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Over the years, NTHS has awarded over $1.4 million to deserving NTHS members!

It is our belief that CTE students must be supported and encouraged to seek higher education in today’s highly competitive global community. Aware of the increasing costs to attend post-secondary schools, NTHS is dedicated to providing scholarships to career and technical education students who choose a skilled trade as their career. For further assistance please email our NTHS Scholarship Coordinator or call us at 800-801-7090.

In 2016-2017, NTHS will award over a quarter of a million dollars through these exclusive scholarship opportunities.

Jon H. Poteat Scholarship


Click Here to see the names of the 2016 Jon H. Poteat recipients! Named in honor and memory of our Co-Founder…learn more

HOSA NTHS Scholarship

HOSA/NTHS – The mission of Health Occupational Students of America is to promote career opportunities in health care and to…learn more 

DECA NTHS Scholarship

DECA/NTHS - The association for students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship has partnered with NTHS to…learn more

SkillsUSA NTHS Scholarship

SkillsUSA/NTHS – SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to…learn more

FCCLA NTHS Scholarship

FCCLA/NTHS - Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life…learn more

FBLA NTHS Scholarship

FBLA-PBL/NTHS - Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership…learn more

BPA NTHS Scholarship BPA/NTHS - The association for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and…learn more
CAP Alumni Scholarship

CAP Alumni-

Named for NTHS Co-Founder, Allen Powell and…learn more

GEICO NTHS Scholarship

GEICO Alumni - These scholarships are awarded in partnership with GEICO, and awarded to Premium Alumni Members planning to…learn more  

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (1020 awards up to $2,500 each)

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Hi there,
Now is the time to make your summer plans.  Are you looking for an international experience?  Would you like to attend a top-10 university?
How about both?
At Duke Summer Academy, we draw students from around the world.  Hundreds of students this year will be travelling from China to attend this incredible program.  Whether you would like to learn from another culture, practice your Chinese, or make a friend from another part of the world, Duke Summer Academy is the right place for you.
Apply TODAY!  There's still time, as the last day to submit an application is on April 14

Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer College and Academy for High School Students
Duke University (Durham, North Carolina USA)

South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET)

Scholarship Application


South Carolina Association for Educational Technology


Full-time South Carolina residents who are fully admitted to an accredited undergraduate or graduate teacher education program  or library/media specialist program in South Carolina.


Up to $1,500 (based on available funds to be updated each year).


Toward tuition for school year 2017-2018.


May 15, 2017. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm to

For questions, contact


Yes. Student must re-apply each year pending available funds.


Submit completed online application. See criteria below.


Yes.  Applicant must state they are eligible for financial aid. NOTE:  This requires that the student has completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at:

This scholarship was established by The South Carolina Association for Educational Technology. Applicants must be enrolled in and accepted into an NCATE/CAEP accredited teacher education program or library science/media specialist program at a South Carolina college or university.  All admission requirements for the teacher education or library science/media specialist program must be completed including passing PRAXIS Core scores (or SAT/ACT score waiver) or appropriate graduate entrance exam.

CRITERIA:   The applicant must complete the application available at

Gather the following ahead of time in preparation for completing the online application (all items must be received by the due date or the application will not be considered):

  1. The following contact information

    • Your name                                

    • Full Address/City/State/Zip

    • Teacher Education institution

    • Email address                                               

    • Phone number

and respond to the following:

  1. An email address for a faculty member in the respective School/College of Education who will be requested to enter a letter of recommendation.

  2. An email address for an official in the teacher education program at the institution the student is attending who can verify the student meets the institutions requirements for admission to the teacher education program and verifying that the student has passed all admission requirements for their respective teacher education program (e. g. passing PRAXIS Core score or suitable SAT/ACT score waiver, GRE, etc.) – declaring a major is not adequate.

  3. A short essay (1 page) on your commitment to teaching or school librarian/media specialist (preference will go to those committed to serving in a South Carolina school).

  4. A personal statement of evidence that the applicant is of financial need (do not include FAFSA report but any rating that FAFSA or your institution use to describe your situation could be included in your narrative).

  5. A short essay (1 page) on your vision for using technology in the support and delivery of instruction as a future teacher or librarian/media specialist.

  6. Upload an electronic unofficial transcript.

  7. Check the box with the statement that “By submitting this application the applicant ensures that all information presented in this application is accurate.”

SCAET is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or other legally protected classification.

The information contained in this transmission is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email. The South Carolina Department of Education is neither liable for the proper and complete transmission of the information contained in this communication nor for any delay in its receipt. Communications to and from the South Carolina Department of Education are subject to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, unless otherwise exempt by state or federal law.

The Carolina Masters Scholars Adventure Series for Rising 6th - 12th Graders
For the 15th year, we will offer the Carolina Masters Scholars (CMS) Adventure Series which is a summer academic camp for academically talented rising 6th - 12th graders. The CMS Adventure Series creates unique opportunities for young people to expand their knowledge by attending fascinating lectures, participating in hands on learning and exposing them to student life. Over 1,900 academically talented students from across the country have participated in this program since it began in 2003. This invaluable experience allows students the chance to explore subjects that may not be taught at middle and high school level and learn from renowned professors and researchers at the university.
 This summer, we will offer courses in the following topics fron June 5- July 15:
  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Gaming
  • Creative Writing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Exercise Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Graphic/Digital Design
  • Law
  • Natural Hazards and Civil Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Ultrasound
  • Vex Robotics
  • Women in Engineering
For more information including course descriptions, our camp schedule, pricing and scholarships, visit:

SAT and ACT Summer Institutes for Rising 10 -12th Graders

At USC, we understand the vital role that college entrance exams play in college admissions and that students who are properly prepared are more likely to perform at their highest potential.  Please visit these resources to assist your student.
If you have questions or need help in any way, please email or call (803)777-9444

US Department of Justice

US Attorney

District of South Carolina

The US Attorney's Office is currently accepting entries for the meme/logo contest. The theme of this year's contest is "Preventing Gun Violence in Your School - Know the Signs." This is a great opportunity to start a dialogue with students and to engage them in finding a solution to ending gun violence.

A logo will be selected from each of the following divisions (1st -2nd, 3rd - 5th,  6th -8th, and 9th- 12th) . One overall winner from those four divisional winners. Each divisional winner will receive a $50.00 cash award and the overall winner will receive an additional $50.00 (totaling $100.00). All entries are to be submitted by close of business April 3rd, 2017, at the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina, 55 Beattie Place, Suite 700, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. Winners will be notified by April 17, 2017


For more information check out the link below. Questions? (864) 656-5535 Pay tuition in full by April 1st for the $100 early bird discount.




 Become agile, adaptive, and innovative leaders of character able to operate across multiple domains and succeed in a complex World. Cadets

Live by a code of honor. A Cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.

Ascribe to the values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.

 Build highly competitive resumes for careers in the U.S. Army, government, and global corporations.

Graduating Cadet Competencies


Our graduates are leaders who are prepared and Willing to influence people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve any organization to which they belong.

Character and Accountability

Our graduates demonstrate values while also developing character and accountability in their subordinates. They accept obligations of service before self and for assigned tasks, missions, and their subordinates. They build confidence in their superiors, peers, and subordinates that they can be counted upon to accomplish goals. They develop strong character, ethical reasoning and decision making, empathy for others, and the self-discipline to always do what is right.

Comprehensive Fitness

Our graduates develop and maintain their own and their subordinates' physical, emotional, social, family, and spiritual fitness. They display physical, mental, and emotional resilience, quickly recover from difficult situations, and exemplify the persistence to succeed.

Adaptability and Initiative

Our graduates are comfortable operating in unexpected situations. They scan the environment, assess the situation, identify unique or unexpected conditions, innovate, and use sound judgment to handle such situations effectively.

They take appropriate action and calculated risks in the absence of instructions or in situations that require modifying instructions to achieve the mission while also developing initiative and risk taking in subordinates.

Lifelong Learner (Includes Digital Literacy)

Our graduates continually assess themselves, identify what they need to learn and use skills that help them to effectively acquire, improve, and update knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

They access, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources, and leverage technology to improve their effectiveness and that of their teams while executing the organization's missions.

Army RPTC Scholarship

Georgia Military Scholarship (GMS)

Leadership Scholarships

Georgia ROTC and Future Officer Grant

Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty Scholarship (GRFD)

**Out of state Cadets at UNG, pay in state tuition, saving over $50,000 over four years."

For more information go to

All Access March 2017
Our Biggest Virtual College Fair This Spring
How are your college juniors coping with their college search? Are your seniors anxious about their college acceptance letters? We're here to help. Join us for this online event on March 30th where your high school students will be able to:
  • Meet more than 100 colleges and universities in live chats
  • Learn everything they need to know about the FAFSA
  • Get advice on writing a college essay, minimizing college debt, fitting in on campus, and more
Bonus: When your student visits five schools during this free online event they'll automatically be entered into a $1,000 scholarship drawing!
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SCADA Scholarship for Automotive Excellence


Guidelines for Application

Applicant must be a resident of South Carolina with plans to attend a college or technical school in the fall of 2017.

Applicant should be seeking enrollment in an Automotive Technology degree program.

Applicant must correctly complete all enclosed forms and return to SCADA postmarked no later than the deadline of April 28, 2017. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to insure that their current and official transcripts and recommendation forms are received by the SCADA office by the deadline date.

Directions for Completion

Type or print clearly

Complete the attached student background sheets

One recommendation form must be received from an instructor, mentor, manager or guidance counselor who can speak to your strengths and weaknesses and potential for academic success

Enclose official high school transcripts

Complete the attached material submission sheet

South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association

Formed in 1937, the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association is the only statewide lobbying force in SC dedicated to the economic and political interests of the owners of automobiles and the Dealers of new cars and trucks. Our primary purpose has always been to make it as easy as possible for Dealers and their customers to buy, sell and main-tain automobiles. Our Members are new retail car and truck dealers who hold factory franchises and are located in the state of South Caro-lina.

The South Carolina Automobile Deal-ers Association (SCADA) and its Board of Directors are pleased to award scholarships to deserving students pursuing an education and career in automotive technology.

Recipients enrolling in degree pro-grams at community colleges, tech-nical colleges or four year colleges and universities will be eligible to receive awards up to $5,000.

Applicants must satisfy the criteria listed under the scholarship guidelines for application and provide all request-ed information by the application deadline.

The selection process is heavily weighted to those students who show a passion and excitement for their ed-ucation and a career in the automotive industry.

Applications must be completed and submitted with supporting materials by April 28, 2017

Submissions should be mailed to:


Attn: Kristen Christie

526 Hampton Street

Columbia, SC 29201

If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, please contact Kristen Christie at | 803.252.0205

FALL 2017


Student Background 1 of 2

Student Information

Full Name: ________________________________________________________________

Date of Birth: _____/_____/_____

Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________________

County: ________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: ________________________________________________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name: ___________________________ Phone Number: _________________

Application: First Time Applicant Second Time Applicant Recipient Reapplying

High School Information

Name of High School: ___________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________________

High School Contact: _____________________________ Title: _________________________

Phone Number: ___________________________________________________________

Date of Graduation: ___________________________________________________________

Current Year of Study: High School Senior High School Graduate

College Information

Name of College/School you will attend: ___________________________________________

Location (City/State): ___________________________________________

Date of Entrance: ___________________________________________

Credits Per Semester: _______ Expected Date of Graduation: ___________

Full Time Part Time Evenings

Major(s) / Field(s) of Study: ___________________________________________

Have you applied? Yes Not Yet

Have you been accepted? Yes Not Yet

Post Secondary School Contact: _____________________________________

Phone Number or Email Address: _____________________________________


Student Background 2 of 2

Academic Achievement

Current GPA: __________ 4.0 Scale

ACT Score : __________* SAT Score: __________*

*if applicable

Extra-Curricular Activities

Please list any organizations, clubs, community service, sports, or other extra curricular activities you have been a part of and note any awards, recognitions, honors, or achievements associated with each.

Name of Activity / Organization Year Began Year Ended Notable Achievements

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Current Place of Employment: ___________________________________________

Supervisor Name: ___________________________________________

Supervisor Phone Number: ___________________________________________

Date of Hire: ___________________ Hours per week: __________

Career ambitions

Would you consider working for a South Carolina car Dealership upon Graduation? __________

If yes, do you have a Dealership in mind? _____________________________________________

What position will you be seeking upon graduation? _____________________________________


Recommendation Form

Applicant’s Name: _______________________________

The South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA) and its Board of Directors are pleased to award scholarships to deserving students pursuing an education and career in automotive technology. Recipients enrolling in degree programs at community colleges, technical colleges or four year colleges and universities will be eligible to receive awards of up to $5,000.

Please complete this recommendation form for the above named student and return to the student for their submission packet. Use the space provided to address each of the points below using very specific examples to describe the applicants achievements. Please comment on the applicant’s 1.) Academic and community success, 2.) Defining qualities and personal character, and 3.) State why you believe this award should be of significant value to the student.

1. Academic and community success: ____________________________________________________







2. Defining qualities and personal character: ________________________________________________







3. Why would this award be of significant value to the applicant: _________________________________







____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________

Your Printed Name Signature Relationship to the applicant


Material Submission

The following materials must be submitted with the application

1. Page 1 and 2 of the Student Background sheet

2. One recommendation form completed by a non-related instructor, mentor or manager

3. Official high school transcripts

4. Completed Material Submission form

Applicant Signature

I certify that all information on this application is true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that all decisions made are final and not subject to review or appeal. I further understand that any information provided in this application will be shared with the SCADA Scholarship Review Mem-bers and staff. I acknowledge that my contact information will be shared with South Carolina fran-chised, new car Dealers in order to aid in future job placement.

______________________________ ______________________________ _________________

Print Name Signature Date


Please mail complete application materials in one 9 x 12" envelope to:


c/o Kristen Christie

526 Hampton Street | Columbia, SC 29201

DEADLINE: Postmarked no later than April 28, 2017

An email confirmation will be sent to you once your application is received.

An incomplete application or an application received after the deadline will not be accepted.



Other Scholarship Announcements

South Carolina HOPE Scholarship
The Hope Scholarship was established n 2001 and implemented in 2002-03 academic year. It is a
merit based award designed for first time entering freshmen attending 4 year institutions who do not meet the qualifications for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship or the Life Scholarship. Eligible full time students entering four year institutions may receive the following awards:
  • up to $2800.00 including book allowance for the first academic year
  • if student has earned 30 credit hours and at least a 3.0 GPA, the student will be eligible to receive the LIFE Scholarship for the second year of attendance
South Carolina LIFE Scholarship
The South Carolina General Assembly established the Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence (LIFE) program in 1998 to increase access to higher education, improve employability of SC's  students, provide incentives for students to better prepare for college, and to encourage students to graduate from college on time. Eligible students may receive the following rewards:
  • Up to $5,000 (including book allowance) each academic year toward cost of attendance at an eligible four year institution in South Carolina.
  • Up to the cost of tuition plus a $300.00 book allowance each academic year at an eligible two-year public or technical institution in SC. At an approved two-year independent institution SMC only approved 2 year Independent College in SC.
For more detailed information please contact your Guidance Counselor.
TODAY: Scholarship Advice for Students
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NTHS Scholarships

NTHS scholarships include the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship, named in honor and memory of the NTHS Co-Founder, as well as many scholarships awarded in partnership with career and technical student organizations. Access to apply for the Jon H. Poteat/NTHS scholarship begins September 1st for qualified candidates, and will be open through mid-April.
Please see your Counselor for more information or visit

Board Approves a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Scholarships

The NTHS Board of Directors gathered for our annual board meeting in mid-July. With a shared vision of supporting and encouraging career and technical students to seek higher education, the board voted to increase the 2016-2017 scholarship total to $250,000. These funds are available for NTHS student members and premium alumni.


NTHS scholarships include the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship, named in honor and memory of the NTHS Co-Founder, as well as many scholarships awarded in partnership with career and technical student organizations. Access to apply for the Jon H. Poteat/NTHS scholarship begins September 1st for qualified candidates, and will be open through mid-April.


Since the first scholarships were presented in 2005, we have awarded over $1.4 million dollars to deserving students. To find out if you might qualify for a scholarship opportunity, please visit our website or call (800) 801-7090.

Kohl's Fundraising Gift Cards

Kohl’s Cares® Fundraising Gift Cards are a fun and easy way to help your organization raise money. Schools and youth-serving nonprofit organizations can purchase discounted fundraising gift cards from Kohl’s. Those cards are then sold at face value and the profits go directly to the organization. Kohl's Cares® Fundraising Gift Cards are available in denominations of $10, $25, $50 and $100. We offer competitive volume discounts.




The South Carolina Education Association-Retired administer The South Carolina Education Association-Retired Scholarship Fund as an ongoing activity of the Association. The scholarship is awarded annually and is designed to encourage promising young people to prepare for and pursue careers in education at an accredited four-year college or university in South Carolina.

The amount of the scholarship is one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars. Five hundred ($500.00) dollars per semester will be paid to an accredited South Carolina four-year college or university of the recipient. The scholarship will be awarded for four (4) consecutive years unless the recipient completes graduation requirements early, decides not to pursue a career in education, or fails to maintain a 3.0 grade point average each semester. If the grade point average falls below 3.0, the student will be

allowed one semester, without scholarship money, to return to a 3.0 grade point average.

Eligibility requirements for receiving and maintaining the scholarship include the following.

l. The applicant must be a senior graduating from a public high School in South Carolina.

2.The applicant must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university within the state of South Carolina as a full-time student.

3. The applicant must plan for and pursue a career in education.

4. The applicant must have maintained a good high school academic record and maintain a 3.0 grade point ratio while attending a South Carolina four-year college or university.

5 The applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities.

6. The applicant must need financial assistance.

7. Application must be Postmarked (not hand delivered) by March 15, 2017. Mail to The South Carolina Education Association-Retired Scholarship Committee, 421 Zimalcrest Drive, Columbia, SC 29210

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation - May-Magruder Laboratory Scholarship


The May-Magruder Scholarship program has been established in memory of Dr. Hunter W. May and in honor of Dr. C. Herbert Magruder. Dr. May came to Self Regional in 1953 and his many accomplishments during his career at SRH include establishing a tissue lab and the Self Memorial School of Medical Technology. Dr. Magruder came to Self Regional in 1963 and during his career oversaw the direction of the blood bank, hematology and chemistry. He later served as director of the School of Medical Technology,

Dr. May and Dr. Magruder were both instrumental in the ongoing education of laboratory personnel at Self Regional Healthcare. With the establishment of this scholarship, we hope to continue their commitment to providing the patients at Self Regional Healthcare with the best possible laboratory professionals in the field. y

Scholarships will be awarded to students accepted into an accredited laboratory education program and/or current laboratory professionals seeking to enhance their career with the aid of continuing education. The value of the scholarship is $1,000.00 and the number of scholarships presented each year will be based on available funding at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Scholarships will be administered by the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation.


1. Recipients must reside within the state of South Carolina and attendan

accredited laboratory program or be a current SRH laboratory professional seeking continuing education opportunities.

2. Recipients must have Self Regional Healthcare as a clinical site of choice.

3. Recipients must have a desire to pursue a career in the medical laboratory at

Self Regional Healthcare.

4. Recipients must possess and maintain an overall B average.

5. Recipients must exhibit a strong commitment to the laboratory profession.

6. Recipients must exhibit exceptional interpersonal skills,

7. Recipients must have a financial need.

Renew ability:

Each scholarship is a one-time grant and must be used between the summer of 2013 and spring of 2014. Recipients maintaining a B average or better may reapply. However, the application process must be followed each time. Past recipients will be considered along with each new applicant.


Fall 2017 Foundation Scholarships for High School Seniors

Scholarship Requirements:

Graduating Seniors must: 1. Submit a PTC college application. 2. Submit an official high school transcript. 3. Complete the PTC placement test (if necessary). 4. Choose to attend PTC beginning the fall of 2017. 5. Have all documents, including the PTC high school scholarship application, turned in by April 7, 2017.

Available Scholarships and Criteria:

ALLRED LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP (ALL) Academic achievement; leadership ability; financial need

FUJIFILM MANUFACTURING U.S.A., INC SCHOLARSHIP (FJM) Major in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business, Office Systems, Computer Technology, or AA/AS; leadership ability, academic achievement, financial need; school/ community involvement

GAME CHANGER SCHOLARSHIP (GAM) Greenwood High School female athlete; active member of FCA; leadership ability; school/ community involvement

HENRY BLOHM LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP (HBL) Academic achievement; leadership ability; financial need

HEALING HANDS SCHOLARSHIP (HHS) Major in Massage Therapy Program; academic achievement; leadership ability; financial need

LA PUERTA DE ESPERANZA SCHOLARSHIP (LAP) Does not qualify for state or federal financial aid; leadership ability, academic achievement, financial need; school/community involvement

LAURENS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CECIL DAVENPORT SCHOLARSHIP (LCC) Laurens county resident; academic achievement (“B” average minimum); financial need

LPGA SYMETRA HEALTH CLASSIC SCHOLARSHIP (LPG) Major in Nursing/Healthcare; academic achievement; financial need.

MJA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP (MJA) Edgefield county resident; academic achievement; financial need

PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE FOUNDATION BOARD SCHOLARSHIP (PFS) Academic achievement and awarded to one senior from each county




Description: The Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship is named in honor of Miss Ruff, a truly dedicated and exemplary Self Regional nurse who is now retired. Scholarships will be awarded annually by The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation from the Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship Fund to persons enrolled in a certified nursing program in the State of South Carolina or to practicing nurses who wish to advance their professional skills. Priority will be given to applicants who are employees of Self Regional Healthcare or immediate family members of Self Regional Healthcare employees.

Scholarships may be applied towards tuition, books or fees.

Scholarships may be awarded to graduating high school seniors, current nursing students or practicing nurses who meet the criteria specified below.

The number of scholarships given each year and the value of the scholarships will be determined based on available funding at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships will be administered by the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation.


The Scholarship Committee will review applications and recipients will be selected based on the following Criteria:

1. Financial need.

2. Very client/patient oriented with an outgoing personality.

3. Demonstrates outstanding clinical nursing skills,

4. Good scholastic record (B average or better).

5. Evidence of strong commitment to the nursing profession.

6. Lives in the Upper Savannah Region (Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry, Edgefield, Abbeville,

McCormick, or Saluda Counties).

7. Must be enrolled in a certified nursing program in the State of South Carolina or be a practicing nurse

wishing to advance professional skills.

Renewability: Each Scholarship is a one-time grant and must be used between the application year fall semester and the end of the following Spring semester. A recipient who has maintained a B average or better may re-apply, but must follow the application process and will be considered along with other applicants.




A Scholarship program has been established in memory of Charlotte Blackwell, one of the most dedicated and inspiring nurses ever to serve at Self Regional Healthcare. Charlotte passed away in 2005 and her friends and colleagues established a scholarship program for future nurses who attend Lander University or Piedmont Technical College and wish to spend their careers here at Self Regional.

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors or current nursing students who meet the criteria specified below.

The number of scholarships given each year and the value of the scholarships will be determined based on available funding at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships will be administered by the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation.


The Scholarship Committee will review applications and recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:

1. Recipients must reside in the Self Regional Healthcare's service area (Greenwood, Laurens,

Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick, or Saluda Counties).

2. Must attend Lander University or Piedmont Technical College in order to receive this


Must profess a desire to pursue a nursing career at Self Regional Healthcare.

Possess an excellent academic record (B average or better).

Exhibit strong evidence of commitment to the nursing profession.

Must have exceptional interpersonal skills.

Demonstrate outstanding clinical nursing skills or potential based on work experience and/or

academic interests.

8. Financial need.

Renew ability

Each Scholarship is a one-time grant and must be used between the application year fall Semester and the end of the following spring semester. A recipient who has maintained a B average or better may reapply, but must follow the application process and will be considered along with other applicants.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

How do I enter work in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards?

Sign Up!

The 2017 Scholastic Awards opened on September 14, 2016, and deadlines vary by region. You can participate in the 2017 Scholastic Awards by creating an account and uploading your work when submissions open in September.


The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. After you have created your work, uploaded it to your Scholastic Awards Account! Visit our online galleries to see examples of works from past National Medalists. Be sure to visit our copyright and plagiarism FAQ to learn more about submitting original works.

Stamp It and Send It!

After uploading your work, print your submission forms, have a parent/guardian and an educator sign them, and then mail them to the Affiliate Partner in your local region. Mailing instructions can be found on the submission form or on your local Affiliate’s Website.

What else do I need to know?


Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools abroad enrolled in grades 7–12 are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards.


Among the programs with eligible students are Architecture and Industrial Design, Video Game Design, Fashion, Sculpture, etc.


Top ninth- and 10th-graders to visit Clemson for college preparation

C-CATS students with Clemson shirts  

PICKENS – Parents from three states will bring their top ninth- and 10th-grade students to the Youth Learning Institute (YLI) this spring for an adventure-filled weekend program that introduces Clemson University.

C-CATS (Clemson’s Challenge for Academically Talented Students) celebrates its fifth season this year, successfully recruiting students from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia who rank in the top 10 percent of their classes. The program is designed to help them understand and prepare for what it takes to get accepted into selective universities. The goal is to make an impression that puts Clemson at the top of their lists.
Each year YLI sends notices to schools throughout the three states, requesting referrals from guidance counselors. Referred students are invited to apply for participation in the coed weekend program. This year the program received nearly 2,300 referrals, of which only 300 will be selected to fill the maximum attendance capacity of 50 students for each of the six C-CATS weekends scheduled for March and April.
High-performance academic workshops focus on test taking, memory enhancement and coherence. High-adventure group activities like a 40-foot climbing wall and low ropes teams courses teach leadership and relationship skills. In order to experience university life, participants attend Clemson sporting events such as baseball games and tennis matches. Top Clemson students serve as participants’ mentors for the entire weekend and give an in-depth campus tour. Admissions officers discuss what it takes to get into Clemson and other selective universities.
YLI Education Center Director Jason Clayton, a Clemson alumnus with eight years of professional experience in college student development, describes C-CATS as “an intentionally designed program to foster the leadership ability within each student in active, enjoyable ways while assisting students in planning for and achieving success related to their collegiate pursuits.”
C-CATS participants say they have fun while learning and receiving valuable information to help them make informed choices about plans for college. Kurt Bostelaar of Batesburg-Leesville High School attended a 2008 C-CATS weekend and gave it high marks, saying it is just “too short of a weekend.”
Clayton says, “Participants gain valuable insight into campus life as Clemson’s best undergraduate student leaders serve as their mentors. Many C-CATS participants go on to become the next of Clemson University’s best, often serving as C-CATS mentors because of the positive impact the program had on them.”
For more information about C-CATS, contact Kristal Miller at (864) 878-1041 or or visit the YLI website at


The American Legion 2016/2017 H. W Dare Maness High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
"A Constitution Speech Contest"
The American Legion, Department of South Carolina will sponsor The American Legion 79th Annual High School Oratorical Program-"A Constitutional Speech Contest" for students presently enrolled in grades 9 - 12 in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school) in which the curriculum of said high school is considered to be high school level.
The Rules and Regulations brochure is available from your Counselor if you would like to receive a copy.
The purpose of The American Legion's Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States. State finalists have the chance to earn a $2000.00 scholarship, with the winner going to our National contest and a chance to win an $18,000.00 scholarship.