Paying for college can be an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be! There are countless scholarships available to students- the trick is learning how to find those scholarships! When you're searching for scholarships, try to find scholarships that apply to your area of study. For example, if you are interested in agriculture, search for scholarships through state and national organizations that focus on agriculture. In addition, check with the college/university you plan to attend. Often times, there are scholarships available to incoming freshmen.
In this section, you will find a list of South Carolina scholarships and grants, useful scholarship search engines, and information about other types of financial aid.
South Carolina Scholarships and Grants
Administered by the SC Commission on Higher Education, the Student Services Division of the Commission is responsible for coordinating activities including:
- LIFE Scholarship
- Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
- HOPE Scholarship
- Lottery Tuition Assistance
- SC Need-based Grant
- Veteran Education and Training Benefits
- Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
- Higher Education Awareness Program (HEAP)
For detailed information about these scholarship grants and programs, please stop by the College & Career Office for more information.
Scholarship Search Engines
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Education. Students and their parents complete an in-depth application, which determines his/her qualification for federal loans.
"Need A Lift?" The American Legion provides an electronic booklet (updated annually) containing a complete financial-aid reference guide to veterans, veterans' dependents and members of the American Legion family. You can pick up the electronic booklet in the Guidance Office. Read more about the American Legion.