South Carolina Scholarships

Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award

SETC’s Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award provides one student with a $2,500 scholarship to study theater directing at a regionally accredited graduate school in the upcoming academic year.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 25
Winner announcement
September 2022

SAWF Scholarship Program

The Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship Program provides scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM-related field.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 20
Winner announcement
July 28, 2022

ASHRAE James R. Bullock Scholarship

The James R. Bullock Scholarship, administered by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), offers one $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship

The ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship of $5,000 is an annual scholarship for qualified undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering, or architecture students attending a post-secondary educational institution.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

ASHRAE Rusty & Debbie Hoffman Family Scholarship

The $5,000 scholarship is for an undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student enrolled at or graduated from a school in ASHRAE Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia).

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
48 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7
Winner announcement
April 2023

Porter Fleming Literary Competition

The Porter Fleming Literary Competition grants the amount of $7,000 to 12 individuals who exhibit skill in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or one-act playwriting.

Amount
$250–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 13
Winner announcement
April 2023

Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship

The scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduating high school student to pursue undergraduate study in engineering, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration at universities in North or South Carolina.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
March 4

National PCEA Ted G. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Foundation

PCEA offers the Ted G. Wilson Memorial Scholarship of $1,500 to four high school seniors in North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to pursue degrees in construction.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 31

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award

The Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduate student studying costume design or technology. Applicants must have studied or will study at an SETC region institution.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Robert Porterfield Scholarship Award

The Robert Porterfield Scholarship awards $2,000 to graduate students pursuing a degree in theatre. Applicants should have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university in the SETC region.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship awards $2,000 to one high school senior in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) region who will pursue studies in theater.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

The William E. Wilson Scholarship awards $5,000 to a secondary school teacher pursuing graduate studies in theatre or speech and theatre. Applicants must be legal residents of any SETC state.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Annabel Lambeth Jones Brevard College Merit Scholarship Fund

The Annabel Lambeth Jones Brevard College Merit Scholarship, ranging from $11,000 to $13,000, is available to a high school senior who is an incoming freshman at Brevard College.

Amount
$11,000–$13,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 18
Winner announcement
August 2023

Richard Goolsby Scholarship Fund

The Richard Goolsby Scholarship of $4,000 is available to an undergraduate student planning to pursue a career in the plastic industry or a graduate student pursuing a postgraduate degree.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 18

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023

Gordon Hay Scholarship Fund

It’s awarded to two deserving students with a record of scholarly achievement and commitment to community engagement, intending to pursue a career in community service, visual arts, and performing arts.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 6
Winner announcement
July 1, 2023

Fourth Circuit Essay Contest

The United States Court Of Appeals For The Fourth Circuit offers the Fourth Circuit Essay Contest to high school students with awards of $1,000, $1,500, and $2,000.

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 15
Winner announcement
August 2023