Scholarships

Scholarships
Many of our scholarships are different from scholarships offered at the high schools.  This information is updated periodically, so please continue to check back for updates.  Visit our office for more details and assistance.

South Carolina State Scholarships

Palmetto Fellows
Up to $6,700 in the first year with possibility of enhancement based on courses taken
Eligibility Requirements: 1200 SAT or 27 ACT plus 3.5 GPA and top 6% class rank in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade OR 1400 SAT or 32 ACT plus 4.0 GPA
Available at public and private 4-year institutions

LIFE (4-year college)
Up to $5,000 in the first year with possibility of enhancement based on major
Eligibility Requirements:  Two of these three:  3.0 final GPA, 1100 SAT or 24 ACT, final rank in top 30%
Available at public and private 4-year institutions

LIFE (2-year college)
Up to the cost of tuition plus $300 book allowance
Eligibility Requirements:  3.0 final GPA
Available at public and private 2-year institutions

Hope
Up to $2,800 the first year with possibility of LIFE for the next three years
Eligibility Requirements:  3.0 final GPA

Lottery Tuition Assistance
Portion of tuition (depends on available funding)
Eligibility Requirements:  Be a SC resident, enrolled in at least six credit hours toward a program, make satisfactory progress toward program requirements, and file a FAFSA
Available at public and private 2-year institutions

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

December

Silver Pen Writing Competition
$500 – $1,500 (four scholarships to be awarded)
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior, application, transcript, 600-1000 word essay
For more information visit silverpen-slc.com (all information must be submitted on this website)
Deadline:  12/9/17

January

Harry Hampton Scholarship
$5,000 (4 years, $5,000 per year)
Eligibility Requirements:  Students in the natural resources disciplines of wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine or environmental science, online application, essay/autobiography, transcript, recent photo.  (NOTE: Agriculture, general biology, pre-medical biology and veterinary science are NOT eligible for this scholarship.)
For more information visit www.HamptonWildlifeFund.org/scholarship.html
Deadline:  1/31/18

Wallace F. Pate Scholarship
$2,500
Eligibility Requirements:  Students in the natural resources disciplines of wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine or environmental science, online application, essay/autobiography, transcript, recent photo.  (NOTE: Agriculture, general biology, pre-medical biology and veterinary science are NOT eligible for this scholarship.)
For more information visit www.HamptonWildlifeFund.org/scholarship.html
Deadline:  1/31/18

David M. Cline Scholarship
$2,000
Eligibility Requirements:  Students furthering their education in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science.
For more information visit www.HamptonWildlifeFund.org/scholarship.html
Deadline:  1/31/18

James O. Thomason Scholarship
$2,000 per year for 4 years if eligible
Eligibility Requirements:  Student wishing to further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communication, online application, essay, autobiography, transcript, recent photo.
For more information visit www.HamptonWildlifeFund.org/scholarship.html
Deadline:  1/31/18

March

Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
Touchstone Energy Scholarship
$3,000 (7 to be awarded)
Eligibility Requirements:  Student needing financial aid, senior, solid B grade average, active in service to others, goal-oriented with a solid educational plan, application, interview for semi-finalists to be held March 15.  Primary residence must receive electricity from Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative.
For more information and application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  3/1/18

Career & Technology Education Administrators Scholarship
$,1500
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior, career and technology completer, application, three reference letters, essay, transcript
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  3/1/18

SC Association of Extension Administrative Professions
$,1000
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior planning to pursue their initial associate or baccalaureate degree in the administrative technology, accounting, business management, or business administration field, minimum B GPA, SC resident, application, official transcript, essay, list of extracurricular activities.
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  3/2/18

Elaine and Ellison Kaiser Health Science or Agriculture Scholarship
$500
Eligibility Requirements:  Must have completed either Lexington Technology Center’s Health Science Program or Agriculture Education Program, minimum 2.5 GPA, three recommendations, documentation of acceptance to a 2 or 4 year college, university, or technical school in South Carolina, application, essay, transcript, documentation of community service.
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  3/15/18

SC State Fair Scholarship
$6,000 ($1,500 per year for four years)
Eligibility Requirements:  SC resident, online application, current photo, must attend a public or private college, university or technical college in SC.  Applicants will be judged based on need, academic and extra-curricular achievement, communication skills, and on aptitude for completion of application.
For more information and to complete the online application visit www.scstatefair.org (application available beginning February 1, 2018)
Deadline:  3/15/18

April Lynn Quinton Memorial Scholarship
$1,000
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior planning to major in Special Education, application, official transcript, minimum GPA of 3.2, minimum SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 22, two letters of recommendation, 500-word essay.
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  3/15/18

Lexington Medical Center Nursing Scholarships
$1,000-$2,000
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior planning to pursue a nursing degree, application, official transcript, SAT or ACT scores,  two letters of recommendation, essay, letter of acceptance to a nursing program.
For more information and an application visit http://www.lexmed.com/careers/nurses/scholarships
Deadline:  3/15/18

Perrin R. Love Memorial Scholarship
$300
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior, LTC completer, minimum 2.5 GPA, application, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation.
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  3/15/18


The George Rogers Foundation
First in Family Scholarship
Amount TBD
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior, application, official transcript, college registration and admission documents, two letters of recommendation, letter from parent/guardian affirming that they are the first in the family to attend an institution of higher learning.
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  3/16/18

2018 Lexington Woman’s Club
Anne D. Pitts Memorial Scholarship
Amount TBD, typically $2,000-$4,000
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA, entering field of medicine, attending a higher institution of learning in South Carolina, application, essay, two letters of recommendation
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  3/27/18

Lexington District One Office Professionals Scholarship
$1,000
Eligibility Requirements:  US citizen, SC resident, senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, entering field of Business (Computer Science, Advertising, Marketing, Accounting, etc.), application, essay, three letters of recommendation
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  3/29/18

April

Iris Garden Club Scholarship
$400-$500
Eligibility Requirements:  Student active in FFA for two years, transcript, essay, application
For more information and application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  4/9/18

Lexington Women’s Club Scholarship
Amount TBD
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior entering the field of education, application, transcript, essay, two recommendations
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  4/10/18

Rotary Club Scholarship
$4,000 ($1,000 per year for 4 years – 5 awarded); $1,000 (1 awarded)
Eligibility Requirements:  Senior, application, letter of recommendation, official transcript and financial need
For more information and an application visit School Counseling and Advisement (LTC 401)
Deadline:  4/11/18