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South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

LIFE Scholarship Program

Amount: Tuition;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on academic merit and renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: South Carolina
Student Attends School In: South Carolina
Other Comments: The Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program administered by the financial aid office at each eligible public and independent college and university in South Carolina. The LIFE Scholarship may be used towards the cost of attendance for up to eight terms based on the student’s initial college enrollment date. Students must be enrolled in their first one-year program, first associate’s degree, first two-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree, first baccalaureate degree, or first professional degree. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed.
Contact: Ms. Sandra Rhyne Phone: (803) 737-2280, Toll Free Number: 877-349-7183
Website:
http://www.che.sc.gov/New_Web/GoingToCollege/LIFE_Hm.htm


Lottery Tuition Assistance

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need and renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads attending a two year institution
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Students Attend: USC Two-year Regional Campuses and Spartanburg Methodist College)
Residency: South Carolina
Student Attends School In: South Carolina
Other Comments: Provides tuition assistance to South Carolina residents attending a two-year public or independent institution of higher learning. Please visit the website listed for more information and eligibility requirements.
Contact: Ms. Karen Wham, Phone: (803) 737-4544 or (877) 349-7183 FAX: (803) 737-2297 Mailing Address: 1333 Main Street, Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29201
Website:
http://www.che.sc.gov/New_Web/GoingToCollege/LTA_Hm.htm

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program

Amount: $6,700 per year;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on academic merit and renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: South Carolina
Student Attends School In: South Carolina
Other Comments: Palmetto Fellows may be supported for a maximum of eight full-time terms of study toward the first baccalaureate degree at a participating institution in South Carolina. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed.
Contact: Ms. Sherry Hubbard Phone: (803) 737-2262, Toll Free Number: 877-349-7183 ORMs. Karen Woodfaulk, Director Student Service (803) 737-2244
Website:
http://www.che.sc.gov/New_Web/GoingToCollege/PF_Hm.htm

SC HOPE Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,650 per year;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on academic merit;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: South Carolina
Student Attends School In: South Carolina
Other Comments:The scholarship is awarded during the freshman year of attendance only. Funding for the program is included in the annual appropriation to the Commission on Higher Education and will be dependent upon the annual proceeds generated by the SC Education Lottery. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed.
Contact: Ms. Karen Wham, Phone: (803) 737-4544 or (877) 349-7183 FAX: (803) 737-2297 OR Ms. Karen Woodfaulk, Director Student Service (803) 737-2244
Website:
http://www.che.sc.gov/New_Web/GoingToCollege/HOPE_Hm.htm

SC Need Based Grant

Amount: $1,250 per year;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need and renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: South Carolina
Student Attends School In: South Carolina
Other Comments: The college at which the student is enrolled determines the exact amount, less any other gift aid received. The grant must be applied directly towards the cost-of-attendance at the college for a maximum of eight full-time equivalent terms. Students must be enrolled in their first one-year program, first associate’s degree, first two-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree, first baccalaureate degree, or first professional degree. For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website listed.
Contact: Ms. Sandra Rhyne Phone: (803) 737-2280, Toll Free Number: 877-349-7183
Website:
http://www.che.sc.gov/New_Web/GoingToCollege/NBG_Hm.htm

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