eLearning day
Due to the current road conditions, Spartanburg County School District Three will have an eLearning day on Thursday, January 20, 2022. This will be an eLearning day for all students. Students will be able to log on to their devices and expected to complete assignments.

Whenever our District has dealt with inclement weather, our administrators check all roads and streets in our district to make sure our student drivers and buses can travel safely. While many of our streets have thawed out from this past week's storm, several roads, like the ones pictured below, have not.

District Three tries to make this decision as early as possible without preeminently closing. We understand how difficult it is for all families but we do try to give as much advanced notice as possible!

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Information

January Newsletter is attached

Scholarships and Grants Specifically for Black Students
There are several organizations, colleges, associations, and nonprofits that recognize the desire to attend college but the inability to be able to afford it. These organizations offer scholarships and grants geared specifically to black students to help close this educational gap. Some cover the cost of a full college degree while others provide stipends to supplement expenses associated with higher learning. Visit https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/paying-for-college/scholarship-resources/black-students/ to find valuable information.

College Covered.com
College Covered.com provides FREE easy-to-share tools and resources to streamline the college application and scholarship process.  To find details visit https://www.College.Covered.com.

Greenville Hispanic Alliance
The Greenville Hispanic Alliance has provided a list of scholarships and the information you need to apply.  If you are interested in obtaining a list, come to Guidance.

Scholarship Partners and Programs
The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more at psat.org/scholarships.
NICHE College Scholarship Search
Find college scholarships at https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/.
GetSmartSC is a new website for future students to find information about SC colleges, scholarships, student loans, apprenticeships, and more.  Check out https://www.GetSmartSC.com to find the college information you have been looking for.

Students can research scholarships at www.studentscholarships.org.  Since 2003 they have focused on providing scholarship information to students from South Carolina.

UNIGO Scholarships
If you are looking for money for college, check out the scholarships offered by UNIGO Scholarships at https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships.

Tallo Scholarships
Tallo offers a $1,000 scholarship monthly.  You may apply if you have an account or you can create an account at https://app.tallo.com/register to apply.



Wofford Scholars Program
The Wofford Scholars Program is Wofford’s largest merit-based scholarship.  Scholarships range from $60,000 - $250,000 over a four-year period.  To qualify you must be ranked in the top 10% of your class and have a combined SAT score of 1300 (Critical Reading and Math) or a 28 on the ACT. If you are interested in being nominated, see your Guidance Counselor.

North Greenville University’s Top Academic Scholarships
If you are interested in applying for North Greenville University’s top competitive academic scholarships, you must apply online at https://ngu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/undergraduate/. A group of applicants will then be invited to compete at their Scholars Weekend Event on November 19-20, 2021.  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  OCTOBER 30, 2021
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating 
high school seniors each year. Apply online at https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/.  DEADLINE:  5:00 P.M. EASTERN ON OCTOBER 31, 2021

North Greenville University
If you are interested in attending North Greenville University or finding out more about their university, they are having DistiNGUished Preview Days on 9/11/21, 10/8/21, and 12/3/21.  Their deadline for their Competitive Scholarships is 10/30/21.



South Carolina Teaching Fellows
The SC Teaching Fellows Program is for students who are interested in teaching in South Carolina.  This program offers students up to $24,000 over four years.  Submit applications online at https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows.  

Davidson College
Davidson College offers several scholarships, The John M. Belk Scholarship (deadline 12/1/21) and the Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship (deadline 9/28/21) are two of their largest scholarships. They also offer Access Davidson, which is designed for seniors from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those who are the first in their family to attend college, and students from rural or low-income backgrounds (deadline 9/27/21).  Visit [email protected] or call 800-768-0380 for more information.

Denny’s, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Denny’s, Inc. have partnered to provide scholarships for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).  Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are available for high school and college students that meet the criteria. Submit applications online at www.dennyshungryforeducation.com

The WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship
The local chapter of The Transportation YOU offers two $1,500 scholarships to graduating SENIORS currently studying math, science, and technology and considering a college degree in a transportation-related field. The local winners will advance to the WTS Foundation Scholarship Selection committee for consideration for a $2,500 scholarship.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.   COME TO GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO MRS. GILMER IN GUIDANCE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021.


NAFEPA (National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators) Scholarship Program
The purpose of the NAFEPA (National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators) Scholarship Program is to financially support post-secondary education for qualifying seniors attending their first year of college.  There are four scholarships, each worth $2,500 and they are non-renewable.  Two scholarships are for students pursuing degrees in education and the other two are for applicants pursuing degrees in education or any other field.  Come to Guidance for an application and more details. 

South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship
The South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation offers a scholarship for SC high school seniors or an undergraduate in a SC college or university.  You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.  Recipients must attend an accredited public or private four-year college or university located in SC in the fall of 2022. Apply online at https://www.scholarshipprograms.org.  DEADLINE:  JANUARY 10, 2022

Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship
To apply for the Kittie Moss Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship you must be a high school senior planning to attend full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in SC, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrate a financial need. This scholarship is for one year only.  Apply online at https://www.csascholars.org/kmfr.  

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship
The American Legion Department of SC is sponsoring the Annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, 
A Constitutional Speech Contest,” for students presently enrolled in grades 
nine through twelve. The purpose of the American Legion’s Oratorical 
Constitutional Speech Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States. Students can earn scholarships ranging from $750 to $25,000.  If you are interested see Mr. Bramhall in the Guidance Department. 

Coolidge Scholars Program for JUNIORS
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  Any JUNIOR that plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2023 and is an American Citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply.  Academic excellence is the primary criterion considered.  For details and to apply visit https://www.coolidgescholars.org.  DEADLINE:  THE SCHOLARSHIP MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY 5:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022

James F. Byrnes Scholarship Program
The James F. Byrnes Scholarship Program is available to seniors who have lost one or both parents and who plan to seek a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university beginning in the fall of 2022.  The annual award of $4,500 is renewable for up to four years, contingent upon the recipient’s academic standing.  Visit https://www.byrnesscholars.org for details or come to Guidance for details and an application.  THE SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT, WHICH WILL HAVE TO BE SENT BY GUIDANCE ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION.  IN ORDER TO MEET THE DEADLINE, YOU MUST RETURN YOUR APPLICATION TO MRS. GILMER IN GUIDANCE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022.   DEADLINE:  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022

Hampton Wildlife Fund Scholarships
The Hampton Wildlife Fund offers four scholarships to SC graduating seniors:  The Harry HamptonWallace F. Pate, David M. Cline, and James O. Thomason Scholarships.  These scholarships are for seniors pursuing their education in:  the natural resources discipline, law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science, or in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications.  The scholarship application and details are available at http://www.HamptonWildlifeFund.org/scholarship.html DEADLINE:  JANUARY 31, 2022


South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship
The South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship will award 9 scholarships, with denominations between $2,500 - $10,000.  You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and planning to attend a four-year college/university on a full-time basis or a specialized/ technical college/university on a part-time of full-time basis in SC on a full-time basis for the fall 2022 semester. To apply visit South Carolina Federal Credit Union 2022 Scholarship (mykaleidoscope.com). DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 2, 2022

Laurens Electric Cooperative Virtual Youth Experience
Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. Virtual Youth Experience offers current 10th and 11th grade students the opportunity to learn about cooperatives, hear from public figures, and compete for $5,000 college scholarships. Students who reside within the cooperative’s service area (Laurens, Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson, Abbeville, Newberry, and Union counties) are eligible to apply. Come to Guidance for an application or visit https://www.laurenselectric.com/home/residential/teachers-and-kids/washington-youth-tour/. DEADLINE:  NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M., FEBRUARY 4, 2022

Watson-Brown Foundation
The Watson-Brown Foundation operates one of the largest college scholarship programs in the state and plans to award 250+ new scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year.  Students residing in 23 counties across Georgia and South Carolina are eligible to apply.  Scholarships are awarded based on need, as well as merit, to students who attend four-year, accredited, non-profit institutions.  The scholarships are $5,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate education. Students may apply online at 
http://www.watson-brown.org/scholarship, beginning October 1, 2021.    

Spartanburg Methodist College FAFSA Night
Spartanburg Methodist college is hosting a free FAFSA night on Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. for future students and their families. Admissions and Financial Aid counselors will aid in completing and sending your FAFSA to up to ten colleges.  Completing the FAFSA by the February 14th priority deadline means having the best chance of getting the most amount of money available.  To attend register at Financial Aid Events (smcsc.edu).

The Silver Pen Writing Competition
The Silver Pen Writing Competition is hosted through Summit Hills retirement community and is open to graduating seniors that attend a school within 25 miles of Summit Hills.  There are three scholarship awards:  $2,500, $750, and $500. Apply online at http://Silverpen-Slc.com.  Attached Flyer Silver Pen Flyer.pdf.  DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 11, 2022


Horatio Alger Scholarship
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Applicants must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required), maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, and be a United States citizen.  Juniors and seniors interested in applying should come to Guidance for more information or visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/horatio-alger-scholarship-applications/ to apply. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2022


National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC)
The philosophy of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC) is to promote the history of African American Veterans, to be a role model for youth in their community, to support veterans,
to uphold their standards, and to promote motorcycle safety in their community.  The NABSTMC will award a national scholarship of $5,000 to a senior who will be attending a post-secondary or vocational/trade school in 2022.  Come to Guidance for details and an application or download at www.nabstmc.com. Completed  applications and required documents must be e-mailed by the deadline.  Contact Mrs. Gilmer in Guidance prior to the deadline to send your official transcript.  DEADLINE:  APRIL 1, 2022 


PB&J Scholarship
The PB&J Scholarship is for SENIORS who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.  There are no GPA requirements.  You must
be planning to attend a two or four-year college in the fall of 2022. Visit Scholar’s App – PB&J Scholarship (scholarsapp.com) to apply.  DEADLINE:  MAY 31,2022


Spartanburg Methodist College Scholarship
South Carolina Students that qualify for the LIFE Scholarship are eligible for SMC’s Full Tuition Scholarship, regardless of income.  Your 3.0+ GPA means you will pay $0 in tuition costs at SMC.  If you want to be considered for their full tuition scholarship, apply to SMC and complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June30, 2022.