and scholarships are outright gifts of money which do not have to
be reimbursed. Eligibility is based on financial need as well as
course of study. NOTE: Any portion of a scholarship or fellowship
received after August 16, 1986, which is not used directly for tuition
and fees is considered taxable income and must be reported on a
1040 tax form.
Federal Pell Grant (HP, N)
is a federally supported grant available to all first baccalaureate
degree undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. The
size of the grant is determined annually by a national formula and
institutional costs. All undergraduate students are required to
apply for a Pell Grant before being considered for other aid.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (HP,
N) provides aid for undergraduate students pursuing their
first baccalaureate degree who demonstrate financial need. An FSEOG
Award cannot be less than $100 or more than $4,000 per year with
the actual amount determined by the institution.
Donor Scholarships are institutional awards. All
aid applicants are considered for numerous scholarships based on
criteria set forth by individual donors. The amount of each scholarship
is determined by the donor generally ranging from $250 to $1,500
per year. Specific scholarships are identified by College in the
Medical University of South Carolina Bulletin.
The South Carolina LIFE Scholarship (HP, N, P)
provides up to $5,000 per academic year for eligible, full-time
enrolled in undergraduate coursework who meet certain state residency,
grade point and credit hour requirements. Eligibility for the LIFE
Scholarship is contingent upon initial year of college enrollment.
All students accepted for enrollment
or enrolled at MUSC who meet the scholarship guidelines will be
eligible to receive the LIFE Scholarship award.
South Carolina State Need Based Grant (HP, N) is
designed to provide additional financial aid assistance to South
Carolina's neediest students enrolled in undergraduate programs.
The program assists students who wish to attend public or independent
colleges or universities in the state. Awards vary annually based
on funding but will not exceed $2,500. To be eligible, a student
must: 1) complete a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid
annually and be considered a "needy" student; 2) be a
S.C. resident; 3) be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time
student; 4) be seeking for the first time an associate or baccalaureate