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USC Upstate Foundation Scholarships - General

The USC Upstate Foundation Scholarship application is available November 1 through February 1.

Bannon Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by the Bannon Foundation. The recipient must have genuine financial need, be a resident of South Carolina (residents living near Greenville or Spartanburg will be given preference), be of sound moral character and be active in volunteer work. The recipient should be a student who qualified for but did not receive one of the USC Upstate Scholars Program awards.

Bernard F. Odasz Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student over 25 years of age. He or she must maintain a 2.0 GPA in an acceptable course of study at USC Upstate and take a minimum of 30 hours of credit annually. This scholarship is to award $1,000 per year, and was established in honor of Mr. Odasz' commitment to higher education.

Billie Weiss-McAbee Scholarship
This scholarship is established to assist a full-time, non-traditional student. The recipient must complete the FAFSA form, carry 12 or more hours per semester and not be eligible for any state scholarships.

College Pointe Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is provides an annual scholarship for an incoming or returning student who is a resident in good standing at College Pointe Apartments. The student must also be full time and demonstrate financial need.

D. L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship
Several $500 scholarships are awarded to South Carolina residents who demonstrate academic ability, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and have financial need.

Earl Gordon Scholarship Endowments
This scholarship awards of varying amounts to sophomores and juniors who have a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and demonstrate a record of both service or involvement in school or community as well as financial need.

Eb and Maggie Barnes Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship provides an annual award in memory of Dr. James "Eb" Barnes and his wife, Maggie Barnes to a USC Upstate student completing a degree at the USC Upstate Greenville Campus. The award is given to a student who most closely meets the criteria of a non-traditional student, is enrolled in a degree-completion program at the Greenville Campus at least half-time, and has established financial need. The award is given at an annual reception in honor of the recipient and the family of Eb and Maggie Barnes.

Gamma Beta Phi Scholarship
This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student 23 years of age or older with a 3.5 cumulative GPA in at least 12 hours at USC Upstate.

J. B. Greer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a senior 23 year of age or older whose past education was interrupted by full-time employment, military service, or family responsibilities for a minimum of two years. Criteria include a 2.0 cumulative GPA and contributions to USC Upstate through service to student government, publications or the student affairs office.

Anne Porchér Z. Perrin Scholarship 
This scholarship was established by the late Edward Perrin in honor of his wife, Anne Porchér for her love of Spartanburg and education. These scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshman with a minimum 3.0 GPA and are both within the top 30% of high school class and a resident of Spartanburg County. Students must not have received aid (excluding loans) that exceeds the cost of tuition and books (commuter) or exceeds the cost of tuition, room/board and books (residential). Three scholarships per year awarded to students (one per high school) selected from each of the Public High Schools in Spartanburg County Districts 3, 6, and 7. Each student would be awarded $2000 per year ($1000 per semester) 3 awards per year ($6,000). Scholarship is renewable for 3 years but must obtain a GPA of 2.5 to the sophomore year, 2.75 to the junior year and a 3.0 senior year.

N. A. Stirzaker Scholarship
Award for a full-time USC Upstate junior with high academic standing. The award is renewable for the recipient's senior year if a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher is maintained. Dr. Norbert A. Stirzaker was the first director of USC Upstate. This scholarship was created by his colleagues and friends in tribute to his many years of service to the University.

Simoton Scholarship
This scholarship provides $250 a year financial assistance to the president of the Black Student Leaders at USC Upstate. The recipient will also serve as an active member of the Executive Board of the East Spartanburg Branch of the NAACP. 

Spartanburg Rotary Club Scholarship
This scholarship provides a $1,000 annual award to a full-time Spartanburg County resident who is from a non-Rotarian family, has financial need, and has proven scholastic aptitude.

Sydney Elizabeth McMakin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created to memorialize Sydney Elizabeth McMakin's life and acknowledge the positive impact she made in the lives of her peers. This award will recognize a senior at James F. Byrnes High School who plans to attend the University of South Carolina Upstate. The scholarship will award $1,000 per year.

USC Upstate Alumni Association Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Alumni Association and is given to the child of a USC Upstate Alumnus. The recipient must be a rising senior, South Carolina resident, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. This scholarship awards $1,000 to two students annually.

Warren J. Carson Scholarship for Academic Excellence
This scholarship was established to recognize extraordinary academic achievement and dedication to the university. The scholarship will award $500 to a student who demonstrates the highest achievement in English or African American Studies. The student must have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate University dedication.

Maliaka and Leon Wiles Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship awards up to $750 to an incoming freshman with a 2.75 GPA or above; preference is given to a person active in their church or community and a resident of SC, Ohio or Oklahoma He or she must also have demonstrated financial need according to the FAFSA.