Skip to main content

Grants & Scholarships

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is need-based and does not have to be repaid.  It is awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and have financial need based on their FAFSA.  The amount varies based on financial need.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is awarded to students with exceptional financial need based on their FAFSA.  Awarding is based on availability of funds and student need.  This is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

SC Need Based Grant

The South Carolina Need Based Grant is awarded to South Carolina residents who are working towards their first degree and their tuition is not covered in full by the Pell grant.  Recipients must show financial need based upon their FAFSA.  This is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

LIFE Scholarship

The LIFE Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for South Carolina residents attending an eligible college in South Carolina.  Recipients must be working towards their first degree.  The LIFE Scholarship is not based on financial need and does not have to be repaid.

LIFE Enhancement

LIFE Scholarship Enhancement is awarded at eligible four-year institutions in South Carolina.  The purpose of the scholarship is to provide additional funds to students majoring in mathematics or science.  LIFE Enhancement funds are not awarded through FDTC.  If FDTC is your first initial college enrollment year, you must take the required 14 hours of math and science courses with a minimum of six hours in math and a minimum of six hours in science with one lab by the end of your first year in college after high school graduation.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship program administered by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The scholarship must be applied directly toward the cost of attendance, less any other gift aid received.

FDTC Educational Foundation Scholarships

The Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation receives funding for scholarships from individuals, businesses, industry, and private sources. These merit-based scholarships are awarded on criteria set by the Educational Foundation and the scholarship donors.

GED by 23

Through a partnership with the SC Technical College System, individuals who complete a GED or high school diploma through a SC Adult Education office are eligible to receive funds to cover the tuition and fees costs to attend a SC technical college.

WIOA Tuition Vouchers

WIOA Tuition Vouchers are for students who are WIOA participants.  The WIOA counselors inform the student and FDTC of financial funding available.  These awards are made on a case by case basis.


SC WINS is a statewide technical college scholarship program designed to address workforce shortages in South Carolina.

SC National Guard College Assistance

SC National Guard College Assistance is awarded to qualifying members of the SC National Guard and SC Air National Guard.  Students must complete the CAP application process within the timeframe set by the SC National Guard.


Full User Details