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
HOW TO APPLY
Students should file the USC Scholarship Application by the following deadlines.
||Who Should Apply?
|| Lancer Scholarships
|| Freshmen with a 4.00+ High School GPA *
|| All Other Freshman Scholarships
|| Freshmen with a 3.00+ High School GPA *
|| Continuing & Transfer Student Scholarships
|| Upper Classmen with a 3.00+ USC GPA
|| * on the SC Uniform Grading Scale
The admissions process must be completed before February 1 for the coming Fall semester.
Applicants must complete all sections of the application and complete an essay (typed and properly formatted).
The application and essay must be submitted by the deadlines above.
SAT or ACT scores and High School transcripts must be sent to the USCL Admissions Office by the deadline indicated.
Final Official High School Transcripts must be sent after high school graduation.
Outstanding academic achievement, strong academic potential, and leadership ability are qualifications for receiving a 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 are usually in the top 10 percent of their high school class, score 1100 or more on the SAT (or 24 on the ACT), or meet other designated criteria as determined by scholarship guidelines.
Lancer Scholars are Freshman applicants who have at least a 3.50+ High School GPA*. There are a limited number of Lancer Scholarships awarded each year (determined yearly). In combination with State Scholarships and other scholarships, recipients of the Lancer Scholarship usually have full tuition, fees, books and supplies covered. Applicants for the Lancer Scholarship who are not awarded will be still be considered for other USCL Scholarships (along with those who apply by February 1st).
Scholarships are awarded for the regular academic year and are not available in the summer. Recipients are usually required to maintain a "B" or 3.0 USC GPA (Institutional 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. Students selected for scholarships must enroll full time at USCL in order to receive their awards. Recipients are expected notify the donor in writing of their appreciation for the scholarship and plan to attend the scholarship luncheon where they may meet the scholarship donor.
If you would like more information about specific scholarships or programs, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (803) 313-7068.