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Voorhees College’s Student Scholarship Office is and will be dedicated to enhancing, improving and increasing student’s knowledge of researching, receiving and retaining scholarship funding; which will increase college revenue and retention of our students.  To enhance the African American Male scholarship profiles and awards.   To assist with the coordination of programs to improve financial literacy life skills for students and to help students and parents understand the importance of scholarship awards.

For more information on student scholarships, contact Rachel Jones, Coordinator, Retention and Lyceum Facilitator, at 803-780-1277 or at rmjones2@voorhees.edu

Coordinator, Retention and Lyceum Facilitator 
Rachel Jones
(803) 780-1277
rmjones2@voorhees.edu
Voorhees College
Denmark, SC 29042



Scholarships are financial aid based on merit or some type of qualification. Money you receive through scholarships does not have to be paid back after graduation.

Voorhees College offers academic scholarships as do a number of private organizations, businesses, civic clubs and foundations. Additionally, the state of South Carolina offers scholarships to residents of the state

The state of South Carolina has a number of programs available for students who graduated from South Carolina high schools and plan to attend college in South Carolina. The programs are Palmetto Fellows, LIFE Scholarships and Hope Scholarships.


Palmetto Fellows

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is a merit-based program that rewards academically talented high school seniors and encourages them to attend college in South Carolina.  Palmetto Fellows can receive up to $6,700 their freshman year and up to $7,500 in each of their sophomore, junior and senior years.
To qualify for as a Palmetto Fellow as a freshman, students must meet one of two requirements for early awards:
  • Score at least 1200 on the SAT (27 on the ACT) by the November test administration, earn a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA at the end of the junior year, and rank in the top 6 percent of the class at the end of either the sophomore or the junior year;
  • Score at least 1400 on the SAT (32 on the ACT) by the November test administration and earn a minimum 4.00 cumulative GPA at the end of the junior year.

For final awards, students must one of these requirements:

  • Score at least 1200 on the SAT (27 on the ACT) by the June national test administration of the senior year, earn a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA at the end of the senior year, and rank in the top 6 percent of the class at the end of the sophomore, junior or senior year;
  • Score at least 1400 on the SAT (32 on the ACT) by the June test administration and earn a minimum 4.00 cumulative GPA at the end of the senior year.


There is additional money available for students who fall into certain categories. Math or science majors who have earned more than 30 credit hours and who, as a freshman, earned 14 hours in math and science (at least 6 hours math and 6 hours science with at least one lab), can receive an additional $3,300 for a maximum of $10,000. 

For more information, visit the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education's Web site.

LIFE Scholarship

The Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship is a merit-based program that can be used to help pay for up to eight semesters of college. It's for students who are seeking their first degrees. The maximum award is $5,000.

To qualify for a LIFE Scholarship, students must meet two of three requirements: 

  • Earn a cumulative 3.0 grade point average in high school
  • Score an 1100 on the SAT or a 24 composite on the ACT 
  • Rank in the top 30 percent of the graduating class 


An additional $2,500 is available for math and science majors who qualify. The student must have earned more than 30 credit hours, including 14 in math and science as a freshman. 

 

Hope Scholarship

The SC HOPE Scholarship Program is a merit-based program for students who do not qualify for LIFE Scholarships or as Palmetto Fellows but had at least a B average in high school. The Hope Scholarship is for the freshman year only.

The terms of eligibility to receive scholarship funds must not include the period of time the student was enrolled in remedial courses at a two-year college or university, unless the student completed at least twelve credit hours of non-remedial course work during the first term(s) during the freshman year. The student will be eligible to receive the scholarship for the maximum terms of eligibility following completion of remediation if the student was eligible to receive the SC HOPE Scholarship upon high school graduation.


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer Students who apply to Voorhees College will be given every consideration for financial assistance and will be eligible for the following scholarship and internship opportunities based upon the stated eligibility:

SCHOLARSHIP NAME

AMOUNT

ELIGIBILITY

LINK

AAP-UNCF Internship Program

Paid Internship

3.0 gpa; U.S. citizen or permanent resident, African American college student 

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/91e0e7b6-50a0-41b0-86f1-511b1934ce74?_ga=1.139917238.465408406.1484683187

Berbeco Senior Research Fellowship

$7,500

2.5; Junior

https://www.petersons.com/scholarship/berbeco-senior-research-fellowship-111_216336.aspx

Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Summer Tuition Awards

$433/Credit Hour

Undergraduate students at one of the Carolina Cluster sites,( Benedict College, Claflin University and Voorhees College) are able to participate in this State Office sponsored Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program.

https://www.voorhees.edu/our-college/divisions/student-scholarships

Carolina Cluster Career Pathways

Program

Undergraduate Research and Creative Project Award

$2400 stipend =

6 weeks research

Undergraduate students at one of the Carolina Cluster sites, (i.e., Benedict College, Claflin University and Voorhees College) are able to participate in this State Office sponsored Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program.

https://www.voorhees.edu/our-college/divisions/student-scholarships

Chrissy Weems

$1,000

Future entrepreneurs and small business owners; 500-word essay required; No Seniors may apply

https://www.chrissyweemsscholarship.com/

Cooper Industries Scholarship

$5,000

Business majors with at least a 2.75 GPA overall can apply

http://hbcuconnect.com/scholarships/1058/cooper-industries-pacesetter- scholarship#sthash.yiBAKNO2.dpbs 

Oracle Scholars Program

Tuition Scholarship and Internship

3.0 gpa, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, African American college student.  Students must be a sophomore or junior at time of the application

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/dca70c5f-6cbd-4c54-bff5-5f7cd87212c6

Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship

Merit-based $10,000

African American 1) Communication, 2) Criminal Justice, 3) Education, 4) English; 5) History, 6) Religion, 7) Music, and 8) Sociology majors with at least a 3.0 GPA overall can apply

https://ossieandruby.com/the-ossie-davis-scholars-program/

Pay Pal Internship

Paid Internship

3.0 and above GPA

 Experience in web development, Java and Java Script programming languages (for Software Engineering specific).

Students must be a sophomore, Junior or Senior.

https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/jobs/students-and-grads/undergraduate-internships-close

UNCF General Scholarship Application 2018

Variable

Voorhees College students who have at least a 2.5 GPA overall can apply. Complete the application, now!

https://scholarships.uncf.org/

UNCF Scholars Program

$5,000

3.5 gpa, African American, STEM major

https://www.uncf.org/programs/uncf-koch-scholars-program

The Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship 2019

Paid Internship

African American Undergraduate Juniors to participate in a leadership development and paid internship at K-12 educational reform enterprises. African-American Juniors who are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident with at least a 3.0 GPA overall are eligible to apply.

https://www.uncf.org/pages/walton


Scholarship Website Links

Scholarship Wizard
Scholarships.com
Fast Web
United Negro College Fund
 
For more information about what types of scholarships might be available, contact the Voorhees financial aid office at (803) 780-1150 or check with your high school guidance counselor.