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The Dr. John Sanders Technology Achievement Award/Scholarship Initiative

Applications accepted beginning October 1, 2016

The Grand Strand Technology Council created the Dr. John D. Sanders Technology Achievement Award/Scholarship Initiative in 2015 to encourage high school students to pursue studies in high demand science, technology, engineering or math-related fields (STEM).

Juniors interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM related fields are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

When to apply?

Applications open on Thursday, October 1, 2016 and are due by 5:00pm on Thursday, March 31, 2017.

When will awards be given?

You and your guidance counselor will be notified no later than April 30, 2017. Awards will be announced / presented at your respective school’s awards ceremony.

Who should apply?

To be eligible for consideration, students must meet ALL of the following criteria.

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a recognized high school within Horry or Georgetown County
  • interested in pursuing a degree in a STEM field
  • maintain a 3.0 grade point average (copy of unofficial transcript required)
  • 3 letters of reference (attached to form or emailed to scholarships@gstechcouncil.org)

In addition, undergraduate students are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities in the Grand Strand.

Selection criteria

Recipients will be chosen based upon the following criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Community involvement
  • Participation in after school school activities that relate to STEM
  • Employment or internships in the field

Award decisions

Awards are more than just a monetary recognition and a trophy. The Grand Strand Technology Council is very interested in connecting recipients to the network of high tech employers in the area.

Questions?

Please contact the Grand Strand Technology Council at scholarships@gstechcouncil.org.

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