholarship America is proud to announce Scholarship America Dream Award. Any candidate who have received a high school diploma or any equivalent degree from U.S. school considered being eligible. Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. The scholarship awards are between $5,000 and $15,000 annually. For more information and to apply.

SuretyBonds.com Small Business Scholarship - $1500

Tell us about how small business has influenced your life and how you plan to use that experience in the future. Three deserving individuals will win a scholarship to use toward furthering their education at the college or university of their choice. For more information and to apply. Deadline is March 31.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship - $1000

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time.Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction. Deadline: January 30, 2017. For more information and to apply.

Woodrow and Edith Worthy Ministerial Scholarship - $500

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student from the Lexington County School District One high schools with plans to major in music ministry or religious studies. The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria: • Financial Need • Belief in God • Leads a good life, plans to give his/her life to the Lord • Will not receive other scholarship money. Apply here. Deadline is April 15.

WB Scholarship

The Car Care Council Women's Board is comprised of auto care professionals dedicated to providing opportunities, education, and career leadership to women in the auto care industry. Scholarships are available for students training to become automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair technicians, and to students in business, marketing, engineering or other major courses of study. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (2.5 or better). Applicant must be a female high school senior who plans on attending an ASE-certified, post-secondary automobile technology program. Deadline is March 31. For more information and to apply.

WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship - $2500

This $2500.00 scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating African-American high school senior who reside in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield or Sumter counties. Applicants must:  Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 to be eligible.  Provide an official record of SAT and/or ACT scores.  Provide documentation of involvement in community activities and service projects.  Be accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award. Deadline is April 30. Apply here.

******February Scholarships******

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services for active duty personnel of the United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for the scholarship. Deadline is April 1st. www.legion.org

Ann and Ed Pitts Memorial Scholarship

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. For more information and to apply. Return completed application to C&A.

Anne D. Pitts Memorial Scholarship - $5000

This $5000 scholarship is sponsored by the Lexington Women's Club. Applicant must be a Lexington School District One graduating senior having a 2.5 or higher GPA, entering into a field of medicine, and at an institute of higher learning in the state of South Carolina. Deadline is March 18. Apply here.

Bobby Chapman Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship - $1500

The $1500 Bobby Chapman Scholarship is to be awarded to a student who is a graduate (or soon to be) of a secondary school in the Southeastern United States and or participated in a prior Bobby Chapman Invitational. The student recipient may or may not be a golfer, accepted as a full time student to an accredited college or university. Deadline is March 18. For more information and to apply.

CAGC Foundation Scholarship - Industry Certification/Advancement Scholarship - $1000

$1000 Industry Certification/Advancement Scholarship - opportunity for those, currently working in the construction industry, to advance themselves by improving/acquiring the knowledge and skills they need: Four (4) scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to four (4) individuals within the construction industry pursuing, or planning to pursue, construction industry Certification/Advancement through an accredited center of learning in North or South Carolina. Applicants may choose any industry-related, accredited certification - some examples include, but are not limited to: LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), CHST (Construction Health & SafetyTechnician), BIM (Building Information Modeling), CPC (Certified Professional Constructor), PROJECT SUPERVISION, etc. For more information visit www.cagc.org. Deadline is April 8. Apply here.

CAGC Foundation Scholarship - Technical/Trade School Scholarship - $2000

This scholarship will offer assistance for those individuals seeking to enter the construction/construction-related industry by obtaining the necessary skills/technical training at a trade or technical school: Two (2) scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, will be awarded to two (2) current or incoming students at an accredited Technical/Trade School in North or South Carolina. For more information visit www.cagc.org. Deadline is April 8. Apply here.

CAGC Foundation Scholarship - University/4 Year College Scholarship - $4000

University/4 Year College Scholarship - financial support to those college/university degree-seeking students that intend to pursue a career in construction or a construction-related industry: One (1) scholarship, in the amount of $4,000, will be awarded to a current or accepted student at an accredited University/4 Year College in North or South Carolina. For more information visit www.cagc.org. Deadline is April 8. Apply here.

Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship - $1000

This scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduating senior (male or female) planning to attend a college or university. Must have a 3.0 or higher. Deadline is March 21. Apply here.

Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship - $1000

This scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduating senior (male or female) planning to attend a historically black college or university (HBCU). Must have a 3.0 or higher. Deadline is March 21. Apply here.

Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship - $1500

This scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduating senior (male or female) planning to attend a college or university. Must plan to major in the arts - visual arts, dance, creative writing or drama. Must have a 3.0 or higher. Deadline is March 21. Apply here.

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

For a graduating senior pursing post-secondary education. Must be a resident of Lexington County. Applicant will be judged on character, sincerity or purpose, initiative, leadership, and need. Essay, references, transcript, and completed application. Apply here. Deadline is March 22.

Doris Burkett Scholarship - $3000

Two students from Lexington School District One will receive a $3000 scholarship. Student must plan to attend either a four year college/university or a technical college, have financial need, involved in extra-curricular activities, show tendency of striving hard to achieve, involved in community and have potential service for the future. Application packet must be returned to C&A by March 31. Apply here.

IAPMO Essay Scholarship Contest - $1000

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), a worldwide organization of dedicated professionals striving to make our planet a safer and healthier place in which to live, will again sponsor an essay competition awarding scholarships to three young people. Must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program. The deadline for essay submissions is 11:59pm (PT) on May 1, 2016. For more information and to apply.

Lexington District One Office Professionals Scholarship - $600

This $600 scholarship will be awarded to a current Lexington School District One graduating senior who plans to attend an accredited two or four year institution in the fall, is pursuing a degree in a Business program, has maintained a 3.0 GPA in high school, is a U.S. citizen and a resident of South Carolina. Apply here. Applications should be signed, dated and returned to Counseling & Advisement here at RBHS by March 18.

Lexington Woman’s Club Education Scholarship - $2000

The Lexington Woman’s Club is sponsoring a $2000 scholarship for a Lexington High School, River Bluff High School, or White Knoll High School graduating senior (male or female) entering the field of education upon completion of his or her post-secondary degree. The scholarship will have a minimum value of $2000. The criteria for selection include: -Financial need -Academic achievement -Service to community -Leadership ability. Apply here. Deadline is April 6.

Leavitt Machinery Scholarship - $500

To be eligible for the $500 LM Scholarship Program a student must:

Be currently enrolled or expect to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline and be a US resident or a Canadian resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US. For more information and to apply. Deadline is May 31.

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must:
1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2016. 2) Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2016 deadline. 3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. 4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada. For more information and to apply.

Peck Law Firm Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is dedicated to helping the scholarship winner pay for a law-related college, graduate school, or law school degree. Any student seeking the scholarship must complete the on-line application. All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on May 31, 2016. The winner will be announced on July 31. This scholarship will be judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement and a written response of not more than 1,500 words to the essay question. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and resumes. For more information and to apply.

QuitDay Scholarship - Up to $2000

The QuitDay Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia. Only one (1) submission per student is allowed. Deadline is March 31. Apply here.

Rotary Club Scholarship

This scholarship is provided to high schools in the district. A student whose parent is a member of the Rotary Club is ineligible. One scholarship will be given in the amount of $4000 over a period of 4 years. $1000 each year. Apply here. Deadline is April 15.

South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals Scholarship - $1000

The South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals (SCAEAP) offers a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a career in the secretarial science, computers science or business management field. Membership in the Association consist of administrative professionals working for Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service throughout the state.
Apply here. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 25, 2016.

Sleeklens Scholarship - $2000

To qualify for the scholarship, you must be an Undergraduate, a Graduate, or a High School senior with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited University or College

Application Requirements: Write an essay according to the instructions provided below and send it to Scholarships at Sleeklens.com. Deadline is March 31. Apply here.

Sports Unlimited Scholarship -$1000

Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. Once every year, we offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who inspires us most through his or her essay.You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college. You can’t be related to anyone at Sports Unlimited. We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment. What is the biggest problem in high school sports and why? Write an essay on the above topic in 500-1000 words. Follow the application instructions on the website to apply. Deadline is April 20.

William M. Long Scholarship/ Oak Grove Elementary School PTA Scholarship - $500

Lexington School District One Senior who attended OGES at least 4 years, plan to attend 2 or 4 year college in S.C. Apply here. Deadline is April 8.

*******January Scholarships*******

Central Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships

Thanks to our generous donors, the Central Carolina Community Foundation oversees more than 30 scholarship funds to help talented and passionate students attain the dream of a college education. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year opened on January 1, 2016. Visit https://www.yourfoundation.org/scholarship-opportunities for scholarship criteria.

South Carolina Association of Women's Sports (Education) and Trophies by "M" (Medical)

South Carolina Association of Women's Sports Education Scholarship

The South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (SCCAWS) and Trophies by “M” annually offer a scholarship to an incoming female college freshman from South Carolina. The scholarship is a one-time monetary award in the amount of $1000 presented to a student who plans to major in the medical field. Students wishing to apply for the Trophies by “M” Scholarship should complete and return the scholarship application form to the high school guidance counselor by March 24th. Apply here.


South Carolina Association of Women's Sports Education Scholarship

The South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (SCCAWS) annually offers a scholarship to an incoming female college freshman from South Carolina. The scholarship is a one-time monetary award presented to a student who plans to major in education. Students wishing to apply for the SCCAWS Scholarship should complete and return the SCCAWS Scholarship application form to the high school guidance counselor by March 24th. Apply here.

Peck Law Firm Scholarship

The Peck Law Firm of Charleston, SC is proud to announce the 2016 Peck Law Firm Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is dedicated to helping the scholarship winner pay for a law-related college, graduate school, or law school degree. This scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will have graduated from high school before July 1, 2016. Only students, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and who are seeking a law-related degree, may apply for this scholarship. Deadline is May 31, 2016. To apply, visit http://thepeckfirm.com/peck-law-firm-scholarship/

Zonta International Scholarship

  • Opportunity for Young Women in Public Affairs

  • $4,000 top award
  • Applications are available online at www.zonta.org.

South Carolina State Fair Scholarship

Criteria:

  • South Carolina resident

  • Plans to attend a public or private college or technical school in SC
  • Based on need, academic/extra curricular achievement and communication skills
  • Application available at http://www.scstatefair.org/p/598 February 1, 2016

ARCLABS WELDING SCHOOL

Do you want to be a welder? Arclabs Welding School offers innovative hands-on programs designed to rapidly teach welding essentials. Their training programs are offered to individuals with no previous experience and welders looking to advance their skills sets. The welding programs are fast-tracked and can be customized to fit specific needs in order to train welders for rewarding welding careers.


Admission Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years old, or 17 years with parental consent
  • Have a desire to go into a welding career upon completion of the program
  • Meet the visual and physical requirements that a welding career demands


Arclabs is a South Carolina State Training Provider. Students who are unemployed or underemployed may possibly qualify for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding. Visit www.arclabs.com for more details.

Colleges in South Carolina

Do you love the Palmetto State and intend to pursue higher education here after graduating? Below you will find a list of some of the colleges South Carolina has to offer.

Taking the ACT and SAT

RBHS AI/CEEB Code 411292

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


The current SAT will be administered for the last time in January 2016. The new SAT will start in March. Students in the Class of 2016 may be affected depending on when you decide to take the test.

How to access your SAT scores:

To access your SAT report, the student should log into collegeboard.com with your unique username and password. Click on "My SAT." This will show the upcoming test for which the student is registered (or registrations that are in progress), plus scores from all previous SATs taken.


***Please remember that Counseling & Advisement does not send SAT or ACT scores to colleges.***

How to send your SAT scores to colleges:

1. Sending score during registration - Choose four score recipients during registration. You can make updates to your score recipients up to nine days after the test date.

2. Sending scores after registration - You can send score reports at any time from your "My SAT" account. Please remember that there is a fee for sending score reports, starting ten days after your original test date. However, if you are a fee-waiver-eligible student, you may have additional score report credits.


For upcoming ACT and SAT dates - see "Important Dates"

Important Dates

SAT Test Date

Saturday, May 7th, 7:30am

See SAT site for locations

Late Registration Deadline is April 26, 2016
Register at sat.org/register

ACT Test Date

Saturday, April 9th, 7:30am

See ACT Site for Locations

Late Registration Deadline is March 18, 2016

Register at www.actstudent.org

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Scholarship Search Engines

More 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


BigSun Scholarship

All student athletes are eligible to apply, regardless of sport. Requires a short essay to a prepared question. $500 available to announced winners. Application deadline is June 17, 2016. www.bigsunathletics.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


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

This scholarship database is completely devoted to those of Hispanic descent.www.hsf.net, www.collegescholarships.org/minority2.htm


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 from September 14, 2015 until May, 2016. 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

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