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South Carolina Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: May 6, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for South Carolina students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2021-22 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This offers up to $5000 to cancer survivors who are enrolled in college/university in the US. Applicants must be a resident of the United States, and must either be from or attending school in the states of North or South Carolina. The deadline to apply is January 31st. More details here.

This offers awards up to $2000 to full time residents of South Carolina and a high school senior in South Carolina. Applicants must enroll in a major in law enforcement, criminal justice, forensics, or forensic science. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Read more here.

This awards up to $1000 to students who are seeking a higher education. Students need to visit their local participating Ford Truck dealer. The deadline to apply is January 14th. Learn more here.

This gives up to $5,000 to high school seniors that reside in South Carolina. Applicants must attend college/university in South Carolina and major in natural resources field. Applicants must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA. The deadline to apply is January 31st. More info here.

This offers awards up to $2000 to  full time residents of South Carolina and a high school senior in South Carolina. Applicants must major in electronic, print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations, or mass communications. Applicants must have a minimum requirement of 2.5 GPA. The deadline to apply is January 31st. More details here.

This offers awards up to $10,000 to high school students in grades 9-12 who are under the age of 20. The deadline to apply is January 15th. Read more here.

 

This is for current seniors enrolled in SC high school or undergraduates in a SC college. Applicants must have a  cumulative GPA of 2.75, be a SC resident, have a competitive or recreational interest in golf, and be planning on attending an accredited four-year college or university in SC. The deadline to apply is January 7th. Application found here.

February

This gives up to $2000  former players to obtain a college education. Applicants must have played in a Dixie Youth Baseball franchised league, before age 13. Factors such as financial need, scholastic record and citizenship are also weighted. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Learn more here.

This offers awards up to $1000 to South Carolina High School Senior who is African-American or Latino. Applicants are planning to attend either historically black college/university, or college/university in South Carolina with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Read more here

This awards up to $5000 to students who are deserving in college and  pursuing regular faculty and curriculum. High school senior applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, college applicants must have at least 2.75 GPA, and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident. The application deadline is February 7th. More info. here.

This awards up to $2500 to all high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of the Brightwater community. Community employees and children of employees can also apply. The deadline to apply is February 12th. Learn more here.

 

This awards up to $2500 to all high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of the Lakes at Litchfield community. Community employees and children of employees can also apply. The deadline to apply is February 12th. More details here.

This awards up to $3000 to support dependent sons or daughters of a full- or part-time employee of Simon Property Group. Eligible applicants must be 23 years old or younger, planning to enroll in full time 2 or 4 years college. The deadline to apply is February 19th. Learn more here.

This offers an award of $5,000 for writing essays about African American who motivate you. Award to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend college in the US during the 2021-2022 academic school year. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Read more here.

These are up to $2500 to current high school seniors whose  permanent address must be within the designated county region at the time of high school graduation. Students must plan to attend a 4 year, regionally accredited, non-profit college. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000 and will help support the financial needs of South Carolina seniors pursuing their post-secondary education dreams and opportunities in South Carolina or at a Historically Black College or University. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be African-American or Latino. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Apply here.

This is for $1,000. Applicants must be African American and a South Carolina High School Senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The deadline is February 28th. Apply here.

March

This offers up to $2000 to African American high school seniors from North/South Carolina students who are pursuing a major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance, or business administration. Applicants must have 3.0 GPA and be attending a 4 year college/university full time.The deadline to apply is March 4th. Learn more here.

This is available to people who are 25 years old and older. Applicants must be nontraditional and raising school-age children (grades Pre-Kindergarten -12) and are seeking to earn a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of their choice (award of $4,000), a two-year nursing degree (award of $2,000), or a two-year degree in CPCC’s Health Careers Program (award of $2,000). Applicants must be U.S. citizens and legal residents in South Carolina. The deadline to apply is March 4th. Read more here.

This gives $10,000 to high school seniors who are facing financial challenges. Students must be a US citizen or Permanent resident, financially challenged. The deadline for the application is March 8th. Learn more here.

This offers awards up to $10,000 to high school seniors who are going to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must also have a 2.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and be a US Citizen. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read more here.

This offers awards up to $3500 to high school seniors who have shown good academic, leadership, and service in the community. Applicants must legally reside in required regions, have outstanding academic achievement records, and have a positive attitude in college work. The deadline is March 26th. More info. here.

This offer awards up to $1000. This is open to student journalists who attend a four-year college in South Carolina or who reside in South Carolina and attend a four-year college elsewhere.The deadline to apply is March 4th. Lean more here.

This awards up to $41,000 to students under 21 years of age who are about to attend their first year of higher education. Applicants must meet the height requirements of TCI— 5′ 10″ (178 cm) for women, and 6′ 2″ (188 cm) for men. The deadline to apply is March 1st. More details here.

This offers awards up to $40,000 to students enrolled in a college/university who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. The deadline to apply is March 16th. Read more here.

This is for $1,000. This is given to a student swimmer to continue their swimming career in college. Applicants must also reside in one of the following counties: Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, or Williamsburg and be accepted to or enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education. The deadline to apply is March 31st.  Application found here.

April

This offers African American and Black graduating high school seniors an award for $2,500 – $20,000. This will help students pursue an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree in a variety of fields. There is also a requirement to be a constituent of a Congressional Black Caucus Member. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Website found here.

This awards according to placement, 1st Place – $2,000; 2nd Place – $1,500; 3rd Place – $1,250 to African American high school juniors and seniors who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in a variety of fields. A requirement of  constituent of a Congressional Black Caucus Member is a must. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Learn more here.

This awards up to $5000 to African American graduating high school seniors who are pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree in performing arts. Applicants must also have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Read more here.

This awards up to $5000. This is given to African American graduating high school seniors who are pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree in visual arts. Applicants must currently be in  full time studies and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The deadline to apply is April 30th. More info. here.

This offers a varied amount of awards to graduating seniors from St. James High School or Socastee High School. Horry County students whose families are also members of Surfside Area Rotary Club are also eligible to apply. Students need to demonstrate financial need as well.The deadline to apply is April 23rd. More details here.

This awards up to $2000  to students who accepted and attended either Coastal Carolina University or Horry Georgetown Technical College. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, major in business, and demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply is April 23rd. Learn more here.

This awards up to $40,000 to students who reside in qualifying Charlotte area counties and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in performing art. Applicants must demonstrate significant financial need.​​ The deadline to apply is April 5th. Read more here.

This awards up to $6,000 to students who will be enrolled in college during the fall. Applicants must also pursue a career in broadcast or digital media are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is April 8th. Learn more here.

This awards up to $2000 to current high school seniors in the SETC region and must be planning to attend an accredited program of theatre studies in the SETC region. The deadline to apply is April 1st. More info. here.

 

This offers awards up to $3000 to students from a South Carolina Farm Bureau member family. They must be rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors. They must also be majoring in agriculture or a related subject. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Website found here.

This is for $1000. This is given to students who submit an essay, “Vision For My Future Education,” of no more than 500 words. Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The deadline to apply is April 23rd. Learn more here.

May

This awards up to $2000 to current students in grades 9-12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The deadline to apply is May 28th. More information here.

This awards up to $1000 to students who have an interest in pursuing an ocean or a marine related topic area in their college education. Applicants must participate in the NOSB at least once during their high school career. The deadline to apply is May 25th. Read more here.

This awards up to $5000 to high school seniors who plan to pursue a non-performing career in theater. Students should demonstrate artistic or technical accomplishment and have a record of scholarly achievement. The deadline to apply is May 31st. More details here.

June

This is up to $20,000. This is available to high school students who make the best prom attire out of duct tape. The deadline to apply is June 9th. Learn more here.

This offers varied amounts of aid to students that are legal South Carolina residents. Applicants must enroll full-time and meet the Tuition Grants Program’s academic requirements. The deadline to apply is June 30th. More info. here.

This awards up to $2500. This is open to members/customers of a South Carolina electric cooperative. To be considered, applicants must have graduated from high school or earned their GED at least 10 years ago. Applicants must also be accepted into an accredited South Carolina college or university and demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply is June 1st. Read more here.

July

This offers awards up to $2,500 to A high school senior or college student from the Charlotte metro area who enroll at a 2 or 4 year college/university. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must also be LGBTQ students who have service to the LGBTQ community. The deadline to apply is July 12th. Learn more here.

August

September

This offers awards up to $40,000 to studetns have DACA, TPS or be undocumented. Applicants must not be eligible for in-state tuition or federal funding, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and take advanced classes in high school. The deadline to apply is September 30th. Learn more here.

This offers awards up to $1000 to high school juniors and seniors who reside in South Carolina and attend a public, private, or home school. The deadline to apply is September 19th. More info here. 

 

This offers awards up to $2500 to students who are currently from grade 8-12 and over age 13. Applicants must be legal residents in the US. The deadline to apply is September 30th. More details here.

October

This offers awards up to $20,000 to current high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must plan to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution with a 3.0. GPA. The deadline to apply is October 31st. Read more here.

This offers awards up to $30,000 to students in grades 9-12 and express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The deadline to apply is October 31st. Learn more here.

November

This offers awards up to $2000 to high school seniors who are attending college/university with a minimum of 2.0 GPA. The deadline to apply is November 15th. More info here.

This offers awards up to $1500 to students in high school, college, university, or trade school. Applicants must create a 2-4 minute video explaining why they think education is the key to a brighter future and how you can shape society. The deadline to apply is November 30th. More details here.

This offers awards up to $1000 to high school seniors planning to attend Midlands Technical College and major in a business or construction related field. Applications are required to have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The deadline to apply is November 15th. Read more here. 

This offers awards up to $11,000 based on high performance in academic coursework of the students that are outside of the state. The deadline to apply is November 1st. Learn more here.

This offers awards up to $1500 to high school seniors from South Carolina. Applicants need to have a “C+” average and must be a U.S. citizen. The deadline to apply is November 1st. More info. here.

 

This offers awards up to $1500 to high school seniors and the child or grandchild of an “active, retired, or life” member of SCAEOP from South Carolina. Applicants must have a “C+” average and must be a U.S. citizen. The deadline to apply is November 1st. More details here.

 

This offers awards up to $1500 to high school seniors from South Carolina. Applicants must have a “C+” average and must be a U.S. citizen. The deadline to apply is November 1st. Read more here.

This offers varies awards to women, genderqueer, or non-binary students in grades 9-12. Applicants must be a minimum 13 of age, attend school in the U.S. and are not  NCWIT employees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply is November 5th. More information here.

 

This offers awards up to $5000 to students in grades 5-12 who live in the 50 states or Washington, D.C., and have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year. The deadline to apply is November 10th. More details here.

December

This offers awards up to $25,000 to a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in a 2 or 4 year college/university in the US. Applicants need to be U.S. citizens or legal residents. The deadline to apply is December 15th. Read more here.

This awards up to $1000 to current high school seniors in Berkeley County, who are intending to major in Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field. Students must have a computer with a webcam and internet access. The deadline to apply is December 19th. Learn more here.

This offers up to $24,000 to high school seniors residing in South Carolina. Students must have a high school transcript, SAT/ACT. The deadline to apply is December 1st. More info here.

This will pay the full tuition/fees, room and board, and study abroad experience. To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time South Carolina resident, a high school senior, be admitted to FMU, maintain a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, have a combined SAT Score of 1160 or higher; or a 24 or higher ACT Score, and have an interest in a career in public service. The deadline to apply is December 1st. Read more here.

This is for current seniors enrolled in a SC high school. Students must be SC residents, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend an accredited, four-year college or university in SC. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is December 2nd. Application found here.

Deadlines Vary

This covers full tuition and is for students in Duke University. Website found here.

 

This covers the full tuition. This is available to students in Duke University. Learn more here.

 

This gives awards that range from $500 to $8,000 per year to students that have passion in esports. It is important to note that different esport have different rank requirements. For more information click here.

 

This offers varied awards to support the education of deserving female students with financial need in higher education. To be considered, you must be a Christian woman who lives in one of the specified states. Read more here.

This awards up to $60,000. This is open to incoming freshmen of University of Minnesota. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. More details here.

This awards up to $6,700 for freshmen and $7,500 for sophomore, junior and senior years.  Half of the Scholarship is awarded in the fall term and half in the spring term.  To be eligible, applicants need to be residents of South Carolina and be a US citizen or permanent resident with a 3.0 GPA. Learn more here.

 

This awards up to $5000 to high school seniors residing in South Carolina. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen under state residency statutes. Applicants must also be a full time undergraduate. Read more here.

This awards up to $2,500 to students residing at South Carolina who are pursuing a degree. Students must also be a US citizen or legal permanent resident. More info. here.



This covers one program fee. This is available to current residents of South Carolina who meet specific program requirements. The scholarship can be used to pay for course registration fees and is available for designated workforce training programs only. Learn more here.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.