|Scholarships for SC Students
CAROLINA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
scholarships are available through the Central Carolina Community
Foundation in Columbia and use a standard Central Carolina Community
Foundation Scholarship Application. For more information about each
scholarship, simply click on the name of the
Scholarship applications are due on March
15 of each
year and may be mailed to: Central Carolina Community Foundation,
2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213, Columbia, SC 29204. For more
information about the Foundation or scholarships offered, visit www.yourfoundation.org online or call (803)254-5601. To download the CCCF Scholarship
Application, click here: scholarship
A. Broome Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is available
to graduating seniors from a high school in Richland County, SC
who are members of a Key Club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of
and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship Fund - Priority for
this scholarship is given to African-American male students who
are graduating seniors at Lower Richland High School.
of the Holy Cross - Sara Hempley Scholarship Fund - Priority
for this scholarship is given to non-traditional students who
are residents of Richland County School District 1 and have some
degree of life and work experience.
Choice Members Scholarship Fund - This scholarship was
established for First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina
members and assists them with their efforts to attend
Assistance Fund - This scholarship assists
persons living at St. Lawrence Place, the Women’s Shelter
or in a Habitat for Humanity home to further their education.
S. and Elizabeth B. Heath Scholarship Fund - This
scholarship is available for qualified employees of the
former Carolina Coca-Cola Bottling Company or a legal dependent of a
Robert Howard/WHS Scholarship Fund - This
scholarship is available to graduating seniors from
Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.
Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund - Priority for this
scholarship is given to students who are members of Zion
Damascus Church Number Two.
Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship Fund - This
scholarship provides funds for African-American residents
of Richland County School District One and priority is given
to non-traditional students with some degree of life and work
Program Fund - This scholarship supports two graduating
low-income African American high school seniors from Fairfield,
Lexington, Richland, Kershaw or Sumter counties.
Brooks and E. Perry Palmer Fund - This scholarship is
available to students who graduated from high schools in
the Foundation’s 11-county service area and are accepted into
post-graduate seminary programs.
Pierce/Zimmerman Scholarship Fund - The scolarship assists
families of South Carolina State University’s Facilities
Management Division who pursue a college education at South
Carolina State University.
and Meredith Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is available to
students who are residents of Carolina Children’s Home, Epworth
Children’s Home or Thornwell Home and School for Children;
students in custody of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile
Justice; or students attending Glenforest School.
Rossi Memorial Scholarship - USC School of Nursing - This
scholarship provides scholarships for upper division nursing
students at the University of South Carolina.
Slice Scholarship - This scholarship is available to
students 21 years or older who currently reside in the Greater
Chapin area of Ballentine, Chapin, Little Mountain, Peak, Prosperity
or White Rock.
Matters Scholarship - The Junior League of Columbia created
this scholarship to assist students who attended one of the
elementary schools in Columbia where the Smart Matters program is
Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship - Columbia High School -
This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Columbia
High School who show excellence in public speaking, debate, drama,
creative writing and/or student leadership opportunities.
Families Scholarship Fund - The scholarship is available
to African American students who are descendants of the enslaved
families of Woodlands Plantation. If no such students are eligible,
the scholarship may be awarded to a student in Bamberg County who
meets all other criteria.
H. Wessinger Scholarship - The scholarship is available to a
graduating senior or a graduate of a high school in Lexington County,
Flora First Five Years Foundation Scholarship - The A.C.
Flora First Five Years Foundation created this scholarship to provide
scholarships to students graduating from A.C. Flora High School who
desire to pursue a college education.
Gettone Leading By Example Scholarship - This scholarship is
available to a graduating senior enrolled in a CIS of the Midlands’
program who shows leadership potential.
Ruritan Scholarship Fund - This scholarship was
established by the Gilbert Ruritan Club to provide educational
opportunities for students graduating from Gilbert High School in
J. Jacobs Jr. Turn Your Life Around Award - This
scholarship is available to a graduating senior involved in
a Communities in Schools of the Midlands program who demonstrates
effort, perseverance and commitment in turning his/her life
A. McCoy Leadership Scholarship - This scholarship is
available to a graduating senior of Richland Northeast High who
exhibits the rarest of talents, force of character and vision for the
future – a genuine leader.
William L. McDow Scholarship - This scholarship is
available to outstanding students graduating from Andrew Jackson
High School in Lancaster County who show exemplary leadership,
community involvement and academic excellence.
M. Miller Scholarship - This scholarship is available
to the valedictorians of four local high schools: Great Falls
High, Richard Winn Academy, Fairfield Central High School and
Fairfield Career & Technology Center.
Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors - SC Scholarship -
This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student
within the Moore School of Business at the University of South
Carolina who has declared a concentration in Insurance.
and Meredith Scholarship Fund - Glenforest School - The
scholarship fund provides academic scholarships for K – 12
students with diagnosed learning disabilities to attend Glenforest
Rossi Memorial Fund Scholarship - Cardinal Newman High School - This
scholarship is awarded to an incoming senior at Cardinal Newman
High School who not only possesses the dedication and spirit
illustrated in Bobbi’s life, but also holds the power to reach
and touch others.
Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship - Asbury Theological Seminary -
This scholarship is available to a United Methodist clergy
candidate from South Carolina who enrolls in the Asbury Seminary
program with emphasis on evangelism in pastoral ministry.
of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Scholars and Carolina Scholars
full-tuition scholarships are awarded each year, 50 for high school
seniors from South Carolina and 40 for high school seniors from the
rest of the country. Depending on the award, there may also be
additional money towards room and board and books and supplies. The
scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office. The awards are
renewable for a total of four years provided that a 3.0 or higher GPA
South Carolina students are named Carolina Scholars and 20
out-of-state students are named McNair Scholars. South Carolina
students receive a stipend of $10,000 per year. Out-of-state students
receive stipends of $12,000 per year in addition to receiving a
tuition reduction to in-state rates. The 25 South Carolina finalists
not named Carolina Scholars are offered the Carolina Scholars
Finalist Scholarship valued at $7,000 per year. The 20 out-of-state
finalists not named McNair Scholars are offered the McNair Scholars
Finalist Scholarship valued at $8,000 per year as well as a tuition
reduction to in-state rates.
criteria: Superior scholastic ability and achievement, leadership
potential, and character. Financial need is not a consideration.
Typical candidates rank at the top of their class and present SAT
scores above 1300.
separate application is required in addition to the application for
admission. All credentials and applications must be postmarked by
RESOURCES BY SCHOOL
Please visit Graduation
Imperative on-line at http://graduationimperative.org/students/scholarships/ to learn more about scholarships offered by the following colleges
and universities throughout the Midlands of South Carolina:
the month of February, the Office of Student Financial Services at
CIU will offer FAFSA Fridays to prospective students and parents who
would like assistance with completing the FAFSA form. Those who are
interested should schedule their appointment in advance and bring
current tax and income information with them. Please call
Student Financial Services at CIU to schedule an appointment for
FASFA Fridays. The office number is 803-807-5036.
Midlands Technical College Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
program, a federally funded TRIO program offers help completing FAFSA
forms and other forms of college readiness assistance to eligible
adults in Fairfield and Lexington Counties who are entering or
re-entering college. (Richland County residents are assisted by
the EOC program at the University of South Carolina.) To make
an appointment to attend an individual appointment or an information
session, interested individuals should contact 822-3749 or 822-6702.
Additional information can be found on the EOC website
University of South
Money Matters Brochure provides and explanation of University
scholarship awards, as well as the Gamecock Guarantee, their
need-based aid program for low income South Carolinians. It
also outlines state scholarship awards, which can be stacked with
University scholarship awards.