PC Scholarships

Presbyterian College is proud to assist our students in achieving their goals by awarding a variety of scholarships.

Laurens County: Students must be current residents of Laurens County, attended and recently graduated high school from a Laurens County school and plan to enroll in college the following academic year.

Alumni Referral Scholarship: Students who are nominated by an alumna or alumnus of Presbyterian College will receive the Alumni Referral Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually for up to four years. In order to receive the scholarship, a student must submit his or her application and must be referred by an alumnus or alumna no later than December 1. The Alumni Referral Scholarship cannot be combined with Legacy Scholarship.

Legacy Scholarship: Students whose immediate family (i.e. parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles) graduated from Presbyterian College qualify for the Legacy Scholarship. a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually for up to four years. Please note there is a limit of one Legacy Scholarship per student and that this scholarship cannot be combined with the Alumni Referral Scholarship.

Griffith Scholarship: 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 with specific GPA renewal requirements. Two high school seniors selected each year as Griffith Scholars not only will have exhibited exceptional academic achievement, but they also will have demonstrated leadership ability and potential as well as outstanding personal character. To be considered, candidates must submit an admissions application by December 1.

CHAMPS/Jerman Dissa Scholarship: PC awards CHAMPS Scholarship each year to a graduating CHAMPS high school senior who has applied for and has been granted admission to Presbyterian College. This scholarship is worth the equivalent of PC’s annual direct cost to attend, i.e., room, board, tuition, and select fees.  (Books, personal expenses, tech fees, and some course fees may not be included.) The scholarship is available only to an incoming freshman and may only be used to attend Presbyterian College. The CHAMPS Scholarship will be renewable for a period of three consecutive years following the initial year of award for a total of four years. Some requirements to renew this scholarship apply.

Music Scholarships: The Department of Music offers music scholarship to students at PC regardless of major or minor. Ensemble scholarships are available as are scholarships for majors and minors in music. Candidates must submit the Music Scholarship Application to the Department of Music. Direct any questions to the department at 864.833.8470 or music@presby.edu.

Merit-Based Scholarships: Presbyterian College offers a wide variety of merit-based scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $23,000, for academic and leadership accomplishments throughout high school. When evaluating a student’s file for merit scholarships, we consider academic performance, strength of curriculum, strength of high school, SAT/ACT scores, class rank, and leadership. Candidates must complete an admissions application by February 1. All merit-based scholarships are awarded based on a student’s re-calculated GPA using only core academic courses taken in high school.

Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State Scholarships: PC offers scholarships to attendees of Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State. Candidates must submit an application by December 1 in order to qualify.

ROTC Scholarships: High school juniors and seniors may apply for the U.S. Army ROTC Four-Year College Scholarship, which includes full tuition and fees, $1,200 annually for books, and a monthly stipend for contracted cadets. Additionally, Presbyterian College may pay room and board for these scholarship recipients. Candidates must submit an admissions application by December 1 and the FAFSA by January 1 of your senior year of high school. Current PC students may also apply for ROTC scholarships. Visit the Military Science Department for details.

Athletic Scholarships: Athletic scholarships are available for men in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis. Women may receive scholarships in basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Presbyterian College Grants: The Scholarship Committee awards other grants to students who qualify due to need or outstanding achievements. Awards may be renewable, provided satisfactory progress is maintained.

We encourage you to complete your FAFSA by October 1st. Doing so ensures that you will receive your completed financial aid package by March 1. 

Undergraduates Candidates: If you’re a South Carolina resident at the time of your high school graduation and college enrollment, you may qualify for one of these academic-based scholarships. Students seeking these scholarships must enroll as a full-time student.*

Pharmacy Students Year 1 (P1) and Year 2 (P2): The Financial Aid Office will determine remaining terms of eligibility. Please inform Kay Henderson in the Office of Financial Aid if you have eligibility for these state scholarships.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Awards $6,700 for freshmen and $7,500 for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, up to a maximum of eight consecutive semesters. Students must submit an application to the SC Commission on Higher Education for this award during the senior year of high school. See your high school guidance counselor for details about the application.

Three Requirements for Eligibility:

  • A 3.5 GPA at end of high school junior year (state uniform grading scale)
  • Score at least 1200 on the SAT or 27 ACT equivalent
  • Rank in the top 6% of the class at the end of sophomore or junior year

Two Requirements for Alternate Eligibility:

  • A 4.0 GPA at end of high school junior year (state uniform grading scale)
  • Score at least 1400 on the SAT or 32 ACT equivalent

Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 PC GPA and earn at least 30 credit hours each academic year to retain the scholarship.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Enhancement

Awards an additional $2,500 per academic year for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Three Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Maintain continued Palmetto Fellows Scholarship eligibility
  • Earn at least 14 credit hours of instruction in math or life and physical sciences or a combination of both by end of college freshman year
  • Declare an eligible major in a math or science field by the DROP/ADD date of sophomore year

LIFE Scholarship

Awards $5,000 per academic year up to eight consecutive semesters

Requirements for Eligibility (must meet two of the three following criteria):

  • Earn a 3.0 final high school GPA (state uniform grading scale)
  • Score at least 1100 on the SAT or 24 ACT equivalent
  • Rank in the top 30% of your high school graduating class

Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 Life GPA each academic year and earn an average of 30 credit hours each academic year to retain the scholarship. Students endeavoring to increase the Life GPA may obtain advanced approval from PC’s Registrar to enroll in another institution’s summer courses.

LIFE Scholarship Enhancement

Awards an additional $2,500 per academic year for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Three Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Maintain continued Life Scholarship eligibility
  • Earn at least 14 credit hours of instruction in math or life and physical sciences or a combination of both by end of college freshman year
  • Declare an eligible major in a math or science field by the DROP/ADD date of the sophomore year.

South Carolina HOPE Scholarship

Awards a one-time grant of $2,800 for first-time entering freshmen

Eligibility Requirement:

  • Earn a 3.0 final high school GPA (state uniform grading scale)

Private Scholarships, also known as non-institutional scholarships, are funded by various individuals, organizations, and companies. Application and awarding procedures vary.

PC is not affiliated with these types of scholarships and we ask that you use caution when using certain scholarship search websites. Some websites may sell your name to other companies. When you register to participate, you should consider whether you want to receive mailings from groups who may buy your name and address from the website owners.

Recommended Scholarship Search Services

Cappex
College Board
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Sallie Mae’s College Answer
US News
Graduate School Scholarship Search

All outside funding must be reported to the Financial Aid Office.