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Guidance

Mrs. Savannah Campbell

Ware Shoals High School Counselor

Mrs. Savannah Campbell
School Counselor, GCDF
scampbell@gwd51.org
Phone: 864-456-7923
Fax: 864-626-4516

KEEP UP WITH NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS ON Schoology WITH THE "DAILY BULLETIN" GROUP!

Students, check out Schoology to see news and announcements posted on the "Daily Bulletin" Group. 

SCHOOLOGY group for seniors

Seniors have their own group! Access it by navigating to the high school homepage and selecting the "S" Icon or by going directly to Schoolgy and accepting your group invite. This is where scholarships and other information will be posted throughout the year.

transcript requests: CLICK HERE.

FEDERAL STUDENT AID

Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

FSA ID [Needed to sign the FAFSA]

https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Search Sites
http://www.fastweb.com/

https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/

https://www.scholarshipprograms.org/

http://www.highfivescholarships.com/

***Scholarships for Seniors are posted in Schoology. ***

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

South Carolina HOPE Scholarship

This is a state-awarded scholarship valued at $2,800 for the first year only. Students that have a final minimum 3.0 GPA but do not qualify for the LIFE are eligible to receive this scholarship. Students who receive the SC HOPE and earn a 3.0 at the end of the first year of college may receive the LIFE Scholarship for the second year of college. No application is necessary for this scholarship. Eligibility is based on your final transcript.

South Carolina LIFE Scholarship

This is a state-awarded scholarship valued at $5000 per year. Students must meet two of the three requirements (1) your final, cumulative grade point average must be a minimum 3.0; (2) minimum 1100 SAT (combined critical reading and math sections) or 24 ACT; or (3) rank in the top 30% of your class at graduation. For a two year college students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (the test score and class rank requirements are waived.) No application is necessary for this scholarship. Eligibility is based on your final transcript.

South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance

This state awarded money varies each year dependent on the South Carolina Lottery Revenue. Students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours a semester and advancing toward a degree at one of the state’s two-year institutions. Students must complete the FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible. Awards are handled by the college financial aid office.

South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

This is a state-awarded scholarship valued at $6700 per year. Students may be eligible to apply if they meet the following three criteria: 1200 SAT/27 ACT, 3.5 GPA, top 6% of the class at the end of the sophomore, junior, or senior year; or meet the following two criteria 1400 SAT/32 ACT and 4.0 GPA at end of the junior or senior year. Students that meet the criteria will be notified by guidance to complete an application. More information about these state scholarships is available online at www.che.sc.gov.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING

SAT + ACT Practice Website 

www.prepfactory.com

ACT Test Prep

http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

SAT Test Prep 

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

SAT Registration 

https://www.collegeboard.org/

ACT Registration

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/register.html

SC Commission of Higher Education 

http://www.che.sc.gov/Students,FamiliesMilitary.aspx

Piedmont Technical College Placement Test Prep 

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/studentswww.accuplacerpracticetest.com

**Test waivers for SAT and ACT are available for eligible students. Please see your counselor for details.**

RESOURCES

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

PREPARING FOR YOUR FUTURE

Fair Opportunity Project’s College Application Guide

DUAL ENROLLMENT TRANSFER LIST

Curious about what PTC courses will transfer to the college you are interested in? Check out the link to find out what classes transfer: http://www.ptc.edu/academics/transfer-programs/courses-transfer

COLLEGE/ CAREER

Career and College Resources

INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCES

SafetyNet.org