University of South Carolina


Departmental and Athletic Scholarships

University Departmental Scholarships

Some academic colleges and departments at the University of South Carolina award scholarships to outstanding new freshmen. Other scholarships are available only after your freshman year. Eligibility and actual award amounts vary. Some departments award scholarships based on information provided with the application for admission, and others require additional information.

Click here to access information on all departmental scholarships.

The colleges and departments listed below request that you contact them directly for scholarship information.

  • Air Force ROTC, Aerospace Studies -- 803-777-3450
  • Army ROTC, Military Science -- 803-777-6542
  • Engineering and Computing -- 803-777-1461
  • Geological Sciences -- 803-777-4535
    (five Stephen Taber Scholarships awarded annually)
  • Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management -- 803-777-3339
  • Journalism and Mass Communications -- 803-777-3347
  • Marine Science -- 803-777-6163
  • Music -- 803-777-4335
  • Naval ROTC, Naval Science -- 803-777-3451
  • Nursing -- 803-777-2526
  • Theatre and Dance -- 803-777-4288
  • USC Bands -- 803-777-4278

Athletic Grants-in-Aid

Men in football, track, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, swimming and soccer, and women in basketball, golf, tennis, softball, volleyball, sand volleyball, track, cross country, soccer, swimming and equestrian may be offered these awards. If you are interested in playing on a Division I NCAA team, talk with your high school coach in your junior year. These awards do not participate in the tuition reduction benefit provided to some nonresident scholarship recipients.

Non-University Scholarships

Many students receive scholarships and other financial aid from sources outside the university. Other than for South Carolina state lottery-funded scholarships, there is generally no limit to the amount of such scholarship award dollars you may receive, but if you receive any non-university awards, it is your responsibility to notify our Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships so that this information can be included in your student file and coordinated with any other financial aid for which you may qualify. Please feel free to contact our financial aid staff at 803-777-8134 if you have any questions regarding monies that you will receive from non-university sources.

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Departmental Awards

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