Promise and Community Scholarships

Several communities in PTC's service region offer scholarship programs to assist students with the cost of attendance.

The Greenwood Promise

Requirements & Eligibility

  • The program funds the remaining tuition and required fees after all Federal & State financial aid has been applied. Books, program-specific fees and other costs are not included.
  • Graduate from a public or private high school or an accredited homeschool program.
  • Student’s primary residence must be zoned for either Greenwood School District 50, 51 or 52.
  • Live at a residence zoned for an approved District continuously since at least the beginning of 9th grade (school enrollment and residency must be continuous.)
  • Must use the award within 3 years of high school graduation. Exceptions are made for military service
  • Eligible to use 3 years from date of high school graduation for a maximum of 4 terms, excluding Summer term.
  • Prorated award based on amount of time as resident in Greenwood County.
  • Must be “full time,” meaning that students must take at least 12 non-developmental credit hours.
  • No GPA requirement for entering students. Continuing students must meet standard SAP rules.

How to Apply

  • Follow instructions at www.greenwoodpromise.com to log into the Promise Portal, and to verify your eligibility.
  • Apply to Piedmont Technical College
  • Complete a FAFSA, and make sure you complete the financial aid process

View the full FAQ at https://www.greenwoodpromise.com/students_and_parents/faq/

 

The Laurens County Future Scholarship

Requirements & Eligibility

  • The program funds the remaining tuition and required fees after all Federal & State financial aid has been applied. Books, program-specific fees and other costs are not included.
  • Laurens County Resident
  • Must use the award within 1 year of public, private or home school high school graduation.
  • No minimum or maximum credit hour requirement for the award.
  • Funding is available for 6 consecutive terms, excluding Summer.
  • No GPA requirement for entering students. Continuing students must meet standard SAP rules.

How to Apply

  • Apply to Piedmont Technical College
  • Submit the FAFSA
  • Students must have completed the two steps above and registered for classes by:
    • August 1 (Fall Term)
    • December 1 (Spring Term)
  • Piedmont Technical College will screen applicants and continuing students for eligibility using the criteria above, and will provide the Future Scholarship Committee with a list of students for approval. Awards will be made approximately two weeks prior to the start of the Fall and Spring terms.

For more information, visit https://www.futurescholarship.org/.

 

The Abbeville Promise

Requirements & Eligibility

  • The program is starting Fall 2018. The graduating senior class of 2018 is eligible.
  • The program funds the remaining tuition and required fees after all Federal & State financial aid has been applied. Books, program-specific fees and other costs are not included.
  • Abbeville County residency is required.
  • Residency shall be determined by the location of the home where the student is declared a dependent child for IRS purposes.
  • Must use the award within 1 year of public, private or home school high school graduation.
  • Funding is available for 6 consecutive terms, excluding Summer, or for up to 36 months following high school graduation.
  • Must be “full time,” meaning that students must take at least 12 non-developmental credit hours.
  • No GPA requirement for entering students. Continuing students must meet standard SAP rules.

How to Apply

Freshwater Coast Community Foundation
PO Box 582
Abbeville, SC 29620

  • The deadlines to file the Promise application are July 15 for the Fall term and October 15 for the Spring term.
  • Apply to Piedmont Technical College
  • Complete a FAFSA, and make sure you complete the financial aid process

For more information, visit freshwatercoastfoundation.org/about/abbeville-promise-education-program/.