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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Departmental and Athletic Awards

In addition to merit-based aid, scholarships are provided to qualified students by academic or athletic departments.

University Departmental Scholarships

Some academic colleges and departments at the University of South Carolina award scholarships to outstanding new freshmen, while 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.

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships provides a complete list of departmental scholarships, along with corresponding criteria and application requirements.


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. 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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