2020 SWU Scholarships

SWU net price is at $16,706.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Southern Wesleyan University. SWU awards an average of $27,000.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, SWU students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Central, then those costs could be even higher.

100% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $17,538.00. Furthermore, 51% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $4,878.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Southern Wesleyan University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by SWU while others are open to SWU students, though not exclusive to Southern Wesleyan University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Southern Wesleyan University students?

There are 14 scholarships totaling $84,550.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 14 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Southern Wesleyan University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Southern Wesleyan University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Southern Wesleyan University study abroad scholarships, Southern Wesleyan University transfer scholarships, and Southern Wesleyan University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for SWU study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward SWU study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to SWU transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Southern Wesleyan University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. SWU transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for SWU transfer scholarships.

Are these SWU scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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C.G. Fuller Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor by C.G. Fuller Foundation

Applicant must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1100, be a South Carolina resident attending a South Carolina college or university, and demonstrate financial need. Family income may not exceed $60,000.

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$1,000.00 April 1 Apply Now

South Carolina HOPE Scholarship

Sponsor by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Location South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia, SC

Applicant must be a first-time entering freshman who is a full-time student attending an eligible four-year institution in South Carolina. Applicant must not owe a refund or repayment on any State or Federal financial aid and not be in default on a Federal student loan, must have never been convicted of...

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$2,800.00 December 15 Apply Now

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Sponsor by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Location South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia, SC

Early award applicant must be a high school senior who is a resident of South Carolina and who meets one of the two following sets of academic requirements: score a minimum SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (composite ACT score of 27) by the November test administration, earn a minimum 3.5 cumulative...

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- December 15 (early awards), June 15 (final awards) Apply Now

South Carolina Tuition Grants

Sponsor by South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission Location 800 Dutch Square Boulevard, Suite 260A, Columbia, SC

Applicant must be a qualified South Carolina resident attending as a full-time student an eligible South Carolina Independent College who applies annually by submitting the FAFSA. Applicant must demonstrate financial need using the federal methodology. Award is for fall and spring semesters only (no summer school).

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$2,600.00 June 30 Apply Now

Presidential Scholarship

Sponsor by Southern Wesleyan University Location 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student. Minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1000 (composite ACT score of 22) required.

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$11,000.00 None Apply Now

Dean's Scholarship

Sponsor by Southern Wesleyan University Location 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student. Minimum 3.0 GPA and minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1000 (composite ACT score of 22) required.

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$9,000.00 None Apply Now

Warrior Grant

Sponsor by Southern Wesleyan University Location 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student. Minimum 2.0 GPA and minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 800 (composite ACT score of 17) required.

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$9,000.00 None Apply Now

Transfer Student Scholarship

Sponsor by Southern Wesleyan University Location 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC

Applicant must be a transfer student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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$11,000.00 None Apply Now

Transfer Student Grant

Sponsor by Southern Wesleyan University Location 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC

Applicant must be a transfer student with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

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$6,000.00 None Apply Now

South Carolina Tuition Grant

Sponsor by SC Tuition Grants Commission Location Columbia, SC

Applicant must be a resident of South Carolina for at least 12 months, be enrolled full time, and be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicant must have a minimum combined SAT score of 900, rank in top three-quarters of class, or have a final high school cumulative GPA of 2.0 on...

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$3,150.00 June 30 Apply Now

South Carolina Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship

Sponsor by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Location South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia, SC

For the four-year institution award, applicant must be a full-time student who is a resident of South Carolina with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and who ranks in the top third of their graduating class. Minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1100 (composite ACT score of 24) required. For the two-year...

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- December 15 Apply Now

LinkScholars Program

Sponsor by Central Carolina Community Foundation Location 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213, Columbia, SC

Applicant must be an African American graduate of a Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland or Sumter County high school entering their freshman year at an accredited post-secondary institution in South Carolina. Minimum 2.9 GPA and 900 SAT score required.

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$3,000.00 March 15 Apply Now

Joan and Thomas Phillippe Young Artist Award

Sponsor by Southern Wesleyan University Location 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC

Applicant must be accepted into the university's music department. Audition required.

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$1,000.00 April 20 (date auditions must be completed) Apply Now