Scholarships can help dramatically with your overall tuition and college expenses.  They do require initiative and some follow through to persue. - Find Scholarships While Colleges Recruit You.

Merit-Based Scholarships - Contact individual colleges for information on their merit-based scholarships.  Use the link to find phone numbers and Web addresses for all colleges and universities.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation - NMSC conducts the National Merit® Scholarship Program and the National Achievement® Scholarship Program.  These are annual competitions for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships.

Finding Private Scholarships - SallieMae College Answer has the largest scholarship search engine on the Web.  It also includes a college cost calculator and a financial aid section.

FastWeb Search Site - The FastWeb site lets you search for private scholarships by category.

Local, Regional, & National Scholarships

National Scholarships

Calhoun County Farm Bureau Scholarship - The Calhoun County Farm Bureau is offering scholarships to help high school seniors in South Carolina pursue a higher education. The scholarship program hopes to encourage young people to develop the knowledge and skills to assume positions of leadership in civic affairs and public service.

St. Matthews Rotary Club Scholarship - The St. Matthews Rotary Club is offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors for college expenses. Two (2) scholarships will be awarded to deserving seniors who are residents of Calhoun County.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program - The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom – and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It’s a reward for what you’ve made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.

Joye Law Firm Scholarship - The Joye Law Firm is offering six $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to further their education. More information can be found 

Varsity Tutors’ Scholarship - Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 scholarship where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.

Goat Island Boat Club Scholarship - The Goat Island Boat Club, whose members reside around the shores of beautiful Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, is sponsoring one scholarship this year in the amount of $2,000. The program’s objective is to provide financial assistance to students who are interested in the protection of our environment and the Santee Cooper lake/river.

Brent Lukens Scholarship - The Orangeburg Touchdown Club is offering a one year, non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to a 2016 graduating senior. The scholarship is given in memory of Brent Lukens, an outstanding student/athlete at OPS and is sponsored by the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun counties.

Dick Horne Foundation Scholarship - The Dick Horne Foundation provides scholarship assistance to needy and deserving students in Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties based on financial need, character, and ability.

Junior Service League of Orangeburg - The Junior Service League of Orangeburg offers scholarships to support the education of deserving young people in our community. The number and amount of scholarships awarded varies annually and are based on service to school and community, need, scholastic achievement and character.

Kittie M. Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship Program - The Kittie M. Fairey Educational Fund offers scholarship aid to deserving students who meet certain academic and financial criteria.

RMC Summer Enrichment Program - The Regional Medical Center’s Summer Enrichment Program will offer 25 students the opportunity to gain experience in a hospital setting. For six weeks each student will be expected to work 20 hours a week and will be offered a monetary stipend of $900 for the program duration. The program will be held June 6 – July 15, 2016.

Sandy Run Ruritan Club Scholarship - The Sandy Run Ruritan Club is offering scholarships to high school seniors for college expenses. Download Application Here.

These are scholarships that we are aware of.  If you know of a scholarship that should be included on this list, please contact our Guidance Office.