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Colege Open House


Mark Your Calendar


Chapin High School

Senior Spur

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Specific College Scholarship Information


Out of State College Scholarships


Other Scholarships


The ACT Test Dates for 20092010

College Application Deadlines


(Register on line



Misc. Info, NCAA, ACT to 14 SAT comparison chart **December 12, 2009 February 6, 2010 **April 10, 2010 **June 12, 2010


Inside this issue:

Test Dates Regular Late (late fee will be charged)

November 6, 2009 January 5, 2010 March 5, 2010 May 7, 2010

November 7-20, 2009 January 6-15, 2009 March 6-19, 2010 May 8 – 21, 2010

SAT Information Test Dates: Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests

2009-2010 (Register on line Registration Deadlines Test Dates



December 5, 2009 SAT & Subject tests October 30 January 23, 2010 SAT & Subject tests December 15 **March 13, 2010 SAT only February 4 May 1, 2010 SAT & Subject tests March 25 **June 5, 2010 SAT & Subject tests April 29 **Will be given at Chapin High School (test center # 41-180)

Late (late fee)

November 12 December 30 February 18 April 8 May 13

Don’t wait on this, do this as soon as you can…..

Need to improve your SAT scores? Go to This site tells you “What It Is, How to use it and What to do next”. Use the drop down box to select the area of Critical Reading, Mathematics or Writing. Take advantage of this free test prep and

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South Carolina Commission of Higher Education

Beginning January 1st, Apply for financial aid online using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For detailed information about the scholarship and grant programs administered by the SC Commission on Higher Education: Or call 803-737-2260 or toll-free at 877-349-7183

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College Open House Charleston Southern First Look is open for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors; Dates are Saturday , February 20, 2010 Coastal Carolina’s – Carolina Comes First Day: Friday, November 13. To sign up call the office of admissions at (843) 349-2027. Bring your completed application and application fee will be waived. Columbia College Arts Open House weekend. January 29-30, 2010 Please visit to register North Greenville University Sneak Preview Nights: December 1, 2009. Email NGU at A $25 reservation fee is required. Encounter Days: March 20, 2010 Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC: Preview Days: Jan 30 & March 20, 2010

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Christopher Columbus

University of South Carolina – Aiken; Freshman Friday choices: 2/5/2010; 2/19; 3/26; 4/16. Second Saturday choices: 12/12; 2/13/2010; 5/8. “Your attitude, not University of South Carolina – Upstate;

your aptitude, determines your altitude.” - Zig Ziglar

Mark Your Calendar Senior Workshop

Applications for the How Important is the ASVAB test? Your scores in four critical areas— Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge — count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determine whether you’re qualified to enlist in the U.S. military. Your scores in the other areas of the ASVAB will determine how qualified you are for certain military occupational specialties and Enlistment Bonuses. A high score will improve your chances of getting the specialty/job and signing bonus you want.

Tuesday, January 26– CHS cafeteria FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and other things you may need to know for your graduating senior 6:30 – 8:00pm, CHS cafeteria

Register in guidance for ASVAB and ASSET January 25—29th

ASVAB— Tuesday, February 2nd, CHS cafeteria If you are serious about joining the military, then get serious about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. Free ASVAB practice tests:

ASSET—Tuesday, February 9th, CHS cafeteria Asset is the second of two different placement tests used by Midlands Technical College. It is only available in paper and pencil form. The ASSET test has been developed to help those entering two-year colleges succeed in their educational goals. The main purpose of the basic skill section is to assist you and your advisor in identifying your present strengths and needs so you may build a solid plan for success in the educational options you choose to pursue. For more information go to

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Specific School Scholarships

Searching for a College?

Coastal Carolina University Scholarships Scholarship_Name Various merit Based Scholarships Scholarship_Amount Varies: up to $2,000 annually Eligibility_Requirements Senior; Requirements vary by award; Areas of study include Resort & Tourism management, Marine Science, Humanities and Fine Arts, Dramatic Arts; Music and Musical Theater, Elementary Education; Finance; Middle Level Education; Broadcasting, and Journalism. Each of these awards requires a separate on-line scholarship application. See scholar.html for more info. Application_Deadline: Monday, March 01, 2010 Scholarship_Name Professional Golf management Scholarship Program Scholarship_Amount Varies: up to $4,000 annually Eligibility_Requirements Senior; Award amounts vary by level; Requirements vary by scholarship; See financial aid/scholar.html for more info Application_Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2010 Scholarship_Name Various Performing Arts Award Scholarship_Amount Up to $1,000 annually Eligibility_Requirements Senior; SAT 1000+ or ACT 21+; 3.0 GPA Majors include Art Studio, Music, Dramatic Arts or Musical Theater; Audition required; See for more info. Application_Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010

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Anderson University offers an exciting option to make college even more affordable! The First Choice program at Anderson offers additional scholarship money in a variety of sources. For example, the average First Choice recipient (SC Resident) receives $16,425 in total gift aid. This discounted cost for an Ander-

Scholarship_Name Coastal Scholar Award Scholarship_Amount $1,000 annually Eligibility_Requirements Senior; SC resident; SAT 1100+ or ACT 24+; 3.5 GPA or rank in top 20% of class. Application_Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010 Scholarship_Name Chanticleer Band Award Scholarship_Amount $1,000 to $1,500 annually Eligibility_Requirements Senior: active participant in marching band; Audition required Application_Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010 Scholarship_Name Provost’s Scholarship Scholarship_Amount $2,000 annually Eligibility_Requirements Senior; SAT 1200+ or ACT 26+; 3.5 GPA or rank in top 20% of class. Application_Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010 Scholarship_Name President’s Scholarship Scholarship_Amount $4,000 annually Eligibility_Requirements Senior; SAT 1250+ or ACT 27+; 3.5 GPA or rank in top 20% of class. Application_Deadline: Monday, January 1, 2010

son student at an amazing 71%! Deadline for the $2,000 First Choice Warthin Scholarship is January 1st.

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” - Norman Vincent Peale

Volume 1, Issue 2 ACT Fast Fact: Offered 6 times a year; Subject areas are English, Math, Reading, Science plus an optional writing test. Keeping Score: From 1 to 36. National Average 21.1 Chapin Average: 22.4

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

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Columbia College, Scholarship_Name Various (leadership, music, art, dance, athletic) Scholarship_Amount Varies Eligibility_Requirements Senior, female; requirements vary by scholarship. Scholarship_Name Trustees Scholarship Scholarship_Amount $10,000/year (renewable 4 years) Eligibility_Requirements Senior, female; SAT 1020-1170 (critical reading and math); ACT 22-25. Scholarship_Name Presidential Scholarship Scholarship_Amount $12,000/year (renewable 4 years) Eligibility_Requirements Senior, female; SAT 1180-1290 (critical reading and math); ACT 26-28. Scholarship_Name Founders Scholarship Scholarship_Amount Full tuition (4 years) Eligibility_Requirements Senior, female; SAT 1300-1600 (cr. reading and math); ACT 29+. Application_Deadline: Deadline is OPEN

Erskine College, Scholarship_Name Presidential Scholarship $140,000 Scholarship_Amount Tuition, Fees, Room & Board + $1,000 study abroad Eligibility_Requirements Outstanding academic performance in high school; Intellectual curiosity; School, church, and community involvement; Leadership skills; Creativity; Fit with Erskine’s commitment to connect students through Christ, learning and life Applications are available on-line at index.shtml Application Deadline: Early action: November 1, 2009 Reg. decision: 2/15/2010

Furman University, Scholarship_Name Herman W. Lay Scholarship Scholarship_Amount Full tuition, fees, room and board, annually (valued at over $180,000 for 4 years (4 available) Eligibility_Requirements Senior; outstanding academic performance; strong GPA; typical test scores of finalists are above 32 on ACT and 1400+ on the SAT; significant leadership in school and/or community; recommendation from a ESSAYS; interview (by invitation); admission application and LAY apcommunity leader; plication; for more information or applications see Application Deadline: A separate application must be submitted by November 15 for Early Decision applicants, or January 15 for Regular Decision applicants College of Charleston graduates who now teach at CHS: Dawn Weathersbee Scott Compton Tracy Player

Furman University, cont.Scholarship_Name Hollingsworth and Townes Scholarship Scholarship_Amount: $25000/year renewable for 4 years, study abroad scholarship of $1000, summer internship or research experience Eligibility_Requirements Senior; outstanding academic performance; school and community involvement; leadership; recommendation from a community leader; must submit merit scholarships application in addition to admission applications. See for on-line applications.

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Furman University,, continued Scholarship_Name Wylie Mathematics Scholarship Scholarship_Amount Up to $15,000/year renewable Eligibility_Requirements Senior; outstanding mathematical ability and plan to major in mathematics; SAT 1350+ or ACT 31+; 3 letters of recommendation; activities and awards; extra-curricular activities related to math; personal ESSAY (500 words); see for info and separate scholarship application Application Deadline:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Scholarship_Name James B. Duke Scholarship (10 available) Scholarship_Amount Full tuition Eligibility_Requirements Senior; Strong academic profile including GPA; courses, test scores; ESSAY; extracurricular activities. Separate merit scholarships application and recommendation from a community leader. See from more information. Application Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2010 Scholarship_Name Various Scholarship_Amount $2,000 - $8,000 /year, renewable Eligibility_Requirements Senior; requirements vary by specific disciplines; areas of study include business administration, economics, computer science; pre-engineering; chemistry; education; art; music; Many require separate application. See for more information and applications. Application Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2010

Lander University, Scholarships: Global Scholars Program Lander will provide a semester of study abroad, at no additional cost, to 20 entering freshmen. To be eligible, applicants must: Enter Lander as a freshman student Have an SAT score of at least 1300 combined verbal and math Have a high school GPA of at least 3.5 Be in the top 10% of their high school class. For more information, interested students should contact

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SAT Fast Fact: Offered 7 times a year; generally taken in junior spring and often repeated senior fall Keeping Score: 200 to 800 for each section, added together for a combined score. National Avg score:1509; CHS Averge: 1544

April Worley, CHS English teacher, is a graduate of Lander University

Become a Bearcat for a Day! Register online at 9am—12:30pm January 22, 2010 February 8, 2010 March 12, 2010 April 16, 2010

Athletic Scholarships Athletic awards are available in nine intercollegiate sports. Students may receive up to fulltuition/room/board athletic grants-in-aid. Eligibility requirements include athletic talent, academic status, physical condition, and NCAA Division II eligibility. To learn more about athletic scholarship/grants-in=-aid, students should contact the Director of Athletics (864) 388-8314. Visit the official Lander athletics website for more information

Departmental Scholarships: Scholarships are awarded annually by each department, based on the annual availability of funds and the selection criteria of each department chairperson. Interested students should contact the academic department for additional information. dept.html

Institutional Merit-Based Scholarships Lander University provides a limited number of merit-based scholarships each year to entering freshmen and transfer students. Awards are based on merit and are dependent upon available funding. The university will determine the merit criteria and the number of scholarships to be awarded annually.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King

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Saturday Visit Days Newberry College Admissions / Financial Aid Info Session and Campus Tour begins at 10am. Call 800-845-4955 ext 5127 to RSVP.

January 30, 2010

February 27, 2010

Can you solve the name of these two CHS Teachers who graduated from Newberry College? mliaiwl remlesvimol tmtmee lulnavsai

Newberry Scholar and Leader Days: Students from the State of South Carolina who have been named Newberry Scholars & Newberry Leaders are invited to these special days of recognition and discovery, as they attend classes, meet current students, faculty, and staff. Scholars and Leaders may call 800-845-4955 ext 5127 to RSVP.

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Scholarship_Name Palmetto Scholar Award Scholarship_Amount Full

tuition, room and board, and fees (renewable 4 years) Eligibility_Requirements Senior; awarded to SC students who are recipients of the SC Palmetto Fellows scholarship; awarded automatically to the first 15 qualifying students who pay their enrollment deposit Comments: APPLY EARLY Scholarship_Name Various ( athletic, legacy, leadership, ministerial, Lutheran) Scholarship_Amount Varies Eligibility_Requirements Senior; requirements vary by award. Scholarship_Name Presidential Scholarship Scholarship_Amount $7,500/year (4 years) Eligibility_Requirements Senior; GPA 3.0+, 1100 SAT or 24 ACT, attend scholarship day in April 2010. Scholarship_Name Founders Scholarship Scholarship_Amount $10,000/year (4 years) Eligibility_Requirements Senior; GPA 3.5+, 1200 SAT or 27 ACT, attend scholarship day in April 2010. Scholarship_Name Trustees Scholarship Scholarship_Amount Full tuition Eligibility_Requirements Senior; GPA 3.5+, 1400 SAT or 32 ACT, attend scholarship day in April 2010

Presbyterian College, Scholarship_Name Various (leadership, music, merit, minority, ROTC, Boys State, Girls State) Scholarship_Amount Varies Eligibility_Requirements Senior; requirements vary by scholarship.

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Spartanburg Methodist College, Scholarship_Amount Full Tuition Eligibility_Requirements SMU offers any student that GRADUATES from a South Carolina High school with a 3.0 GPA (or higher) Full Tuition. A FAFSA must be completed by June 30th to be eligible for the full tuition package. This package includes Life Scholarship, South Carolina Tuition Grant, and SMC Grants. Application Deadline: Deadline is Open Misc: Spartanburg Methodist College is one of the few colleges in the South devoted exclusively to the freshmen and sophomore years of college. In fact, we are the only independent, two-year, regionally accredited residential college in South Carolina and one of the few colleges of this type in the Southeast.

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University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing announces in-state engineering and computing scholarship. See link for more information: http://

Winthrop University, Scholarship Criteria for New Freshmen 1. The minimum criteria is a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 1100 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT (excluding the writing test results for both exams) 2. Students who apply for admission will be automatically evaluated for scholarship eligibility during the admission process. 3. All freshman applicants who are admitted and meet the minimum criteria will receive a scholarship. To receive an award, a completed application must be received by the Office of Admissions by March 1. The complete application for admission will include the application form, application fee, official high school transcript, and SAT or ACT scores

Out of State College Information

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Scholarship Search Scholarship

Davidson College (NC), Scholarship_Name Various - Leadership, Service, Fine Arts and other Scholarship_Amount $2000 - $10,000/year, renewable Eligibility_Requirements Senior; varies by scholarship, writing, visual & performing arts, math & science, leadership, community service. Application_Deadline: Saturday, January 02, 2010 Scholarship_Name Davidson Scholar Program Scholarship_Amount Vary - $2000 - $20000 Eligibility_Requirements Recognize cross section of superior scholar athletes. Athletic, academic and personal qualities are key components in selection winners. Renewable for 4 years of study. Application_Deadline: Saturday, January 02, 2010

Duke University (NC), Scholarship_Name Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship Scholarship_Amount Full tuition, room, board and fees; (renewable) plus summer enhancement experience; exceeds $200,000 over 8 semesters, 10 – 15 scholarships are awarded each year. Eligibility_Requirements Senior, All residents of North and South Carolina who apply and are accepted for undergraduate admission to Duke University are automatically considered for the award. There is no separate application and no financial need component. If you are hesitant to apply because of the cost, please reconsider. In addition to this and other merit scholarships, Duke University has recently expanded need-based financial aid, which is highlighted here Application_Deadline: Early Decision: Nov 1st; Regular Decision: January 2, 2010

Winthrop University Preview Days: January 30, & April 24, 2010

Register online if interested Weekday Visits

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Kalamazoo College,

Out of State College Information

Enlightened Leadership Awards, $5,000 (5 awards in each of 4 areas) Requirements: Senior; based on 60% academic and 40% cocurricular; 4 disciplines: Sustainability and Environmental Activism, civic Engagement, International Activism, Creative Expressions. See for more information, Deadline: 2/2/2010

Marist College, With support from the National Science Foundation, Marist College is offering 12 full tuition, room and board scholarships to students who choose to major in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems. To be considered for a scholarship a student must also be academically talented and financially needy. Details on eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply can be found at http://

University of Richmond (Virginia) Students who apply for admission to the University of Richmond by December 15 are automatically considered for the Richmond Scholars program. While all Richmond Scholars receive full-tuition scholarships, designations are used to determine additional educational advantages. Those advantages may vary by year but include benefits such as stipends for summer educational experiences, priority housing, priority registration, and invitations to special designation-specific “When you were events.

VMI Virginia Military Institute

Other Scholarships

Open House Dates: February 19-20, 2010 March 5-6, 2010 April 9-10, 2010

“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. “ - Jack Penn

Abbott & Fenner are once again offering a $1,000 scholarship to any student between the ages of 16 and 20 for an essay. Go to To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic “What do you see as the long term impact of our current recession on the average family? How might it affect their future decisions? The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent by email to:

born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” - Cherokee Expression.

American Legion 73rd Annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – Each contestant in zone contests must present a prepared oration of not less than eight nor more than ten minutes on some phase of the Constitution of the United States which will give emphasis to the attendant duties and obligations of a citizen to our government. Zone winners will receive a $100 scholarship, the State winners will receive $3,500 for 1st place; $2,000 for 2nd place; and $1,000 for 3rd-4th place. National winners will receive $18,000 for 1st place; $16,000 for 2nd place; $14,000 for 3rd place. Rules and regulations are available from or ConstitutionalSpeechContestRules.pdf or under Legion Programs (High School Oratorical Contest) or by calling 803-612-1171, Ext 40 or 800-642-7793 ext 40 or by emailing Deadline January 31, 2010

Volume 1, Issue 2 The AXA Achievement Scholarship – To qualify you must demonstrate ambition, drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and have the ability to succeed in college. One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded in each state. These recipients will compete for additional $15,000 scholarships. If interested go to for more information. Application deadline is December 15.

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“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run” - Babe Ruth

Big Sun Scholarship – BigSun Organization is offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student athlete regardless of which sport they participate. Visit their website to apply. Amount is $500.00. Deadline is June 24, 2010 Burger King Scholarships – This scholarship is worth $1,000 each to be used for education expenses during the first year of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. To obtain information, please visit Burger King web site at http:// Deadline is February 1, 2010. Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship – To be eligible applicant must have a minimum of 1300 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT and a 3.5 GPA. Scholarship can be used at any college nationwide. This scholarship’s requirements are similar to those of the Palmetto Fellows. See guidance immediately for an application. Application deadline is Monday, January 20th. James F Byrnes “Foundation” Scholarship Program – Student must have one or both parents deceased; be a SC resident and US citizen; plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited 4-year college/university; have a satisfactory academic record; demonstrate excellence in character, ability & enterprise to indicate that the student will make worthwhile contributions to society; have need for financial assistance in order to attend college; must be a high school senior or have completed no more than 1 year of work in college. Visit to obtain an application packet or come by guidance. Applications must be submitted after Jan. 2, 2009 and before Feb 15, 2010. Chapin Rotary Club Sunrise Scholarship - One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Based on financial need, class rank, SAT/ACT scores and extra curricular activities. Applicant must write a 500 word essay on the topic “Service Above Self.” Deadline is May 1, 2010. See Guidance for an application.

Boys State and Girls State Scholarships: The following schools offer scholarships to attendees of Palmetto Boys and Girls State: Converse college Anderson University The Citadel Coker College Erskine college Limestone College Newberry College North Greenville University

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship, contest participants should register on the website. Age eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School. Deadline January 15, 2010

Presbyterian College

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarship – Go to Click on scholarship application on the left sidebar. Click on ESA Foundation Scholarship Application and Guidelines. Print the application. Go back to items under ESA Foundation Scholarship and click on Current List of ESAF Scholarships available by State. Click on STATE to learn which scholarships are applicable for STATE residents. Print the list. You may apply for three scholarships. Each will need a full set of documents and fees. The completed application with all documentation must be mailed to Robin Bussey, ESA Foundation State Counselor for the State of SC, 5839 St. Angela Drive, Charlestson, SC 29418. Deadline: February 1, 2010.

Wofford College

Kittie M. Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship Program – Applicants must be SC residents and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale through Spring 2009. Applicants must have combined SAT of 1800 or a composite ACT score of 26. Parent’s households adjusted gross income can not exceed $40,000. You must be planning to attend a SC college or university in the Fall of 2010. Apply online at Deadline for submission of all materials is January 4, 2010

University of South Carolina Voorhees College

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Other Scholarships, cont.Gates Millennium Scholars program – Scholarship amount: varies; requirements - Senior; African-American; American Indian / Alaska Native American or Asian-Pacific Islander American or Hispanic-American. U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent U.S. resident; 3.3 GPA on unweighted 4.0 scale; Demonstrated leadership capabilities through participation in community service and/or extra-curricular activities; Meet federal Pell Grant criteria (significant financial need) Requires 3 part nomination and recommendation process. For complete info see or email questions to Deadline for submission: January 11, 2010. Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship— $10,000 be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in the 2010-2011 academic year at a university in the United States; be enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student for the 2010-2011 academic year; maintain 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. Deadline: February 1, 2010, application is online

“And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy

HARRY HAMPTON MEMORIAL WILDLIFE FUNDS (three scholarships) 1. Harry Hampton Scholarship - Scholarship consists of $2500 annually for up to 4 consecutive years to help a student further their education if their major is in the Natural Resources discipline in a SC institution of higher learning. This could be wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine science or environmental science. Must “There are two maintain a GPR of 2.5 or above for a given academic year. If GPA falls below 2.5 average, the student will not receive any further primary choices in life; funds. Applications are in Guidance. Deadline is January 31, to accept conditions as 2010. they exist, or accept 2. Wallace F. Pate Scholarship – This scholarship consists of a the responsibility for one-time award of $1,500 to help a student further their education changing them.” in the natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries Denis Waitley , biology, forestry, marine science or environmental science. AppliAmerican Author cant must be a resident of SC and plan to attend an institution of higher learning in SC. Applications are in Guidance. Deadline is and Motivational January 31, 2010. Speaker 3. James O. Thomason Scholarship - Scholarship consists of $1,000 annually for up to four consecutive years to help a student further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications. Applicant must be a resident of SC and be accepted at a institute of higher learning in SC. Recipient must declare a major in electronic, print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications to qualify. Recipient must maintain a GPR of 2.5 or above for a given academic year to receive funds for the following year. If the GPR falls below the 2.5 average for any academic year, the student will not receive any further funds. Applications are available in Guidance. The deadline if January 31, 2010. John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest - United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. All students must register online. Essays can be submitted online (preferred) or via regular mail by the postmark date of January 9, 2010. For complete guidelines, visit the Profile in Courage Award at 1st place winner receives $5,000 cash award and $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan. 2nd place winner receives a $1,000 cash award and up to five finalist each receive a $500 cash award.

Volume 1, Issue 2 Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary awards college scholarships to Lexington County High School Seniors who plan to pursue nursing as a career. Applications are now being accepted for the Eunice R. Medhurst/Marjorie S. Norton/Beverly A. Telfer Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 for students seeking a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and for the Ann Bethea Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for students who plan to major in Nursing in a two year associate degree program. Ten or more high school scholarships will be awarded. A common form for all scholarships will be used. This application must be accompanied by an essay of approximately 250 words on why you chose nursing as a profession and why you need this scholarship. March 15, 2010 is the deadline for completed applications to be received. To be eligible applicants must be accepted into a nursing program. Applications are available from the Volunteer Office at Lexington Medical Center or guidance. 2010 National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) will award 149 scholarships to Eagle Scouts through various Eagle Scout scholarship fund. The scholarships vary in size from $1,000 to $48,000. Go to http: // Deadline for submission: January 31, 2010 Nina Neeley Scholarship Essay Contest— Reformed Universal Masonic Brotherhood and Order of the Easter Star, In. will award a first second and third place scholarship to winners of their annual essay contest. 1s place: $1,000, 2nd place: $600 and 3rd place: $400. Essay topic: How do you think having a minority President affects the future? If interested, please come by guidance for more information and guidelines for essay contest. Deadline March 8, 2010 Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest – Essay contest with award amounts ranging from $50 to $10,000. Students must write an 800 to 1600 word essay based on the book The Fountainhead. Students elect to write an essay on one of three questions posed by the institute concerning the book. Essay deadline is April 26, 2010. go to

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“Nobody gets to live life backwards. Look ahead, that is where your future is.” Anne Landers

CHS teacher who graduated from Erskin: Coach Mary Jo Jenny

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship – Applicants are graduating seniors who anticipate attending a South Carolina college or university. Five scholarships of approximately $2,500 are offered in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. Students receiving the scholarship must be US citizens who have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years. For more information go to Preliminary submissions must be received at the Dept of Ed. on or before February 5, 2010.

Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! College Scholarship – recognizes a high school senior who understands and values the limitless possibilities that education can offer with a $5,000 scholarship award. Visit to download an application or come by guidance. Entries must be postmarked by February 15, 2010. S.C. Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities – The contest theme is “Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation.” Your article should convey how people with disabilities can make tremendous contributions within our nation’s workforce. The contest winner will receive a four-year scholarship to the South Carolina state-supported institution of his or her choice. The scholarship pays for undergraduate tuition and fees. You must be a South Carolinian 16 to 19 years old and be a high school junior or senior. You do not have to be a person with a disability to enter. Go to for information and rules. Entries must be postmarked no later than January 19, 2010

“The more you read, the more things you will know, The more you learn, the more places

What school is commonly referred to as the “Harvard of the South” by Bill Sommerville? _________________ Ans: Newberry College

SAE – SAE/International announced their 2009 Engineering Scholarships. Sixty (60) corporate and university sponsored scholarships to qualified students who are interested in the study of engineering and related sciences. Applicant must be a high school senior to apply. For full details, applications and FAQs, visit Applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2010

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SC Junior Golf Foundation—SC Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship – Must be a senior in a SC high School or an undergraduate in a SC college or university. A GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale is required through the spring 2008 semester. Must be a SC resident and plan to a public or private, four-year college or university located in SC in the fall of 2009. Applicant must have a competitive or recreational interest in golf. Apply on-line at and scroll down to SC Junior Golf or call Susan Lee at 864268-3363. Deadline is January 4, 2010. South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Foundation (SCLEOA) – Four awards will be presented totaling $10,000 - One $5,000, two $2,000 and one $1,000 award. Applicants must submit an essay of a minimum of 1,000 words on a required essay topic. Please see guidance for an application or go to and print the application. Application must be received or postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2010. SC National Teenager Scholarship – 2010 SC National Teenager Pageant will be held March 27, 2010 in Charlotte, NC. This pageant is recommended for high-achieving young women who are looking for scholarship options. There is a $25 fee to enter. If you are interested, applications are available in Guidance or on line at Entry deadline is 02/27/10. Members of the CHS class of 2008 were offered approximately $8.8 million in college scholarships!

Guess who is an alumni of USC Upstate? _______ ___________

Sun Trust – High school seniors can win a $1,000 scholarship for their first year expenses at an accredited college or private career school. Fifteen chances to win with one winner chosen every two weeks from October 30, 2009 through May 14, 2010. Scholarship check will be payable to the winner’s college of attendance. Only one entry per person for each drawing, however students can register after each completed drawing for the next scheduled drawing. No purchase or transaction nec- “We can let the essary to enter or win. Students must apply online at circumstances of our beginning September 14, 2009.

lives harden us so that US Army –ROTC 2,3, or 4 year scholarship – Requirements we become are US Citizen, age 17 before scholarship is effective, SAT or ACT increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can taken by November of the year you apply, good high school grades, participation in leadership, extracurricular and athletic let them soften us, and activities (or part-time job), high school diploma or equivalent, make us kinder. We Army-approved academic major, acceptance of commission as a always have the US Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard Officer, meet choice” — Dalai Lama physical standards, required cumulative GPA in all academic

Scholarships, cont.“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” Abraham Lincoln

courses and recommendation by the Professor of Military Science. Go to Your application must be

postmarked by January 10th, 2010. Verizon Scholarship Program— $5,000/year for 4 years: Requirements: Senior; child of an active Verizon employee with at least 90 days employment as of Feb 1, 2010 and still employed when award decisions are made in April 2010. Online applications are available at Deadline February 1, 2010. 2010 Sam Walton Community Scholarship (WalMart) - $3,000 scholarship awarded for a student’s first year of undergraduate study. To qualify, the student must be a graduating high school senior and may not be a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or SAM’s CLUB Associate, or the child or legal dependent of same. Application deadline is January 29, 2010. Applications are

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Anderson University, Private 4-year, Rolling Admissions, however students are encouraged to apply no later than July 1st

Allen University, Private 4-year, Columbia, Rolling Admissions

Art Institute of Charleston,, Private Rolling Admissions, Students may begin their program of study at the start of any academic quarter: October, January, April, or July.

Charleston Southern, private 4-year, Students who apply online before December 31, 2009 will have their application fee waived!

Clemson University: Dec. 1: Priority notification deadline for Fall Semester Dec. 31: Deadline for priority consideration for academic scholarships May 1 (Application deadline)

College of Charleston: October 15, 2009: Early Notification Deadline December 1, 2009: Deadline for priority consideration for academic scholarships February 1, 2010: Regular notification priority deadline April 1, 2010: Admission decision

Teachers/Staff who are USC graduates Lynn Eargle Sara Kimberlin Judy Gowan Kathy Kearse Mike Satterfield Renee Sullivan Fran Tucker Anastasia Sease Tom Painter Anne Pillow Kim Plowden

Columbia College, women’s private 4-year college

Susan Rutkowski

January 15, 2010: To be considered for Columbia College’s Scholars Day Program February 15: priority deadline

Albert Knuckley

Converse College,

Kathy Murphy

Erskine College:

Mary Jo Jenny

November 1, 2009: Early Action December 15: Admitted students will be notified of financial aid, need & merit based February 15, 2010: Regular admission deadline March 15: regular notification April 1: Admitted students will be notified of financial aid; need-based and merit based

Furman University: November 15, 2009: Early Decision Application Deadline December 15: Admission Decision letters are mailed January 15, 2010: Regular Decision Application Deadline

David Santiago

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Alva Edison

Presbyterian College; November 1, 2009: Early Decision Application Deadline November 15, 2009: Deadline to be considered for Quattlebaum, PC USA, Founders and the Chinese Language program February 1, 2009: Regular Decision deadline and deadline to be considered for all other academic, music, and leadership scholarships.

University of South Carolina: October 15, 2009: Early Answer Application Deadline November 15, 2009: South Carolina Honors College & Top Scholars appl. Deadline December 1, 2009: Priority Application Deadline

Winthrop University: January 15, 2010: Priority deadline for freshman merit scholarships. May 1, 2010: Freshman application deadline

Wofford College: November 15, 2009: Early Decision Application Deadline December 1, 2009: Deadline for Regular Decision Wofford Scholars’ applications February 1, 2010: Regular Decision


have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” - Abraham Lincoln

Chapin High School

300 Columbia Ave. Chapin, SC 29036 Phone: 803) 345-2246 Fax: 803.345.7111


We’re on the web Check us out at http. chapinHS.cfm then look for the Guidance Department tab

Note to Athletes: When registering for the SAT or ACT, you will be able to list college codes for colleges where you plan to apply. Your scores will automatically be sent to these schools. Be sure to include the NCAA code – 9999. NCAA will only accept test scores from the testing agency. They will not accept test scores from CHS. If you are planning to participate in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Div 1 or Div II school, please log on to and register. Please bring in to guidance the signed NCAA Transcript Release Authorization form that you will print off after you have signed up.

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