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Available Scholarships

Community Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships which are designated specifically for USC Beaufort students, there are a number of other sources of financial aid available. Students are encouraged to contact their high school guidance counselors, military education office and community library as well as the USC Beaufort Office of Financial Aid for further information about grants and scholarships available through other sources. The following is a list of additional scholarships sponsored by local community organizations:

Allen Chapel AME Church Scholarship

The Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Scholarship Fund is a scholarship that is for students who attend, or whose parents attend, Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, are involved in public & volunteer service, have a minimum 2.0 high school GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority Scholarship

The Beaufort Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators, seeks to promote high standards of education, to assist in strengthening the status of the teaching profession, and to sponsor $500 to $1,000 scholarship programs for students who have been admitted to an education program at USCB. Visit site

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Beaufort, SC Branch - Etta N. Mann Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

The Beaufort Branch of American Association of University established its local scholarship for a woman returning to college or technical school in pursuit of her Associate's, Bachelor's or Registered Nursing degree. This $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a woman residing in Beaufort County who has demonstrated scholastic aptitude and leadership characteristics, as well as financial need. Recipients have included women from varied backgrounds and differing goals. However, all have professed a desire to improve their future through education. Visit site

Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. The Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma offers a $500 scholarship to a female undergraduate student at USCB, who is currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education. Visit site

Ebenezer Baptist Church Scholarship

The Ebenezer Baptist Church Scholarship Fund is a scholarship that is for students who attend, or whose parents attend, Ebenezer Baptist Church, are involved in public & volunteer service, have a minimum 2.0 high school GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Gertrude P. Brown Working Woman's Scholarship Funded by the Zonta Club of Beaufort

The Gertrude P. Brown Scholarship is awarded to working woman studying at the graduate, undergraduate, certificate, or technical level. The Zonta Club of Beaufort offers scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The scholarship may be used at any university, college, or institute offering accredited courses and degrees. Visit site

Judith M. Davis Legacy Tuition-Based Scholarship Fund for Nursing

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide tuition-based nursing scholarships to students entering their junior or senior year of study, who are pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing degree at an accredited 4-year degree program in South Carolina. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition less any other scholarships and/or financial aid received by the student up to $10,000 per year. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. If awarded, applicants must also agree to work in South Carolina for at least two years directly following graduation (forgiven if military deployment, death or illness preventing employment). Visit site

Marine Corps Air Station Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship

The members of the Officers' Spouses Club at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort are pleased that you are applying for one of our merit-based scholarships. Each applicant's scholastic achievement, character, school, and community service, extracurricular activities, and plans for using his degree will be considered in the selection process. Visit site

Mary G. Webster Scholarship Fund of the Palmetto Land Title Association (PLTA)

Mary G. Webster Scholarship Fund of the Palmetto Land Title Association solicits applications from eligible student candidates, and this year, the Fund will award at least one scholarship to deserving students. The purpose of the Fund is to provide at least one annual scholarship award to a rising junior or senior (current sophomore or junior), selected by the Association's Scholarship Committee, who is enrolled in a four-year South Carolina college or university and majoring in a business related field. Visit site

Parris Island Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship

The Parris Island Spouses' Club (PISC) is pleased to offer a minimum of two scholarships this year. One scholarship will be presented to a qualified senior graduating high school in the spring. Another scholarship will be presented to a qualified spouse of an active duty member of the military. There may be more than two scholarships awarded based on available funds for the year. Scholarships will be awarded for academic performance, community involvement, and outstanding merit. Visit site

Scholarships for Military Children

The Scholarships for Military Children is a program supported through the military commissary system and administered by the Fisher House Foundation, which awards hundreds of scholarships to qualified seniors planning to enroll in a four-year program of studies the following fall, or to college students already enrolled in a four-year program. At least one $2,000 scholarship is awarded at every commissary location with a qualified applicant. Visit site

Non-Institutional Scholarships

Non-institutional scholarships can be based on a variety of criteria including but not limited to academic merit, financial need, community service, area of study, organizational affiliation, place of residence or employment, and ethnic or religious background.

American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship Program

AAHD's scholarship program supports students with disabilities in higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in public health, health promotion or disability studies, including disability policy and disability research. Visit site

American Indian College Fund

This organization provides information about resources for Native Americans. Visit site

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship

The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship encourages and recognizes academic and artistic excellence; students compete for scholarships in creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. High school seniors enrolled in a South Carolina public school and planning to attend a state college or university are eligible to participate in the scholarship competition. Students receiving the scholarships must be United States citizens who have attended the state's public schools for the past two consecutive years. Visit site


Coca-Cola Scholarships are awarded based on character, personal merit and commitment. Visit site

Gates Millennium Scholarships

This scholarship is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit site

Giva Scholarships

Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required. Visit site

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. Visit site

James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship

All applicants must be a South Carolina resident, who have lost one or both parents by death, have financial need and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree. Visit site

Watson-Brown Foundation

The Watson-Brown Foundation Inc. awards $3,000 and $5,000 renewable scholarships to high school seniors and current college undergraduates. To be eligible, students must be from Burke, Columbia, Elbert, Glascock, Hart, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren or Wilkes counties in Georgia or Aiken, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, McCormick or Spartanburg counties in South Carolina and plan to attend any four-year, accredited college in the country. Visit site

Non-Institutional Scholarship Databases & Search Engines

When searching for additional scholarships outside of the University of South Carolina Beaufort programs, please be mindful of scholarship scams. The primary warning flag for a scam is the requirement to pay a fee for receipt of the scholarship. For more information on these scams please refer to the Department of Education website.

Center for Scholarship Administration

Free Scholarship listing. Visit site

College Board Scholarship Search

Complete the brief questionnaire, and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from their database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 billion in available aid! Visit site


Free scholarship search. Visit site

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Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

This online database includes summaries of more than 50 local and regional scholarships, many of which are administered by the Community Foundation. It also includes summaries of state scholarship programs and several national and military scholarships. Visit site

Discover Nursing: The Campaign for Nursing Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Scholarships devoted to helping individuals become a remarkable lifesaver, "a nurse". Visit site


Large database of 375,000 scholarships. Visit site

Peterson's - College Scholarship Search

One of the largest free online scholarship databases, with more than 1.6 million listed scholarships available. Visit site

Scholarship America

Free scholarship listings. Visit site

Constantly updates their database to provide the most accurate scholarship information available. Visit site

Search over 3.7 million college scholarships and grants. Visit site