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Program Details

Power:Ed grants

Sponsor: SC Student Loan Corporation
Internal Deadline: 12/06/2023
Institutional Submission Limit: 2
Sponsor Deadline: 01/01/2024
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This program particularly seeks projects in one of 3 focus areas, but accepts applications that target any education challenge.

Focus areas include:
   - Supporting low-income, minority, and first-generation students
   - Improving access to college and degree completion
   - Creating pathways to quality workforce opportunities

Grant details: Applicants may request $25,000 to $100,000. Power:Ed grants must be used for the benefit of South Carolina residents and students (middle school through adulthood).

Please note timeline/funding cycle & application limitations: Power:Ed operates on 4 deadlines per year: January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Award decisions are made by Power:Ed within 45 days following those dates. Finalists for awards may be asked to present their project before a final award decision can be made.

*Submitting organizations may have only 1 active grant at a time. Therefore, once USC receives an award, we are not eligible until the active award ends (3 year grant period). This page will be updated each cycle with USC's eligibility status (whether or not applications can be submitted and, if applicable, a new internal deadline).

For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Jennifer McCormack in Corporate & Foundation Relations at

Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Offices of the Vice President for Research and Corporate and Foundation Relations.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, email a two-page project abstract, include at top the project title, PI, and list of key collaborators, as well as a 2-3 page CV/biosketch for the PI (SCiENcv preferred) by 5pm on the INTERNAL DEADLINE above to Julie Morris at

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