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The Scholarship Process

The Scholarship Process

If you have questions about applying for scholarships, please contact uscbfina@uscb.edu.

Interested in other scholarships? Feel free to contact our friendly financial aid staff listed above.

Money is good. Free money is better.

Applying for scholarships at USCB is an easy process. One application allows you to be considered for all university scholarships in which you meet the criteria. The USCB Scholarship Program has a number of scholarships based on merit, program of study, geographic area and financial need. The majority of scholarships are renewable for up to four years (although a minimum G.P.A. is required for renewal).

Applying for Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer students who have been accepted to the University are automatically considered for scholarships until funds are depleted. The admission application also serves as the scholarship application. To be automatically considered, incoming freshmen and transfer students must:

  1. Be admitted to USCB.
  2. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2014-2015 academic year.The FAFSA will be available after January 1, 2014, and students can file online at  www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to add USCB’s School Code: 003450 on your FAFSA.Please apply by our priority date: March 3, 2014.  Several scholarships are based on financial need. The scholarship selection committee will take into consideration a students' financial need as documented by the FAFSA.
  3. If you are already a student and would like to apply for Merit and/or General Scholarships, please click here. To see a list of all of our available scholarships, please click here. Please note that students may not choose which scholarship they would like to apply for.

Tips for Applying for Scholarships outside of USCB

  • Fastweb, College Board, Scholarships.com, and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry search are good places to start.
  • Begin the process early, apply to as many as possible, submit your application(s) before the recommended deadlines.
  • Avoid scholarships that charge fees to apply, and be careful to not share personal information (i.e. your social security number) before an award is made.

The Scholarship Process

If you have questions about applying for scholarships, please contact uscbfina@uscb.edu.

Interested in other scholarships? Feel free to contact our friendly financial aid staff listed above.