Clemson University Scholarships and Grants

Clemson University campus, Clemson SC

University scholarships and grants are awarded to both entering freshmen and upperclassmen. Scholarship awarding usually occurs twice a year — once in the spring for the next academic year and once in the fall (called make-up awarding) for the spring semester of the current academic year.  

Scholarship award amounts and eligibility criteria vary widely. While the number of scholarships grows each year, funding is limited. Because of 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 automatically considered for each University-administered scholarship for which they are eligible.

Transfer students must complete one full-time semester at Clemson University before they will be considered for any University scholarships/ Official registrar office records will be consulted to determine major, class, GPA and other selection criteria. It is not necessary to apply for a particular scholarship or have prior knowledge of eligibility criteria except for a few select restricted scholarships. These specific scholarships are listed under the "Restricted" scholarship link.

There are four main categories of scholarships at Clemson University:

For more information please click on the types listed above or contact us.

Renewal for Clemson and state scholarships is based on your GPA and your earned credit hours. Academic Forgiveness can improve your GPA while reducing your credit hours, so you must be aware of all consequences before requesting grade forgiveness. Please speak with the Office of Student Financial Aid if you have questions about how Academic Forgiveness may affect your scholarship eligibility. If you are seeking to regain a scholarship for an upcoming academic year, you must submit the Request for Academic Forgiveness form to 104 Sikes Hall before the first day of class of the fall semester.