Presbyterian College is proud to help you achieve your goals by awarding a variety of scholarships. ALL students are considered for Merit Scholarships automatically with the submission of their PC Application for Admission. Below are examples of what you may receive or additional aid you may apply to receive.
Full Ride Scholarship Opportunities at PC
Griffith Scholarship: By invitation only – PC’s most prestigious award, the Griffith Scholarship, covers the full cost of tuition, fees, room, and board and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at PC Two high school seniors are selected each year as Griffith Scholars. These students exhibit exceptional academic achievement, and have demonstrated leadership ability as well as outstanding personal character. To be considered, candidates must apply by December 1.
Service Entrepreneurships Scholarship: Requires a separate application – anyone interested in Service Entrepreneurship attending college for the first time as an undergraduate student may submit their proposal online: Service Entrepreneurship Scholarship Competition by December 1st of their senior year. This Scholarship is offered to one student and covers the full cost of tuition, fees, room, and board and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at PC.
Promise Scholarships at PC
Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State Scholarships: The Palmetto Girls State and Palmetto Boys State Promise Scholarships are valued at $100,000, awarded as a $25,000 per year scholarship, for a maximum of four years while enrolled at Presbyterian College. The $25,000 per year scholarship is the minimum commitment from Presbyterian College and cannot be combined with other Merit Scholarships.
Presbyterian Promise Scholarship: Students who are members of a Presbyterian church or attend a Presbyterian school will receive a scholarship for a minimum of $20,000 per year for up to four years—that’s an $80,000 commitment to you. More Information may be found here.
Laurens County Scholarship: Students must be a current resident of Laurens County, S.C., to be eligible for the Laurens County Scholarship of $2,500/year. Students must have attended and graduated from a Laurens County (SC) high school and plan to enroll at PC the following academic year.
Other Scholarship Programs @ PC
1880 Student Referral Program Scholarship: Incoming students who are nominated by PC alumni, faculty, staff, current students, current or past parents, or friends of the college prior to their acceptance will receive the 1880 Student Referral Program Scholarship, a $1,880 scholarship awarded annually for up to four years. The amount honors the year PC was founded.
Emerging Church Leader Scholarship: This scholarship, which totals $1,880 and is awarded for a maximum of four years, is awarded to students who are viewed as leaders in their church community. In order to qualify, students must be recommended by a leader in their church. In addition, referred students must apply by December 1. The Emerging Church Leadership Scholarship cannot be combined with the Student Referral Program Scholarship or the Legacy Scholarship.
Legacy Scholarship: Students whose immediate family (i.e. parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles) graduated from Presbyterian College qualify for the Legacy Scholarship. This award is a $1,880 scholarship awarded annually for up to four years. Please note there is a limit of one Legacy Scholarship per student. This scholarship cannot be combined with the Student Referral Program Scholarship or the Emerging Church Leadership Scholarship.
*These three (1880 Student Referral Program, Emerching Church Leader, and/or Legacy Scholarships) may not be combined.
Need Based Aid at PC
Presbyterian College Grants: PC awards a needs-based grant to students who qualify due to need resulting from the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards may be renewable, provided satisfactory progress is maintained.
Talent Scholarships at PC
Athletic Scholarships: Athletic scholarships are available for men in baseball, basketball, cross-country, esports, golf, soccer, and tennis. Women may receive scholarships in basketball, cross-country, esports golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Music Scholarships: The Department of Music offers music scholarships to students at PC regardless of major or minor. Ensemble scholarships are available as are scholarships for majors and minors in music. Candidates must audition to be considered. Please call the music department at 864-833-8470 or email them at email@example.com if you have any questions.
ROTC Scholarships: High school juniors and seniors may apply for the U.S. Army ROTC Three-Year and Four-Year College Scholarships. These scholarships cover full tuition and fees, $1,200 annually for books, and a monthly stipend for contracted cadets. Presbyterian College may pay room and board for these scholarship recipients. You must apply by December 1 and the FAFSA by January 1 of your senior year of high school to be considered. Current PC students may also apply for ROTC scholarships. Visit the Military Science Department for details.
We encourage you to complete your FAFSA, which opens on October 1st. Students need to submit it as early as possible to be considered for all aid opportunities.