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Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship Fund, Incorporated

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or junior, planning to attend a four year college or other institution of higher learning.  The applicant must demonstrate exemplary qualities of scholarship, citizenship, and service to his/her school, church, and community. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.  Applications received after March 1, 2017 will not be considered.  Additional instructions are located on the scholarship application.

Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship Fund, Incorporated

General Scholarship

Other scholarships may be available through local donors to students who maintain an overall 2.75 grade point average. Award amounts and eligibility criteria may vary according to donor specifications. Applicants must complete a NETC General Scholarship application. Students must reapply for assistance each school year.

Graham Memorial Fund

The Graham Memorial Fund was created in 1954.  Mrs. Ella Stanton bequeathed a vast majority of her personal property to a "fund" and devoted the annual income thereof to charitable purposes such as providing for the education of needy and deserving boys and girls of Marlboro County. 

Eligibility criteria includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Must be a resident of Marlboro County
  • Must be a high school graduate

Your completed application must be mailed to the Fund Administrative Committe before May 31st of each year.  Also, you must provide at least the following information with your application:

  • Financial circumstances of the student and his/her immediate family
  • High school transcript showing past academic performance
  • Two references

Applicants will be notified by letter of the decision.

Marlboro Charities - (FUNDED THROUGH MAY 2016 ONLY)

Marlboro Charities awards a scholarship to a Marlboro County student wishing to pursue a career in nursing. To be eligible, the student must be enrolled or planning to enroll in one of NETC's nursing diploma or degree programs. Students must maintain a "C" average in courses pursued. Marlboro County Charities will not pay for a student to repeat a course or to purchase a new book.

All students interested in applying for the Marlboro Charities scholarship must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Marlboro Charities Scholarship Application.


George Rogers Foundation of the Carolinas, Inc. Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a resident of the Carolinas and/or a first generation college student
  • Must be a high school senior accepted to a post-secondary institution as a full-time or part-time student for fall or already in college and have a minimum  GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Must provide documents for college admission and registration
  • Must show academic progress through letter(s) or recommendation & GPA
  • Must have post marked your application on or before May 15th each year.

The award amount of the scholarship is between $250 - $1000 per student.  The application deadline is May 15th of each year.  For additional information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit the George Rogers Foundation's website at

George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers - South Carolina Superhero Scholarship

George Sink, a South Carolina personal injury attorney, is offering a $1000 scholarship to one high school or college student.  Applicants must submit a video telling about someone who has inspired his or her educational goals.  There is no minimum GPA requirement.  Any South Carolina college or high school student may apply for this scholarship as long as a two to five year institution is in his or her future.  The deadline to apply is June 30, 2015.  For additional information about the scholarship and how to apply, please visit the website at

Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship

The Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina offers a $500 Founding Fathers Scholarship to an eligible student enrolled in a technical or community college. For more information, including deadline dates, application and complete eligibility requirements, visit

WIRE Opportunity Scholarship

The Wire Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated high school, but now wants to further her education.  The $2500 scholarship is awarded annually by WIRE, a community service organization affiliated with electric co-ops in South Carolina, including Lynches River Electric Cooperative.  WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) awards the scholarship based on financial need and personal goals.  Applicants must:

  • Be a member of a South Carolina electric co-op
  • Have graduated from high school or earned her GED at least 10 years ago
  • Be accepted into an accredited S.C. college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need and personal goals

Women who have previously earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible.  However, applicants may have previously earned a two-year degree or some college credits.  The scholarship will be paid jointly to the winner and her college of choice.  Applications are available at Lynches River Electric Cooperative. The deadline to apply is June 2nd. 

FUMC Scholarships

The First United Methodist Church annually awards eight scholarships to local high school seniors or graduates enrolled in accredited two or four year schools.The award amounts range in value from $200 to $1500.  The application process must be completed by April 15th of each year.  For additional information and scholarship application, visit First United Methodist's website at and click the resources tab.

A & F Scholarships

Abbott & Fenner offers a scholarship to help those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.  The A & F scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.  For additional information, visit Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants website at

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation

Financial assistance is available for South Carolina residents who have physical or mental disabilities that limit vocational opportunities. Award amounts are based on financial need and are awarded by the Vocational Rehabilitation Center. Apply at the nearest Vocational Rehabilitation Office in Bennettsville, Dillon or Lancaster.

Junior Charity League of Marlboro County

This scholarship is awarded by Junior Charity League (JCL) of Marlboro County.  It is awarded to a female between the ages of 17-23 who has a permanent Marlboro County residence and is currently enrolled or will be enrolled in a college/university in the fall of 2015.  The scholarship is $500 and the applicant must reapply every year.  The completed application is due by Monday, March 31, 2015.  Applications are to be mailed to Junior Charity League of Marlboro County Scholarship.  The mailing address is located on the application.

Giva Corporate Student Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded semi-annually by Giva Inc., a technology company located in Silicon Valley.  All students currently attending a college/university  and enrolled in a degree program are encouraged to apply.  This scholarship is $1,000.  All eligible students will be required to write an essay.  The deadline date to apply is June 1st or December 1st of each year. For additional information, please visit Giva's website.

Jacquel Thomas Pay It Forward Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by Jacquel Thomas Nelson.  The scholarship is in the amount of $250 and will be paid directly to the recipient.  The deadline to apply is April 2nd. The selection criteria are as follows:

  • Male or female single parent
  • Marlboro, Chesterfield, Dillon County Resident
  • Graduating in Fall term of 2014
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • In financial need (upon review of financial aid)
  • Must compose a 250 word essay based on a topic selected by applicant

Etta Gray Memorial Scholarship

The Hipp family, in honor of the beloved Etta Gray, has established a scholarship progrm to empower financially disadvantaged African American youth in their pursuit of educational access and economic success.  Etta Gray Memorial Scholarships will enable students to attain their educational and professional dreams through obtaining technical certifications.  Technical certifications may include Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Java, Internet, PC Programming, and Computer Technology.  Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Students must have permanent residence in Upstate South Carolina.
  • Students must be enrolled in an institution that offers technical certification in Upstate South Carolina.
  • Students must provide validation of progress toward completion of the certificate.
  • Students must have an unmet financial need verified by their institutions financial aid officer.
  • Candidates must have at least a 2.5 GPA and submit an autobiographical essay for full consideration

The Etta Gray Memorial Scholarship Program provides annual scholarships of up to $3,000 per scholarship, based on need, to assist students attending target technical colleges in Upstate South Carolina. Students who qualify for the Etta Gray Memorial Scholarship must attend Northeastern Technical College, Tri-County Technical College, Greenville Technical College, York Technical College, or Spartanburg Community College.  The deadline to apply for the Etta Gray Memorial Scholarship is November 30, 2015.  Visit the UNCF's website for additional information and/or to apply.

Mothers On a Mission Inc. Scholarship

WHO May Apply:

  • Female resident of the state of South Carolina
  • Rising junior or senior at regionally accredited college/university with 2.5 GPA
  • Single head of household with sole custody of one or more children under the age of 18
  • Recipient of Pell grant

The scholarship is $500.  Students can request an application at  The application deadline is May 1, 2015.

Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Foundation

The Shawn Carter Foundation scholarship provides financial support to high school as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time.  The purpose of the scholarship is to help under-served students who may not be eligible for other scholarships

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools
  • US citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 25 years old or younger
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

The scholarship award amount is usually between $1,500 - $2,500.  The application deadline is April 30th.  For additional information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit

Lashandra F. Stewart Single Working Mother's Scholarship

Lashandra Stewart is an alumni of Northeastern Technical College.  She received her Associate Degree  in Computer Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Coker College at the age of 51.  She taught her kids the importance of giving back to their community when possible and provide opportunities to those less fortunate.  Her children created the LaShandra F. Stewart Single Working Mother's Scholarship, in her honor, in order to provide assistance towards a college student's future goals.  The Lashandra F. Stewart Single Working Mother's Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000. Also, the runner up will receive a $200 gift. This scholarship is non-reoccurring and not renewable every year.

Program Guidelines & Priorities:

  • Must be a female 24 years old or older
  • Must be a resident of Marlboro or Chesterfield County
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in a higher education institution (two year or four year) seeking  a degree
  • Must provide proof of volunteer work (minimum 40 hrs.) within their community (i.e. church, rec center, after school programs, etc.)
  • Must write a one page essay (double spaced, 12 font, Arial) explaining the importance of giving back to the community and how their anticipated degree field will assist in those efforts
  • Essay must be emailed to the POCs on the scholarship application no later than October 15, 2015
  • The winning recipient and runner up will be chosen from those that met all the qualifications.
  • Late applications are not accepted

Please note that the deadline to apply for the Lashandra F. Stewart Single Working Mother's Scholarship is October 15, 2015.  The POCs, deadline dates, and additional information is located on the application. 

Lashandra F. Stewart Single Working Mother's Scholarship Application

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