Making College More Affordable Up to $2000 per academic year for eligible recipients

Eligibility Requirements

GRADUATION: You must have earned a high school diploma or GED between 2013 and 2018 while residing within one of the eligible school districts identified below.

APPLICATION: You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and SC Promise Scholarship Application.

PROGRAMS: You must pursue a certificate, diploma or degree from one of the SC Technical College System’s 16 colleges. Students that have previously received a bachelor’s degree are not eligible.

CLASSES: You must enroll in at least six credit hours during the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semesters.

GPA: You must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

MENTORING ACTIVITIES: You must participate in mentoring activities as determined by the local college. Examples include, but are not limited to, development of a personal success plan and financial counseling.

Covered Expenses

Recipients may receive up to $2,000 per academic year after all funding from the Pell Grant, Tuition Grant, LIFE Scholarship and Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) has been awarded. The scholarship may cover the cost of tuition, mandatory fees and program fees. It includes a $300 allowance for books. Refunds are not allowed.

Transferability of Funds

The SC Promise Scholarship is portable across the state. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may apply the scholarship towards the cost of tuition and fees as well as an allowance for books at any of the SC Technical College System’s 16 colleges.

Leaves of Absence

A student may continue to receive scholarship funds following an approved leave of absence as long as the sum of the absences does not exceed six months.

2018-2019 Student Application

Please check with your college’s Financial Aid Department as they may have an electronic submission process in place.

Eligible Districts

Bamberg 1
Bamberg 2
Barnwell 19
Barnwell 29
Barnwell 45
Clarendon 1
Clarendon 2
Clarendon 3
Dillon 3
Dillon 4
Florence 1
Florence 2
Florence 3
Florence 4
Florence 5
Hampton 1
Hampton 2
Laurens 55
Laurens 56
Lexington 4
Orangeburg 3
Orangeburg 4
Orangeburg 5

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