Pelion Pride '19

Issue 6: February 26, 2019

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Stay in touch with the Counseling & Advisement Office

Website: www.PelionHScounseling.com

Twitter: @PHScounseling_

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Mrs. Jessica Burke: Last Names A-D jburke@lexington1.net

Ms. Amber Hartley: Last Names E-M alhartley@lexington1.net

Ms. Jill Zueger: Last Names N-Z jzueger@lexington1.net

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

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

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

CONGRATULATIONS! Military Enlistment

The following students have enlisted in the military upon graduation:


Jacob Thompson

Conner Westberry

CONGRATULATIONS! College Acceptance Letters

The following students have received their college acceptance letters!


Caroline Barnes

Nick Bazemore

Aleeya Byrd

Lauren Duenke

Trevor Dunn

Taylor Eubanks

Taylor Johnson

Gabriel Locklear

Mitchell Macon

Eryn McDaniel

Savannah McLeod

Brianna Miller

Lydia Mills

Angela Moreland

Tayler Murray

Makenzie Renew

Austin Shumpert

Dylan Williamson

CONGRATULATIONS! College SCHOLARSHIPS

The following students have received college scholarships!


Savannah McLeod

Lydia Mills

Makenzie Renew

Austin Shumpert

McKenna Smith

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.

Apply to College

College prefer that you apply online. Go to the college's website and their online application can we accessed.


After you submit your online application, you will then need to go to www.parchment.com to create an account and request that your transcript be sent to that college. If additional information is required, such as counselor and/or teacher recommendations, email your teacher and your counselor. We will mail everything together in one envelope.


Many 4-year colleges in South Carolina have a deadline of December 1. Don't miss the college application deadline. The sooner you apply, the better.

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 your counselor 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/

Aiken Electric Cooperative Trustee Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Amount: $1,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


A scholarship will be awarded to a 2018-2019 high school graduating senior in the Aiken Electric cooperative service area. To be considered for this $1,000 scholarship, the student must complete the application and submit in 150 – 200 words, an explanation as to why the scholarship is needed.

Aiken Electric Cooperative Touchstone Energy Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Amount: $1,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to 2018-2019 high school graduating senior in the Aiken Electric cooperative service area planning to attend a 4- year college/university or 2-year technical college.

Central Carolina Community Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 5, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships


Central Carolina Community Foundation has one general scholarship application. This allows students the opportunity to apply to multiple scholarships with one application. Once students complete the eligibility section of the application, the application will automatically filter which scholarships the student is eligible. Students must then select which of those scholarships they want to apply.

Lexington County Clemson Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 7, 2019

Amount: $4,500

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Applicants must be accepted to Clemson University for Fall 2019. Students accepted into the Bridge Program are not eligible.

South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals

Deadline: March 8, 2019

Amount: $1,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


  • This scholarship is offered to students pursuing their initial associate or baccalaureate degree in administrative office technology, accounting, business management, or business administration field.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or better

Nina Neely Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: March 12, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Submit an essay

April Lynn Quinton Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Amount: $1,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility

1. Must be a Lexington School District One Senior

2. Must be planning to attend a SC college or university

3. Must be planning to major in Special Education

4. Must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher

5. Must have an SAT score of at least 1100 OR an ACT score of at least 22

Carrie Mayer-Cowan and Benjamin Mayer Memorial Scholarship II

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Amount: $1,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility

1. Must be a graduating senior at Pelion High School, White Knoll High School, or River Bluff High School

2. Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher

3. Must have an SAT of at least 1150 OR an ACT of at least 24

4. Must be pursuing a degree in Science Education OR Engineering at a 4-Year college or university in SC

The College Plan Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

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.

Ernestine and Walter P. Rawl Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility

1. Must be enrolled in Agriculture courses in Lexington District One

2. Must be pursing a 4-year degree in the field of Agriculture

3. Must be an active member in the FFA at Pelion High School

Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship (Nursing)

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Amount: Varies $1,000-$2,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Lexington Medical Center Auxiliary is accepting applications for those receiving their nursing education at a variety of levels (2-year or 4-year degrees).

Noah Kneece Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility

1. Must be a member of the Pelion High School FFA

2. Must be enrolled in the Advanced Agribusiness Research Center at Pelion High School

The SC State Fair Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: https://www.scstatefair.org/scholarships/scholarship-requirements


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.

Woodrow and Edith Worthy Ministerial Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Amount: $1,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility

1. Must be a senior in Lexington District One

2. Must have a GPA of at least 3.0

3. Must be involved with church and/or Christian organizations during high school

4. Must be pursuing a major in Music Ministry or Religious Studies and/pr plan to be very involved with religious life/church while in college.

5. Must be attending a 2-Year or 4-Year college or university

6. Awarded based on financial need

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

Deadline: March 22, 2019

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.

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

Deadline: March 22, 2019

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.

Lexington Woman's Club Anne D. Pitts Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 25, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility Requirements:


  • 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

THE MOLES Celestyne Diggs Porter Scholarship

Deadline: March 25, 2019

Amount: $20,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Applicants must:

• Be African-American • Be a citizen of the United States

• NOT be related in any way to a member of THE MOLES

• Be a graduating high school senior

• Be accepted to an accredited four-year college/university

• Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

• Have a SAT composite score of 1030 or above on a 1600 scale; or an ACT score of 20 or above

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office or online https://jmscottmemorialfund.org/apply/


Qualification/Eligibility


  • US Citizen or permanent resident of US
  • GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)
  • High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities.
  • Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000.

Joye Law Firm Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Amount: $2,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office or online https://www.joyelawfirm.com/joye-scholarship-program/


Eligibility Requirements:


  • 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.

The Michael Bryan Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Amount: $3,000

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Must be planning to attend a trade school.

Lexington District One Educational Office Professionals Scholarship

Deadline: April 5, 2019

Amount: $1000.00

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Requirements:


  • 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

Lexington Woman's Club Scholarship

Deadline: April 9, 2019

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 and Advisement.

Make Your Mark: Coach Mark Gerald Student Leader Scholarship

Deadline: April 9, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office



T​o be eligible for this award, applicants must:

● demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community

the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;

● demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade

point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);

● demonstrate financial need;

● be citizens of the United States of America;

● be current high school seniors attending high school in the United

States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and home

schooled students are also eligible); and

● plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a

bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university or

technical college

● in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Midlands Technical College Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: https://1midlandscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx


Various scholarships available through Midlands Tech.

The Senator Katrina Shealy Scholarship

Deadline: April 12, 2019

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.

SCCSS Clio Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYnTn9J2VTpAVZVMtnBfLX9Zmd6nw0OgOOl2YxNJ_BoO-vNw/viewform


The SCCSS annually recognizes a high school senior who plans to pursue a career as a K-12 social studies educator. Winning students will receive the following:

** recognition by the SCCSS at the annual fall conference;
** notification of the local media of this accomplishment; and
** a $500 scholarship.

The application deadline is May 1st of each year.

Criteria:
* Complete application
* 2 references: One MUST be a recommendation from a member of SCCSS
* Submit official transcript by May 1st of each year.
SCCSS Awards Committee Chair
PO Box 11746
Columbia, SC 29211-1746

SIGMA GAMMA RHO Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Amount: $500.00

Application: Available in the School Counseling Office


Eligibility:

  • Current high school seniors
  • Must be attending college or university in the United States
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Deadline: May 13, 2019

Amount: $500

Application: https://www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarship-sweepstakes/index.html


Free to enter and no minimum GPA required.

Drawings are approximately every two weeks.

Christian Connector, Inc Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: May 31, 2019

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.

The Caring.com Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Amount: Varies

Application: https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarship


At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.


How to Apply

Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:


  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?
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.