University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships

South Carolina State Scholarships

The state of South Carolina has three scholarship programs for which USC students can be eligible. The most prestigious of these is the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. The state scholarship for which most USC students qualify is the LIFE Scholarship. The third program is called the HOPE Scholarship. These scholarships are administered under regulations provided by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education. You can only receive funding from one of these programs in any academic year. A thorough description of program is provided for your benefit.