It is no surprise that affording college is expensive. Why else would people be frantically searching for scholarships or student loans? However, there is an aspect of getting money for college that a lot of people overlook, state grants.
Many people are not aware but each state is offering a number of scholarships and grants to underprivileged students, especially women. As a result of the public’s lack of knowledge on state grants we have decided to put together a section in this site that breaks down all the scholarship opportunities for women on a state by state basis. You can visit our category page on scholarships for women on a state by state basis by clicking on this link: scholarships by state.
This particular page is going to be focused on grants in the state of South Carolina. So, any scholarship that we feel are related to women in the state of South Carolina we are going to include on this page. We will also be including various other methods for obtaining money for school. Some of these methods are: free grants, financial aid and federal Pell Grants. We are going to kick off our scholarship hunt with probably one of the fastest and easiest methods to obtaining grants, free scholarships.
Financial Aid And The Pell Grant
Financial aid should be an important thing to consider if you are serious about obtaining assistance for college. You might be surprised to hear at all the people that snub their noses at an opportunity to obtain aid from the government. This makes absolutely no sense to us because financial aid can literally cut your college tuition for a semester in half in some cases. Don’t worry, signing up for FAFSA is quite simple. All you have to do is visit their site, click on the big orange button saying “Start Here” and you can submit a free application.
Filling out a FAFSA form will also make you eligible to receive a Pell Grant. Of course, your targeted school must also be a part of the federal Pell Grant program for you to receive it but you can find this out by simply talking to your school counselor. Make sure you determine if you are eligible to receive a Pell Grant or not because the Pell Grant can really be helpful to paying for college.
Grants For Women In South Carolina
The state of South Carolina is full of scholarships designed to help men and women afford college. We have had our staff put together a list of the cream of the crop when it comes to South Carolina grants. So, all the grants you see below were flagged as the very best that South Carolina has to offer. Of course, since this is only a page on a much larger site we aren’t able to include every single helpful scholarship that you could apply for. However, if you take a look around our site you will be able to find a large number of scholarships that were designed specifically for women. With this in mind, lets get this party started!
South Carolina Need Based Scholarships- Need based scholarships are often our most popular scholarships so we have included this one for South Carolina. This grant was designed for South Carolina’s neediest students. You can receive up to $2,000 on an annual basis if you are a full time student and $1,000 annually if you are going to college part time. You must have completed an application for FAFSA and you must also be a resident of South Carolina to be eligible to receive this grant.
South Carolina Press Association- Each year one to three undergraduate students attending a South Carolina college is picked to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the South Carolina Press Association. Make sure you check their site out to learn more.