USC Scholarships for SC Residents

Posted by Stephanie Beaver on 9/18/2018

USC bound?  Here are some scholarships available for South Carolina residents.

Stamps, Carolina and 1801 Scholars Awards 

  • Stamps Scholars annual value: up to $20,000 + enrichment fund: $10,000 - Four year value: up to $90,000
  • Carolina Scholars annual value: $15,000 - Four year value: up to $60,000
  • 1801 Scholars annual value: $10,000 - Four year value: $40,000

Eligibility:

  • USC's most prestigious awards
  • Honors College/Top Scholars application supplement required; deadline November 15
  • 2018 recipients averaged 1520 SAT or 34 ACT scores, 4.89 average weighted GPA
  • Strong academic records, strong school and community leadership
  • Finalists must participate in Top Scholars Weekend, February 23-25, 2019

Provost Scholars Award

Annual value: up to $10,000

Four year value: up to $40,000

Eligibility:

  • National Merit Finalists or National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars
  • Consideration begins with PSAT/NMSQT tests taken in junior year
  • National Merit Finalists must list USC as first choice through National Merit Corporation
  • The National Hispanic Recognition Program will send USC the names of the scholars selected for that program

Alumni Scholars Award

Annual value: $8,000

Four year value: $32,000

Eligibility:

  • 2018 recipients averaged 1550 SAT or 35 ACT scores, 4.95 average weighted GPA
  • Outstanding achievement in academics leadership and service
  • Honors College/Top Scholars application supplement required: deadline November 15, 2018

Trustees' Endowment Scholars Award

Annual value: $5,000

Four year value: $20,000

Eligibility:

  • 2018 recipients averaged 1540 SAT or 34 ACT, 4.94 weighted GPA
  • Candidates must demonstrate academic talent and financial need

Valedictorian Scholars Award

Annual value: $3,000

Four year value: $12,000

Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be ranked first in their class at the end of their junior year or later

Deans Scholars Award

Annual value: $3,000

Four year value: $12,000

Eligibility:

  • 2018 recipients averaged 1430 SAT or 31 ACT scores, 4.56 average weighted GPA
  • Palmetto Fellows automatically qualify for this award

University Scholars Award

Annual value: $2,000

Four year value: $8,000

Eligibility:

  • 2018 recipients averaged 1340 SAT or 28 ACT scores, 4.20 average weighted GPA

Presidential Scholarship Award

Annual value: $1,000

Four year value: $4,000

Eligibility:

  • Awarded to students who have been named Palmetto Fellows and score a minimum 1450 on the SAT or 32 on the ACT

Garnet Scholars Award

Annual value: $500

Four year value: $2,000

Eligibility:

  • 2018 recipients averaged 1260 SAT or 26 ACT, 4.35 average weighted GPA

USC STEM Supplement

Annual value; $3,300 freshmen year only

Eligibility:

  • For students pursuing degrees in STEM
  • Freshman year only award to Palmetto Fellows enrolled in STEM eligible majors

Collegiate Scholars Award

Annual value: $500

Four year value: $2,000

Eligibility:

  • USC Partners with RaiseME to offer this scholarship.  Students attending a SC high school listed in the Collegiate Scholars Award description at sc.edu/financialaid/scholarships can begin earning money for college in ninth grade.  Visit raise.me/join/south-carolina to learn more and set up your account

Gamecock Guarantee

Financial assistance to South Carolina residents who are first generation college students from low income families