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)

    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, 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 Tameka Whittenburg at (865) 592-4418.

    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)

    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 $2,000.00 to $3,000.00, 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 the 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 $1,000.00 to a college student in a two year program.

     Who May Apply:

    Any Technical College or USC two-year branch college student who meets all of the following criteria:
    - The applicant must be a South Carolina resident.
    - The applicant must 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..
    - The applicant must have completed at least 12 credit hours.
    - The applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

    How to Apply:

    The applicant must submit a completed application (see hyper-link below) and a copy of their transcript to GFOASC via e-Mail in PDF format to: .

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

    Download the application (PDF)