Last year, 100 percent of incoming Honors freshmen received at least one University academic scholarship.

Scholarships for freshman students are available through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  All students who apply to the Honors College will be immediately eligible for University scholarships and undergraduate awards. Your application for admission to the Honors College also serves as your application for all University scholarships and undergraduate awards offered to incoming freshmen. Applications are due by November 15 each year. In addition, the South Carolina Honors College offers a limited number of scholarships for both incoming and current students.

Top Scholars

The Carolina, Stamps Carolina, McNair, Hamilton, and Horseshoe Scholarships are awarded by the University. Scholar Programs supports the University of South Carolina’s most prestigious awards for incoming freshmen. Recent scholars received funds to substantially defray the costs of tuition, room, board, and fees. In addition, they were provided further benefits including a laptop computer with a webcam and assistance with on-campus parking. All Carolina, Stamps Carolina, McNair, Hamilton, and Horseshoe Scholars are offered automatic acceptance into the Honors College and an enhanced University experience, which includes a Scholar Buddy mentorship program, formal dinners and cultural events, and personal attention courtesy of the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, thus creating a total-care package for each of these gifted students.

Your Honors College application serves as your application for Top Scholar awards.

Visit the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs for more information on these scholarships.

University of South Carolina Scholarships

The University of South Carolina offers freshmen a number of scholarships in addition to the Carolina and McNair awards. Many Honors College students are eligible for and receive these scholarships. The Honors application serves as the application to these scholarships.  Visit the University of South Carolina Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information about University scholarships.

South Carolina Honors College Departmental Scholarships

Several scholarships are available exclusively to students of the South Carolina Honors College.  Click here for a listing of departmental scholarships.