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Institutional Scholarships

General University Scholarship

- This tuition only scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman for two semesters and is renewable for 6 semesters. This is a full tuition only scholarship.

To be considered for a General scholarship an incoming freshman student must:

  • graduate high school with at least a 3.25 GPA on uniform grading scale;
  • achieve at least 1100(CR+M) on the SAT I test or 24 on the ACT test.

 

To be considered for scholarship renewal a General Scholarship, Scholar must:

  • maintain full-time student status;
  • achieve a 3.25 cumulative GPA at South Carolina State University;
  • make Satisfactory Degree Specific Academic Progress each semester
  • be in good standing with their major department; and
  • not violate any of the standing rules and/or regulations of the University. Violation will automatically disqualify the recipient from further support through the scholarship program.

 


This scholarship is awarded based on availability of funds.



Presidential Scholarships

- Dr. M. M. Nance, Jr. instituted this scholarship during the 1978-79 academic years. The Presidential Scholars are students at the University, who by virtue of meeting prescribed criteria are the recipients of a full scholarship (tuition, room & board) during eight semesters. These scholarships represent the concern of the President, (1) to identify students who demonstrate academic excellence, (2) to articulate a concern for a methodology to encourage those who demonstrate excellence, (3) to provide symbolic recognition via academic scholarships to recipients and (4) to establish a technique whereby the University may identify a cadre of intellectual scholars. The Presidential scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen for two semesters and is renewable for 6 semesters if the student meets the renewal eligibility criteria. This is a full tuition, room and board scholarship. Students who receive this scholarship will also be awarded a book loan for the cost of their books (All books must be returned to the Office of Admissions, Recruitment and Scholarships at the end of each semester) Scholars failing to return their books will be charged.


To be considered for this scholarship an incoming freshman student must:

  • graduate high school with at least a 3.50 GPA on the uniform grading scale
  • achieve at least 1200(CR+M) on the SAT I test or 27 on the ACT test

 

To be considered for scholarship renewal a Presidential Scholarship, scholar must:

  • maintain full-time student status;
  • achieve a 3.50 cumulative GPA at South Carolina State University;
  • make Satisfactory Degree Specific Academic Progress each semester
  • be in good standing with their major department; and
  • not violate any of the standing rules and/or regulations of the University. Violation will automatically disqualify the recipient from further support through the scholarship program.

 


This scholarship is awarded based on availability of funds.



SC State University Achievers Scholarship

- This tuition only scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled SC State University students who have achieved academically over the prior academic year. The awards are renewable for six, four or two years, for rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors respectively. This is a full tuition only scholarship.

To be considered for this scholarship the student must:

  • be enrolled the prior academic year as a freshman, sophomore or junior
  • earn a 3.50 GPA or higher

 


To be considered for scholarship renewal a SC State Achiever Scholarship, scholar must:

  • have earned their next academic rank (sophomore, junior or senior)
  • maintain full-time student status;
  • achieve a 3.50 cumulative GPA at South Carolina State University;
  • make Satisfactory Degree Specific Academic Progress each semester
  • be in good standing with their major department; and
  • not violate any of the standing rules and/or regulations of the University. Violation will automatically disqualify the recipient from further support through the scholarship program

 


This scholarship is awarded based on availability of funds.