Annual scholarships reflect a donor’s commitment to support a scholarship for a specific number of years and choose the criteria in which recipients are chosen.

Scholarships are awarded through the Financial Aid Office. There is no additional application and all eligible students are considered for available scholarships; but not all eligible students receive scholarships due to funding limitations.

The following list of scholarships provides basic information on eligibility criteria which may be subject to change over time. Scholarships are awarded based on funding being available from the donor or endowment.

For more information on USC Aiken's scholarship process, contact the Financial Aid Office at 803-641-3476 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Academy for Lifelong Learning Retention Scholarship

  • Previously eligible for LIFE Scholarship but did not retain due to GPA requirement

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 to 2.99

  • The student must enroll full-time each semester in a program of study

 

Academy for Lifelong Learning Scholarship

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in a program of study

 

Aiken Artist Guild Art Scholarship Fund

  • Student must be a full-time senior student majoring in Art

 

Aiken Coca-Cola Dean's Scholarship

  • Freshman with predicted GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Preference to underrepresented groups in order to promote diversity among the student body

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Aiken County Historical Society Scholarship

  • History major. 2.5 cumulative GPA or greater

  • Preference to financial need

  • Aiken County resident

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Aiken County Medical Alliance Scholarship

  • Nursing major

  • GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Must have documented financial need

  • Must enroll full time each semester in your program of study

 

Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship

  • Freshman

  • Resident of a household being provided electric service by Aiken Electric Cooperative

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Aiken Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society Scholarship

  • Interest in Geology

  • Academic merit as determined by Biology/Geology Department faculty

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Aiken Jaycees Scholarship

  • Worthy or academically talented student or incoming freshman

  • Aiken County resident

  • Preference may be given to student athlete

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Aiken Kiwanis Club Scholarship

  • Actively involved in USC Aiken Circle K International Club

  • Preference to a student with 2.5 GPA or greater

  • Preference to sophomore, junior or senior

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Aiken Mid-Day Lions Club Scholarship Fund

  • A student must be enrolled full-time and majoring in Nursing

  • Junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Legal resident of the United States

 

Air 1st Aviation Companies Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority/Kappa Upsilon Omega Scholarship

  • Member of Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

  • Demonstrated financial need. 2.8 cumulative GPA or greater

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

American Association of University Women Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Freshman

  • Female

  • Aiken County resident

  • Chancellor's Scholarship criteria

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, CSRA Section Scholarship

  • Preference to Mechanical Engineering major

  • Overall GPA of 3.2 or greater and/or 3.0 GPA in core engineering courses

  • Preference to a student involved in extracurricular activities

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship

  • Business major

  • An active member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

BUNTY LLC - Engineered Solutions Scholarship

  • Business major

  • Preference to a minority student

  • Rising junior or senior with a Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater

  • Preference shall be given to students with demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Carl Carr Memorial/NCMA Scholarship

  • Rising junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Pursuing a degree in: business administration, law, political science, public administration, logistics, purchasing, production management or materials management

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Cecelia A. Reynolds International Scholarship Fund

  • Students who will study abroad in one of USC Aiken's organized study programs and/or international students at the University

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Clyde & Hazel West Memorial Scholarship

  • Nursing major

  • Must enroll full-time in your program of study

  • Non-renewable

 

Connie Vivolo Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Must be enrolled full-time

  • Aiken County resident

  • Must be eligible to participate in the USC Aiken School of Business Administration Study Abroad Program

 

D. L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

David Lee McLaughlin Scholarship

  • Theatre major

  • An active member of University Theatre program

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Delta Chapter Scholarship

  • Education major with a 2.5 GPA or greater

  • Rising Junior or Senior

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Digna Ochoa Scholarship Fund

  • Full-time, degree-seeking student

  • A minority student

  • Preference given to South Carolina high school graduates

 

Dr. Charmaine Wilson Scholarship Fund

  • Communications major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Dr. Maggie Thurmond Dorsey Nursing Recruitment Scholarship

  • Nursing major

  • To be awarded in furtherance of the diversity mission and to enhance the multi-cultural diversity of the student population with particular attention to underrepresented student populations

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Dr. Trudy K. Henson Sociology Scholarship Fund

  • Sociology major

  • Must be enrolled full-time

 

DSM Chemicals North America, Inc. Scholarship

  • Chemistry or Math/Computer Science major

  • Rising junior or senior

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Elizabeth M. Teague Scholarship

  • Female student

  • "B" average

  • Preference to Humanities major

  • Aiken County resident

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

EnergySolutions Science Recruiters Scholarship Fund

  • Science major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study 

 

Equine Scholarship in Business

  • Business major with concentration in management

  • Preference to CSRA residents

  • Preference to previous experience in equine industry

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Eulalie Salley & Company Women in Business Scholarship Fund

  • Business major

  • Must be a continuing student in the School of Business with a GPA of 3.0 or better

  • Preference given to females

 

Evan Lane Staten Band Scholarship

  • Music Education major

  • Wind or percussion player

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Determined by audition in Spring

  • Preference to trumpet players or percussionists in upper levels of music study

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Floyd & Green Jewelers Scholarship Fund

  • Graduate of an Aiken County high school with a B average or higher or homeschooled with the same average

  • Preference given to those with financial need

  • Scholarship is renewable

 

Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum & Carolyn Miles Memorial Scholarship

  • Preference given to a student interested in Southern History, Historical Preservation or Conservation

  • Must be a sophomore or higher majoring in history

  • Must have documented financial need

  • Scholarship is non-renewable 

 

Garcia International Scholarship Fund

  • International student

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

George and Esther Dickey Scholarship

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • 2.5 GPA or greater

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Georgia Carolina NCMA Carl Carr Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Available to students majoring in: Business, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Logisitics, Purchasing, Production Management or Materials Management

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

  • GPA of 3.0 or better

 

Gillam & Associates Dean's Scholarship

  • Preference shall be given to a student with an actual or a predicted GPA of 3.0

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

GlaxoSmithKline Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Chancellor's Scholarship criteria

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Glenn Shumpert Scholarship Fund

  • Preference given to student with demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

H. James Dallas Family Scholarship

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • Available to students majoring in Business, Math/Computer Science or Industrial Math

  • Predicted University GPA or actual cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Harley Browning Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Based on a recommendation by the Coordinator of Disabilities Service Department to a student with disability

  • This scholarship is non-renewable

 

Harold Henson Scholarship

  • Biology major

  • Preference for demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Harry Frederick Kirkland Music Scholarship Fund

  • Band or Choral student in the Music Department

  • Student must have a cumulative or predicted GPA of 2.75 or greater

  • Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need

  • Scholarship is non-renewable.

 

Helen Naylor Music Scholarship

  • Fine Arts major specializing in Music

  • or Music Education major with Voice as their instrument

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Henry Tyler Chapter of National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Scholarship

  • History major

  • Preference given to student with demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

  • Scholarship may be renewable if student continues to meet criteria for award.

 

Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major with 2.5 GPA or greater

  • Aiken County resident

  • Enrolled in last year of nursing program

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Irene Y. Curtis Multicultural Scholarship Fund

  • Education major

  • Must enroll full-time in your program of study at USC Aiken

  • Scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient(s) maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

John & Jean Chase Choral Music Education Scholarship Fund

  • Choral Music Education major

  • Preference given to student with demonstrated financial need

 

Joye Cottage Scholarship

  • Music Education major

  • Preference to a student with choral or vocal emphasis

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

June H. Murff Endowed Humanities Scholarship Fund

  • Communications, English, Fine Arts, History, Political Science or Sociology majors

  • Must have a cumulative or predicted GPA of 3.0 or better

  • Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time in your program of study

 

Kathleen Marston Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Fund

  • Nursing major

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of study

  • Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need

  • Scholarship is renewable if student continues to meet criteria.

 

Lionel and Dot Smith Scholarship

  • Preference to student with demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Louise Boatwright/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major with 2.5 GPA or greater

  • Aiken County resident

  • Enrolled in last year of Nursing Program

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Love of Learning Scholarship

  • Degree-seeking student who is of Hispanic heritage

  • Preference for students with demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Martha Suhrer/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major with a 2.5 GPA or greater

  • Aiken County resident

  • Enrolled in last year of Nursing program

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Maurice Williams Memorial/Home Builders Association Scholarship

  • Worthy student wishing to pursuing a career in any facet of the building industry (building, banking, sales, insurance, etc.)

  • Preference given to the children, grandchildren or employees of the Home Builders Association of Aiken County

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund

  • Must be a Midland Valley student

  • Enrolled full-time at USC Aiken

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Must enrol full-time in the subsequent semester

  • Scholarship is non-renewable

 

National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century-Henry Tyler Chapter Scholarship

  • Female History major

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Norfolk Southern Scholarship Fund

  • Midland Valley High School graduate

  • Must enroll in your program of study-full time

  • Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need

 

Pauline F. and Joseph C. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

  • Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients based on a combination of academic indicators including high school GPA computed on college prep courses, SAT or ACT scores and high school rank

 

P.E.O. Scholarship

  • Academic achievement

  • Student entering junior or senior year

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Pacer Times Staff Scholarship

  • Member of Pacer Times student newspaper staff

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Phyllis Woodzell/Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major with 2.5 GPA or greater

  • Aiken County resident

  • Enrolled in last year of Nursing program

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Prude McCord-Ioneene Huggins Memorial Education Scholarship

  • Female Education major

  • Junior

  • Preference to academically outstanding student

  • Aiken County resident

  • Documented financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

R.K. and Bobby Leaphart Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Business major

  • Degree-seeking enrolled full-time in your program of study

  • Must be accepted into the USC Aiken School of Business Administration

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Demonstrated involvement on campus in at least one student organization

  • Commitment to community service/humanitarian efforts

 

Regions Bank Dean's Scholarship

  • Business major

  • GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Richard and Mitzi Herold College of Sciences Scholarship

  • College of Sciences major

  • Freshman with University predicted GPA of 2.75 or greater

  • or Sophomore, Junior or Senior with 2.75 GPA or greater

  • May consider financial need as well as campus and community involvement

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study.

 

Richard and Mitzi Herold School of Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major

  • Freshman with University predicted GPA of 2.75 or greater

  • or Sophomore, Junior or Senior with 2.75 GPA or greater

  • May consider financial need as well as campus and community involvement

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Robert P. Benjamin Memorial Theater Scholarship

  • Fine Arts major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Rodney & Michael Allen Sociology Scholarship Fund

  • Sociology major

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of student

  • Must have demonstrated financial need

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Scholarship is renewable

 

Rosamund Durban McDuffie Scholarship Fund

  • History major

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in the program of study

  • Preference given to students with an interest in historical preservation

  • Must have demonstrated financial need

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Scholarship is non-renewable.

 

Sand River Woman's Club Scholarship

  • Non-traditional female student

  • Resident of Aiken County

  • Must enroll at least part-time each semester in the program of study

 

Sandy Rogers & Scotty Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Sociology major with a career interest in Criminal Justice

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in the program of study

  • Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need

 

Second Life Scholarship Fund

  • Non-traditional student (25 years or older)

  • Must be enrolled part-time or full time in your program of study

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 higher after first semester of returning to college

  • Scholarship is renewable as long as student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

Secondary Science/Math Education Scholarship

  • Secondary Science Education or Secondary Math Education majors

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Security Federal Bank Band Scholarship Fund

  • Must be a member of the USC Aiken Band Program

  • Must be enrolled full-time in your program of study

 

Sharon D. Landy Scholarship

  • Non-traditional student

  • Sophomore, Junior or Seniors

  • Preference to a student whose heritage is underrepresented at USC Aiken

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Shaw Areva MOX Services LLC

  • Industrial Mathematics major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Southeastern Clay Company Engineering Scholarship

  • Engineering major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

South Boundary Endowed Scholarship in Music Fund

  • Music Education or Fine Arts major or minor

  • Must be a member of the University’s choral program

  • Must be enrolled full-time in your program of study

  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior

  • Student must have a demonstrated financial need

  • Predicted or actual GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Preference given to students from the Central Savannah River Area

  • Scholarship is renewable for one additional year

 

SRNS Scholarship

  • Degree-seeking student with predicted or actual GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Susan Jane Kiger Memorial Scholarship

  • Must have at least a 1000 SAT or equivalent score on a nationally recognized test utilized in the admission decision

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, if a continuing student

  • Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need

 

The Student Club Founders Scholarship

  • Female

  • "B" average

  • Preference to student with demonstrated financial need

  • Aiken County resident

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

University Achievement Scholarship

  • Academic merit

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

URS Engineering Scholarship Fund

  • Engineering major

  • Must be a freshman with at least an 1100 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT

  • Must be in the top 20 percent of high school class

  • Must enroll full-time in your program of study

  • GPA of 3.0 after freshmen year

  • Renewable for second year contingent upon continuance as an engineering major in good standing with the University

 

USC Aiken Art Scholarship

  • Art major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Band Scholarship

  • Band major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Biology Scholarship

  • Biology major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Bookstore Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Chancellor's Scholarship criteria

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Chemistry Scholarship Fund

  • Chemistry major

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of student

  • Scholarship is non-renewable

 

USC Aiken Choir Scholarship

  • Involved in a University choir

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiekn History/Political Science Scholarship

  • History or Political Science major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Honors Program Scholarship Fund

  • Honors Program participant

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken International Student Scholarship Fund

  • International student

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of study

  • Available to freshmen based on recommendations by the Director of USC Aiken International Programs

  • sophomore, junior and senior student(s) who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Scholarship is non-renewable

 

USC Aiken Math/Computer Science Scholarship

  • Math or Computer Science major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Multicultural Scholarship

  • Students of underrepresented populations at USC Aiken

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Music Scholarship

  • Involved in a University music program

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Psychology Scholarship

  • Psychology major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Restricted Scholarship Fund

  • Provides support for scholarship where a donor or organization has specified the recipient be a student in a particular discipline or activity.

 

USC Aiken Sociology Scholarship

  • Sociology major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Student Alumni Association Scholarship

  • Must have completed three consecutive semesters at USC Aiken

  • Preference to student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in classroom, leadership and community service and promotes the USCA Student Alumni Association

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

  

USC Aiken Theatre Scholarship

  • Theatre major

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

USC Aiken Transfer Recruiter's Scholarship

  • Transfer student

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

W.R. Grace Foundation Dean's Scholarship

  • Preference to a student with an actual or predicted GPA of 3.0

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study

 

Walter F. O’Connell Memorial Scholarship

  • Business Administration or Economics major

  • Must enroll full-time in your program of study

  • Must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Business classes and an overall GPS of 2.75

 

Walter Kubilius and Kathleen Wallis Geology Scholarship Fund

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time in your program of study

  • Must have an interest in Geology

  • Scholarship is non-renewable

 

WEASC Legacy of Learning Tower Lower Savannah Scholarship Fund

  • Degree-seeking student enrolled full-time or half-time with a discipline related to the environment, including, but not limited to: Biology, Chemistry, Horticulture and Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Environmental Engineering

  • Must be a South Carolina resident

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Scholarship is non-renewable. 

 

Zoe Jones and Louis J. Hatcher Memorial Nursing Scholarship

  • Nursing major

  • Continuing student with GPA of 2.75 or greater

  • Preference to non-traditional female with demonstrated financial need

  • Must enroll full-time each semester in your program of study