Scholarship award amounts and eligibility criteria vary widely. While the number
of scholarships grows each year, funding is limited. Due to the high caliber of
the applicant pool, many deserving students are not awarded scholarship assistance.
All accepted entering freshmen and enrolled continuing students will be considered
for each University-administered scholarship for which they are eligible. Transfer
students must have completed one full-time semester at Clemson University before
they will be considered for University scholarships. Students must be U.S. citizens
or eligible non-citizens (eligible for federal Title IV aid) to qualify for consideration.
Official registrar office records will be consulted to determine major, class, GPR
and other selection criteria. It is not necessary to apply for a particular scholarship
or have prior knowledge of eligibility criteria except as indicated. The following
list of University scholarships is for information only. Students do not apply for
- Students receiving Clemson University scholarship
assistance cannot be awarded more than the total cost of attendance as defined annually.
This limitation applies to all financial aid regardless of source and is based on
tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and personal
expenses. Scholarship stipends will be adjusted to ensure this limit is not exceeded.
- Scholarships and grants that exceed tuition and fees
and the cost of books and supplies may be subject to U.S. income taxation. Amounts
used for room and board are considered taxable income. This assessment is made when
students file their federal income taxes.
- New or unawarded scholarships are awarded during the
fall make-up period. Students who were accepted after the scholarship deadline,
as well as students previously considered, will be reconsidered after October 15.
Scholarships are divided into four basic categories: Restricted, Academic Recruiting,
Diversity and Special Programs.
The selections below provide definitions and scholarship
listings for each category.