Financial Assistance/Scholarships

Paying for Your BSN

Financial Assistance Check Nursing

Several sources of money may be available to you to pursue a BSN at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.


Scholarships don't have to be paid back and come from USCB, community donors and national sources. Some scholarships are based on merit (academic achievements) while others are based on financial need.  Learn more: USCB's scholarship list. 

Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary
HHHA offers a scholarship for current USCB Nursing students. Annually, six USCB Nursing students receive $2,000 awards. Learn more

SC Nurse Retention Scholarship
The South Carolina Nurse Retention Scholarship (SCNRS) is dedicated to retaining top nursing talent in Beaufort County. The fund is administered by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and awards recent BSN grads up to $12,000 over 2 years ($6,000 per year) based on merit, dedication to the nursing profession, and financial need. Recipients of the scholarship must be employed in primary medical care in Beaufort County.  Learn more.

1795 Scholarship
Nursing Students in the Honors Program and living in the residence halls on the Beaufort campus are eligibile for the 1795 Scholarship

Discover Nursing
For a list of national scholarships for Nursing students, visit


Grants are money you do not have to pay back. Learn more about federal grants for students and state grants for students. All grants require that applicants complete the FAFSA.  


Student and parent loans must be paid back and are available through the federal government and private lenders. 

Contact USCB Financial Aid

Four Nurses in Scrubs

(Pictured left to right) Recent USCB Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates Maria Novoa, Lauren Londono, Erika Thalacker and Krystal Maldonado are the first recipients of the new SC Nurse Retention Scholarship. 

Holly Granger
“I chose USCB because of the small class sizes, which gave me opportunities to communicate with my professors more and build a tighter relationship. I am very thankful for the opportunity to be in the Honors program because I was automatically admitted into the Nursing program.”
Holly Granger
Nursing major, Class of 2022