University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships

General University Scholarships

As previously noted, these scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen. In order to be considered for one of these awards, you should apply for admissions early in your senior year and follow the application instructions provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you wish to be considered for the Stamps, Carolina or McNair Scholars awards, you must submit both an application for general University admissions and an Honors College/Top Scholars application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The deadline for both application is November 15. The Honors College/Top Scholars application can be accessed online as part of the general application to USC. You may receive only one General University Scholarship with the exception of the Lieber Scholars award and the USC STEM Supplement.

The information related to Admissions-based scholarships is subject to change without notification. Its purpose is to give you a broad overview of the various kinds of scholarships for which incoming freshmen may be eligible. It does not constitute an offer or an agreement. The requirements are general guidelines that are subject to change.

Actual award criteria are established annually based on the size and strength of the class and availability of scholarship funds. The university reserves the right to revoke or change the award terms due to actions such as, but not limited to, violation of the student code of conduct. Scholarship programs are subject to change due to financial constraints. For more information, please review the scholarship policies at