SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2017
 

Edited April 19, 2017

 

Scholarships sent to the Guidance Office will be listed in the space below as they are received. These scholarship notifications will also be emailed to parents of seniors.

 

Listed below are some local scholarships that will be available throughout the school year. Deadlines will be posted as soon as the information is sent to the Guidance Office. Deadlines for these scholarships are listed in chronological order.

SCHOLARSHIPS THAT WILL BECOME AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE 2016-2017ACADEMIC YEAR ARE POSTED BELOW:

 

Scholarship Details Deadline
Teaching Fellows
  • High School Senior interested in teaching in South Carolina
  • Legal Resident of S. C.
  • Attending college as a 2017 fall freshman
  • Based on academic achievement, references, community and school involvement, interview, and writing assessment
  • Visit www.teachingfellowsc.com for more information!

ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY

 

SEPTEMBER 1ST THROUGH DECEMBER 1ST, 2016

Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce

October 13, 2016

 

Coca-Cola Scholar Foundation's Scholarship

Usually October 31st

 

Wendy's High School Heisman Award
  • One female and one male winner
  • Based on excellence in academics, athletics, and student leadership
  • Have at least a "B" average
  • Participate in at least one high school sport
  • Visit www.wendysheisman.com

October 3, 2016

SAE 2016 Engineering Scholarship (update when info is received)
Alumni Legacy Scholars Award

USC does have certain scholarships that students must apply for SEPARATELY from the entrance application process.

  • Close family member who is a USC alumni AND have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • At least an 1180 on the SAT or 26 on the ACT
  • Contact the Guidance Office for more details
First come, First serve
American Legion Oratorical Scholarship
  • 8-10 minute speech on any phase of the US constitution
  • Winners will receive $3500, $2000, $1000
  • Contact the OPS Guidance Office
TBA
Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship

November 30, 2016

Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund
  • Visit www.csascholars.org for applications
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Combined SAT score of 1800 or a composite ACT score of 26
  • Parents' adjusted gross income must not be above $40,000

January 2, 2017

S.C. Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale through the spring 2016 semester
  • Be residents of South carolina
  • Have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.
  • Recipients must attend an accredited public or private, four-year college or university located in South Carolina in the fall of 2016
  • May submit applications online via www.scholarshippprograms.org
December 31, 2016
Junior Service League The Scholarship Committee will rank applicants on a weighted scale in the following categories: (1) service to school and community, (2) need, (3) scholastic achievement, and (4) character.
  • Achieve at least the SC average on the SAT or ACT
  • Ranked in the top 25% of their graduating class
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0
  • Three letters of recommendation (from two teachers and one community citizen)
  • Applications available in the Academic Office
January 31, 2017
NFIB Young Entrepreneurs
  • Minimum of 400 scholarships ranging from $1000-$10,000 each/some renewable!
  • Demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit
  • An official established business is NOT required
  • Merit based, not financial need-based
  • Info available in OPS Guidance Office or
  • Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA
TBA, usually mid December
Brent Lukens Scholarship
  • Be a senior qualifying for graduation at the end of the current regular school session.
  • Submit the application (available on the Guidance bulletin board) essay, and copy of high school transcript bearing the school seal.
  • Be of good moral character and reputation. The scholarship will be awarded upon enrollment in the college of the applicant's choice.
January 9, 2017
Ron Brown Scholar Program
  • Must be an African American high school senior
  • Visit the Guidance Office or
  • Download an application at www.ronbrown.org
May 31, 2017
South Carolina Association of Counties
  • Must be a graduating high school senior or two-year technical college in the fall
  • Complete application form (download at www.sccounties.org/about/scholarships.aspx)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Written essay on aspirations and goals
  • Scholarship awarded for $2500
TBA- Usually postmarked no later than February 1
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and Washington Savannah River Company
  • Must be a child of employee by SRNS
  • Contact Edith Hughes, Scholarship Coordinator, (803) 952-8210 if you have questions.
  • Complete the SAT Reasoning and ACT
  • Applications available in the Academic Office
  • SRNS Family Scholarship code is 6213 for SAT and 6852 for ACT (use this when registering for the SAT and ACT to send scores)
February 6, 2017
South Carolina Federal Credit Union
  • Awarding a total of $7,500
  • Applications accepted January 2, 2017, through February 28, 2017.
  • Visit scfederal.org/scholarship for details, criteria, and an application.
Deadline is February 28, 2017
McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and have owned and operated your own business while in high school
  • Business must have one employee
  • Online application
  • Visit www.mckelveyfoundation.org for more details and application
TBA
Crumley Roberts Crib to College South Carolina Scholarship Program
  • Awarded to 5 high school students who attend school in counties in and around the Greenville, Spartanburg, and Columbia city areas
  • Must plan to attend a 4-year accredited college
  • community involvement, extracurricular activities, and a written essay
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Transcript
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Application may be downloaded at www.CrumleyRoberts.com
TBA (usually a February 1 deadline)
Burger King Scholars Program TBA: Last year began November 15, 2015 and ends January 10, 2016)
Best Buy TBA (usually mid-February)
Erskine Presidential Scholarship
  • Must apply online for ADMISSION to Erskine AND also complete the online Presidential Scholarship application . BOTH of these must be completed and submitted by February 16th!
  • If your student is still making up his/her mind about where to go to college and/or would be open to attending Erskine, it surely wouldn't hurt to try for it!
  • Apply online at www.erskine.edu.

 

TBA (usually in February)
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
  • High school seniors and undergraduates
  • Those who enroll fill time at a four-year college or university in 2014-2015
  • Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry

Please visit www.buickachievers.com for more information.

TBA - Usually February 28
Aiken Electric Trustee Scholarship
  • $1,000 Scholarship
  • Need based
  • Submit high school transcript
  • Complete an application (available in Guidance Office) and submit in 150-200 words an explanation as to why the scholarship is needed
  • Primary residence of the student must have a current account with Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.
TBA, usually first week in March
Touchstone Energy Scholarships
  • One $1,000 scholarship awarded to a senior planning to enroll at a two-year technical college
  • One $1,000 scholarship awarded to a senior enrolling in a four-year program at a college or university
  • Two letters of reference
  • 250-word essay
  • Primary residence of the student must have a current account with Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.
TBA, usually first week in March
Touchstone Energy
  • Given by Aiken Electric to high school seniors
  • One scholarship awarded to a student planning to attend a four-year college or university
  • One scholarship awarded to a student planning to enroll in a two-year technical college or trade school
  • Applications available on the bulletin board across from Guidance or see Mrs. Riley

Usually March 1

TBA

Aiken Electric Cooperative
  • Be a graduating high school senior for the current school term
  • Primary residence must have an active account with Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applications available on the bulletin board across from Guidance or see Mrs. Riley

Usually March 1

TBA

South Carolina State Fair
  • Awarded to 50 seniors ($6,000 college scholarship)
  • Information can be picked up in the Guidance Office or an application can be downloaded at www.scstatefair.org
March 15, 2017
Orangeburg Soil ad Water Conservation District
  • Recent Transcript
  • Essay (300 words or less) "The Value of This Scholarship to Me"
  • Letters of Recommendation
TBA- Deadline usually mid-March
Bamberg Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship
  • Must reside in Bamberg County
  • Majoring in an agricultural or environmental related field
  • Must demonstrae ability, knowledge, and need
  • Graduating high school senior
May 1, 2017
Pilot Club of Orangeburg
  • Applications available in the "Scholarship Display Trays" across from the Guidance Office
  • Must have 3 letters of recommendation
  • Photo
  • Visit www.pilotcluboforangeburg.com

April 26, 2017

Thomas Raysor Summers Post 4
  • Scholarships are in the amount of $400
  • Only 4 will be awarded
  • Transcript required
  • 3 letter of recommendation
  • Applications available in the Guidance Office
TBA - Usually mid April
Alpha Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers' Sorority
  • $1000 scholarship
  • Information available in the Guidance Office
  • Planning to make teaching a career

 

TBA-usually end of March
Bobby Chapman Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship
  • Come to the Guidance Office to place your name for OPS' nominations.
  • May or may not be a golfer
  • Must be a full-time student in Fall 2016 planning to achieve a baccalaureate degree
  • Good character with demonstrated leadership capacity
  • Have the unqualified recommendation of the guidance counselor
  • Maintain a 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Priority given to those who demonstrate financial need
  • Click for an application
  • Click for guidelines
Usually the end of March
Goat Island Boat Club
  • Live in one of the five counties bordering Lake Marion or Moultrie
  • One scholarship awarded for $2000.
  • Complete details available in the Guidance Office along with the application
  • Applications are available at www.goatislandboatclub.com

March 31, 2017

 

American Legion
  • $500 scholarship
  • Information available in the Guidance Office

TBA - Deadline usually April 10

Rotary Club

May 19, 2017

 

 

Virginia Blount Johnson
  • Pursuing an RN in nursing
  • Minimum $500 scholarship--higher amounts may be awarded based on academic performance
  • Applications available in the Guidance Office
TBA
SC Teachers Loan Scholarship
  • Must have at least a 2.75 on a 4.0
  • At least the state average on SAT/ACT (985/19.9)
  • Enrolled in a program of teachers education
  • Available in the Guidance Office or
  • Apply online at www.scstudentloan.org
TBA
Edisto Clemson Club
  • Must attend Clemson or Clemson Bridge this fall
  • Official high school transcript
  • One teacher recommendation
  • Recent photo
  • Click here for an application

 

TBA - Deadline usually April 11
Edward M. Fersner Scholarship Fund TBA - Deadline usually mid-May
Dick Horne Foundation
  • Applications in the Guidance Office
  • Financial need based
  • Copies of parents' most recent tax returns must be included
  • Must be a high school senior AND accepted to a college

June 1, 2017