South Carolina Scholarships

Regardless of the educational path you choose to take, South Carolina provides an array of options to reach your destination. Among South Carolina’s many educational offerings are the historic College of Charleston, the sizeable University of South Carolina System and more than 30 professional schools and two-year colleges.

Unfortunately, few educational paths are free. South Carolina scholarships can help reduce the burden of tuition and other costs, and help you get through college without worrying about money.

Popular South Carolina Scholarships

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education sponsors numerous grant and scholarship programs. These programs, which are reserved for South Carolina residents, are a great place to start looking for scholarships.

Many of these scholarships, such as the South Carolina Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship, are based on merit. The South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance Program, on the other hand, is based solely on need.

Institutional financial aid is another excellent source of South Carolina scholarships. Clemson University funds several awards, including the James F. Martin Annual Scholarship, for residents of Edgerfield County.

For a complete list of South Carolina scholarships, please visit our scholarship directory.

Applying for South Carolina Scholarships

South Carolina takes its southern heritage seriously, and some privately funded scholarships are reserved for descendants of Confederate soldiers. One such scholarship is the Helen James Brewer Scholarship, sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Students with particular career interests can find additional South Carolina scholarships to apply for. {MajorID:10500 Agriculture majors], for example, can apply for the Walter B. McKinney Annual Agricultural Scholarship or the William and Frances Gaston Endowed Scholarship in Agriculture, both of which are offered at Clemson University.

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100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Akron Advantage Blue Award$ 5,900None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Choice Grant$ 660None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Grant$ 1,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.James A. Broome Scholarship$ 3,000March 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Handel-Carter Assistance Fund Scholarship$ 3,000March 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Estelle Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship$ 3,000March 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Pierce/Zimmerman Scholarship$ 3,000March 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Louetta Slice Scholarship Fund$ 3,000March 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Zack and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship$ 1,000March 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Regional Scholarship$ 2,000February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.President's International Scholar Award$ 3,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Abney Scholarship$ 500March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Competitive ScholarshipVariesMarch 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Gem ScholarshipVariesFebruary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Tuition Grant Scholarship$ 3,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.National Scholars Program$ 12,500March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Presidential Scholarship$ 11,000January 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Rocky Mountain Scholars$ 6,000May 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Legacy Scholar Award$ 1,000February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Academic Council Scholarship$ 10,000December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Annual Nursing Scholarship$ 2,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.South Carolina Teacher Loan$ 5,000April 15 (priority deadline)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.South Carolina Press Association Foundation Internship$ 3,000January 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents$ 9,400December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Admissions Academic Scholarship - Non-Resident$ 3,500March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.University President's Club Non-Resident ScholarshipVariesFebruary 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Mr. and Mrs. James M. Kirk and Kathy K. Douglass Endowment Scholarship$ 2,500December 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Big Thursday Golf Tournament Inc. Annual Scholarship$ 1,350March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Wallace O. Hardee Scholarship$ 1,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.W.L. Abernathy Jr. Scholarship$ 1,500March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Walter B. McKinney Annual Agricultural Scholarship$ 1,250March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Daniel Keating Norris and Bessie Caldwell Norris Textile Scholarship$ 1,650March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Thomas Benton Young Sr. Memorial Annual Scholarship$ 1,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.L. Phil Wicker Scholarship$ 1,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Glenn Whaley Memorial Scholarship$ 2,000January 16
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Free Tuition Program for Children of Certain South Carolina War VeteransVariesNone
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.General Nonresident ScholarshipVariesMarch 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Marie Shea Memorial Scholarship$ 500March 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.South Carolina Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence (LIFE) ScholarshipVariesDecember 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Non-Resident AwardVariesMarch 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.SCSPE Scholarship$ 1,000May 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Graduate Fellowship$ 10,000January
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Academic Community Enrichment Scholarship (ACE)$ 7,500February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Presidential Scholarship$ 8,000May 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Tuition WaiverVariesMarch 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.SC Tuition Grant$ 3,100June 30
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.SC LIFE Scholarship$ 4,700June 30
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Arizona Excellence Award$ 10,000Open
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fort Lewis Merit Scholarship for Non-Colorado Students$ 1,000February 14
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Honors College National Scholarship$ 15,000November 1
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