USC Aiken Scholarships


The University of South Carolina Aiken Scholarships are established through the generosity of individuals, organizations and the University community. These scholarships are designed to recognize qualities of leadership, merit and academic performance and to assist students in achieving their educational goals.  

Incoming freshmen are considered for University Merit Awards. These awards vary in amount and can be renewed for an additional one to three years as long as the minimum requirements are maintained. Awards are based upon several factors which include high school grades, difficulty of curriculum, standardized test scores, and enrollment priorities of the University. A student must submit the application for admission to USC Aiken by December 1st for priority consideration for these awards and by February 1st for final consideration. There is no separate scholarship application. The number of awards and the amount of funding is limited, and the awarding process is highly competitive.

USC Aiken Transfer Student Scholarships
USC Aiken has established a limited number of scholarships to be awarded to transfer students who have previously demonstrated superior academic performance. Information can be obtained by contacting the Transfer Counselor in the USC Aiken Office of Admissions at 803-641-3366.

All other University scholarships are awarded to both entering freshmen and upperclassmen. These awards vary in amount, and each have special criteria set up by the donor such as a certain residency, major, or career interest. The selection process is very competitive; not all students who meet eligibility criteria will receive a scholarship.

There is no application requirement for consideration for these scholarships.

For a list of USC Aiken scholarships with basic information about eligibility criteria, click here to visit the Office of Advancement website.

Other Scholarships With Requirements

The following scholarships have additional requirements :

School of Nursing Honors, Awards, and Scholarships Application

Students who have been accepted into USC Aiken's clinical nursing program must complete a web-based School of Nursing scholarship application by February 1st in order to be considered for scholarships designated for nursing students. This form is available online on the School of Nursing website from early December through February 1st. For additional information, contact Kathy Simmons at 803-641-3392 or kathers@usca.edu.

Application Form for the School of Nursing Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Fine Arts Scholarship

Students majoring in fine arts should contact the USC Aiken Department of Visual and Performing Arts for any additional requirements for fine arts scholarships.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Students who have parents or grandparents who are alumni of USC Aiken are eligible to apply for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. The deadline for applications is April 1st. For additional information, contact Randy Duckett at 803-641-3480 or at RandyD@usca.edu.

Application Form for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Alumni Student Involvement Scholarship

Students who are actively involved in campus organizations are eligible to apply for the Alumni Student Involvement Scholarship. It is not necessary to have a parent or grandparent who are USC Aiken alumni. The deadline for applications is April 1st. For additional information, contact Randy Duckett at 803-641-3480 or at RandyD@usca.edu.

Application Form for the Alumni Student Involvement Scholarship

Inclusion Advisory Council's Leadership Scholarship

Students who show commitment to diversity are eligible to apply for the Inclusion Advisory Council's Leadership Scholarship. The deadline for applications is April 1st. For additional information, contact Ahmed Samaha at 803-641-3411 or at AhmedS@usca.edu.

Application Form for the Inclusion Advisory Council’s Leadership Scholarship