SC Promise


The expanded SC Promise Scholarship pilot program offers a maximum of $2,000 per academic year after all funding from Pell Grants, Tuition Grants, Life Scholarship and Lottery Tuition Assistance have been exhausted. The SC Promise scholarship can be applied toward tuition, fees, and books. This expanded scholarship aid is available to any students who have graduated in the last six years from one of 34 school districts in South Carolina.

Note: SC Promise funding was made available for the 2018-19 Academic Year only. 2019-20 funding has not yet been approved by the SC General Assembly.


  1. Complete your PTC Application
  2. Fill out the FAFSA
  3. Email your completed SC Promise Application to 

Eligible School Districts in PTC's Service Area

  • Abbeville
  • Laurens 55
  • Laurens 56
  • McCormick
  • Saluda

>> All Eligible Districts

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduation: You must have earned a high school diploma or GED between 2013 and 2018 while residing within one of the eligible school districts identified below.
  • Application: Apply to Piedmont Technical College. You must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the SC Promise Scholarship Application.
  • Programs: You must pursue a certificate, diploma or degree from Piedmont Technical College. Students that have previously received a bachelor’s degree are not eligible.
  • Classes: You must enroll in at least six credit hours during the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semesters.
  • GPA: You must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • Mentoring Activities: You must participate in mentoring activities as determined by the local college. Examples include, but are not limited to, development of a personal success plan and financial counseling.

Covered Expenses

Recipients may receive up to $2,000 per academic year after all funding from the Pell Grant, Tuition Grant, LIFE Scholarship and Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) has been awarded. The scholarship may cover the cost of tuition, mandatory fees and program fees. It includes a $300 allowance for books. Refunds are not allowed.

Transferability of Funds

The SC Promise Scholarship is portable across the state. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may apply the scholarship towards the cost of tuition and fees as well as an allowance for books at any of the SC Technical College
System’s 16 colleges.

Leaves of Absence

A student may continue to receive scholarship funds following an approved leave of absence as long as the sum of the absences does not exceed six months.

All Eligible Districts

Abbeville Berkeley Florence 1 Jasper McCormick
Allendale Chesterfield Florence 2 Laurens 55 Orangeburg 3
Bamberg 1 Clarendon 1 Florence 3 Laurens 56 Orangeburg 4
Bamberg 2 Clarendon 2 Florence 4 Lee Orangeburg 5
Barnwell 19 Clarendon 3 Florence 5 Lexington 4 Saluda
Barnwell 29 Dillon 3 Hampton 1 Marion Williamsburg
Barnwell 45 Dillon 4 Hampton 2 Marlboro