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With smiling faces and beautiful places, it’s no wonder why students look to the Palmetto State as the perfect place to continue their education. South Carolina’s southern charm has been known to attract students to its historic cities, such as Charleston and Columbia. Lucky for those living in South Carolina, being a resident also has perks with college scholarships! If you don’t currently live in South Carolina but plan to attend one of its schools, such as: the University of South Carolina (USC), The Citadel, Clemson University, College of Charleston, or Furman University. You may also have the chance at some free college dollars with South Carolina student scholarships. Start your search here with our directory of South Carolina scholarships, and apply online for a chance to win. For even more scholarships, fill out a free ScholarshipExperts profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Fourth Circuit High School Essay Contest

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its essay contest. The contest is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: “Is the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause sufficient to secure the rights of all citizens, or is the ERA necessary to promote gender equality?

Total: $4500

Awards: 3

Deadline: June 15, 2023

KASF Southern Region Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Korean-American students who are currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior, as an undergraduate, or as a graduate student. Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 30, 2023

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southern Regional Chapter

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) – Southern Regional Chapter (SRC) is pleased to announce a scholarship program in honor and recognition of 1.6 million American Veterans who served in the Korean War during the Korean War era (June 25, 1950–January 31, 1955). These men and women answered the call to fight for a country and people they never knew and never met. More than 54,000 Americans died and 103,000 were wounded. To express our gratitude to these veterans for their sacrifices, KASF-SRC will offer their descendants an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. KASF-SRC scholarship program will recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and potential for success.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 30, 2023

South Carolina Tuition Grants Program

This award is available to South Carolina resident undergraduate students who are attending a South Carolina Independent college or university. The student must demonstrate financial need and satisfy the following requirements: an incoming freshmen must graduate in the top 75% of your high school graduating class or score at least 900 on the SAT Test (Math & Critical Reading Sections Only) or 19 Composite on the ACT Test or graduate from high school with a GPA of at least 2.00.

Total: $3600

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 30, 2023

Horatio Alger South Carolina Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in South Carolina who have unmet financial need and a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $10000

Awards: 8

Deadline: October 25

L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship

The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship is for a licensed radio amateur with a general class or higher license who is a resident of and attends college in the ARRL Roanoke Division (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia). The student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in electronics, communications, or related fields.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31

Clemson University Trustee Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors residing in South Carolina who plan to attend Clemson University. Applicants must be in the top 10% of their high school class, and have an SAT score of 1270 or higher, or an ACT score of 27 or higher.

Total: $4000

Awards: 50

Deadline: January 02

Furman University Herman W. Lay/James B. Duke Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who plan to attend Furman University in South Carolina. Recipients typically have SAT scores of 1500 or higher or ACT scores of 34 or higher.

Total: $196000

Awards: 14

Deadline: January 15

Women of Distinction Network’s Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate women in South Carolina who have demonstrated a positive impact in their communities.

Total: $350

Awards: 5

Deadline: March 16

SREB Doctoral Scholarship for South Carolina Residents

This award is available for U.S. minority students who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program and planning to pursue a career as a professor. Applicants must be residents of South Carolina and must attend one of the following institutions: Clemson University, Medical University of South Carolina, or University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Total: $75000

Awards: 12

Deadline: March 31