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Any additional money for a Palmetto Fellow at USC?

SouthmomSouthmom Registered User Posts: 346 Member
I am looking ahead for my son who is currently a junior in high school and is very interested in attending the Univ of South Carolina next year (we're in-state). He should be an early Palmetto Fellow. Does USC give any additional money or automatic scholarships to Palmetto Fellows who choose to attend USC other than the standard $6700/$7500/$7500/$7500? I know that both Clemson and the College of Charleston give Palmetto Fellows an additional $2500/year for all four years of college (something called Palmetto Pact), but can't find info if USC does anything similar. Thanks!
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Replies to: Any additional money for a Palmetto Fellow at USC?

  • jmarietoljmarietol Registered User Posts: 132 Junior Member
    Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Guidelines

    I would look here. It looks like you have to wait until sophomore year in order for the enhancement ($2500).
  • ScrapperanneScrapperanne Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    While I do not think USC has anything directly linked to the PFs (like what you describe that Clemson and CofC does), your son, with the stats necessary to qualify for PF, should definitely qualify for one of a few scholarships that USC offers . My daughter has earned the PF and just got a letter yesterday from USC indicating that they are awarding her another $3K/year in scholarship monies. Hope this helps! :-)
  • SouthmomSouthmom Registered User Posts: 346 Member
    Scrapperanne: Thanks for the info. My son will probably major in accounting or economics so he won't be eligible for the $2500 STEM enhancement so we'd really appreciate any additional $$$ associated with being a Palmetto Fellow. Hopefully, he'll get an extra $2000-$3000 to make USC competitive with Clemson and/or College of Charleston.
  • yummymusic2yummymusic2 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    yes, i got a letter that said if you are a palmetto fellow scholar, you upgrade to the dean's scholarship, which is $3000 a year. your son should get info about it in the mail if he hasnt yet.
  • AUGirlAUGirl Registered User Posts: 2,890 Senior Member
    Yeah. My letter said:

    "P.S. If you are later named a Palmetto Fellow, we will upgrade your Thornwell Scholars Award to a Dean's Scholar Award worth $3,000 per year, provided we receive notice of your eligibility from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education."
  • SouthmomSouthmom Registered User Posts: 346 Member
    Thanks everybody for the replies! An extra $3000 would be awesome! My son is 99.99% sure that USC will be his first choice!
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