Entering first year Clemson University students who are residents of South Carolina are considered for multiple Resident Merit Awards. Students who receive the South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and meet certain requirements related to class rank, test scores and other factors will be considered for a renewable merit award. Students who receive the South Carolina LIFE Scholarship and meet certain requirements related to class rank, test scores and other factors will be considered for renewable scholarships awarded from our endowments or annual scholarships. Students who show financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application will be considered for renewable grant funds and merit awards. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA and 12 credits per semester for renewal. Inquire with Financial Aid for specific award amounts.
First-year recruiting scholarships are only available to incoming first-year students and are extremely competitive. These scholarships range from $500 per year to the full cost of attendance and can be renewed for an additional three years if you maintain the minimum requirements. Out-of-state students who qualify for an academic recruiting scholarship might be offered an amount that covers part or all of the out-of-state tuition differential. You will be automatically evaluated for these scholarships based on the information found in your admissions application.