2019 Scholarships are here!
Choose your high school from the column on the right.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Awards: May 2019
Scholarships provide essential financial support for today’s college students. College degrees are required for more careers and workforce positions than ever before. The number of tuition dollars required for a student to earn his degree continues to escalate.
The Foundation for Fort Mill Schools establishes and manages college scholarships tailored to the specific goals of the sponsors. Applications can be obtained online here or through the high school guidance office.
The following scholarships are currently offered to qualifying students:
Carter-Sink Memorial Scholarship
The Carter-Sink Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 to honor the memory of Clifton Carter and Mitchell Sink with the purpose of affording an outstanding male soccer player from Fort Mill High School the opportunity to continue his education after high school. A $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified male soccer player at Fort Mill High School.
Dalton Evans Outdoorsman Scholarship---in memory of Dalton Evans
The Dalton Evans Memorial Scholarship memorializes the life of Dalton Evans, a Fort Mill High School graduate who was a friend to all, stranger to none; and above all was dedicated to his family. Proudly established in 2018 by his family, the $1000 annual scholarship will be awarded to a Fort Mill High School graduating senior who shares Dalton’s enthusiasm for the outdoors.
Growing Children - Susana Zubieta Memorial Scholarship
Growing Children Scholarship was established in 2017, in memory of Susana Marcela Zubieta,with the purpose of affording a deserving student from Fort Mill High School and Nation Ford High School the opportunity to continue his/her education in the field of education. Susana Zubieta had a life-long passion for the education, protection and betterment of children, their families and their futures. She dedicated her energy and time in educating and supporting others to do the same. A $2000 scholarship at both Fort Mill High School and Nation Ford High School will be awarded annually to a student at each high school that shares her passion, dedication and true love of being an Early Childhood Educator.
Harold (Mac) and Phoebe McCallum Scholarship
Established by a former student in 1993, this scholarship honors Mac and Phoebe McCallum, who helped shape the lives of countless students with a combined 53 years of teaching. This fund awards two $2,000 scholarships annually, to one student at Fort Mill High School and one at Nation Ford High School. Preference will be given toward, but not limited to, the pursuit of agriculture, business, or education.
Heart of a Servant Scholarship
Established by a 2012 Fort Mill High School graduate, the Heart of a Servant Scholarship will be awarded to a student who possesses the traits of a public servant and wishes to pursue a career in public service to include government, a nonprofit or an NGO. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Fort Mill High School with the heart of a servant.
Hugh White Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors the memory of Hugh White, an outstanding football player who excelled at life, showed love, defended the underdog, led by example and was a friend to everyone who knew him. Established in 1994 by his family, this fund awards a $1,500 scholarship each year to an outstanding football player from Fort Mill High School.
Interact Leadership Scholarship
The Fort Mill Rotary Club established the Interact Leadership Scholarship in 2019 to provide financial support for a deserving student from both Fort Mill High School and Nation Ford High School as they continue their education after high school. This $1000 scholarship is awarded to one student at each high school who has demonstrated exceptional leadership with Interact while in high school.
Lillian Dickert Gainey Memorial Scholarship
The Lillian Dickert Gainey Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 by her family to honor the memory of Lil Gainey -- a Fort Mill High School teacher, colleague, coach and sponsor for 21 years. This $500 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding foreign language student at Fort Mill High School.
The Malison Financial Group Scholarship
The Malison Financial Group Scholarship was established in 2015 to help provide financial support for deserving students from Fort Mill High School or Nation Ford High School to continue their education after high school. The scholarship is intended to support those students with an exceptional work ethic in any aspect of life and a demonstrated financial need. $2,000.00 per year will be awarded for up to four years. Guidelines will be outlined and agreed upon by the recipient and the sponsor to maintain the scholarship consecutive years.
Phyllis H. Faircloth Special Education Scholarship
Phyllis H. Faircloth served 42 years as a special education teacher, most of those years in the Fort Mill School District. The Faircloth Special Education Scholarship of $500 was established in 2013 by Springfield Elementary School and her colleagues with the purpose of affording a deserving student from Fort Mill High School or Nation Ford High School the opportunity to pursue a degree in special education.
Robert C. & Dorothy C. Hill Marine JROTC Scholarship
The Robert C. & Dorothy C. Hill Marine JROTC Scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of Robert C. Hill and his wife, Dorothy, to help a student who exemplifies the ethics, standards, and values of the Marine Corps to continue his/her education. One student from FMHS and one student from NFHS will each be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
Service Above Self Scholarship
The Fort Mill Rotary Club established the Service Above Self Scholarship in 2019 to provide financial support to a deserving student from both Fort Mill High School and Nation Ford High School as they continue their education after high school. This $1000 scholarship is awarded to one student at each high school who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to service above self while serving in and participating in Interact in high school.
Teacher Forum: Teacher Cadet Scholarship
The Teacher Cadet Scholarship, established in 2012 by the Fort Mill School District Teacher Forum, will help selected Teacher Cadets pursue their degrees in teaching. Scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to Teacher Cadet(s) at FMHS and NFHS. The number of scholarships awarded changes yearly.
Tim Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
Tim Hawkins was a hardworking, compassionate, devoted swim coach who was a friend to all who knew him. This scholarship was established in his memory by the Hawkins family in 2008. A $500 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding member of the Fort Mill High School Swim Team.
2018 Scholarship Recipients
|Carter-Sink||$500||Gavin McCraw||Univ of Georgia||FM|
|FMSD Teacher Forum Teacher Cadet||$500||Summer Sweeney||College of Charleston||NAFO|
|FMSD Teacher Forum Teacher Cadet||$500||Bryn Eddy||Winthrop Univ||FM|
|Harold and Phoebe McCallum||$2000||Hannah Beckner||Tri-County Tech||NAFO|
|Harold and Phoebe McCallum||$2000||Mia Spencer||NC A&T State Univ||FM|
|Hugh White||$1500||Ryan Heriot||Newberry College||FM|
|Lillian Dickert Gainey||$500||Harneet Sethi||Georgia Institute of Technology||FM|
|Malison Financial Group||$2000||Kathleen Luu||Roanoke College||FM|
|Phyllis Faircloth Special Education||$500||Mary Anders Giavedoni||deferred||NAFO|
|Robert C & Dorothy C Hill Marine JROTC||$2000||Wolfgang Redman||Citadel||FM|
|Robert C & Dorothy C Hill Marine JROTC||$2000||Jason Westmoreland||Clemson Univ||NAFO|
|Sheridan Family||$3000||Carly Berkeland||USC Columbia||NAFO|
|Sheridan Family||$1000||Dara Norman||Clemson Univ||NAFO|
|Sheridan Family||$1000||Mia Spencer||NC A&T State Univ||FM|
|Tim Hawkins||$500||Benjamin Fenwick||USC Columbia||FM|
|Growing Children---Susana Zubieta Memorial Scholarship||$2000||Summer Sweeney||College of Charleston||NAFO|
|Growing Children---Susana Zubieta Memorial Scholarship||$2000||Keri Nissen||Winthrop Univ||FM|