NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED500564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-1
Pages: 79
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
Summary Report on South Carolina Scholarships and Grants, 1988-2005. Revised
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
This report provides data and information relating to the Palmetto Fellows, LIFE, and SC HOPE Scholarships, and the Lottery Tuition Assistance and the SC Need-based Grant Programs. The primary purpose of the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is to recognize the most academically talented high school seniors in South Carolina and to encourage them to attend college in the State. The LIFE Scholarship is the largest state scholarship program, created to increase student access to higher education, improve the employability of South Carolina students, provide incentives for students to be better prepared for college and encourage students to graduate from college on time. The SC HOPE Scholarship Program was established to provide access and opportunities for students looking to further their education at one of the state's four-year institutions. The Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP) is not based on financial need and the award amount is subject to change by semester depending on the number of eligible students and the amount of available funding appropriated from the SC Lottery. The SC Need-based Grant provides additional financial assistance to the state's neediest students. The program is administered by the financial aid offices at the public institutions and the SC Tuition Grants Commission for the independent institutions. Each institution develops its own policies for awarding the SC Need-based Grant based on the regulations approved by the General Assembly. Twenty appendixes are included: (1) Average In-state Tuition and Fees by Institution Since 1995-96; (2) Scholarship and Grant Award Amounts Since 1996; (3) Scholarships and Grants State Appropriations Since 1996; (4) In-state Cost of Attendance at South Carolina Public Institutions Since 1995; (5) SC Uniform Grading Scale Policy - Legislative Mandate; (6) Fall 2004 Palmetto Fellows Recipients Retaining Palmetto Fellows Scholarship in Fall 2005; (7) Fall 2004 LIFE Recipients Retaining LIFE Scholarship In Fall 2005; (8) SCCHE Division of Student Services' Survey of Financial Aid Officials Regarding SC HOPE and SC Need-based Grant Recipients; (9) HOPE to LIFE Retention 2004-05; (10) Need-based Grant Retention 2004-05; (11) Lottery Tuition Assistance Students From Fall 2004 to Fall 2005; (12) Percentage of First-time Freshmen LIFE Recipients; (13) Percentage of First-time Freshmen LIFE Recipients' Initial Qualifications for the LIFE Scholarship; (14) Annual Retention Rates for LIFE Scholarship Awards by Student Level; (15) LIFE Scholarship Statistics, Updated With Fall 2005 Data; (16) IPEDS South Carolina Graduation Rates at Four-year Institutions; (17) Need-based Grant Allocation for 2005-06; (18) Need-based Grant Disbursement and Average Award For 2005-06; (19) Tuition Grant Disbursement and Average Award for 2005-06; and (20) High School Students Enrolled in Colleges and Universities in SC Fall 2005 and the Number of Credit Hours Attempted. (Contains 17 footnotes, 5 figures and 64 tables.)
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. 1333 Main Street Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201. Tel: 803-737-2260; Fax: 803-737-2297; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina