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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship Application Day was held on Friday, March 3, 2017. If you missed the event, you can check out the PowerPoint from the day here and see the handout as well. Please check the list of available Scholarships at the bottom of this page and also check Naviance. 

Click here for the Scholarship Application Day Handout

Click here for the Scholarship Application Day PowerPoint Presentation

Other useful information:

Click here for our Financial Aid Night Presentation 2016

Click here for the Commission on Higher Education Presentation from Financial Aid Night. 


Finding ways to help pay for college can be challenging if you do not know where to look. On this page, you will find up-to-date resources, scholarships, deadline information as well as how to apply. We are always updating scholarship information, so check back often.

Useful Links

FAFSA Tool Kit

Financial Aid Preparation

Lendedu.com

Debt.org Scholarships and Grants

Debt.org Financial Aid Process

Spokeo.com Scholarships

Scholarship and Financial Aid Guide for Hispanic Students


Scholarship Search Websites

Fastweb.com

Collegeanswer.com

Collegeweeklive.com

Suntrusteducation.com

Cappex.com

Chegg Scholarships

Collegenet.com

Schoolsoup.com Scholarship Directory

College-Scholarships.com

StudentScholarships.org

Collegeweeklive.com/scholarships
This site offers help with the college search process, college applications, financial aid, and more. 

www.usfirst.org/aboutus/scholarships
First Scholarship Program:  Over 780 individual scholarship opportunities with a total value of $16 million dollars.  As the season progresses, more scholarship providers will be joining their program, so check back often for new scholarships. 

 

Click here for the Wando School Counseling Department's LIVE Scholarship List!!

This link is accessible by Charleston County School District email users only. Students, you can access this link by having your school email account open in another tab in this browser.


Free stock photo of money, ...SCHOLARSHIPS

***Links to applications can only be accessed within CCSD student gmail accounts. Paper applications can be pick up in the Wando School Counseling office.


Scholarship are updated as they are received by the School Counseling Department.


College Specific Scholarships

Check the college’s website you have applied to for scholarship opportunities.


  • Lucy Garrett Beckham Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Graduating senior planning to attend the College of Charleston and major in Education. Letter of acceptance must be included with the scholarship application.

Deadline: April 21st, 2017. Applications must be submitted to Sherrie Beaver in the Wando School Counselor Office by 4 pm on the 21st.

Award Amount: $2500

Applications can be pick up at the Wando School Counseling office or by clicking the following link: Lucy G. Beckham Scholarship Application


  • Charleston Alumni Chapter:South Carolina State University

Criteria: Graduating senior who plans to attend SC State in the Fall of 2017. Application, two letters of recommendation, essay (100 to 300 words) (see application for all details).

Deadline: March 31st, 2017

Award Amount: $1000 (renewable based on academic standing in college)

Applications can be pick up in the Guidance Department or click link below to access the google doc. application. SC State Charleston Alumni Chapter Scholarship (link can only be access by CCSD student gmail accounts)



  • South Carolina State University National Alumni Association Scholarship

Criteria: Deadline: March 31st, 2017

Award Amount: $1000 (possibly renewable for four years)

Applications can be pick up in the Guidance Department or click link below to access the google doc. Application SC State National Alumni Scholarship (link can only be accessed by CCSD student gmail accounts)



Community or Civic Organization Scholarships


Minority Scholarships




  • MaeDe Esperanza Myers Brown Post High School Scholarship

Criteria: Available to an African American female, who has a minimum 2.5 GPA and  who plans to attend a postsecondary institution.

Deadline: April 15th

Award Amount: $1000

Application must be picked up from the Wando High School Counseling office or by clicking the following link:  MaeDe Esperanza Myers Brown Scholarship



  • 2017 Charleston Chapter of The Links (Incorp). Mayme B. Massey Scholarship

Criteria: African American seniors enrolled in a tri-county high school who plan to attend a 4 year  institution. Minimum GPA of a 2.75

Deadline: March 24th

Award Amount: $200

Applications can be found at the following link or picked up from the Wando School Counseling office.

Charleston Chapter of The Links Massey Scholarship and Massey Scholarship Information



  • Filipino Community Center Scholarship

Criteria: Student must be of Filipino descent and plan to attend an accredited college. Families of applicants are encouraged to be members of any recognized Filipino Organization in the Tri-County

Deadline: April 25th

Award Amount: $2000

Application require transcript, application and essay. Please click on all three links below for the entire application. Applications can also be picked up in the School Counseling office at Wando.

FCC Application pg 1. , FCC Application pg 2, and FCC Application pg 3



  • ExxonMobile Bernard Harris Math & Science Scholarship

Criteria: The scholarship is awarded to an African American or Hispanic student who demonstrates, academic achievement, leadership and community service in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and the applicant’s commitment to pursue a career in a STEM field. Minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale is required.

Deadline: April 10th, 2017

Award Amount: Four, $5000 scholarships will be awarded, two male and two female.

Application can be found on the following website: http://www.cgcs.org/domain/19




  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Charleston Professional Charter

Criteria: African American high school senior pursuing (and accepted) in an undergraduate degree in the STEM field. Minimum GPA 2.75 (on 4.0 scale) or a 3.4375 (on the 5.0 scale).

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Award Amount: Minimum $500

Applications can be found at the following link: http://www.nsbecharleston.org/nsbe-charleston-2017-scholarship-application/



General Scholarships


  • Live Mas Scholarship

Criteria: Innovation, dreamers and passion. No test scores, transcripts or grades will be requested. Students must be at least 16 and legal US residence. Student must create and submit a video (2 minutes or less) that tells a story about their “lives passion”. Videos can be animation, testimonials, ect..

Deadline: May 13th.

Award Amounts: 100 awards, ranging from $5000 to $2500 dollars

Visit https://www.livemasscholarship.com/#home for detailed information and how to apply.

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  • 2017 Bill Dull Memorial and CEJE (Charleston Engineers Joint Council) Scholarship Program

Criteria: Graduating senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA who plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college and has been accepted into an engineering or technology curriculum.

Deadline: April 28, 2017

Award Amount: minimum of $500

Application can be accessed through the following link 2017 Bill Dull Memorial and CEJE Application or picked up from the School Counseling office at Wando.


  • Mt Pleasant Chamber of Commerce “Joe Brinson” Scholarship

Criteria: Graduating senior who resided in the East Cooper community who aspires to pursue a career in business.

Deadline: April 21, 2017

Award Amount: 4 scholarships ranging from $1000 to $2500

An application can be picked up in the School Counseling office or from the following link: MPCC Scholarship Guideline and MPCC Scholarship Application


  • College Success Scholarship by Study.com

Criteria: US Citizen or Permanent Resident who will be enrolling in an accredited college or university

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Award Amount: $1000

Applications and additionally information can be found at the following link:

College Success Scholarship link




  • Navy Wives Club of America Scholarship

Criteria: Students must be a dependent of an active duty, retired with pay or deceased enlisted member of the Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard. The applicant must have a valid Dependent ID card. Applicants must show basis of need for financial assistance and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Deadline: May 31st, 2017

Award Amount: 31 scholarships worth $1000 to $1500

Applications can be access through the following website: www.navywivesclubsofamerica.org



  • Moultrie High School Reunion Scholarship

Criteria: A child or grandchild of General William Moultrie High School alumni are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Deadline: April 27th, 2017

Scholarship Amount: not disclosed

Application can be accessed at the following link Moultrie High School Reunion Scholarship or can be picked up in the School Counseling office at Wando.



  • John Joseph “Johnnie” Dodds Jr.  Mt. Pleasant Exchange Club Scholarship

Criteria: Seniors who reside in Mt Pleasant and who are individuals who have shown academic achievement and ambition, and maybe more, in the face of challenging educational, social or personal obstacles. A selection committee will nominate, one or more seniors, based on submitted materials from qualified candidates, to the Mt Pleasant Exchange Club. The Mt Pleasant Exchange Club will then make the final selection.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to Ms. Stille, in the Wando School Counseling office by 4 pm, April 13th.

Award Amount: $5000

Application: Students should submit a resume and one page essay that describing their life to present and their goals for the future. Please title your essay “Johnnie Dodd’s Mt. Pleasant Exchange Club Scholarship”.





  • Unigo Scholarships (several available). Go to Unigo Scholarships for more information and application links.

    • Ayn Rand-Anthem Essay Contest

Deadline: March 26, 2017

Award Amount: Varies from $2000 to $30

  • Seniors Helping Seniors

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Award Amount: $2500 to $1000

  • L.Ron Hubbard’s Illustrations of the Future Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2047

Award Amount: $5000 (one), $500 (three)

  • Unigo Superpower Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Award Amount: $2500



  • Best Mattress Review Scholarship

Criteria: Graduating seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA (or will at the time of graduation) and who plan to attend an accredited college or university.

Deadline: May 19th, 2017

Award Amount: $1000

Details: Students will submit a short video (maximum 4 minutes) that answers two questions about the importance of sleep and ways to improve sleep. Students will also submit a google word document answering specific questions. See the following link for details. https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/



  • National Transportation Week (NTW) Incorp. Scholarship

Criteria: High school seniors who is pursuing a degree in transportation/logistics/supply chain management or who is a NTW affiliate member or dependent of a NTW member.

Deadline: April 7, 2017

Award Amount: Up to 10-$1000 to $5000 will be awarded.

Applications can be picked up in the School Counseling office or by clicking the following link to the Google drive. NTW Scholarship Application  



  • Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant’s Alan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Resident of East Cooper and US citizen who plans to attend a 4 year college/university who has a minimum 3.0 GPA on the 4.0 scale. Preference is given to a student(s) who plans to attend a SC college/university but is not an absolute factor.  

Deadline: April 16th. Application must be emailed to mtpleasantrotary@gmail.com

Award Amount: 2 Scholarships will be award. One is renewal for a total of $9000, $1500-1st yr, $2000-2nd yr, $2500-3rd yr and $3000-4th year (GPA criteria in college applies). A second  $1000 Scholarship will be award in Mrs. Lucy Beckham’s name who was a Rotary member.

Application can be pick up in the School Counselor office at Wando or by going to the following link: Rotary Club Information Sheet and Rotary Club of Mt Pleasant Scholarship Application



  • SCAEAP Scholarship (South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals)

Criteria: Awarded to SC senior who plans to pursue a career in secretarial science, computer science or business management and have a “B” average.

Deadline: March 24th, 2017

Award Amount: $1000

Application can be picked up from the Wando School Counseling office or click the following link.

SCAEAP Application



  • Wando High School PTSO Scholarship

Criteria: Current Wando senior who has been accepted or enrolled in college or postsecondary institution at the time of application.

Deadline: April 19th. Applications must be submitted to Mrs. Boeschen in the Wando School Counseling office .

Award Amount: 3-$2000 scholarships will be awarded

Applications can be picked up in the School Counseling office or by clicking the following link: 2017 Wando High School PTSO application.



  • Women's’ Club of Charleston Scholarship

Criteria: Female student planning to attend a SC 4 yr college in the Fall. Minimum GPA of a 2.5.

Deadline: March 31st, 2017

Award Amount: $1500

Application is two pages plus a guideline, please make sure to click on all of the following links: Women's Club Application page 1,  Women's Club Application page 2 and Women's Club Scholarship Guideline. Applications can also be picked up in the School Counseling office at Wando.



  • Accelerate Greater Charleston Scholarship for Trident Technical College

Criteria: Student who plans to attend Trident Tech. in the Fall of 2017 who has a GPA between 2.0-2.9 and has taken a sequence of  “Career Education” courses in high school. Student must be nominated by Wando and show proof of FAFSA submission (an email confirmation will suffice). Please see or email Ms. Stille, Wando School Counselor, by March 29th, 2017. Email: Fronde_Stille@charleston.k12.sc.us

Deadline: March 29th

Award Amount: TTC tuition, books and supplies for two years



  • North Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Criteria: Graduating senior female who resides in North Charleston or a NCAC Cotillion Ette, minimum 2.5 GPA

Deadline: April 15th, 2017

Click the following link or applications can be picked up in the School Counseling office at Wando.

NC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship Application



  • SCADA Automotive Excellence Scholarship

Criteria: SC resident planning to enroll in a Automotive Technology degree program in SC OR qualifying out of state college.

Deadline: April 28th, 2017

Award Amount: up to $5000

Description: The South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association will award this scholarship. Preference will be given to applicants who show an interest and desire to work for a SC Dealership upon completion of their degree.

Applications can be found at the Wando Guidance office, or by clicking the following links. SCADA Scholarship Application and SCADA Guidelines and Procedures



  • SACAC (Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling) Extending the Dream Scholarships

Criteria: Senior who plans to attend a two or four year college, who demonstrates community service, is involved in social justice issues or leadership qualities, has a minimum 2.75 GPA and who shows financial need.

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Award Amount: 10 - $1000 scholarships will be awarded

Link to scholarship webpage: SACAC Extending the Dream Scholarship



  • 2017 Lowcountry Chapter AFCEA Scholarship (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association)

Criteria: Graduating seniors who will attend a 4 year accredited university/college who plan to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.

Award Amount: 10 to 15, $3000 scholarships will be awarded

Deadline: March 17th, 2017

Applications can be received by going to http://charleston.afceachapter.org then click on “Education”



  • Sinclair L. Joe Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Students, or a parent/sibling, who have been diagnosis of a debilitating illness, who show financial need. Students must have a minimum 3.0 on the 4.0 scale and plan to attend a 2 year or 4 year college.

Award Amount: $500 plus a laptop computer

Deadline; June 1st, 2017

Scholarship applications can be found at www.facebook.com/SinclairJoe or on the website at: www.sinclairjoe.org



  • South Carolina Council on the Holocaust

Criteria: High School senior planning to attend a two year or four year college/university in the Fall.

Deadline: April 1st, 2017

Award Amount: $1000

Students will complete an application and write a 750-1500 essay on the “importance and relevance of Holocaust education in SC today”. See application for more specific details.

Application link: SC Council on the Holocaust Application  



  • Joye in the Community 2017 Scholarship (Joye Law Firm)

Criteria: Graduating senior planning to attend a four year college/university. Students will submit “a creative entry that warns of dangers of drunk driving and/or distracted driving.” Entries can include but are not limited to, essay, poem, video, poster, painting, audio recording, web page, etc… See application for specific details.

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Award Amount: Six, $2000 dollars scholarships will be awarded

Application can be picked up in the School Counseling office or found at the following link http://www.joyelawfirm.com/joye-scholarship-program/






  • Mark Cobb Memorial/Ron McWhirt Scholarship

Criteria: Graduating senior whose parent/guardian is a full time employee of CCSD

Deadline: March 20th, 2017

Award Amount: $2500

Application can be pick up at the Guidance office or by clicking the following link. Mark Cobb Memorial/Ron McWhirt Scholarship (only CCSD student/employee google email accounts can access the google drive)



  • Pain Specialist of Charleston “Giving Back” Scholarship

Criteria: Graduating senior planning to attend a 4 yr college/university who has a history of volunteering.

Deadline: April 7th, 2017

Award Amount: $5000

Applications can be found at the following link: http://www.painchas.com/about/giving-back-scholarship/



  • The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Charleston Post Scholarship

Criteria: High School senior attending a US college/university or Trident Technical College, minimum unweighted 3.0 and studying engineering, architecture, science, math or a related field.

Deadline: April 1st, 2017

Award Amount: several $1000 scholarships awarded

Application can be pick up in the Wando Guidance Office or students, through their ccsd gmail account can click the following link. SAME Charleston Post Scholarship Application



  • Mt Pleasant Artist Guild

Criteria: East Cooper high school senior who plans to attend a 4 year college/university.  Student will submit a written application and if selected, submit their portfolio for review. Applicants, nor immediate family, can not be Mt. Pleasant Art Guild members.

Deadline: March 20th for written application, Portfolio review, April 8th

Award Amount: $1500

Description: Written applications require students to submit art teachers signature, and submit an essay up to 300 words (see application for essay topic). Eligible students when then be asked to submit their art portfolio for review to the Artist Guild.

Application and more information can be printed by visiting: http://www.mtpleasantartistsguild.com/scholarship



  • Lighthouse Guild Vision+Hearing Scholarship:

Criteria: Eligible students must have proof of legal blindness and a US citizen.

Deadline: March 31st

Award Amount: up to $10,000

Applications can be accessed by visiting: http://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships/  



  • Peck Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest

Criteria: Minimum 3.0 GPA and a US Citizen

Deadline: May 31st, 2017

Award Amount: $2000

Description: Students should submit an application and a 1000 word or less essay on “What effects will the election of our new president have on American Families?”

Application and additional information about the scholarship can be found at: http://thepeckfirm.com/peck-law-firm-scholarship



  • Dr. Kevin Hogan Health Scholarship

Criteria: Wando High School Senior interested in pursuing career in the health field (does not have to be dentistry), minimum GPA 3.2

Deadline: March 31st, 2017

Scholarship Amount: $1000

Description: Dr. Kevin Hogan, a local dental office, is offering this scholarship opportunity. Application and essay should be submitted directly to office@smilesbyhogan.com

Dr. Kevin Hogan Scholarship Information



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