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Scholarships

The University of South Carolina Sumter awards scholarships to freshmen, continuing, transfer, and part-time students based on their academic potential and achievement. All students receiving scholarships must be accepted for admission as degree seeking students.

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To apply for a scholarship, you can download an application [pdf] or obtain one from the USC Sumter Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Veterans Affairs. 

 

Available Scholarships

When you fill out the USC Sumter Scholarship Application, you're applying for these available scholarships: 

Scholarship Description Keywords
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Access & Equity Scholarship Grant determines restrictions. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Veterans Affairs for more information.  
Porter H. Adams, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a student in any discipline who is a U.S. citizen, with preference given to S.C. residents.  
Swamp Fox Chapter/AFA Boeing Aerospace Scholarship Must be awarded to an active-duty member or veteran of the U.S. Air Force or to a legal dependent of such a person.  
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarship Must be awarded to an African-American student majoring in education with a GPA of 2.50 or higher, preferably female; if no eligible applicant, then awarded to any African-American applicant.  

American Legion Post 15 Sumter County Fair Scholarship

Must be awarded to a Sumter County resident and dependent of a member of the American Legion or a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces  
Father William Atkinson Scholarship Must be awarded to a student majoring in social work, psychology, physical/occupational therapy, art therapy, or education.  
Henry D. Barnett Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a Sumter County resident who has dyslexia or a sight or learning disability; if no eligible applicant, then awarded to a Sumter County resident.  
Ethel Burnett Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a student who is majoring in education or an allied health field, is a resident of Sumter County, maintains a GPA of at least 2.50, and demonstrates financial need.  
Eleida Nexsen Burrows Scholarship Must be awarded to a student majoring in nursing.  
Carolina Coca-Cola Bottling Company Scholarship Must be awarded to a student majoring in education.  
Alivia Burrows Davids Scholarship Must be awarded to a nontraditional student majoring in secondary education in mathematics; in no eligible applicant, then awarded to a secondary education major, or a mathematics or physical education major.  
William & Martha DuBose Scholarship First preference is given to a student majoring in English or journalism.  
Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship Must be awarded to a student living in the FTC service area of Clarendon, lower Florence, Lee, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties whose parents or guardians are members of the Farmers Telephone Cooperative.  
Eola Georgia Hoerner Fienning Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a Sumter County resident who has submitted an application for financial assistance.  
Clifton C. Goodwin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a Sumter County resident who has submitted an application for financial assistance.  
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Graham Scholarship Must be awarded to a student majoring in nursing, preferably to a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree.  
Janette Barnes Guiler Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a student majoring in nursing.  
Fred A. “Larry” Lawrence Memorial Scholarship First preference is given to a part-time student.  
Ross S. McKenzie Scholarship Must be awarded to a student who desires a liberal arts education balanced with courses in science and business.  
Mental Health Association of Sumter County Scholarshi Must be awarded to a Sumter County resident who is planning to pursue a career in a mental health field (through psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, or another related field) and who is planning to return to work in Sumter County for at least one year following graduation.  
Andrew W. Muller Scholarshi Must be awarded to a graduate of Sumter School District Two.  
E. Whilden Nettles, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Must be a Sumter County Resident.  
Dorothy K. Olsen Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a Sumter County resident.  
Hubert Graham Osteen Scholarship Must be awarded to a graduate of a Clarendon, Lee, or Sumter county high school majoring in journalism or to a student majoring in English, history, or computer science.  
Progress Energy Scholarship Must be awarded to a student majoring in education.  
William and Julia Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a student seeking a nursing degree.  
Rotary Club of Sumter Scholarship All course work must be taken at USC Sumter or Shaw AFB.  
Rotary Club of Sumter Sunrise Scholarship Must be awarded to a student who is very active in the community, with an emphasis on volunteering; otherwise, to any eligible applicant.  
Madge G. and Raymon Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a Sumter County resident.  

Mr.& Mrs. Laurens W. Floyd, Jr. Clemson at Sumter Heritage Scholarship

First preference to a student who indicates that he/she plans to transfer to Clemson University.  
Joe Singleton Company, Inc. Scholarship Must be awarded to a freshman who is a Sumter County resident.  
A.T. & Jessie T. Sublette Memorial Scholarship Must be awarded to a student majoring in nursing, premedicine, or other health-related fields.  
Sumter Lions Club Scholar Must be awarded to a student who is sight or hearing impaired or to a student majoring in special education for the sight or hearing impaired; if no eligible applicant, then awarded to any student.  
USC Sumter Commencement Speaker Scholarship Must be awarded to a USC Sumter student; if recipient changes campuses after receipt, they become ineligible; amount is in-state, full-time tuition at USC Sumter.  
USC Sumter Partnership Part-Time Scholarship Must be awarded to students enrolled in at least six credit hours and no more than 11 credit hours.  
Verizon Foundation Scholarship Must be awarded to a minority student.  
Williams-Brice-Edwards Scholarship Must be awarded to a Sumter County resident.  

 

The following scholarships do not specify area of study or category of student:

  • American Legion Post 15 Scholarship
  • Arthur S. Bahnmuller Scholarship
  • Bank of America, N. A. Scholarship
  • Bishoff Scholarship
  • John M. Brabham, Sr. Memorial/Black River Electric Cooperative Scholarship
  • G. Weber Bryan Scholarship
  • Roger Dale Bullard Memorial Scholarship
  • Albert L. & Nina O. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship
  • Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Covington Scholarship
  • Judith L. Croskey Scholarship
  • Mr. & Mrs. Curt Edens, Jr. Scholarship
  • ESE Marketing Scholarship
  • Danny R. Geddings Memorial Scholarship
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gupton Scholarship
  • O. D. Harvin Scholarship
  • Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Hatfield Memorial Scholarship
  • Kiwanis Club of Sumter Scholarship
  • Linda Ann Epperhart Lawrence Memorial Scholarship
  • Sara Davis McLendon Memorial Scholarship
  • NBSC-Lucile McKiever Memorial Scholarship
  • Progress Energy-Sumter-Dean’s Scholarship
  • Rotary Club of Sumter Palmetto Scholarship
  • SAFE Federal Credit Union Bicentennial Scholarship
  • Rosa A. Schwartz Scholarship
  • D. L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship
  • Mr. & Mrs. R. Glen Sharp Scholarship
  • Sumter County Education Association - Retired
  • Sumter Optimist Club Scholarship
  • Sumter Industrial Association Scholarship
  • Dan E. Turbeville, Jr. Scholarship
  • USC Sumter Alumni Association Scholarship
  • USC Sumter Alumni Association “Big Wednesday” Scholarship
  • USC Sumter Teacher of the Year Scholarship
  • Wachovia Bank Scholarship
  • Wilson MacEwen & Company Scholarship