Private or Portable Scholarships

Below is information on scholarships offered by various companies, organizations, and independent groups. Lander University does not award these scholarships, and in many cases, we do not have any information other than what is listed below. The list is sorted alphabetically by the name of the organization or group. In the case of a scholarship named for an individual, the listing is alphabetized by the last name.  These scholarships may be discontinued at any time without notice.

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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

The scholarship is sponsored by Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants. This is a $1000 scholarship.

The application process is a 500 to 1000 word essay on a different topic each year. For this years topic please visit the website at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.

High School Junior and Seniors may apply as well as currently enrolled undergraduate students. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 30. Application Deadline June 19.


ADD / ADHD

Students Scholarships are available to students who are diagnosed with ADD / ADHD. Please use the following link to locate them:  www.add.about.com/cs/adhdincollege/a/scholarships.htm


AES Engineers Scholarship

Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to one of the two questions that are posted on our site: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm Amount of award: $500. Application Deadline: October 4, 2013

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society sponsors scholarship programs for qualified minority applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, and students seeking a two-year degree in chemical technology. The programs are designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology. The goal of these scholarship programs is to aid in building an awareness of the value and the rewards associated with careers in science and to assist students in acquiring the skills and credentials needed for success in these areas.

The amount of each individual award will depend upon the availability of funding, the number of scholarships awarded, and evidence of financial need. Scholarships will be given up to a maximum of $5,000 per year. The awards in the ACS Scholars Program, as well as those in the co-sponsored programs are renewable.

Applications are available at: www.chemistry.org/scholars


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Scholarships

Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

The AICPA Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students provides competitive awards to outstanding full time undergraduate minority students at regionally accredited institutions to encourage their: selection of accounting as a major, entry into the profession and ultimately achieving the CPA designation. For purposes of this program, the AICPA defines minority students as those of Black, Native American, Pacific Island races, or of Hispanic ethnic origin. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. The maximum award is $5,000.

To be eligible for a minority undergraduate scholarship, applicants must:
  • be a declared accounting major (this must be indicated on your transcript) with an overall and accounting grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3;
  • have satisfactorily completed at least 30 semester hours, or 45 quarter hours, or equivalent college work, including at least six semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting; and
  • be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (12 semester hours or equivalent) at an accredited institution.

All applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from either a faculty member or a CPA. For more information and an application for the Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students, click here. The Deadline for this application is March 15, 2010.


Archibald Rutledge Scholarship

The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship encourages and recognizes academic and artistic excellence. Students compete for scholarships in creative writing , drama , music , and visual arts.

Awards: One-time scholarship - approximately $4,000.

Eligibility: Twelfth-grade students enrolled in a South Carolina public school and planning to attend a state college or university are eligible to participate in the scholarship competition. Jointly produced compositions are not eligible. Students receiving the scholarships must be United States citizens who have attended the state’s public schools for the past two consecutive years. High school student enrollment determines the number of entries a school can enter in each discipline area.

Contact: High School guidance counselor or Beth Cope at the State Department of Education, 803-734-8116


Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Nursing students who plan to enter a component of the US Army and are enrolled
    in a program not funded by the US Army.
  2. Nursing students who have previously served in a component of the US Army.
  3. Army Nurse Corps officers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a nursing
    or other eligible program not funded by the US Army.
  4. Army enlisted soldiers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a nursing
    program not funded by the US Army.
  5. Nursing students whose parent(s) and/or spouse are or have served in a component of the US Army.

General Info: Scholarships are for $3000 per selected student. There is not a military service requirement for this scholarship. ROTC scholarship recipients are not eligible. Applications can be found at e-anca.org. Application Deadline April 1.


ASCO Numatics

Awards: ASCO Numatics will award two $5000 scholarships to graduate or undergraduate engineering students pursuing careers in manufacturing, processing, or other industrial automation related disciplines. Additionally they will make a $1000 grant to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.

Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in and undergraduate or graduate program in engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation discipline at an accredited US educational institution for the 2010-2011 academic year. You must have completed your sophomore years of your bachelor's degree at the time of application. You must have a t least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a US citizen or legal US resident.

Contact: Applications can be submitted online at www.asconumatics.com/scholarship by June 30.


BigSun Scholarship for Athletes

All student athletes are eligibile to participate in this scholarship program regardless if the sport they are participating in. The student must be a High School Senior or attending a college or university. Applicants must write an essay based on a given topic.  The award amount is $500. For more information about the essay and how to apply visit their website at www.bigsunathletics.com Application Deadline June 24.


Byrd, Robert C. Scholarship

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program promotes academic excellence through federal funds.

Awards: The scholarship amount is determined by the amount of a United States Department of Education grant and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Eligibility: South Carolina high school seniors planning to attend post-secondary institutions within the United States, college entrance exam, and grade point average are among requirements.

Contact: Twelfth-grade guidance counselor for an application or Beth Cope at the South Carolina Department of Education, 803-734-8116


Byrnes, James F. Foundation Scholarship

Since the first scholarships were awarded by Governor James F. Byrnes in 1949, more than 985 young South Carolinians have been assisted in obtaining a college education.

  1. All applicants must have lost one or both parents by death.
  2. They must also have financial need and a satisfactory scholastic record.
  3. It is important that excellence in character, ability and enterprise be shown to indicate that the individual will make worthwhile contributions to society.
  4. Applicants must plan to pursue a bachelor's degree as scholarships cannot be used at technical schools or for associate degrees.
  5. Application Deadline February 15.

http://www.byrnesscholars.org/foundation/sclrshps.php 


 

Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc.

The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, scholarship administrative service that, in conjunction with leading businesses, individuals, and trust funds, awards scholarship dollars every year to deserving students. For more information on scholarships available, please see www.scholarshipprograms.org/.


Clapper, Anne Scholarship

The Greenville Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications is accepting applications for the Anne Clapper Scholarship. The organization will award a $500 scholarship to a student of any gender who is a rising college senior and pursuing a career in the communication industry. The scholarship will be awarded at the Chapter's annual Matrix awards on May 22. The scholarship was established in 1996 to honor Anne Clapper, who founded the chapter in 1991. Anyone interested in applying for the scholarship should log onto the the chapter website at www.awcgreenville.org.


C.G. Fuller Foundation Scholarship

C.G. Fuller Foundation scholarship is available to SC residents attending a SC college or university. The scholarship is available to current high school seniors entering the first year of college. Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA, at least 1100 on the SAT, and have a family income under $60,000. Deadline: April 1st. An application can be requested from the Lander University Financial Aid Office.

Inquiries can be made at:
C.G. Fuller Foundation c/o Bank of America
PO Box 448
Columbia, SC 29202-0448


DegreeDirectory Academic Business Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to Business Management, Information Systems Management, Marketing, Financial, Accounting, Human Resources Management and Entrepreneurship. The scholarship is $1000 awarded annually. Scholarship recipients may reapply for one additional award year. Students must be enrolled full-time. For a list of related majors and an application please visit their website at http://degreedirectory.org/pages/business_scholarship.html Application Deadline April 1.


Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities

The Ford Foundation offers a number of pre-doctoral, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships for minority students. national-academies.org/fellowships


Foster Care Scholarships

Casey Family Programs and The Orphan Foundation of American are pleased to announce that applications for college scholarships for students from foster care are now available for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Casey Family Scholars Program will award approximately 75 new scholarships for undergraduate study and career/technical training at accredited institutions and programs. A limited number of graduate school scholarships will also be awarded. Scholarships include support services.

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and other resources. Graduate scholarships are merit-based and provide $10,000 for post-graduate study in any field. Graduate scholarships are renewable for one year. The online application closes at midnight March 31, 2010.

Questions can be directed to:
Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) -- www.orphan.org
Tina Raheem at OFA -- (800) 950-4673
John Emerson at Casey Family Programs -- (206) 270-4921


Greenville Ad Club Scholarship Program

The Greenville Ad Club (GAC) Scholarship Program consists of a $1000 scholarship to be awarded August 1st of each calendar year. This is a one-time award. The student must be a rising college senior pursuing a degree in Education, attending full-time at an accredited college or university. Scholarship applications may be obtained online at www.gvilleadclub.org Application deadline April 1.


Greenwood Housing Authority

The Greenwood Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Carolinas Council of Housing, Redevelopment, & Codes Officials (CCHRCO) and South Eastern Regional Council (SERC) Scholarship Program. These scholarships are open to any member of a household who resides in Public Housing or under the Section-8 program and is pursuing a higher education.

Applications must be returned to the Greenwood Housing Authority no later than April 1. Questions or requests for assistance should be directed to Tracy Taylor at (864) 227-3670, ext. 24.


Gyles, John Scholarship

The John Gyles Education Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the U.S. They are the result of a private, benevolent endeavor established in 1990 with the help of a Canadian/American benefactor. Full Canadian or American citizenship is a requirement. Awards are available to both male and female students for all areas of post-secondary study. A minimum GPA of 2.700 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered. Selected students will receive up to $3000. Filing dates for mailing applications are April 1, June 1, and November 15, annually. Applications are available on-line at www.johngyleseducationcenter.com.


Greater Columbia Lioness Club

Must currently be a rising Junior or Senior or a graduate student in a four-year college or university in SC. Must be a resident of SC. Need shall be a consideration but not the main criteria. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Should be pursuing an education toward sight, hearing, speech conservation or a related field and must be majoring in one of these areas. $1000 Annual Award. Application Deadline May 1st.

For application, please contact:
Nancy B. Taylor, Chairperson
Scholarship Committee
Greater Columbia Lioness Club
106 Quail Field Road
West Columbia, SC 29170-1321
803-356-1258


Greenwood Women's Forum Scholarship

This scholarship was established to aid women who are seeking a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree. An applicant must be a female resident of Greenwood or surrounding counties, be accepted into an accredited program of study, must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree or have a minimum of 60 hours of undergraduate study with a cumulative GAP of 3.0 or higher.

For more information or an application, write to:
Greenwood Women's Forum, c/o Katy Phelan
114 Ashford Place
Greenwood, SC 29646


Hispanic College Fund Scholarship

The Hispanic College Fund is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Hispanic leaders. HCF accomplishes its mission by awarding scholarships to talented undergraduate students. HCF offers scholarship opportunities to students pursuing majors in business, science, and technology.

All applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizen residing in the 50 states or Puerto Rico
  • An undergraduate student
  • Plan to enroll full-time both fall and spring
  • Applying to or enrolled in a college in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • In good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA

HCF Business Scholarship--Student must be majoring in business, computer science, engineering, or business-related major. HCF Hispanic Explorers Scholarship--Student must be majoring in science, computer science, engineering, or NASA-related major.

Applications are available online at www.hispanicfund.org. Application deadline is April 15th.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund was established in 1975 to help Hispanic-American college students complete their education. All applicants must be:

  • of Hispanic Heritage
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (with permanent resident card)
  • A student at a community college
  • Plan to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university
  • In good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA

Applications are available online at www.hsf.net. Application deadlines vary based on scholarship program.


Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) will award up to $175,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and advanced degree students. The Institute's budget provides $175,000 in financial aid for students through two scholarship programs. IMA student members may be eligible for scholarship awards of up to $5,000. The IMA diversity program offers scholarship opportunities to non-member minority students. Student financial aid administrators can encourage accounting, finance, and information technology students to apply for an IMA scholarship award by obtaining an application at www.imastudents.org. The application, located at the website administration building, describes the various types of scholarship awards, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and the application process.

Applications must be submitted to IMA by February 15. Additional information regarding the scholarship program as well as the location of the nearest IMA student chapter is available via e-mail at students@imanet.org or at 800-638-4427 ext. 1543.


International Trade Scholarship

The Margaret A. Patrick & W. Don Welch International Trade Scholarship

An applicant must be a rising college junior or senior with a minimum 3.2 GPA and must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be enrolled in a SC college or university
  2. A SC resident attending any college or university
  3. a student enrolled in a college or university in North Carolina

The selection and ranking criteria are:

  1. Proven interest or experience in international trade or related area, to include work or volunteer experience
  2. Current academic standing and performance
  3. Narrative and letter of recommendation
  4. Honors and extracurricular activities

Visit the website www.scitc.org for the application. Application Deadline May 1.


Komen, Susan G. Foundation Scholarship

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of five scholarships valued up to forty thousand dollars each. Each scholarship would award a maximum of $10,000 annually to pay for tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board. In order to be eligible, applicants must be the children of a parent who has died from breast cancer, live in Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Laurens, Greenville, Greenwood, Pickens, Oconee, McCormick, Spartanburg or Union county, exhibit financial need, and plan to attend a state-supported college in their state of residence. The mission of the Komen Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through research, education, screening, and treatment. The Foundation believes that breast cancer affects not only the individual. This Award is one way we recognize that affect and address the resulting needs.

The competition will be conducted through Komen Headquarters located in Dallas, Texas. The Upstate South Carolina Affiliate of the Komen Foundation will select a candidate from among applicants for the scholarship in the above stated service area. For an application, visit www.komen.org/grants. For information, call 864-298-CURE. Application Deadline February 15.

The Upstate South Carolina Affiliate of
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Unit C3
Greenville, SC 29607
864-298-CURE (298-2873)
www.upstateraceforthecure.org


Leon Bradley Scholarship Program

This scholarship program is established to encourage more minorities to enter the teaching profession and awards two scholarships every year. $2000 goes to a student in their final year including student teaching. $1000 goes to a student who is a career changer entering the field of education. Students must provide a letter from the Dean of Education or designated representative, a letter of character reference and a transcript separately no later than the April 15th application deadline.

General Criteria:

  • Have an overall 3.0 GPA
  • Be a High School graduate or the equivalent
  • Submit a letter from the Dean of Education that the applicant has attained at least Junior status and met the required grade point average at the time of application for admittance into the teacher education program
  • Be a Minority or person of color in one of the following categories: American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic
  • Applicant must reside in one of the following states or be enrolled in a college or university in one of the following states: Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Use the following links to apply:
Leon Bradley Scholarship Online Application
Print & Mail Form


LeTendre Education Fund Scholarship, NAECHY

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth provides scholarship to students who are homeless or who have experienced homelessness.  For more infomration and an application, please visit the website at www.naehcy.org/letendre_app.html. Application Deadline September 17.


Madison, James Memorial Fellowship

Through a national competition, the Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution. The foundation seeks applicants committed to a career in teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary level.

Visit www.jamesmadison.com or call 1-800-525-6928


Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Applicant must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or registered as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution. (Scholarship awards are not available for graduate study.)

All applicants must be:

  • The son/daughter of an active duty or reserve U. S. Marine in good standing, OR
  • The son/daughter of a former U. S. Marine who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge or was killed while serving in the Marine Corps, OR
  • The son/daughter of an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corps, OR
  • The son/daughter of a former U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy.

Applications available online at Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
or can be requested via e-mail at mcsf@aosi.com. Deadline April 1.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 3008
Princeton, NJ 08543-3008
Phone: (800) 292-7777
Fax: (609) 452-2259
E-Mail: mcsf@marine-scholars.org


The Mary G. Webster Scholarship

The purpose of this award is to provide an annual scholarship to a rising sophomore, junior or senior S.C. resident who is enrolled in a four-year SC college or university and majoring in a business related field. A minimum GPA of 3.0 has been established. The amount of the annual scholarship is set by the Scholarship Committee and is presently $1000. Application deadline is March 9th. Applications are available by contacting: www.scplta.org or the Palmetto Land Title Association at (803) 957-8415.


National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

The NFB has a large and prestigious scholarship program whose awards are made solely to persons who are legally blind.

Application Deadline is March 31. Applications are available at www.nfb.org/services.htm.


National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship Program

The NIAF awards scholarships and grants to outstanding students for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students:

Category I: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.

Category II: Students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies, or a related field. Students must demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

Scholarships range from $2000 to $5000.

The application is available on the website www.niaf.org/scholarships/index.asp. Applications are due by April 30.


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Each year, the NSF offers graduate research fellowships in a variety of areas. Deadline for application is in the first week of November, annually. For more information, please visit their website at: www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm


National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)

Each year, the NPSC offers graduate doctoral fellowships in a variety of science and engineering areas. Deadline for application is November 5th, annually. Females and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Direct questions and requests to:
National Physical Science Consortium
University Village, Suite E212
3375 South Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: 800-854-NPSC or (213) 821-2409, fax (213) 821-2410
Email: npschq@npsc.org
Website: www.npsc.org


National Society of Accountants

  • Undergraduate students
  • "B" Average or better
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, attending a U.S. accredited school

Application Deadline is March 10.
www.nsacct.org/foundation.asp?id=578/


Native American Scholarship Resources

Each year, we receive questions about scholarship resources for Native Americans. Accordingly, we recommend pursuing searches in the following sites:

www.bie.edu/ParentsStudents/Grants/index.htm
www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml
www.fastweb.com
See Ford Foundation Scholarship (above)
www.gmsp.org
www.absolutelyscholarships.com


Pearce, Jim and Mary Scholarship

Beginning in 1985-86, Easter Seals of South Carolina began offering Jim and Mary Pearce Scholarships from its Endowment Fund. The purpose of these scholarships is to enable deserving students who are disabled (certifiable mobility impairment) to complete their college education and become productive citizens.

Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited two- or four-year institution in South Carolina. Preference will be given to South Carolina residents. Preference will be given to students carrying at least 9 hours and who are making satisfactory academic progress toward graduation. For purposes of these scholarships, disabled students are defined as those having some type of significant and medically certified mobility impairment. A statement from the physician will be required and must be dated within the past year.  Annual scholarships will generally not exceed $1000. Financial need must be demonstrated by completion of the FAFSA.

Applications and additional information are available at:  http://sc.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=SCDR_educationalscholarships


South Carolina Tax Council

Qualifications:

  • South Carolina Resident.
  • Must be a Student majoring in Accounting or taxation at a South Carolina 2 or 4 year college.
  • Must be either a rising senior at a 4 year college /university or a rising second year student leading to an Associates Degree in Accounting at a 2 year college or technical college.
  • Average GPA no less than 3.0 overall (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Average GPA in accounting no less than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Applications must be received complete with all attachments by May 15 in order to be considered. Scholarships will be awarded in June for the Fall Semester. A check will be mailed to you, payable to your school, before September 1st. Recipients will be invited to attend the June luncheon of the South Carolina Tax Council, which will be held during the Summer Seminar. Amounts of scholarships range from $500 to $1,000. The total amount to be awarded each year is decided by the SCTC Board of Directors and depends upon the number of qualified applicants. Application available at www.sctaxcouncil.org


Stillman-Kelley Award

The National Federation of Music Clubs competition for the Stillman-Kelley Award will be held. The audition is open to pianists or orchestral instrumentalists. The South Carolina winner will receive the Cornelia Freeman Award of $200 and will submit a tape to the National Competition. The National first place award is $1,000; second place is $500 and separate Thelma Byrum award in piano is $300.Entrants must be US citizens and not have reached the 17th birthday be March 1. A fifteen - twenty minute program should be prepared from memory and orchestral instrumentalists must provide their own accompanists.

Applications and repertoire requirements are available
by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Miss Margaret Beth Williamson
6408 Oakfield Rd.
Columbia, SC 29206. 

Applications are due by Feb. 1st.


Talbot's Women's Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Management Services, CSFA
1505 Riverview Road,
P. O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
Telephone: (507) 931-1682
Deadline-March 1, annually
www.talbots.com/about/scholar/scholar.asp


UNCF Scholarship Programs

Multiple scholarships with different requirements and deadlines. For more information go to www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarship.asp


Ursano, MG James Scholarship

Administered by the Army Emergency Relief

Applicants must be:

  • Dependent children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children of Army soldiers on active duty, retired, or deceased while on active duty or after retirement.
  • Registered in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS).
  • Unmarried for the entire academic year.
  • Under the age of 22 on June 1st after the year for which you are applying.

Applications are available at www.aerhq.org/

Application Deadline March 1.


USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship

Applicants must be:

  • Adjusted family gross income of $35,000 or less
  • Plan to enroll is post-secondary or vocational/tech school
  • US citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Application available at www.usafunds.org/scholarship.

Application Deadline Feb 15.


Verizon Wireless/UNCF Scholarships for High School Seniors

In honor of Black History Month, UNCF and Verizon Wireless (VZNW) have partnered to support high school seniors who are college-bound. The 2010 UNCF/VZNW Black History Month Essay contest is designed to allow qualified high school seniors the opportunity to earn college scholarships. Twenty-five eligible students will be selected for the 2010-2011 academic year. The winners will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 and select students will also receive a personal technology make-over including an HP Netbook, a Motorola DROID cell phone and/or Verizon Wireless gift cards. Seniors must apply by March 15, 2010.

Applications are available at www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarDetailSGA.asp?id=445


Walker, Cornelia G. Scholarship for Music

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors only who are planning to major in music at a SC college. This scholarship is for voice or instrumental majors and can be retained for four years.

Contact: Marybeth Shelley at (803) 787-7975


Ward, Lucile Parrish Veterans Award

The Lucile Parrish Ward Veterans Award and is being given by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Available to any veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States and whose service in the military caused a delay in the pursuit of a music career. The amount of the award is $2,000. Those eligible should have a high school diploma or GED. Also, applicant must have been accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in pursuit of an undergraduate degree, Masters Degree or Doctoral degree in the field of music.

Application forms may be downloaded from www.nfmc-music.org


Watson-Brown Foundation

Award: $3000 and $5000 scholarships to SC and GA residents from certain counties

Elgibility: See the website for a list of eligible counties.

Contact: For application procedures and a copy of the application go online to www.watson-brown.org/scholarships.

The deadline for this scholarship is February 15.


Wiesel, Elie-- Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Since 1989, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity has sponsored the Prize in Ethics Contest. The annual competition is intended to challenge undergraduate juniors and seniors in colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to analyze ethical questions and concerns facing them in today's complex society. All students are encouraged to write thought-provoking, personal essays.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered undergraduate, full-time junior or senior at an accredited college or university in the US or Canada.
  • Essays must be 3000-4000 words, in which students are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues, and identify dilemmas. The essay may take the form of an analysis that is biographical, historical, literary, philosophical, sociological, or theological. Essays may be written in formal or informal voice, but most importantly, and individual voice should be represented within the essay. Essays must be the original, unpublished work of the student and only one essay per student per contest year may be submitted.
  • Students must complete a Contest Entry Form along with their Faculty Sponsor. Any interested professor may act as a Faculty Sponsor and endorse the quality and authenticity of the student's essay.
  • In addition, students must include a letter from the Registrar verifying their full-time enrollment for the Fall semester.

Application forms may be obtained from: www.eliewieselfoundation.org Application Deadline Feb 12.