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
Class of 1956 Prince Gilliard Memorial Award  Mar.28, 2017  $500
  • Click on Class of 1956 link to download application and complete
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
  • Applicant must attend a high school in Charleston County
  • Applicant must enroll at South Carolina State University the semester immediately following the announcement of the award
  • Applicant must submit an offical copy of his/her high school transcript
  • Applicant 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. 
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
Giving Back Scholarship
Pain Specialists of Charleston, PA

Apr.7, 2017 $5,000
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. 
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. 
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