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Current Scholarship Total for the Class of 2014: $13,499,924

Final Scholarship Total for the Class of 2013: $18,255,383!

Scholarship Newsletters

May - August 2013 Scholarship Newsletter

April 2014 Scholarship Newsletter

March 2014 Scholarship Newsletter

January - February 2014 Scholarship Newsletter

November - December 2013 Scholarship Newsletter

September - October 2013 Scholarship Newsletter


New Scholarships!

MRHS PTSO Scholarship: The MRHS Scholarship Committee shall award 3 scholarships $1000 awards. Minimum weighted GPA of 3.0, student or student’s parents must be a current member of MRHS PTSO. Student must complete an application and write an essay on the provided topic. Applications are available in guidance or click here. Deadline has been extended to May 5th.

Rosa L. Poston and the Jeanette B. Sherrod Scholarships: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Union County Alumnae Chapter will award scholarships to African-American graduating senior women who have the desire to pursue post-secondary education in an accredited four-year institution. The Rosa L. Poston and the Jeanette B. Sherrod Scholarships commemorate the achievements of two members of the Union County Alumnae Chapter who have made major contributions to the children and families in Union County. Click here for application. Must be postmarked by May 6th, 2014.

Agnes Liles Trust Scholarship: The Education Foundation in partnership with UCPS is pleased to have the honor of awarding six $5,000 scholarships to Union County seniors on behalf of the Agnes Liles Trust. Agnes Liles was a hairdresser and her husband was a bus driver in Union County for many years. The trust states that the scholarships be granted to students with “character, demonstration of a desire to improve the general condition, and a willingness to work.” These scholarships will be paid directly to the student’s college of choice and are renewable for four years depending on the student’s ability to maintain an adequate grade point average. The application is due May 2nd via email or school courier to Amy Sperry in the Central Services building. Any applications that are not complete will be disqualified from consideration. Students may be asked to complete an in person interview with the scholarship committee composed of community volunteers and a UCPS Director. Recipients will be notified by mid-May regarding the status of their application.

The Gallery Collection's 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest has officially begun. They are offering entrants a chance to win $10,000 towards their education plus a $1,000 award for their school! With so many budget cuts, every bit helps. Entering the contest is easy and it is open to both students and active members of the United States Military. Entrants must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The entrant with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have his/her design made into an actual card to be sold in The Gallery Collection Greeting Card line. Contest submissions accepted from April 14, 2014 - February 18, 2015.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship: The University of South Carolina chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering two, one-time scholarships in the amounts of $1000, and $500 to incoming freshmen men for the 2014-2015 academic year. SigEp is a leadership organization that will award over $225,000 at 180 campuses across the country during the 2013-2014 academic year through the Balanced Man Scholarship. Our mission is to Build Balanced Men. Our goal is to reward men who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, as we believe they are two ideals essential to leading a balanced life. To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must submit an application by June 1, 2014 and enroll, full-time, at The University of South Carolina for the Fall 2014 term. Applicants can apply online by clicking here. Attached is an informational flyer about the scholarship explaining the scholarship and how to apply. Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship. Should you or your students have any questions concerning the Balanced Man Scholarship or the transition to The University of South Carolina, please contact Sigma Phi Epsilon Scholarship contact at (803)-572-2311, or grigsbdj@email.sc.edu.


Scholarship Nominations

For most scholarships, you will apply directly to the organization sponsoring the scholarship. For scholarships listed that require high school nomination, please contact Jessica Kanna to express interest by the listed deadline. She will contact you if additional information is needed in order for your information to be presented to the scholarship nomination committee. To help the guidance department with knowing which scholarships you may be interested or qualified for, please remember to be filling out your Senior Student Profile Sheet and resume to the guidance department ASAP if you haven't already done so.


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