NOTE: Returning students must be pre-registered for the fall.
Academic Scholarship Eligibility
Founder GPA: 3.75-4.0—covers tuition, fees, room, and board
Trustee GPA: 3.5-3.74—covers tuition, room, and board
President GPA: 3.26-3.49—covers tuition
Tiger GPA: 3.0-3.25—$5,000 award
Golden Opportunity Award GPA: 2.5-2.99—$2,000 award
Scholarship Options for Minority Students
A number of external organizations also offer scholarships, and many of them are designed to help black students, black women, HBCU students, hispanic students, and other minority students. We encourage you to go after all kinds of scholarships, and be sure to explore options with your local organizations and churches.
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.
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.
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.
How much will college cost?
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.
Benedict College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033- 4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Benedict College.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy Benedict College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.