Superb Scholarships for Students in South Carolina for 2019-2020

We know you’re probably relaxing by the beach, not wanting to think about financing college tuition. We get it! Applying for scholarships is no walk in the park, but we’re making this easy for you with our scholarship search and application tool.

Check out this partial list of South Carolina scholarships to jump-start your financial aid!

South Carolina Scholarships

1. Cindy Mellen Stier Memorial Scholarship

Provider: Cindy Mellen Stier Memorial Fund

Amount: Up to $1,000

The Cindy Mellen Stier Memorial Scholarship is an annual one-time award given to a graduating high school senior intent on entering the field of education. The award is given with the hope that it may, in some way, help to flame the passion for education and learning that the late Cindy Mellen Stier so genuinely shared with those around her.

2. Terrance Hamilton STEM Scholarship

Provider: Niece of Terrance Hamilton

Amount: Up to $500 for 2 recipients

This scholarship is to honor the legacy and memory of Terrance N. Hamilton. The awards will be given to high school juniors or seniors with GPAs of 3.50+ GPA who are interested in a STEM major or trade school, and come from low-income families (earning $40,000 or less).

3. Justice for All Community Impact Scholarship

Provider: Kelly Villwock

Amount: Up to $500

This award will be granted to the student who demonstrates commitment to creating social change in Colleton County, South Carolina. This will be shown through a record of community service, academic achievement, and a brief essay regarding the mission of the scholarship and the student’s vision for public service.

4. James O. Thomason Scholarship

Provider: Hampton Wildlife Fund

Amount: Up to $8,000

This scholarship consists of $2,000* annually, for up to four (4) consecutive years, to help a student further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications. Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors.

5. South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Provider: South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Amount: Up to $50,000

Applicant must be planning to attend a traditional college/university on a full-time basis or a specialized/technical college/university on a part-time or full-time basis, in South Carolina. Our team’s entire focus is on personally providing the products, services, tools and forward thinking that allow members to focus on making their lives more satisfying.

Note: At time of writing, the new scholarship wasn’t yet live. Applications open for this school year in January 2020.

Still need help with financial aid and college scholarships?

Financing college tuition can be quite the process, and with so many scholarships out there, how do you know which ones are right for you? Start by submitting your FAFSA form as soon as possible on or around October 1, since this will help determine what financial aid you might qualify for.

Then, check out these additional South Carolina scholarship application options:

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Charlotte Lau

Charlotte remembers the anxiety of college application time, trying to get into a good university and then finding enough funds to pay for it. She joined Going Merry as Head of Growth, to help make that college process a little less stressful. Charlotte holds a BA from Stanford and a MPP from Oxford—degrees both funded by scholarships. For several years, she also tutored academic writing and edited college/fellowship applications, as a side hustle.

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