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South Carolina is a state of firsts. It was the first of the colonies to declare independence from Great Britain. Following that it was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation. Then later, it became the first state to succeed from the Union in the days before the Civil War. Some people are just born to lead.

South Carolina has 80 colleges and universities. These institutions are diverse in character, ranging from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges, trade schools and military academies. Clemson University, with its undergraduate enrollment of approximately 17,000 students, sits at the large end of the spectrum. At the other end, Wofford College in Spartanburg is a small liberal arts college founded before the Civil War and still using its original campus.

If you are interested in finding help funding your college education in South Carolina, you should check out the links below. You will find a host of scholarship opportunities for college majors such as nursing, education, environmental science, architecture and a whole lot more. Keep reading to find out all you need to know to secure the college scholarship you need. 

Chris Ebbers Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to one occupational therapy student and one occupational therapy assistant student within the state of South Carolina. Scholarship amount TBD. Please check the website for any changes on the deadline of application.

The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 Number of awards: 1 per year License Requirement: Active General Class license or higher Region: Residence and attending school in the ARRL Roanoke Division (NC, SC, VA, WV) Field of Study: Bachelor's degree or higher in electronics, communications, or related fields

Women of Distinction Newtork's Annual Scholarship

Women of Distinction Network will provide five young ladies with a brand new laptop computer that rewards students who have made a positive change in their lives. Award Criteria: 1. Applicant must be registered in a technical college or four year institution. 2. Applicant must be a senior level high school student or already attending a technical college or four year institution. 3. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident with a permanent resident ID card living in South Carolina. 4. Applicant must be willing to take a picture to upload on the organization's website (Your picture will only be displayed for scholarship award purposes. WODN will not use your picture in any other capacity) Application Process: Visit WWW.WODN.COM for our application or contact President Vanessa Guyton at vanessagwod@gmail.com Applicant must submit the following items: 1. Applicant must be registered in a technical college or four year institution. 2. Applicant must be a senior level high school student or already attending a technical college or four year institution. 3. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident with a permanent resident ID card. 4. Applicant must be present for the organization's Scholarship Ball to receive award. 5. Applicant must be willing to take a picture to upload on the organization's website (Your picture will only be displayed for scholarship award purposes. WODN will not use your picture in any other capacity.) DEADLINE for the application is February 20, 2015 Announcement of scholarship recipients: March 7, 2015

Morton B. Duggan, Jr. Memorial Education Recognition Award

The American Respiratory Care Foundation may award up to $1,000 in memory of Morton B. Duggan, Jr. Applicants/nominees are accepted from all states, with preference given to candidates from Georgia and South Carolina. This award consists of a certificate of recognition, coach airfare, one night's lodging, and registration for the AARC Congress. Requirements Completed application form. Must provide verification of enrollment in an accredited respiratory care training program. Must provide official transcript verifying a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent. An original referenced paper on some aspect of respiratory care. The paper should include a cover page giving only the title of the paper. The paper should be devoid of any information such as the applicant's name, address, or school that could provide a bias in the evaluation. Must provide letters of recommendation from the program director or other senior faculty member and from the medical director or other physician instructor attesting to: a) approval of candidate's paper, b) candidate's worthiness for the award, and c) candidate's potential for a career in the profession of respiratory care.

Richard Goolsby Scholarship

Description: Provides scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students who have shown a career interest or demonstrated practical experience in the plastics industry. Minimum Eligibility: Be a full-time student in good academic standing Be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This includes but is not limited to chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and business administration. Be a rising college sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year college or two-year technical school or A graduate of a four-year college seeking to obtain a post-secondary graduate degree.

KASF Scholarship - Southern Region

Qualifications for Scholarship Eligibility: Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Southern region states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, or Tennessee). Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Can demonstrate need for financial assistance. Your category depends on what your status will be during the next school year, as follows: High School Juniors - Scholarships awarded based on achievement (not based on financial need). High School Seniors with plans to attend college in the next school year - The chosen college must be within the Southern region. You must include a copy of your acceptance letter. College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors - The school you are attending must be within the Southern region. College Seniors - You must be planning to attend a graduate or professional school in the Southern region during the next school year. You must submit a letter of acceptance from the graduate or professional school. Graduate Students - You must be continuing your studies in the next school year at a school within the Southern region. Current non-students are eligible if they can provide documentation (acceptance letters, signed commitment letters, or other documents showing commitment to attend) indicating they will be a full time student in one of the above categories in the next school year. Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the next school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.

ASHRAE David C. J. Peters Scholarship

A one-year $5,000 scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate mechanical engineering student enrolled full-time in a four or five year bachelor degree program at one of the institutions listed below. The scholarship was created by Southland Industries in honor of David Peters, a tireless advocate of recruiting quality and ASHRAE member. California State University (CSU) at Chico San Diego Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Cal Maritime Long Beach Pennsylvania State University North Carolina State University Virginia Tech Clemson University University of Nebraska at Lincoln Omaha University of Nevada at Las Vegas Reno Oklahoma State University University of Texas at Austin Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and submit the following on or before the application deadline: Official transcript of college grades (College freshmen whose grades are not available by the application deadline must submit an official transcript of high school grades and verification of enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution). Transcript must be mailed. Photocopies will not be accepted. Three signed letters of recommendation as follows: one from an instructor or faculty advisor, one from a current or past employer, and one from another character reference (other than a family member). In the case of institutions with an ASHRAE student branch, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation.

SE4A Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist students who are pursuing a career in gerontology or geriatrics. Selection of Recipient(s): To apply for the scholarship, a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited university within the eight Southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina. The following criteria will be used to rank nominations: 25 percent - Financial need 25 percent - Application aptness 10 percent - Writing skills 15 percent - Maintain 2.5 GPA 10 percent - Commitment to do volunteer work with elderly

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship

Available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution that meets one of the following: The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch or The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). For a list of eligible schools or accredited programs recognized by ASHRAE for the purpose of granting a scholarship, click on the links provided (see website) or contact Lois Benedict at lbenedict@ashrae.org or call 678-539-1120 (direct). A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering or architecture student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia) provided at least one of the following criteria is met: The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE Student Branch or The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) www.naab.org

Tractor Supply Company Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Applicant must complete financial analysis section of application and exhibit financial need. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin required. Recipients shall allow Tractor Supply Company to use photographs of themselves and their families in company advertising.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $3,000. Not guaranteed.

Fastline Publications Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing. Seventeen $1,000 scholarships to a member from Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina; Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Pennsylvania or New York; Washington, Oregon or Idaho; Ohio; Oklahoma; Alabama, Georgia or Florida; Tennessee; Texas; Wisconsin. In addition, seven scholarships are available to FFA members pursuing a two-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing to the states of Kansas; Kentucky; Nebraska; Ohio; Oklahoma; Texas; Alabama, Georgia or Florida. Applicants must live on a family farm, exhibit strong leadership skills, financial need and demonstrate interest in managing a farm.AWARD: 24 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming required. No more than one scholarship per state.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: scholarship@greatclubs.com YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

Ann Wright Hart/Nashville Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

The scholarship shall be awarded to: 1. A freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior collegian member of Alpha Eta/Vanderbilt University or Eta Phi/Belmont University or with a permanent address in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area who will pursue an undergraduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 2. Should no applicants meet the criteria stipulated in #1, the scholarship shall be awarded to a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior collegian member of a college chapter in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, or Tennessee who will pursue an undergraduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 3. Should no applicants meet the criteria stipulated in #1-#2, the scholarship shall be awarded to any collegian or alumna member of the Fraternity who will pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree during the year for which the scholarship is awarded. 4. In the event Alpha Eta is disestablished and ceases to exist, unless and until Alpha Eta is reestablished, the scholarship shall be awarded to a collegian or alumna member of Alpha Eta, a collegian member of Eta Phi, or a collegian member with a permanent address in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area who is qualified under the Foundation's then current general scholarship criteria. Should no members of Alpha Eta or Eta Phi or members with a permanent address in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area qualify, the scholarship shall be awarded to any collegian or alumna member of the Fraternity who is qualified under the Foundation's then current general scholarship criteria. 5. In the event Eta Phi is disestablished and ceases to exist, unless and until Eta Phi is reestablished, the scholarship shall be awarded to a collegian or alumna member of Eta Phi, a collegian member of Alpha Eta, or a collegian member with a permanent address in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area who is qualified under the Foundation's then current general scholarship criteria. Should no members of Alpha Eta or Eta Phi or with a permanent address in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area qualify, the scholarship shall be awarded to any collegian or alumna member of the Fraternity who is qualified under the Foundation's then current general scholarship criteria.

Betty MacDonough Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:# Open to: Junior undergraduate members of Delta Phi/Clemson# Additional Criteria: none

Christa McCluggage Scholarship

The scholarship shall be awarded to a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior collegian member of Omicron/University of Southern California who will pursue an undergraduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 2. Should no applicants meet the criteria stipulated in #1, the scholarship shall be awarded to a senior collegian or an alumna member of Omicron/University of Southern California who will pursue a graduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 3. Should no applicants meet the criteria stipulated in #1-2, the scholarship shall be awarded to any collegian of the Fraternity who will pursue an undergraduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. Please check the website for any changes on application deadline.

Ruth Rabbe Hager Scholarship

Undergraduate members of chapters in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia.  Initiated collegian or alumnae members of Kappa Alpha Theta in good standing with the Fraternity who will pursue an undergraduate degree during the next Academic Year. (New Members may apply, but should have signed Loyalty Pledge cards submitted to the Fraternity by the application deadline.)  Students who expect to have eligible academic expenses not funded by other scholarships or grants. Theta membership dues are not an eligible academic expense.  Applicants with applications and References’ recommendation forms submitted by the application deadline.

Kids' Chance of South Carolina, Inc. Scholarship

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must have a parent or guardian who has been fatally or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident, meeting the criteria of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act and resulting in financial need. Applicants must also meet the following requirements: Applicants must be bound for postsecondary (post high school) education. Applicants must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award. Applicants must be under the age of 25 years old at the time of the full disbursement of the scholarship award. Applicants must be entering to study or already studying and attending an accredited two or four-year university or vocational school. Applicants must have at least one custodial parent, step-parent or legal guardian who has been seriously injured or killed in a work-related accident that has been documented and found to be compensable by the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. Applicants are eligible for the equivalent of 4 traditional years (8 traditional semesters) of scholarship award.

Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

Giving limited to GA and SC.

Lyceum Scholars Program

The Lyceum Scholars Program is America's first academic program dedicated to studying the moral, political and economic foundations of a free society. The program takes a Great Books approach to studying liberty, free markets, the American Founding and moral character. It is a four-year academic program open to incoming freshmen at Clemson University. As a close-knit learning community, the Lyceum Scholars program helps students form lifelong friendships with others who share their interests. In addition, it introduces them to renowned academics, helps them discover their passions and achieve their goals, and opens doors to opportunities at think tanks, policy centers and philanthropic foundations across the country. 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 graduating class. In these classes, Lyceum Scholars study the moral principles of a free society, the political ideals of the American Founding and the economic foundations of capitalism. Drawing inspiration from the Lyceum School founded by Aristotle in Ancient Greece, we have created a philosophically oriented academic program that presents students with ideas that are fundamental, timeless and life-changing. At the end of this unique course of study, students will graduate with a robust training in the intellectual skills of being serious and honest thinkers, articulate speakers and eloquent writers. Additionally, students will be thoroughly familiar with the essential ideas that form the foundation of free institutions, thus preparing them to move into careers in law, academia, policy making and business. Each Lyceum Scholar is assigned their own Socratic tutor, who mentors their intellectual and character development while at Clemson. This mentorship help students to connect theory (i.e., the ideas they learn in class) with real-life practice and to develop their own sense of moral character.

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