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. 
2019 South Carolina Association of Title 1 Administrators (SCATA)
Jan. 11, 2019
 $2,000(first place) 2-$1,000(second and third place) 
Continential
 Societies, Inc. Mid-`Atlantic Region Scholarship

Jan. 19, 2019 
 
Trident Technical College Schoolarships
Jan. 14 -
Mar. 1, 2019
 
 $500-$2,000 
  • The college will use your application to determine your eligibility for all available TTC scholarships. Some scholarships are based on financial need and the college encourages all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov to be considered for all awards. 

  • Important: New students must apply to the college, receive a student ID number and email account and submit high school transcripts and placement test scores before accessing the scholarship application.   

  • For more information contact us at TTCScholarships@tridenttech.edu.
Twenty Pearl Foundation of Charleston
Jan. 31, 2019
 
  • To print an application log on: www.twentypearlsfoundationofchas.com/apply-for-scholarship
  • In addition submit 3 letters of recommendation, scholarship essay, official transcript (in a sealed envelope from your school) and official SAT/ACT score.
  • Mail to: Twenty Pearls Foundation of Charleston, Inc., Attention: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 30115, Charleston SC 29417

    
$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
Steinberg Law Firm
Jan. 14, 2019 -Apr.29, 2019
 (5) $1,000 
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
SC Student Loan
   1K for college tuition
National Association of Federal Education Program Administrator (NAFEPA) Scholarship Program 
Feb. 1, 2019
 2 scholarship awards
  • Scholarship program is to financially support post-secondary education for qualifying seniors or high school graduates attending their first year of college.  
  • NAFEPA Scholarship Program.pdf
Charleston Chapter of the National Pan Hellenic Council Oratorical Contest  Feb. 2, 2019  
Twenty Pearls Foundation of Charleston, Inc. - Edwina Nanette Gadsden Scholarship
Feb. 20, 2019
 
  • To be considered, submit the following documents
  • Letters of recommendation from a 1. certified teacher or administrator, 2. a pastor, coach, teacher, employer, or school counselor. 3. pastor, coach, teacher, employer
  • Scholarship essay
  • Official transcript (in a sealed envelope from your school)
  • Official SAT/ACT score
  • To print an application log on: www.twentypearlsfoundationofchas.com/apply-for-scholarship
South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship 
Feb 21, 2019 
 12 ($50,000)
  • Applicants must be hardworking and dedicated students in South Carolina planning to pursue a post-secondary degree in Fall 2019 
  • More details, including the application and eligibility requirements can be found at. www.scfederal.org/scholarship
South Carolina State Fair Scholarships
Mar. 15, 2019
 
Charleston Alumni Chapter - Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.    Mar. 4, 2019
 
  • Scholarship applicant must have a respectable GPA
  • Be enrolled in a low country high school
  •  Be admitted and enrolled in a college or university as a freshmen in the upcoming fall semester
  • To access scholarship criteria and application, click on here

South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals
Mar. 8, 2019  $1, 000
  • Scholarship offered to anyone pursuing their initial associate or baccalaureate degree in the administrative office technology, accounting, business management, or business administration field. 
  • Applicant must have at least a B grade point average or better
  • All applicants will be considered regardless of race, sex, religion, age or handicap
  • Applicant must be a resident of South Carolina
  • Click on link to access the scholarship application South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals
Mark Cobb Memorial/Ron McWhirt Scholarship
Mar. 8, 2019
      $2,500  
  •  CCSD senior whose parent or legal guardian is a full time CCSD Employee
  • To access scholarship criteria and application, click here
Coastal Community Foundation - Rev. Pinckney Scholars Program 
Mar.15,2019 
 up to $10,000
  • Applicant 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 in Fall 2019
  • Selection criteria include, but not limited to, substantial financial need, academic performance and leadership potential
  • Applications are available at www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org
Coastal Community Foundation - 2019 General Scholarship
Mar. 15, 2019
 Varies
  • Open to students who permanently reside in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester Counties
  • By submitting one application, students are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible
  • Applications are available at www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org
Bobby Chapman Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship Program 
Mar. 15, 2019
 $1,500
NSBE Charleston 2019 Scholarship
Mar. 18, 2019

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school seniors
  • Applicant must be an African American, US Citizen and a South Carolina resident of one of the following counties: Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester
  • Applicant plan to pursue an undergraduate degree with a major within a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field, and must b 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). 
Class of 1956 Prince Gilliard 2019 Scholarship 
Mar. 20, 2019
 
  • Please click on Class of 1956  link to access scholarship application
  • You may also obtain a copy from the School Counseling Office 
Links - Mayme B. Massey Scholarship
Mar. 22, 2019
 $2,000

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of African American decent attending a high school in the Trident region - Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester Counties 
  • Click on links to access guidelines and scholarship application.
Charleston Alumni Chapter Voorhees College - Christine Frazier Scholarship 
Mar. 20, 2019
   $1,000  
  • Applicant must be a resident of the Tri-County (Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties) 
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior and has a minimum grade point average of a C (70-79) (2.0).
  • Applicant must have an SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 18
  • Click on link Christine Frazier Scholarship to access scholarship application 
Suzannah Blackwell Memorial Scholarship
Mar. 31, 2019
 
  •  Scholarship is for exceptional (current or former) English learners admitted and enrolled full-time to an accredited university. 
  • Only current SC and NC High School seniors are eligible and you must be attending an accredited US university or community college in the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Access the following link  Suzannah Blackwell Memorial Scholarship Application or webpage  Carolina TESOL Scholarship Page
Charleston Alumni Chapter South Carolina State University 
Mar. 31, 2019
 
South Carolina State University National Alumni Association Scholarship
Mar. 31, 2019  
The Palmetto State School Counselor Association 
Mar.31,2019 
(3) $1,000 
  • Must be a high school senior attending a public or private secondary school in the state of South Carolina. 
  • Must be a permanent resident of the state of South Carolina.
  • Must plan to attend a post-secondary institution during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • To access application along with additional requirements, please visit https//www.psschoolcounselor.org/News/7171388
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Apr. 1, 2019
 $1,000 
  • Eligible applicants must:
    ● (1) be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student
    ● (2) 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
    ● (3) have a G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or greater for high school and college
    ● (4) be accepted or confirmed enrollment in an accredited U.S. college/university or Trident Technical College 2+2 transfer program (honoring USAF Colonel Richard Kent’s many contributions to the SAME scholarship program and TTC’s 2+2 program) studying undergraduate engineering, architecture, science, math, or a related field of study in 2019/2020.
    Interested persons may contact Christopher J. Hinson, P.E. at 843-875-3637 or chinson@cems-ae.com.
  • To access application, click on link SAME

Joye Law Firm
Apr. 1, 2019
 (6) $2, 000
  • Open to all graduating South Carolina high school students 
  • Must plan to attend four year college or university
  • Applicant must demonstrate community-oriented values
  • Applicant must submit a creative entry that raises awareness of a selected personal injury matter 
  • Go to www.JoyeLawFirm.com/Scholarship and click on scholarship application 
Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity - 2019 Spring High School Community Service Scholarship Competition 
 Apr 5, 2019 


$1,000
 

Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Mu Alpha J.I. Hoffman Scholarship Essay Competition 
Apr 5, 2019 
 $1,000


Ladies Enriching the Community, Inc. - Myra Thompson Scholarship 
April 9, 2019   Applicant must be a:
  • current incoming freshman and African-American attending Benedict College;
  • student demonstrating financial need; and
  • Graduation class of 2019 from Burke High School
  •  To receive the award, the applicant must enroll in Benedict College the semester immediately following the announcement of the award. (2019 – 2020)
  • 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 the Benedict College to be applied to the recipient’s account.
  • Click on the link to access the scholarship application - Myra Thompson Scholarship 


Burke High School Class of 1982
Apr. 10, 2019
 (3) $500
The George Rogers Foundation 
Apr.12, 2019 
 
  • South Carolina Resident 
  • First in Family Student - defined as a student who will be the first person in their family to attend a 2 or 4 year college.
  • To access scholarship criteria and application, click on The George Rogers Foundation link 
MaeDe Esperanza Myers Brown Post High School Scholarship 
Apr.15, 2019
 $1,000 
  • High school senior or recent high school graduate. 
  • Resident of Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester County
  • Female
  • African American
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Proof of enrollment in a post secondary educational institution
  • Documented participation in at least two community endeavors within the past two years.
  • Completion of one page, double spaced essay describing the student's commitment to continuing of community service on an ongoing basis
  • Preferably a minimum 800 on the SAT and 17 on ACT
  • Click on link to access application MaeDe Esperanza Myers Brown Post High School 
Burke High School Class of 1977 Trailblazer Scholarship
Apr.19, 2019
    $1,500 
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • ACT or SAT score
  • Recommendation from a current instructor as well as community member who has knowledge of the applicant's character
  • Biographical information
  • Applicant's career aspirations
  • Evidence of community service (volunteerism)
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Acceptance into a two-year, four-year or technical college
  • Applicant must email dianalston@gmail.com to request an application
 
Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship 
Apr. 12, 2019
 
  • Applicants must be 2019 high school graduating senior in school districts represented by the Council of Great City Schools. 
  • Four scholarships for two males and two females, $5,000 each will be awarded to two African American and tow Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris 
  • Applicants may apply to the scholarship online  Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship Guidelines
Burke High School Class of 1962 - Culinary Arts Scholarship  Apr. 30, 2019  
The Greater Charleston Chapter - The Drifters, Inc. Book Scholarship  Apr. 30, 2019
  $500
  • Applicants must be a female graduating senior at Baptist Hill, Burke High School, Garrett Academy of Technology, St. John High School and West Ashley 
  • Applicant must be a first-time college freshmen (with fewer than 12 college credits unless those credits were earned in high school) planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.  
  • To access the book scholarship guidelines and application click on Book Scholarship Link. 
 Beta Epilson Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Scholarship  May 1, 2019   $500 
  • Must be current high school seniors who are anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application. 
  • Must have proof of acceptance at an accredited US undergraduate/graduate program.
  • Must have proof of full-time enrollment (i.e. class schedule or letter from college registration office) at an accredited US undergraduate/graduate program.
  • Currently enrolled in a full time undergraduate/graduate student at the time of application.
  • Carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application (High School Student)
  • Click on link to access application and criteria. Beta Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Scholarship.  
Louthian Law Firm
May 1, 2019
 
Strive Together Art Scholarship
May 10, 2019
 
  •  An art scholarship for current high school seniors and students enrolled in a post secondary institution for classes in Fall 2019. 
  • Click on StriveTogetherArtScholarship link to access application and criteria
The South Carolina Education Association-Retired Scholarship 
May 15, 2019
  $1,000   
  • Applicant must be a senior graduating from a public high school in South Carolina
  • Applicant must plan to attend a SACS accredited four-year college, university, or a SACS accredited two-year college within the state of South Carolina as a full-time student
  • Applicant must plan for and pursue a career in education
  • Applicant must have maintained a good high school academic record and maintain a 3.30 grade point ratio while attending college
  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities
  • Applicant must need financial assistance
  • Click on link SCEAR to access and print scholarship application.

The Reverend Dr. E. L. & Christine O. Jackson Scholarship Fund
May 31, 2019
   $1,000 
  • Applicants must be a graduating senior from Berkeley,  Charleston and Dorchester Counties, Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Jenkin's Orphanage and Foster Care in the Tri-County.
  • Click on the link to access scholarship criteria and application The Reverend Dr. E. L. & Christine O. Jackson Scholarship Fund
SC International Trade's Harry J. Wambodlt Scholarship Application May 31, 2019
(3) $1,500 
  • Must be a 2019 graduating high school senior with a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA. 
  • Must be a South Carolina resident, planning to attend an accredited college or university to study Business, International Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Engineering or Science.
  • Click on link to access application SC International Trade's Harry J. Wambodlt Scholarship
James E. Clyburn Research and Scholarship Foundations
Rudolph Canzater Scholarship

June 14, 2019 
 
  • Applicants must be a resident of the Sixth Congressional District of South Carolina and/or plans to attend a college, university or technical school in the district in the academic year of 2019-2020
  • 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 the Fall of 2019. 
  • Click on the links to access https://www.jecsrf.org/ - Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship; https://canzaterclassic.com/ - Rudolph Canzater Scholarship 
 

Mesothelioma Help Cancer Scholarship
Jul. 20, 2019 
$2,500 for first place to $500 for fourth place