The South Carolina LIFE Scholarship is an innovative scholarship program that awards up to $5,000 to eligible high school graduate students in South Carolina. Eligible students also stand a chance to benefit from an additional $2,500 scholarship through the LIFE Scholarship Enhancement award. The application for the scholarships is done yearly during the freshman year.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the scholarship program, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

•Candidates must be United States citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States.
•You must be a resident of South Carolina.
•Must have graduated from South Carolina high school.
•Students who graduated from a high school outside of North Carolina and have guardians or parents who are legal residents of South Carolina are also eligible.
•Must be a full-time undergraduate student seeking your first bachelor’s degree.

For Freshmen

•Must meet all general eligibility requirements.
•Must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 24.
•Must have graduated in the top 30 percent of your high school graduating class.

For Transfer Students

•Must meet all general eligibility requirements.
•Your eligibility us determined by your scores and Cumulative GPA.

For Continuing Students

•Must meet all general eligibility requirements.
•Eligibility is also determined by the maintenance of scores and GPA.

How To Apply

The $5,000 cash award for the SC LIFE Scholarship covers both tuition and the cost of textbooks. The LIFE Scholarship Enhancement award amount is $2,500 in addition to the base LIFE Scholarship award.

Beneficiaries of the LIFE Scholarship award must complete an eligibility certification statement on Self-Service Carolina. Candidates are to go to SSC and choose “Financial Aid, Award, and Award for Aid Year. Candidates are to then click “Terms and Conditions” and complete the form. After completing the form, candidates can then accept their scholarship by clicking “Accept Award Offer”. Click here to log in to the SSC.