Honors College Departmental Scholarships
Through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends the Honors College is able to offer scholarships exclusively to students of the South Carolina Honors College. These departmental awards include:
- Scholarships for incoming first-year students »
- Scholarships for current students »
- Other departmental awards »
Frequently Asked Questions
By completing the USC admissions application and your Honors College supplement, you are automatically considered for scholarships through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Honors College departmental scholarships usually require a separate application, the details of which can be found in the description of each scholarship. Honors College departmental scholarships are available for both incoming and current students. If eligible, students may stack departmental scholarships with general university awards for which they qualify.
The Honors College departmental scholarships application is an online application form that will be linked at the top of the “Incoming First-Year” and “Current Students” scholarships pages during the application time period each spring.
The form will ask for your basic information such name, address, intended major, etc. In addition, you will have the opportunity to include a personal statement that can address why you should be considered for the scholarship, how you would benefit from the scholarship and the academic work you have been and will continue to pursue. If applicable, a statement of need can be included.
Yes, you may apply for more than one scholarship, provided you meet the eligibility requirements for each, which may include a certain required major.
Scholarship applications have various deadlines during the spring semester. Please check specifics for each scholarship for details.
Scholarships for incoming first-year students will be awarded by mid-April. Scholarships for continuing Honors College students will be awarded in early summer.
You will only be notified if you have been awarded a scholarship.
Several of our scholarships can only support one or two students at a time. When the current recipient is eligible for additional years of support, the scholarship will be unavailable for new recipients.
All of the departmental scholarships awarded by the Honors College have been funded through private philanthropy by generous alumni and donors. These benefactors are able to specify what type of student they would like to support. We are very grateful to these philanthropists for providing these scholarships for Honors College students.