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South Carolina Opportunities

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education offers four different scholarships/grants to high school graduates who meet certain requirements. These scholarships are awarded by all state colleges and universities and several private colleges and universities of South Carolina. Three of these scholarships are as follows: Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, Life Scholarship, and Hope Scholarship. Students and parents may visit www.che.sc.gov to get more information on these different financial aid opportunities. Highlights of the three most popular scholarships can be seen below. For a more detailed description of each scholarship and grant available from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, click here.

SC Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Amount: up to $6700 per year.

Criteria:

  • Must be a full time student at an eligible four year institution in South Carolina
  • Ranked in top 6% of class in sophomore or junior year
  • Combined score of 1200 on Critical Reading and Math subsections of SAT or at least 27 composite score on ACT
  • Cumulative 3.5 GPA on South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy
  • SC Life Scholarship

    Amount: up to $5,000 per year

    Criteria:

  • Must be a full time student in an eligible institution in South Carolina
  • Must meet two of the following three criteria:
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA on the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy

    Ranked in top 30% of graduating class

    Combined score 1100 on Critical Reading and Math subsections of SAT or at least 24 composite score on ACT

    Hope Scholarship

    Amount : up to $2,800 per year

    Criteria:

  • Must be a full time student in an eligible institution in South Carolina
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA on the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy
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