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Freshman Scholarships

Scholarships at South Carolina State University are established through the generosity of private donors, organizations, business and industry, and the University community. These scholarships are designed to recognize leadership qualities, to reward exceptional academic performance, and to assist academically talented students financially.

 

Scholarships are available to incoming freshman who enroll at the University as full-time, degree seeking students. The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is March 31, unless otherwise stated. All students applying for scholarships must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form (the University Title IV school code is 003446) and have the Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to the Office of Financial Aid at South Carolina State University by May 1.

 

Scholarships are renewable (unless otherwise stated) up to three years if all requirements for renewal are satisfied.

 

Persons interested in any of the scholarships listed below should contact:

Freshman Scholarships
Office of Admissions, Recruitment & Scholarships
South Carolina State University
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117

 

Honors Program Scholarship
Award varies from $5,500 to $10,700 over four years. Qualifications: Is typically reserved for a National Merit finalist or semi-finalist, an applicant score four or more on Advanced Placement tests, and an applicant with an outstanding GPA, SAT or ACT score.

 

Valedictorian Scholarship
(Deadline June 1) In each high school graduating class, the student designated for this honor will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

 

School of Applied Professional Sciences
Scholarships are available valued at $1,000. Qualifications: SAT score of 920 or ACT composite score of 19, rank in the top 25% of the senior class, a declared major in Nutrition and Food Management, or Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

 

School of Business
Scholarships including books are awarded up to $6,000, per academic year. Applicants must pursue a degree in a business major. Qualifications: High School GPA of 3.0, SAT score of 1100, or ACT composite score of 24, rank in the top twenty percent of the senior class.

 

USDA Capacity Building Grant stipends
Awards vary from $500 to $1,500. Applicants must pursue a degree in a business, preferably agribusiness major. Qualifications: SAT score of 1100, or ACT composite score of 24, two letters of recommendation from high school counselor and principal.

 

School of Engineering Technology and Sciences
Awards are valued up to $5,000 a year. Applicants must pursue a degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering Technology. Qualifications; SAT score of 1100, or ACT composite score 24, Rank in the top 25% of the senior class. GPA of 3.0, Participation in the Summer Bridge Program is required.

 

Army ROTC Scholarship
Four year scholarships valued at approximately $10,920. Application deadline November 15. Scholarship awards include a tax exempt stipend of $150 per month. Applicants must be interested in Active Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve. Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen, rank in the upper 25% of the senior class, SAT score of 850, or ACT composite score of 19, possess leadership potential and have good moral character, be oriented toward the Army.

 

Alumni Association
National Alumni Association Scholarship
Scholarship valued at $4,000 over four years. Application deadline June 15. Qualifications: must rank in the top ten percent of the senior class, SAT score of 700 or 17 on the ACT, demonstrate leadership qualities, have clearly defined educational goals.

 

Walmart Competitive Edge Scholarship
Scholarship valued at $5,000 funded by the Walmart stores, Inc. Applicants must pursue a degree in Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Physics. Qualifications: Must be a U.S. Citizen, SAT score of 1100, or ACT composite score of 27, GPA of 3.5, Rank in the top ten percent of the senior class, demonstrated community service and leadership.

 

Robert Shaw Evans Endowment Scholarship
Scholarship valued at $700 per year. Application deadline: June 15. Persons applying for this scholarship should contact: Chairperson Robert Shaw Evans Endowment Scholarship; address: P.O. Box 7034, South Carolina State University, 300 College Street, Orangeburg, SC 29117. Qualification: minimum GPA of 3.0.