Counseling Announcements

USC Upstate will offer 10 FULL-TUITION Scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year!
Seniors must be admitted to USC Upstate, eligible for the Life Scholarship and must complete the FAFSA. The scholarship will cover any remaining balance after any other aid is applied, not including loans.

Please click the link below to apply for the scholarship!  USC Upstate is still accepting applications for the fall, so it's not too late to apply!

USC Upstate Thrive Scholarship


Fifty years ago, on March 22, 1972, Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the states for ratification, but only 35 of the 38 required states voted to ratify by the deadline.

Is the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause sufficient to secure the rights of all citizens, or is the ERA necessary to protect gender equality?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2022 essay contest.  Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: "Is the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause sufficient to secure the rights of all citizens, or is the ERA necessary to promote gender equality?

The contest is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Essays are limited to 1,000 words and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Students have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes:
first place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $1,000.

Winners will be announced in August, and the winning essays will be presented at the court's Essay Awards Program in September 2022

For additional information and instructions on how to submit an essay, visit


Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors

Seniors are encouraged to visit our SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES webpage to find local and regional scholarships.  Questions should be directed to Mrs. Evans, our Senior Counselor.  

Senior parents and seniors are also encourage to look at the Spartanburg School District 2 Scholarship System that is also located on the same webpage.

The link can be found under the Counseling heading along the top of the red ribbon!

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BMW Scholar & BMW Fast Track Scholar Opportunities

The BMW Scholar application is now open for BMW Scholar and BMW Fast Track Scholar opportunities. Students accepted into this program will begin working at BMW the same time they begin their classes in Fall 2022.  The program is a two-year program in which students will attend class full-time at one of the our four partner colleges (SCC, GTC, TCTC, PTC), while working part-time at BMW Manufacturing.  The starting wage is $14.50 per hour and tuition assistance is provided each semester while in the program. 

All information and application instructions can be found here: 


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Virtual Job Shadowing is available for students within the CLEVER App!



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The new 2022-23 FAFSA form is here! Seniors and their parents need to complete the FAFSA each year to be able to qualify for federal grants, work-study and other aid.  Your college uses the FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility and your eligibility for grants, scholarships and other aid offered from the college.  To get started, make sure you go to fafsa.govThe application is FREE to complete!  DO NOT PAY to complete the FAFSA!!  Check out these resources for more information and to answer your questions --

How Financial Aid Works
FAFSA Deadlines
Filling out the FAFSA Form
Gathering the documents that you will need
How Aid is calculated
Comparing School Financial Aid Offers

The college financial aid office is also a great resource and they will be able to answer any questions that you may have regarding financial aid!


Looking for a Part-Time Job?

Check out the BSHS Hiring Corner for businesses that are hiring!  The BSHS Hiring Corner can be found on our College & Career Resource page.

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