Foundation Requirements

The Charlie Foundation
Scholarship Requirements


  Financing a college education is more challenging today than ever before, and attaining a postsecondary credential is now all but mandatory for success in today’s economy.
  That’s why The Charlie Foundation and Piedmont Technical College are working hand-in-hand to help make college more affordable for recent high school graduates through a new scholarship. ‘
  The Charlie Foundation was a dream of the late Saluda County Council Chairman Don Hancock. Through this new initiative, Hancock‘s love for, and dedication to Saluda County residents will continue for generations to come.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY :   •The Charlie Foundation Scholarship funds the remaining tuition and required fees for students seeking any degree, diploma or certificate at Piedmont Technical College if the applicant is eligible for any Federal and/or State aid, and after all other financial aid has been applied.
  •Saluda County residency is required.   •Students must have graduated from Saluda High School, Batesburg- Leesville High School, or Ridge-Spring Monetta High School no more than one year prior to the determination of award eligibility.
  •The scholarship award is available for six terms, excluding summer, or for three years following the initial determination of eligibility.
  •Students must enroll in at least six hours of coursework each term to retain eligibility.
  •To retain funding, students must follow the rules for Satisfactory Academic Progress, as outlined at www.ptc.edu/sap.  

HOW TO APPLY:
   •Apply to Piedmont Technical College
  •Submit the FAFSA ‘ Students must have completed the two steps above and registered for classes by: August 1 (Fall Term), December 1 (Spring Term)
  •PTC will screen all applicants and current students meeting the criteria outlined above. The screening process will also ensure they’ve graduated no more than 12 months prior to the award term.
  •Students will be notified of their award in PTC’s standard financial aid communications.



Clemson’s Best Ice Cream Sales Benefit College Students

  Contributions from sales of the specialty ice cream named for Clemson University have exceeded $12,000 for the school’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, brand officials announced today.
  Clemson’s Best Gourmet Ice Cream™ exists in large part to support South Carolina’s agrarian heritage, said project manager Scott Pigeon, of Clemson University. 
  Ice cream money donated to the university goes to the CAFLS Advantage program, which promotes learning beyond the classroom. Opportunities include undergraduate research, on-the-job training and participation in summer camps.  Students also can enroll in study-at-home programs — mostly during spring break — that expose them to South Carolina business experiences in food processing, packaging, agribusiness and natural resources. There’s also a study-abroad component that allows students to learn farm practices in Australia, animal science in Germany and France, and crop diversity in Sri Lanka, an independent island nation near south Asia, where large numbers of the population are hungry and malnourished. 
  CAFLS students have benefited from ice cream sales since April 2018, when Clemson’s Best™ first debuted. Highlighting family farms is equally important, Pigeon said. Four South Carolina farmers contribute the milk, fruits and nuts found in Homemade Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake, Caramel Butter Pecan and Peaches –N-Cream. Sources close to the brand — a Certified SC product — have hinted at the summer release of a fifth flavor.
  Farm families involved are Hickory Hill Farm in Edgefield; McLeod Farms in McBee; and Titan Farms, and Yon Family Farms, both in Ridge Spring.
  Clemson’s Best™ is considered a super-premium ice cream.



Saluda High
Spring Sports


VARSITY SOFTBALL
  Saluda High School Varsity Softball beat Mid-Carolina High School 19-13
Monday, April 1.
  Saluda High School Varsity Softball fell Silver Bluff High School 3-0
  Friday, March 29.Saluda High School Varsity Softball beat Fox Creek High School 8-0 Thursday, April 4.The Lady Tigers shut out Fox Creek 8-0 Thursday night. Kaylee Long had 13 strikeouts. Carmen Doubrava had 2 hits and Madison Crouch scored 2 runs.
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER
  Saluda High School Boys Varsity Soccer beat Silver Bluff High School 5-2 Friday, March 29.Saluda Varsity Soccer won it’s 7th game in a row beating Silver Bluff to raise their record to 7-3, 6-0 in the region. The Tigers will host Ninety Six on Tuesday.
 VARSITY BASEBALL
   Saluda High School Varsity Baseball falls to Fox Creek High School 7-3 Tuesday, March 26..Saluda Tigers lost the lead late in a 7-3 defeat to Fox Creek Predators on Tuesday. The game was tied at three with Fox Creek Predators batting in the top of the sixth when Caleb Baynham doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.Saluda Tigers fired up the offense in the first inning. An error scored one run for Saluda Tigers.In the bottom of the fourth inning, Saluda Tigers tied things up at three when Jonah McCary’s sac fly scored one run for Saluda Tigers.Kenny Miller was on the pitcher’s mound for Fox Creek Predators. He allowed five hits and three runs over seven innings, striking out eight.TJ Fallaw toed the rubber for Saluda Tigers. He lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out three. Cade Gentry threw one-third of an inning out of the bullpen.Gentry led Saluda Tigers with two hits in four at bats.Fox Creek Predators scattered eight hits in the game. Dalton Langley and Baynham each racked up multiple hits for Fox Creek Predators.
  Saluda High School Varsity Baseball fell to Abbeville High School 10-2 Tuesday, April 2.Saluda Tigers lost the lead late in a 10-2 defeat to Abbeville Panthers on Tuesday. The game was tied at one with Abbeville Panthers batting in the top of the fifth when Taylor Scott’s sac fly scored one run for Abbeville Panthers.The Saluda Tigers (Varsity) struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Abbeville Panthers, giving up ten runs.Saluda Tigers evened things up at one in the bottom of the third inning when TJ Fallaw singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.Thomas Buford was on the hill for Abbeville Panthers. He surrendered one run on three hits over five innings, striking out six.Fallaw was on the mound for Saluda Tigers. He allowed eight hits and five runs over five innings, striking out three. Matt Herlong threw two innings in relief.Herlong, Cade Gentry, Fallaw, Noah Bell, Jonah McCary, and Jacob McCary each collected one hit to lead Saluda Tigers.Abbeville Panthers racked up 12 hits. Evan Sellers, Hunter Rodgers, Ty Price, and Scott each collected multiple hits for Abbeville Panthers
   Saluda High School Varsity Baseball fell to Abbeville High School 5-4 Thursday, April 4..
  A walk-off left Saluda Tigers on the wrong end of a 5-4 defeat to Abbeville Panthers on Thursday. The game was tied at four with Abbeville Panthers batting in the bottom of the eighth when an error scored one run for Abbeville Panthers.Saluda Tigers got things started in the second inning when Drayton Black laid down a sacrifice bunt, scoring one run.Saluda Tigers knotted the game up at four in the top of the sixth inning, when Joe Ordile singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.Tyler Overholt was on the mound for Abbeville Panthers. He went five innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out eight.Noah Bell led things off on the mound for Saluda Tigers. He lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out four. Cade Gentry threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.Jonah McCary led Saluda Tigers with two hits in four at bats.Matt Ellis went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Abbeville Panthers in hits.
BOYS VARSITY GOLF
   Saluda High School Boys Varsity Golf finishes 3rd place at Match Wednesday, April 3.Saluda finished in 3rd place of their match Wednesday. Mid-Carolina led the way with a 157, while Newberry shot a 211 and Saluda shot 220 in the match.