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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. Academically eligible students will be e-mailed about them near the end of March. 

Criteria for frequently offered scholarships:

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

Georgie Inabinet Adams Lefvendahl Endowed Scholarship — Undergraduate students with a GPA of at least 3.0. Need is also a criterion. Preference give to students in the field of Library Science.

Robert M. Ward Scholarship — Students in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Candidates must have at least 3.0 GPA.

Kate Wofford — CAS major; may be divided.  Known as "the scholar's scholarship."

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

Luckett V. Davis Biology Restricted Scholarship Fund — Students majoring in Biology.  The scholarship is renewable to upperclassmen who maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Dr. E. Cooper Bell Endowed Scholarship — Students pursuing a medical degree through the pre-med program while majoring in Chemistry or Biology.

Blanche Fisher Rudisill and Frances Rudisill Hamm Endowed Scholarship — Undergraduate students in Biology that have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Nancy G. Jones Endowed Scholarship — Renewable scholarships for Biology majors.  First preference given to students from Cherokee County and second preference to a South Carolina resident with at least a 3.0 GPA.  Financial need may be considered but not a requirement.

Lillie Fuller Moredock Endowed Scholarship — Undergraduates majoring in environmental science/environmental studies.

Dalton Environmental Studies and Sciences Fund — Environmental Studies and related sciences.  

Harry and Becca Dalton Endowed Scholarship — Students studying within the Environmental Sciences and Studies programs. 

Dr. Jason Silverman Annual Restricted Scholarship — History majors with a 3.0 GPA.

Fred Hembree History Scholarship — Junior or senior students with strong academic records who are majoring in History.  Preference given to students who intend to pursue graduate studies in History, students with financial need, and students who are from an area within a sixty mile radius of campus.  

Annette Spiers Resch Gillespie Endowed Scholarship —  History major; preference given to a rising senior.

SC Food Service Supervisor Association — Undergraduate students studying Human Nutrition.  Eligible candidates should have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Preference given to students from South Carolina.

Lucille Webb Speth Endowed Scholarship — Students majoring in Human Nutrition and Family and Consumer Science or their successor programs.

Stewart Haas Memorial Restricted Scholarship  Mass Communication major; renewable to rising junior or senior who maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Wayne T. Patrick Scholarship and Internship — Provides support for full-time study or internships for students majoring in journalism in the Mass Communication department.  The scholarship is renewable to upperclassmen who maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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

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.  

Theresa Pittman Jackson — Provides academic support and enrichment opportunities to students within the Department of Mathematics.

Ellen Rasor Wylie Mathematics Scholarship — 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.

Helen Kesler Beckham Memorial Endowed Scholarship — Renewable scholarships for upperclassmen.  Preference given to high-achieving rising sophomores, residents of South Carolina and foreign language majors with consideration for summer study abroad.

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

Lawrence D. Joiner Scholarship Fund — 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.  

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 you will integrate your studies in peace, justice, and conflict resolution into your future."

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

Anita Jones Spearman Scholarship  Upperclassmen majoring in Political Science or Journalism.

Pre-Law Endowment Fund — Renewable scholarships for pre-law students who maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Support may also provide support (once per student recipient) for the LSAT preparatory courses, software and/or materials in their junior or senior year.  

Elrod Annual Restricted Scholarship — Students who are juniors or seniors and majoring in History or Social Studies, who intend to become teachers.  Candidates should have a GPA of 3.25 or higher and preference should be given to students who are first generation college students.

Linda M. Ashley Scholarship in Social Work — Non-traditional students majoring in Social Work.  

Sociology Merit Scholarship — Outstanding students majoring in Sociology.

Dorothy Jones Women's Studies Award — $250 each semester, awarded by the Women's Studies Committee to an upperclassman enrolled that semester, with preference given to Women Studies minors.  Recipients should demonstrate academic merit, financial need, and sophomore standing or above.

Cotesworth Pinckney Fishburne IV Endowed Scholarship — The purpose of this fund honors Dr. Coty Fishburne's legacy by providing scholarships to upperclassmen who are involved in research and who are majoring in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Geology.

Thomas A. Shealy Scholarship — This scholarship was established by Thomas A. Shealy, professor emeritus of Winthrop University. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for students majoring in Modern and Classical Languages. This scholarship is renewable to upperclassmen who maintain a 2.5 GPA or to freshmen who earned a minimum of 1150 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and graduated in the top 20th percentile of their high school class.