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Scholarship Application for Fall
(February 1 deadline)

Since its inception, the University of South Carolina Lancaster has stressed academic achievement hand in hand with leadership.  Because of this interest in the well rounded student, USC Lancaster has built and continues to expand upon a program that draws to our campus some of the finest academically prepared student leaders the region has to offer.

Although an education at USC Lancaster is affordable and one of the best buys around, many students may still need some form of financial assistance. USC Lancaster awards approximately thirty-five scholarships each year to entering high school students.  In addition, approximately 40% of our student body receive some type of federal aid.

HOW TO APPLY

Students must first be officially accepted at the University before receiving a scholarship.  Therefore, the admissions process must be completed before the Scholarship application deadline of February 1 for Fall.

Scholarship applications may be picked up in the guidance office at area high schools, in the Admissions Office at USCL, or online.  Complete all sections of the application.  Submit the application, a copy of high school transcript, and essay to the Admissions Office no later than February 1 for Fall admission (or December 1 for Spring admission).

Outstanding academic achievement, strong academic potential, and leadership ability are qualifications for receiving a scholarship.  Recipients are usually required to maintain a "B" or 3.0 GPA (Grade point average) to continue receiving the award for the second year and in some instances, for the completion of the degree program on the Columbia campus.  In addition, students are strongly encouraged to take an honors course each semester, to attend the scholarship luncheon, and notify the donor in writing of their receipt of the scholarship.

Scholarship recipients are chosen by the Student Scholarships and Special Awards Committee.  Recipients are selected on the basis of high school record, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT scores, a committee interview, and other qualifications as established by the selection committee.  Successful applicants will be in the top 10 percent of their high school class or score 1100 or more on the SAT or 24 on the ACT or meet other designated criteria as determined by scholarship guidelines.

Scholarships are awarded for the regular academic year and are not available in the summer.  Students selected for scholarships must enroll full time at USCL in order to receive their awards.

If you would like more information about specific scholarships or programs, please contact the Office of Admissions, Records and Financial Aid at (803) 313-7068.

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