Scholarships

SC Whitmore School is a strong advocate of supporting its students. As our students decide to pursue higher education we are committed to helping them locate the resources necessary for their future success. Listed are a number of scholarships SC Whitmore and the state of South Carolina offer. Please take time to review these options and let your counselor know how they can assist in reaching your goals on your educational journey.

SC Whitmore Scholarship

Jessica Munyon Memorial Scholarship

With a heavy heart, in February of 2021, SC Whitmore School announced the passing of Jessica Munyon. Jessica joined SCWS in 2016 and had an incredible impact on the lives of students across South Carolina. Jessica not only faithfully served as a teacher, but as a department chair and advisor for ArtMore, an online digital literary and art magazine. She will truly be missed by the entire SC Whitmore School family.

The Jessica Munyon Memorial Scholarship has been created in her honor.

The Jessica Munyon Memorial Scholarship recognizes outstanding seniors who have embraced the mission of SCWS. Each student will receive a $1,000 merit scholarship to be used for a two or four-year college, or a career skills-enhancement certification. Jessica Munyon Memorial Scholarship Fellows Must:

South Carolina Scholarships & Grants

To qualify for a South Carolina scholarship or grant, all who apply must meet the following criteria:

South Carolina Palmetto Fellowship

The Palmetto Fellows program is awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional scholastic achievement. Students may be awarded a maximum of $6,700 in their first year and up to $7,500 for subsequent years.

Eligibility

A student must be a full-time South Carolina resident and:

  1. Achieve a minimum SAT math/critical reading score of 1400.
  2. A minimum 4.0 GPA based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.

OR meet two of the following three criteria:

  1. A minimum SAT math/critical reading score of 1200.
  2. A minimum 3.5 GPA based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.
  3. Be graduating in the top 6% of their class.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains state eligibility requirements for renewal.

South Carolina LIFE Scholarship

The LIFE Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement. Students may be awarded a maximum of $5,000 per year, which includes a $300 book allowance.

Eligibility

A student must be a full-time South Carolina resident and meet two of the following three criteria:

  1. A minimum SAT math/critical reading score of 1100.
  2. A minimum 3.0 GPA (UGP).
  3. Be graduating in the top 30% of their class.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains state eligibility requirements for renewal.

Maintaining the Award

For the LIFE Scholarship, full-time students must earn thirty (30) non-remedial semester credit hours per year and enroll in twelve (12) non-remedial hours each semester. You must complete thirty (30) non-remedial hours for a rising sophomore, sixty (60) non-remedial hours for a rising junior, and ninety (90) non-remedial hours for a rising senior and meet the state GPA requirement.

South Carolina HOPE Scholarship

The HOPE Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement. Students may be awarded a maximum of $2,800 per year, which includes a $300 book allowance.

Eligibility

A student must be a full-time South Carolina resident and have a minimum 3.0 GPA based on the SC Uniform Grading Policy.

South Carolina Need-Based Grant

The South Carolina Tuition Grant is awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need determined by their FAFSA. Students may be awarded a maximum of $2,500 per year if enrolled full-time, or up to $1,250 per year if enrolled part-time. Students can receive up to (8) full-time equivalent terms of funding.

Lottery Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available for students who are not recipients of a LIFE, Palmetto Fellows, or SC HOPE Scholarship during the same academic year and provides a supplemental resource for students attending eligible 2-year public or independent institutions. Actual award amounts are dependent upon the number of students eligible and the amount of funding available each academic year.

For detailed information about the scholarship and grant programs administered by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, visit their website.

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