• All students must meet all general eligibility criteria:

    • SC Resident, US Citizen or legal permanent resident
    • Enrolled as a degree-seeking or legal permanent resident
    • Must not owe a refund or repayment on a grant or federal student loan
    • Must have never been convicted of a felony and have not been convicted of any alchohol/drug-related misdemeanor offenses within the past academic year.

     

    Palmetto Fellows

    Up to $6,700 each academic year for four years
    Academic Criteria:  Must meet ALL of the following
    For EARLY Awards deadline (December)

    • Rank in the top 6% of the class at the end of the sophomore or junior year.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of the junior year.
    • Score at least a 1200 on the SAT (CR & M only) or 27 on the ACT

    OR (if they don’t meet the rank requirement)

    • Have a cumulative GPA of 4.0 at the end of your junior year
    • Score at least 1400 on the SAT (CR & M only) or 32 on the ACT

    For FINAL Awards deadline (June)

    • Rank in the top 6% of your sophomore, junior, or senior year
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of the senior year
    • Score at least 1200 on the SAT (CR & M only) or 27 on the ACT

    OR (if they don’t meet the rank requirement)

    • Have a cumulative GPA of 4.0 at the end of the senior year
    • Score at least 1400 on the SAT (CR & M only) or 32 on the ACT

     LIFE Scholarship

    Up to $5,000 each academic year for four years (5 years for approved 5-year bachelor programs)

    Academic Criteria: Must meet 2 of the 3 criteria (for eligibility at a 4-year institution)

    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the senior year
    • Rank in the top 30% of the graduating class
    • Score at least 1100 on the SAT (CR & M only) or 24 on the ACT

    (For eligibility at a 2-year institution students only have to meet the 3.0 GPA requirement)

     Math and Science Enhancements

    If a student qualifies for Life or Palmetto Fellows and is planning a career major in math or science, the student may be eligible for additional monies sophomore-senior year of college.

     

     Lottery Tuition Assistance

    For two year technical college

    Must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each term as a degree seeking student in a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree program.

     Hope Scholarship

    Freshman year only

    Academic Criteria: Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the senior year

    Students may earn a LIFE Scholarship after their freshman year with a qualifying GPA after 30 hours of non-remedial courses

    For additional information please visit the Parents and Students information section on the SC Commission on Higher Education web page located at www.che.sc.gov.

      SC Commission on Higher Education
    1333 Main Street, Suite 200
    Columbia, SC  29201
    803-737-2260 or toll free 877-349-7183