Departmental and Athletic Scholarships
University Departmental Scholarships
Some academic colleges and departments at the University of South Carolina award scholarships to outstanding entering 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. Students receiving departmental scholarships may be eligible for a tuition reduction if they meet eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements for new freshmen are established each year by the admissions office. The reduction amount is established by the Board of Trustees.
Click here view a complete list of all departmental scholarships (in PDF format).
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
Rothberg Chemical Engineering Scholars Award
Annual Value: up to $4,000
Four-Year Value: up to $16,000
Students pursuing degrees in chemical engineering who have strong academic records and have been involved in high school and community leadership may be selected to receive Henry M. Rothberg Bicentennial Scholarships. Typical Rothberg candidates have credentials similar to Carolina and McNair Scholars. Scholarship levels can be up to $16,000 (up to $4,000 per year) depending on the qualifications of the student. For more information, call the Department of Chemical Engineering at 803-777-4181.
For a more complete listing of the University's departmental scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships' Web site.
Men in football, track, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, swimming, and soccer and women in basketball, golf, tennis, softball, 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.
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Scholarships are available from many academic departments, including Engineering and Computing. Some come with a reduced tuition discount.