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Scholarship Opportunities

Thanks to our campus and corporate sponsors, we are pleased that scholarships are now available for the 2017 Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series.  Please review each scholarship and its requirements and application processes. Note that you may only receive one of the following:

Any CMS Course: Partial Scholarship

Applications for this Summer 2017 scholarship are no longer being accepted.

Needs-based partial scholarships in the amount of $250 for residential or $150 for commuter scholars were awarded to students interested in enrolling in any of the  2017 CMS Adventure Series courses. These scholarships were awarded based on a first-come first-served basis to families who demonstrated need. Each student only received one scholarship during the 2017 summer term.

The Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series would like to extend our appreciation to the Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union, who is a sponsor of this scholarship.

Pharmacy Course: Partial Scholarship

Needs-based partial scholarships in the amount $200-$400 for residential or commuter scholars will be awarded to rising 9-12 students interested in enrolling in CMS Adventures in Pharmacy to be held June 18 - 23, 2017. This course is designed for high school students interested in pharmacy or pursuing a career in pharmacy.

In the Adventures in Pharmacy course, students will uncover what it takes to become a pharmacist. You’ll see that pharmacists work in communities, in educational institutions, for drug manufacturers, for hospitals, and with nuclear medicine to build patient records and medical files. Real-life pharmacists will show you how to read prescriptions and help with the preparation of medications, counsel patients, understand poison warnings, and learn patient drug regimens. You will learn about hypertension and diabetic monitoring, compounding, and intravenous techniques. This adventure includes working in the Pharmacy Lab at USC’s School of Pharmacy.

This scholarship is based on a first-come first-served basis to families who demonstrate need. Each student may only receive one (1) scholarship during the 2017 summer term.

To apply for this scholarship:

  • Step 1: Complete this online application for the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series and include a copy of your most recent report card/transcript.

Once you get the approval that you are eligible to receive a scholarship, follow these next steps:

  • Include your $200 non-refundable deposit. If awarded, the scholarship will be deducted from your total fees. 
  • Send your parents/guardians 2015 or 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (1040) which will provide us with your income and the number of dependents you claim. If you do not file a 2015/2016 Federal Income Tax Return (1040), please submit proof of income and include the number of your dependents that you claim.

The Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series would like to extend our appreciation to the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina, who sponsors this scholarship.

Aerospace Course: Full Scholarship

Partial scholarships in the amount of $700 for residential scholars will be awarded to rising 9-12 students who are interested in enrolling in the CMS Adventures in Aerospace to be held June 11 - 16, 2017. These scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-served basis to students from under-represented student populations which include females, Native Americans, Hispanics, and African-American students. Each student may only receive one (1) scholarship during the 2017 summer term. Currently, there are only 2 scholarships left. 

This course is designed for high school students interested in Aerospace or pursuing a career in engineering or aerospace engineering. 

Adventures in Aerospace course description: Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an aerospace engineer?  Spend the week with us and you will learn about the research, design, development, and manufacture of aircraft. Discover new innovations in the USC McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, and then head over to the Challenger Learning Center of Richland School District One where you will learn about rocketry. Learn the basics of composite materials, computer aided design and manufacturing, program industrial-scale robots, test manufactured products, and see into the future of 3D printing technologies. End your week by creating your very own aerospace part made of composites!

The Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series program would like to extend our appreciation to the USC College of Engineering for providing this scholarship through a grant called the Career Cluster Partnership Grant - South Carolina Secondary Education Pre-Engineering Career Awareness for Under-represented Student Populations.

To apply for this scholarship:

  • Complete and return a paper application only for the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series and include a copy of your most recent report card/transcript.
  • Include your $200 refundable deposit. If you are not able to make the $200.00, please contact our office to discuss it. 

SC Consortium for Gifted Education: The Melba McKenzie and LeAnn Crosby Summer Camp Scholarship

The Melba McKenzie and LeAnn Crosby Summer Scholarships were established by the South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education (SCCGE) as a tribute to the spirit and perseverance of former educators who devoted their career to working with gifted and talented academic and artistic students in our state. 

This scholarship is provided for gifted students in public schools at the middle school level (current grades 6-8). The amount of the scholarship, not to exceed $750.00, is designed to cover or partially cover tuition to attend a summer program for academically or artistically gifted students. This scholarship may be used towards the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series at the University of South Carolina.  

This scholarship is closed for this summer, check back next summer for the scholarship.

Other Fundraising Ideas:

As a talented and gifted student, we know you are creative and resourceful.  If you don't qualify for one of these scholarships, don't be discouraged! Over the years, other students like you have found lots of ways to pay for camp.  Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Do your parents belong to a civic group, sorority or fraternity or other community group?  Ask them to sponsor you.
  • Belong to a church or other religious organization?  Ask them for support.
  • Ask your school or school district if they have additional funds to support your career aspirations or know of scholarships you could apply for.
  • Get a part-time job like babysitting to fund the camp.
  • Share your passion about the camp you want to attend and why with your mentors, family members and others close to you.  Brainstorm together ways to raise the money. 

As additional scholarship opportunities for the 2017 CMS Adventures Series become available, we will update this website so please check back regularly. 

If you or your business would like to get involved and sponsor the CMS Adventure Series, please email pups@mailbox.sc.edu or call 803-777-9444.