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External Scholarship Applications and Guidelines

Palmetto Land Title Associations
Mary G. Webster Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: March
  • Award Value: $1,000
  • Available to South Carolina residents pursuing an education in a business-related field. The applicant must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior.

PCB Solutions
Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship Contest

  • Deadline: August 1 and December 1
  • Award: $1,000
  • Available to current full time undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students will submit a minimum 800-word essay on a given topic. 

Pelican Water Systems
College Scholarship Contest

  • Deadline: April/October
  • Award: up to $1500
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled full time. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic.

Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Scholarship (RTDNAC)
RTDNAC Dr. John R. Bittner Scholarships

  • Deadline: September
  • Award Value: up to $1,000
  • Available to rising juniors or seniors attending college in the Carolinas who are pursuing a major course of study with emphasis in broadcast or electronic journalism.

Rand Marketing
The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 5
  • Award Value: $1000
  • Available to high school seniors and currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must write minimum 250 word essay on a given topic.

Resume Companion
Bi-annual $1000 Scholarship

  • Deadline: Mid-December and Mid-July
  • Award Value: $1,000
  • Available to current or future full time college students. Applicant must submit a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character.

Rocky Mountain Mattress
Mark A. Forester Scholarship

  • Deadline: vary (see website for application cycles)
  • Award: $1,000
  • Available to currently enrolled undergraduate students. Students will submit a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America’s military heroes.

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program Information

  • Deadline:  February
  • Award Value:  up to $2,000
  • Available to students currently enrolled in 12th grade in a public school in South Carolina. Entries are in the form of creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts.

Car Safety Video Scholarship

  • Deadline: July 1 and December 5
  • Award: $1,500, $1,000, and $500
  • Available to current undergraduate students. Students will submit a 30 second to 5 minute video on car safety.
Various Opportunities

  • Deadline:  new opportunities throughout the year
  • Award Value:  varies
  • Various opportunities changing throughout the year, available to high school and college students. Most applications require a short essay on creative/fun topics.

Shift Insurance
The Drive to Learn Scholarship

  • Deadline:  March 1
  • Award Value: $1,000
  • Available to full-time undergrad and grad students. 7500-1000 word essay on given topic.

Sodexo Foundation
Stephen J Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

  • Deadline:  December
  • Award Value:  up to $5,000
  • Available to prospective college students who have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community through unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the U.S.

SC Association of CPAs
SCACPA Educational Fund Scholarships

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Award: varies
  • Available to South Carolina residents majoring in Accounting at a South Carolina college or university. Note: Links to National CPA organization(s) scholarship opportunities are also presented. 

South Carolina Nature-Based Tourism Association (SCNBTA)
Richard Mikell Annual Scholarship Award

  • Deadline:  December
  • Award Value:  $500
  • Available to students from any field of study such as marketing, environmental sciences and others. The scholarship is based on a 2000 word essay on “How to Improve Nature-Based Tourism Marketing” in the State of South Carolina. Submissions along with student’s contact information/degree of study, and a short paragraph by a student’s professor explaining why he/she should receive this scholarship, may be sent via email to: and are due no later than December 1, 2012.

South Carolina State Fair Scholarships
SC State Fair Scholarship Information

  • Deadline:  March 15
  • Award Value:  $1500 per year
  • Awarding fifty (50) full time South Carolina high school seniors.

South Carolina Wildlife Federation Scholarship
SCWF Application

  • Deadline:  October
  • Award Value:  varies
  • Available to students pursuing environmental education at South Carolina schools of higher education.

State Farm Community Service 
State Farm Community Service Scholarship

  • Deadline:  April 10
  • Award Value:  $2,500
  • Be an enrolled student at a Big South Conference institution with a cumulative collegiate GPA of 2.5 who has been involved in community service/volunteer work in the past 12 months.

Stay Fit in College
Stay Fit in College Scholarship Award

  • Deadline:  various deadlines throughout the year
  • Award Value:  $700
  • Available to any student that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or university.

Student Award Search Aid
B. Davis Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 23
  • Award: $1,000
  • Available to all high school juniors and seniors and currently enrolled undergraduate students. Students must submit an essay of less than 1000 words on a given topic.

Sunoco Rewards Scholarships (Creative Design and Digital Marketing)

  • Deadline: May
  • Award: $1000
  • Available to high school seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant will submit an original point-of-purchase or digital marketing campaign.

Talbots Scholarship Foundation
2012 Talbots Scholarship Foundation Eligibility and Application

  • Deadline:  January
  • Award Value:  up to $10,000
  • Available to female students who earned a high school diploma or GED before September 2002.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship

  • Deadline:  December
  • Award Value:  $5,000-$10,000
  • Available to undergraduate or graduate college students who have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field. 

Strom Thurmond Foundation
Strom Thurmond Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline:  March
  • Award Value:  varies
  • Available to South Carolina residents who are enrolled or who plan to enroll in colleges or universities located in South Carolina and demonstrate financial need based on family income and number of family members.

TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: November 4
  • Award value: $3000
  • Available to Freshman, Sophomore and Junior students enrolled full-time at an accredited 4-year university in the US. Submit 500-800 word essay on given topic.

Tidewater Charity Tournament Committee
Fold of Honor Foundation Scholarship 

  • Deadline:  November
  • Award Value:  up to $2,500
  • Available the spouse or dependent of an active duty or reserve soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman killed or disabled in the line of duty or currently classified as POW or MIA, or a service member who received a Purple Heart Medal.