Scholarship Opportunities


Annual Scholarships

Annual scholarships reflect a donor’s commitment to support a scholarship for a specific number of years and choose the criteria in which recipients are chosen.

Scholarships at the USC Aiken are awarded through the Financial Aid Office. There is no scholarship application process and all eligible students are considered for the available scholarships; but not all eligible students will receive a scholarship due to funding limitations.

The following list of scholarships provides basic information on eligibility criteria which may be subject to change over time. Scholarships are awarded based on funding being available from the donor or endowment.

Endowed scholarships may be found here.

For more information on USC Aiken's scholarship process, contact the Financial Aid Office at 803-641-3476 or stuaid@usca.edu.


Academy for Lifelong Learning Retention Scholarship

  • Previously eligible for LIFE Scholarship but did not retain due to GPA requirement.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 to 2.99
  • The student must enroll full-time each semester in a program of study.

 

Academy for Lifelong Learning Scholarship

  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Must enroll full-time each semester in a program of study.

 

Aiken Artist Guild Art Scholarship Fund

  • Student must be a full-time senior student majoring in Art

 

Aiken Coca-Cola Dean's Scholarship

  • Freshman with predicted GPA of 3.0 or greater. Preference to underrepresented groups in order to promote diversity among the student body. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Aiken County Historical Society Scholarship

  • History major. 2.5 cumulative GPA or greater. Preference to financial need. Aiken County resident. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Aiken County Medical Alliance Scholarship

  • Nursing major. GPA of 3.0 or greater. Must have documented financial need. Must enroll full time each semester in your program of study.

 

Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship

  • Freshman. Resident of a household being provided electric service by Aiken Electric Cooperative. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Aiken Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society Scholarship

  • Interest in Geology. Academic merit as determined by Biology/Geology Department faculty. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Aiken Jaycees Scholarship

  • Worthy or academically talented student or incoming freshman. Aiken County resident. Preference may be given to student athlete. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of stud

 

Aiken Kiwanis Club Scholarship

  • Non-Endowed Scholarship
  • Actively involved in USCA Circle K International Club. Preference to a student with 2.5 GPA or greater. Preference to Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Aiken Mid-Day Lions Club Scholarship Fund

  • A student must be enrolled full-time and majoring in Nursing. Junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Legal resident of the United States.

 

Air 1st Aviation Companies Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority/Kappa Upsilon Omega Scholarship

  • Member of Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Demonstrated financial need. 2.8 cumulative GPR or greater. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

American Association of University Women Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Freshman, female. Aiken County resident. Chancellor's Scholarship criteria. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, CSRA Section Scholarship

  • Preference to Mechanical Engineering major. Overall GPA of 3.2 or greater and/or 3.0 GPA in core engineering courses. Preference to a student involved in extracurricular activities. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship

  • Business major. An active member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

BUNTY LLC - Engineered Solutions Scholarship

  • Business major. Preference to a minority student. Rising Junior or Senior. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater. Preference shall be given to students with financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Carl Carr Memorial/NCMA Scholarship

  • Rising Junior or Senior. GPA of 3.0 or greater. Pursuing a degree in business administration, law, political science, public administration, logistics, purchasing, production management or materials management. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Cecelia A. Reynolds International Scholarship Fund

  • Students who will study abroad in one of USCA's organized study programs and/or international students at USCA. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Clyde & Hazel West Memorial Scholarship

  • Nursing Major. Must enroll full-time in your program of study. Non-renewable.

 

Connie Vivolo Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Must be enrolled full-time. Aiken County resident eligible to participate in the USC Aiken School of Business Administration Study Abroad Program

 

D. L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship

  • Financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

David Lee McLaughlin Scholarship

  • Theatre major. An active member of University Theatre program. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Delta Chapter Scholarship

  • Education major. 2.5 GPA or greater. Rising Junior or Senior. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Digna Ochoa Scholarship Fund

  • Full-time, degree-seeking student.
  • A minority student.
  • Preference given to South Carolina high school graduates.

 

Dr. Charmaine Wilson Scholarship Fund

  • Communications major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Dr. Maggie Thurmond Dorsey Nursing Recruitment Scholarship

  • Nursing major. To be awarded in furtherance of the diversity mission and to enhance the multi-cultural diversity of the student population with particular attention to underrepresented student populations. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Dr. Trudy K. Henson Sociology Scholarship Fund

  • Sociology major. Must be enrolled full-time.

 

DSM Chemicals North America, Inc. Scholarship

  • Chemistry or Math/Computer Science major. Rising Junior or Senior. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Elizabeth M. Teague Scholarship

  • Female. "B" average. Preference to Humanities major. Aiken County resident. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

EnergySolutions Science Recruiters Scholarship Fund

  • Science major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Equine Scholarship in Business

  • Business major with concentration in Management. Preference to CSRA residents. Preference to previous experience in equine industry. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Eulalie Salley & Company Women in Business Scholarship Fund

  • Business major. Must be a continuing student in the School of Business with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Preference given to females.

 

Evan Lane Staten Band Scholarship

  • Music Education major. Wind or percussion player. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Determined by audition in Spring. Preference to trumpet players or percussionists in upper levels of music study. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Floyd & Green Jewelers Scholarship Fund

  • Graduate of an Aiken County high school with a B average or higher or homeschooled with the same average. Preference given to those with financial need. Scholarship is renewable.

 

Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum & Carolyn Miles Memorial Scholarship

  • Preference given to a student interested in Southern History, Historical Preservation or Conservation. Must be a sophomore or higher majoring in history. Scholarship is non-renewable. Must have documented financial need.

 

Garcia International Scholarship Fund

  • International student. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

George and Esther Dickey Scholarship

  • Financial need. 2.5 GPA or greater. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Georgia Carolina NCMA Carl Carr Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Business, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Logisitics, Purchasing, Production Management or Materials Management Major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study. GPA of 3.0 or better.

 

Gillam & Associates Dean's Scholarship

  • Preference shall be given to a student with an actual or a predicted GPA of 3.0. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

GlaxoSmithKline Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Chancellor's Scholarship criteria. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Glenn Shumpert Scholarship Fund

  • Preference given to student with financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

H. James Dallas Family Scholarship

  • Financial need. Business, Math/Computer Science or Industrial Math major. Predicted University GPA or actual cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Harley Browning Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Based on a recommendation by the Coordinator of Disabilities Service Department to a student with disability. This scholarship is non-renewable.

 

Harold Henson Scholarship

  • Biology major. Preference for demonstrated financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Harry Frederick Kirkland Music Scholarship Fund

  • Band or Choral student in the Music Department. Student must have a cumulative or predicted GPA of 2.75 or greater. Preference given to those with financial need. Scholarship is non-renewable.

 

Helen Naylor Music Scholarship

  • Fine Arts major specializing in Music or Music Education major with Voice as their instrument. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Henry Tyler Chapter of National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Scholarship

  • History major. Preference given to student with demonstrated financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study. Scholarship may be renewable if student continues to meet criteria for award.

 

Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major. 2.5 GPA or greater. Aiken County resident. Enrolled in last year of nursing program. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Irene Y. Curtis Multicultural Scholarship Fund

  • Education major. Must enroll full-time in your program of study. Scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient(s) maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and in enrolled at USCA.

 

John & Jean Chase Choral Music Education Scholarship Fund

  • Choral Music Education major. Preference given to student with demonstrated financial need.

 

Joye Cottage Scholarship

  • Music Education major. Preference to a student with choral or vocal emphasis. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

June H. Murff Endowed Humanities Scholarship Fund

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

 

Kathleen Marston Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Fund

  • Nursing major. Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of study. Preference given to those with financial need. Scholarship is renewable when student continues to meet criteria.

 

Lionel and Dot Smith Scholarship

  • Preference to demonstrated financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Louise Boatwright/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major. 2.5 GPA or greater. Aiken County resident. Enrolled in last year of Nursing Program. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Love of Learning Scholarship

  • Degree-seeking student who is of Hispanic heritage. Preference for financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Martha Suhrer/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major. 2.5 GPA or greater. Aiken County resident. Enrolled in last year of Nursing program. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Maurice Williams Memorial/Home Builders Association Scholarship

  • Worthy student wishing to pursuing a career in any facet of the building industry (building, banking, sales, insurance, etc.). Preference should be given if possible to the children, grandchildren or employees of the Home Builders Association of Aiken County. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund

  • Must be a Midland valley student, who enrolls full-time at USCA after one semester with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must enroll in the subsequent semester full-time. Scholarship is non-renewable.

 

National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century-Henry Tyler Chapter Scholarship

  • Female History major. Demonstrated financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Norfolk Southern Scholarship Fund

  • Midland Valley High School graduate. Must enroll in your program of study-full time. Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need.

 

Pauline F. and Joseph C. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

  • Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients based on a combination of academic indicators. High School GPA computed on college prep courses, SAT or ACT scores and high school rank.

 

P.E.O. Scholarship

  • Academic achievement. Student who is entering their junior or senior year. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Pacer Times Staff Scholarship

  • Member of Pacer Times student newspaper staff. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Phyllis Woodzell/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major. 2.5 GPA or greater. Aiken County resident. Enrolled in last year of Nursing program. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Prude McCord-Ioneene Huggins Memorial Education Scholarship

  • Female Education major. Junior. Preference to academically outstanding student. Aiken County resident. Documented financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

R.K. and Bobby Leaphart Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Business major. Degree-seeking enrolled full-time in your program of study. Must be accepted into the USCA School of Business Administration. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated involvement on campus in at least one student organization and a commitment to community service/humanitarian efforts.

 

Regions Bank Dean's Scholarship

  • Business major. GPA of 3.0 or greater. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Richard and Mitzi Herold College of Sciences Scholarship

  • College of Sciences major. Freshman with University predicted GPA of 2.75 or greater or Sophomore, Junior or Senior with 2.75 GPA or greater. May consider financial need and campus and community involvement. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Richard and Mitzi Herold School of Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major. Freshman with University predicted GPA of 2.75 or greater or Sophomore, Junior or Senior with 2.75 GPA or greater. May consider financial need and campus and community involvement. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Robert P. Benjamin Memorial Theater Scholarship

  • Fine Arts major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Rodney & Michael Allen Sociology Scholarship Fund

  • Sociology major. Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of student. Must have documented financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Scholarship is renewable.

 

Rosamund Durban McDuffie Scholarship Fund

  • History major. Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of student. Preference given to students with an interest in historical preservation. Must have documented financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scholarship is non-renewable.

 

Sand River Woman's Club Scholarship

  • Non-Traditional Female Student. Resident of Aiken County. Must enroll at least part-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Sandy Rogers & Scotty Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Sociology major with a career interest in Criminal Justice. Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of study. Preference given to students with documented financial need. 

 

Second Life Scholarship Fund

  • Non-traditional student (25 years or older). Must be enrolled part-time or full time in your program of study. Must have a GPA or higher after first semester returning to college. Scholarship is renewable as long as student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

Secondary Science/Math Education Scholarship

  • Secondary Science Education or Secondary Math Education majors. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Security Federal Bank Band Scholarship Fund

  • Must be a member of the USCA Band Program. Must be enrolled full-time in your program of study.

 

Sharon D. Landy Scholarship

  • Non-traditional student. Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Preference to a student whose heritage is underrepresented at USCA. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Shaw Areva MOX Services LLC

  • Industrial Mathematics major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Southeastern Clay Company Engineering Scholarship

  • Engineering major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

South Boundary Endowed Scholarship in Music Fund

  • Music Education or Fine Arts major or minor. Must be a member of the university’s choral program. Must be enrolled full-time in your program of study. Must be a sophomore, junior or senior. Student must have a documented financial need and a 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.

 

SRNS Scholarship

  • Degree-seeking student with predicted or actual GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Susan Jane Kiger Memorial Scholarship

  • Must have at least a 1000 SAT or equivalent score on a nationally recognized test utilized in the admission decision. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, if a continuing student. Preference given to students with financial need.

 

The Student Club Founders Scholarship

  • Female. "B" average. Preferred Financial Need. Aiken County resident. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

University Achievement Scholarship

  • Academic merit. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

URS Engineering Scholarship Fund

  • Engineering major. Must be a freshman with at least an 1100 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT and must be in the top 20% of their high school class. Must enroll full-time in your program of study. Must have a GPA of 3.0 after freshmen year, continue as an engineering major and be in good standing with the University to renew the scholarship for the second year.

 

USCA Art Scholarship

  • Art major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Band Scholarship

  • Band major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Biology Scholarship

  • Biology major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Bookstore Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Chancellor's Scholarship criteria. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Chemistry Scholarship Fund

  • Chemistry major. Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of student. Scholarship is non-renewable.

 

USCA Choir Scholarship

  • Involved in a USCA Choir. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA History/Political Science Scholarship

  • History or Political Science major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Honors Program Scholarship Fund

  • USCA Honors Program participant. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA International Student Scholarship Fund

  • International student. Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of study at USCA. Available to freshmen based on recommendations by the Director of USCA International Programs and to sophomore, junior and senior student(s) who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scholarship is non-renewable.

 

USCA Math/Computer Science Scholarship

  • Math or Computer Science major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Multicultural Scholarship

  • Students of underrepresented populations at USCA. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Music Scholarship

  • Involved in a USCA Music Program. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Psychology Scholarship

  • Psychology major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Restricted Scholarship Fund

  • Provides support for scholarship where a donor or organization has specified the recipient be a student in a particular discipline or activity.

 

USCA Sociology Scholarship

  • Sociology major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Student Alumni Association Scholarship

  • Must have completed three consecutive semesters at USCA. Preference to student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in classroom, leadership and community service and promotes the USCA Student Alumni Association. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

  

USCA Theatre Scholarship

  • Theatre major. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

USCA Transfer Recruiter's Scholarship

  • Transfer Students. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

W.R. Grace Foundation Dean's Scholarship

  • Preference to a student with an actual or predicted GPA of 3.0. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Walter F. O’Connell Memorial Scholarship

  • Business Administration or Economics major. Must enroll full-time in your program of study. Must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Business classes and a 2.75 overall GPA.

 

Walter Kubilius and Kathleen Wallis Geology Scholarship Fund

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of study. Must have an interest in Geology. Scholarship is non-renewable.

 

WEASC Legacy of Learning Tower Lower Savannah Scholarship Fund

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time or half-time with a discipline related to the environment, including, but not limited to: Biology, Chemistry, Horticulture and Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Environmental Engineering. Must be a South Carolina resident and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scholarship is non-renewable. 

 

Zoe Jones and Louis J. Hatcher Memorial Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major. Continuing student with GPA of 2.75 or greater. Preference to non-traditional female with financial need. Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

Endowed scholarships may be found here.