Staff Senate

Staff Senate Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2014-15 Recipients

In 1989, the Senate established an academic scholarship which was awarded to the child of a staff member. Today, ten $1,500 scholarships are awarded based on need and academic achievement.

These scholarships are made possible through the generous support from Clemson University staff, faculty, administrators and community friends. Funds are raised by payroll deduction and from other fund-raising efforts by the Senate.

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  • EligibilityWho can receive the scholarship?

    The applicant must be a child of a currently employed full-time Clemson University staff (non-faculty) member. 

    The selection process is based on University policies that state, in part, that students must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPR and be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student to be considered for scholarship assistance. Official Registrar records are consulted to determine major, class, GPR and other selection criteria as of March 1.

    Freshmen are eligible to receive these scholarships which are restricted to undergraduates seeking their first Bachelor’s degree. They will be based on high school records, entrance examination scores and other qualifications established by the appropriate selection committee. Admissions acceptance must be finalized before consideration can be given to prospective recipients. Transfer students must have completed one full-time semester at Clemson University before they will be considered for University scholarships.

    Use of this scholarship is not permitted for any summer sessions regardless of enrollment status and is subject to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. More details regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress can be found at www.clemson.edu/financial-aid.

  • Selection ProcessHow scholarships are awarded.

    Recipients of the scholarships are selected by the University Scholarships and Awards Committee in early June. Recipients are emailed to check their iROAR account. Unused scholarships are awarded during the fall makeup period. Students who were accepted after the scholarship deadline, as well as students previously considered, will be reconsidered after October 15. Staff Senate scholarships are NOT automatically renewable. Applications must be resubmitted every year to be considered for scholarship eligibility.

    Of every two scholarships, one scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement, and a second will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need.

  • DeadlinesWhen you need to have your application in.

    Students who wish to be considered for a Staff Senate scholarship must complete the admission process by March 1. To be considered for a need-based scholarship, applicants must also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. Contact Clemson's Office of Student Financial Aid at 864-656-2280 if you have questions about the FAFSA.

    Applicants are eligible for consideration each year by submitting a Restricted Scholarships application (required). Download and complete the application at: 

    http://www.clemson.edu/financial-aid/documents/RESTRICTED_SCHOL_APP.pdf.

    A separate letter identifying their parent(s) as a staff member, the applicant's Clemson University ID number, their parent's name(s) and address, and a statement that they would like to be considered for a staff senate scholarship must accompany the application. 

    Both application and accompanying letter must be received by the Office of Student Financial Aid by March 1.

    The letter must include the applicant's Clemson University ID number, their parent's name(s) and address, and a statement that they would like to be considered for a scholarship. An application is required for restricted scholarships. Download and complete the application at: 

    http://www.clemson.edu/financial-aid/documents/RESTRICTED_SCHOL_APP.pdf.

    Admissions acceptance must be finalized before consideration can be given to prospective recipients.