Benedict College General Scholarships
Benedict College is pleased to offer a scholarship to students earning a 2.5-4.0 grade point average and who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before June 30. The scholarship is valued up to $5,000 for sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Shawn Carter Foundation

  • High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools
  • US citizen or Permanent Resident 25 years old or younger
  •  Minimum 2.0 GPA

Deadline April 30th.

Solomon Jackson Foundation

  • The applicant must be a resident of the state of South Carolina for a minimum of four years.
  • The applicant must — Be in his or her senior year at a public high school. — Obtained a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma. — Be already enrolled as a full-time student in a program working toward an Associates or Bachelors Degree.*       
  •  The applicant must possess financial need
  • The applicant should have attended a public high school from the following preferred counties or school districts: Richland County, Fairfield County, Kershaw County, Marion County, Dillon 4, Hampton 2 School District, Florence 4 School District, Orangeburg 3 School District Consideration may be extended to applicants within Lee, Jasper and Allendale counties
  • The applicant must have demonstrated aptitude or achievement; such things as academic record and extracurricular activities are important.
  •  The applicant should have demonstrated outstanding citizenship such as having been active in community affairs.

Deadline April 15

Foot Locker Foundation

  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Complete FAFSA
  • High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior

Deadline May 31, 2018

UNCF/Koch Scholars Program

  • Minimum GPA 2.7
  • High School senior or college freshman

Deadline May 14th, 2018

Comcast NBCUniversal

  • Students who are current freshman and sophomores during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • 3.0 GPA

Deadline June 15

David M. Cline Scholarship
This scholarship consists of a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually
to a South Carolina resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a
major area of study in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science. Applicants are
thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process
established by the Board of Directors.

  • Must be a full-time resident of South Carolina and a senior in a public or private high
    school in South Carolina
  • Must attend an institution of higher learning in South Carolina
  • Must enroll in a major in law enforcement, criminal justice, forensics, or forensic science
    to qualify

Deadline: January 01, 2019

Watson-Brown Foundation (5,000)

  • High school seniors and undergraduate college students from 18 counties in Georgia and
    South Carolina
  • Recipients must attend four-year accredited U.S. college/university
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Deadline: February 15, 2019

RICOH Scholarship program

  • Must be a minority student enrolled as a FULL TIME college junior as of Fall 2018 (*Current college sophomore students, please be mindful, that at the conclusion of this year (2017-2018), you will be a junior in the fall and we are seeking to award juniors.)
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Have completed FAFSA
  •  Majoring in or have an academic focus in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, Business Operations.

Davis Scholarship for Women in STEM

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Majoring in a STEM Field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • College sophomore, college junior, or college senior in Fall 2018

Rudolph Canzater Scholarship

P.O. Pistilli Scholarship: 7 awards available for $4,000
Deadline: 3/09/18
The P.O. Pistilli Scholarship is available to high school seniors who demonstrate high achievement in math and science courses. To be eligible, you must express a strong desire to pursue a career in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science and demonstrate substantial financial need. Additionally, you must be part of an underrepresented group (female, African – American, Hispanic, Native American, and disabled students). You must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. resident at the time of application, and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. Click here for more information.

Ron Brown Scholar Program: 10 awards available for $40,000
Deadline: 1/09/19
The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year). High school senior applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, Inc. STEM Scholarships: $1,000
Deadline: 4/01/18
The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a demonstrated desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are eligible. Requirements include a personal statement, a list of STEM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program for Minority Students: 30 awards available for $3,000
Deadline: 5/04/18
The ESA Foundation scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA. Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students. Women and minority students are eligible to apply, so long as they are U.S. citizens and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Students must also be pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund
Deadline: 4/30/18
The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund's mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. We are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and health care related fields. Click here for more information.
The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship: $2,000
Deadline: 4/01/18

The mission of the Herbert Lehman Fund is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality for all people by supporting talented undergraduate students who need financial help to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor's degree. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors; first-year students in an accredited four-year college; or students transferring to an accredited four-year college. Demonstrated financial need is required, as well as a commitment to public service. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Bellesoma Method is offering a $1000 scholarship to students! We would like to make this readily available for your students.

The Bellesoma Method Scholarship was created so students can have some assistance with their college or university expenses. College is not only a necessity to ensuring that you have a profitable career, but it is also expensive to get the degree you need. Our scholarship is available to all students who have a goal of going to college but lack the resources to cover the costs. To be considered for this scholarship you will need to write a 500-word essay answering a simple question – there is no right or wrong answer. A member of our staff will select a winner in November 2018. This winner will receive $1000 towards their education.

You are eligible to receive the Bellesoma Method Scholarship if you meet one of the below requirements. A high school senior that has already been accepted into a college or university.
A current student that isn’t in their last year at their current college or university.

To be considered for this scholarship you need to write a 500-word essay answering the following question:
“What technological advancements can change the medical profession?”

Winner Selection & Deadline To Apply
Deadline: November 1st 2018

The winner will be selected in November 2018. The winner will be contacted by December 2018 and will have two weeks to respond before another winner is selected.
Link to apply:
The Rusty Tweed Economic Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding high school student or undergraduate in economics or finance related courses. Recipients of the scholarship are high school seniors or college undergraduates who have demonstrated excellence in their studies of economics or finance, and who have maintained a high-level of academic performance. The scholarship was founded by Rusty Tweed, president and owner of Tweed Financial Services.
One candidate will be chosen to receive $1,000.
To be considered, please answer the following question:
Why does economics matter to you? Essays with a compelling personal voice will help set your entry apart.

Terms and Conditions for entry

  • Complete the short essay prompt and fill out each section of the form below to be eligible
  • The short essay should be no more than 600 words.
  • Eligibility information is as follows:
    • High school students graduating this school year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
    • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.
      • Undergraduates enrolled in college do not have to be pursuing an economic major to be eligible

The South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society is seeking applications for its annual Phillip M. Fields Scholarship Award. The Society intends to award a $4,000 scholarship to the successful applicant in the fall of 2018. Scholarship funds are provided directly to the student and may be used by the recipient to cover costs associated with education and research expenses. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as full time undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited college or university in the United States. Course work or research in an area related to the biology, ecology or management of aquatic plants in the Southeast is also required. Applications must be received no later than June 1, 2018 and will be evaluated on the basis of relevant test scores (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.), college grades, quality and relevance of course work or research, a proposed budget, information obtained from references, and other related considerations. Other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants enrolled in Southeastern and South Carolina academic institutions. The successful applicant may be requested to present an oral report on research activities at the annual meeting of the Society. Application forms and additional information are available at Note: All application information is to be submitted electronically. Steven J. de Kozlowski, Chairman, Scholarship Committee, SCAPMS
803-600-7538; is offering a $1,000 scholarship every year to help increase sleep health awareness and offset the costs of higher education. This scholarship is available to eligible HS seniors, current college students, and graduate students. All of the details can be found here:

WEWS News 5 is accepting application packets for the JoAnne Robinson Memorial Scholarship established in 1999 to honor the memory of Executive Producer JoAnne Robinson. The scholarship is open to African-American college students who aspire to become broadcast journalists.

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