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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 are:

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 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.

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-4
BIEN
BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
BS-AVS-1
AVS
ANIMAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES
BS-PES-1
PES
PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
BS-FDHN-1
FDHN
FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION
BS-HORT-1
HORT
HORTICULTURE
BS-PKGS-1
PKGS
PACKAGING SCIENCE
BA-STCH-5
STCH
BA SCIENCE TEACHING
BS-STCH-5
STCH
BS SCIENCE TEACHING
BA-SECE-5
SECE + E101
SECONDARY EDUCATION (MATHEMATICS EMPHASIS)
BS-MTCH-5
MTCH
MATHEMATICS TEACHING
BS-BIOE-4
BIOE
BIOENGINEERING
BS-CRE-4
CRE
CERAMIC ENGINEERING
BS-CME-4
CME
CERAMIC AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
BS-CHEN-4
CHEN
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
BS-CIVE-4
CIVE
CIVIL ENGINEERING
BS-CPEN-4
CPEN
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
BS-ELEN-4
ELEN
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
BS-ENVE-4
ENVE
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
BS-INEN-4
INEN
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
BS-MSE-4
MSE
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
BS-ME-4
ME
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
BS-PFC-4
PFC
POLYMER AND FIBER CHEMISTRY
BS-NURS-5
NURS
NURSING
BS_NURS-5
NURS
NURSING (RN to BSN)
BS-HLTH-5
HLTH
HEALTH SCIENCE
BS-BIOC-1
BIOC
BIOCHEMISTRY
BA-BIOS-1
BIOS
BA BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
BS-BIOS-1
BIOS
BS BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
BA-CHEM-4
CHEM
BA CHEMISTRY
BS-CHEM-4
CHEM
CHEMISTRY
BS-CIS-4
CIS
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BA-CPSC-4
CPSC
BA COMPUTER SCIENCE
BS-CPSC-4
CPSC
BS COMPUTER SCIENCE
BS-GEN-1
GEN
GENETICS
BA-GEOL-4
GEOL
BA GEOLOGY
BS-GEOL-4
GEOL
BS GEOLOGY
BA-MTHS-4
MTHS
BA MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
BS-MTHS-4
MTHS
BS MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
BS-MICR-1
MICR
MICROBIOLOGY
BA-PHYS-4
PHYS
BA PHYSICS
BS-PHYS-4
PHYS
BS PHYSICS
BS-AGED-1
AGED
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
BS-AGME-1 AGME AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION AND BUSINESS
BS-ENR-1 ENR ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES
BS-FORM-1 FORM FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
BS-TURF-1 TURF TURFGRASS
BS-WFB-1 WFB WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES BIOLOGY
UD-PPFH-1
PPFH
PRE-PROFESSIONAL HEALTH STUDIES
UD-PRPH-1
PRPH
PRE-PHARMACY
UD-PREH-1
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.
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
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