Endowed Scholarships


Endowed scholarships create a permanent fund. Contributions are invested to ensure the scholarship retains its value in perpetuity, and the scholarships created by the endowment are funded through the income generated by the endowment.

You may also choose to contribute to an existing scholarship fund that matches your passion.

Giving to USC Aiken impacts every student at the university. As a public comprehensive institution, our mission is to prepare students for success by challenging them to think critically and creatively, to communicate effectively, to learn independently, and to acquire breadth and depth of interdisciplinary knowledge.

Your gift contributes to student success and helps the University prepare them for careers in a diverse global environment.

Scholarships, program accounts, and endowed chairs are more than just dollars and cents. They are a way for donors to share their personal beliefs, characteristics, and aspirations with students, faculty and staff, and they are a way to give back to the university that gave so much to them.

For more information, contact the USC Aiken Advancement Office at advancementservices@usca.edu or 803-641-3448.

Scholarships are awarded by the USC Aiken Honors, Awards and Scholarship (HAS) Committee unless otherwise noted.

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Academy of Life Long Learning Program Endowment

This Award may be used for program enhancements including but not limited to the following: student and faculty travel, equipment, supplies, student assistantships, scholarships, technology and library support.

Aiken AMBUCS Endowed Scholarship
Selection criteria:

The scholarship shall be awarded to an Exercise Science major with a desire to work with the physically handicapped.

  • Exercise Science major
  • Entering student with 1000 SAT or greater (or equivalent entrance exam score) or continuing student with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study
  • Preference is given to candidates nominated by the AMBUCS to the HAS Committee provided that nominees satisfy the eligibility criteria

Aiken County Medical Society Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Recommendations must come from the School of Nursing Faculty
  • Degree-seeking student(s) majoring in nursing at USC Aiken in the BSN program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Preference given to those who have a stated career goal to remain in the Aiken County and seek employment with Aiken medical service providers after graduation

Aiken Jaycees Endowed Scholarship
Selection criteria:

This scholarship will benefit a worthy and academically talented student at USC Aiken (or incoming freshman from Aiken County) who has the appropriate academic average and SAT score.

  • Preference may be given to a student-athlete, however, academic record and financial need as established by the USC Aiken Scholarship Committee shall be adhered to. If a qualified athletic recipient is not available then Aiken County Academic criteria will be the priority determinant.
  • The person selected will manifest the ideals as set forth by the Jaycees organization.
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Aiken Partnership Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • Student with demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum predicted or actual 2.75-grade point average
  • The scholarship may be renewable if the student continues to meet the above criteria

Aiken Standard Journalism Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student or students majoring in journalism whose area of concentration is the news/editorial sequence and will be selected by the USC Aiken Journalism faculty to be interviewed and possibly selected by The Aiken Standard for a summer internship.

  • Preference will be given to a rising senior. The recipients of The Aiken Standard will be mutually agreed upon by the USC Aiken journalism faculty and The Aiken Standard.
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

 

Aiken Woman's Club Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • First priority will be given to a full or part-time non-traditional female USC Aiken student with at least a 3.0 GPA or 1000 SAT entrance score
  • A second scholarship may be offered to another full or part-time non-traditional female student at USC Aiken that meets the above criteria if the income allows

Pauline F. and Joseph C. Alexander Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Dr. Robert E. Alexander, Distinguished Chancellor Emeritus, in honor of his father and mother. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander had a love of learning and taught their family to value education. Upon Mrs. Alexander's death in  October 1995, the Alexander family established this scholarship fund to serve as a memorial to both Mr. and Mrs. Alexander, reflecting their values and commitment to education for young people.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on a combination of academic indicators; the high school grade point average computed on college prep courses, SAT or ACT scores and high school rank.

 

Robert and Leslie Alexander Program Endowment
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Alexander, Distinguished Chancellor Emeritus, in 2000. This program endowment was established to provide funds to enhance programs, scholarships and learning at the USC Aiken. 

This award may be used for program endowments including, but not limited to the following: student and faculty travel, equipment, supplies, student assistantships and scholarships. Requests for these awards will be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee of the Aiken Partnership.  

 

Robert and Vicki Allen Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Military veteran
  • Preference is given to recipient(s) with demonstrated financial need
  • The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient continues to demonstrate financial need
  • Must enroll full-time in a course of study

 

Rodney and Michael Allen Sociology Scholarship Fund

 

Alumni Endowed Legacy Scholarship
Selection criteria:

The recipient shall be a full-time, degree-seeking student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) holds a degree from a USC Aiken program and who is an active member of the USC Aiken Alumni Association.

Preference be given to freshmen applicants with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a first-come, first-serve basis. Continuing students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible. Recommendations shall be made by the Director of Alumni Relations.

Dean Alverson Endowed Fellowship in Graduate Studies in the Psychology Department Fund
The fellowship will be awarded by the Psychology Department to a rising second-year Master of Science in Psychology student who has demonstrated outstanding performance and potential for clinical and research activity. This fellowship is not renewable.

 

Marion and Virginia Duiker Program Endowment

 

American Association of University Women-Aiken Branch Endowed Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • The student or students who are or will be attending USC Aiken
  • Residents of Aiken County
  • Predicted or actual grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  • Full-time and part-time students are eligible to be considered for the scholarship(s).
  • Preference is given to students that are transferring from Aiken Technical College to USC Aiken
  • In order to receive this award, the student must have documented financial need. If the student continues to meet the criteria the scholarship may be renewable

Jeannine S. Angerman Memorial Biology Scholarship Endowment
Jeannine S. Angerman was a widely-respected authority in botany and ornithology. She founded the Aiken-Augusta Chapter of the National Audobon Society. Determined to expand her knowledge of botany, Ms. Angerman enrolled in classes at USC Aiken. This endowment was established by her family upon her death in 1989.

Selection criteria:

  • The recipient must be enrolled full-time at USC Aiken
  • Biology major with a demonstrated in botany or ornithology
  • The student will be at least a junior and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA

 

Professor David J. Anna Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund

 

Joan Warrick Arrington Memorial Scholarship
Randy Warrick established this endowment in honor of his mother, Joan Warrick Arrington (1930-1994). The scholarship provides funds to the USC Aiken Athletic Department. The recipient of the scholarship is expected to have the same qualities of its namesake. She was an honest, hardworking and caring person. She instilled in her sons the ideals of fair-play, following the rules and always giving your best.

Selection criteria:

  • Preference will be given to a female student-athlete
  • Incoming freshman must have a predicted GPA of 3.0. Continuing students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

 

Asian American Scholarship Endowment
This endowment will be awarded to a worthy degree-seeking student enrolled at least part-time in the School of Business Administration.

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BAE Systems Industrial Mathematics Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • The student must be majoring in Industrial Mathematics
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • The scholarship is non-renewable

Ken and JoAnn Baldwin Endowed Scholarship Fund in Biology

 

Dr. James R. Barham Program Endowment for Athletics

 

Elizabeth S. Bell Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference shall be given to a non-traditional female student, who attends USC Aiken full time
  • Rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference to students with demonstrated financial need

 

Robert M. Bell Bicentennial Scholarship
The scholarship was established by the Gregg-Graniteville Foundation in honor of Mr. Robert M. Bell. Mr. Bell was also a contributor to this fund.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking students
  • Available to residents of Aiken County
  • An entering freshman student must have a University predicted GPA of 2.50 or better; a sophomore, junior or senior must have an actual 2.50 GPA or better
  • Preference for this award is given to active members of the St. John United Methodist Church, Graniteville, South Carolina. If an active member of the St. John United Methodist Church does not apply for the scholarship or does not meet the GPA minimum, preference shall then be given to a resident of Graniteville, South Carolina who meets the requirements.

Alan F. Benton Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • This scholarship is restricted to major or area of study: Education, Exercise Science, BSN Nursing or Pre-Med.
  • If awarded to an entering student, the student must have at least a 1000 SAT or equivalent score on a nationally recognized test utilized in the admission decision.
  • A continuing student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 if awarded.
  • The scholarship is restricted to Aiken County Public High School graduates pursuing four-year degrees
  • If two or more persons satisfy the minimum requirements, preference shall be given to the applicant with the greatest financial need. As long as funds exceed $1,500 the selection committee may award more than one scholarship, with the stipulation that the minimum award must be at least $500.
  • The Aiken Partnership of the Foundation or its appointee(s) shall have authority to select the annual recipient based upon the above criteria.

 

Janie Hightower Key Book Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • Student whose heritage is underrepresented at USC Aiken
  • Preference to Math/Computer Science major
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Alexander R. Boulogne Memorial Chemistry Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must:

  • be a rising junior at USC Aiken
  • majoring in Chemistry
  • maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • receive a nomination from the USC Aiken Chemistry Faculty

Walter J. Bradley Memorial Scholarship
The Walter J. Bradley Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Bradley, by his family in 2002.

Selection criteria:

  • preference will be given to a student(s) with demonstrated financial need
  • recipient must be majoring in Exercise and Sports Science
  • the student must be a sophomore, junior or senior in order to be considered for this scholarship

John and Marlene Brantley Fund

 

Wade and Sylvia Brodie Endowed Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Brodie wanted to give a gift to USC Aiken because they have "enjoyed seeing it grow. It is a major asset to the city and area." They created the Wade and Sylvia Brodie Endowed Scholarship Fund as a way to assist USC Aiken students both now and forever.

Selection criteria:

  • Preference shall be given to full-time, undergraduate students in good standing.
  • Business majors
  • Student(s) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.9 or greater
  • The scholarship(s) may be renewable provided that student maintains a GPA of 2.9 or greater

 

Wayne P. Brousseau Memorial Tennis Scholarship
The Wayne P. Brousseau Memorial Tennis Scholarship was established by Randy Warrick, former USC Aiken Athletic Director and other donors to create a scholarship fund in memory of Mr. Brousseau.

Selection criteria:

  • based upon recommendations from the Director of Athletics
  • the scholarship shall be awarded to a member of the USC Aiken Men's Tennis team
  • student should be a rising sophomore, junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • If two or more students satisfy the minimum requirements, preference shall be given to the applicant with the greatest financial need.

Lewis E. and Marguerite T. Brown Scholarship
Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Brown in 1984 in partnership with Hutson-Etherredge-Brown-Ashhurst Insurance Company,  the scholarship was created to help fund the education of students with physical disabilities or limitations. Mrs. Brown had a special interest in the needs of the physically handicapped because she herself suffered from multiple sclerosis for many years.

Selection criteria:

  • student has a clearly stated career objective to work with the physically disabled*
  • recipient is a minority or a non-traditional student
  • recipient has demonstrated need

*The recipient may be in a discipline such as special education and planning to work with the physically disabled; the recipient may be in an allied health field planning to become a physical therapist, or the recipient may be in a nursing program with the intent to work with the physically disabled, however, the selection committee is not limited to these academic areas but rather with the intent of this guideline.

 

Harley Browning Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

Eulalie G. Busbee Memorial Math Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • preference shall be given to Aiken County residents or the state of South Carolina
  • the student(s) must be full-time at the Junior or Senior level
  • students must have demonstrated financial need
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. The scholarship may be renewable subject to the student maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Alexander Charles Bush English Endowed Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to English majors
  • Rising Junior or Senior
  • Active campus citizen
  • Renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA and is an undergraduate student at USC Aiken

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Frederick Carl Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Full-time student at USC Aiken and physical science major
  • Requires faculty recommendation

Harrie E. and Madeline H. Carpenter Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference shall be given to full-time, undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need from the State of South Carolina
  • Business Administration or Nursing major
  • Freshman candidates must have an entering SAT score of 1050 or its equivalent
  • The scholarship will be equally awarded for full tuition support when endowment reaches that level of funding
  • If the student maintains a cumulative 2.75 GPR the scholarship may provide support for up to eight semesters

Jessica Lynne Carpenter Memorial Scholarship
The Jessica Lynne Carpenter Memorial Scholarship was established in her by her family in 2000.

Selection criteria:

  • The recipient must be a full-time student who graduated from Aiken High School
  • entering freshman must have a University predicted GPA of 2.75. A sophomore, junior or senior must have an actual 2.75 GPA or better
  • Consideration may be given to the demonstrated financial need of the student

Doc Carr Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Available to a potential member of the USCA Men’s Basketball Program.
  • The scholarship is renewable.

 

William C. Casper Memorial Scholarship
The William C. Casper Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by the Aiken Partnership Board in memory of William C. Casper, USC Aiken's first Chancellor.

Selection criteria:

  • Recipient must be a full-time, degree-seeking student
  • Recipient must have demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum predicted or actual 2.75 GPA
  • The scholarship is renewable if the student continues to meet the above criteria

J.L.E. and Barbara B. Cheetham Visual and Performing Arts Program Endowment

 

Henry Y. Chou Memorial Tennis Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • be a member of the USC Aiken Tennis team.
  • maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • enroll full-time each semester in their program of study.
  • Requires recommendations from the Director of Athletics and/or the tennis team's head coach

Zane Christopher, Jr. SOBA Student Scholarly Achievement Award Endowed Fund

 

Javonte Clanton Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Student must be enrolled full-time and degree-seeking
  • Must be a member of the men's basketball team
  • Requires recommendations from the Director of Athletics in consultation with the Men's Basketball Coach

Samuel A. Cothran Journalism Scholarship
The Samuel A. Cothran Journalism Scholarship was established by The Aiken Standard in 1990 in honor of Sam Cothran, publisher of The Aiken Standard for more than 20 years. 

Selection criteria:

  • A junior at USC Aiken with a career objective to work in print journalism which includes all aspects of the newspaper industry
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA; however, upon the recommendation of the University Journalism faculty the student may have a GPA as low as 2.0
  • Requires recommendation by the donor with the assistance of the University Journalism faculty

Ben Cox Music Program
Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking student
  • Major in classical music preferably one who intend to perform
  • Scholarship funds may be used for study-abroad opportunities and instruction from any faculty member within the USC System
  • Requires recommendation from the Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department in consultation with the music faculty who work most closely with piano students

Todd and Bea Crawford Scholarship
The Todd and Bea Crawford Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Todd V. Crawford in 2000

Selection criteria:

  • Preference shall be given to a first generation student with demonstrated need
  • The student must be a graduate of Aiken County School District High Schools
  • Must be enrolled full-time at USC Aiken
  • If awarded to an incoming freshman, the student must have a University predicted GPA of 2.0 or better. The award may be renewable if the recipient maintains a 2.5 or better.
  • If a continuing student is awarded the scholarship, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • The award may be renewable if the recipient maintains a 2.5 or better.

Elise Curtis Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to Political Science majors
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

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James and Celest Dallas Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Student(s) must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Math/Computer Science or Industrial Math
  • Must have demonstrated financial need
  • Predicted or actual GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • The scholarship(s) is renewable providing the recipient(s) have demonstrated financial need, maintains a satisfactory GPA and remains enrolled at USC Aiken

Phebe Davidson Prize in Creative Writing
The Phebe Davidson Prize in Creative Writing was established in 2006 to honor the distinguished South Carolina poet Phebe Davidson. The prize will be offered to a student at USC Aiken whose work demonstrates superior achievement in creative writing.

 

Phyllis and Ron Davis Musical Theatre Endowment Fund

 

Dayco Corporation Scholarship

 

David L. Derrick Memorial Golf Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the USC Aiken Golf Team who exemplifies the love for golf and demonstrates the personal characteristics for success in life as reflected by David. L. Derrick.

Selection criteria:

  • If awarded to an entering student, the student must have at least a 1000 SAT or equivalent score on a nationally recognized test utilized in the admission decision
  • If awarded to a continuing student, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • In the event that there are no qualified applicants for the scholarship, the income will be returned to the principal account
  • Requires nomination by the USC Aiken Golf Coach

 

George and Esther Dickey Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • Recipient must have demonstrated financial need
  • Mimmum of 2.5 GPA or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Dr. Maggie Thurmond Dorsey Nursing Recruitment Endowed Scholarship Fund
It is the Donor's desire that the scholarship(s) be awarded in furtherance of the diversity mission and to enhance the multicultural diversity of the student population, with particular attention to underrepresented student populations who have been accepted for admission or are currently enrolled at USC Aiken.

Selection criteria:

  • full-time, degree-seeking student(s)
  • Nursing majors
  • It is the Donor's desire that the scholarship(s) be awarded in furtherance of the diversity mission and to enhance the multicultural diversity of the student population, with particular attention to underrepresented student populations who have been accepted for admission or are currently enrolled at USC Aiken
  • Requires recommendations from the USC Aiken School of Nursing faculty.
  • The scholarship(s) may be renewable if the student(s) continue to meet eligibility criteria

DSM Chemicals North America, Inc. Scholarship Fund


Marion and Virginia Duiker Program Endowment

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Gail and Reggie Ebner Engineering Program Endowed Fund

 

Edge Productions Graphic Design Program Endowment

 

Mabel Brodie Eisenhart Memorial Scholarship
The Mabel Brodie Eisenhart Scholarship fund was created from her estate by her nephew and his wife, Wade and Sissy Brodie. This endowed scholarship created a visible way for the family to remember Mabel. 

Selection criteria:

  • Entering full-time freshman students
  • Must meet the criteria to be designated as a Chancellor's Scholar
  • Special consideration will be given to awarding at least one scholarship to a freshman who plans to major in English.

John F. Elliott Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2001 by his wife, Anne, this scholarship is awarded to a history major in recognition of John's avid reading of historical books and periodicals. By establishing a history scholarship, Mrs. Elliott hoped to encourage future generations of students to become more aware of the past and its significance.

Selection criteria:

  • Declared history major
  • Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need
  • The recipient must be a continuing student in their junior or senior year with an actual GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

English Faculty Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • The recipient must be a worthy, continuing student majoring in English or Secondary Education/English
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Recommendations may be considered from the Chair of the English department

English Honor Society Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • The scholarship will be awarded by the Aiken Partnership Board or its designee
  • The recipient must be a worthy, continuing student in the Department of English
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Recommendations may be considered from the Chair of English Department

Etherredge Center Chancellor’s Discretionary Fund

 

Etherredge Center USC Aiken

 

Gertrude Smith Eubanks Chancellor’s Discretionary Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to academically talented Basketball players
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Thomas C. and Dorothy D. Evans Scholarship
The Thomas C. and Dorothy D. Evans Scholarship was established by Donna Burns, Collette Pickett, and Pamella Kolb in memory of their parents, Tom and Dot Evans.

Selection criteria:

  • Music Education major
  • Faculty recommendations shall be considered
  • Recipients will take an active role in presenting musical programs to service area schools as a member of the University Concert Choir, the Acapella Choir or other student musical groups (the recipient's responsibilities/activities might include assisting in repertoire selection, presenting a lecture, performing as a soloist, and interacting with students who are interested in pursuing fine arts at USC Aiken).
  • Preference shall be given to full-time, undergraduate students with documented financial need and who are majoring in Music Education
  • Candidates must be continuing students (sophomores, juniors or seniors) and have an actual GPA of 2.75 or better
  • The scholarship may be renewable subject to the student maintains satisfactory academic progress

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Nuita Feibelmann Scholarship for Theater-Technical Program
The Nuita Feibelmann Scholarship was established by David R. Feibleman in honor of Nuita Feibelman.

Selection criteria:

  • Fine Arts or BIS major with a concentration in theater with a preference for the technical aspects of theater production
  • Entering students must have at least an 1100 SAT or equivalent score on a nationally recognized test utilized in the admission decision
  • continuing students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Preference shall be given to scholarship candidates nominated by Department of Fine Arts, theater faculty, specifically including the technical director for the Etherredge Center

 

Dr. Sandra T. Field Vocal Endowed Scholarship Fund
This endowed Scholarship is restricted to degree-seeking choral students enrolled full-time at the University.

 

Thomas Patrick Ferriter Golf Endowed Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Recipient must be a member of the USC Aiken Golf Team
  • Recommendations will be made by the Coach of the USC Aiken Golf Team
  • This gift agreement may be modified in whole or in part in order to be in compliance with the rules and regulations of Peachbelt Conference (Division 2 NCAA), its successors and assigns, the USC Aiken Athletic Department and the University.

Findley Family Scholarship Endowment Fund
The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, degree-seeking student.

 

Vernon and Wava Ford Scholarship
The Vernon & Wava Ford Scholarship was established through a contribution by Vernon and Wava Ford from their estate. Mr. and Mrs. Ford contributed $1,000,000 for scholarships to the University. Their contribution represents the largest single gift for the scholarship fund in USC Aiken's history. 


Selection criteria:

  • academic merit
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

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Betty Miller Galardi Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Special Education major
  • Full-time student
  • Restricted to a Junior or Senior
  • Predicted or actual GPA of 3.0 or higher. Renewable with maintained GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

Stephen Gardner English Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • English major
  • A degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in the program of study
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Scholarship is renewable ifthe student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

Lonnie A. Garvin Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Olivia Garvin in honor of her late husband, Lonnie Garvin. 

Selection criteria:

  • resident of Aiken County, South Carolina
  • must be at least a junior with a GPA of 3.0
  • stated intent to study law

 

Johanna Gibbs Baketball Scholarship

The Johanna Gibbs Scholarship was established in 2001 in honor of Johanna Gibbs, the first women's basketball coach at USC Aiken.

Selection criteria:

  • Preference will be given to a student-athlete on the women's basketball team
  • GPA or predicted GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Recommendations from the Athletic Director and/or the women's basketball coach shall be considered
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship Fund

 

Golden Age Musical Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Minimum grade point average (or predicted GPA) of 3.0
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts; major with a music concentration or any other bachelor's degree with a minor in music
  • Register as a full-time student at USC Aiken
  • register for and participate in one ensemble each semester (this requirement may be waived at the discretion of the faculty of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.)
  • Auditions for this scholarship will follow the same guidelines as for music scholarships of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Display a significant interest and appreciation of American popular music (which may include music-theater and jazz)
  • The scholarship recipient will be involved in the study, practice or performance of popular music

 

Francis Gosnell Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference for this scholarship will be given to a member of the USC Aiken Baseball Team
  • Freshman must have a predicted University GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Continuing students must have an actual GPA of 2.0 or better

 

Geneva and Rod Grandy Student Assistance Program Endowment

 

Gregg-Graniteville Endowed Library Fund

 

Maureen E. Gruel Endowed Scholarship in the School of Nursing
Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, undergraduate enrolled in the School of Nursing
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Resident of South Carolina
  • This scholarship is not renewable and a different student with a GPA of 3.0 shall be selected each year

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Jean Dees Hall Endowed Nursing Program Fund

 

Lee Roy and Nan Blake Hallman Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
Established in honor of Lee Roy and Nan Blake by their son, Chancellor Emeritus Tom Hallman. 

Selection criteria:

  • full-time or part-time student(s) at USC Aiken
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing major
  • must be a sophomore with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • The USC Aiken Nursing Faculty Scholarship Committee will determine how many scholarships to offer based upon available income.
  • Final award recipients will be determined by the Faculty Scholarship Committee based on the recommendation of the Nursing Faculty Scholarship Committee 

Lisa Hallman Memorial Scholarship
The Lisa Hallman Memorial Scholarship was established by W. Edwin Hallman, Sr. and W. Edwin Hallman, Jr. in memory of Lisa Hallman.

Selections criteria:

  • Fine Arts major with a preference given to a student in piano
  • The recipient must have applied to USC Aiken with the intention of completing or be currently enrolled in a four-year degree program
  • Entering students must have at least a 1000 SAT or current equivalent score on a nationally recognized test. If the scholarship is awarded to a continuing student, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Preference for graduates of high schools in Aiken County
  • The USC Aiken Honors, Awards and Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipient

 

Thomas L. and Susan W. Hallman Endowed Program Development Fund

Joyce Harmon-Peters Studio Art Scholarship and Program Endowment
The Joyce Harmon-Peters Studio Art Scholarship and Program Endowment was created to support the study of ceramics within the Studio Art Program at USC Aiken and was established by Dr. and Mrs. Albert H. Peters.

Mary P. Harrington Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
The Mary P. Harrington Memorial Scholarship in Nursing was established by Mrs. Harrington in 1990.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time student in the School of Nursing at USC Aiken
  • Preference shall be given to a single parent with dependent children pursuing a career in nursing to support himself/herself and his/her children.
  • Priority shall be given to a student with financial need over academic standing although academic potential should be considered.
  • Selection of the recipient will be made by the scholarship committee from the School of Nursing who will make their recommendations to the appropriate University faculty scholarship committee.

Ann Harrison Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Student(s) with demonstrated financial need shall receive preference
  • Freshmen must have a predicted University GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Continuing students must have an actual GPA of 2.5 or better

 

Jack and Shirley Hasty Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund


Zoe Jones and Louis J. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Zoe Jones and Louis J. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by Norbert C. Golinski, Jr. 

Selection criteria:

  • the scholarship shall be awarded to a continuing student in the School of Nursing
  • minimum GPA or 2.75 or better.
  • non-traditional female (preferably over 35) with financial need that is seeking a BSN degree is preferred
  • Recommendations made by the appropriate School of Nursing faculty may be considered 

Harold and Arzella Henson Biology Program Endowment Fund

 

Trudy Henson Sociology Endowment Fund
The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, degree-seeking student who is majoring in sociology. Recommendations will be made by the Chair of the Sociology Department.

 

Roberto Hernandez Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Member of the USC Aiken Baseball Team
  • Entering students must have an SAT of 1,000 or greater or an equivalent score on a nationally recognized test utilized in the admission decision
  • A returning student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Recommendations from the Director of Athletics and the baseball coach shall be considered
  • This scholarship is renewable is the student maintains the above criteria

Richard and Mitzi Herold Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Entering freshman must have a University predicted GPA of 2.75 or better.
  • A sophomore, junior or senior must have an actual 2.75 GPA
  • Scholarships shall be awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students
  • Consideration may be given for the financial need of the student and given for campus and community activities of the students

 

Richard and Mitzi Herold Choral Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • degree-seeking choral student.
  • Requires recommendation from the Director of Choral Activities with approval for disbursement from the Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts

 

Howard S. Hilborn Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Degree-seeking full-time student
  • Preference to those majoring in scientific fields
  • demonstrated financial need
  • Scholarship is renewable

 

Thomas C. Hobbs Memorial Multicultural Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • The multicultural scholarship(s) provide support for students of underrepresented populations at USC Aiken
  • The recipient(s) may be enrolled full or part-time in their program of study
  • This scholarship is renewable

Dr. Sandra Hochel Communication Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • Preference for this scholarship shall be given to full-time, undergraduate students who are majoring in Communication
  • To be considered, students must have earned at least a 2.0 USC system GPA and at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester before the scholarship is awarded (minimum of 12 hours)
  • Preference shall also be given to juniors or seniors who are judged by the faculty as making a significant contribution to the classroom by enhancing the classroom climate and facilitating learning
  • The scholarship(s) may be renewed subject to the above conditions

Hofferth Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Thomas andSarah Hofstetter Music Education Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Recipient must be a full-time, degree-seeking student who is a Music Education major
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • This scholarship is renewable with a GPA of 2.75 or greater and continued financial need
  • Recommendations will be made by the faculty of the University Music Department

Frank Holmes Golf Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • The scholarship shall be awarded to a golf team member or incoming golf recruit
  • Requires recommendations from the Golf Coach and/or Athletic Director
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • This scholarship can be renewed based on the recommendations from the Golf Coach and/or the Director of Athletics providing that the student maintains satisfactory academic progress

W. Franklin Howard Golf Program Endowment

 

Trilby C. Huff Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference for this scholarship shall be given to a graduate of North Augusta High School or to a student who resides in North Augusta, South Carolina
  • If awarded to an entering student, the student must have at least a 1000 SAT or equivalent score on a nationally recognized test utilized in the admission decision.
  • If awarded to a continuing student, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. A student who has demonstrated a desire in the area of Public Service, with a career goal in pre-law shall be given preference.

Huffer Endowed Scholarship in Education Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Education major
  • Preference to recipient(s) with demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll each semester in the program of study
  • Scholarship is renewable if the student still has demonstrated financial need
  • The student must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher

Vonice B. Hughes Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • The recipient(s) of this scholarship shall be a full-time student at USC Aiken.
  • The student shall be at least a sophomore with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA or an entering freshman who has scored at least 1000 on the SAT or its equivalent.

Lois Jean McFadden Hunter Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund
The scholarship was established by Scott and Eleanor Hunter to keep the memory of Lois and her fine work alive. 

Selection criteria:

  • full-time, degree-seeking student(s) majoring in Nursing
  • recipient must be a junior or senior with a demonstrated drive for excellence
  • recommendations will be made by the Dean of the School of Nursing
  • this scholarship is renewable

 

Elizabeth Ann Hutchins Scholarship in Professional Nursing
Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • 3.0 GPA or greater
  • Preference to students with demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

 

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Harry and Hilare Inder Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • Restricted to degree-seeking student
  • Enrolled full-time in the program of study
  • Scholarship is renewable provided that student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

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Joseph Jiunnies Memorial Athletic Scholarship

The Joseph Jiunnies Memorial Athletic Scholarship was established by the children of Joe and Georgena Jiunnies with the intention of supporting athletic scholarships at USC Aiken. 

Selection criteria:

  • Preference to student-athlete
  • Actual or predicted GPA in range of 2.5 to 3.5
  • Order of preference: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Golf
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

Mr. and Mrs. B. Henderson Johnson, Jr. Fund

 

Barry H. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference to student-athlete
  • Further preference to Baseball player majoring in Exercise and Sports Science
  • Entering student with 1000 SAT or equivalent or continuing student with cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

Jerry R. Johnson Bicentennial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Engineering major
  • Aiken County resident
  • Freshman with predicted University GPA of 2.75 or greater or Sophomore, Junior or Senior with 2.75 GPA or greater
  • demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

H. Mac Johnston Leadership Award
Selection criteria:

  • Rising Senior
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA or greater
  • Dynamic leadership involvement in one or more USC Aiken student organizations and/or community
  • Demonstrated good citizenship
  • An essay is  required
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Linda W. Johnston Nursing Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • Active member of USC Aiken Student Nurses Association
  • GPA consistent with progression in Nursing program
  • Completed or enrolled in at least one semester of BSN clinical coursework
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Margaret Simonson Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Preference is given to those who attended a high school in the Aiken County Public School District
  • Preference is given to those with demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time in the program of study
  • Scholarships are renewable providing student continues to demonstrate financial need and maintains a satisfactory academic progress (GPA of 2.75 or greater)

Lila K. Joyner Memorial Nursing Scholarship
The Lila K. Joyner Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by Mr. Sutton Joyner in memory of his wife, Lila K. Joyner.

Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

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Donald M. and Leona G. Kaber Scholarship Endowment

  • Worthy degree-seeking student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll at least half-time each semester in the program of study

 

Donald M. and Leona G. Kaber School of Nursing Program Endowment

 

Kaplan Award for Excellence in Expository Writing Fund
The Kaplan Award for Excellence in Writing was established in honor of Virginia Kaplan, a retired English professor at USC Aiken.

Earl F. Kauffman Memorial Lectureship Fund

 

Dr. James F. Kauffman Baseball Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

George and Jean Kierspe Studio Art Program Endowment

 

George and Jean Kierspe Wellness Center Program Endowment

 

Susan Jane Kiger Memorial Scholarship

 

Geoffrey and Arlene King Art Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • declared concentration or major in Art
  • Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors
  • 3.0 GPA in the previous academic year
  • demonstrated financial need
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

Geoffrey and Arlene King Music Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • declared concentration or major in Music
  • sophomores, juniors or seniors
  • 3.0 GPA in previous academic year
  • demonstrated financial need
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

Geoffrey and Arlene King Theatre Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Seymore H. Knox Memorial Endowment
The Seymore H. Knox Memorial Endowment was established by The Seymore H. Knox Foundation, Inc. to support the visual arts at USC Aiken through scholarships, art acquisitions, or exhibits.

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William K. Laughlin Memorial Scholarship
The William K. Laughlin Scholarship Fund was established in 1980 by Mrs. Cynthia P. Laughlin in honor of her husband, Mr. William K. Laughlin.

Selection criteria:

  • Unrestricted. Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

Ernestine B. Law Journalism Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference shall be given to full-time, undergraduate students with documented financial need and who are majoring in Communication
  • Freshman candidates must have a USC Aiken predicted GPA of 2.75 or better and continuing students must have an actual cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better
  • The scholarship may be renewable for eight semesters if the students maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater

Patsy Granger Lewellyn School of Business Service Award Endowment Fund

 

Kay Lawrence Memorial Scholarship in Journalism
The Kay Lawrence Memorial Journalism Scholarship was established by Kay Lawrence who had a newspaper background of more than twenty years. She was the author of Heroes, Horses, and High Society.

Selection criteria:

  • A journalism major in news/editorial sequence of journalism
  • Rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior. 2.5 GPR or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

R.K. and Bobby Leaphart Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

Anne W. and Robert M. Lewis Recruiter Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Unrestricted scholarship
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Dr. Jerry Lewis Chemistry Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to Chemistry or Nursing major
  • Entering student with at least a 1000 SAT or equivalent or continuing student with cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

 

Miles and Ann Loadholt Scholarship
The Miles and Ann Loadholt Scholarship was established by Miles and Ann Loadholt to create scholarships to assist students who, based on past performance, have demonstrated leadership characteristics and skills that will benefit the state and region. Miles Loadholt is on the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees.

Selection criteria:

  • Preference to Barnwell County residents or graduates from Barnwell County high schools
  • Entering freshmen with predicted GPA of 3.0 or greater or continuing students with actual GPA of 3.0
  • Effort is made to award a scholarship to each class rank
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

Eleanor J. Lockhart Endowment for the USC Aiken School of Nursing

 

Eugene M. and Eleanor J. Lockhart Science Equipment Fund

 

William C. Lott Family Scholarship
The William C. Lott Family Scholarship was established by William C. and D'Arcy Reeves Lott in 1987 in honor of the William C. Lott Family. 

Selection criteria:

  • rising sophomore, junior or senior.
  • demonstrated most improved ability to write and speak the English language clearly, convincingly and concisely
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

Dorcey Lybrand Americanism Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Essay required
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in a declared program of study

 

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Dr. and Mrs. A.P. Majors Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to students with demonstrated financial need and those not otherwise eligible for other academic scholarships.
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

 

Dr. I. W. Marine Geology Program Endowment Fund

 

Dr. I. W. Marine Memorial Geology Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • geology major or interdisciplinary studies major with a concentration in geology
  • rising junior or senior
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

Charles Thomas Marsh Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • political science, biology, English or education major
  • sophomore, junior or senior
  • cumulative GPR of 2.5 or greater
  • demonstrated financial need
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

Dr. William H. Marsh Faculty Teaching Excellence Endowment

 

Dr. William H. Marsh Scholarship Endowment Fund
Selection criteria:

  • business major
  • junior enrolled full-time with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • scholarship is non-renewable

 

Sam Marsh Memorial Golf Scholarship
The Sam Marsh Memorial Golf Scholarship was established in memory of Sam Marsh, the golf pro at Houdslake Country Club. Sam Marsh was known as one of the best golf teachers in the state. His brothers and his friends at Houndslake Country Club combined his love for young people and his love of golf by establishing this scholarship.

Selection criteria:

  • member of USC Aiken Golf Team
  • Entering student with at least 1000 SAT or equivalent or continuing student with cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

Dr. Alfred L. Marston Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry Fund

 

Kathleen Marston Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Fund
Selection criteria:

  • nursing major
  • fegree-seeking student enrolled full-time in the program of study
  • preference given to those with demonstrated financial need
  • scholarship is renewable when student continues to meet criteria.

 

Deidre Martin Endowed Leadership Scholarship in Communication Fund

 

Mona Martin Endowed Freshman Writing Award Program Fund 

 

JoAnn Maurice Nursing Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • preference shall be given to a Nursing major
  • demonstrated financial need
  • must enroll in the program of study full-time
  • scholarship is non-renewable.

 

Thomas F. Maurice Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship
The Thomas F. Maurice Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship was established in 1997 to honor Mr. Thomas F. Maurice of Aiken.

Selection criteria:

  • preference to students with stated interest in interdisciplinary studies or fine arts
  • entering student with 1100 SAT or greater or its equivalent or continuing student with cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

Rosamond Durban McDuffie Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Dawn Bee McFadden Plumley Memorial Scholarship in Nursing 
Selection criteria:

  • nursing major
  • rising junior or senior
  • preference to cumulative 3.0 GPA or greater
  • preference to students who plan to work in hospitals in Aiken County
  • must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Dr. H. M. McLure Memorial Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • declared pre-medicine
  • junior or senior
  • cumulative 3.0 GPA or greater
  • preference to demonstrated financial need
  • must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

J. P. McNair Memorial Banking Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Students with interest in Banking or related field
  • Priority to SC residents preferably Aiken and Edgefield Counties
  • Strong consideration of average academic record with extracurricular involvement
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference to Freshmen
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

James DeVore McNair Leadership Program Endowment

 

Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund

 

Daniel and Eleanor Miller Music Program Fund

 

Jill S. Miller Nursing Scholarship
The Jill S. Miller Nursing Scholarship was established by Mr. Alan B. Miller in honor of his wife, Jill Stein Miller, to establish a living legacy in her name for nursing students in the field of oncology. 

Selection criteria:

  • Nursing Major
  • Advanced student with expressed interest or experience and intention of working in Oncology
  • Rising Junior or Senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

William K. Miller Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • One scholarship shall be awarded to team member of the Men's Baseball Team and one to a team member of Women's Softball Team
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Steven D. and Merle P. Millham Memorial Scholarship
The Steven D. and Merle P. Millham Memorial Scholarship was established by Julia E. Millham in honor of her husband, Merle Millham and her son, Steven D. Millham.

Selection criteria:

  • Continuing student with cumulative 3.0 GPR or greater or entering freshman with 1000 SAT or greater (or equivalent)
  • Preference to demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Nancy Eller Mowry Scholarship in English
Selection criteria:

  • English major
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • 3.0 GPA or greater
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Aubin Mura Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Fund
The Aubin Mura Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Fund was established by the family of Aubin Mura in his memory and the remembrance of his loving spirit and kindness. This scholarship is awarded to a nursing student and member of the community who demonstrates strong character, commitment to knowledge, kind heartedness and a love for their community as reflected by its namesake.

 

June H. Murff Endowed Humanities Scholarship Fund

Selection criteria:

  • Communications, English, Fine Arts, History, Political Science or Sociology majors
  • Must have a cumulative or predicted GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Preference is given to those with demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time in the program of study.

 

Kathryn Murphy Endowed Men’s Golf Program Fund

 

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Sammie Napier Business Management Scholarship Fund
The Sammie Napier Business Management Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Sammie Napier by the Gregg-Graniteville Foundation

Selection criteria:

  • Business Management major
  • Aiken County resident
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Freshman with predicted University GPA of 2.5 or greater or Sophomore, Junior or Senior with actual 2.5 GPA or greater.
  • Gregg Scholarship recipients not eligible
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Donald A. Norton Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Student studying Accounting, Auditing or Computer Technology
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Aiken County resident
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the specified program of study

 

Jerry W. Norton Memorial Scholarship in History
The Jerry W. Norton Memorial Scholarship was established in his memory by his family after his death in 1991.

Selection criteria:

  • history major
  • rising Junior or Senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • preference to a student who demonstrates a strong interest in the history of southern US, in particular, South Carolina
  • demonstrated to financial need
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

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Walter F. O'Connell Memorial Scholarship
The Walter J. Bradley Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Bradley, by his family as a memorial in 2002.

Selection criteria:

  • preference will be given to a student(s) with demonstrated financial need
  • exercise and Sports Science majors
  • student must be a sophomore, junior or senior in order to be considered for this scholarship

 

James L. and Mary W. Oswald Endowment for the USC Aiken English Department Writer’s Series

 

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Luther W. Parnell Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • College of Sciences major
  • Freshman with predicted University GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • or Sophomore, Junior or Senior with actual 2.75 GPA or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Luther W. Parnell Tennis Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Member of USCA Tennis Team
  • Freshman with predicted University 2.75 GPA or greater
  • or continuing student with 2.75 GPA or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Vicki Ann Parrot Circle K Endowment Scholarship
The Vicki Ann Parrot Circle K Endowment Scholarship was established by Bill Rhoden, 1977 USC Aiken alum, in memory of his former classmate. Mr. Rhoden and Ms. Parrot were members of Circle K while they were students at USC Aiken. 

Selection criteria:

  • scholarship is given to full-time, undergraduate students who are members of the USC Aiken Circle K Club and are in good standing with emphasis on the student's involvement in school and community service
  • recommendation will come from the Circle K Advisor
  • recipient(s) must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • scholarship is renewable subject to the student maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Endowment Fund

 

Robert E. and Amelia K. Penland Scholarship Fund

 

Lew Perkins Basketball Scholarship
The Lew Perkins Basketball Scholarship was established by the USC Aiken Athletic Department in honor of Lew Perkins. Perkins became the University's first athletic director in 1969 when he was only 24. 

Selection criteria:

  • Preference to Men's Basketball Team member
  • Actual or predicted GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Doris L. Peters Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • Preference to female students
  • Preference to Junior or Senior students and full-time graduate program students
  • Preference to financial need. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in a program of study

Joyce Harmon Peters Studio Art Scholarship and Program Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • Students showing proficiency and progress in study of ceramics
  • Recipient must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Dewey Smith Petticrew Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • Junior or Senior students 
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPR or greater
  • Shall be a student with demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll at least part-time each semester in the program of study

 

Josephine Armstrong Phillips Memorial Nursing Scholarship
The Josephine Armstrong Phillips Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in 1983 by Ms. Jo Witson, a former Nursing faculty member at USC Aiken, in honor of her mother, Ms. Josephine Armstrong Phillips. Josephine Armstrong Phillips was an honor graduate of the nursing class at USC Aiken in 1973.

Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • Married student
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Preference to residents of Allendale, Hampton, and Barnwell Counties
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Vicki Elaine Phillips Memorial Scholarship
The Vicki Elaine Phillips Memorial Scholarship was established by her father Mr. Dene Phillips. 

Selection criteria:

  • USC Aiken Cheerleader
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Phillips Family Mathematical Sciences Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Hettie Maddox Pickett Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • Recipient shall be a sophomore, Junior or Senior. Cumulative 2.5 GPA or greater. Preference to financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

 

Pike/DeLisser Nursing Program Endowment Fund

 

Dawn Bee McFadden Plumley Memorial Scholarship in Nursing 

Dr. Blanche Premo-Hopkins Humanities Endowed Faculty Support Fund

 

Anna Jo Przybysz Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • endowed Scholarship
  • nursing major making consistent progress toward BSN degree
  • college GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • at least part-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

Lewis and Elizabeth Purvis Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

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E. Preston Rahe, Jr. and Jerry Ann Rahe Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • business major
  • junior or senior
  • cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater.
  • scholarship is non-renewable.
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

E. Preston Rahe, Jr. and Jerry Ann Rahe Choral Program Endowment

 

James A. and Pauline Smith Randall Scholarship
The James and Pauline Smith Randall Scholarship was established by Mr. James Randall in honor of his late wife, Pauline Smith Randall, in partnership with the Gregg-Graniteville Foundation. 

Selection criteria:

  • Entering student with at least 900 SAT or continuing student with cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Preference to active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Graniteville
  • demonstrated financial need
  • Gregg Scholarship recipients not eligible
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

The Annie Reagan Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Krista Marie Reeves Memorial Scholarship
The Krista Marie Reeves Memorial Scholarship was established by Paul and Barbara Reeves in memory of their daughter, Krista, after her death in 1995. This scholarship was designed to help average students realize their educational goals.

Selection criteria:

  • Entering student with 900 SAT or equivalent
  • predicted University GPA between 2.0 and 2.9 or continuing student with cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 2.9
  • Preference to Aiken High or Midland Valley High graduates
  • Preference to a first-generation college student
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Arthur D. and Dora J. Rich Endowment Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Must have demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Edward and Jeannine M. Rich Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • 2.75 GPA or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

  

Dr. John Stanley Rich Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • English or Secondary Education English major
  • Preference is given to male students
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours each semester)
  • The scholarship is renewable if recipient maintains GPA of 3.0 or higher

Dorothy Richey Cultural Series Program Endowment

 

Margaret Riedell Children's Literature Scholarship Endowment Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Elementary Education major
  • Must be accepted into the Professional Program
  • Must have excelled in the children’s literature course
  • Must enroll full-time in the program of study

Blanche King Rutland Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference to Secondary Education major with a History concentration
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater or SAT of 850 or greater
  • Preference to a student with demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Leroy Rutland Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • Must be actively involved in community service as determined by School of Nursing faculty
  • Preference to demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Coach Bobby Roberts Men's Basketball Program Endowed Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to Men's Basketball Team member
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Roberts-Brown Athletic Program Endowment

 

Sandy Rogers and Scotty Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

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Emma Salley Education Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Education major
  • Preference to students from Salley, SC area
  • Preference to students with demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Julian B. Salley, Jr. Pickens-Salley House Fund

 

Boyd Saunders Endowed Art Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Visual and Performing Arts majors
  • Preference to demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Savannah River Company

 

Second Life Scholarship Fund

 

Jason Sheppard Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Selection criteria:

  • Preference given to an Aiken County resident
  • majoring in Exercise Science
  • Student must be the child of a law enforcement officer or active duty law enforcement officer who is attending USC Aiken as a full-time or part-time student.
  • demonstrated financial need

 

Glenn Shumpert Scholarship Fund

 

Judge Charles E. Simons, Jr. Endowment

 

Dr. Ellen Lott Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • English or English Education major
  • Competitive essay required
  • Must have completed at least 12 credit hours at USC Aiken
  • Preference to a non-traditional student in good academic standing
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

J. Roland Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

South Boundary Endowed Scholarship in Music
Selection criteria:

  • Music Education or Fine Arts major or minor
  • Must be a member of the university’s choral program
  • Must be enrolled full-time in the program of study
  • Limited to sophomores, juniors or seniors
  • Student must have demonstrated financial need
  • Predicted or actual GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Preference given to students from the Central Savannah River Area.
  • Scholarship is renewable for one additional year.

 

Southern Bank and Trust Faculty Scholarship Excellence Endowment Fund
Annual award given to a School of Business Administration faculty member to recognize research excellence

 

Southern Bank and Trust School of Business Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Business major
  • Degree-seeking student with predicted or actual GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must enroll full-time in the program of study
  • Scholarship is renewable provided that student has demonstrated financial need, maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and is enrolled at USC Aiken as an undergraduate majoring in business.

 

Claude F. Stokes Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPR or greater
  • Shall be of good character
  • A student can receive this scholarship for only one academic year
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

James Maldon and Lucile Suther Sprawls Nursing Scholarship
The James Maldon and Lucile Suther Sprawls Nursing Scholarship was established in Lucile Suther Sprawls' honor by her husband, Mr. J.M. Sprawls and her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. Jack and Dr. Mary Ann S. Rogers. 

Selection criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • Preference to Aiken County resident
  • practicing nurse reentering academia for BSN
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Endowment for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fund

 

Jason and Tiffany Stapleton Student Leadership Program Endowment

 

Stewart Entrepreneurship Center Fund

 

Barbara Rogers Stinson Endowed Music Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • A student in a Music program with preference to students with interest in choral performance or conducting choral ensembles.
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

 

Clyde F. Strom Memorial Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference shall be given, but not confined to, a student residing in Graniteville, Vaucluse or Warrenville, South Carolina
  • Gregg Scholarship recipients not eligible
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Donald P. Sumner History Program Endowment

 

Swint Foundation Scholarship

 

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Bertie Shellhouse Taylor Endowed Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference to Nursing major.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Must demonstrate character and integrity
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

Dr. Maggie Thurmond Dorsey Nursing Recruitment Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Robert P. Timmerman Bicentennial Scholarship
The scholarship was established in 2001 by the Gregg-Graniteville Foundation in honor of Mr. Robert P. Timmerman, who also contributed to this fund.

Selection criteria:

  • Aiken County resident
  • Preference to financial need
  • Freshman with predicted GPA of 2.75 or greater or Sophomore, Junior or Senior with actual 2.75 GPA or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Steven Andrew Tolson Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship was established in 1988 by Al and Maggie Moyer in honor of Mrs. Moyer's son Steven Tolson. 

Selection criteria:

  • rising Junior or Senior
  • cumulative 2.5 GPR or greater
  • preference to demonstrated financial need
  • must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Leonard D. and Norma C. Toner Endowed Scholarship Fund

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a military veteran
  • Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need with a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Must enroll full-time in the program of study

Betty M. Toole History Scholarship Endowment Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Preference for History major
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Doris Morgan Toole Scholarship Endowment Fund

 

Toole USC Aiken Chancellor’s Discretionary Fund 

 

Emilie A. Towler Psychology Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to Psychology majors
  • Second-semester Sophomore, Junior or a first-semester Senior
  • GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Oscar A. Towler Math Scholarship
The Oscar A. Towler Math Scholarship Endowment was established by Oscar A. and Emilie A. Towler in 1999 to provide scholarships at USC Aiken.

Selection criteria:

  • Mathematical Sciences major
  • Second-semester Sophomore or Junior or first-semester Senior
  • GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Town and Country Club Scholarship
The Town and Country Club Scholarship was established in 1989 as a Student Loan Fund by the Town and Country Club. Prior to this gift, the Town and Country Club had provided college loan funds to students in the Aiken area. In 2002, the endowment became a scholarship fund.

Selection criteria:

  • Aiken County residents
  • Recipient must be of good character and academic standing or potential
  • Preference to freshmen with predicted GPA between 2.25 and 2.99 or continuing students with actual GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Preference may be given to students with demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

The William H. and Sandra E. Tucker Endowment Fund

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Martha E. Unkel Memorial Education Scholarship
The Martha E. Unkel Memorial Education Scholarship was established through the last will and testament of Mrs. Martha E. Unkel. 

Selection criteria:

  • Early Childhood Education major
  • Available to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

United Defense Industrial Mathematics Scholarship

 

USC Aiken Alumni Association Selection criteria:
Selection criteria:

  • Full-time student. Sophomore, Junior, or Senior. Cumulative grade point average of 2.75: Be actively involved in at least one student organization.

 

USC Aiken Alumni Endowed Legacy Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Parent(s), Grandparent(s) or legal guardian(s) must be alumni of USC Aiken and be current members of the USC Aiken Alumni Association.
  • Full-time students. Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.   If entering freshmen, student must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.75. College transfers and current students must have a collegiate cumulative GPA of 2.75

 

USC Aiken Art Program Endowment Fund

 

USC Aiken Asian American Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Worthy degree-seeking student. Documented financial need. Must enroll at least part-time each. semester in the program of study.

 

USC Aiken Biology Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

USC Aiken Chemistry Department Endowment

 

USC Aiken English Department Endowment

 

USC Aiken English Faculty Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • English or Secondary Education/English major. GPA of 3.0 or greater. Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

 

USC Aiken English Honor Society Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • English major. Continuing student with GPA of 3.0 or greater. Preference to active member of the English Honor Society. Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

 

USC Aiken International Student Scholarship Fund

 

USC Aiken Natatorium Fund

 

USC Aiken Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Preference to Business major. Cumulative 3.0 GPR or greater. Preference to financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

 

USC Aiken School of Business Administration Retired Faculty Scholarship Endowment Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Must be accepted into the school of Business Administration. Junior or senior student. Preference given to students with a demonstrated financial need.

 

USCA School of Business Administration Program Endowment

 

USC Aiken Student Nurses Association Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • nursing major
  • cumulative 2.75 GPA or greater.
  • successful completion of ANRS201 or its equivalent
  • active member of the USC Aiken Students Nurses Association
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

USC Aiken Writing Room Program Endowment

 

Joseph T. and Mary H. Usher Music Program Endowment

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Valentini-Partners in Friendship Endowed Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • fine arts major preferred
  • overall GPA of 3.0
  • rising juniors or rising seniors would be candidates for the scholarship to be used toward a semester or summer of study at a college/university in Italy
  • be in good-standing with the university and community at large
  • an essay not to exceed three pages focusing on the value of study in Italy 
  • applicants must have strong USC Aiken faculty recommendations

 

The Austin Van Zile Engineering Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • engineering or pre-engineering major
  • degree-seeking student (full-time or part-time)
  • resident of Aiken or Aiken County
  • scholarship is renewable and based on financial need

 

Arthur and Vivian Verenes Scholarship

 

Stathy J. Verenes Memorial Scholarship
This endowed memorial was established by Ann M. Verenes, Arthur Verenesk James L. Verenes, and Hugh L. Verenes as a means investing in the education of business students. The Scholarship is in memory of Stathy J. Verenes, the brother of Arthur Verenes, husband of Ann Verenes and father of James and Hugh Verenes.

Selection criteria:

  • student-athletes preferred
  • entering freshman with predicted GPA of 2.75 or continuing student with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Preference may be given to Business major
  • full-time enrollment each semester in the program of study

 

T. J. Voss/C. E. Wilson Communication Endowed Scholarship Fund

Selection criteria:

  • Communication major
  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in the program of study
  • Must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Scholarship is non-renewable.

 

Edward I. Vought Program Endowment

 

Niren, Urmila and Jaya Vyas Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was established in 1991 by Dr. and Mrs. Niren Vyas in honor of his parents.

Selection criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Preference to a Junior or Senior in the School of Business
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

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Dr. Richard M. and June F. Wallace Memorial Chemistry Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Chemistry or Physics major
  • Rising Junior or Senior
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Washington Group International Creative Writing Endowment

 

Washington Group International/Washington

 

Walter/Johnston Memorial Nursing Scholarship
The Walter/Johnston Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by Linda Walter Johnston in 1990.

Douglas R. "Randy" Warrick Endowed Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • One scholarship is awarded to a baseball player per recommendations from baseball coach or the Director of Athletics
  • Second scholarship is awarded to a returning athlete with the highest GPA
  • These scholarships are non-renewable

 

Julia Thurlow Watson Endowment for the Academy of Lifelong Learning

 

Julia Thurlow Watson Endowment for the Senior Wellness Program

 

Robert K. and Janet M. Weaver Science Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Science major
  • Must be a freshman with a predicted GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Must enroll in the program of study full-time.
  • Scholarship is renewable for three years if the student continues at USC Aiken as a science major and maintains a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Florence S. Weil Program Endowment

 

Max Werner Memorial Engineering Scholarship
The Max Werner Memorial Engineering Scholarship was established by the Wyatt Development Company, Inc. in memory of Max Werner. 

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference to student with stated interest in Civil Engineering
  • Entering student with 1100 SAT or equivalent or continuing student with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study.

Chris Whitlaw Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Selection criteria:

  • Journalism major
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPR or greater
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

Warren and Jo Whitson Music Endowment Fund

 

Almena Preacher Woodward Memorial Scholarship In Nursing
Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to Nursing majors
  • Preference to a student who participates in campus and community activities.
  • An incoming student with predicted GPA of 2.5 or greater or a continuing student with cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Must enroll at least part-time each semester in the program of study

Kim Wood Woeber Endowed Scholarship Fund
Selection criteria:

  • Exercise and Sports Science major
  • Must be enrolled full-time in the program of study
  • Must be a rising Junior or Senior with a GPA of 3.0 or greater

Women's Life Care Center Scholarship Fund

 

Elita Hyde Woolsey Nursing Scholarship

Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to Nursing majors
  • Freshman
  • Chancellor's scholarship criteria apply
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

Rev. and Mrs. H. E. Wyatt Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Weldon Wyatt in honor of The Reverend and Mrs. H. E. Wyatt.

 

Wyatt Development Company Scholarship
The Wyatt Development Company Scholarship was established in 1998 by Weldon E. Wyatt. 

Selection criteria:

  • Worthy degree-seeking student
  • Preference given to the children of employees of Wyatt Development Company and associated or affiliated companies
  • Must enroll at least half-time each semester in the program of study.

 

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Dr. Samuel Zwerling Memorial Nursing Scholarship 
Selection criteria:

  • Restricted to Nursing majors
  • Sophomore
  • 3.0 GPA or greater
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in the program of study

 

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