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State of SC Scholarships

Hope Scholarship

- This is a non-renewable partial scholarship designed to assist in covering tuition, room and board and is valued in the amount of $2,800 ($1,400 per semester). This scholarship is awarded to entering South Carolina freshmen only. To be considered for this scholarship the student must:
  • graduate high school with a 3.0 GPR on the uniform grading scale
  • must be a resident of South Carolina at the time of high school graduation


LIFE Scholarship

- This is a partial scholarship designed to assist covering tuition, room and board and is valued in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester). This scholarship is awarded to entering South Carolina freshmen only. To be considered for this scholarship the students must have two out of the three qualifications:
  • graduate high school with a 3.0 GPR on the uniform grading scale
  • achieve at least 1100 (CR+M) on the SAT I test or 24 on the ACT test
  • rank in the upper 30% of high school graduating class
  • must be a resident of South Carolina at the time of high school graduation

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman for two semesters and is renewable for 6 semesters if the student:

  • maintains full-time student status;
  • achieve a 3.0 cumulative LIFE GPA at all eligible institutions;
  • is in good standing with their major department; and
  • does 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.