Francis Marion University offer a number of scholarship opportunities in recognition of a student's academic achievements ranging from $1,000 to full tuition, room and board.
The Robert E. McNair Scholarship benefits:
- Full tuition, fees, book allowance, and room and board for the four years a student attends Francis Marion University.
- Opportunity to travel abroad during spring break of the freshman year.
- Opportunity to study abroad in one of our exchange student programs. McNair Scholars can choose to either study in Canada (science majors), England, France, Germany, or Ireland.
- Admission to the Francis Marion Honors Program. This includes the opportunity to travel on the yearly Honors trip held every Fall. Locations include New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
- Opportunity to participate in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City every spring.
- Register early for courses.
- Live in upgraded housing - McNair Scholars will live in the Forest Villas Apartments, the newest housing on campus. These furnished units contain four private bedrooms, two bathrooms, ,and shared living room and kitchen space.
- Attend Seminar/Speaker Series with distinguished speakers impacting South Carolina government and history, including former Governor Jim Hodges, the chair of the McNair Center Advisory Council.
- Experiential Learning Opportunities outside the classroom.
- Participation in public service activities further strengthen the local community.
- Be a South Carolina resident.
- Be a high school senior who has been admitted or have all admission materials sent to the University by the scholarship deadline - December 1, 2015
- Achieve a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Have a combined SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading and Math) or higher or have an ACT Composite Score of 24 or higher.
- Display a dedication to public service.
- Submit two original essays.
- Submit tow letters of recommendation.
To Apply: Visit FMU Robert E. McNair Scholarship page.
For more information contact:
Alissa Warters, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Director, Robert E. McNair Center for Research and Service
PO Box 100547
Florence, South Carolina 29502
(Referenced from FMU Scholarship page)