Scholarships and Financial Aid

** Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant’s Alan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship deadline has been extended to April 24. Please scroll down for more information.**

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 for International Students Scholarships and Grants Financial Aid Process Scholarships

Scholarship and Financial Aid Guide for Hispanic Students

Scholarship Search Websites

Chegg Scholarships Scholarship Directory
This site offers help with the college search process, college applications, financial aid, and more.
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.

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***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

Community or Civic Organization Scholarships

Minority Scholarships

  • Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Scholarships: 3 Different Scholarships Available General Criteria: African American or Black students

    • CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

Criteria: African American or Black Student pursuing a degree in arts including theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching band, ect….

Deadline: April 21st

  • CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Criteria: Student pursing a degree in Visual Arts

Deadline; April 21st

  • CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Criteria: Available for any degree

Deadline: May 19th

Scholarship Applications and additionally information for any of these scholarships can be found at

  • 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

General Scholarships

  • Joe Kutcher Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Kutcher, a Wando math teacher, passed away from pancreatic cancer in July of 2012. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has “battled great adversity and overcome it with grace, enthusiasm and positivity”.

Deadline: May 1st by noon to Mrs. Beaver, Guidance Director, Wando High School

Award Amount: $1000

Applications can be picked up in the School Counseling office or by going to the following link:

Joe Kutcher Memorial Scholarship Information and Application

  • Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation

Tywanza Sanders was a victim of the Emanuel AME Church shooting. This scholarship honors his legacy and commitment to educations.

Criteria: Graduating senior who plan to attend a 4 year college, who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Deadline: June 9th, 2017

Award Amount: $5000

Applications and additional information can be found at:

  • Gracie’s Life Scholarship

Criteria: Graduating senior from Wando who has completed at least two Health Science courses.

Deadline: April 27th, 2017 at 4 pm to either Ms. Albrecht (F-209) or Mrs Leland or Mrs. Lawson in (K-218)

Award Amount: $1000

“Gracies’ Life Scholarship” was established to honor the life of Gracie Benjamin, who has a deep passion for taking care of others.

Applications can be picked up in the Wando School Counselor office or by going to the following Google Document link: Gracie's Life Scholarship Application

  • Harry J. Wamboldt Scholarship in Manufacturing, Engineering & Science presented by SC International Trade Conference

Criteria: Graduating seniors who live in the tri-county area who plan to attend an accredited college or university and study Manufacturing, Engineering, or Science

Deadline: July 17th, 2017

Award Amount: 2- $1500

Applications can be accessed from the following link:

  • SC Bar Association “Your Big Idea” Scholarship

Criteria: SC High School Senior

Deadline: April 19th

Award Amount: $2000

Applicants wills submit application form along with a film they post to their personal Instagram accounts. Films should be a one minute video that responds to one of several prompts listed in the website that encourage students to think creatively and critically about the role of government.”

For the application form and further information go to:

  • 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 for detailed information and how to apply.

t’s right. The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the next EA

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

Extended Deadline: April 24th. Application must be emailed to

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 pdf 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.

  • 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

  • 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 or on the website at:

  • 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:

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