Scholarships through the SCC Foundation
SCC students compete for a variety of scholarships that are funded by the Spartanburg Community College Foundation. The availability and amount of the scholarships vary from year to year depending on the amount of funds donated. The scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement, leadership qualities, community activities, honors, awards and financial need as determined by federal regulations.
If financial need is an award requirement, the student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), release the FAFSA to SCC, and have a completed financial aid file by the scholarship deadline. Specific award descriptions and eligibility requirements are below and also available in A Guide to Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs & Scholarships.
View a list of available scholarships based on the SCC Schools of Learning, as well as additional awards. Simply click on the desired School of Learning header to see a listing.
This online application is available from January 2 through April 15. For more information, call the Financial Aid Office regarding scholarships at (864) 592-4810. Online application not available after midnight APRIL 15.
University Transfer Scholarships
Ginger Elizabeth Horton Memorial Scholarship Fund
Graduate of Blacksburg High School, attending SCC full-time (12 hours or more) with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must maintain a 2.5 or higher to be awarded second year. Teacher recommendation required along with a completed FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Student must provide a brief essay explaining educational and career goals
Wallace Eppes Johnson Curriculum Enhancement Fund
Full- or half-time student seeking an AA degree. Minimum 2.25 GPA required. Must be Spartanburg County resident.
Dr. Sue Ann Hurlbert, DVM University Transfer Program Scholarship
Returning, full-time student with at least 5 year absence from high school or other higher learning institution who is pursuing an AS degree in the University Transfer Program and demonstrates financial need. Must be working on first degree and maintain 2.5 GPA. No major discipline or attendance issues. No tobacco, alcohol or illicit drug use. Must provide two letters of reference from persons within the community who are unrelated to the student who can verify applicant s motivation to better themselves.
John C. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Full- or half-time, returning, non-traditional student (may be taking night classes) in an Associate Degree program. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is an award requirement.
Debra Ann Kay Memorial Scholarship
Returning, full- or part-time student in AA or AS program with a minimum 3.25 GPA.
The Jack A. Powers Presidential Achievement Award
Returning, full-time student in an AA or AS degree program with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Spartanburg Lions Club Scholarship for the Blind
Full- or part-time student in the Cooperative Program for the Deaf and the Blind. Must be enrolled in AA or AS program with a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
Advanced Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies Scholarships
Vic Bailey Ford ASSET Scholarship
Full- or part-time student in Ford ASSET automotive technology program who demonstrates financial need. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technology Scholarship
Full- or half-time HVAC student with minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is an award requirement. Must be a U.S. Citizen and be present in 90% of each semester’s classes.
Wil Myers Memorial Scholarship
Student in the Engineering and Technology division in strong academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a resident of Spartanburg County and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship awarded no more than two times per student applicant.
Stephen “Todd” Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school student from Chesnee High School. Minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA. Preference given to a student pursuing a degree in electronics. Application procedures may be obtained from the guidance office at Chesnee High School.
School of Business Scholarships
Workman Cantrell Memorial Scholarship for Culinary Art
Full- or part-time Culinary student in their second year with minimum 2.5 GPA who demonstrates financial need. Scholarship is instructor approved. Applicants must work at Mobile Meals and provide summary detailing work experience and task completion to instructor as part of final grade.
Caroline Ragsdale Reutter Memorial Scholarship for Culinary Arts
Full- or part-time Culinary student in their second year with minimum 2.5 GPA. Must complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and demonstrate financial need. Preference given to students focusing on Pastry Arts with possible internship at Caroline’s Cakes.
Leroy Sellars Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time student enrolled in Business Technology curriculum. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Financial need is an award requirement.
Shirley M. Tillotson Memorial Scholarship
Full-time student enrolled in Administrative Office Technology program. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
John B. White Scholarship
Full-time student in Business Technology program who demonstrates financial need. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Financial need is a primary consideration.
James C. Wood Scholarship
Returning, full-time student in Business Technology program. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Computer & Engineering Scholarships
Foster and Ruth Chapman Single Parent Achievement Scholarship
Full-time student in the Technology program who will take at least 75% of the required courses at Spartanburg Community College. Must be single parent of a child under 10 years of age. Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. Must work at least 15 hours per week. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
Boyce Hensley Achievement Scholarship
New or returning student pursuing AA or AS in Computer Technology. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Health Sciences Scholarships
John Featherston, M.D. Achievement Award
Full-time student in fall semester of their second year in the Radiologic Technology program. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a member of S.C.S.R.T. and U.D.I. with plans to remain active in the professional field. Application available in the Radiologic Technology Department Head’s office. Award chosen by Radiologic Technology Advisory Committee. Funds paid directly to student or student may choose to put funds towards balance owed to college.
QS1/ J M Smith Scholarship
Student enrolled in at least 6 hours with the Pharmacy Technician program. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Spartanburg County Medical Society Health Careers Scholarship
Full-time student in an Associate DegreeSpartanburg County Medical Society Health Careers Scholarship or Diploma program within the Health and Human Services division, excluding General Technology, Advanced Childcare Management, and Expanded Duty Dental Assisting. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA and be a resident of Spartanburg County. Financial need is an award requirement.
Dr. David K. Stokes Nursing Scholarship
Full-time student in the Associate Degree Nursing program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be a current employee of Camp Care, Golden Age, Inman Healthcare or Magnolia Manor who is willing to commit to one year of employment for each year of scholarship award. No smoking, drinking or illicit drug use.
Joe R. & Joella F. Utley Radiologic Technology and Surgical Technology Scholarship
Full-time student in the second semester of the Radiologic or Surgical Technology program. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Financial need is an award requirement.
Watts Dental Scholarship
Returning, non-traditional student in Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be a single parent of a minor child who is willing to commit to community service hours at St. Luke’s Medical Center. No tobacco, alcohol or illicit drug use.
Dr. Julian and Elizabeth Williams Nursing Scholarship
Returning, non-traditional student in the Associate Degree Nursing program with minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be a single parent of a minor child who is willing to commit to community service at St. Luke’s Medical Center. No tobacco, alcohol or illicit drug use. Financial need is an award requirement.
School of Education Scholarships
President Henry C. Giles Jr. Scholarship
Established in honor of SCC President Henry C. Giles and 50 years of service and dedication to the college, its faculty and students. Criteria: Must be a second semester student with 15 or more credits earned who is enrolled full-time in SCC's School of Education Program. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Financial need is a requirement. Local resident of Spartanburg, Union or Cherokee County. Must have completed FAFSA.
School of Horticulture Scholarships
Brazilian Friendship Scholarship
Full- or part-time student in the Horticulture program with a minimum 2.0 GPA. First priority given to honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Financial need is an award requirement.
Doug McAbee Non-Traditional Horticulture Scholarship
Established to honor the memory of Doug McAbee and 21years of service and dedication to the college and the Horticulture program. Criteria: Students must be between the ages of 25-59, have completed the FAFSA, and enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours seeking a degree or certification in the Horticulture program. Preference will be given to individuals who are working a full-time job, have been laid off, or have previous military service.
Jean Miller McAbee Memorial Horticulture Scholarship
Full-time, female student in their second year of the Horticulture program. Minimum 3.0 GPA. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed.
Jimmy Painter Horticulture Scholarship
Full-time student in the Horticulture program who is a resident of any county in South Carolina other than Spartanburg or Cherokee, or is a resident of any state other than South Carolina.
Piedmont Interstate Fair Horticulture Scholarship
Full- or part-time student in AA or AS Horticulture program. Minimum 2.75 GPA. Must be a resident of Spartanburg, Cherokee, Laurens, or Union County in South Carolina; or Polk or Rutherford County in North Carolina. Financial need is an award requirement.
Additional Scholarships and Awards
The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) Scholarship
Must be pursuing an Associate’s Degree in a major related to the environment. At least six credit hours and enrolled in associate degree in one of the following programs is required: pre-engineering, horticulture, radiation protection, electronics engineering, engineering, mechatronics, automated manufacturing, industrial electricity or industrial electronics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a South Carolina resident.
Mildred Harrison Dent Memorial Scholarship
One full year’s tuition awarded to a student from each of the three Spartanburg County Career Centers: R.D. Anderson, Swofford, and Daniel Morgan Applied Technology Center. Recipients are selected by their respective career center’s guidance council and award committee.
Chris Duerksen Memorial Scholarship
Requires at least six hours of remedial “transitional” courses. Financial need is an award requirement. Can be first semester.
John S. & Nora B. Featherston Family Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2019 to honor Dr. John Smith and Nora Beth Featherston for their philanthropic efforts in the Spartanburg community by their son John S. Featherston Jr. Criteria: Full-time, second year student from a racial or gender minority with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be a resident of Spartanburg, Cherokee or Union County and have a completed both a SCC Foundation scholarship application and a current FAFSA. Any field of student can apply; financial need must be demonstrated.
Bruce Harris Memorial Scholarship
Must be enrolled in at least six credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Eleanor J. & James P. Ledbetter Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Full-time student with minimum 3.0 GPA. Must show leadership and good character. Financial need is an award requirement.
Mr. & Mrs. George Moseley Scholarship
Must be a U.S. Citizen and Spartanburg County Resident. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Financial need is an award requirement.
D.L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student in any program of study. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Financial need is an award requirement.
Benjamin D. Snoddy Scholarship
Must be enrolled in at least six credit hours with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Financial need is an award requirement.
John and Putsy Wardlaw SCC Emergency Fund Requests
For students experiencing financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, natural disaster or other unexpected critical event. Student must be enrolled at SCC a minimum of 6 hours and have completed an additional 12 hours. Student must be in good standing, have applied for all forms of aid, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Request Assistance
Sherry Vaughn SCC Book Fund Requests
For students experiencing a recent financial hardship (within 6 weeks). Must submit supporting documents with application. Student must be enrolled at SCC taking a minimum of 6 hours and must have successfully completed an additional 12 hours or more. If awarded, student is responsible for 15% of the total cost. Request Assistance
Fill the Backpack Fund Requests
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 College’s 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 on-line 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 $750.
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 $750 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.
John A. Squires Memorial Alumni Scholarship
Full- or part-time student with minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be active in the community.
SSS Management Scholarship
Awarded to a student demonstrating financial need.
Technical Scholars Scholarship Fund
Minimum 2.5 GPA. Must have completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and be in good standing with the college. Must be a full-time student in Technical or Health & Human Services program. Financial Aid award committee will choose award recipients.