The Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program administered by the financial aid office at each eligible public and independent college and university in South Carolina. The LIFE Scholarship may be used towards the cost of attendance for up to eight terms based on the student's initial college enrollment date. Students must be enrolled in their first one-year program, first associate’s degree, first two-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree, first baccalaureate degree, or first professional degree.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of South Carolina, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have a minimum SAT score of 1100 or ACT of 24, and rank in the top 30% of their graduating class. In addition, applicants must not have a criminal record, must not be in default or owe a refund on any financial aid, and may not be a SC HOPE Scholarship, Palmetto Fellows Scholarship or Lottery Tuition Assistance recipient.