Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship program administered by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The scholarship must be applied directly toward the cost of attendance, less any other gift aid received. Palmetto Fellows may be supported for a maximum of eight full-time semesters of study toward the first bachelor's degree at a participating four-year institution in South Carolina.


  • Recognize the most academically talented high school seniors in SC;
  • Encourage academically talented students to attend college in the State; and
  • Retain talented minority students who might otherwise pursue studies outside the State. 

Please be aware that the information provided here is subject to change by the SC Legislature or the SC Commission on Higher Education. You may view guidelines for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program at