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Scholarships/Other Aid

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.

Marlboro Charities

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.

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

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 Piedmont Technical College.  The deadline to apply for the Etta Gray Memorial Scholarship is March 20, 2015.  Visit UNCF's website for additional information and/or to apply.

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