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"These scholarships helped lift the financial burden so I could continue going to school. Because of the Foundation and its supporters, I was given the chance to become the registered nurse I always wanted to be. I am truly grateful to the Foundation and each of its contributors. "

Amanda Rider, RN

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Scholarships ensure equitable access for all students

Gifts made through the OCtech foundation support our students through scholarships & emergency funds. Many times, unexpected living expenses or a trip to the ER can change course for a student and derail their dreams

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For more information, contact Faith McCurry at 803.535.1230.


Foundation Board Members

Foundation Scholarships

Preference may be given to applicants with at least one semester completed at OCtech.

Arnold and Carolyn Bates Endowed Scholarship
Awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference is given to Patient Care Technician students.

Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year to an Associate Degree Nursing student. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

Belk Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in programs in the Business division. Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

BP Electronic Instrumentation Technology Scholarship
Scholarship will be used to assist individuals to further their education and training at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College in pursuit of a career in Electronics Instrumentation majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology, Specialization in Electronic Instrumentation. The award can be used for tuition, books and/or required supplies. Preference will be given to students from Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester (Tri-County) counties. Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to be considered and must maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester. Grades will be reviewed at the end of each academic term.

A.L. “Red” Brewington Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the nursing program and to students with a C+ to B grade average. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

Dr. Rocco D. Cassone Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program. Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

Ellen Chaplin Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students from Orangeburg County. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

Cypress Creek Renewables
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year and can be used for tuition, required books or supplies, and other costs associated with attending college. Scholarship recipients must be from the Bowman area or graduates of Bethune-Bowman High School. Special consideration will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated financial need. Candidates must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

Steve Dalton Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference will be given to students in Industrial Technology. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books and/or required supplies for coursework. Candidates should maintain a 2.75 GPA in order to keep the scholarship.

Edisto District Boy Scout Scholarship
Scholarship shall be awarded to a scout from Orangeburg, Calhoun or Bamberg counties, with preference given to a scout who has attained the rank of Eagle. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. (Contact foundation office at 803.535.1246 or blanchardmr@octech.edu for application.)

Joseph K. Fairey II Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference will be given to needy, worthy individuals enrolled in the Automotive Technology program. Preference will be given to a second-year student residing in Orangeburg or Calhoun counties. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books and/or required supplies. Candidates must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Grades will be reviewed at the end of each academic term.

Federal-Mogul Friction Products Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Electronics Instrumentation Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology or Industrial Electronics Technology programs. Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

Robert Wayne Gibson Memorial Scholarship
Eligible applicants are high school seniors who are active members of any fire department within Bamberg County or who are children of Bamberg County firefighters and plan to further their education as a full-time student at OCtech or Bamberg County firefighters, or spouses of Bamberg County firefighters who plan to further their education as a full-time student at OCtech. The scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester and can be used for tuition, textbooks and/or required supplies. (Contact foundation office at 803.535.1246 or blanchardmr@octech.edu for application.)

Harold Green Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference will be given to students in the Engineering Graphics Technology, Automotive Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology and Electronic Instrumentation Technology programs. Recipient must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Goldstein’s on Russell Street Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Recipient must have completed 30 or more credit hours by the start of the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded. Preference will be given to graduates of Lake Marion High School.

Dean B. Livingston Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students who are residents of South Carolina. Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

Joseph J. Miller Scholarship
The Joseph J. Miller Foundation funds up to three scholarships for students who reside in Elloree or communities within a 12-mile radius of Elloree, including Santee, Cameron and Vance. The scholarships are to be used for tuition, fees, books and required supplies.

OCtech Employee Funded Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

OCtech Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

NBCU Academy Scholarship (Separate application required.)
Scholarship available to students who wish to peruse a career in mass communications. Funds may be used for tuition assistance, internship stipends, personal equipment or fieldwork expenses. Please see the foundation office or contact blanchardmr@octech.edu for NBCU Academy Scholarship application.

St. Matthews Garden Club Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Soils and Sustainable Crops. Preference will be given to a student from Calhoun County. The scholarship is to be used for tuition or books. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA to be considered for the scholarship.

D. L. Scurry Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Super-Sod – Willie Aiken Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded for one academic year. Scholarship will be given to needy, worthy individuals. Preference will be given to minority candidates, with the first option to a child of a Super-Sod employee. The scholarship is to be used for tuition or required books. Candidates must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Grades will be reviewed at the end of each academic term.

Tri-County Electric Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student pursuing a degree or a diploma. Applicants or their parents/guardians must be a member of the Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated financial need. Recipient must maintain a B average. The student must uphold the honor of this scholarship at all times.

John O. Wesner, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference will be given to needy, worthy individuals enrolled in the Business program. The scholarship is to be used for tuition or books. Candidates must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Grades will be reviewed at the end of each academic term.

Marcia Wood Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to keep the scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of the fall semester.

All scholarships are subject to prior funding before awards are made.

Contact Information


Faith McCurry

Faith McCurry

Dean, Planning, Development and Marketing

803.535.1230

Reagan Blanchard

Reagan Blanchard

Marketing and Development Coordinator

803.535.1246