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About Annual Scholarships

Annual scholarships reflect a donor’s one-year commitment to support a scholarship in a specific area or for a specific purpose. In order to offset student fees and administrative costs, $500 is the suggested minimum level for an annual scholarship.

Donors may give to an annual scholarship for more than one year. USC Aiken is very grateful to those donors who have consistently supported annual student scholarships for many years.

Giving to USC Aiken affects not only our students, but also our community and the larger world. 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. Gifts contribute to student success and help the University prepare them for careers in a diverse global environment. Today’s successful students are equipped to take their place as tomorrow’s leaders.

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.


How to Donate

For more information on making a donation, contact the USC Aiken Advancement Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-641-3334.


How to Apply for a Scholarship

For more information on how to apply for a scholarship, contact the USC Aiken Financial Aid Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-641-3476.


Current Annual Scholarships

Aiken Artist Guild Art Scholarship
Aiken Coca-Cola Dean's Scholarship
Aiken County Historical Society Scholarship
Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship
Aiken Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society Scholarship
Aiken High School (AHS) Scholarship
Aiken Kiwanis Club Scholarship
Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Golf Classic Bridge the Gap Veteran Scholarship
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority/Kappa Upsilon Omega
American Association of University Women Chancellor's Scholarship
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, CSRA Section
Baumann Scholarship Fund
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Fund
School of Education Scholarship-In Honor of Mrs. Dawn Campbell 
Canzater Scholars/James Clyburn Scholarship 
Professor Vicki Collins Memorial Scholarship
Irene Y. Curtis Multicultural Scholarship Fund
Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Delta Chapter
Frank Dezelon and Nancy Defrehn Green Memorial Music Scholarship Fund
Eric D. Muhlbaier/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship
Antonio Evans Scholarship
Floyd & Green Jewelers Scholarship Fund
Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum & Carolyn Miles Memorial Sch Fund
Garcia International Scholarship Fund
Gillam & Associates Dean's Scholarship
Glaxo Smith-Kline Scholarship
W.R. Grace Foundation Scholarship
Dr. Trudy K. Henson Sociology Scholarship
Bob and Denise Hood Vocal Studies Scholarship
Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Financial Need Scholarship
Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship
Prude McCord-Ioneene Huggins Memorial Education Scholarship
Zoe Jones and Louis J. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship Fund
Virginia Anne Johnson Nursing Scholarship
Kimberly Kanagy Scholarship For Business Fund
Harry Fredrick Kirkland Music Scholarship Fund
Walt Kubilius/Kathleen Wallis Geology Scholarship
Doug Kuck Political Science Scholarship
Sharon D. Landy Scholarship
R.K. and Bobby Leaphart Memorial Scholarship Fund
Donald L Lemponen Army Veteran and Military Student Success Scholarship Fund
Louise Boatwright/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship
Love of Learning Scholarship
Martha Suhrer/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship
David Lee McLaughlin Scholarship Fund
Mental Health Clinical Excellence Scholarship Award
Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Pacers and Polo Scholarship
P.E.O. Sisterhood - Chapter AI Scholarship
P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholarship
Phyllis Woodzell/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship
Cecelia A. Reynolds International Scholarship Fund
Sandy Rogers and Scotty Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sand River Woman's Club Scholarship
D. L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship
Security Federal Bank Fellows Scholarship
Shirley Brown/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship
Lionel and Dot Smith Scholarship
SRNS Scholarship Fund
Meredith Legg Stapleton Scholarship Fund
Steward Twins Scholarship Fund
Carole Anne Taylor Scholarship Fund
Elizabeth M. Teague Scholarship
URS/SRR Engineering Scholars Program
USC Aiken Chemistry Scholarship Fund
USC Aiken Diversity Initiatives Program Fund
USC Aiken International Student Scholarship Fund
USC Aiken Pacer Shoppe Scholarship Fund
USC Aiken Process Engineering Scholarship Fund
USC Aiken Veteran and Military Student Success Center Scholarship
USCA Academic Convocation Scholarship 
USCA Art Scholarship
USCA Band Scholarship
USCA Choir Scholarship
USCA December Convocation Scholarship
USCA History/Political Science Scholarship
USCA Mathematical Sciences Scholarship
USCA Multicultural Scholarship
USCA Music Scholarship
USCA Psychology Scholarship
USCA School of Nursing Scholarship
USCA Sociology Scholarship
USCA Theatre Scholarship
Connie Vivolo Memorial Scholarship Fund
Clyde and Hazel West Memorial Scholarship Fund
Maurice Williams Memorial/Home Builders Association Scholarship