At the University of South Carolina Beaufort, we believe in the talent, potential, and goals of our students. One of the ways we do this is through a robust scholarship program involving academic, merit, and state scholarships. Last year, USCB awarded $21.7 million in scholarships and financial aid, helping students like you access the financial assistance and resources necessary to discover a powerful future.
The USCB Scholarship Program
All students newly admitted to the University of South Carolina Beaufort, who meet the criteria below, will be considered for merit based scholarships. Funds are limited and recipients will be considered on a first come, first served basis.
All newly accepted students are considered for the scholarship for which they might qualify. No additional application or materials are required unless otherwise specified. All institution scholarships are limited to the availability of funds.
USCB Palmetto Fellow - Plus:
$3,000.00 per year, for up to four years. Scholarships are limited to the availability of funds.
First Time Freshmen students enrolled at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, who are Palmetto Fellow Scholarship eligible at the time of their admittance, will be considered for the USCB Palmetto – Plus scholarship.
USCB Life - Plus:
$2,000.00 per year, for up to four years. Scholarships are limited to the availability of funds.
First Time Freshmen students enrolled at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, who are Life Scholarship eligible at the time of their admittance, will be considered for the USCB Life – Plus scholarship.
In-State Transfer Scholarship:
$1,000.00 per year, for up to three years (or upon receiving eligibility to obtain the first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first). Scholarships are limited to the availability of funds.
Transfer students (30 credit hours needed to qualify) who are South Carolina residents and are enrolled at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, with a transfer GPA of 3.0 or above, will be considered for the In-State Transfer scholarship.
Residential Scholarship – Out of State Tuition waiver
Scholarships are limited to the availability of funds.
(Currently $10,500.00 per year)
Must reside in on-campus housing and meet one of the following criteria :
SAT 1050 (Critical Reading + Math Combined -OR- Evidence-Based Writing/Reading + Math Combined) Test scores between the old and redesigned SAT tests may be "super-scored" for scholarship purposes only.
ACT 21 (Composite)
Academic GPA of 3.0 or higher
Must reside in on-campus housing and meet the following criteria :
Overall college GPA of 2.5 or higher
Must have 30 Hours of transferable college credit. Transfer students with less than 30 hours of college transferable credit must meet freshmen criteria above.
Please contact the Office of Enrollment Management about possible institutional scholarship opportunities for new and transfer students:
Office of Enrollment Management
Hargray Building (Bluffton Campus)
Academic Program Scholarships
If you are interested in computational science, studio art, or hospitality management, USCB has academic scholarships reserved for students entering these majors.
Computational Science Scholarships
Studio Art Scholarships
The Beaufort College Honors Program
State Scholarship Programs
Each year, more than 400 state scholarship winners—who have been awarded more than $1.8 million—choose USCB. These scholarships are awards designed to remove financial barriers that many talented, motivated students like you face while considering attending college.
Palmetto Fellow Scholarship
South Carolina HOPE Scholarship
Student-athletes interested in receiving an athletic scholarship should contact the head coach of their particular sport. Limited athletic aid is offered prior to university acceptance, however, offers occasionally are contingent upon acceptance. The requirements and value of athletic scholarships vary from sport to sport and are dependent on a number of factors, but they are awarded based strictly on athletic merit. For more information, please contact Athletic Director Quin Monahan at (843) 208-8070and visit Sand Shark Athletics.
Applying for scholarships at USCB is an easy two-step process.