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Top 31 South Carolina Scholarships in February 2024

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Updated: February 21st, 2024

Are you a high school or college student lucky enough to live among the palmetto trees in South Carolina? Perhaps you live in another state, but South Carolina is calling you! If so, you can pay for your college education with some of the amazing South Carolina scholarships that are available.

These awards include college-specific scholarships at SC universities as well as scholarships from private organizations. Keep on reading to learn all about the top South Carolina scholarships, including award amounts, eligibility requirements, and deadlines.

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Tony Ferguson Memorial Scholarship

Offered by American Welding Society

1 award worth $3,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by American Welding Society

The Tony Ferguson Memorial Scholarship is open to students from North and South Carolina who are enrolled in a post-secondary program with hands-on welding as…Show More

The Tony Ferguson Memorial Scholarship is open to students from North and South Carolina who are enrolled in a post-secondary program with hands-on welding as…Show More

The Tony Ferguson Memorial Scholarship is open to students from North and South Carolina who are enrolled in a post-secondary program with hands-on welding as part of the curriculum. The scholarship was established in honor of a man who dedicated his life to supporting and promoting welding within Fluor and the industry, which he did until the very last days of his life. To apply, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and a transcript along with their application. If you’re a college student in North or South Carolina pursuing a program that involves hands-on welding, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $3,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Apply

Sunshine Opportunity Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Godbold Foundation

Multiple awards worth up to $6,250
Deadline Mar 8, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Godbold Foundation

The Sunshine Opportunity Scholarships offered by the Godbold Foundation are intended to help high-achieving students with financial need to afford to pay for college. The…Show More

The Sunshine Opportunity Scholarships offered by the Godbold Foundation are intended to help high-achieving students with financial need to afford to pay for college. The…Show More

The Sunshine Opportunity Scholarships offered by the Godbold Foundation are intended to help high-achieving students with financial need to afford to pay for college. The scholarship is awarded to up to 10 students per year and is worth $25,000 over four years of in-state undergraduate studies at public universities in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must have overcome significant obstacles in life and must attend public or private high schools in specific geographic areas of Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina: the counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco in the Tampa Bay area of Florida; the cities of Florence and Marion in South Carolina, and the county of Avery in North Carolina. To maintain the scholarship, undergraduates must be enrolled full-time and remain in good academic standing. The application cycle runs from December 1 to March 2nd every year. If you fit these eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more. Note from the scholarship provider: The deadline to apply has been extended to March 8 because of the FAFSA delays. If you do not have your Student Aid Index, you have these two options: Report 2022 Adjusted Gross Income and 2022 Federal income taxes (as a PDF) OR use the free Federal Student Aid Estimator, save the results and upload as a PDF. If you have questions, email Nancy Waclawek at [email protected]. Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $6,250
Deadline Mar 8, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Niche $25,000 No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship Fund

Offered by Blumenthal Arts

Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
Deadline Mar 25, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Blumenthal Arts

Are you a high school senior from the Charlotte (NC) region who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline (e.g. music, dance,…Show More

Are you a high school senior from the Charlotte (NC) region who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline (e.g. music, dance,…Show More

Are you a high school senior from the Charlotte (NC) region who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline (e.g. music, dance, theatre, technical theatre, film, digital arts, studio arts, arts administration, arts education, etc.)? If so, consider applying for the Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $10,000 to one to two students from the Charlotte Region who submit the best ~1-page responses to the question "You have now graduated college, what is your big dream?" Applicants from the following counties are eligible to apply: Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanley, and Union in North Carolina, or Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster, or York in South Carolina. If you're a high school senior from an eligible county and will be pursuing an arts degree, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
Deadline Mar 25, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Chief Larry Williams Scholarship

Offered by South Carolina State Firefighters Association

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by South Carolina State Firefighters Association

Are you a member of the South Carolina State Firefighters Association who wants to join the fire service or improve your skill set? If so,…Show More

Are you a member of the South Carolina State Firefighters Association who wants to join the fire service or improve your skill set? If so,…Show More

Are you a member of the South Carolina State Firefighters Association who wants to join the fire service or improve your skill set? If so, consider applying for the Chief Larry Williams Scholarship! This scholarship is open to members of the South Carolina State Firefighters Association who are seeking further training or education. The Chief Larry Williams Scholarship honors the dedication and love that Chief Williams dedicated to the citizens of York County, the Bethesda Fire Department, and South Carolina’s fire service for over three decades. It is funded by the South Carolina State Firefighters Association, a non-profit organization that encourages the selfless service of firefighters who have to undergo countless tough and critical situations on the job. Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to help lucky firefighters pay for their educational costs. If you’re a passionate, South Carolina firefighter who is looking for some help to pay off your training or school costs, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Sam Carbis Scholarship

Offered by South Carolina State Firefighters Association

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by South Carolina State Firefighters Association

The Sam Carbis Scholarship is funded by the South Carolina State Firefighters Association, an organization dedicated to working toward fire service advocacy, benefits, education, and…Show More

The Sam Carbis Scholarship is funded by the South Carolina State Firefighters Association, an organization dedicated to working toward fire service advocacy, benefits, education, and…Show More

The Sam Carbis Scholarship is funded by the South Carolina State Firefighters Association, an organization dedicated to working toward fire service advocacy, benefits, education, and safety for firefighters throughout the state of South Carolina. Every year, their Sam Carbis Scholarship awards $1,000 to multiple members of the South Carolina State Firefighters Association who are training to be volunteer firefighters in the state. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Gordon Hay Scholarship Fund

Offered by Blumenthal Performing Arts

2 awards worth up to $10,000
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Offered by Blumenthal Performing Arts

Are you a Charlotte, NC-area high school senior, college freshman, or college sophomore planning to pursue a non-performing career in theater? If so, you might…Show More

Are you a Charlotte, NC-area high school senior, college freshman, or college sophomore planning to pursue a non-performing career in theater? If so, you might…Show More

Are you a Charlotte, NC-area high school senior, college freshman, or college sophomore planning to pursue a non-performing career in theater? If so, you might consider applying for the Gordon Hay Scholarship! This scholarship is open to students who exemplify a strong pursuit of personal excellence, exhibit commitment to community engagement, demonstrate artistic or technical accomplishment, and have a record of scholarly achievement. Eligible non-performance areas of theater include (but are not limited to): play writing; set, costume, lighting, or sound design; arts administration; stage management; production management; technical direction. While the scholarship is merit-based scholarship, preference may be shown to a student with financial need.  If you're a student from the Carolinas with a passion for the non-performance areas of theater, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

2 awards worth up to $10,000
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program

Offered by South Carolina Department of Education

5 awards worth $2,000
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by South Carolina Department of Education

The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program offers twelfth-grade students (enrolled in a public school in South Carolina) the opportunity to compete for a scholarship in creative…Show More

The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program offers twelfth-grade students (enrolled in a public school in South Carolina) the opportunity to compete for a scholarship in creative…Show More

The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program offers twelfth-grade students (enrolled in a public school in South Carolina) the opportunity to compete for a scholarship in creative writing, dance, music, theater, or visual arts. Students must be U.S. citizens and have attended public school in South Carolina for the past two years. Students planning to attend an out-of-state college or university are ineligible to apply. Entries produced in collaboration with others are not eligible for this competition. Students may compete in one arts area only. If you're a South Carolinian high school senior passionate about the arts, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

5 awards worth $2,000
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Answer Scholarship: “Sending Moms to College”

Offered by ANSWER Scholarship, Inc.

Multiple awards worth $2,750 - $5,500
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level College Students

Offered by ANSWER Scholarship, Inc.

Are you a nontraditional, post-secondary, female student in North or South Carolina with at least one school-aged child? If so, you may be eligible for…Show More

Are you a nontraditional, post-secondary, female student in North or South Carolina with at least one school-aged child? If so, you may be eligible for…Show More

Are you a nontraditional, post-secondary, female student in North or South Carolina with at least one school-aged child? If so, you may be eligible for the Answer “Sending Moms to College” Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple eligible mothers who are residents of and attending school in select North or South Carolina counties (a full list of such counties can be found under "Eligibility Overview"). Applicants must also be seeking a first-time bachelor’s degree in any subject, a two-year nursing degree, or a two-year degree in one of the following programs: Business & Accounting, Construction & Trades, Design & Architecture, Engineering, Healthcare, Information Technology, or Mathematics & Science. Lastly, interested students must be willing to participate in the Mentors For Mom Program, in which they are assigned a mentor over the duration of the scholarship, and are required to attend monthly professional and personal development workshops. If you're a North or South Carolina mother pursuing your college education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,750 - $5,500
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Wallace F. Pate Scholarship

Offered by Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund

1 award worth $2,500
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund

The Wallace F. Pate Scholarship is funded by the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, an organization that focuses on the promotion of education, research, management,…Show More

The Wallace F. Pate Scholarship is funded by the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, an organization that focuses on the promotion of education, research, management,…Show More

The Wallace F. Pate Scholarship is funded by the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, an organization that focuses on the promotion of education, research, management, and the administration of game and fish laws which will benefit the conservation of wildlife, marine, and other natural resources in South Carolina. Each year, their Wallace F. Pate Scholarship awards $2,500 to one South Carolina high school senior who plans on attending an in-state university to study a wildlife or environment-related field. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

1 award worth $2,500
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship

Offered by TheDream.Us

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Offered by TheDream.Us

Are you an undocumented immigrant student who came to U.S before the age of 16? If so, you may be eligible for the Dream.US Opportunity…Show More

Are you an undocumented immigrant student who came to U.S before the age of 16? If so, you may be eligible for the Dream.US Opportunity…Show More

Are you an undocumented immigrant student who came to U.S before the age of 16? If so, you may be eligible for the Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship! The Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship is open to undocumented high school seniors/graduates residing in states where they effectively have no access to college due to high out-of-state tuition costs or as their state's public universities will not admit them. The scholarship is offered by TheDream.Us, the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers, or immigrant youth who came to the U.S. at a very young age without documentation. TheDream.Us believes that all DREAMers need is an opportunity, and providing them with financial support to complete college will give them that opportunity. Thus, each year, the Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship awards up to $80,000 to students to help cover the costs of one's bachelor’s degree program at one of their Opportunity Partner Colleges. If you’re an undocumented immigrant student residing in a locked-out state who is passionate about pursuing a postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply! Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund Scholarship

Offered by Hampton Wildlife Fund

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Hampton Wildlife Fund

Are you a college-bound, South Carolina resident and high school senior planning to major in a natural resources-related discipline at an in-state university? If so,…Show More

Are you a college-bound, South Carolina resident and high school senior planning to major in a natural resources-related discipline at an in-state university? If so,…Show More

Are you a college-bound, South Carolina resident and high school senior planning to major in a natural resources-related discipline at an in-state university? If so, we encourage you to apply for the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 per year (can be renewed for up to four years) to South Carolina residents majoring in disciplines such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine science or environmental science at South Carolina universities. Applicants must also have a maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in order to qualify for and maintain the scholarship. If you're a South Carolinian aspiring undergraduate passionate about natural resources, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship

Offered by ARRL Foundation Inc.

1 award worth $2,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level College Students

Offered by ARRL Foundation Inc.

The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students in the ARRL Roanoke Division (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West…Show More

The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students in the ARRL Roanoke Division (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West…Show More

The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students in the ARRL Roanoke Division (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) who hold an Active General Class license (one of three types of US Amateur Radio licenses) or higher. If you're studying electronics, communications, or a related field at the Bachelor's level or higher, this scholarship is for you! Don't miss out on this chance to further your education and pursue your passion for amateur radio.Show Less

1 award worth $2,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level College Students
Get Started
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How to win South Carolina scholarships

South Carolina is home to an abundance of history and natural beauty that makes it stand out from other states. So, in order to win South Carolina scholarships, you should highlight the amazing aspects of South Carolina while simultaneously connecting back to your passions and goals. 

South Carolina’s rich historical significance can be discovered by exploring local landmarks and museums. Visiting these sites and developing a deeper understanding of the state’s cultural heritage allows you to articulate your passion and knowledge within your scholarship applications. 

Another unique aspect of South Carolina is its diverse range of natural wonders, from its stunning coastlines to its lush forests and mountains. This unique scenery provides the opportunity to participate in conservation efforts or to document your adventure through photography and writing. Articulating what attracts you to the place you want to learn is an extremely valuable part of scholarship applications. Ultimately, no matter your passion, it is important to connect back to how awesome South Carolina is to help you win South Carolina scholarships! 

Writing resources for writing South Carolina scholarship essays

Many South Carolina scholarships may have you write an essay about yourself so be sure to familiarize yourself on some common scholarship essay prompts. Check out our guides on how to start a scholarship essay and how to end a scholarship essay to ensure your South Carolina scholarship application from beginning to end. 

Additionally, read over our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you are well prepared to win South Carolina scholarships! 

South Carolina student debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, in total, South Carolina residents owe $28.1 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $38,414 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 51.8% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

Keep on reading to learn more about top scholarships in South Carolina, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in South Carolina!

Merit scholarships at South Carolina colleges and universities

The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina

  • Eligibility: All incoming first-year cadets are automatically considered for merit scholarships based on their standard application for admission
  • Amount: $2,000 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Admission to the Citadel

Clemson University

  • Eligibility: Academic recruiting scholarships are awarded to entering first year freshmen on the basis of their admissions applications
  • Amount: $500 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Mid-May

College of Charleston

  • Eligibility: Based on academic merit or special talents
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission to the College of Charleston

Furman University

  • Eligibility: GPA, strength of curriculum, test scores (if submitted), essay, co-curricular activities
  • Amount: Up to full tuition plus room and board
  • Deadline: Mid -January

Presbyterian College

  • Eligibility: A variety of scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, strength of curriculum, strength of high school, SAT/ACT scores, class rank, and leadership
  • Amount: $2,500 to $25,000
  • Deadline: Early February 

University of South Carolina

  • Eligibility: There are a number of scholarships for residents and non-residents. Some are based solely on scores/ranks, and others are based on strong academic records and leadership
  • Amount: $500 up to $30,000
  • Deadline: Admission to the University of South Carolina

Wofford College

  • Eligibility: Varies however generally awards are based on academic merit, leadership and service to the community
  • Amount: $5,000 up to $30,000
  • Deadline: Varies depending on scholarship 

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity 

In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

Here are a few well-known South Carolina universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

University of South Carolina

  • In-state tuition: $12,688
  • Out-of-state tuition: $33,928

Clemson University

  • In-state tuition: $15,558
  • Out-of-state tuition: $38,550

College of Charleston

  • In-state tuition: $12,518
  • Out-of-state tuition: $26,298

How do you get in-state tuition? 

It is clear to see that being a resident of South Carolina significantly reduces the cost of tuition! So, how can you qualify for in-state tuition at South Carolina institutions? In order to qualify for in-state tuition in South Carolina you will need to physically reside in South Carolina for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of class for the semester requested. During these 12 months, you will need to do the following: 

  • Establish domicile
  • Register your vehicle in SC within 45 days of establishing domicile
  • Obtain a SC driver’s license within 90 days of establishing domicile
  • Pay and file SC income taxes 

Each South Carolina institution has specific requirements for establishing residency for tuition purposes therefore reach out to your intended institution for specific details. 

Does South Carolina offer tuition reciprocity? 

South Carolina is a member state of the Academic Common Market, which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Southern States. This means that South Carolina residents can receive favorable college tuition rates in nearby states. However, some restrictions may apply so be sure to research your intended college’s tuition reciprocity agreement terms. 

South Carolina scholarship spotlight

Answer Scholarship: “Sending Moms to College”

  • Eligibility: Nontraditional female students aged 25 or older and must be the primary caregiver of a K-12 child and willing to participate in the Mentors for Mom program
  • Amount: Varies 
  • Deadline: Mid-March

Hagan Scholarship 

  • Eligibility: High-achieving high school seniors living in rural areas of the US who have demonstrated financial need
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: December 1

Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund Scholarships

  • Eligibility: SC resident students planning to attend a SC college/university with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science, environmental science or related fields
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: End of January

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Eligibility: High school seniors and college students who submit a 500 word essay or a 3-minute video essay about a Black American who has inspired change in their life
  • Amount: $1,750 up to $2,500
  • Deadline: End of March 

South Carolina Teaching Fellowships

  • Eligibility: Open to South Carolina high school seniors who plan to study teacher education
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: December 1 

Additional South Carolina resources

FAFSA Guide

On October 1st of every year, the FAFSA opens nationwide. Students in South Carolina should apply for the FAFSA ASAP after it opens.

South Carolina Commission of Higher Education

This is a “one-stop” shopping website of scholarships and grants for South Carolina residents. Bookmark this one!

South Carolina Tuition Grants Program 

The South Carolina Higher Education Tuition Grants Program provides need-based grant assistance to eligible full-time South Carolina students pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

University of South Carolina Listing of Universities and locations

The University of South Carolina system consists of eight universities. The USC system offers more than 450 degree programs on 19 campuses. This listing offers a nice snapshot of each.

Frequently asked questions about South Carolina scholarships

What type of scholarships does South Carolina offer?

South Carolina offers a lot of different types of scholarships both for South Carolina residents and out-of-state students. These scholarships may include need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships and scholarships specific to a certain demographic.

Do I need to be a South Carolina resident to receive South Carolina scholarships?

Not necessarily! Many South Carolina scholarships may require applicants to be residents; however, there are also many scholarships that are open to non-South Carolina residents. Ultimately, make sure you are researching scholarships that you fit the eligibility criteria for!

Do scholarships give me money directly?

Some scholarships may send you a check or direct deposit to spend on specific expenses, such as tuition or books. However, it is more typical that scholarships will be sent directly to your college to cover tuition or other college-related costs. Be sure to check the requirements of any scholarships you are applying to in order to know how you will receive the scholarship funds.

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