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Student Financial Aid Federal School Code: 003425

Clemson University Restricted Scholarships and Grants

Generally, restricted scholarships are non-renewable one time awards for one academic year. They are restricted to full-time undergraduate students unless otherwise noted. The awarding of need-based scholarships requires the receipt of a processed FAFSA that should be submitted directly to the federal processor by March 1 to allow ample processing time.

Recipients of Restricted University Scholarships are selected under polices set forth by the University Scholarships and Awards Committee in early spring, with recipients being notified in late April. 

No scholarship application is required except the four scholarships listed below. Students are automatically reviewed and considered for all other restricted scholarships.

It is not necessary to apply for a particular scholarship or have prior knowledge of eligibility criteria except for the following programs: APPLY ONLY IF YOU MEET THE PREFERENCE REQUIREMENTS.

  • James W. and Margaret Grainger Clark Scholarship Trust Fund provides several scholarships. First preference is given to graduates of Tamassee-Salem High School who have resided at the Tamassee DAR School or students who have resided at the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School. Second preference is given to a son or daughter of a member in good standing of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Staff Senate Annual Scholarships are awarded to children of currently employed full-time Clemson University staff (not faculty) members. Of every two scholarships, one scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement and a second will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need. Scholarships are not automatically renewable and require an application each year.
  • Olivia Jackson McGee Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a student in architecture or English. Preference is given to children or grandchildren of Clemson University tenured professors.
  • Pierce-Elizabeth Rogers Scholarship is awarded to a resident of Kershaw or Dillon County, with preference given to orphans.

If you meet the qualifications of any of these specific scholarships, please send the application and a letter (or email) to the Office of Student Financial Aid stating your qualifications.  Be sure to include your full name and Clemson ID number in your correspondence.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholarships awarded to freshmen are based on high school records, entrance examination scores and other qualifications established by the appropriate selection committee. Freshmen who wish to be considered for restricted University scholarships should complete the admissions process by March 1.
  • Transfer students must complete one full-time semester (at least 12 hours) at Clemson University before they will be considered for University scholarships.
  • Scholarships awarded to upperclassmen are based on the student’s Clemson GPA and earned hours.
  • New or un-awarded scholarships are awarded during the fall make-up period. Students who were accepted after the scholarship deadline, as well as students previously considered, will be reconsidered after October 15.
  • Renewable scholarships are reviewed each year and can be renewed only when funded for three additional years of continuous undergraduate study.
  • Continued eligibility for renewable scholarships is dependent on the eligibility criteria established for each scholarship, including the minimum GPR requirement and the satisfactory completion of 12 credits per semester. Unless otherwise noted, a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPR is required for renewal.
  • Renewable scholarships are not renewed automatically; consideration will be given for scholarship continuation based on all eligibility requirements, other aid awarded and available funding.
  • Scholarships are withdrawn immediately if the eligibility status is not maintained.
  • Stipends indicated are maximums; awards may be reduced due to funding or other aid awarded.
  • The University Scholarships and Awards Committee reserves the right to interpret the intent of each scholarship in accordance with the donor’s request. In most cases, the donor’s first preference only is listed.

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