Awards Program Information
STUDENT AWARDS (due May 1, 2020)
Clio Scholarship Application - ($500 Scholarship): Application and all materials are due no later than May 1st of each year. This scholarship recognizes a high school senior OR undergraduate student who plans to pursue a career as a K-12 social studies educator. A scholarship in the amount of $500.00 is awarded along with a 1 year complimentary membership to the SCCSS.
Complete Clio Scholarship online application
Submit official transcript
2 Clio Scholarship online references (one must be a recommendation from a SCCSS member)
All materials must be postmarked/ completed by May 1st for application to be considered.
Student of Excellence in Social Studies Award (Must be submitted by May 1st of each year)
Award Description: Recognizes students who demonstrate a strong interest in history and or history preservation, promote and/or demonstrate citizenship, and are leaders in school or community organizations.
EDUCATOR AWARDS (due July 1, 2020)
Thomas Lowell “Tom” Buckland Memorial Teachers of Excellence Award Application (Deadline to submit all materials is July 1, 2020)
The SCCSS annually honors the outstanding performance of teachers, college professors, and other worthy individuals and programs that work to promote quality social studies in the Palmetto State. Winning teachers will receive the following a plaque to commemorate the event, recognition by the SCCSS at the annual fall conference, free conference registration at the fall SCCSS Annual Conference, notification of the local media of this accomplishment, and a $100 cash award.
Application for Civil Rights/ Civil Liberties Excellence in Teaching Award (Deadline to submit all materials is July 1, 2020)
This award recognizes and honors the accomplishments of a social studies teacher in the area of civil rights/civil liberties. Nominees inspire students to be fully informed about their civil rights and civil liberties assured by the Constitution. This teacher is someone who inspires students to take informed action when they see injustices and to be a responsible contributing member of our democracy. This award serves to honor a person who is striving to continue their work advancing civil rights and civil liberties. The recipient will be recognized at the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference.
Outstanding Lesson or Unit Application (Deadline to submit all materials is July 1, 2020)
This award is for an exceptional lesson or unit that addresses at least one of the following categories: "Inquiry in the Social Studies," "Civic Engagement and Taking Action," "Engagement through Technology," and "Best Practices in Social Studies." Winning teachers will receive the following a plaque to commemorate the event and recognition by the SCCSS at the annual fall conference.
NCSS Presenter Scholarship (Deadline to submit all materials is July 1, 2020)
This scholarship is given to an individual who has been a SCCSS member for at least one year and has been selected to present at the annual National Council for the Social Studies conference. The $200.00 award is intended to help with travel and/or registration costs. In addition, the board asks that the individual(s) receiving this award present at the SCCSS annual conference. Submit a resume, session description, and NCSS proposal acceptance email to email@example.com to be considered for this scholarship. Scholarship will only be given once.
Lifetime Achievement Award (Deadline to submit all materials is July 1, 2020)
This award is given annually to a social studies educator in South Carolina who has made a significant impact to social studies over the course of his or her career.
Friend of Social Studies (Deadline to submit all materials is July 1, 2020)
This award is given annually to a social studies educator who has OR organization that has made a significant impact on social studies in South Carolina, nationally, or internationally.
2018 Award-Winning Lessons:
Engagement Through Technology: 7th Grade - World War II Photographic Essay (Rachel Johnson, Spartanburg)
Inquiry in the Social Studies: 8th Grade - National History Day Project (Stephanie Shirley, Myrtle Beach)
2017 Award-Winning Lessons:
Civic Engagement and Taking Action: 4th Grade - Writing Persuasive Letters to our Leaders (Allison King, Charleston County)
Engagement Through Technology: 7th Grade - Information, Technological, and Communication Revolutions (Samantha House, Charleston County)
Best Practices in Social Studies: 7th Grade - Galileo v. the Catholic Church: A Mock Trial (Kason Dalton and Marc Turner, Richland 2)
Best Practices in Social Studies: 5th Grade - US involvement in D-Day (Mary Huffman, Charleston County)