The SC Workforce and Industrial Needs Scholarship (SC WINS) supplements Lottery Tuition Assistance to help cover tuition and mandatory fees left after applying all other scholarships or grants. 

When combined with Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, many eligible students will be able to attend at minimal tuition cost. The current award amount for the 2021-2022 year is $65 per credit hour for a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester.

Eligible Programs and Majors

Advanced Manufacturing

Corresponding PTC Majors:

  • Automotive Technology
    • Automotive Technology (A.A.S.)
    • Automotive Fundamentals Certificate
  • Engineering Technology
    • Electronic Engineering Technology
    • Engineering Design Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Gunsmithing
    • Introduction to Gunsmithing Certificate
    • Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Heating Fundamentals Certificate
    • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology (A.A.S.)
    • HVACR Installers Certificate
    • Refrigeration Applications Certificate
  • Machine Tool Technology
    • Computerized Numerical Control Certificate
    • Machine Tool CNC Precision Operator
    • Machine Tool Technology (D.A.S.)
    • Precision Metrology Certificate
  • Mechatronics
    • Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate
    • Introduction to Automation Certificate
    • Manufacturing Production Technician
    • Mechatronics Technology (A.A.S.)
    • Mechatronics Technology I Certificate
  • Welding
    • Welding (D.A.S.)
    • Basic Welding Certificate
    • MIG Welding Certificate
    • STICK Welding Certificate
    • TIG Welding Certificate

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Computer and Information Technology

Corresponding PTC Majors:

  • Computer Technology
    • Computer Technology (A.A.S.)
      • Cybersecurity
      • Networking
      • Programming
      • Information Technology
    • Certified IT Professional Certificate
    • COMPTIA Certificate
    • PC Technician Certificate

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Corresponding PTC Majors:

  • Building Construction Technology
    • Building Construction Technology (A.A.S.)
    • Carpentry Certificate

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Health Care

Corresponding PTC Majors:

  • Cardiovascular Technology
    • Cardiovascular Technology (A.A.S.) - Adult Echocardiography
    • Cardiovascular Technology (A.A.S.) - Invasive
  • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
    • Paramedic Certificate
  • Health Care Certificate
  • Nursing
    • LPN to ADN Transition Nursing Program
    • Nursing (A.A.S.) 
    • Practical Nursing (D.A.S.)
  • Medical Assisting
    • Medical Assisting (D.A.S.)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.A.S.)
  • Patient Care Technician
    • Patient Care Technician Certificate
  • Pharmacy Technology
    • Pharmacy Technology (D.A.S.)
  • Phlebotomy Technician
    • Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
  • Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)
  • Respiratory Care
    • Respiratory Care (A.A.S.)
  • Surgical Technology
    • Surgical Technology (D.A.S.)
  • Veterinary Technology
    • Veterinary Technology (A.A.S.)

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Public Service

Corresponding PTC Majors

  • Criminal Justice
    • Criminal Justice (A.A.S.)
  • Early Care and Education
    • Early Care and Education (A.A.S.)
    • Early Care and Education, Infant/Toddler Concentration (A.A.S)
    • Early Childhood Development Certificate
    • Infant/Toddler Certificate
  • Human Services
    • Human Services (A.A.S.)

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Program Eligibility

Students will be eligible to receive the SC WINS scholarship if they meet one of two criteria:

  • Scenario 1 - a student must be receiving Lottery Tuition Assistance for the current academic year, and majoring in one of the eligible programs listed above. The identified critical workforce areas include: health care, computer and information technology, advanced manufacturing and construction.
  • Scenario 2 - A student must be receiving Lottery Tuition Assistance for the current academic year and meet the USDA income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-priced meals.

Book Stipend

There is also a book allowance of up to $300 per year. The book allowance is available for use only at the Piedmont Technical College Bookstore and is non-refundable.


Contact Financial Aid at or 864-941-8365.

Additionally, SC WINS is available to high school students who are taking classes at Piedmont Tech as part of the college’s Dual Enrollment program and meet one of the above criteria. This scholarship is built into the Dual Enrollment pricing