Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program

🏆 Available:
💰 $7,500
⏳ N/A

Scholarship Description

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is a merit-based program established in 1988 to recognize the most academically talented high school seniors and encourage these students to attend college in the State. The annual award amount for the freshman year is up to $6,700. The award amount for the sophomore, junior and senior years is up to $7,500 per year. Applicants must: (1) be enrolled in an approved SC public or private high school, an approved SC home school program of study or a preparatory high school located outside the State while a dependent of a legal resident of South Carolina; (2) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) at the time of high school graduation and be a legal resident of South Carolina as defined in applicable State statutes governing the determination of residency for tuition and fee purposes at the time of high school graduation; (3) be seriously considering attending, have applied, or have been accepted for admission to an eligible four-year institution in South Carolina; (4) certify that he/she has never been convicted of any felonies and has not been convicted of any second or subsequent alcohol or other drug-related misdemeanor offenses within the past academic year by submitting a signed affidavit to the college financial aid office; and (5) not be a recipient of the LIFE Scholarship, SC HOPE Scholarship or Lottery Tuition Assistance in the same academic year. The guidance counselor/school representative must submit the application and required documentation to the Commission on Higher Education (CHE) for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship by the deadlines set by CHE. Deadlines: April 15 (for early awards) and Jun 30 (for late awards). If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday the deadline is the preceding Friday. Visit the scholarship web page for more details.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • For residents of the following states: South Carolina
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required

How To Apply

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Donor: South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

The S.C. Commission on Higher Education is committed to promoting access, affordability, and quality in the state system of higher education through coordination, regulation, advocacy and oversight, as directed by the General Assembly.