Stamps Scholars, Carolina Scholars, Hamilton Scholars ***
These ar ether most prestigious awards bestowed on South Carolina residents. Students should have a strong academic record and are a leader in their high school and community. To apply for these awards you must submit both a USC application and a Top Scholars application supplement to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Deadline is November 15, 2017.
- Up to $20,000
- Enrichment fund: $10,000
- 4 year value: $90,000
Carolina Scholars Award
- Up to $15,000
- 4 year value: $60,000
Hamilton Scholars Award:
- Up to $10,000
- 4 year value: $40,000
This award is for students who are National Merit Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. Annual value of up to $10,000.
Alumni Scholars Award ***
Sponsored by the Carolina Alumni Association, these awards signify outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, talent and service. Annual value of this award is $8,000. To apply for this award you must submit both a USC application and Top Scholars application supplement to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by November 15, 2017.
Trustee's Endowment Scholars Award ***
This award is for an incoming freshman student who is academically talented or who demonstrates financial need. Annual value of this award is $5,000.
Valedictorian Scholars Award ***
This award is solely based on class rank. Rank is determined at the end of the junior year or later. Annual value up to $3,000.
Dean's Scholars Award ***
This award recognizes high achieving students. If you are named a Palmetto Fellows Scholar by the Commission on Higher Education, you will automatically qualify for the Dean's Scholars Award. Annual value up to $3,000.
University Scholars Award ***
This is for entering freshmen. Recipients of this award had an average SAT scores of 1353 (ACT of 28) and an average high school GPA of 3.99. Annual value of $2,000.
Presidential Scholars Award
This award is for students who have been named a Palmetto Fellow. Annual value of $1,000.
Thornwell Scholars Award ***
In 2017, recipients of this award had an average SAT score of 1261 (ACT score of 26) and an average weighted high school GPA of 4.25. Annual value of $500.
USC STEM Supplement
This award is for students pursuing degrees in science, math, technology and engineering fields (STEM). It is a one time award only for the freshman year. The supplement is awarded to all Palmetto Fellows who enroll in a STEM eligible major. Annual value of $3,300.