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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.

Lottery Tuition Assistance

Lottery Tuition Assistance is awarded to South Carolina residents attending eligible two year colleges in South Carolina.  This award is not based on income or financial need.  Lottery Tuition Assistance is awarded to students who do not already have their tuition paid in full by other grant and/or scholarship funds.  The award amounts may change each term based upon available funding.

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.

SC Promise Scholarship

The 2019/2020 SC Promise Scholarship is awarded up to $2000 to students who graduated or earned a GED from an eligible SC High School between 2013 and 2019.   Students must complete the FAFSA, be enrolled at least 6 credit hours, maintain a 2.0 GPA, not have earned a Bachelor's Degree, have remaining financial need to cover the cost of tuition, and complete the SC Promise Application.

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.

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

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 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.


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