Scholarship Help

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FOR RECEIVING A SCHOLARSHIP?

Entering freshmen are evaluated for scholarships on the basis of the admissions application. There is no separate scholarship application. Students are ranked based on test scores and high school rank-in-class. Those who are offered an Academic Recruiting Scholarship, which may carry a waiver of the out-of-state fee differential, usually have an SAT score of at least 1300 (ACT 30) and rank in the top 10 percent of their senior class. Stipends range from $500 per year to the full cost of attendance.

Please note: It is not necessary to apply for a particular scholarship or have prior knowledge of eligibility criteria except as indicated. The list of University scholarships is for information only. Students do not apply for individual scholarships.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, WHERE CAN I FIND HELP?

You may  email or call the financial aid office at (864) 656-2280 or visit us at G-01 Sikes Hall. For your convenience, our voice response system is available around the clock to update you on your application status, request needed documents and inform you of award amounts. Our website provides more detailed information about federal, state and University programs. The web site also provides useful links to sites such as the US Department of Education and several free scholarship searches.

BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TYPES:

1. ACADEMIC RECRUITING SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to entering freshmen on the basis of their admissions application. A Financial Aid application is not required. These scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of continuous undergraduate study for students who continue to meet the minimum prescribed academic criteria. Academic Recruiting Scholarships include a waiver of the out-of-state tuition and fee differential unless otherwise noted. Awards may be reduced due to funding or other awarded aid.

2. DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Clemson University has a commitment to a diverse student body. As part of this commitment, several academic scholarships have been developed. All accepted applicants are considered for these scholarships. With the exception of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, the criteria used in evaluating candidates includes academic achievement as indicated by high school performance and SAT/ACT scores, personal background, as demonstrated by race, ethnicity, gender, and geographic origin, and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by extracurricular activities, community service, and work experience. See additional conditions listed for the various scholarships.

3. SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Special Programs administered by Clemson University provide financial assistance to students involved in specific areas. These sources of aid recognize participation in designated extracurricular activities or academic programs. Voluntary withdrawal from participation in the activity results in the immediate cancellation of the grant-in-aid.

4. RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to entering freshmen on the basis of their admissions application and to continuing students. Official registrar records will be consulted to determine major, class, GPR, and other selection criteria as of March 1. A Financial Aid application is not required.