Scholarships in South Carolina

South Carolina Tuition Grants

Award: $2,600, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a qualified South Carolina resident attending as a full-time student an eligible South Carolina Independent College who applies annually by submitting the FAFSA. Applicant must demonstrate financial need using the federal methodology. Award is for fall and spring semesters only (no summer school).

South Carolina Tuition Grant

Award: $3,150, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a resident of South Carolina for at least 12 months, be enrolled full time, and be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicant must have a minimum combined SAT score of 900, rank in top three-quarters of class, or have a final high school cumulative GPA of 2.0 on South Carolina uniform grading scale.

Admissions Academic Scholarship - Non-Resident

Award: $3,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must not be a Florida resident.

South Carolina Teacher Loan

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15 (priority deadline)

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident and fall into one of the following categories: be a freshmen student who ranks in the top 40% of their high school graduating class, and meets state average SAT scores; a returning undergraduate with a minimum 2.75 GPA and who takes the Praxis I exam; or a graduate student who has a minimum 3.5 GPA. All applicants must be pursuing a teacher education and must agree to teach in a critical geographic or subject area in South Carolina.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: December 15 (early awards); June 15 (final awards)

Early award applicant must be a high school senior who is a resident of South Carolina and who meets one of the two following sets of academic requirements: score a minimum SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (composite ACT score of 27) by the November test administration, earn a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA on the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy (SC UGP) at the end of the junior year, and rank in the top six percent of their graduating class at the end of their sophomore or junior year or score a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1400 (composite ACT score of 32) by the November test administration and earn a minimum 4.0 cumulative GPA on the SC UGP at the end of their junior year. Final award applicant must be a high school senior who is a resident of South Carolina and who meets one of the following sets of academic requirements: score a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (composite ACT score of 27) by the June national test administration of the senior year, earn a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA on the SC UGP at the end of the senior year, and rank in the top six percent of the class at the end of the sophomore, junior, or senior year or score a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1400 (composite ACT score of 32) by the June national test administration and earn a minimum 4.0 cumulative GPA on the SC UGP at the end of their senior year. Applicant must not owe a refund or repayment on any State or Federal financial aid and not be in default on a Federal student loan; must have never been convicted of any felonies and have not been convicted of any second or subsequent alcohol/drug-related misdemeanor offenses within the past academic year.

Moody's Mega Math Challenge

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 22

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior who is part of a team working to solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-word issue in 14 hours. Teams must be comprised of three to five students.

Out of State Fee Waiver

Award: -, Deadline: Fall

Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA, minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200, and be an incoming freshman student or transfer student.

James F. Byrnes Scholarship

Award: $3,250, Deadline: February 6

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident with at least one deceased parent, have completed high school in South Carolina, and be transitioning into their freshman year at college. Financial aid and SAT Reasoning/ACT scores required.

Whitehead Scholarship

Award: $2,282, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a female Christian, demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program - 'A Constitutional Speech Contest'

Award: $875, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must compete in and win the High School Constitutional Speech Contest. An oration of eight to ten minutes on some phase of the United States Constitution and a three to five minute oration on an assigned topic drawn at random are required to be presented.

South Carolina Press Association Foundation Internship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must be attending a school in South Carolina and be interested in a career in print journalism. Preference given to journalism, advertising, or communications majors.

South Carolina Press Association Foundation Newspaper Scholarship

Award: $2,750, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must attend a South Carolina college and be interested in a career in newspapers. Selection is based upon grades, participation in journalistic activities in college, and recommendations of faculty members. Financial need may be considered.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 31; April 30; July 31; October 31

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the United States (award not open to residents in Florida, New York, Rhode Island or other states/territories). Applicant must be a nursing student. Response to why the applicant decided to pursue a nursing career is required.

Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must obtain application from the medical school authorities, complete it and return it to them for forwarding to the Foundation. Selection is based upon financial need, scholastic record and standing, demonstrated interest in arts and letters or other cultural pursuits outside the field of medicine, intention to specialize in neurology, psychiatry, or general practice, evidence of good moral character, and attendance at an accredited medical school located east of or contiguous to the Mississippi River.

Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,300, Deadline: March 1

Applicant should preferably be a non-resident student who is a former member of the Boy Scouts of America with strong moral character and an orientation toward the outdoors. Financial need required.

Nonresident Incentive Tuition Waiver

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 1 (priority)

Applicant must be a nonresident of Oklahoma, have high GPA and ACT scores, and be the child or grandchild of OSU alumni/ae.

Sun Devil Scholarship

Award: $6,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a high school senior enrolling for the fall semester as a full-time student. Applicant will be automatically considered for the award once they have been admitted to the university.

Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents

Award: $9,400, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana, have high standardized test scores, and an excellent academic record, especially in English and math.

Nonresident Fee Waiver

Award: $5,300, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana and have a commendable academic record.

C.G. Fuller Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1100, be a South Carolina resident attending a South Carolina college or university, and demonstrate financial need. Family income may not exceed $60,000.

Carolina Scholars Award

Award: $7,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident and demonstrate extraordinary academic achievement, leadership, and character.

Carolina Scholars Finalist Award

Award: $4,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident and demonstrate extraordinary academic achievement, leadership, and character.

Valedictorian Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident or a graduate of a South Carolina high school. Applicant must rank first in his or her secondary school class and have a minimum combined SAT I score of 1150.

Amigo Scholarship

Award: $14,815, Deadline: February 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA with minimum composite ACT score of 23 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1070) or have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA with a minimum composite ACT score of 26 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1170). Applicant must not be from New Mexico.

UA Scholar

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be an out-of=state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 30 and 31 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1330 and 1390).

University President's Club Non-Resident Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a non-resident high school senior who will be an entering freshman. Selection will be based upon GPA and ACT/SAT scores, as well as proven leadership abilities, activities, and accomplishments.

Non-Resident Academic Full Tuition Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a nonresident of Utah. Selection is based upon GPA, test scores, leadership, activities, and accomplishments.

Non-Resident Academic Partial Tuition Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a high school senior who will be an entering freshman and who is not a resident of Utah. Selection is based upon scholastic record.

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Kirk and Kathy K. Douglass Endowment Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a graduate of a Lancaster County, S.C., high school.

Edward S. Moore Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident.