South Carolina HOPE Scholarship

Award is $2,800. HOPE is awarded to incoming freshman students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for the SC LIFE, but graduate from a SC high school with a 3.0 high school grade point average. The HOPE is for freshman year only. SC HOPE recipients may receive the LIFE in subsequent years providing that students maintain a cumulative 3.0 college grade point average and complete 30 credit hours per academic year. See for further information.

South Carolina LIFE (Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence) Scholarship

$5,000 academic scholarships for South Carolina residents who meet two of the following criteria: a B (3.0) grade point average, rank in the top 30 percent of their graduating class, and 1100 score on the SAT or an ACT composite score of 24. LIFE recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete 30 cumulative credit hours per academic year.

South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

$6,700 academic scholarships for residents of South Carolina based on annual guidelines, which are currently a 3.5 grade point average, 1200 SAT or 27 ACT, rank in the top 6 percent of the class or 1400 combined SAT score and a high school grade point average of 4.0 or higher. Eligible candidates must apply through their high school guidance office in the fall of their senior year. Palmetto Fellows recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and 30 credit hours per academic year.

South Carolina Tuition Grant

South Carolina offers students assistance if they choose to attend a Private Institution. Eligibility is determined by filing the FAFSA ( by June 30th; student must meet one of the following three criteria: have at least a 2.0 High School GPA, or must make at least a 900 SAT; and student must be in the top 75% of his/her High School graduating class. For more information contact