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The USC Upstate Foundation Scholarship application is available Nov. 1 through Feb. 1.

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Athletics

USC UPSTATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - ATHLETICS

The USC Upstate Foundation Scholarship application is available Nov. 1 through Feb. 1.

Connie and Ed Wilde Endowment Scholarship is given to provide a $500 annual award to a player on the USC Upstate Men's Soccer team. The recipient must be a returning member of the men's Varsity Soccer Team, have demonstrated good character and achieved academically. Preference is given to a player who has been involved in community service.

Ed Wilde Women's Soccer Scholarship goes to fund a $500 annual award to a player on the USC Upstate Women's Soccer team. The recipient must be a returning member of the Women's Varsity Team, should have demonstrated good character and achieved academically. Preference is given to a player who has been involved in community service.

Josh Lee Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family of Josh Lee. This scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Cross Country or Track team, male or female, who has a minimum 3.0 GPA, and has completed 30 or more USC Upstate hours. If the recipient maintains good standing on the team and 3.0+ GPA, the scholarship is renewable for three years.

Mills Sproull Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family of Mills Sproul. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has completed one academic year at USC Upstate, has a minimum GPA of 2.8, and has spent a minimum of one-year in good standing on the Men's Soccer Team. The scholarship will award $500 per year ($250 per semester). The Mills Sproull Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a member of the men's soccer team whose characteristics best reflect those of Mills. These attributes include being a hard worker, a good teammate, having a positive and selfless attitude, having perseverance, and being a good student.

College of Arts and Sciences

USC UPSTATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

The USC Upstate Foundation Scholarship application is available Nov. 1 through Feb. 1.

CONTEC Chemistry Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is a declared Chemistry major with a minimum GPA of 3.2. The student must have completed organic (through CHM 332L) and quantitative analysis by the disbursement date of the scholarship. This scholarship will be funded in Fall 2013 with a $1,000 annual award. 

Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery Scholarship
Provides support to a full-time art major, currently enrolled in art courses, graduate of a public Spartanburg County secondary school, and has at least 30 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. This scholarship awards $1,000 per year. 

Featherston Family Endowed Scholarship
Established to provide financial assistance to a part-time or full-time student. The award is given to a student, who most closely meets the criteria of an arts and science major that is not eligible for any state merit based scholarship.

John Edmunds Scholarship
Honors Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. This annual award will be given to a student junior or higher standing, minimum 3.5 GPA, resident of the Upstate of South Carolina, declared major in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and plans to pursue graduate studies in a SSPH discipline (includes law and medicine). A 1,500-word essay is required. 

Joseph L. Balintfy Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics and Computer 
Awarded to a full-time student with junior standing. The student must be a declared major in an academic program specifically housed in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA on coursework completed at USC Upstate. The donor requests that preference be given to an immigrant or first generation United States citizen. The applicant must submit a personal statement regarding this qualification. The scholarship recipient may receive the scholarship in both the junior and senior years of study if the 3.0 GPA is maintained in the mathematics or computer science major. This scholarship was established in memory of Lilly Lancaster Kohler's husband, Joseph L. Balintfy, a Hungarian immigrant. 

Mathematics Scholarship Fund 
Awarded to an incoming freshman interested in pursuing a degree in mathematics. Recipient must have at least a 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average and SAT score of at least 1100. The scholarship is awarded to full-time students and may be renewable for up to seven semesters provided the student continues to major in mathematics, maintains a cumulative overall GPA of 3.0, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in mathematics courses. 

Nancy P. Moore Scholarship
Established to honor Dr. Nancy Moore for her commitment and teaching at USC Upstate and her service in the upstate community. Recipient must be a full-time English major who has sophomore or upper class standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Recipients must also be involved in some type of volunteer work. This scholarship awards $500 per year. 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student at USC Upstate engaged in a program of study in Biology, Chemistry or toward completion requirements for Pre-engineering, Engineering Technology Management or Pre-Pharmacy. The recipient must have completed 60 credit hours (30 of which must have been earned at USC Upstate) by the end of the semester of application, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, with involvement in campus and/or community activities. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded once a year at the end of the spring semester to be used in any semester desired by the student. Recipients may not receive the NSE scholarship more than two times. Students must submit a separate application with the NSE office. 

Political Science Scholarship
Awarded during the spring semester to a student who is a full-time junior political science major with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25. Candidate must show potential for graduate work in a political science-related field. This scholarship awards $200 per spring semester. 

Water Environment Association of SC (WEASC) “Legacy of Learning” Scholarship
Established to encourage students pursuing a career in an environmental field. The recipient should be pursuing a Bachelor Degree related to the environment; for example, Science, Biological, Mechanical, Electrical or Engineering Technology. The recipient must also be a SC resident, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and can be a full-time or part-time student. This scholarship awards $2,000.

General

USC UPSTATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - GENERAL

The USC Upstate Foundation Scholarship application is available Nov. 1 through Feb. 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 years 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 percent 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 $2,000 per year ($1,000 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 South Carolina, Ohio or Oklahoma He or she must also have demonstrated financial need according to the FAFSA.

George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics

USC UPSTATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
GEORGE DEAN JOHNSON, JR. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

The USC Upstate Foundation Scholarship application is available Nov. 1 through Feb. 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.

Mary Black School of Nursing

SC UPSTATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - MARY BLACK SCHOOL OF NURSING

The USC Upstate Foundation Scholarship application is available Nov. 1 through Feb. 1.

Ambulatory Surgery Center of Spartanburg Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance to four full-time students that want to pursue a career in Nursing. A student must be a declared major of the Mary Black School of Nursing; have earned a minimum of 90 credit hours with a 3.5 GPA, be active in the community and must plan to build their career in Spartanburg. Preference is given to a male nurse for one of the awards. This scholarship awards $2,500 per year per student.

Career Center Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to an upper division nursing student.

Catherine Ervin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Cathy Ervin Overstreet, a graduate of USC Upstate. The proceeds from the endowment will be awarded to a student in the Mary Black School of Nursing, with preference given to a graduate of Broome High School in Spartanburg County School District Three and/or a student receiving limited funding from other grants and scholarships.

Denise Tone Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Denise Tone. The proceeds from the endowment will be awarded by the scholarship committee of the Mary Black School of Nursing to students enrolled in a nursing program in recognition of academic excellence.

Frances Smith Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship provides support to a full-time nursing student who has financial need. Preference is given to a non-traditional student. This scholarship awards $1,000 per year.

Helen P. Biehl Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Ms. Biehl and her years of service as dean of the Mary Black School of Nursing. This scholarship provides financial support to two students enrolled in the upper division of the Nursing School. The students must have financial need, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, demonstrated leadership in the University, and be accepted into the Nursing school. Preference given to a first generation college student, These funds award two $2,000 annual scholarships.

Hospice of South Carolina Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance to a full-time student with a ADN degree who is accepted into the Mary Black School of Nursing, has a 3.0 GPA or higher, is a Spartanburg County resident with financial need (as determined by the Department of Education and completion of the FAFSA). This scholarship awards $1,000 per year.

Jackie Sheriff Floyd Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship provides support for a full time student who meets the following criteria: a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, a rising senior (over 90 credit hours) majoring in nursing and a resident of Upstate South Carolina.

Lois W. Marriott Scholarship
This scholarship provides support for a student enrolled in the upper division of the Nursing School. The student must have financial need, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, be accepted into the Nursing program, be a resident of North Carolina, and have a record of service to the University and community. These funds award two $1,000 annual scholarships.

Mary Black Health System-Fallen Angels Scholarship
This scholarship was developed by the Nursing Leadership Group at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in memory of two of their beloved nurses, Lori Clark, RN and Greg Lynch, RN '90, that passed away in 2009. This scholarship is a small way for them to be remembered for their passion for nursing. This annual scholarship is awarded to a nursing student with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and must be an employee of Mary Black Health System or a child or grandchild of a Mary Black Health System employee. This scholarship awards $500 per year.

Mary Black School of Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship will award $750 to a full-time senior nursing student who has financial need, has a record of service to the University and community, and has a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Paul Foerster Excellence in Nursing Award
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time senior nursing student enrolled in the BSN program who has financial need, has a record of service to the University and the community, and who has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The award is given in honor of Paul F. Foerster's volunteer service to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County. This scholarship awards $300 per year.

Piedmont District Nurses Association Scholarship
This scholarship provides a $500 to a nursing major enrolled in at least six credit hours. Recipients must be a South Carolina resident with at least a 3.0 high school or college cumulative GPA.

Spartanburg County Medical Society Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time declared nursing student in the Mary Black School of Nursing, a Spartanburg County resident, minimum 3.0 GPA, who has completed 90 credit hours and has financial need as defined by the (Department of Education) completion of the FAFSA. This scholarship awards $2,500 per year.

School of Education

USC UPSTATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The USC Upstate Foundation Scholarship application is available Nov. 1 through Feb. 1.

Sonja K. Ruppe Memorial Scholarship
Given to a new freshman education major from Gaffney High School, this scholarship awards $500 per year.