South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Awarded By

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

Award Amount

Freshman may receive up to $6,700 during the first year of college enrollment. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may receive up to $7,500 per year. Half of the Scholarship is awarded in the fall term and half in the spring term. Assuming continued eligibility, Palmetto Fellows may receive scholarship funding for a maximum of eight consecutive terms of full-time study toward the first bachelor’s degree or ten consecutive terms of full-time study toward the first approved five-year bachelor’s degree Recipients may also be eligible to receive a Scholarship Enhancement. For Enhancement eligibility, Palmetto Fellows must declare a major in an approved math or science program and must also successfully complete at least fourteen credit hours of instruction in mathematics or life and physical science or a combination of both by the end of the first academic year. Eligible students may receive up to $10,000 (combined funds from the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and the Scholarship Enhancement) per year beginning with their second/sophomore year of college enrollment. Students may receive Enhancement funding for a maximum of six full-time terms of study toward their first bachelor's degree at an eligible four-year institution in South Carolina.


The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of eligible applicants and funding levels.

Additional Information

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship program administered by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (SCHE). Its purpose is to recognize the most academically talented high school seniors in South Carolina; to encourage academically talented students to attend college in the state; and to help retain minority students who might otherwise pursue studies outside the state.

Deadline Info

Additional information about this scholarship is available online on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (SCCHE) website. The SCCHE provides application materials to all high schools an ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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