2018-2019 Scholarships

  • Scholarships made available to Ashley Ridge students during the 2018-2019 school year.

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program- June 14, 2019

    • $1000
    • Essay

    ACT Student Champion Scholarship- October 31, 2018 

    • $500 award
    • Current graduation senior that has taken the ACT
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Minimum ACT score of 22 or a Gold on WorkKeys/Ready to Work
    • Preference given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students

    Admiral James B. Osborn ScholarshipApril 19, 2019

    • $500
    • Current senior
    • Accepted to a 2-year of 4-year post-secondary institution
    • Participation in extracurricular activities that benefit their school and/or community
    • A familial relationship with a submarine qualified
    • That the submarine qualified individual is a member of United States Submarine Veterans, Incorporated (USSVI)

    AES Engineering Scholarship- October 6th, 2018 

    • $500 award
    • High school seniors planning to attend a post secondary educational institution

    AFCEA Scholarship- April 5, 2019

    • 5 to 10 awards of $3000
    • Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorcheter County high school senior
    • United States citizen
    • Planning to attend an accredited 4-year college of university
    • Plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field
    • Essay

    Ashley Ridge High School Athletic Booster Student-Athlete Scholarship- April 26, 2019

    • Current graduating senior at Ashley Ridge High School
    • Ashley Ridge High School student athlete
    • Essay: 'What lessons have you learned through high school sports?"

    Ashley Ridge High School PTSA Senior Scholarship- April 5, 2019

    • Current graduating senior at Ashley Ridge High School
    • Member of PTSA in good standing
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Proven involvment in at least two school-based activities during time at Ashley Ridge
    • Essay: 'How I have grown personally and contributed to the growth of others during my time at ARHS".

    B. Davis Scholarship- May 24, 2019

    • $1000
    • Current high school juniors and seniors
    • Essay: "Describe the three characteristics of leadership that you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual."

    Berkeley Electric Cooperative Trust Scholarship- April 5, 2019

    • 10 $1000 awards
    • Served by Berkeley Electric Cooperative or member's children attending neighboring school
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Family income under $75,000
    • Plans to attend an accredited college or technical/trade school

    Big Sun Scholarship- June 19, 2019

    • $500
    • Current high school senior planning to attend a post-secondary institute
    • Currently involved in sports at that institution or in the community

    Charleston Engineers Joint Council Scholarship- April 26, 2019

    • Minimum of $500
    • A citizen of the United States
    • Graduating high school senior of a Lowcountry area high school
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Able to provide proof of acceptance into an engineering or technology curriculum an accredited institution of higher learning

    Charlestowne ASMC Scholarship- May 15, 2019

    • $1000
    • Must be a graduating senior
    • Must have plans to pursue a degree in the field of study related to financial/resource management such as business administration, economics, accounting, and/or finance
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

    Cheatham-White Scholarship

    • Competitive applicant for admission as a freshman fall semester to North Carolina A&T
    • United States citizen or permanent resident
    • Current senior
    • Minimum GPA of 4.0
    • A minimum SAT score of 1280 or minimum ACT score of 28
    • Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership
    • See your school counselor for a nomination

    Classroom to Classroom ScholarshipJune 30, 2019

    • US citizen or permanent resident
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Pursuing an Education major
    • Attending a 2-year or 4-year college in the United States

    College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    • Open to all Class of 2020 students in the United States

    Coolidge ScholarshipJanuary 23, 2019

    • 100 awards of $1000 and $5000 for the finalist level
    • Grand prize is a full ride to a four year, accredited school
    • Current high school juniors
    • Current US citizen

    Councilman Aaron A. Brown Scholarship- May 10, 2019

    • Enrolled in a Dorchester 2 or Dorchester 4 high school
    • Admitted and enrolled in a college or university as a freshman in the upcoming fall semester
    • Financial need
    • Community and school involvment

    Cruise Control ScholarshipApril 29, 2019

    • $500
    • Current senior
    • Completed driver training at Cruise Control Driving School
    • Must have been accepted to a 2-year or 4-year technical school

    David M. Cline Scholarship- January 31, 2019

    • $2000
    • Law enforcement, criminal justice, or forensic science major

    Dorchester County Rest Home Scholarship- April 26, 2019

    • $1000
    • Graduating senior form Dorchester School District Two
    • Essay

    Dorchester Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship- April 12, 2019

    • $500-$1000
    • Current senior in high school
    • Planning to major in an agricultural or environmental related field

    Drive Smart Contest- January 6, 2019

    • $10,000
    • Eligible students 13-18 years old
    • Video submission on the subject of teens and distracted driving and the importance of not texting and driving

    Easton Maxwell ScholarshipMarch 29, 2019

    • $1000
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Essay

    Education and Testing Solutions, LLC ScholarshipApril 30, 2019

    • $250
    • Current senior
    • Planning to attend a 2-year of 4-year college in Fall 2019

    Elks Legacy Scholarship Award- February 1, 2019 

    • $4000
    • Child or grandchild of a living Elk member
    • Current high school senior
    • Taken ACT or SAT by December 2018

    Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship- November 15, 2018 

    • Awards ranged from $1000 to $12,500 per year
    • High school senior related to a member of the Elk's
    • Applicants judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need

    Flavorful Futures ScholarshipFebruary 15, 2019

    • Five awards of $5000
    • US citizen or permanent legal resident
    • Current senior
    • Minimum GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

    Fleet Reserve Association Low Country Branch 269 Americanism Essay Contest- December 1, 2018

    • 1st place-$200, 2nd place-$100, 3rd place-$75
    • Essay: "What Freedom of Speech Means to Me"
    • See your school counselor for a cover sheet and mailing address

    Francess L Muckenfuss Scholarship Grant- May 9, 2019

    • $500
    • A current senior female
    • Planning to purse a 4-year degree in Education

    Franklin Summers Memorial Scholarship- May 10, 2019

    • Be a senior enrolled at Ashley Ridge High School.
    • Be a male.
    • Be a student athlete either on a school team or in a recreational league (ie. Sertoma).
    • Be planning to attend a two- or four-year college or university in the fall of 2019.

    Gamma Lambda Boule' Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity George K. Robinson Youth Achievement Award- March 23, 2019

    • Various $1000 awards
    • African American, high school senior
    • Reside in Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester County
    • Service, leadership, academic and/or athletic achievement

    Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce STEM Scholarship- April 12, 2019

    • Two $1000 renewable scholarships
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5
    • Financial need
    • Plans to attend a 4-year college and study a STEM related major

    Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce Technical Scholarship- April 12, 2019

    • Two $500 awards
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Financial need

    Harry Hampton Scholarship- January 31, 2019 

    • 4-year $5000/year
    • Natural resource major (wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, or marine science)
    • Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA or above

    Hayden Smith YMCA Scholarship Award- February 25, 2019

    • $1000
    • Copy of SAT and/or ACT Scores
    • Official High School Transcript
    • Documentation of Current or Previous YMCA Involvement
    •  Personal Statement of Need
    • Three Reference Letters
    • Copy of Parents Income Tax Information

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship- February 1, 2019 

    • Application opens November 1, 2018
    • Graduating minority, high school senior
    • Plans to attend an accredited 4-year institution
    • Minimum SAT score of 1000 and minimum ACT score of 21
    • Applicant judged on leadership and financial need

     James O. Thomason Scholarship- January 31, 2019

    • $2000/year for for years
    • Print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations, or mass communications major

    Joye Law Firm Scholarship- April 1, 2019

    • $2000
    • South Carolina graduating senior
    • Plans to attend a four year college or university
    • Creative entry

    Kenneth Shuler Jump Start Scholarship 

    • Current high school senior that enrolls at Kenneth Shuler
    • $1500- Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
    • $1000- Minimum high school GPA of 2.7

    Kittie M. Fairey Educational Scholarship- January 15, 2019

    • Resident of South Carolina
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Plans to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the state of South Carolina
    • Must submit application, official transcript, SAT/ACT scores, personal statement/essay, list of academic honors, leadership skills, and community service, W-8 or W-9 Form and SAR Report

    Kiwanis Club of Summerville Wilma Maiers Scholarship- April 15, 2019

    • Three awards of $500
    • Graduating senior from a Dorchester County District II high school
    • Application judged on scholastic standing and achievement, service to community, work experience, and financial need

    Links--Mayme B. Massey Scholarship- March 22, 2019

    • $2000
    • Must be enrolled in an accredited high school in the trident region—Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester counties.
    • Applicant must be able to meet the entrance requirement to attend an approved post-secondary institution.
    •  Applicant must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or above
    • Applicant must have been accepted to attend a four-year institution of higher learning
    • See instructions

    Lowcounty Professional Latino Scholarship- May 8, 2019

    • $500
    • Must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and school/community activities.
    • Must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degree.
    • Must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • Must achieve a 21 or higher on the ACT  or 1050 or higher on the SAT.
    • Must be of latino descent and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the underserved local latino community.
    • Must be already accepted to an accredited undergraduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S.A.  

    Lyceum Scholars Program Scholarship- December 10, 2018 

    • $10,000 award
    • Attend Clemson University and minor in Political Science

    Marine Corps League Low Country Detachment #803 Scholarship- May 15, 2018

    • At least $500
    • Current senior enrolled in Charleston, Berkeley, Colleton, or Dorchester high school JROTC
    • Completed a minimum of two years in JROTC by graduation
    • A minimum of thirty documented hours of community service through JROTC
    • Have applied and been accepted to an accredited two-year or four-year degree granting college or university
    • Essay "How does military service influence the development of one's moral character"
    • Two letters of recommendation

    Miss North Charleston & Miss Summerville Scholarship Pageant- January 12, 2019

    • $1000- Miss Winners
    • $60,000- Miss South Carolina 2019

    National Association of Federal Education Program Administrator ScholarshipJanuary 18, 2019

    • Four awards of $2500
    • Two awards for students pursuing an Education major
    • Two awards for students pursuing an Education major or any other field
    • Selection is based on academics, school and/or community activities, and essay

    National Beta Scholarship Program- January 24, 2019

    • Over 250 scholarships
    • Ranging from $1000 to $15,000
    • All 12th grade Betas are in encouraged to apply
    • Applicants judged on academic excellence, leadership, commendable character, school and community service, and participation in National Beta

    National Society of Black Engineers ScholarshipMarch 18, 2019

    • Minimum award of $500
    • African America, US Citizen and South Carolina resident of Berkeley, Dorchester, or Charleston County
    • Must plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math
    • Minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale (3.4375 on a 5.0 scale)
    • Essay

    National Technical Honor Society Scholarship- various

    NROTC Scholarship- December 31, 2019

    • Full tuition at one of the listed colleges or universities
    • Class of 2020 will be eligible for 4-years
    • Class of 2019 eligible for 3 years

    Palmetto State School Counselor Association Scholarship- March 31, 2019

    • 3 awards of $1000
    • Must be a high school senior
    • Planning to attend a public or private secondary school in the state of South Carolina during the 2019-2020 school year
    • Permanent resident of South Carolina
    • Essay

    Partners for a Better Community Scholarships- April 26, 2019

    Robert McNair Scholars Program Scholarship- December 3, 2018

    • Full tuition to Francis Marion University
    • Current high school senior
    • SAT score of 1600 or higher or and ACT score of 24 or higher
    • South Carolina resident
    • Interest in a career in public service, broadly defined
    • Willing to study abroad and participate in service-learning opportunities

    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Scholarship- May 1, 2019

    • $500
    • Current high school seniors who are anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application.
    • Must have proof of acceptance at an accredited U.S. undergraduate/graduate program.
    • Must have proof of full-time enrollment at an accredited U.S. undergraduate/graduate program.
    • Carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application

    Silver Wings Scholarship- May 17, 2019

    • Awards are worth $1500
    • Current senior
    • Must be the dependent spouse or child of a military member from any branch of service
    • Military sponsor or the dependent must live in the Charleston, SC area (to include Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties)

    Society of American Military Engineers Charleston Post ScholarshipReceived by April 1, 2019

    • Various $1000 awards
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Must be a resident of Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester County, or be a member, spouse, or child of a member of the Charleston Post or member of the Citadel Student Chapter.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
    • Accepted or confirmed enrollment in an accredited U.S. college/university or Trident Technical College 2+2 transfer program (honoring USAF Colonel Richard Kent’s many contributions to the SAME scholarship and TTC 2+2 programs) studying undergraduate engineering, architecture, science, math, or a related field of study in 2019/2020.

    South Carolina Career and Technology Education Administrators Association Scholarship- February 22, 2019

    • $1500
    • South Carolina high school senior
    • Acareer and technology education completer as defined by CIP code designation, having earned four or more CATE Carnegie units of site-based (school campus) credit OR three or more CATE Carnegie units of site-based (school campus) credit in one of the recently approved Three Unit Completer Programs

    South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals ScholarshipMarch 8, 2019

    • $1000
    • Pursuing a career in secretarial science, computer science, or business management field
    • A 'B' grade point average or better

    South Carolina Association of Title One Administrators Scholarship- January 11, 2019

    • Current senior in good standing
    • Eligible for free or reduced lunch
    • Meet the entrance requirements of an approved post-secondary institution
    • Essay (650-700 words) on plans to give back to community after college
    • Click here for complete application details

    South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Educator's Scholarship- March 22, 2019

    • $1000
    • An enrolling female college freshman planning to major education
    • Academic excellence, GPA, ranking, and extracurricular activities
    • Essay

    South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports and Trophies by “M” Scholarship- March 22, 2019

    • $1000 (an additional $1000 for a female athlete)
    • An enrolling female college freshman planning to major in the medical field
    • Academic excellence, GPA, ranking, extracurricular activities, and financial need

    South Carolina Education Association-Retired Scholarship- March 15, 2019

    • $1000 annually ($500 per semester)
    • Senior graduating from a public high school in South Carolina
    • Plans to attend an accredited four-year college, uniersity, or an accredited two-year college within the State of South Carolina
    • Education major
    • Demonstrate leadership abilities
    • Must need financial assistance
    • Essay

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship- February 21, 2019

    • 12 various scholarships
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be planning to attend a traditional college/university

    South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship Program- November 28, 2018

    • Current South Carolina senior
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • South Carolina resident
    • Competitive recreational interest in golf
    • Must attend an accredited public or private, four-year college or university in South Carolina in fall of 2019

    South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Educational Foundation Scholarship- May 1, 2019

    • Various awards
    • Planning to major in hospitality (restaurant, foodservice, lodging, tourism) industry
    • Completed application
    • Current transcript
    • Essay

    South Carolina State Fair ScholarshipMarch 15, 2019

    • 50 awards of $6000 ($1500/year over a four year period)
    • Applicant must be a full-time resident of South Carolina and a senior in a public or private high school or home school in South Carolina.
    • Applicant must complete the online application form in its entirety.
    • Applicant must attach a current photograph (preferably a senior class photo).
    • Applicant must attend a public or private college, university, or technical college in the state of South Carolina.

    Steinberg Law Firm Scholarship- April 29, 2019

    • 5 awards of $1000
    • South Carolina graduating senior
    • Essay "How you can play a role in the fight for equal justice under the law"

    Summerville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc Scholarships- February 28, 2019

    1. The LaVerne Wilson Williams Memorial Scholarship- $1000

    • African American college bound senior at Ashley Ridge High School
    • Minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5
    • Must demonstrate financial need

    2. The Summerville Alumnae Chapter Scholarship-$1000

    • College bound senior in Dorchester County
    • Minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must not be an immediate family relative of an Summerville Alumnae Chapter member

    3. The Summerville Alumnae Grant-in-Aid- $500

    • Dorchester County high school senior with a current IEP or 504
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must not be an immediate family relative of an Summerville Alumnae Chapter member

    Summerville Mayor's Committee ScholarshipsMarch 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

    • Resident of Berkeley or Dorchester County
    • Current IEP, 504 Plan, medical evaluation if disability rquires qualified professional, or psychological evaluation/re-evaluation within the last 3 years

    1. Berlin G. Myers Scholarship- up to $300

    • Applicant must be a high school senior in his/her last year in school with plans for a 4 year post-secondary education/training.

    2. Summerville Mayor's Committe Scholarships- Up to $5000 will be awarded

    • Applicant must be either a senior in his/her last year of school OR an adult 18 or older who is currently enrolled in post-secondary instiution

    3. Alex Rosche Memorial Scholarship- $1000

    • Applicant must be a senior in his/her last yea rof school with plans for post-secondary education/training

    Teacher Forum Educational Scholarship- May 3, 2019

    • $1000 award per two seniors at each District 2 high school
    • Dorchester Distict Two senior
    • Planning to pursue education


    The American Legion 2018/2019 H.W. Dare Maness High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, "A Constitution Speech"- January 23, 2019

     The George Rogers Foundation Scholarship- April 12, 2019

    • South Carolina resident
    • First in family to attend a 2-year or 4-year college
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0

     The Palmetto State School Counselor Association Scholarship- March 31, 2019

    • 3 $1000 awards
    • Current high school senior planning to attend a public or private secondary school in the state of South Carolina
    • Permanent resident of South Carolina
    • Plans to attends a post-secondary institution during the 2019-2020 school year

     The Rev. Dr. E.L. & Christine O. Jackson Scholarship- May 31, 2019

    • $1000
    • Graduating high school senior for Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester counties
    • Essay: 'Bullying: The many forms of.. Can it be controlled?"

    The Silver Pen Writing Competition- December 14, 2018

    • 1st place-$1500, 2nd place-$1000, 3rd place-$750, 4th place-$500
    • Current high school senior
    • Live or attend school within 25 miles of Wellmore of Daniel Island
    • No GPA requirement
    • Essay: "Describe your most meaningful achievement and explain how it has influenced your life and relates to your future goals"

    Tommy Cuthbert Scholarship- March 15, 2019

    • Scholarship is awarded on annual basis
    • Student must reside in Dorchester County
    • Award based on financial need as well as excellent character traits
    • Must enroll in a four year undergraduate baccalaureate program and maintain a 3.0 GPA

    Trident Technical College 2019 ScholarshipsJanuary 14-March 1, 2019

    • Submit a TTC admission application
    • Submit an official high school transcript (through your junior year) to the Admissions
    • Submit SAT/ACT scores to the Admissions office OR complete the TTC placement

    Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation Scholarship- April 15, 2019

    • $5000, $2000, and $1000
    • A 2018-2019 South Carolina high school graduate
    • Permanent resident of South Carolina
    • Enroll as a full-time, undergraduate student at a four-year US accredited college/university in Fall 2019
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Essay

    Wallace F. Pate- January 31, 2019

    • $2500
    • Natural resource disciplines of wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine or environmental science

    We The Students Essay Contest Scholarship- February 19, 2019

    • 8 awards of $500, 6 awards of $1250, and a grand prize winner of $5000
    • US Citizens and legal residents between the ages of 14-19
    • Essay

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Gamma Zeta Chapter Scholarship- May 31, 2019

    • Female high school senior in Berkeley County, Charleston County, or Dorchester County
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Essay "Why is community service important?  Explain ways that you have personally given back to the community."  

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Lambda Nu Zeta Graduate Chapter Summerville/Ridgeville South Carolina Finer Womanhood Post-Secondary AwardMarch 21, 2019

    • Must be a graduating senior at one of the following high schools to be considered: Summerville, Fort Dorchester, Woodland or Ashley Ridge High School
    • Essay
    • An official transcript from your high school
    • Two typed current letters of recommendations