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 2022
Please click the scholarships below for more information on how to apply. Most scholarships are a one-time award of $500. All applications are open until May 1st, 2022.
- Study.com Scholarship for Future Teachers
- Study.com Scholarship for Black Students
- Study.com Scholarship for Women in STEM
- Study.com Scholarship for Latin American Students
- Study.com Scholarship for Latin American Women
- Study.com Scholarships for Black Women
- Study.com HBCU Scholarship
- Study.com Scholarship for Women in Science
- Study.com Scholarship for Black Nursing Students
- Study.com Scholarship for Women in Engineering
- Study.com Scholarship for Women in Computer Science
- Study.com Scholarship for First Generation College Student
- Study.com Scholarship for Students with ADHD
- Study.com Scholarship for Military Children
- Study.com Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia
- Study.com Scholarship for Women in Environmental Science
- Study.com Scholarship for Asian American Students
- Study.com Scholarship for Pacific Islanders
PB&J Scholarship 2022
Who: This annual scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. With no GPA requirement, students are encouraged to apply as this scholarship is meant to be inclusive. Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to medical issues, peer issues (bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.), family issues (divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.), etc.
- Be a current High School Senior
- Plans on attending a 2 or 4 year college next school year
Award: Up to $1,000 awarded
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Academic Common Market
Looking for a college degree not offered in the state of South Carolina? Are you interested in majoring in uncommon programs like Audio Production, Interior Design, Neuroscience, Aerospace Engineering, Music Business, Interior Architecture, etc.? The Academic Common Market may be able to help. Many students qualify for in-state tuition to study in other states. The average tuition savings per student in 2020-2021 was $14,139!
Check out this attached brochure for much more information about Academic Common Market.
CatholicCollegeInfo.com is offering a monthly $300 scholarship drawing in addition to a $1500 annual scholarship drawing. Head over to their website to enter for your chance to win!
For Class of 2023 & 2024
The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, impact-driven undergraduate scholarship awarded annually to 10-15 exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service, extracurricular activities, and academics. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their peers in their desire to directly impact their communities and in the world at large. Our Scholar aspires to contribute to positive forces for change and plans to tailor their education to that end. The Cameron Impact Scholarship covers the full tuition, fees, and books at any accredited U.S. based college or university that the recipient chooses to attend.
As a merit-based program, the Cameron Impact Scholarship is open to all applicants who meet the GPA and citizenship requirements, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation or any other background factors. We are looking for young leaders with demonstrated passion and commitment to any variety of positive impact.
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE CLASS OF 2023
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2022 (max 3,000 applications will be reviewed, so if you're planning to apply, do so early)
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 9, 2022 (*If maximum number of applications has not yet been exceeded.)