About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, an organization that is committed to access, affordability and quality in the state higher education through coordination, regulation, and oversight, as directed by the General Assembly.

The scholarship was established under the SC Education Lottery Act that is approved by the General Assembly in the year 2001. This is a merit-based scholarship program for students who are in a four-year program. This is the award provided only to the freshman attending the college.


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • There is no application required for this scholarship. The institution itself will assess students based on their academic performance and will notify students if they are eligible are not.

  • A student must provide verification to the institution that you are a South Carolina resident. In addition to this, official transcripts and scorecards must be submitted before the fixed date.

What is the scholarship amount and deadline?

The award amounts up to $2,800 (including a $300 book allowance) and is non-renewable. Half of the award is disbursed in the fall term and half in the spring term.

The total number of awards provided varies and depends on the applications received.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must complete their high school graduation to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • The applicant must not be a recipient of a LIFE Scholarship, Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, or Lottery Tuition Assistance.

  • A student must be a legal United States resident who is enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student.

  • A student must be good at their academics and maintain a grade point average of 3 out of 4 to avail the scholarship benefits.