SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2024
 

Edited: February 23, 2024

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.

 

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S.C. SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP

 

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 2023-2024 ACADEMIC 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 2024 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

 

TBA

Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce
  • $1,000 scholarship for two seniors
  • More information, including applications, can be found on the bulletin board across from the main office
  • Visit www.orangeburgchamber.com

Usually mid December (TBA)

Coca-Cola Scholar Foundation's Scholarship
  • High school seniors across the country may apply online to be a part of the 36th class of Coke Scholars at Cokeurl.com/Apply2023 through October 2, 2023, at 5 p.m. Eastern. Students are selected based on academics, leadership, and service. Full eligibility requirements are available at Cokeurl.com/Scholarships.
  •  After a three-stage selection process, 150 applicants will be named Coca-Cola Scholars and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program, the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program.

October 2, 2023

 

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

Usually mid October (TBA)

SAE 2020 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

TBA

Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund
  • Eligibility requirements and more information, including where you can apply, can be found on the bulletin board across from the main office. Apply at https://www.csascholars.org/kmfr

January 16, 2024

S.C. Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship
  • Eligibility requirements and more information, including where you can apply, can be found on the bulletin board across from the main office. Apply online at https://www.scholarshipprograms.org/golf
January 16, 2024
Junior Service League The elected Scholarship Committee will rank applicants on a weighted scale in the following categories:
  • Service to school and community
  • Need
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Character
  • Applications can be found on the bulletin board across from the main office or see Mrs. Riley 
January 31, 2024
Hampton Wildlife Fund January 31, 2024
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
  • The Orangeburg Touchdown Club is offering two $1000 scholarships to a graduating senior for the year 2024.  The scholarship is in memory of Brent Lukens, who was an outstanding student-athlete at here at OP.   To be eligible, the applicant must:1. Be a senior qualifying for graduation at the end of the current regular school session.2. Submit the application, essay, and copy of high school transcript bearing the school seal.3. Attend school in Orangeburg, Calhoun, or Bamberg Counties.4. Be of good moral character and reputation.5. The scholarship will be awarded upon enrollment in the college of the applicant's choice. Applications and more information can be found on the bulletin board across from the main office or see Mrs. Riley.

Deadline is April 12, 2024

Ron Brown Scholar Program
  • Must be an African American high school senior
  • Visit the Guidance Office or
  • Download an application at www.ronbrown.org

TBA

Usually the end of May

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 active full-serve employee by SRNS
  • Applications available on the bulletin board across the hall from the main office.
February 2, 2024
South Carolina Federal Credit Union January 31, 2024
James F. Byrnes Scholarship
  • Senior students who have lost one or both parents and plan to seek a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university beginning Fall 2024.
  • The applicant can be obtained from the Byrnes Foundation website at www.byrnesscholars.org 
  • The 4 year award is $20,000..
Applications submitted after Januay 2 and before February 1
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
  • High school seniors and undergraduates
  • Those who enroll fill time at a four-year college or university in 2022-2023
  • 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
  • $2,000 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.
February 26, 2024
2-year Touchstone Energy Scholarships
  • One $1,000 scholarship awarded to a senior planning to enroll at a two-year technical college
  • Primary residence of the student must have a current account with cooperative service area
  • Apply at https://www.aikenco-op.org/youth-programs/
February 26, 2024
4-year Touchstone Energy
  • A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a 2023-2024 high school graduating senior in the cooperative service area planning to attend a 4-year college or university.  Apply by Monday, February 26, 2024 at https://www.aikenco-op.org/youth-programs/.

February 26, 2024

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/scholarships

Usually mid March

Pilot Club of Orangeburg

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

 

March 31, 2024

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 2022 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 on the bulletin board across from the main office
  • Applications are available at www.goatislandboatclub.com
Usually mid April
American Legion
  • $500 scholarship
  • Information available in the Guidance Office
TBA - Deadline usually April 10
Joye Law Firm Scholarship The firm will offer six $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in South Carolina who plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning in the fall. Selection of the recipients will be based on a creative response to the following prompt:

"South Carolina recently proposed a new version of the S.C. “Hands-Free Act” that would outlaw the use of a phone for almost any reason and increase the fines. Do you believe there are more changes to cell phone laws in your state that should be changed? Do you think the rate of distracted driving accidents would decrease if these laws were different?"

You can view the link to the scholarship details and application here: www.joyelawfirm.com/joye-scholarship-program
Usually first part of April
Rotary Club

Usually May 1st

 

 

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
Edward M. Fersner Scholarship Fund
  • Students accepted and attending USC and branches this fall
  • 2023 Application
Usually first part of June (TBA)
Dick Horne Foundation
  • Applications on the bulletin board across the hall from the main 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

Usually the first of May