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Scholarship Opportunities

There are countless scholarships available to students – the trick is learning how to find them!

When you’re searching for scholarships, try to find those that apply to your area of study.  For example, if you are interested in agriculture, search for scholarships through state and national organizations that focus on agriculture.

Also be sure to check with the college/university you plan to attend.  Often times, there are scholarships available to incoming freshmen. Juniors and seniors enrolled at WCCS should check the Career and Counseling course through their Family Portal for a list of available scholarships. Postings are updated regularly with new opportunities! 

Below you will find a list of South Carolina scholarships and grants, useful scholarship search engines, and information about other types of financial aid.

South Carolina Scholarships and Grants

Administered by the SC Commission on Higher Education, the Student Services Division of the Commission is responsible for coordinating activities including:

  • LIFE Scholarship
  • Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
  • HOPE Scholarship
  • Lottery Tuition Assistance
  • SC Need-based Grant
  • Veteran Education and Training Benefits
  • Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
  • Higher Education Awareness Program (HEAP)

For detailed information about these scholarship grants and programs, please stop by the College & Career Office for more information.

Scholarship Search Engines

Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Education.  Students and their parents complete an in-depth application, which determines his/her qualification for federal loans.