It is not necessary to apply for a particular scholarship or have prior knowledge of eligibility criteria except for the following programs: APPLY ONLY IF YOU MEET THE PREFERENCE REQUIREMENTS.
James W. and Margaret Grainger Clark Scholarship Trust Fund provides several scholarships. The first preference is given to graduates of Tamassee-Salem High School who have resided at the Tamassee DAR School or students who have resided at the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School. The second preference is given to a son or daughter of a member in good standing of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Staff Senate Endowed Scholarships are awarded to children of currently employed full-time Clemson University staff (not faculty) members. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and to students demonstrating financial need. A FAFSA is required to receive this scholarship (January 2 is the FAFSA deadline for incoming freshmen and April 1 is the FAFSA deadline for continuing students). Scholarships are not automatically renewable and require an application each year, which must be submitted by May 1.
Olivia Jackson McGee Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a student in architecture or English. Preference is given to children or grandchildren of Clemson University's tenured professors.
Pierce-Elizabeth Rogers Scholarship is awarded to a resident of Kershaw or Dillon County, with preference given to orphans.
The Aldridge Family Scholarship is awarded to military veterans or to children of veterans with preference being given to children of fallen veterans. Student recipients are selected by the Office of Student Financial Aid who will carry out the administration of the scholarship. Student recipients must demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA and complete it by the priority deadlines: January 2 for incoming freshmen and April 1 for Upperclassmen.
Major Julian Delano Dusenbury Presidential Scholarship - A Class of '42 Initiative is awarded to the child of an active or retired Marine Corps or Marine Reserve personnel. Marine Corps and Marine Reserves Veterans are also encouraged to apply.
James Conklin Companion Annual Scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA and at least one parent who has a documented physical or mental disability. The FAFSA must be completed by the priority deadlines: January 2 for incoming freshmen and April 1 for Upperclassmen.
If you meet the qualifications of any of these specific scholarships, please send the Restricted Scholarship Application and a letter (or email) to the Office of Student Financial Aid stating your qualifications. Be sure to include your full name and Clemson ID number in your correspondence.
The application for restricted scholarships is open from March 1 to May 1 each year.