USC Undergraduate Scholarships 2018
The University of South Carolina Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers many different kinds of merit scholarships for freshmen who reside in South Carolina.
Study Subject ( s ) : Courses offered by the University.
Course Level : Undergraduate.
Scholarship Provider : University of South Carolina.
Scholarship can be taken at : USA.
While these awards generally cannot be combined with one another (see Lieber Scholars Award and USC STEM Supplement below), they can be combined with a South Carolina state lottery funded scholarship, making your USC education even more affordable!
Stamps Scholars, Carolina Scholars Award & Hamilton Scholars Award
The Stamps Scholars, Carolina Scholars and Hamilton Scholars Awards are the University of South Carolina’s most prestigious awards bestowed on South Carolina residents. If you have a strong academic record and are a leader in your high school and community, we encourage you to apply for the Top Scholars competition for these awards. Fifty scholar candidates are invited to participate in an interview weekend, after which 20 candidates are named Carolina Scholars and 25 are named Hamilton Scholars.
Additionally, the top five candidates will be nominated as Stamps Scholars and will interview for the chance to receive an enrichment stipend to fund opportunities such as undergraduate research, study abroad, service projects or unpaid internships. Candidates must participate in the entire weekend (24th – 26th Fobraury, 2018) in order to remain in consideration for these awards. In 2017, Top Scholars had an average SAT score of 1520 (ACT score of 34) and had an average weighted GPA of 4.82.
To apply for these awards, you must submit both a USC application and a Top Scholars application supplement to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The deadline for the Top Scholars application is 15th November, 2017.
Stamps Scholars annual value: Up to $20,000
Enrichment fund : $10,000
Four-year value : Up to $90,000
Carolina Scholars Award annual value: $15,000
Four-year value : $60,000
Hamilton Scholars Award annual value: $10,000
Four-year value : $40,000
Lieber Scholars Award
The university annually awards scholarships to National Merit Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. The competition for these awards begins when you take the PSAT / NMSQT in your junior year of high school. To be eligible, National Merit Finalists must list the University of South Carolina as their first choice through the National Merit Corporation. The National Hispanic Recognition Program will send USC the names of scholars selected for its program. No scholarship application is required. The Lieber Scholars Award is one of only two USC scholarships that can be combined with another university-issued scholarship ( the other is the USC STEM Supplement ).
Please note that for most students, the total award amount includes a $500 National Merit Scholarship.
Annual value : Up to $10,000
Four-year value : $40,000
Alumni Scholars Award
Sponsored by the Carolina Alumni Association, these awards signify outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, talent and service. In 2017, recipients of this award had an average SAT score of 1554 (ACT score of 34) and an average weighted high school GPA of 4.92.
To apply for this award, you must submit both a USC application and a Top Scholars application supplement to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The deadline for the Top Scholars application is 15th November, 2017.
Annual value : $8,000
Four-year value : $32,000
Trustees Endowment Award
You may receive this scholarship if you are an incoming freshman who is academically talented or who demonstrates financial need. This scholarship is one of our premier awards, and candidates typically present high SAT or ACT scores and an excellent GPA. In 2017, recipients of this award had an average SAT score of 1540 (ACT score of 34) and an average weighted GPA of 4.92.
Annual value : $5,000
Four-year value : $20,000
Valedictorian Scholars Award
If you are ranked first in your class at the end of your junior year or later, be sure your high school guidance counselor notes it on your transcript, as you may be eligible for the Valedictorian Scholars Award. The sole criterion for this award is class rank. In order to be eligible, the student must be a South Carolina resident graduating from a South Carolina high school.
Annual value : $3,000
Four-year value : $12,000
Dean’s Scholar Award
In 2017, recipients of this award had an average SAT score of 1360 (ACT score of 30) and an average weighted high school GPA of 4.53. Note that if you are named a Palmetto Fellows Scholar by the Commission on Higher Education, you will automatically qualify for the Dean’s Scholars Award.
Annual value : $3,000
Four-Year value : $12,000
University Scholars Award
For freshmen entering in 2017, recipients of this award had an average SAT score of 1353 (ACT score of 28) and an average weighted high school GPA of 3.99.
Annual value : $2,000
Four-year value : $8,000
Presidential Scholars Award
This award is for students who have been named a Palmetto Fellow and score a minimum of 1450 on the SAT or 32 on the ACT.
Annual value : $1,000
Four-year value : $4,000
Thornwell Scholars Award
In 2017, recipients of this award had an average SAT score of 1261 (ACT score of 26) and an average weighted high school GPA of 4.25.
Annual value : $500
Four-year value : $2,000
USC STEM Supplement
To support students pursuing degrees in science, math, technology and engineering fields (STEM fields), USC offers this one-time, freshman-year-only award supplement to all admitted freshmen who are named Palmetto Fellows and who enroll in a STEM-eligible major — a list made available through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The USC STEM Supplement may be added to any other Admissions Merit Award.
Annual value : $3,300 freshman year only
Pickens Scholars Awards
The University of South Carolina has partnered with Raise.me to offer micro-scholarships to qualified applicants. If you are a high school student at one of the South Carolina high schools listed below, then you have the ability, through this program, to start earning money for college beginning in the 9th grade. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, visit Raise.me and set up your account.
Annual value : Up to $500
Four-year value : Up to $2,000
Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.