Our Scholarship is:

Available to All Eligible Students

For High School and College Students

For All Degrees and Majors

Simple — No Essay Requirements

When Can I Apply?

We are accepting applications.
Learn more about our deadlines.


What Does the Scholarship Cover?

Learn what the scholarship covers and use our calculator to estimate your award amount.



If you answer yes to all of these questions, then you might be eligible for our scholarship.


1. Do you live in one of these South Carolina counties?

  • Allendale
  • Barnwell
  • Charleston
  • Clarendon
  • Darlington
  • Dillon
  • Florence
  • Jasper
  • Lee
  • Marion
  • Marlboro
  • Williamsburg

2. Will you graduate from a public or charter school?

Review accepted high schools.

Private high school graduates do not qualify.

Graduate of the state’s Governor’s Schools qualify if they previously attended an eligible high school.

3. Will you receive a LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship?

You will if you meet two out of the three requirements:

  • Graduate with a 3.0 GPA
  • Rank in the top 30 percent of your graduating class
  • Have a 1100 SAT score or a 22 ACT score

4. Did you complete the FAFSA and receive a Federal Pell Grant?

Sign in to your Federal Studie Aid account to check your FAFSA Submission Summary.

Students who earn any Federal Pell Grant are eligible.

5. Will you attend an eligible college or university as a full-time student?

  • Anderson University
  • Bob Jones University
  • Claflin University
  • Clemson University
  • College of Charleston
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia International University
  • Converse University
  • Furman University
  • Newberry College
  • North Greenville University
  • Presbyterian College
  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • The Citadel
  • University of South Carolina – Columbia
  • Winthrop University
  • Wofford College



Eligible High Schools

  • Academic Magnet High School
  • Allegro Charter School of Music
  • Allendale-Fairfax High School
  • Baptist Hill High School
  • Barnwell High School
  • Blackville Hilda High School
  • Burke High School
  • Charleston Charter for Math and Science
  • Charleston County School of the Arts
  • Darlington High School
  • Dillon High School
  • Early College High School
  • East Clarendon High School
  • Greg Mathis Charter High School
  • Hannah-Pamplico High School
  • Hardeeville Junior & Senior High School
  • Hartsville Senior High School
  • Hemingway High School
  • J Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet
  • James Island Charter High School
  • Johnsonville High School
  • Kingstree Senior High School
  • Lake City High School
  • Lake View High School
  • Lamar High School
  • Latta High School
  • Lee Central High School
  • Lowcountry Leadership Charter School
  • Lucy Garrett Beckham High School
  • Manning High School
  • Marion High School
  • Marlboro County High School
  • Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology
  • Military Magnet Academy
  • Mullins High School
  • North Charleston High School
  • Oceanside Collegiate Academy
  • Palmetto Scholars Academy
  • Pee Dee Math, Science & Technology Academy
  • Polaris Tech Charter School
  • R.B. Stall High School
  • Ridgeland Secondary Academy of Excellence
  • Royal Oaks Academy of the Arts and Sciences Charter School
  • Scotts Branch High School
  • South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics*
  • South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities*
  • South Florence High School
  • St. John’s High School
  • Wando High School
  • West Ashley High School
  • West Florence High School
  • Williston-Elko High School
  • Wilson High School

* Must have attended an eligible high school prior to Governor’s School

When Can I Apply?

This month’s deadline is:
Jan. 19, 2024Review All Monthly Deadlines


What Does the Scholarship Cover?

Learn what the scholarship covers and use our calculator to estimate your award amount.