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 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

South Carolina Tuition Grant Program information