College Financial Aid & Scholarships
The cost of higher education at both public and private institutions continues to escalate. Many of the more expensive schools can become affordable if there is sufficient financial need-based assistance available.
Regarding cost, a college education should be viewed as a major life-time investment; one that will appreciate over time and add to a higher quality of life.
Financial need is determined by subtracting what the parent and student can afford, EFC (Expected Family Contribution), from the total cost of attendance.
Financial assistance can include loans, grants, scholarships, and work opportunities. There are three basic financial aid application forms to be aware of: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is used by all colleges; the College Scholarship Service PROFILE which is used primarily by private institutions, and an institutional form that an individual college may have created itself. Be prepared to complete any combination of these forms if you are applying for need-based financial aid. You are required to complete these forms online.
FOR CLASS OF 2020
Since it began in 1999, African American Leadership Greenville (AALG) has grown from a group of 39 to more than 400 members contributing nearly $425,000 annually to this community. AALG serves to unite African American leaders in Greenville County under a banner of philanthropy, volunteerism and community change.
AALG members participate in a range of service opportunities, from mentoring teens in area schools to participating in United Way Hands On Greenville Day. Year-round networking and social events provide a great opportunity to connect with other community leaders, both personally and professionally.
Since its inception, AALG’s focus has been high school graduation. We are pleased to now be able to further our work and assist students with the next vital step through our AALG scholarships. Applicants must be:
- African American high school seniors and residents of Greenville County;
- Planning to pursue a degree, certication or trade at an accredited institution;
- Involved in their community;
- Able to carry a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Application closes Monday, March, 16, at 11:59 p.m. Want to support the scholarship fund? Click here to make your gift.
The South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (SCCAWS) annually offers a scholarship to an incoming female college freshman from South Carolina. The scholarship is a one-time monetary award presented to a student who plans to major in education.
DUE MARCH 20 TO MRS. BUTLER
The South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (SCCAWS) and Trophies by “M” annually offer a scholarship to an incoming female college freshman from South Carolina. The scholarship is a one-time monetary award in the amount of $1000 presented to a student who plans to major in the medical field.
DUE MARCH 20 TO MRS. BUTLER
On Friday, February 1st, our 2020 scholarship application and eligibility requirements became available on our website at www.scstatefair.org. The students will have until March 15th to submit their applications online.
This student must be planning to attend a public or private college, university, or technical college in the state of South Carolina. The South Carolina State Fair will award fifty (50) $6000 scholarships to students across the state to be paid at the rate of $1500 per year over a four year period. The fifty 2020 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair.
Calling all STEM Scholars!
Lockheed Martin launched a new scholarship program in 2019 to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world!
We are continuing to award scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.
Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year open January 15, 2020 and will close March 12, 2020.
- U.S. Citizen.
- Current high school seniors with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA.
- Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
- Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance.
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
APPLICANTS MUST BE THE CHILD OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
- A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
- Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*
- A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*
*Veterans must have received an honorable discharge. A discharge status of other, general, under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.
Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
- Family adjusted gross income for the 2019 tax year that does not exceed $103,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income.
- Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2020-21 academic year.
*Applicants and awarded scholars attending a Federal Service Academy or a school not listed on College Navigator are not eligible for an award.
*Applicants who have an undergraduate degree, are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, or are attending graduate school of any kind are NOT eligible.
*Applicants who have served, or are serving, in the U.S. military are required to provide a Statement of Service or DD214 showing honorable character of service.
|The scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year opened on January 1, 2020, and will close on March 3, 2020. For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit mcsf.org/apply.|
Purpose of Scholarships
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.
You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
How to Apply
Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 5, 2020
Submit essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.
Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
The SCCCW Reverend William F. Pentis Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 to honor Father Pentis, an Oratorian Father, who served as Moderator for the SCCCW, providing spiritual support for more than 30 years. His work with Council was a labor of love.
This merit-based scholarship grants one $1,500 award to its recipient.
• Eligible students must be female South Carolina residents, who are graduating seniors planning to attend an institution of higher education (e.g., university, college, junior college, or technical school).
• Student must be a Catholic in good standing, and a letter of recommendation from an ecclesiastical body (e.g., priest, brother, deacon, or nun), a Director of Religious Education (DRE), or a Youth Minister is required.
• Student must be actively involved in school life and the community.
• Submissions must be received by the deadline; no late applications will be considered.
Submissions MUST Include:
• A completed application signed by both the student and a guardian.
• A referral letter from a high school or home school official (i.e., principal, teacher, or school counselor).
• A high school transcript.
• A copy of the university/college/school acceptance letter—only ONE is required.
• A letter of recommendation from an ecclesiastical body, DRE, or Youth Minister—only ONE is required.
• Additional materials submitted (e.g., photos, press releases, extra letters, etc.) are not necessary and will not be considered.
• An essay not more than two typed pages on the topic, “What part will spirituality, leadership, and service play in my life in the future?”
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2020
Open to incoming freshmen, the Lyceum Scholars Program is the first college program in the US to use a Great Books approach to studying liberty, capitalism, the American Founding, and moral character.
All Lyceum Scholars are assigned faculty “Socratic Tutors” who guide their intellectual development for their entire four-year education.
Those interested in becoming Lyceum Scholars should apply in their senior year of high school to Clemson University and to the Lyceum Scholars Program.
All Lyceum Scholars receive a $10,000 scholarship, which is disbursed over their four years at Clemson University.
In exchange for this scholarship, students in the program take a sequence of eight courses with the other Lyceum Scholars in their entering class.