Hope Scholarship

Hope Scholarship at USCB

Students at Housing Desk

The South Carolina Hope Scholarship is a one-year merit based scholarship created for eligible first-time entering freshmen attending an eligible four-year institution in South Carolina. Eligible full-time students may receive the following award: Up to $2,800 (including a $300 book allowance) toward the cost of attendance for a maximum of two terms. Please review the South Carolina HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements.

In order to be considered for the HOPE Scholarship, students must meet the following general eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen under state residency statutes.
  • You must be a South Carolina resident at the time of high school graduation and during the period of award.
  • You must have graduated from a South Carolina high school or graduated from a high school outside of South Carolina while a dependent of a parent or legal guardian who is a legal resident.
  • You must be a full-time, first-year undergraduate student seeking your first baccalaureate degree.
  • You must not be receiving the South Carolina Palmetto Fellows or LIFE Scholarships.
  • You must not have been judged delinquent, nor have been convicted or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any felony in any state.
  • You must not have been convicted of any alcohol or drug-related misdemeanor in any state within the past academic year.
  • You must not be in default or owe a refund or repayment on any Federal or State financial aid.
  • You must have a 3.00 final high school grade point average based on the Uniform Grading Policy.
  • You may access further, more detailed information and other provisions on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education website.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid

The school code for USCB: 003450

Office Locations

Beaufort campus:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sandstone Building, Room 117
fax: 843-521-3194

Bluffton campus:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Hargray Building, Room 124
fax: 843-208-8290

Mailing Address:

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Financial Aid
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902