Scholarships

Burke High School 
Scholarships are an award of financial aid for students to further their education. In addition to this listing, Students should do their own research to find scholarships that would be right for them.  Be sure to check the deadlines and make sure you send all pertinent information along with your scholarship application.

Scholarship Deadline  Amount       Criteria   
The Gates Scholarship      
Sept. 2017 - Phase 1 Closes;
Nov. 2017 - Phase 2 Opens;
Jan. 2018 - Phase 2 Closes
 Full Cost of Attendance
  • Highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors
  • Eligible students must be member of one or more of the following ethnic minorities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American 
  • Apply at www.thegatesscholarship.org
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.  Aug. 1 - Oct. 25, 2017
 $6000 -$25,000 
  • High School graduation in Spring/Summer
  • Demonstrates critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
  • United States Citizen
  • Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Oct. 2, 2017 (1st Phase)  up to $10,000 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship is your chance to be rewarded and gain local, state and even national recognition for all that you've put into your high school career.
  • Maintain at least a B average
  • Participate in at least one school-sponsored sport
  • Leader in your community or role model at your school.  
  • To apply visit www.wendyhighschoolheisman.com 
Horatio Alger Endowment Fund Oct. 25, 2017 $10,000 
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and 
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • To apply visit: www.scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarship/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Oct. 31, 2017  
  • High school seniors who plan to attend a 4 year college, vocational or technical school
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Should be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and their commitment to service
  • Burke can nominate one student to apply
  • Student must turn in the nomination 
Coca Cola Scholarship Oct. 31, 2017 $20,000 
  • Current high school (or home schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S. (or select DoD Schools) 
  • U.S. Citizens, U. S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees.
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • To apply visit: http://www.cocacolascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
Ron Brown Scholarship Nov. 1, 2017 (Early Concideration), Jan. 9, 2018 (Final Deadline) $20,000 
  • Must be Black/African American
  • Must excel academically 
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential
  • Must participate in community service activities
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply
  • To apply visit: www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application or see the School Counseling Office
Jefferson Scholars Foundation
 Dec. 1, 2017 Up to $280,000
  • High School Seniors interested in attending the University of Virginia and being nominated for the Jefferson Scholarship.
  • Please go to www.jeffersonscholars.org to read more about this scholarship
Unified Caring Associations   Dec. 1, 2017 $333 
  • U.S. High School Juniors and Seniors
  • A written essay on what you would do to promote peace and unity
  • The word count must be between 500-550 words
  • Submissions must include applicable signed release form to be considered. 
  • To apply visit: www.unifiedcaring.org/if-i-were-president
South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program  Dec. 1, 2017 Up to $24,000 
  • a United States citizen or permanent resident alien legally authorized to be in the United States (Please note-students categorized as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are not eligible for Teaching Fellows)
  • a legal resident of South Carolina
  • a high school senior or junior graduation early
  • To apply visit: www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows-application.html
Lyceum Scholars Program Dec. 11, 2017 $10,000 
  • Candidates must apply (and be accepted) to Clemson University as incoming Freshman.
  • Successful candidates will be of a high intellectual caliber, as demonstrated through academic achievement and test scores in their high school careers, and must be passionate about ideas, intellectual engagement, and the subject matter of the Lyceum Scholars Program
  • To apply visit: www.clemson.edu/capitalism/lyceum.html
ACT Student Champion Award  Dec. 31, 2017
 $500 (non-renewable)
  •  Applicants must be graduation seniors in the class of 2018 who have taken the ACT and fit the following criteria:
  • Has overcome challenges and can articulate education and  career actions
  • Have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first generation college students.  
  • Click on the following link: www.act.org/readinesschampions to access application and apply.  
GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship 
Jan. 4, 2018
 $10,000 (renewable 
Kittie Moss Fairey Scholarship Jan. 15, 2018 Various  
  • Applicants must be high school seniors enrolled in a South Carolina High School.
  • Applicants must be South Carolina Residents
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale through the spring 2017 semester
  • Applicants must have a combined SAT score of 1100 or composite ACT score of 26.
  • Applicant's parents must have a household adjusted gross income not exceeding $40,000.
  • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university in South Carolina
  • To apply visit www.csascholars.org
South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship January 15, 2018 $1,500 
  • Have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.
  • Recipients must attend an accredited public or private, four-year college or university in South Carolina in the fall of 2018.
  • To apply visit www.scholarshipprograms.org
Hampton Wildlife Fund-Harry Hampton Scholarship Jan. 31, 2018 4-year $5,000/yr.
  • Students who wish to further their education in the natural resources diciplines of wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine or environmental science 
  • To apply visit: www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html
Hampton Wildlife Fund-Wallace F. Pate Scholarship  Jan. 31, 2018 one-year $2,500/yr. 
  • Students who wish to further their education in the natural resources disciplines of wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine or environmental science 
  • To apply visit: www.hamptonwildlifefund.org/scholarship.html

Hampton Wildlife Fund-David M. Cline Scholarship Jan. 31, 2018  one-year $2,000/yr.
Hampton Wildlife Fund-Harry Hampton James O. Thomason Scholarship Jan. 31, 2018  4-year $2,000/yr. 
Virginia Military Institute-The Institute  Scholarship Program Feb. 1, 2018 From $5,000 per academic year up to and including the full cost of tuition and fees 
The South Carolina Association of Counties Board of Directors Scholarship   Feb. 1, 2018
 (4) $2,500 (yearly)
  •  Applicants must be planning to attend a South Carolina college, university or two-year technical college in the Fall
  • Applicants must complete the application and write an essay on their aspirations and goals.
  • Click on link to access application SCAC2018ScholarshipApplication (1).pdf 
  • Scholarship applications and Principal/Guidance Counselor statements may be submitted online via www.sccounties.org/scac-scholarships
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund  Mar. 31, 2018
 
  •  Applicant must be a US Citizen or permanent resident of US
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale
  • Applicant must be a high school senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities.
  • Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000.
  • Click on the following links to access the scholarship checklist, criteria sheet and application: JMSMSF SCHOLARSHIP CHECKLIST.SHT.docJMSMSF SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA.SHT (2).docJMSMSF_APPLICATION_FORM..doc
Sinclair L. Joe Memorial Scholarship Apr. 1, 2018
  
 one-time
$500

  • Applicant must satisfy all of the following criteria to be eligible: 1)Diagnosis of a deliberating illness through themselves, a parent or sibling with a financial need; 2)Shows continued community service; 3)Must be between the ages of 16-20 years of age; 4) Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0; 4) Be accepted or in his/her first year of enrollment at an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university.
  • To apply visit online at www.sinclairjoe.org for application packet and additional information.