Scholarships and grants
THE COLLEGE PLAN will assist you with researching and applying for various Grants and Scholarships.
Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based.
Grants and scholarships can come from the federal government, your state government, your college or career school, or a private or nonprofit organization. Do your research and apply for any grants or scholarships you might be eligible for, and be sure to meet application deadlines!
Here are a few links to search specifically for South Carolina Scholarships. Be sure to read the eligibility requirements carefully, as well as the deadlines. Some scholarships are for specific majors and colleges.
South Carolina College Financial Aid Directory