Scholarships

Burke High School 
Students should do their own research in addition to using this list to find scholarships that would be right for them as well as visit Naviance/Family Connetcion.  Please check the deadlines and make sure you send all pertinent information along with your scholarship application.

Scholarship Deadline  Amount       Criteria   
Horatio Alger Association Scholarships       
Oct. 25, 2016                Varies
  • minimum 2.0 GPA 
  • adjusted gross family income $55,000 or lower
  • complete online application  here
Coca-Cola Scholarship
Oct. 31, 2016 Varies
Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student Scholarship  Nov. 30, 2016 $4,000 - $50,000 
  • High School Senior who is a US Citizen
  • Applications judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need
  • Student at or near the top of their class, active in their school and community and recognized as leaders by their peers.
  • Apply at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm and clicking on the 2017 MVS application link. 
South Carolina Teaching Fellows
Dec. 1, 2016 $24,000
Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson Dec. 8, 2016 $10,000
Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship Jan. 2, 2017  
  •  Applicants must be a high school senior enrolled in a SC high school.
  • Applicant must be a SC resident
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale through the Spring 2016 semester
  • Applicant must have a combined SAT score of 1800 or a composite ACT score of 26.
  • Applicant's parents must have an adjusted gross income not to exceed $40,000
  • Applicants must plan to attend an accredited four-year college/university in SC.
  • Apply online at www.csascholars.org
2017 SCATA Scholarship  Jan. 6, 2017 $2,000
(First place)
$1,000
(Second Place
$1,000
(Third Place
 
  • Applications are in the School Counseling Office
NAFEPA Scholarship Jan. 17, 2017
 
  •  High School Transcript from Fall 2016
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 300 word essay
  • Applications are available in the School Counseling Office 
Hampton Wildlife Funds Harry Hampton Scholarship and Wallace F. Pate Scholarship Jan. 31, 2017 $5,000
$2,500

  • $5,000(4 years - eligibility for Hampton Scholarship)
  • $2,500 (1 year - eligibility for Pate Scholarship)
  • Students who wish to further their education in the natural resources disciple (wildlife, biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science)
  • Students may apply to both scholarships using one application, but are eligible to be awarded for only one.
  • Apply at the following link http://www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/Hampton_Pate_app_2016-17_fill.pdf 
Melanie Williams-Smalls Scholarship
Twenty Pearls Foundation of Charleston, Inc. 
Jan. 31, 2017
$1,000 
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Graduating senior from Charleston County High School
  • Must have a GPA of a B (80-89)
  • Must enter college as a freshmen upcoming Fall semester
  • Applications are available in the School Counseling Office
Maria Goodloe-Johnson Scholarship
Twenty Pearls Foundation of Charleston, Inc. 
Jan. 31, 2017 $500 - $1,000 
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be a graduating senior from a Charleston County High School
  • Must have a GPA of a B (80-89)
  • Must enter college as a freshmen upcoming Fall semester
  • Application are available in the School Counseling Office  
Southern Imports Collison Center Scholarship
Twenty Pearls Foundation of Charleston, Inc. 
Jan. 31, 2017
$1,000
(one time award)
 
  •  Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be a graduating senior and must have a minimum GPA of a B(80-89)
  • Must enter college as a freshman in the upcoming fall semester and attend a historically Black College/University (If after being selected for the scholarship the recipient decides not to attend a Historically Black College/University, the recipient scholarship will be forfeited).  
  • Complete all items in the application packet
  • Select three people to complete the enclosed Scholarship Recommendation Forms. One from a certified teacher or an administration from your school  and the other two from a pastor, employer, teacher, principal, coach, guidance counselor etc.in support of your application.  
  • An official (sealed) copy of transcript
  • Copy of SAT/ACt scores
  • Essay (no less than 250 words)
  • Application are available in the School Counseling Office 
Charleston Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc.  Feb.3, 2017 $700 (Local)
$1,000 (Regional)
  • Click on Application link to download and print
  • Applications are also available in the School Counseling Office
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Feb.12, 2017 $25,000 yr
  • 50 scholarships
  • Graduating senior who plan to major in Engineering, Technology or Design with an interest in automotive industry
  • Apply at: www.buickachievers.com
 CWIT Scholarship Feb.21, 2017
 
  •  Applicant must be enrolled/enrolling in an accredited South Caroling high school, institution, college or university
  • Must provide proof of acceptance or current enrollment
  • Applicant must have a serious interest in pursuing a degree specific to international trade or related course of study. 
  • Apply at: http://www.cwitsc.org/awards/
Robert J. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship  Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Feb.23, 2017  
  • Submit completed application
  • Complete 500 word essay
  • Must provide a high school transcript 
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher, principal or counselor and one from a member in the community)
  • Must provide an copy of acceptance letter from college or university for 2017-2018 academic year
  • Click on Scholarship Application link to download and print
  • Applications are also available in School Counseling Office or with Mr. Gregory Gibbs.
The Exchange Club of Charleston
~Youth of the Year Scholarship
~ACE Scholarship
Mar.1, 2017 Up to $6,000 (local level)
Up to $10, 000 (national level)
  • Click on Scholarhip Application link to download and pring 
  • Applications are also available in School Counseling Office
The SCEA- Retired Scholarship Mar.15, 2017 $1,000(annual for 4 years)
  • Applicant must be a senior graduation from a public high school in South Carolina
  • Must plan to attend an accredited four year college or university within the state of South Carolina as a full time student
  • Must plan for and pursue a career in education
  • Must have maintained a good high school academic record and maintain a 3.0 grade point ration while attending a South Carolina college or university
  • Must demonstrate leadership abilities
  • Must need financial assistnace. 
  • Click here to download and print scholarship application packet.
Coastal Community Foundation Mar.17, 2017 Varies
Mark Cobb Memorial/Ron McWhirt Scholarship  Mar.20, 2017 $2,500
  • Applicant's parent or legal guardian must be a full-time Charleston County School employee
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior (2017) from a Charleston County School.
  • Applicant must be seeking admission in a technical, 2 year or 4 year college or university
  • Click on Scholarship Application link to download and print
  • ​Applications are also available in School Counseling Office

South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professional  Mar.24, 2017 $1,000
  • Scholarship offered to applicants pursuing an associates or bachelors degree in administrative technology, accounting, business management or business administrative field.
  • Applicants must have at least a B grade point average
  • Applicants must be a resident of South Carolina
  • Click on the scholarship application link to download and print
  • Applications are also available in the School Counseling Office
Greater Charleston Empowerment Corporation Mar.24,2017 $5,000
Links - Mayme B. Massey Scholarship  Mar.24, 2017 $2,000
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited high school in the trident region - Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester counties
  • Applicants must be able to meet the entrance requirement to attend an approved post-secondary institution.
  • Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2. 75 or above
  • Applicants must have been accepted to attend a four year institution of higher learning.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application packet by the required date.
  • Click on the link Links - Mayme B. Massey scholarship to access the the scholarship packet.  
Burke High School Class of 1956 Prince Gilliard Memorial Award  Mar.28, 2017  $500
  • Click on Class of 1956 link to download application and complete
  • Scholarship will be offered to students who might attend a 2-year technical school.  
The National Society of Black Engineers
Mar.31, 2017 $500
  •  Graduating high school senior
  • Must be an African-American, US Citizen and a SC resident of one of the following counties: Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester
  • Must plan to pursue an undergraduate degree with a major within Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field and must be accepted for enrollment into a STEM degree program
  • Must be a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale or 3.475 on a 5.0 scale
  • Click on Scholarship Application link to download and print 
  • Applications are also available in School Counseling Office 
South Carolina State University National Alumni Association
Mar.31,2017 $1,000(year)
$500(semester)
  • Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement of financial need
  • Must provide an autiobiography describing career goals, interest, work experience, hobbies and reasons for selecting South Carolina State University.
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation (one from teacher and other from non-family member)
  • Provide an official transcript that includes GPA and rank, an official copy of SAT or ACT scores and copy of acceptance letter
  • Click on Scholarship Application link to download and print
  • Applications are also available in School Counseling Office
Charleston Alumni Chapter - South Carolina State University Mar.31, 2017 $1,000
  • Applicants must attend a high school in Charleston County
  • Applicants must enroll at South Carolina State University the semester immediately following the announcement of the award
  • Applicants must submit an offical copy of his/her high school transcript
  • Applicants must submit an essay describing his/her ambitions and goals as well as what he/she would hope to contribute to society through educational training received from South Carolina State University
  • Click on Scholarship Application link to download and print
  • Applications are also available in the School Counseling Office
Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship  Mar.31, 2017 $1,000
  •  ​Applicant must be a South Carolina resident and pending graduate of a South Carolina accredited high school.
  • Appliant must be an occupant of any of the Charleston Housing Authority residences or its participating programs.
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior (May/June 2017) in a Charleston County or Berkeley County School District School
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must be seeking admission into a technical, 2 year or 4 year college/university
  • Applicant cannot be a child or parent of a Housing Authority of The City of Charleston or Septima P. Clark, Inc. board member or employee.
  • Click on the link http://www.chacity.org/images/FCKUploads/file/Cynthia%20Graham%20Hurd%20Memorial%20Scholarship%20Final%20-%202017%20to%202018(1).pdf to access application. 
Charleston Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship  Mar.31,2017  
  • Applicant must be an African American female student that resides in The Greater Charleston Area.
  • Applicant must submit SAT/ACT scores, grade point average, rank in class and essay
  • Click on the following link Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. scholarship to access the scholarship application.  
The Woman's Club of Charleston Scholarship Mar.31,2017 $1,500
  •  ​Applicant must be a local female student attending a public Charleston County High School.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must have a need for financial assistance.
  • Applicant must be entering a four year college in the state of South Carolina.  
  • Click on the scholarship link to access the application and scholarship guidelines.  
SAME Charleston Post Scholarship
Apr.1, 2017 $1000
  •  ​Be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student
  • Be a resident of Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester County, or be a member, spouse or child of a member of the Charleston Post or member of the Citadel Student Chapter of SAME
  • Have a GPA of 3.0(4.0 scale) or greater for high school and college
  • Be accepted or confirmed enrollment in an accredited U.S. college/university or Trident Technical College 2+2 transfer program.
  • Studying undergraduate engineering, architecture, science. math or a related field of study in 2017-2018
  • Click on Scholarship Application link to download and print
  • ​Applications are also available in School Counseling Office
Sinclair L. Joe Memorial Scholarship Apr.1,2017 $500
  • Applicants must have a diagnosis of a deliberating illness through themselves, a parent or sibling with a financial need
  • Must show continued community service
  • Must be between the ages of 16-20 years
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0
  • Be accepted or in his/her first year of enrollment at at accredited 2 or 4 year college or university
  • Visit www.sinclairjoe.org for the application packet and additional information.
  • Winners will be announced by June 1, 2017 
Holocaust Scholarship
Apr.1, 2017 $1000
  •  ​Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will attend a two or four year college or university
  • Must submit one copy of the scholarship application form
  • Must submit a copy of official acceptance letter for the accredited two or four year college or university
  • Must submit a copy of essay with work cited page in MLA Format.
  • Click on Scholarship Application link to download and print
  • Applications are also available in School Counseling Office
Joy Law Firm Scholarship Apr.1, 2017 (6) $2,000
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior
  • Must be accepted for full-time enrollment at a 4 year college or university  
  •  To apply, submit an application on www.joylawfirm.com/scholarship or click here to download, print and complete application 
Burke High School Class of 1982  Apr.3, 2017 (3) $500 scholarships
  • Submit completed application to School Counselor
  • Submit 250 word essay (double spaced) - topics provided
  • Submit an acceptance letter from an accredited college, university or technical college
  • Submit two letters of recommendations (form provided)
  • Click on Scholarship Application link to download and print
  • Applications are also available in School Counseling Office
Trident Technical College 2017 Scholarships Jan.17, 2017-
Feb.28, 2017

 
  •  Submit a TTC admission application to the TTC Admissions Office
  • Submit an official high school transcript (through junior year)
  • Submit SAT/ACT scores or complete TTC placement test
  • Apply online - From Main TTC menu, click on Financial Life then My Financial Aid and then 2017-2018 TTC Online Scholarship Application
  • Click on Link to access application and instructions
Suntrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

Sept. 12, 2016 -May 12, 2017

$500
Burke High School Class of 1955 - Benjamin F. Washington Scholarship  Apr.5,2017  
Giving Back Scholarship
Pain Specialists of Charleston, PA

Apr.7, 2017 $5,000
Myra Thompson Scholarship Apr.9,2017  
  •  ​Applicant must be a current incoming freshmen and African American attending Benedict College
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must be graduate of the class of 2017 from Burke High School
  • Click on the scholarship link Myra Thompson Scholarship to access and print the application.  
Exxon Bernard Harris Scholarship Apr.10, 2017 $5,000
  • Awarded specifically for African American and Hispanic graduating seniors in Council school districts only who plan to pursue college studies in one of the STEM- related fields.  
  • Click  here or access the Council's website. 
Burke High School Class of 1977
Trailblazer Scholarship 
Apr.15, 2017 $500
  • Click on the Burke High School Class of 1977 scholarship link to access scholarship criteria, instructions and application.
  • Applications are also available in the School Counseling Office
MaeDe Esperanza Myers Brown Post High School Scholarship Apr.15, 2017 $1,000
  • Applicant must be a high schools senior or recent high school graduate.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester Counties.
  • Applicant must be an African American female with a 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must provide proof of enrollment in a post secondary educational institution.
  • Access the MaeDe Esperanza Meyers Brown Post High School Scholarship link to download and print scholarship application.  
​Burke High School Class of 1983
Apr.17, 2017  
  •  Click on the Burke High School Class of 1983 link to download scholarship criteria and scholarship application.  
  • Applications are also available in the School Counseling Office
2017 Ned Felder Scholarship  Apr.19,2017 $5000
  •  ​Applicant must be a graduating senior from BHS with a grade point average of 2.3
  • Applicant will be entering their freshmen year in the upcoming fall semester.
  • Applicant has been accepted and will be attending South Carolina State University.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 700 SAT composite or 12 ACT composite score
  • See Ms. Garris for applications
2017 Burke High School Foundation Scholarship  Apr.19,2017 $5000
  •  ​Applicant must be a graduating senior from BHS with a grade point average of 2.3
  • Applicant will be entering their freshmen year in the upcoming fall semester.
  • Applicant must have a form application for admittance to an accredited university/college, technical school or an approved post secondary training program.  
  • Applicant must have a minimum 700 SAT composite or 12 ACT composite score
  • See Ms. Garris for applications

South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA) Scholarship  Apr.28,2017  
  • 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 at South Carolina or qualifying out of state college of their choice
  • Preference will be given to applicants who show an interest and desire to work for a South Carolina Dealership upon completion of their degree program.  
  • Click on link to download and print application and instructions. 
Cigar Factory Friends of Eastside Community Endowed Scholarship Fund Apr.28,2017 $1,200
  •  Applicants must reside in the eastside community (bounded by Stuart Street (north), East Bay Street & Morrison Drive (east), Meeting Street (west) and Mary Street (south)
  • Click on scholarship link to download and access the scholarship application and criteria.  
2017 Bill Dull Memorial and CEJC Scholarship  Apr.28,2017 $500
  •  ​Applicant must be a citizen of the United States
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior
  • Applicant must provide proof of acceptance into an engineering or technology curriculum at an accredited institution for higher learning.
  • Click on 2017 Bill Dull Memorial and CEJC Scholarhip link to download and print scholarship application.  
Charleston County Retired Educators' Association 
Mildred Almond Carl Planck Memorial Scholarship (Teacher Cadet)
May 1,2017 $1500
  •  ​Applicant must have involved with Teacher Cadet Program at the school.
  • Click on scholarship link to access the application. 
Gamma Zeta Chapter Scholarship  May 1, 2017  
  • Applicant must be a female high school senior in Berkeley County, Charleston County or Dorchester County
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better based on a 4.0 grading scale verified by official transcript.
  • Applicant must demonstrate interest and involvement in public service and community related activities.
  • Applicant must demonstrate goals, aspirations and plans to pursue an education beyond high school.
  • Click on the Gamma Zeta Chapter Scholarship link to access and print the scholarship application.  
Tywanza Sanders Race for Achievement  May 4,2017  
  •  ​Applicant must be a resident of South Carolina
  • Applicant must be a high school senior accepted to a post-secondary institution (2 or 4 year college/university) for the 2016 academic school year.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of at a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must provide a copy of official high school transcript with application.
  • Applicant must provide a coy of acceptance letter or admissions documents with applicaiton
  • Applicant must submit at least one letter of recommendation.
  • Applicant must submit a resume
  • Applicant must be a minority student
  • Click on scholarship link Tywanza Sanders Race for Achievement to download and print applicaiton.  
Evelyn Ancrum Education Support System, Inc. Scholarship
May 5,2017 $500
Burke High School Class of 1959 Scholarship  May 10,2017
  • Applicants may apply who attend a 2-year or 4-year college/university  
  • Click on scholarship link Burke Class of 1959 to access scholarship criteria and application
  • Applications are also available in the School Counseling Office 
Dismantling the School to Pipeline Initiative Scholarship  May 12,2017 $425 (2)
  •  Click on scholarship link DTSTPP to access, download, and print scholarship application and criteria.  
Burke/CA Brown Class of 1964  May 12,2017 $1000
  •  ​Applicant must be a Burke High School senior eligible for graduation.
  • Applicant must submit a copy of letter or acceptance to an institution of higher learning.
  • Click on scholarship link Burke/CA Brown Class of 1964 to access, download, and print scholarship application.  
Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of Charleston Scholarship
May 15,2017
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarship May 19,2017 $500
  • Student must be an African-American graduating senior from a Charleston County High School.
  • Student must have an acceptance letter from an accredited college, university or a technical/vocational school.
  • Student must have letters of recommendation from their high school guidance counselor and two teachers.
  • Click on scholarship link Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship to access, download and print the scholarship application and criteria.  
Navy Wives Clubs of America Scholarship  May 30,2017  
  •  ​Applicant must be sons/daughters of enlisted members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard on active duty, retired with pay or deceased.
  • Applicant must show basis of need for financial assistance, have a scholastic standing of at least at 2.5 grade point average and be a graduate of an accredited High School or it's equivalent or will qualify for graduation prior to beginning eligibility for assistance.
  • To access the scholarship application and requirements, click on NWCA Scholarship link
Reverend Dr. E.L. Jackson Scholarship Fund
May 31,2017 $1000
Rudolph Canzater Scholarship Jun.9, 2017  
  •  ​Applicants must be a resident of the Sixth Congressional District of SC and/or plan to attend a college or university or technical school in the district in the academic year of 2017-2018
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need and be classified as an entering freshmen at an institution of higher learning in Fall of 2017
  • Apply at: http://www.canzaterclassic.com and http://www.jecrsf.org 
  • Click on Scholarship Application link to download and print
  • Applications are also available in School Counseling Office