Technical Scholars

  • General Technical Scholar Information

    The Technical Scholars program offers students the unique opportunity to expand learning beyond the classroom to develop skills for a real-world experience. Students participating in this program attend classes full-time at SCC, in an eligible degree program, while working part-time with a sponsor company, who may also provide tuition assistance for the student. Eligible programs of study and application periods vary depending on the company sponsor.

     BMW Scholar Program: Application is currently open. For more information, go to this link: BMW Scholars or email

    Download Technical Scholars application (PDF)

    SCC has established programs with:

    • Advance America
    • AFL
    • Auriga Polymers
    • AWL
    • BASF
    • Bausch + Lomb
    • BMW Manufacturing
    • Erhardt + Leimer
    • Michelin US
    • Milliken
    • Schaeffler Group
    • Sealed Air

    Benefits for Students
    • Apply real-world skills and experiences to classroom instruction
    • Work part-time and earn wages at one of the area s leading companies
    • Receive a scholarship/sponsorship to support educational expenses
    • Be considered for full-time employment
    Benefits for Employers
    • Access to motivated students who possess a wide range of skills and potential to complete a rigorous academic and experiential curriculum
    • Opportunity to observe students skills and work habits
    • On-site evaluation of candidates for permanent employment
    • Increased employee retention
    Eligibility Requirements
    • To be eligible to apply for the Technical & Health Scholars Program, a student must:
    • Be a high school graduate or GED recipient
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Meet specific program eligibility requirements as defined by the company
    • Be enrolled in an appropriate associate degree program at SCC

    *Programs of study may include, Automated Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, Machine Tool Technology, Automotive Technology, and Welding.

    How to Get Started
    Prospective students must first apply to the college for enrollment/acceptance in one of the approved programs of study.
    Current and new students must

    • Complete the Technical Scholars application, (available in the Career Services Office) including
    • a copy of your resume and
    • a copy of your unofficial transcript
    • Document a minimum 2.5 GPA (or higher if designated by the company)
    • Meet the minimum qualifications for participation in the program

    Contact Information
    For the Technical Scholars Program contact -

    Jennifer Little, Career Services Director
    Career Services Office, PD Hull Building, Room E-1
    Phone: (864) 592-4820; Email:

    For information on applying to the college, contact -
    SCC Admissions Office
    Room 184 Student Services Building
    Phone: (864) 592-4600; Toll Free (866) 591-3700
    Email:; website: