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SCC Scholarships


Application for SCC Scholarships


Scholarships are gifts that do not require repayment. They can be awarded based on various criteria such as academics, your hometown, gender, ethnicity or program of study. Some scholarships are renewable from year to year.

All academic scholarships are administered through the Spartanburg Community College Foundation and the SCC Financial Aid Office. Recipients are selected by the Spartanburg Community College Scholarship Committee (except in the case where an established set of guidelines provide for a special selection committee). To apply, fill and submit the following form.  


SCC Foundation Scholarships

Funded through the SCC Foundation, the scholarship application form is available on this page January 2 - April 15 each year. You may obtain a paper application from the financial aid office.


Community Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded from organizations outside of Spartanburg Community College and have separate applications. If awarded, these scholarships are administered through SCC's Business Office.



For Currently Enrolled Students:


John and Putsy Wardlaw Student Emergency Fund Request

Current students who find themselves in a difficult financial situation at SCC may seek relief through SCC's Emergency Fund Request. Based on specific hardship circumstances and available funds (up to $500) we will make every effort to assist a student with one-time emergency needs through a designated SCC Foundation fund.


Sherry Vaughn Book Fund Request

There are times when students find themselves in a difficult financial situation and seek relief through the SCC Foundation (SCCF).  Over the years, SCC Foundation has raised private dollars to create a specific fund designated to assist students with the cost of textbooks that are purchased through the Book Inn, SCC campus bookstore in the amount up to 85% of total book cost, not to exceed $500.  

If you are a SCC student who is requesting financial support to purchase textbooks, please complete the application form.


Fill the Backpack Fund

This fund is to assist first-time or returning (three or more semesters) currently enrolled SCC students with the purchase of instructional materials (books, uniforms, laptops, and/or tools) from the campus bookstore, The Book Inn.

To be considered for these funds, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours, completed FASFA, demonstrate financial need and complete an online application. If approved, the SCC Foundation will cover 85% of the cost while the student will be responsible for 15%. Request is not to exceed $500.

The Award Committee will make every effort to assist a student with one-time request per academic year. Funds are made available through the SCC Foundation.

NOTE: This fund has a limit of up to $500 and ONLY pays up to 85% of the total cost for instructional materials. The student is responsible for a minimum of 15% or more of the total cost. 

If you are a first time or returning student currently enrolled at SCC, please complete the application form.


Rufus H. Foster Book Fund

Do you live in Cherokee County? Need help funding your instructional supplies and materials? The Rufus H. Foster, Jr. Instructional Supplies and Materials Fund may be right for you! To qualify for this fund,  a student must complete an application through the SCC Foundation, demonstrate financial need, live in Cherokee County, apply, be accepted, enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours, and enrolled in a program that awards either a certificate, diploma or degree at SCC, have a completed financial aid packet, and after the first semester, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.2. 
This fund will cover 85% of the cost of supplies and materials while the student will be responsible for 15%. This request should not exceed $500. Apply here.