Columbia, SC 29204
Priority Deadline for Scholarships: May 1, 2021
We’re proud to offer a number of institutional scholarships for our Benedict College students. Depending on your accomplishments and interests, you may be eligible for multiple scholarships.
Types of scholarships we provide:
We will award scholarships based on the details you share in your application, and scholarship priority will be given to those who have completed:
Residents of South Carolina may be eligible for one of the following scholarships. Be sure to check out all of your financial aid and scholarship options.
The Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship available only to a student who is a resident of South Carolina at the time of high school graduation and at the time of college enrollment. Students must meet two of these criteria: score 1100 on SAT (24 on ACT), have a GPA of at least 3.0, or ranking in upper 30 percent of graduating class. Eligible students attending a private institution will receive up to $4,700 plus a $300 book allowance.
Open only to graduates of a South Carolina high school, this state-funded scholarship is available up to $6,700 during the first year. The amount increases to $7500 for the second year through the fourth year and is maintainable with satisfactory academic progress. Recipients are chosen by the state. Application details are available from high school guidance counselors.
The South Carolina HOPE Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship created for eligible students attending a four-year institution who do not qualify for the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. The HOPE scholarship is available only to a student who is a South Carolina resident at the time of high school graduation and at the time of enrollment. Eligible students attending a private institution will receive up to $2,800 (including a $300 book allowance) during the first year of attendance only. To qualify for the S.C. HOPE Scholarship, first-time entering freshmen must have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Benedict College made front-page news in the spring of 2018 when it became the first South Carolina college to lower its tuition by 26 percent. We’re proud to offer families an affordable college option, giving minority students—and all students—greater access to higher education.
Wondering how much going to Benedict will cost you? We’ll help you run the numbers on the cost of attendance—including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, and other related expenses, minus estimated grant and scholarship aid.
All Scholarship Recipients Must Have Their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completed By midnight Central Daylight time, June 30. In order to receive the maximum amount of Student Aid.
FAFSA SCHOOL CODE: FAFSA (003420)
Academic and Outside Scholarship Recipients: Founder, Trustee, President, Tiger, Golden Opportunity, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Palmetto Fellows, SC LIFE, SC HOPE, UNCF, Endowed, Army ROTC, Private
Performing Arts Award Recipients: Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Concert Choir, Chapel Ensemble, Visual Arts, Theatre
All Athletic Scholarships Recipients: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field
GPA 3.75-4.0, Tuition, fees, room, board and book fees
GPA 3.5-3.74, Tuition, room and board
GPA 3.26-3.49, Tuition
GPA 3.0-3.25, $5,000, per year
GPA 2.5-2.99, $2,000, per year
GPA 3.6-4.0, $5,000, per year
GPA 3.6-4.0, $5,000, per year