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 two consecutive academic years, for a maximum of four 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 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

  • Apply to Piedmont Technical College
  • Log into PTC Pathway to find the Abbeville Promise application on the Financial Aid and Tuition page under “Financial Aid Requirements”
  • The deadlines to file the Promise application are July 15 for the Fall term and October 15 for the Spring term.
  • Complete a FAFSA, and make sure you complete the financial aid process

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

 

The Charlie Foundation Scholarship (Saluda County)

Requirements & Eligibility

  • The Charlie Foundation Scholarship funds the remaining tuition and required fees for students seeking any degree, diploma or certificate at Piedmont Technical College if the applicant is eligible for any Federal and/or State aid, and after all other financial aid has been applied.
  • Saluda County residency is required.
  • Students must have graduated from Saluda High School, Batesburg-Leesville High School, or Ridge Spring-Monetta High School no more than one year prior to the determination of award eligibility.
  • The scholarship award is available for six terms, excluding summer, or for three years following the initial determination of eligibility.
  • Students must enroll in at least six hours of coursework each term to retain eligibility.
  • To retain funding, students must follow the rules for Satisfactory Academic Progress.

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 Charlie Foundation with a list of students for approval. Awards will be made approximately two weeks prior to the start of the Fall and Spring terms.