Palmetto College Student Awards
Alpha Sigma Lambda National Student Honor Society
Student members must be currently matriculated students in a USC Columbia-based Palmetto College degree program—currently Elementary Education, Liberal Studies, Library and Information Science, or Organizational Leadership, and have completed at least 24 hours at USC. At least twelve credits of student’s total credits should be earned in courses in Liberal Arts/Sciences, not including applied Arts/Sciences courses. Accepted transfer courses may be added to the 24 credits earned at USC until the Liberal Arts/Sciences requirements are fully satisfied. Student members are selected from the highest twenty percent of the students who have twenty-four graded credits and are matriculated in the programs listed above, based on institutional grade point average.
David L. Burggraf Award
The David L. Burggraf Award is given in recognition of the student, 25 years of age
or older, with
the highest GPA in the liberal studies, organizational leadership or elementary education degree
programs of Palmetto College. The award is named for David Burggraf, former director of Adult
Student Services, who devoted most of his career to the success of adult students at USC.
Palmetto College Scholarships
Awards will be split equally between the fall and spring semesters, unless you are graduating in December. You are responsible for committing award monies through Self Service Carolina and, unless otherwise stipulated, must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Liberal Studies or Organizational Leadership program as indicated on your application at the time of the scholarship. Monies are distributed towards tuition.
Continuing Student Scholarship
Application required: Application deadline: April 30. For online application click here.
Returning Adult Incentive Scholarship
Awarded to an adult student that is at least 25 years of age. USC cumulative GPA must
be 3.0 or higher. As per university policy, incoming transfer students must have a
minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA from their previous institutions. The spring semester of
the application or the subsequent fall semester must be the first semester in school,
not having attended any institution of higher learning for at least one year. Must
be fully admitted to USC to be considered, in either the Liberal Studies or Organizational
Leadership degree programs. May be full-time or part-time.
Application required: Application deadline: April 30. For online application click here
Harriett M. Hurt Adult Student Student Scholarship
Application required: Application deadline: April 30. All students applying for Continuing Student Scholarship will be consided for Harriett M. Hurt Adult Student Student Scholarship.
Robert V. Phillips Palmetto College Military Endowed Scholarship Fund
No Application Required
The following scholarships are awarded to eligible students who annually who meet the criteria established by the donor gift agreements, and are awarded according to available funds.
Mary B. Sturdevant Adult Scholarship
Mildred and Claude Vaughn Adult Student Scholarship
Awarded to an adult continuing student that is at least 25 years of age and a resident of South Carolina. No application required. All eligible students will be considered
Nicholas and Gartha Mitchell Adult Student Scholarship