Scholarships give our students the opportunity to not just attend Clemson but to thrive here. With comprehensive scholarships, students can more fully engage in academic extracurricular activities, taking advantage of the breadth of opportunities Clemson offers. These funds are also vital to recruiting high-achieving students from around the country – and the world – adding to the ranks of the Clemson Family.
Clemson’s high standing and flourishing national reputation is attracting record numbers of undergraduate applications. Each incoming freshman class exceeds the previous one in academic accomplishment, with average SAT scores reaching historic highs year after year. The student body has become increasingly diverse, and initiatives are in place to continue that trend. Further, the nation’s top student-athletes choose Clemson because of its dedicated and championship-winning coaches, its innovative athletic facilities and its commitment to academic success for athletes.
Clemson must remain competitive in attracting the nation’s most talented students, while remaining accessible to deserving students who simply cannot afford a higher education. The only way to achieve that goal is to offer comprehensive scholarship packages available so these students choose Clemson. A strong scholarship endowment unlocks the potential of all our students — both highly recruited and those who would otherwise be left behind because of financial barriers — creating productive citizens who will become the next generation of leaders.
The success of our scholarship recipients is not only a reward to Clemson University, but to all who have given towards the endowment. Every gift — large or small — matters.
Your commitment makes it possible for Clemson to offer this opportunity to all deserving students, allowing them to reach higher and dream bigger than they thought possible. The ripple effect of your actions will allow our students to take their invincible Clemson Spirit out into the world and make their mark on the future.
Approximately 240 outstanding graduate students hold fellowships or traineeships at Clemson University. In order for a monetary award to be designated a fellowship or a traineeship, it must provide the recipient a minimum of $1,000 for the academic year. Graduate students receive these awards from a variety of alumni, foundation, governmental, individual or industrial sources based on scholarly potential and academic excellence. All fellowship recipients are granted the in-state rate for tuition and fees. Support of fellowships is crucial to students’ success in the Graduate School.