Erskine College Institutional Grants and Scholarships
In order to renew an Academic Scholarship, students must maintain the required cumulative grade point average (GPA).
Presidential Full Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete 30 hours per academic year in order to renew the scholarship. Cumulative hours and GPA must be earned at Erskine College. Students receiving Presidential Full Scholarships cannot receive other Erskine College institutional aid, including Erskine College athletic scholarships. This does not exclude students from receiving other aid from federal, state, local, and/or other assistance from outside resources. If you fail to meet the qualifications to renew the scholarship, you cannot regain the Presidential Scholarship. Losing the Presidential Scholarship will result in a reduction of your financial aid. This scholarship covers tuition, required fees, and room and board minus any state, federal, and outside scholarships or grants.
Solomon and Wylie Award
Solomon and Wylie Award recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and complete 30 hours each academic year (fall, spring, and summer) in order to renew the scholarship. Cumulative hours and GPA must be earned at Erskine College. The Solomon scholarship covers up to 16 credit hours per semester, which is considered a full academic load. If an overload is taken in any given semester, you will be responsible for the extra cost of those courses. If you fail to meet the qualifications to renew the scholarship, you cannot regain the Solomon or Wylie Scholarship. Losing the Solomon or Wylie Scholarship will result in a reduction of your financial aid.
Dean, Honors, Erskine, Towers, Garnet, or Gold Scholarship
These recipients must maintain *satisfactory academic progress (see p. 30-31 of the College Catalog) and must earn a GPA that meets the requirements for continuing enrollment and graduation and complete 24 cumulative hours per academic year. Students receiving Dean, Honors, Erskine, Towers, Garnet, or Gold Scholarships may receive additional Erskine College funds, including athletics, music, and drama, with limitation.
Erskine College Scholarships– Students can only receive up to $3,000 in any combination of special scholarship funds which include Member of ARP Church, ARP Church Matching, and Child of Erskine Alumni. For example, for students receiving Member of ARP Church and ARP Matching Grants, the combination of the two cannot exceed $3,000 in Erskine funds; a separate application for each must be filled out yearly and returned to the Financial Aid Office by the May 1 application deadline. NOTE: Some scholarships may not be stackable. If you have questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.
Athletic and Other Scholarships
Men’s athletic scholarships are offered in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Coaches recommend recipients of athletic scholarships.
Women’s athletic scholarships are offered in acrobatics and tumbling, basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Coaches recommend recipients of athletic scholarships.
Drama/Music scholarships are offered in drama, piano, voice, organ, and wind instruments. Each spring, auditions are held by the fine arts faculty to select scholarship recipients.
Erskine College Institutional Grant Programs – Through the generosity of alumni and friends of the college, funds have been made available for those who need financial assistance. The student’s academic ability and financial need determine the amount.
Outside Scholarships/Grants – Churches, high schools, banks, and civic organizations often offer scholarships to students. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for scholarship information. For more information on outside scholarships check out the Erskine financial aid website: www.erskine.edu/financialaid
NOTE: If students receive outside scholarships, Erskine institutional funds may be adjusted (reduced) dependent upon eligibility or need for financial aid. Erskine College reserves the right to withdraw any type of financial aid award from students who, at the close of any semester, have not made *satisfactory academic progress, or who, for other reasons, do not meet the standards of Erskine College, or who have reached the cost of attendance of the college. All federal and state assistance recipients are required to meet Erskine’s *satisfactory academic progress requirements. Students who change housing plans from on-campus to off-campus may have a reduction of scholarships. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you are considering moving off campus.
South Carolina State Scholarships
South Carolina HOPE Scholarship
The 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, provided that students maintain a cumulative 3.0 college grade point average and complete 30 credit hours per academic year. See www.che400.state.sc.us for further information.
South Carolina LIFE (Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence) Scholarship
The South Carolina LIFE award is a $5,000 academic scholarship for South Carolina residents who meet two of the following criteria: earn a B (3.0) grade point average, rank in the top 30 percent of their graduating class, and score 1100 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 (www.fafsa.ed.gov) by June 30th; student must meet one of the following three criteria: the student must have at least a 2.0 High School GPA, or must make at least a 900 SAT; and the student must be in the top 75% of his/her High School graduating class. For more information contact www.state.sc.us/tuitiongrants.