Community Scholarships Available

Many SCC students receive financial aid thanks to the generosity of the Spartanburg community and beyond. These scholarships have separate applications and are administered through SCC's Business Office. See below for some of the scholarship opportunities available to SCC students!


Adult Learning Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who enroll at SCC and have earned a GED through the Adult Learning Center. Application information is available from the Adult Learning Center or by calling (864) 562-4105.


Agriculture: South Carolina Fertilizer and Agrichemicals

Available to students studying to pursue a career in agriculture, including students in SCC's horticulture program. View/download details for eligibility and application (PDF).


American Welding Society District Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in a welding program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student must be a U.S. citizen, a South Carolina resident and eligible to receive Lottery Tuition Assistance. An AWS scholarship application must be submitted by the announced deadline. Please visit their page at for more information.


Area Career Center Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to one student from each of the five area career centers: R.D. Anderson Applied Technology Center, Cherokee Technology Center, Daniel Morgan Applied Technology Center, H.B. Swofford Career Center and Union County Schools Career and Technology Center. Recipients are selected by the respective career center. Contact a counselor at any of these centers for more information.


Cherokee County: The Honorable Rufus H. Foster, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Cherokee County residents. Apply here.


Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Under this scholarship, beginning with the 2018-2019 award year, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made. All Title IV aid awarded to such eligible students must be based on an EFC of zero without regard to the student’s calculated EFC.

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible EFC, and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death. In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship, as long as the student has a Pell-eligible EFC and continues to be an eligible student.

For purposes of the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, a public safety officer is:

1. As defined in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b); or

2. A fire or police officer, defined as an individual who is serving in accordance with State or local law as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized public safety agency and provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire drill, fire call, or other fire, rescue, or police emergency, or at a planned special event.

View/download application for this scholarship (PDF)


Haas Foundation Scholarship for MTT Fall 2022

The Machine Tool Technology program is offering a $500 Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship to 15 first time MTT students for the Fall 2022 semester. This scholarship can be used to help pay for tuition, books, and required lab supplies. For more information on how to apply, please contact Garrett Brown (864) 592-4455 or


MLK Dream Scholarship

Martin Luther King, Jr. took hold of the freedoms promised by our nation's founding fathers and used his constitutional rights when he made his speech and developed his dream. By taking action on his dream, Dr. King was able to change the future of men, women, and children, and impact so many aspects of our current society. It is this spirit that inspired us to continue the theme for the MLK Dream Scholarships. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors from the Upstate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have demonstrated leadership and community service. Students must be accepted and enrolled in a full-time status at an accredited institution of higher education.


Stephen "Todd" Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student from Chesnee High School with a minimum 3.0 high school cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student pursuing a degree in electronics. Contact the guidance office at Chesnee High School for more information.


Dr. David Stokes Nursing Scholarship

Students who are full-time in the associate degree in nursing program with a minimum 2.5 GPA may apply. Must be a current employee of Camp Care, Gold Age, Inman Healthcare or Magnolia Manor and be willing to commit one year of employment for each year of the scholarship award.


Union County Community Scholarship Program

Established by Union County, along with its partners, Union County School District, the University of South Carolina, and Spartanburg Community College, to provide residents access to post-secondary education and training programs leading to jobs of today and careers of tomorrow. Download brochure (PDF)


Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship

Receive up to $2,500.00 to pursue career and technical education.

To be eligible for the Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

- Have completed High School (or earned an High School Equivalency credential) by Spring 2019.
- Be enrolled in a 2-year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall 2019 which will lead to employment.
- Attend a "not-for-profit', post-secondary institution.
- Demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell grant eligible.
- Be under the age 30.
- Be a United States citizen.

To apply, download the application (PDF)

Spartanburg Downtown Rotary Scholarship

- Awards will focus on rising sophomores.
- Recipients should have graduated from a Spartanburg County High School and be enrolled at either Converse College, Spartanburg Community  College, Spartanburg Methodist College, USC-Upstate, or Wofford College.
- Awards will focus on well rounded applicants with success both inside and outside of the classroom.  In addition, emphasis should be given to strength in service to others and leadership of peers, not just strong academic achievement.  Familiarity with Rotary is not mandatory but is certainly welcomed.
- There is an essay component to the application and writing skills will be evaluated.
- Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend at least one meeting of the Rotary Club of Spartanburg and should be comfortable telling club  members a little about themselves.
- Scholarships will be in the amount of $2,000 to $3,000, renewable for up to three years.  Due to the possibility of renewals, there might not be a call for yearly applications.
- DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 1: All applications must be submitted to the SCC Office of Financial Aid no later than 1:30 PM on May 1, 2020. 
To apply, download the application PDF
Questions? Contact Beverly Lowrance at

Founding Fathers Two-Year College Student Scholarship

The Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina (GFOASC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the professional development of its members by providing a forum for the exchange of information related to all aspects of government finance and by recommending and supporting improvements to the financial administration of all governmental units in South Carolina.  The membership includes employees of state, city, and county governments; colleges, universities, and school districts.  By establishing and awarding a Two-Year College Student Scholarship, the GFOASC provides financial assistance of $1,000 to a college student in a two-year program.

 Who may apply 

The applicant must be a South Carolina resident; be attending a South Carolina technical college or a USC two-year branch college working towards a certificate or associate's degree in accounting, finance, or business related field; completed at least 12 credit hours; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

How to apply

The applicant must submit a completed application and a copy of their transcript to GFOASC in PDF format to: .

The application may also be mailed to:
Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 80549
Charleston, SC  29416

Download the application (PDF)