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USC Upstate Foundation Scholarships
George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics

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

Arthur T. Meilinger Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time business major, working at least 25 hours a week who is a rising senior with over 90 credit hours, has a minimum GPA of 3.0, and is a resident of South Carolina. This scholarship awards $750 per year.

Budweiser of the Carolinas Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a South Carolina resident admitted into the upper division of the business-marketing program. It may be renewable provided a cumulative USC Upstate 2.25 GPA is maintained. The scholarship awards $1,000 per year.

Clary/Drucker Accounting Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of retired faculty members Diana Clary and Meyer Drucker for having made a positive impact in the USC Upstate accounting program and the Upstate community. The award is intended to assist a rising senior who is an accounting major, has a USC Upstate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and is a South Carolina resident. This scholarship awards $600 per year.

Clinton Richard Smith Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics student who has financial need. Preference is given to a married student whose parents are engaged in a local small business or industry. This scholarship awards $1,000 per year.

Craig Pressley Giegerich '02 Memorial Accounting Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance to a full-time student that wants to pursue a career in the accounting field. The recipient must be a business major with emphasis in accounting, have completed 90 credit hours with a cumulative 3.2 GPA, expressed financial need, and be a S.C. resident.

Donald W. Yates Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a part-time or full-time business major, with an emphasis in marketing. The student must also have financial need (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) who is a non-traditional, rising senior with more than 90 hours of credit and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This scholarship awards $1,000 per year.

Horace C. Smith Scholarship Endowed Fund
This scholarship is awards $1,500 annually to three students who have declared a major in the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics. The student must be full time junior with at least 60 credit hours completed and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25, and be a resident of South Carolina. This scholarship can be awarded to the same student for consecutive years. 

Jerry Bennett Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a transfer student from the state's technical college system, with preference given to students from Spartanburg Community College and Greenville Technical College, to help pursue a major in accounting at USC Upstate. The recipient must be a full-time student who is a business major with financial need as defined by the Department of Education (must complete the FAFSA).

John S. Poole Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a full-time student. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who closely meets the following criteria: earned 60 or more hours with Junior status, has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, is a declared business major, has history or civic involvement. Student athletes are given first consideration. The amount of the award will be based on available funds as determined by the USC Upstate Foundation or its designee.

Rick O'Brien M Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior business administration major with a concentration in accounting. The recipient must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and be employed a minimum of 10 hours per week. Preference is given to a student involved in community volunteer work. This scholarship awards $400 per year.

TD Bank Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics student who meets the following criteria: full-time student; earned a minimum of 60 hours and has a 3.0 GPA; completed the FAFSA form; and active in the Upstate community. This scholarship awards $1,000 per year.

Ted Eilenberg Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a degree program at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Busi­ness and Economics. The recipient must be a junior or senior, have financial need, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a senior business major from South Carolina. In the event of a tie, the selection shall be based on demonstrated need, leadership and community service. This scholarship awards $1,000 per year.

Wesley K. Wilber Scholarship
This endowment was created to assist male, non-traditional students majoring in business, with financial need who are not eligible for state merit based scholarships. The student must complete the FAFSA, and can be enrolled full or part-time.