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. Scholarships and other sources of financial aid can also be obtained through the various sources listed:
https://www.scholarships.com/
www.fastweb.com
www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.studentloans.gov 

Scholarship Deadline  Amount       Criteria   
The Gates Scholarship      
Sept.  18, 2018  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
United States Senate Youth Scholarshp Program   Sept. 26, 2018   
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.  Aug. 1 - Oct. 25, 2018
 $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, 2018 (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 
Teaching Fellows Scholarship  Sept. 1 - Dec. 1, 2018
 
  •  Any student who is a legal resident of South Carolina (DACA students are not eligible for Teaching Fellows) 
  • A current high school senior or junior graduating early and who will be attending college as a freshmen in the Fall of 2019
  • Fellowships are based on academic achievement, references, community and school involvement, an interview and a writing assessment
  • The application will be available on the CERRA website at teachingfellowsc.com 
Horatio Alger Endowment Fund $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
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.   Oct. 19, 2018
1st - $5,000
2nd- $3,000 3rd-$2,000 4th-$1,000 
 
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Oct. 31, 2018  
  • 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, 2018 $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 Scholars Program 
Nov. 1, 2018 Jan. 9, 2019
 $10, 000 
  •  Applicants must be a U.S, citizen or permanent resident 
  • Applicant must be Black/African American and current high school senior
  • To apply visit Ron Brown Scholars Program to obtain application and requirements. 
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
Nov. 20, 2018
 $40,000 yr
  •  Scholarship eligibility:
  • Seniors intending to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in Fall 2019
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Receive standardized test scores of either an SAT Total score of 1200 and above OR an ACT Composite score of 26 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need
The Lyceum Scholars - Clemson University
Dec. 10, 2018
 $10,000
The Silver Pen
Dec. 14, 2018
 $1,500 (1st Place)
$1,000 (2nd Place)
$750 (3rd Place)
$500 (4th Place

  • High School seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of Wellmore of Daniel Island.
  • Employees and children of employees at Wellmore of Daniel Island are also eligible.
  • No GPA requirement. 
  • Click on silverpen-slc.com link to access application requirements. 
Jump Start Scholarship - Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology
    
$1,500
$1,000
  • Must be a current high school student with a GPA of at least 3.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) - $1,500
  • Prospective students with a current high school GPA of at least 2.7 (based on 4.0 scale) - $1,000
  • For additional information, visit beautyschools.org
Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund - Harry Hampton, Wallace F. Pate, David M. Cline and James O. Thomason Scholarships  Jan. 31, 2019
 Varies
  •  Harry Hampton - 4 year ($5,000 yr) - for students who which to further their education in the natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science.
  • Wallace Pate - one year (2,500) - for students who wish to pursue a degree in the natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry or marine science
  • David Cline - one year (2,000) - for students who wish to pursue a degree in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science.
  • James O. Thomason - 4 year (2,000 yr) - for students who wish to pursue a degree in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communication.  
  • You may access application at www.HamptonWildlifeFund.org/scholarship.html
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

 
National Technical Honors Society  Jan. 19, 2019 - May 1, 2019
Varies
College Board Opportunity Scholarship

  Varies
  • This scholarship will officially launch in December 2018 for the class of 2020. 
  • To learn more about the scholarship, go to cb.org/opportunity