FLORENCE, S.C. (July 9, 2019) – Florence-Darlington Technical College will continue to award the SC Promise Scholarship through the 2020 Spring Semester.
The scholarship program that originally launched in 2018, allows students who graduated from eligible Pee Dee region high schools to have an opportunity to possibly obtain an education for free at FDTC.
Funded by the General Assembly and administered by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, the SC Promise Scholarship Program launched to provide higher education to high school students.
Students who participate in the program may receive up to $2,000 each academic year following financial assistance from the Pell Grant, Tuition Grant, LIFE Scholarship and Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA). The scholarship also includes a $300 allowance for textbooks. If students maintain a 2.0 GPA, the funding will follow them each semester.
To qualify for SC Promise Scholarship Program funding, a student must meet specific requirements.
The first requirement is that students must have earned a high school diploma or GED from eligible Pee Dee region public or private high schools between the years of 2013 and 2019. Eligible high schools include Carolina Academy, Creek Bridge, Faith Christian Academy of Florence, Hannah Pamplico, Johnsonville, King’s Academy, Lake City, Marion, Mullins, Pee Dee Academy, South Florence, Timmonsville, West Florence and Wilson.
Next, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the SC Promise Scholarship Application.
Potential FDTC students who want to qualify for funding from the SC Promise Scholarship Program must enroll into the college and purse a certificate, diploma or degree; however, students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the scholarship funding.
Once accepted into FDTC, students must then enroll into at least six credit hours throughout the 2019 Fall Semester or the 2020 Spring Semester. Students must also maintain a 2.0 GPA while enrolled in classes at FDTC.
The final requirement to receive scholarship funding is that students must participate in FDTC free mentoring activities.
For more information on how to participate in the SC Promise Scholarship Program at FDTC, please contact FDTC’s Financial Aid Office at 843-661-8085. To register for classes at FDTC, visit www.fdtc.edu or contact Admissions at 843-661-8289.