Community Scholarships

  • Scholarships funded outside of SCC

    These scholarships are from organizations outside of Spartanburg Community College, thanks to the generosity of those in our community. They each have separate applications. If awarded, these scholarships are administered through SCC's Business Office. See contact and application information in each description below. 

    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 (horticulture program at SCC is eligible). 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 S.C. 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 - please contact a counselor at any of these centers for more information.

    Cherokee County: The Honorable Rufus H. Foster, Jr. KNOW(2)Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to Cherokee County residents with a high school Diploma or GED within the past 5 years, or be a veteran and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. Students must select from the following programs: Automated Manufacturing Technology/Robotics, Automotive/Manufacturing Production Technology, Electronic and Engineering Technologies, Heating, Ventilation, and air Conditioning, Industrial Electricity, Electronics, Repair, Machine Tool Technology (CNC), Mechanical/Mechatronics, Nuclear Power Radiation, or Welding. More information, as well as the application, may be obtained from the SCC Cherokee Campus at (864) 206-2700. Download brochure (PDF)

    Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship

    Awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students who are entering their final year of study. Students to be given Grainger customized tool-kit upon graduation. Applicable areas of study include: automotive, industrial electronics, electronics engineering, HVAC, industrial electricity, machine tool, mechatronics, and welding. Priority given to veterans who were honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. Applications may be obtained in the Financial Aid office and must be submitted by the announced deadline.

    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, male or female, and students must have 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.

    Northside Initiative Scholarship

    The Northside Development Group and SCC have partnered to offer a new scholarship, just for Northside residents, in an effort to strengthen the community by providing educational opportunities. The Northside Development Group (NDG) is a diverse group of people investing time, skills, and dollars for a safe and strong Northside community. We serve to encourage and manage the redevelopment of the City of Spartanburg s Northside community, honoring its past and expanding the economic, educational, recreational, health and social opportunities for its residents. As a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, operations are funded and supported through partners, donors and volunteers. To see if you qualify, contact SCC Student Affairs Office admin Lori Davis at (865) 592-4494.

    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. Application procedures may be obtained from the guidance office at Chesnee High School.

    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 of 30.
    - Be a United States citizen.

    To apply, download the application (PDF)