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. For more details regarding PC scholarships, please see the Financial Aid Handbook.
Full-Ride Scholarship Opportunities
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 Entrepreneurship Scholarship
The Service Entrepreneurship Scholarship Competition is intended for students interested in social entrepreneurship and are attending college for the first time as undergraduate students. There are multiple scholarship recipients. First place covers the full cost of tuition, fees, room, and board and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at PC. Runners-up and honorable mentions also receive scholarships. These scholarships are not combined with other merit scholarships. The deadline has passed for high school seniors who will enter college in Fall 2024.
Laurens County Service Scholarship
Students who are Laurens County (S.C.) residents and who meet the admissions requirements for PC are eligible to apply for a $30,000 service scholarship per year. This amount is in addition to any state and federal funding or other outside scholarship aid. Laurens County Service Scholars are required to complete 30 service hours per semester at approved partner service organizations in Laurens County. Laurens County Service Scholarship recipients forego other PC merit scholarships or programs and receive a total of $30,000 from Presbyterian College. Candidates must apply by December 1 to be considered. Learn More >>
The Laurens County Transfer Promise Scholarship
The Laurens County Transfer Promise Scholarship is offered to students from Laurens County (S.C.) who have completed two years of coursework at Piedmont Technical College. If this describes you, then you could attend PC tuition-free for your third and fourth years as you earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn More»
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. Learn More >>
Other Scholarship Programs
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.
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 before they are admitted to PC. The Emerging Church Leadership Scholarship cannot be combined with the Student Referral Program Scholarship or the 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, Emerging Church Leader, and/or Legacy Scholarships) may not be combined.
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.
Presbyterian Scholarship for Undergraduates