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Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to be recognized for your hard work and help make your education more affordable. 

Apply for Scholarships

All accepted, readmitted and current students can apply for scholarships. You can find applications  at your high school guidance office or the USCU Student Affairs Office.

First year college students will be evaluated on

  • high school grade point average
  • class rank
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • rigor of academic program
  • scholarship criteria

All other student (continuing, transfer and readmit) scholarships will be evaluated based on

  • college grade point average
  • cumulative hours earned
  • scholarship criteria

 

Deadlines

The scholarship deadline is May 15. Scholarship applications should arrive in the USCU Financial Aid Office be post-marked by February 1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

 

Notifications

Scholarship recipients will be evaluated and selected by the USCU Financial Affairs Committee. Every applicant will be notified committee results by mail, no later than mid-June.

 

Available Scholarships and Awards

The University reserves the right to make changes to the scholarship program based upon donor participation and availability of funds. When you fill out a scholarship application at your high school guidance office or at  USCU Student Affairs Office, you'll be automatically considered for all the following scholarships.

Scholarship Description
Alverson Scholarship Awarded annually to a new or continuing USCU student.
B.P.O. DOES Drove #148 Awarded annually to one male and one female who are new incoming freshman.
Burchill Richardson  Awarded annually to freshman or continuing students with academic merit.
Clara Bell Harvey Awarded annually to a student of good character and has a grade point average of no less than a 2.5.
Commencement Speaker Awarded annually in honor of the commencement speaker. This award is based on outstanding academic performance in high school or college.
Edna & Mildred Hope Awarded annually to an incoming or returning USCU student.
Eleanora & Henry Richardson Awarded annually to a freshman or continuing student who is a resident of Union County and has community service and academic merit.
Elizabeth Barrett & David H. Whitener  Awarded annually to an incoming student on the basis of academic merit.
Ellis & Maie From Awarded annually to a student from the Union service area with no less than a 2.50 GPA.
Graham Family Awarded annually to a new freshman with academic merit.
Israel & Bertha From Awarded annually to an incoming freshman from Union High School in the top 10% of their senior class.
Jack & Nonie Flynn Awarded annually to a USCU student based on student academics.
Laurens County Future Scholarship For a Laurens County resident.
Michael J. Mungo Awarded annually to a student with academic merit.
Newton  Awarded annually to an incoming or continuing student based on academic need.
Palmetto Bank Awarded annually to two students from Laurens County attending either USCU or USCU at Laurens.
Paul Jeter Awarded annually to an incoming or continuing student majoring in education.
Sallie Crocker Garner Awarded annually to a Union County Resident with academic merit.
Switzer-Wise Awarded annually to second year USCU students who are Union County residents and have academic merit.
T.D. Truluck  Awarded annually to a Union County resident who is attending USCU full time.
Union County Tuition Scholarship For a Union County resident.
Union Jaycees Awarded annually to an incoming freshmen with academic excellence, community service and involved in extracurricular activities while in high school.
Union Mental Health  Awarded annually to a USCU student with an interest in the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Preference will be given to a student accepted into the BAIS Program or a continuing USCU student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
USCU Faculty & Staff Scholarship Awarded annually to an incoming undergraduate student on the basis of high school record and college board scores.
USCU Partnership Scholarship Awarded annually to top academic students.
USUC First Responder Scholarship For a first responder.
Virgil Randolph Hawkins Awarded annually to a Union County Resident with academic merit and community service.
William J. Whitener Awarded annually to an incoming freshman on the basis of academic merit.
William J. and Martha Whitener Awarded annually to incoming freshman based on academic merit.
George Washington Vaughan Preference to students from Whitmire, then preference from elsewhere in Newberry or Union Counties.
Irwin & Heidi From Awarded to a student from Union County.
Dawn & Bill Taylor Awarded to a student in the USCU Palmetto College program, BLS or BOL with 3.0 or higher GPA.
Dr. Denise Shaw First priority is a declared English major.
Dr. Gilbert S. Guinn Awarded to a student based on strong academic merit.
Dr. John T. Wright Awarded to a new or incoming student with major or minor in the humanities.
Union/Laurens CHE Awarded to good academic students
June & Wilbur Smith Awarded to a student with 3.0 GPA or higher and education major.
DL Scurry Awarded to a student with strong academic performance.