• Scholarship Tips

    Below is a list of potential scholarship opportunities for you to explore.  Please understand that this is not an exaustive list.  There are many places to search for scholarships.  We have heard it said that the one who applies for the most scholarships recieves the most scholarships.  REMEMBER: NEVER PAY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH!  So where can you look?  See my list below for some considerations. 

    • South Florence, West Florence, Wilson High Schools Guidance Pages
    • SCOIS.NET- (Each F1S student should have a username and password to save scholarship searches. See your school counselor or career specialist for more information.)
    • Commision on Higher Education website for information about state scholarships www.che.sc.gov
    • Salliemae.com- be aware that this is a third party vendor not associated with F1S and FCC.  Neither is F1S endorsing this site nor encouraging loans through this entity, this will be at your discresion.  But they have a great scholarship search page for free! https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/college-scholarships/ 
    • SchooLinks- www.schoolinks.com (see your school counselor for log in information)
    • https://www.tallo.com/ this is formally called Stem Premier (see Mr. DuBose for more information)
    • https://www.raise.me/ 
    • Visit SCTUITIONGRANTS.ORG to see if you qualify for the SC tuition grant program for SC independent colleges. FAFSA application deadline JUNE 30, 2019



    Many links on this page direct visitors away from the F1S website.  F1S and the Florence Career Center do not necessarily endorse third party vendors neither take responsibility for their posted web content.  If there is an issue with any posted links on this page please email Bryan.L.DuBose@fsd1.org as soon as possible.



  • 2018-2019 Scholarship list 

    Click Scholarship title to access specific links.


    Revive Solutions $750 College Scholarship

    Bi-annual scholarship; Create a video in regards to importance of CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator. Click title for more details. 

    Cirkled In Scholarship 

    $1000 scholarship to use toward educational pursuits.  No income or GPA requirements, no long essay. 

    Marilyn Ford Scholarship

    Scholarship designed to recognize graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated success in the area of academics, leadership, church involvement, community service, and express a desire to pursue an education at the technical, collegiate, or university level. To find out more information click here, to access the application click here.

    George Rogers Scholarship: Deadline  April 12

    Cohen and Jaffe, LLP College Scholarship: Deadline April 5.

    One Palmetto Scholarship and College Fair 9A-2P March 30

    Low Country JROTC Scholarship and College Fair April 6

    Mike Rowe Works Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program

    Specifically for students who are pursuing college for a skilled trade. Deadline March 28, 2019.

    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Scholarship

    $500 scholarship for High School Senior accepted into accredited undger graduate program. 2.5 GPA required. See the above link for more detail.

    Yolanda Glenn Carey Scholarship

    $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from a Florence, SC High School who completed his/her elementary education at Theodore Lester Elementary School; An individual who has as their goal to pursue a degree in elementary education and teach in elementary school and  demonstrates care, a true desire to help others, cheerfulness, volunteerism, follow through, and compassion for children and others.

    Parnell Law Scholarship Opportunities

    $1,000, $1,500, and $2500 Scholarship prizes.  Deadline May 1, 2019.

    FBi Construction Scholarship

    Four $1,000 Scholarships to a student entering a course of study in construction field.  Deadline 4/1/2019.

    Joye Law Firm Scholarship Application

    $2,000 Scholarship for graduating seniors that display academic and community achievments, creative entry, and planning to attend a 4-year college.  Application Deadline 4/1/2019.

    Pee Dee Medical Professionals Association Healthcare Scholar (2019 HS Scholarship Application)

    This Scholarship is designed to encourage and increase underrepresented minorities in the PEE DEE area. Ideal candidates would demonstrate academic excellence and community involvement.  Open to 11th and 12 grade students. Deadline: March 15, 2019.

    SCEA-Retired Scholarship

    $1000 scholarship for graduating seniors planning to attend accredited two or four year college and pursue a career in education. Deadline March 15.

    RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. 2018-2019 Application

    College bound high school seniors with a documented learning disability may be eligible to apply.  See complete details by clicking the title above. 

    National Technical Honors Society Scholarships

    If you are a member of NTHS you may be eligible to apply for many scholarships.  Click the title above to view available scholarship offerings.

    SC Association of Extension Administrative Professionals

    SC Association of Extension Administrative Professionals (SCAEAP) offers a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a career in secretarial science, computer science, or business managment.  Deadline is March 8, 2019.  For questions contact a member in the local Clemson University Extension Service or (843) 401-1079.  Application here or click title above: https://www.f1s.org/cms/lib/SC02209534/Centricity/Domain/2051/2019 SCAEAP Scholarship app.pdf

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship

    HSF Scholarship ranges from $500 to $5,000 in awards based on financial need.  Start by completing Phase 1 of the scholarship application here: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship . Phase one closes February 5th.

    2019 African American Network-Carolinas Scholarship Fund

    Up to a $2000 scholarship for students pursing an engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration major.  Applications are available at https://fftcscholarships.communityforce.com.

    The AANC-C scholarship committee will consider academics and financial need of applicants after assuring they meet the below minimum eligibility:

    1. Graduating Senior in a North or South Carolina High School
    2. Must attend a 4-year college or university in NC or SC
    3. Must plan to major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration.

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2019


    Ducks Unlimited Scholarship

    Ducks Unlimited (DU) is now accepting applications for the DU National Scholarship Program offering graduating high school seniors who are DU members the opportunity to advance their education.DU will award 61, one-time scholarships to eligible applicants at the following levels:– 50 Varsity Scholarships at $500 each
    – 10 Conservation Scholarships at $1,000 each
    – 1 National Scholarship of $10,000The online application is now open and will close on March 1, 2019. Applicants will need to provide their high school transcript, DU member/volunteer history, a resume including a list of any service or academic awards received and a letter of recommendation highlighting your involvement with DU and commitment to conservation. In addition, applicants will be required to write a 500-word essay describing how your outdoor experiences have contributed to your understanding of the importance of wetlands. All applications will be reviewed by DU's National Scholarship Selection Committee and recipients will be chosen based on the merits of those submissions.The list of scholarship recipients will be sent to all applicants in April 2019 with awarded checks released to the student's college or university. Recipients will be recognized in Ducks Unlimited magazine, and the national scholarship winner will be announced at the DU National Convention.Click here to apply now. For more information or to apply, visit www.ducks.org/scholarship.


    Hampton Wildlife Fund Scholarships for Graduating Seniors 

    • Harry Hampton Scholarship-a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science, environmental science or related fields.
    • Wallace F. Pate Scholarship-to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science or environmental science.
    • David M. Cline Scholarship-to a S.C. resident student to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in law enforcement/criminal justice/forensic science.
    • James O. Thomason Scholarship-to help a student further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications.


    · First Place: $1,000.00
    · Second Place: $500.00
    · Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018


    The McLeod Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary has established a Health Education Assistance Fund for a limited number of students. Any resident of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina planning to study for health related career at an accredited school is eligible for financial assistance from this fund. The amount of assistance is $750.00 per semester with a maximum of 8 semesters. To qualify, the student must have a 3.0 GPA and score at least 800 on their SAT. For questions or to obtain an application, please see Mr. DuBose in the front office.



    Francis MarionMcNair Scholarship deadline of December 3 is approaching. The McNair Scholarship is FMU's most prestigious scholarship and includes full-tuition, room and board, a study abroad experience, and a book allowance. McNair Scholarship candidates should have a 3.0 GPA and either a 24+ ACT or 1160+ SAT (they do super score). Candidates should apply online at https://www.fmarion.edu/financialassistance/scholarships/. The scholarship application packet also requires two essays (experiential learning and leadership) which can be uploaded on the website as well as two letters of recommendation that can be sent from the recommenders to mcnaircenter@fmarion.edu.



    High school students, undergrad and graduate students across the nation are all eligible to compete in this scholarship essay contest. There will be two prizes awarded in the amounts of $1,000 & $500. For this essay contest, students should submit an essay of no less than 750 words about the “Me Too” movement and it’s impact on our society. More information can be found here: https://www.kurtzandblum.com/scholarship/     DEADLINE: Friday December 14, 2018.