Note that the call for submissions is currently closed; please apply during the next call.

What is the WORC Scholarship? 

The Workforce Opportunities in Regional Careers (WORC) Scholarship is a STEM-related scholarship through the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO). The average size of a scholarship will be $3,000. 

Who is eligible? 

Any USC Aiken full-time student who is a sophomore, junior, or senior and who is currently enrolled in one of the following majors at USC Aiken:

  • Biology (Environmental Remediation and Restoration)
  • Industrial Process Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Computer Sciences.

How do I apply? 

The deadline to submit an application was October 16, 2020. Recipients will be notified on November 2, 2020. Please check back to to this page next year for the opportunity to apply again.

*Please note, these scholarships are competitive in nature, and a new application is required each year. (e.g. If you receive a WORC Scholarship during your sophomore year, you still must reapply your junior year.)

Why? 

SRSCRO wants to invest in you! Both the Savannah River Site (SRS) and the South Carolina Higher Education Study Committee (HESC) realize that over the years 2013-2030, there will be approximately 553,884 new jobs created in South Carolina, and that 52% of these jobs will require a higher education ("Competing Through Knowledge," Darla Moore School of Business, 2013). SRSCRO anticipates that 50% of the SRS workforce will retire over the next few years and desires to help develop the next generation.