Enhanced LIFE and Palmetto Fellows Scholarships

The South Carolina General Assembly has passed legislation that enhances the value of LIFE and Palmetto Fellows awards for students majoring in math and science disciplines. Also, the maximum award for the Hope Scholarship has been increased. These changes are effective beginning in the Fall of 2007.

  • Basic Eligibility Requirements for the Enhanced Awards

    Palmetto Fellows – in addition to the base Palmetto Fellows requirements :

    • Recipients with at least 30 hours and who, as a freshman, earned 14 hours worth of math and science, and who are in math and science-related majors, will receive an additional amount of up to $3,300 for a maximum of $10,000.
    • Palmetto Fellows with at least 30 hours but who do not meet the conditions above, will receive an additional amount of up to $800 for a maximum of $7,500.
    • Entering freshmen, regardless of major, will receive a maximum of $6,700.

    LIFE Scholarship – in addition to the base LIFE Scholarship requirements :

    • Recipients with at least 30 hours and who, as a freshman, earned 14 hours worth of math and science, and who are in math and science-related majors, will receive an additional amount of up to $2,500 for a maximum of $7,500.
    • Entering freshmen, regardless of major, and upperclassmen who do not meet the above conditions will receive a maximum award of $5,000.
  • Current Eligible Majors

    SPECIAL NOTE: GENERAL ENGINEERING (MAJOR CODE GENG) DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THE PALMETTO FELLOWS OR LIFE ENHANCEMENTS. ENGINEERING STUDENTS MUST BE IN ONE OF THE SPECIFIC DISCIPLINES LISTED BELOW. ALSO, THE ENHANCEMENTS CANNOT BE EARNED MID-YEAR.

    Current Eligible Majors
    MAJOR ABBR PROGRAM
    BS-BIEN-F BIEN BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
    BS-AVS-A AVS ANIMAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES
    BS-PES-A PES PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    BS-FDHN-A FDHN FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION
    BS-HORT-A HORT HORTICULTURE
    BS-PKGS-A PKGS PACKAGING SCIENCE
    BA-STCH-E STCH BA SCIENCE TEACHING
    BS-STCH-E STCH BS SCIENCE TEACHING
    BS-MLEV-E MLEV + E204 MIDDLE-LEVEL EDUCATION (MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EMPHASIS)

    * Eligibility begins for new freshmen entering during the 2020-21 school year.
    Students who started college prior to 2020-21 are not eligible.

    BA-SECE-E SECE + E101 SECONDARY EDUCATION (MATHEMATICS EMPHASIS)
    BS-MTCH-E MTCH MATHEMATICS TEACHING
    BS-BIOE-F BIOE BIOENGINEERING
    BS-CHEN-F CHEN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
    BS-CIVE-F CIVE CIVIL ENGINEERING
    BS-CPEN-F CPEN COMPUTER ENGINEERING
    BS-ELEN-F ELEN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
    BS-ENVE-F ENVE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    BS-INEN-F INEN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
    BS-MSE-F MSE MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
    BS-ME-F ME MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
    BS-NURS-C NURS NURSING
    BS_NURS-C NURS NURSING (RN to BSN)
    BS-HLTH-C HLTH HEALTH SCIENCE
    BS-BIOC-G BIOC BIOCHEMISTRY
    BA-BIOS-G BIOS BA BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    BS-BIOS-G BIOS BS BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    BA-CHEM-G CHEM BA CHEMISTRY
    BS-CHEM-G CHEM CHEMISTRY
    BS-CIS-F CIS COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    BA-CPSC-F CPSC BA COMPUTER SCIENCE
    BS-CPSC-F CPSC BS COMPUTER SCIENCE
    BS-GEN-G GEN GENETICS
    BA-GEOL-F GEOL BA GEOLOGY
    BS-GEOL-F GEOL BS GEOLOGY
    BA-MTHS-G MTHS BA MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
    BS-MTHS-G MTHS BS MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
    BS-MICR-G MICR MICROBIOLOGY
    BA-PHYS-G PHYS BA PHYSICS
    BS-PHYS-G PHYS BS PHYSICS
    BS-AGED-A AGED AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
    BS-AGME-A AGME AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION AND BUSINESS
    BS-ENR-A ENR ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES
    BS-FORM-A FORM FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    BS-TURF-A TURF TURFGRASS
    BS-WFB-A WFB WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES BIOLOGY
    UD-PPFH-G PPFH PRE-PROFESSIONAL HEALTH STUDIES
    UD-PRPH-G PRPH PRE-PHARMACY
    UD-PREH-G PREH PRE-REHABILITATION SCIENCES
  • Courses that meet the "14-hour" rule for math and science

    EX ST, CP SC and MTHSC meet the math requirement. All others meet the science requirement.

    Courses that meet the "14-hour" rule for math and science
    COURSE ABBR COURSE DESCRIPTION
    AFLS AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND LIFE SCIENCES
    ASTR ASTRONOMY
    AUE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING
    AVS ANIMAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCE
    BE BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
    BIOE BIOENGINEERING
    BCHM BIOCHEMISTRY
    BIOL BIOLOGY
    BIOS BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    BMOL BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
    BOT BOTANY
    BT BIOSYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
    CE CIVIL ENGINEERING
    CME CERAMIC AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
    CES COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
    CH CHEMISTRY
    CHE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
    CPSC COMPUTER SCIENCE
    CSEN CROP AND SOIL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
    CVT CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY
    DPA DIGITAL PRODUCTION ARTS
    ECE ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
    EG ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
    EM ENGINEERING MECHANICS
    EES ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
    ENSP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY
    ENGR ENGINEERING
    ENT ENTOMOLOGY
    ESED ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
    ETOX ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
    EXST EXPERIMENTAL STATISTICS
    FDHN FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION
    FDTH FOOD TECHNOLOGY
    GEN GENETICS
    GEOL GEOLOGY
    HCG HEALTH CARE GENETICS
    HLTH HEALTH
    HORT HORTICULTURE
    IE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
    IPM INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
    ME MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
    MICR MICROBIOLOGY
    MSE MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
    MATH MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
    MTHS MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
    NURS NURSING
    NUTR NUTRITION
    PES PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
    PFC POLYMER AND FIBER CHEMISTRY
    PHSC PHYSICAL SCIENCE
    PHYS PHYSICS
    PKSC PACKAGING SCIENCE
    PLPA PLANT PATHOLOGY
    PLPH PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
    SSCS SOILS AND SUSTAINABLE CROP SYSTEMS
    STAT STATISTICS
    STS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY
    SYSE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
    TEXT TEXTILES