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The College of Arts and Sciences offers several scholarships that are available for application during spring semester for the following academic year. Please submit an application to be considered for one or more (if eligible) of the awards listed below.

2015 Application Form (pdf - 104kb)


Scholarships and Criteria

Lisa Hudson Evans Endowed Scholarship - Political Science major with financial need.

John Guilbeau Scholarship -
Rising junior or senior or beginning graduate student; proficiency in foreign language and interest in the humanities; financial need.

H. Scot Heavner Scholarship- Upperclassman; financial need; academic excellence; seeking teaching certificate and coaching. 

Stewart Hass Memorial Restricted Scholarship - Mass Communication major; emphasis in print; renewable to rising junior or senior who maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Janice Chastain Houk Endlowed Fund - Award to be split equally between one student involved in undergraduate research in biology and one in undergraduate research in political science. 

Nancy G. Jones Endowed Scholarship - Biology major; financial need a consideration but not necessary; first preference given to students from Cherokee County, SC and second preference given to SC resident.

Georgie Inabinet Adams Lefvendahl Endowed Scholarship - Arts & Sciences major with financial need and 3.0 or higher GPA.

Wayne T. Patrick Scholarship and Internship - Mass Communication major with emphasis on print journalism for full-time study on campus or internship.

Annette Spiers Resch Gillespie Endowed Scholarship - History major, preference given to rising senior.

Ellen V. Randolph Endowed Scholarship - Rising junior who has selected a curriculum that will lead to a minor in gerontology (needs to be full time student).

Blanche Fisher Rudisill and Frances Rudisill Hamm Scholarship- Biology major with at least 3.0 GPA.

Marcelle Scogin Endowed Scholarship in Human Nutrition - Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in Human Nutrition and Dietetics programs.

Anita Jones Spearman Scholarship - Political Science and/or journalism (communications) major.

Father David Valtierra Peace Studies Scholarship – Student must be a declared peace, justice, and conflict resolution studies minor; rising junior or senior; 3.0 GPA or higher.  Eligible students need to submit a 500 word essay, “How will you integrate your studies in peace, justice, and conflict resolution into your future.”

Robert M. Ward Scholarship - College of Arts & Sciences major; at least 3.0 GPA.

Jefferson Pilot Communications Scholarship – A merit based scholarship awarded to a Mass Communication major.

SC Food Service Supervisor Association – SC resident Human Nutrition major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Helen Kesler Beckham Memorial Endowed Scholarship – High-achieving rising sophomore, resident of South Carolina and foreign language major with consideration for summer study abroad between junior and senior year.

Dr. E. Cooper Bell Endowed Scholarship – A Biology or Chemistry major pursuing a medical degree through the pre-med program.

Lucille Webb Speth Endowed Scholarship – Human Nutrition and Family & Consumer Science:  Provide scholarship funds for students majoring in either of the above-mentioned programs.

Betty Freeman Hinman Endowed Scholarship – Math major; first preference to female students of at least junior standing, 3.0 overall GPA, 3.25 MATH GPA. 

Lillie Fuller Moredock Endowed Scholarship – Provide scholarships to students majoring in Biology or Environmental Science/Studies.

Ellen Rasor Wylie Mathematics Scholarship – Provide scholarship to Mathematics majors; candidates should show academic merit and good character.  At least a 3.0 overall and at least 3.5 GPA in Mathematics coursework.

Lawrence D. Joiner Scholarship Fund – To provide scholarship for rising juniors or seniors for travel abroad to study or do research in the humanities.  Special consideration given to those studying and researching in foreign language and literature.

Landrum Layton Human Nutrition major with financial need

Helen K. Bussell – Rising female senior with superior scholastic record majoring in Modern Languages

Kate Wofford – CAS major; may be divided.  Known as “the scholar’s scholarship.”

Joe B. Lanford– Internship with the City of Rock Hill; junior or senior; Political Science major.  TO APPLY:  MUST COMPLETE SPECIAL FORM FROM POLICITAL SCIENCE (346 BANCROFT).

Fred Hembree History Scholarship – To provide scholarship for junior or senior students with strong academic records who are majoring in History.  Preference give to students who intend to pursue graduate studies in History, students with financial need, and students who are from the area within a sixty mile radius of campus. 

Additional Department-Specific Scholarships
Some departments have additional scholarships and awards available, for which the eligibility criteria and application procedures may differ from those above. Please see the individual department web pages for more information.

Biology endowment, fellowships, and prize awards

Chemistry, Physics, & Geology scholarships and awards

English scholarships and awards

History scholarships and awards

Psychology scholarships and awards

Social Work scholarships and awards

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