Since 2000, the National Scholars Program has offered unmatched learning experiences to a select group of Clemson University undergraduate students. Their intellectual professional and personal development have been enhanced by a dynamic, creative, and engaging array of educational enrichment experiences. As inquisitive learners, National Scholars strive to understand the world around them and to share their knowledge with others. As leaders in key roles on campus, Scholars shape student and academic life at Clemson. And as National Scholars, these men and women form a strong community that challenges and supports each other in their endeavors.
To be considered for the National Scholars Program, applicants must complete both the online Clemson undergraduate admissions application and the online Calhoun Honors College application. (Please note deadlines.) Selection to the NSP is highly competitive. Approximately 40 applicants are invited to compete for the invitation to join NSP each year, out of more than 1300 Calhoun Honors College applicants.
A successful candidate will present, through his/her written record, personal interview and participation in other National Scholars Weekend activities:
- a documented record of academic excellence, as reflected in SAT or ACT scores and the high school transcript, between 2000 and 2014, the nearly 600 finalists invited to compete for an invitation to the NSP have presented an average SAT of 1500 (verbal/critical reading and math) or an average ACT of 34, and a class rank in the top 1% (51% were ranked #1 in their high school classes);
- a documented record of intellectual curiosity and engagement;
- a detailed record of the depth and significance of his or her most meaningful extra and co curricular activities, including leadership, service, and research experiences;
- meaningful, thoughtful and informed responses to essay and interview questions; and
- outstanding and detailed letters of recommendation.
- Tuition & fees
- An allowance each semester for room, board, and supplies.
- Summer group study abroad experience after the first year.
- Student ranked in the top 10% or their high school class who also have at least a 1200 SAT or 27 ACT will receive a renewable scholarship of $1,000.
- The top student at each South Carolina public high school, as ranked at the end of the junior year, is awarded a renewable $3,500 Clemson Scholars award. Clemson receives nominations from the schools for this scholarship.
Palmetto Pact Scholarship
- All students (except those already identified as Clemson Scholars) who enroll at Clemson and are awarded a Palmetto Fellows from the state of South Carolina will receive a renewable $2,500 scholarship from Clemson.
For more information visit Clemson University's Financial Aid web page.
(Referenced from Clemson University web site.)