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LIFE (Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence) Scholarship

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for South Carolina residents who graduated from a high school or completed a homeschool program. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must attend an eligible South Carolina public or private college or university and be enrolled as full-time degree-seeking students. First-time entering freshmen attending an eligible four-year institution must meet two of the three following criteria: earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA upon high school graduation, score an 1100 on the SAT or an equivalent 24 on the ACT, or rank in the top 30% of the graduating class. First-time entering freshmen attending an eligible two-year or technical institution must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents; certify that they have never been convicted of any felonies and have not been convicted of any alcohol or other drug-related misdemeanor convictions within the past academic year; verify that they are not in default and do not owe a refund or repayment on any federal or state financial aid; and not be a SC HOPE Scholarship, Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, or Lottery Tuition Assistance recipient. See website for more details about this scholarship.

How easy is it to apply?


This scholarship's application process shouldn't take more than an hour or so.

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Not much

This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.

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Award Range: $300 - $5,000
Renewable: This scholarship is renewable
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