Graduate Scholarships

At Winthrop University, we believe higher education should not be a privilege reserved only for those who can afford it. We are committed to helping Winthrop students find appropriate ways to finance their education.

To be considered for any of the scholarships, a student must be in good academic-standing and meet any minimum GPA requirements that the deed of gift may specify. Applicants for Winthrop Graduate Scholarships should demonstrate ability or promise of academic excellence.

 

Graduate Foundation Scholarship

Each college is responsible for determining the recipients of their Graduate Foundation Scholarships.  Please use the links below to submit an application based on your respective college:

Deadlines:

  • For FALL awards: June 15th

  • For SPRING awards: October 15th

  • For SUMMER awards: March 15th

Eligibility:

  • Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the semester or semesters that the award is given.

  • Students must remain in good academic standing and be enrolled in a minimum of 4.5 credit hours for the semester or semesters that the award is given.

  • Future graduate students must have applied for admission to a graduate program in order for their scholarship applications to be processed.

Note: Applicants must reapply each semester to be considered.

Excellence in Graduate Studies Scholarship
Application Opens: December 1, 2023 

Deadline: Now Closed for 2024-2025

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in a degree program during the semester or semesters for which the award is given.

  • Have a minimum 3.50 graduate GPA.

  • Have completed a minimum of 12 graduate hours in their program by the time the award is given. Awards are usually granted the fall and spring of the following academic year.

  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six graduate hours during the semester or semesters for which the award is given.

  • This award is not eligible to graduating students.

Elizabeth Hope Reed Fellows Scholarship

Application Opens: December 1, 2023
Deadline: Now Closed for 2024-2025

Eligibility:

  • Available to admitted and currently enrolled graduate students. This is a service focused scholarship program. The application must reflect dedicated community service experience or plans as part of the degree program. 

  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six graduate hours during the semester or semesters for which the award is given.

Yu Beh, Pai-Chih Beh, and Catherine Beh Cheng Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Application Opens: December 1, 2023

Deadline: Now Closed for 2024-2025

Eligibility:

  • International students only.

  • Available to admitted and currently enrolled graduate students.

 

Note for Winthrop Scholarships:

  • Students on probation are ineligible for scholarships.

  • Non-degree students are ineligible to receive financial awards. 

 

 

Scholarship Resources Outside of Winthrop University

Below are scholarship opportunities that are offered by organizations outside of the university. While we try to maintain relevant information, neither Winthrop nor the Graduate School are responsible for the processes of any of these opportunities. Please follow the links and related contact information for further details.

 

South Carolina Humanities: Student Scholarships

Deadline: March 8, 2024

Eligibility:

  • Students must have declared a major or are enrolled in a Master's degree program in the humanities (includes history, philosophy and ethics, literature, linguistics, languages, jurisprudence, cultural anthropology, archaeology, comparative religions, art history and/or criticism, folklore, or interdisciplinary scholarship in these areas)