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USC Upstate Foundation Scholarships - General

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

Bannon Scholarship
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 award.

Bernard F. Odasz Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student over 25 years of age, 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
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 Endo Scholarship FUND
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.

Diana and Michael Irvin Scholarship
Awarded to a full time student who closely meets the criteria of: earned a minimum of 30 USC Upstate hours, minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need (as defined by the Department of Education - complete FAFSA) and not eligible for state scholarships.

D. L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship
Several $500 scholarships 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
Awards of varying amounts to sophomores and juniors who have a 2.0 cumulative GPA, service or involvement in school or community, and financial need.

EB and Maggie Barnes Memorial 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 University Center Greenville. The award is given to a student who most closely meets the criteria of a non-traditional student, enrolled in a degree-completion program at UCG at least half-time, with 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
Award of $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.

Horace C. Smith Scholarship Endowed Fund
Awards $1500 annually to three students who qualify as Metropolitan Scholars within the USC Upstate Scholars Program. The student must have a ranked top 10% of their high school class and have a minimum 1100 SAT score or 24 ACT score. A 3.25 GPA and South Carolina resident is also required.

J B. Greer Memorial Scholarship
Award 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.

Maliaka and Leon Wiles Family Endowed 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; must have demonstrated financial need according to FAFSA.

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. Dr. Norbert A. Stirzaker was the first director of USC Upstate, and this scholarship was created by his colleagues and friends in tribute to his many years of service to the University.

P.E.O. Sisterhood AE Chapter Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to a female student. This scholarship was developed by the women of the AE Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. This scholarship will award $500 annually, as funds are available.

Simoton 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 County Foundation Scholarship
Provides a four-year scholarship of $1,000 each academic year to a new freshman. The recipient must reflect academic promise, financial need, be a resident of Spartanburg County and be a graduate of a Spartanburg County secondary school.

Spartanburg Rotary Club Scholarship
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
Created to memorialize her 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 $1000 per year.

USC Upstate Alumni Association Scholarship
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 $1000 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.