SC HOPE Scholarship

The SC HOPE Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship created for eligible students attending a four-year SC institution who do not qualify for the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. The program was established under the SC Education Lottery Act approved by the General Assembly in 2001. The scholarship is awarded during the freshman year of attendance only. Funding for the program is dependent upon the annual proceeds generated by the SC Education Lottery.

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Additional Information
You may access further, more detailed information on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education website at

You may also contact the Scholarship Program Coordinator in the USC Aiken Office of Financial Aid if you have further questions or if you need additional information.

Please be aware that the information provided here is subject to change by the SC Legislature or the SC Commission on Higher Education.