USC-Salkehatchie Scholars

Local high school students with an exceptional academic record now have one more reason to consider attending USC Salkehatchie right out of high school. If selected for the prestigious Salkehatchie Scholars program, they can attend the campus tuition-free for up to two years, and receive assistance with their book costs as well.
“This is an excellent opportunity for gifted young people in our area to receive a university-quality education without incurring a financial burden,” said Chrissy Holliday, USC Salkehatchie’s director of enrollment management. “It also demonstrates our campus’ commitment to providing access to quality higher education in our rural community. We are an affordable option for all students, but Salkehatchie Scholars allows us to give those very best students the recognition they deserve.”
While USC Salkehatchie, with the assistance of scholarship donors, has long provided academic scholarships, Salkehatchie Scholars is the first program of its type at USC Salkehatchie. The campus leadership believes strongly that one key to improving our local communities is providing opportunities for education and jobs in those communities, and finding ways for our best and brightest to stay here and still achieve their dreams. For that reason, the campus funded the Salkehatchie Scholars program for the first time this fall, and eight area students were selected as the first Salkehatchie Scholars and enrolled in USC Salkehatchie classes.
To be eligible for consideration, students must be S.C. residents who have graduated from an in-state high school within a year of their planned college entry. They must also have at least a 3.0 high school GPA, receive LIFE scholarship, and meet other basic eligibility requirements.
The deadline to apply is  February, 15, 2011.
The standard scholarship application, the Salkehatchie Scholars supplemental application, and detailed eligibility information are available online at http://uscsalkehatchie.sc.edu/finaid/index.html or from the USC Salkehatchie Financial Aid office.