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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Scholarship Policy Overview

Questions should be directed to Cindy Peachey at cpeachey@mailbox.sc.edu, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.      

  • award renewable for six (6) semesters beyond the first year
  • full-time enrollment required
  • if student graduates early, the University allows students to use remaining eligibility for graduate study at UofSC if enrolling in the next Fall semester; however your scholarship provider/donor may have some requirements to do this – please check with a Scholar Programs advisor
  • renewal requirement of 3.00 UofSC system GPA (only work at UofSC)
  • grades are checked following the Spring Semester; students who fall below the required GPA are sent a suspension email and must attend summer school at UofSC in order to regain a 3.00 UofSC system GPA by the end of summer
  • students who do not regain the UofSC system GPA have their scholarships terminated and may appeal to the Student Financial Aid Committee if the student has extenuating circumstances
  • students are required to write a donor thank you note annually; Class of 2023 and subsequent classes must complete notes before Thanksgiving Break or will lose their scholarship for the next academic year and all consecutive years (see the Stamps, Carolina, McNair, 1801, and Horseshoe Scholars Award Agreement)
  • can use the scholarship for National Student Exchange Plan A (fees paid to host school) or Plan B (fees paid to UofSC)
  • can use the scholarship for UofSC sponsored study abroad and in most instances, non-UofSC sponsored study abroad programs (there are some restrictions with non-UofSC programs) 
  • award renewable for six (6) semesters beyond the first year
  • full-time enrollment required
  • if student graduates early, can use remaining eligibility for graduate study at UofSC if enrolling in the next Fall semester
  • renewal requirement of 3.00 UofSC system GPA (only work at UofSC)
  • grades are checked following the Spring Semester; students who fall below the required GPA are sent a suspension email and must attend summer school at UofSC in order to regain a 3.00 UofSC system GPA by the end of summer
  • students who do not regain the UofSC system GPA have their scholarships reduced to $500 if sponsored by UofSC
  • students who do not regain the UofSC system GPA and have their scholarships reduced, may appeal to the Student Financial Aid Committee if the student has extenuating circumstances
  • can use the scholarship for National Student Exchange Plan A (fees paid to host school) or Plan B (fees paid to UofSC)
  • can use the scholarship for UofSC sponsored study abroad and in most instances, non-UofSC sponsored study abroad programs (there are some restrictions with non-UofSC programs).  National Merit Corporation must authorize any use of funds for study abroad programs.
  • renewable for six (6) semesters beyond the first year 
  • full-time enrollment required
  • eligibility ceases once student earns bachelors degree
  • renewal requirement of 3.00 UofSC system GPA (only work at UofSC)
  • must earn 30 credit hours per year (fall, spring, summer). cannot include hours earned from AP, CLEP, exams or exempted classes.
  • Science and math majors may be eligible to receive an additional $2500 per year starting in the sophomore year provided that the student earns 14 hours in math, science or a combination of both during their freshman year.  For details on the Palmetto Fellows Enhancement and the 14 hour requirement, please visit www.sc.edu/financialaid 
  • summer is a grace period to raise GPA/increase hours earned; GPA problems must be resolved by attending summer school at UofSC, hours earned deficits may be resolved by attendance at any institution
  • students who fall below either standard have their scholarship terminated and must appeal to Commission on Higher Education if the student has extenuating circumstances
  • can use the scholarship for National Student Exchange Plan A (fees paid to host school) or Plan B (fees paid to UofSC)
  • can use the scholarship for UofSC sponsored study abroad and in most instances non-UofSC sponsored study abroad programs (there are some restrictions with non-UofSC programs) 
  • in the unlikely event you earn 180 credit hours at the end of your junior year, please know you will be contacted by Financial Aid and Scholarships to complete Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form to have your Palmetto Fellows award renewed for your senior year.
  • renewable for six (6) semesters beyond the first year 
  • full-time enrollment required
  • eligibility ceases once student earns bachelors degree
  • renewal requirement of 3.00 LIFE GPA 
  • must earn an average of 30 credit hours per year
    • rising sophomores must have 30 hours earned
    • o   rising juniors must have 60 hours earned
    • o   rising seniors must have 90 hours earned
  • Science and math majors may be eligible to receive an additional $2500 per year starting in the sophomore year provided that the student earns 14 hours in math, science or a combination of both during their freshman year.  For details on the LIFE Scholarship Enhancement and the 14 hour requirement, please visit www.sc.edu/financialaid 
  • summer is a grace period to raise GPA/increase hours earned; GPA problems and hours earned deficits may be resolved by attendance at any institution
  • students who fall below either standard can appeal to Commission on Higher Education if the student has extenuating circumstances
  • can use the scholarship for National Student Exchange Plan A (fees paid to host school) or Plan B (fees paid to UofSC)
  • can use the scholarship for UofSC sponsored study abroad and in most instances  non-UofSC sponsored study abroad programs (there are some restrictions with non-UofSC programs) 

 

 


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