FLORENCE, S.C. (June 6, 2019) – Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) has received funding through the SC Workforce and Industrial Needs Scholarship (SC WINS), which allows many of its students, including those enrolled in dual enrollment courses, to earn college credit at little to no cost.
SC WINS is a S.C. Technical College System scholarship program designed to fill the workforce shortages in the state. SC WINS will cover the tuition cost of courses at FDTC after the student receives all other scholarship funding. Recipients who qualify will receive $50 per credit hour (up to $600). The SC WINS funding will be in addition to $100 per credit hour of lottery funding. A book allowance of up to $300 ($150 per semester) will also be in effect annually.
“The SC WINS scholarship and lottery funding together make going to FDTC very affordable,” said FDTC Interim President Edward Bethea. “This program will make a huge difference for South Carolinians.”
There are two ways a student can qualify for SC WINS:
A student can qualify by income if they are receiving LTAP and meet United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-priced meals. All programs at FDTC qualify for an income-based SC WINS scholarship.
A student can also qualify for the scholarship funding by major. Students at FDTC, who are pursuing a higher education in a critical workforce program and are receiving funding through the Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP), can receive SC WINS funding for the 2019 Fall Semester. Qualifying critical workforce programs at FDTC include but are not limited to technical education and healthcare programs.
A student qualifying by program, must be enrolled in at least six credit hours during each semester that they are receiving the funding. At least three of those hours must include critical workforce instruction. A qualifying student must also be receiving LTAP and making passing grades in classes. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA after attempting 24 credit hours to continue receiving the funding.