The Salute to Service Scholarship is $750 per academic year. Out-of-state students may be eligible to receive a tuition reduction. (Note: Tuition reductions are based on academic requirements as set forth by the University.) Half of the yearly scholarship amount is issued each semester, provided eligibility is maintained.

The endowed scholarship serves as a tribute to veterans who have honorably served our country. 

Eligibility Requirements: The applicant must be a veteran who maintain(s) a 2.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate), successful submission of  Discharge of Active Duty Form (DD-214) and submits of an essay demonstrating applicant’s leadership skills, service, financial need and sacrifice. 

This scholarship is sponsored by the University of South Carolina Alumni Association's Veterans Alumni Council.  The Salute to Service Scholarship is awarded to a well-deserving veteran, based on academic achievement, leadership ability, service, and sacrifice. This award is exclusive to veterans. Applicants must have a minimum weighted GPA of 2.0, as calculated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or 3.0 GPA by the Office of Graduate Admissions. 

Awarding of this scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, service, and sacrifice. Recipients must attend the Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina.

Additional Information: Applicants must submit an essay (500 words minimum) in the application.

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