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AES Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.  Amount of award: $500.  Deadline is every October.



Adventographer Travel Scholarship

Adventographer believes that travel is a catalyst for change, for personal growth, for acceptance and tolerance.  The Adventographer staff are proud to offer a biannual $1500 scholarship to one lucky applicant in the fall and spring semesters. Students will submit a photo that they took while traveling (locally or abroad). A 1000-word short format essay of why that memory or moment is special to them is also required. There are no limits aside from your creativity. – Any photo you took while traveling can compete! Applications for the Fall semester are due September 1. Applications for the Spring semester are due February 1. 




AIS TechnoLabs Marketing Scholarship

The youth are the future leaders of tomorrow for any country. AIS TechnoLabs wants to help provide opportunities for students in the fields of marketing, journalism, and similar internet marketing fields. They believe this is key to successfully cultivate the future of the tech sphere, across search engine optimization and beyond, for years to come.




ASCO Numatics Engineering College Scholarship 

ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate's potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies.  Scholarship recipients may be eligible for an ASCO Numatics internship. The deadline to apply is April.



ASQ Charleston Student Scholarship Program 2018

The American Society for Quality- Charleston is offering a scholarship to give back to the students of Charleston!



AT&T $1,000 Scholarship

Put on your thinking caps and show off your knowledge about all things Internet! Create an infographic that depicts how the growth around the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices are creating smart cities and what efficiencies have come from it. Your infographic should be original, factual, engaging, and fun. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.





AWS (Amazon) Educate Scholarship

AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students resources for building skills in cloud technology. It is a no-cost curriculum that gives access to content, training, pathways, AWS technology, and a job board with employment opportunities. 






Baptist Foundation of South Carolina Trustee Scholarship

The Baptist Foundation awards Trustee scholarships annually from funds contributed by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  A minimum of three trustee scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to Christan vocations. Find more information on the Baptist Foundation Trustee Scholarship hereDeadline is April 30 of each year. The application is below.




BigSun Athletic Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. A 500-1,000 word essay is required in order to apply for the scholarship.



BluePay STEM Scholarship

Payment processing is already driven and enabled by technology. Successful execution in the future of payments requires educated minds that focus on both business goals and cutting edge innovation. BluePay their continuing our support of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.


APPLICATION Travel Essay Scholarship Contest

Students must submit a 700-1000 word essay about a travel related experience or topic. The winning essay will be featured on the blog and will also secure the winner a one-time scholarship of $1000.



CampusRN Scholarship Program

CampusRN has launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with the creation of the CampusRN state edition network. This nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites. CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to needy and deserving nursing students in each region. The deadline for applications is May 1 of each year.



Capital Auto Auction Annual Scholarship


As the world grows more complex and demanding, it becomes more apparent that education is critical to solving the problems of both our nation and the world. Capital Auto Auction wants to help provide more individuals with the opportunity to get a solid education and make a difference. What better way is there to move toward this goal than to help pave the way for tomorrow’s leaders? Tshow support, Capital Auto Auction has created this scholarship to support students pursuing STEM-related degrees.






Carolina Children's Home Scholarship Program
Carolina Children's Home of Columbia, SC is offering several scholarships to Richland, Lexington, Calhoun, Sumter, Kershaw, Newberry, and Fairfield county residents. Students must be studying in the fields of Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or Medicine. 



CDPAP Department of Edison HHC Educational Scholarship

CDPAP Department of Edison Home Health Care offers one $1,000 educational scholarship annually. To apply, please submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay outlining what you would do to improve healthcare. Topics of discussion can be broad and span areas such as systematic issues (e.g. insurance structures), treatment methodologies, patient psychological well-being, or even specialty specific areas. Don’t be afraid to be creative!





CG Fuller Foundation Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be a South Carolina resident, an incoming freshman, demonstrate financial need, academic achievement & leadership qualities. Applicant must score at least an 1100 on SAT (reading and math) or 24 on ACT (composite). The family's adjusted gross income must be $60,000 or less.  Deadline to submit the application is April 1st of each year.



CGTrader Scholarship

CGTrader is one of the world's leading 3D model platforms. CGTrader offers one $2,000 first-place scholarship and two $500 runner-up scholarships to the students that submit the best essays.



Charleston Baptist Association Woman's Missionary Union "Wilbur C. Horldt" Scholarship

The Charleston Baptist Association Woman's Missionary Union is offering the Wilbur C. Horldt Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) to a worthy student attending Charleston Southern University!



Chase Rubin Foundation Scholarship

Chase Rubin believes that all young adults can benefit from furthering their education after college. However, he also knows that the price of education is increasing and not decreasing. Therefore, he created the Chase Rubin Foundation Scholarship to help one student each year become one step closer to completing their chosen degree program by giving them a $1000 scholarship. To apply for this scholarship you simply have to write a 500-word essay.





Christian Community Credit Union Scholarship

Christian Community Credit Union offers Scholarships for Success to its members attending College, a University, or Seminary. Eligible students must be full-time undergraduates enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester or graduate students enrolled in six or more hours per semester. The maximum scholarship is $4,000 for Undergraduate students; $2,000 for Graduate students. Application for membership and scholarship can be submitted at the same time. Applications must be submitted by the end of March.



Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation Religious Scholars Program

The Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation is offering a $5,000 scholarship for graduate students that are studying to go into the Ministry. As part of their mission to Protect the Greater Good, the foundation believes helping young, vibrant religious leaders today will ensure strong faith-based communities of tomorrow. The Religious Scholars Program is open to full-time students across the country who are in an advanced degree-seeking religious studies program. Students serving in their final year of an internship program are also eligible to apply. Students across all denominations are encouraged to apply.




CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest

CJ Pony Parts is offering two (2) non-renewable $500 scholarship to students. This scholarship is open to all fields of study and majors. Students must create a short video. Deadlines and submission information can be found on the scholarship's website.



Consumer Essentials Online Marketing Scholarship

Consumer Essentials wants to help give back by providing one individual with initiative, passion, and charisma an academic scholarship.. Consumer Essentials is offering one (1) $1,000 essay scholarship to a student studying Business or Information Technology. 




Create and Go Design Your Future Scholarship


The development of Create and Go was fueled by a passion for writing and following our dreams of making a living by blogging. Create and Go is are offering a scholarship to one undergraduate student who can elaborate their own dreams and how they plan on fulfilling designing their future in a well written and personal piece.




DECASO "Future Quest" Scholarship

DECASO is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, they want to hear from you! Students from all backgrounds and majors are encouraged to apply.




Dick Horne Foundation

Bridge Program students from the Orangeburg area who demonstrate academic achievement and have financial need are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications are available from:

Dick Horne Foundation

P.O. Box 306

Orangeburg, SC 29116-0306

(803) 534-2096 Don't Text and Drive Scholarship has made available a $1,000 scholarship with the intent to give back to the community while also raising awareness for an issue that’s very important to them – putting an end to texting and driving.




Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics

The Elie Wiesel Foundation offers the Prize in Ethics, aiming to assist registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States. The essay should articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself. 






Employer Scholarship Program

Many companies have scholarship programs for their employees and/or their dependents. Students and parents should check with the personnel office of their company to see if such benefits are available.


Exchange Club Scholarship

The Exchange Club of Charleston offers a community-based scholarship every year to students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate need, live in the tri-county area, have completed their freshman year of college and have a recent history of involvement in community service. The scholarship is awarded every November. For details please contact the Financial Aid Office at 843-863-7050.



Future Innovator Scholarship

Study Soup is offering $1,000 to an outstanding student who exemplifies leadership and a willingness to help others. You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, they want to hear from you!



Gavalas Kolanko Foundation

The Gavalas Kolanko Foundation (GKF) is proud to award scholarships to students with physical impairments (sight, hearing, movement) at Charleston Southern University. The scholarship can be renewed for up to a total of four years. A transcript is required to be sent each academic year by the student in order to be eligible for renewal. A full application is required the first application year. 



GoodCall Essay Contest

GoodCall wants to help people make smart decisions by providing access to important information. GoodCall is offering a one-time essay scholarship of $2500.



Goldman McCormick Scholarship

Goldman McCormick PR understands that education is one of the cornerstones to building a community with clear and honest communication.  To that end, they are proud to announce a $500 scholarship available to a student enrolled in higher education who exemplifies the same values.




Hartford Technology Rental Information Technology Scholarship

Hartford Technology Rentals is a Chicago-based technology rental company that attributes their success to many of the lessons that were learned from attending college. Undergradute Juniors and Seniors with a majorthat is IT-related is eligible to apply.



Healthline and NORD Stronger Scholarship


Healthline creates content about all things health and wellness — from how to spot symptoms of a serious condition, to healthy smoothie recipes, and more. With a reach of almost 80 million visitors per month, their mission is to help build a stronger, healthier world. That’s why they're teaming up with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders. Together, they’re launching this scholarship program, which aims to assist and empower college students making a positive impact on rare and/or chronic diseases.



Hired Scholarship 

Are you a computer science major who has made a significant contribution to the software engineering community? Perhaps you have written revolutionary code or have just completed a computer science thesis? If this sounds like you, Hired would like to help you transition into the workforce. The Hired Scholarship is a golden chance for young software engineers to polish their interview skills and land their dream job.



Hospital Careers Future Nurse Scholarship Program

As part of their effort to support the healthcare industry's efforts to remedy the current nursing shortage, has put together a scholarship that is available to future nurses of all specialty areas.




HostGator Technology Scholarship

Each school semester, HostGator aims to help college students achieve their goals of graduating and entering the professional world. In fact, HostGator was founded in a college dorm room back in 2002, so they understand the importance and the impact students can make in the world! That’s why they are offering a technology scholarship for college students!





Ignition Center Scholarship

Ignition will be awarding $1000 to between 1 and 5 applicants from universities across the country, who demonstrate a commitment and passion for starting his or her own business.  The funds will be used to provide services to assist the startup in attaining its goals.  Ignition will also provide mentorship assistance to the winners.



Indy Displays Graphic Arts Scholarship

The team at Indy Displays is proud to help further the education of tomorrow’s professionals in graphic design and visual arts. Indy Displays believes in supporting talented artists and is offering a $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Applied Arts.




J.E. Sirrine Scholarship Program

The J.E. Sirrine Scholarship was established in 1973 and provides scholarship assistance to high school seniors of the 14 Greenville County high schools in Greenville, South Carolina, who have met the academic and financial need criteria as set forth in the Sirrine guidelines.

A high school graduate may also apply for the Sirrine Scholarship up to three years after the date of graduation. The scholarship is renewable.

Checks in the amount of the scholarship award are payable directly to the designated college and sent to the financial aid office of that institution. 


JSA Digital Marketing Scholarship Program

JSA Interactive is a leading provider of digital services for performance marketing. JSA Interactive provides lead generation, advertising and optimization services for clients globally on five continents for both small local businesses and global enterprises. To support students, JSA Interactive has launched an annual $1000 Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program is available to graduate and undergraduate students. International students are also welcome to apply for the program.





Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship

Karman Healthcare is proud to announce this scholarship opportunity that will help students reach their ultimate goals in life. This scholarship applies to students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America.



Mary G. Webster Scholarship Fund of the Palmetto Land Title Association

The Palmetto Land Title Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior. Eligible students must be a South Carolina resident, enrolled in a four-year South Carolina university or college, and majoring in a business related field.




MDsyncNet Future of Healthcare Communications Scholarship


If you’re studying health or medicine, you are the key to a bright and healthy future. That’s why MDsyncNET, the leading provider of physician scheduling and communications software, wants to support your educational endeavors with a $1,000 scholarship.






Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program

American Mensa Education and Research Foundation and the local chapter, Piedmont Area Mensa, offer scholarships based on 550-word essays about educational, career, and life goals. For more information, contact Piedmont Area Mensa Scholarship Chairs Iuliana Watson at 864-838-2028 or Mary Ann Cox at 864-963-2335. 



Minority Nursing Scholarship

Are you interested in earning a graduate nursing degree to build upon your bachelor’s degree? Or, if you earned a bachelor’s in another field, are you interested in entering a direct entry nursing program? Either way, earning a graduate degree can help improve your nursing resume.'s Minority Nursing Scholarship can help reduce your costs of earning your degree! 



National Transportation Week Incorporated Scholarship

Local sponsors of the National Transportation Week Incorporated Scholarship are offering a scholarship of up to $4,000! Affiliated members of NTW or students pursuing a degree in transportation, logistics, or supply chain management are eligible for this scholarship. For more information, contact Liz Brabham with Wando Trucking Inc. at (843) 881-0144.



Noodle Pro's GRE Scholarship
Grad school application and testing fees can amount to more than $500 — and that’s before you’ve even started your classes! Noodle Pros wants to help you spend your money where it counts. This scholarship will cover your GRE testing fee ($205), and up to three grad school application fees (up to $175 each). The scholarship recipient must simply provide proof of test registration and proof up to three submitted applications to receive full reimbursement.
Noodle Pro's MCAT Scholarship
Med school application and testing fees can amount to more than $800 — and that’s before you’ve even started on the path to your white coat! Noodle Pros wants to help you spend your money where it counts. This scholarship will cover your MCAT testing fee ($315), and up to three med school application fees (initial or/or secondary, up to $200 each). The scholarship recipient must simply provide proof of test registration and proof up to three submitted applications to receive full reimbursement.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Scholarship
Despite living in a world of constant radiation exposure, people have a negative association with the word “radiation.” The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a problem-based challenge for undergraduate students. The challenge for undergraduates is to develop a strategic communication approach to the general public on the everyday occurrences of radiation, the benefits, risks, and safety of all types and uses of radiation.
OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others. Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.



Patrick Dwyer College Scholarship
The Patrick Dwyer College Scholarship was created with students in mind. This scholarship is designed to help someone in their college career. Applicants will be required to answer a simple question and the winner will be selected based on the application submitted. One winner will be selected and receive $1,000 towards higher education.
Responsify Empowering Other Scholarship
Responsify believes that with the correct tools, anyone can reach their aspirations and use their skills to empower others. Current students will be tailoring their talents, getting ready to apply them in their lives and in their careers and we’re excited to contribute to this exciting journey with a scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who can demonstrate how their major can be used to empower others in a self-reflective essay.


S.C. Association of CPAs (SCACPA) Educational Fund

The Educational Fund is offering scholarships that range from $500 to $2,500 for the 2015-16 academic year.  Eligible students must be a South Carolina resident, full-time student, rising junior or senior majoring in accounting (or master's degree student) at a South Carolina college or university and have a minimum 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).




SchoolApply's Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship


Have a great startup idea? SchoolApply wants to help you make it a reality. They're offering one enterprising student a year a scholarship of up to $30,000 to help jump-start their entrepreneurial career.


SchoolApply's Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship was created to support highly motivated and talented individuals who can demonstrate:


  • Their potential to contribute to society through their studies
  • A strong commitment to career development
  • A sincere interest in increasing intercultural understanding and exchange
  • A strong business idea and implementation plan




Sixt Scholars Program 

Sixt is pleased to offer future entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt scholar. The program is designed to assist students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.




SleepZoo Scholarship Program

SleepZoo believes that everybody deserves access to a great education. It’s also a way to help raise awareness for an issue that they are very passionate about – helping students get more sleep.





South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting their annual scholarship competition awarding $35,000 in total scholarships to six different students! 



Straight North STEM Scholarship

With Internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, the winning student will be awarded $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, they award $250 book scholarships to the two runners-up. 





Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship Program

Sunbelt Rentals in partnership with the Big South Conference established this scholarship for eligible minority students entering their final semester at CSU and other member institutions within the Big South Conference. 




Toptal Scholarship for Women

Toptal is committed to empowering the next generation of female CEOs, founders, and world leaders who want to change the world. They’d like to give you what you need to get there. Toptal is awarding $10,000 and a year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world.




The Travel Office Local Adventures Scholarship


Students living in a new city may be experiencing new attractions, culture, and traditions. The Travel Office would love to hear their stories so far and are offering a scholarship to one undergraduate student which best highlights their city!






Ty Cobb Educational Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship aid for needy and deserving students of Georgia who have completed at least one year in an accredited institution of higher learning. 



UNCF/Koch Scholarship Programs

The UNCF/Koch Scholars Program offers scholarships, mentorship, academic and professional support and networking opportunities to talented undergraduate African American students. Students may come from a variety of backgrounds, but they will share an interest in exploring how entrepreneurship can improve well-being for individuals, communities and society as a whole. 



Veteran Benefits Scholarship is proud to announce their annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. Scholarship amount is $2,000. Students will need to write a short biography, write an essay, and sign a scholarship agreement in order to apply. 



Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship

Watson-Brown Foundation provides need and merit-based scholarships to select South Carolina and Georgia students attending accredited four-year colleges and universities.



Wikibuy eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship

The annual Wikibuy eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship was established in 2018 to recognize current business majors and minors who demonstrate academic excellence and strong entrepreneurial thinking. Along with the application, students must submit a 500-word essay meant to demonstrate their entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.






Women in Technology Scholarship


Study Soup is offering a $1,000 scholarship to women in computer science. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is looking to make an impact on the industry.







Zumper Apartments Scholarship


Zumper wants to help you out with a $1,000 scholarship to put toward tuition, books, or whatever else you need to get you through school. They're looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, Zumper wants to hear about it!





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