Cheraw High School

Financial Aid & Scholarships

October begins the financial aid application season which involves making decisions about paying for college.  Students are encouraged to complete the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  and submit the application to the US Department of Education.  Eligibility for federal student aid is based upon information on this form.  In addition, many colleges and technical schools use this for their own financial aid purposes.  After the FAFSA form is finalized, students should contact the school or schools where they are applying to determine financial aid options.  If you do not have computer access, please call (800) 891-4599.  Web site:  www.fafsa.ed.gov   
For information on the CSS/Financial Aid Profile, required by some colleges, check out www.collegeboard.com       Phone: (800) 778-6888​
Scholarships are posted as information is received throughout the year. New items are added frequently so be sure to check back often.
 
** Scholarships that are currently available online or in guidance office are in BOLD print. **
 
South Carolina Tuition Grants Program - needs based grants awarded to qualified SC residents who attend eligible SC independent colleges.  Apply annually by submitting the FAFSA (available online at www.fafsa.org )
 A list of eligible colleges available in guidance office.
 
Various scholarships available to SC students may be found by downloading the scholarship newsletter at http://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php Deadlines vary, and awards range from $500 - $10,000. Be sure to check this site frequently as the list is updated often.
 
Student-View Scholarship program.  No minimum GPA or test scores, no essay, no application or fee.  Complete a survey by logging on to www.student-view.com  Scholarships awarded randomly.  Deadline TBA.
 
Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest.  Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.  Visitors to the Varsity Tutors webpage are able to vote for submitted entries.  One winner is chosen each month.  Enter the contest at the following site:  http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship    
 
The Center for Scholarship Administration serves as the administrator for a number of scholarship programs.  For more information and a list of the scholarships and their guidelines, visit www.scholarshipprograms.org .
 
The Governor Robert E. McNair Scholarship is available online.  This is available to residents of South Carolina who are planning on attending Francis Marion University.  The deadline is TBA.  Applications available at www.fmarion.edu/fmuadmissions/scholarship
 
The Coulter-Long National Alumni Association, Inc. Scholarship is now available in Guidance.  The deadline is August 8, 2017.
 
Highland Industries STEM Premier Scholarship is now available on STEM Premier.  It is available to seniors who have a STEM Premier account that is at least 75% completed.  The deadline is TBA.  
To apply:   1) Go to your STEM Premier dashboard
                   2) In the Scholarships section, click the magnifying glass
                   3) Type "Highland" in the organization name
                   4) Click on Highland Industries Scholarship and apply 
 
The Suzannah Blackwell Memorial Scholarship is available to ESOL students.  The deadline is TBA.  Applications are accepted electronically at the following link:  http://carolinatesol.shuttlepod.org/page-1013500
 
The Rising Star Scholarship application will be available in guidance.  Deadline TBA.
 
USC-Lancaster scholarships.  Several available that are based on academics, school and community involvement, leadership, and financial need.  Applications available in guidance as well as http://usclancaster.sc.edu/finaid/scholshp.htm Deadline is TBA.
 
Erskine Presidential Scholarships are available to students who plan to attend and have been accepted to Erskine College. Deadline is TBA.  Apply online at www.know.erskine.edu
 
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available online.   It is available to a  minority student planning to attend a 4 year institution.  Deadline is TBA.  www.jackierobinson.org
 
The CTEA (SC Career and Technology Education Administrators Association) Scholarship is awarded to seniors who are also a career and technology education completer.  Applications will be available in the guidance office or you can see one of the CATE teachers. Deadline TBA.
 
The Goeffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarship is now available in the guidance office.  This scholarship is available to student-athletes.  The deadline is TBA and must be returned to the athletic trainer her at school or to McLeod Sports Medicine.
 
The Lambda Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc Essay Scholarship is available in the guidance office.  This scholarship is available to male students.  It is due in the guidance office TBA. 
 
The Churches United Scholarship will be available in guidance.  Deadline TBA.  
 
The Future Educator Scholarship given by the Chesterfield County Administrators Association is available in the guidance office. The scholarship is presented to one 2017 Chesterfield County graduate who plans to enter into the field of education.  The award is $1000 and the winner will be recognized at our annual Administrators Association meeting held in the spring.  The deadline is TBA.
 
The Anne B. Crawford Career and Technology Scholarship will be available in the guidance office.  Deadline is TBA.
 
SCAEAP (SC Association of Extension Administrative Professionals) scholarship is be available in the guidance office.  This scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in the secretarial science, computer science, or business management field.  Deadline is TBA.
 
Greener Scholarship is available online.  This is available to students who plan to attend the Columbia campus of USC.  It is due TBA.   http://www.mycarolina.org/s/842/site2014/interior.aspx?sid=842&gid=1&sitebuilder=1&pgid=5851
 
Hampton Wildlife Fund Scholarships are now available online. www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html
Four different scholarships are offered.  The deadline for all four is TBA.
    1. Harry Hampton Scholarship - This is for students in the natural resources disciplines of wildlife biology, fisheries   biology, forestry, marine or environmental science.  Four years, $5000 per year
    2. Wallace F. Pate Scholarship - This is for students in the natural resources disciplines of wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine or environmental science.  One year; $2500
    3. David M. Cline Scholarship - This is for students who wish to further their education in law enforcement, criminal science, or forensic science.  One year; $2000
    4. James O. Thomason Scholarship - This is for students who wish to further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations, or mass communications.  Four years; $2000 per year
  
George Rogers Foundation scholarship application is available online at  http://www.georgerogersfoundationofthecarolinas.org/apply-for-aid  It is due TBA.
 
The Joye Law Firm scholarship application is available online at http://www.joyelawfirm.com/joye-scholarship-program/  It is due TBA.
 
Peck Law Firm Scholarship available online.  This scholarship is offered to any student who is interested in pursuing a law-related career.  One year - $2000.  Deadline is TBA.  http://thepeckfirm.com/peck-law-firm-scholarship/
 
The Bobby Chapman Scholarship application will be available in the guidance office.  The deadline is TBA.
 
The Chesterfield County Farm Bureau Scholarship application is available in the guidance office.  This is for students planning to pursue a career in agriculture.  One scholarship will be awarded at each high school in the county.  The application is due in the guidance office by March 23, 2018.
 
The Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC) scholarship is available in the guidance office.  This is for students whose parents have been employed in public school transportation for the past three years.  The deadline is TBA.
 
Jane Edna Hunter Scholarship is available online at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/35310-College-Now-Greater-Cleveland   This is for women under the age of 30 pursuing an undergraduate degree that are residents of SC.  Deadline is TBA.
 
Arbor One scholarship application will be available in the guidance office. This is for students planning to pursue a career in agriculture. It is due TBA.
 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority scholarship application is available in the guidance office. Applications should be turned in to the guidance office TBA.
 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority scholarship application is available in the guidance office. It is due TBA.
 
James L. Streater Memorial Scholarship application will be available in the guidance office.  It is due TBA.
 
John A. Kendall Scholarship will be available in the guidance office. Preference is for a senior interested in economics, political science, or history. $1000 per year.  Due TBA.
 
Buick Achievers Scholarship is available online.  Deadline TBA   http://www.buickachievers.com/?utm_source=MC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BA2015  Available to students who plan to major in a program of study that is related to the automotive industry or other STEM discipline.
 
Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship applications will be available in the guidance office and http://www.demayolaw.com/.  Deadline March is TBA.
 
Laura M. Fleming Scholarship is available for children of Founders Federal Credit Union members.  Deadline is TBA.
 
The Rotary Scholarships application is available in the guidance office.  Deadline is TBA.
 
Low-income Juniors can learn about The College Prep Scholarship at www.questbridge.com
 
The SCEAR Scholarship application is available in the guidance office.  This is a $4000 (over four years) scholarship for students attending a four-year college and planning a career in education.  Applications are due TBA.
 
Hade E. Robinson/CHESCO Services Scholarship for $1000 is available in the guidance office.  Applicants must be students who have an interest in working with the special needs population in human service areas such as special education, psychology, sociology, social work, or other related fields.  The application is due TBA.
 
SC Coaches Association of Women's Sports Medical and Education Scholarships are available online and in the guidance office. Each scholarship is worth $1000.  One will be awarded to a female planning to major in the medical field and the other will be awarded to a female planning to major in education.  Applications are due TBA.  www.sccaws.org
 
DKG scholarship application is available in the guidance office. This is for a Senior girl planning to pursue a career in education.  $300. Due date TBA.
 
Gordon Educational Scholarship for seniors pursuing a degree in education or agri-business is available in guidance.  Due date is TBA.
 
First United Methodist, Cheraw Scholarships due TBA.
 
First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw Scholarships.
 
USDA Scholarships due TBA. 
 
Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship applications are available in the guidance office.  The deadline is TBA.
 
Technology Scholarships at Marist College.  Full tuition, room, and board is offered to students wishing to study computer science and technology.   Visit the website for more information.
 
Sandhill Telephone scholarship for customers is available in guidance office and online.  Due TBA.
 
James F. Byrnes Foundation for South Carolinians who have lost one or both parents, due TBA.
 
SC Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Essay/Scholarship contest.  Guidelines available in guidance office.  Due TBA.  http://scvrd.net/journalism/
 
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships.  Four different scholarships available.  Apply online at http://www.rmhc.org/
Applications accepted TBA.
 
South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship is available for students who have a competitive or recreational interest in golf. Deadline is TBA.  Apply online at www.scholarshipprograms.org
 
Kitty Moss Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship.  Apply online at www.csascholars.org   Deadline is TBA.
 
SC Association of Title 1 Administrators (SCATA) scholarship.  Application is available in guidance office.  Deadline is TBA.
 
The National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) scholarships.  Applications are now available in the guidance office.  Deadline is TBA.
 
The South Carolina State Fair "Ride of Your Life" Scholarship is now available online at www.scstatefair.orgDeadline is TBA.   
 
The Gordon Hay Scholarship is available in the guidance office.  This is for students who are interested in pursuing a non-performing career in performing arts.  It is due TBA.
 
The Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation has a scholarship that is now available online at www.tywanzasanderslegacyfoundation.com Deadline is TBA.
 
The Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship is available to students who intend to enroll in a community college or technical school to obtain a technical degree or certification.  Apply online at www.application.horatioalger.orgDeadline is TBA.