Scholarships, Summer Programs & Financial Aid
College Board is a wonderful resource for high school students planning for college. They have created interactive guides for students for each year of high school. The guides can be printed. http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/action/index.html
Automotive Technology Scholarships to industry certified post-secondary programs through South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA) and Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES)
Graduating seniors of high school automotive technology programs, auto service and collision repair, are eligible to apply for scholarships to an industry certified technical college program. Non-AYES students are eligible for $1000 scholarship, renewable for second year based on grades. AYES graduates are eligible for $1500 scholarship, renewable for second year based on grades.
For complete information ask your Instructor to contact Dena Feagin at SCADA, email@example.com or call (803) 252-0205.
Columbia Museum of Art Summer Camp Scholarship Application
Eligibility Criteria: This scholarship is available to children ages 4 to 14 who need financial assistance to attend camp at the Columbia Museum of Art and who reside within the state of South Carolina.
Selection Criteria: The Columbia Museum of Art’s Summer Camp Scholarship Committee will award scholarships, subject to available funding, of up to one week of camp per child based on the following: 1) Submission of a complete application; 2) Adherence to the above eligibility criteria; 3) Persuasiveness of the Parent’s/Nominating Organization’s representative’s nominating statement.
Columbia Museum of Art High School Student Summer Volunteer Program
The Columbia Museum of Art student volunteer program provides participants with a wide range of opportunities. Application form
Consortium for Enterprise Systems Mangement Scholarship for BDPA Students (deadline 12/10/10)
2010 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Anita Borg (1949-2003) devoted her life to revolutionizing the way we think aout technology and dismantling the barriers that keep women and minorities from entering the computing and technology fields. In honor of Anita's vision, Google is proud to announce the 2010 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, awarding a group of female students each a scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. All finalists and scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend a 3-day Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in 2010. The Google Anita Borg Scholarship program is available to students studying computer science Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and the United States.
Eligibility Requirements - Candidates must be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or enrolled in a graduate program in the 2010-2011 academic year at a university; be enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student for the 2009-2010 academic year; mMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in your current program. For complete details, please visit www.google.com/jobs/scholarships Deadline to apply: February 1, 2010
Lexington Medical Center - Partners Summer Health Career Awareness Program
This program is designed to introduce the healthcare industry to bright, enthusiastic high school students of Lexington County, whom have a genuine interest in a healthcare career. Please see application for more information. Application form
Midlands HR Association Scholarship
First established in 2004 this $1000 scholarship is provided for students in the Machine Tool Technology and Industrial Maintenance Programs at Midlands Technical College. This award program is offered yearly through the Midlands Human Resource Association which is primarily HR professionals from industrial and manufacturing firms throughout the midlands area.
Selection is made by a committee from MTC faculty and staff based on the criteria listed below:
1. Preference given to H.S. students who are graduates of the area Vocational Technical school programs continuing in the Machine Tool or Industrial Maintenance program and /or
2. Current MTC students continuing in either of these programs.
3. Letter of recommendation from H.S. teacher or MTC educator.
4. Preference provided to qualified minorities and/or females continuing their education in one of these nontraditional career fields
Contact the Midlands Technical College Foundation office at 803-822-3646 for more information.
National Guard Association of South Carolina
It's that time, again!! Start planning for the 2011-2012 academic year. Go to the NGASC home page at www.ngasc.org and click on NGASC Auxiliary to review the Scholarship Application process and what information is required to complete the necessary forms. (Must be an active member in good standing of the National Guard Association of South Carolina Auxiliary or the dependent of a member in good standing.) Registration form
National Science Foundation, Marist College
Thanks to a substantial grant from the National Science Foundation, Marist College is able to offer full tuition, room and board scholarships to 12 incoming freshmen in September 2010. To be considered for a scholarship, a student must be a Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems major, academically talented and financially needy. Details on eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply can be found at http://www.marist.edu/admission/nsfgrant/ and are listed in the attached brochure.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the selected students. If you work with any community groups or high schools that have students who might qualify, please help us spread the word about the scholarships. Applications are now being accepted. To learn more, students can go directly to the website above or call the Marist Admissions Office at 845-575-3226 to speak with an Admission Counselor and mention "NSF Scholarships".
2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
Applications are open now through November 15, 2009 for the 2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing! Sponsored by Bank of America, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. By generating visibility for these young women in their local communities, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing encourages their continued interest in computing, attracts the attention and support of educational and corporate institutions, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women's participation.
All US high school young women (grades 9-12) are invited to apply. Complete information on the award is available at http://www.ncwit.org/award including Spanish language versions of the Award promotional materials. Awardees are selected for their demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.
Past winners are not eligible to apply (but we appreciate your help in spreading the word), however, previous applicants (including Semi Finalists) are encouraged to apply.
Providence Hospitals CampMed Summer Program - August 6, 2010
Camp Med is a one-day (August 6, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) health care career exploration program for "RISING" 7th and 8th graders in the Midlands. This is a great opportunity for students to see what Healthcare is really all about! If you are interested in the summer program, please contact the program coordinator at 256-5842 or visit their website at www.providencehospitals.com (click on Careers: Student Opportunities: Elementary, Middle and High School Students).
Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards Program, through Zonta Club of Columbia and Zonta International
Zonta International’s Young Women in Public Affairs Awards recognize young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. The 2011 District YWPA recipients will receive US$1,000, and five international recipients will be selected from the district recipients to receive additional awards of US$3,000 each.
There have been a few changes to the eligibility criteria for the 2011 Young Women in Public Affairs Award. Those changes our outlined below.
Applicants must be 16 to 19 years old.
Applicants must be living or studying in a Zonta district or region at the time of application.
Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of the following:
Experience in local or student government
Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
Advocating on behalf of Zonta International’s mission to advance the status of women worldwide.
Applications for the 2011 Young Women in Public Affairs Award are now available on the Zonta International website. Please note that the application has been revised and make sure that all applicants use the 2011 version.
Your club can also download the 2011 YWPA poster, with places to add your club’s application deadline and contact information, to promote this program in your local community.
FINANCIAL AID RESOURCE INFORMATION
Midlands Technical College financial resources information and scholarships - http://www.midlandstech.edu/edu/sds/fr/financialresources.html
University of South Carolina financial aid and scholarships - http://www.sc.edu/financialaid/