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) 
2018 SCATA Scholarship
South Carolina Association of Title 1 Administrators  

Jan. 8, 2018 
  $2000 (1st Place)
(2) $1000 (2nd and 3rd Place) 
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 Jan. 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
Twenty Pearls Foundation of Charleston, Inc. Scholarship   Jan. 31, 2018 
 
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
Burke High School Class of 2001 Memorial Scholarship  Feb. 28, 2018
 $500
Trident Technical College 2018 Scholarships
Mar. 2, 2018
 
  • Submit a TTC admission application to the TTC Admissions Office.
  • Submit an official high school transcript (through your junior year) to the Admissions Office
  • Submit SAT/ACT scores to the Admissions office OR complete the TTC placement test.
  • Once the steps above are completed, access the online scholarship application through the my.tridenttech.edu student portal.  
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,Inc. Chapter Alumnae Chapter Scholarship  Mar. 3, 2018

2018 Mark Cobb Ron McWhirt Scholarship Mar. 12, 2018  $2500  
  • Applicant parent or guardian must be a full time CCSD employee
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior (June 2018) in Charleston County School District
  • Applicant must be seeking admission into a technical, 2 year or 4 year college/university
  • Click on link to access the scholarship application 2018 Mark Cobb. Ron McWhirt Scholarship Application.docx
The South Carolina Education Association - Retired Scholarship
Mar. 15, 2018
  $1,000 
  • Applicant must be a senior graduating from a SACS accredited college,university, technical school or community college in South Carolina as a full time student.
  • Applicant must plan to pursue a career in education
  • Applicant must have maintained a good high school academic record and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point ratio while attending college
  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Applicant must need financial assistance
  • Click on the link to access and print application The South Carolina Education Association - Retired Scholarship.pdf
The National Society of Black Engineers - Charleston Professional Chapter
Mar. 16, 2018
 $500
  •  Applicant must be a graduating senior
  • Applicant must be an African-American, US citizen and a South Carolina resident of one of the following counties: Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester
  • Applicant must plan to pursue an undergraduate degree with a major within Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field and must be accepted for enrollment into a STEM degree program
  • Applicant must be a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (3.4375 on a 5.0 scale)
  • Click on link to access application and additional information 2018-NSBE-Scholarship-Application.docx
The George Rogers First in Family Scholarship  Mar. 16, 2018  
  • Must be a SC Resident
  • Graduating High School Senior
  • First in Family Student - defined as a student who will be the first person in their family to attend 2 or 4 year college.
  • Click on the link to access application and additional information. 2017-18 George Rogers Scholarship Application.pdf
The Links - Mayme B. Massey Scholarship
Mar. 16, 2018
  $2,000 
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited high school in the trident region -- Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester counties.
  • Applicant must be able to meet the entrance requirements to attend an approved post-secondary institution.
  • Applicant must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Applicant must have been accepted to attend a four year institution of higher learning.
  • Applicant must submit a completed application packed by the required date. 
  • Click on links to access the application
  • 2018 Chas Chap Links Scholarship Letter.pdf2018 Chas Chap Links Scholarship Instructions-Pages 1-2.pdf
Coastal Community Foundation - 2018 General Scholarship Program  Mar. 16, 2018
 
Coastal Community Foundation - Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program
 Mar. 16, 2018
 $10,000 (annually) 
  • Applicants must be African American students who are currently high school seniors and whose permanent residence is in Beaufort, Charleston or Jasper County.
  • Applicants must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university in Fall 2018
  • Applications are available at www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund (JMSMSF) 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
Charleston Alumni Chapter - South Carolina State University  Mar. 31, 2018
 
  •  Applicant must attend a high school in Charleston County and must be accepted for matriculation at South Carolina State University.
  • To receive the award, the applicant must enroll at South Carolina State University the semester immediately following the announcement of the award.
  • In the event of any conviction of any immoral or criminal offense, or if the recipient does not enroll, the recipient loses all rights and claims to the scholarship money.
  • The scholarship will be paid directly to South Carolina State University to be applied to the recipient's account.  
  • Click on link to access the scholarship application and criteria Charleston Scholarship Application South Carolina State 2018 (1).pdf
South Carolina State University National Alumni Association  Mar. 31, 2018
 $1,000 year
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. 
Myra Singleton Thompson- Benedict Scholarship 2018
Apr. 2, 2018
 
  • Applicant must be a current incoming freshmen and African American attending Benedict College
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must be from the graduation class of 2018 from Burke High School
  • Access scholarship application at admin@letcinc.org or click on link Myra Singleton Thompson - Benedict Scholarship 2018 to download application.  
Joye Law Firm   Apr. 2, 2018  $2,000 
  •  Open to all graduating South Carolina high school seniors.
  • Must plan to attend four year college or university
  • Demonstrate strong community-oriented values
  • Must provide a creative entry that brings awareness to the dangers of drunk and/or distracted living
  • Click on the link www.JoyeLawFirm.com/Scholarship and click on scholarship application to access.  
The Woman's Club of Charleston Scholarship
Apr. 4, 2018
 $1, 500 
  • Applicant is a deserving young lady who plans to enter a four year South Carolina college in the Fall of 2018
  • Applicant must have at least a 2.5 grade point average
  • Applicant must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Click on link to access the scholarship application..The Woman's Club of Charleston Scholarship

 

Burke High School Class of 1982 Apr. 13, 2018
 (3) $500
Trailblazer Scholarship - Burke High School Class of 1977  Apr. 20, 2018  $1,000
  •  Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above
  • ACT or SAT score
  • Acceptance into a two year, four year or technical college
  • Email, dianalston@gmail.com for application
  • Please click on link Trailblazer Scholarship BHS Class of 1977 to access policy and procedures for scholarship