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Other Scholarships

Alden Transfer Scholarship

The Alden Transfer Scholarship is a two-year full-tuition scholarship awarded on the basis of academic achievement and potential success as a Furman graduate. The Alden Transfer and Bell Tower scholarships require only the admission application for consideration.

Transfer applicants must apply for admission by January 15 to be considered for the Alden Scholarship. Transfer students who apply after February 15 will still be considered for any Bell Tower scholarships based on the strength of their admission application.​​​

South Carolina Palmetto Fellows & LIFE Scholarship Enhancement

The South Carolina General Assembly has passed legislation that enhances the value of LIFE and Palmetto Fellows awards for students majoring in math and science disciplines. Also, the maximum award for the Hope Scholarship has been increased. These changes are effective beginning in the Fall of 2007.

Palmetto Fellows – in addition to the base Palmetto Fellows requirements :

  • Recipients with at least 30 hours and who, as a freshman, earned 14 hours worth of math and science, and who are in math and science-related majors, will receive an additional amount of up to $3,300 for a maximum of $10,000.
  • Palmetto Fellows with at least 30 hours but who do not meet the conditions above, will receive an additional amount of up to $800 for a maximum of $7,500.
  • Entering freshmen are not eligible for the STEM enhancement for their first year but may qualify the second year provided all eligibility requirements are met and the major is declared by the fall add/drop date.

LIFE Scholarship – in addition to the base LIFE Scholarship requirements:

  • Recipients with at least 30 hours and who, as a freshman, earned 14 hours worth of math and science, and who are in math and science-related majors, will receive an additional amount of up to $2,500 for a maximum of $7,500.
  • Entering freshmen are not eligible for the STEM enhancement for their first year but may qualify the second year, provided all eligibility requirements are met and the major is declared by the fall add/drop date.

For a list of qualifying STEM majors & courses at Furman, please click here.  Please direct any questions to the Office of Financial Aid.

South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Varies- $6,700 freshman year & $7,500 upperclassmen, with Furman guaranteeing at least $7,000 in scholarships and/or grants

Academic scholarships for residents of South Carolina, based on annual guidelines – which are currently a 3.50 grade point average, 1200 SAT or 27 ACT, a ranking in the top six percent of the class, or 1400 combined SAT score and a high school grade point average of 4.00 or greater. Eligible candidates apply through their high school guidance offices in the fall of their senior years. South Carolina students may receive either the Palmetto Fellows, South Carolina LIFE or the Hope Scholarship. Scholarship amounts may vary depending upon decisions by the South Carolina Legislature. If you are a Palmetto Fellows recipient, Furman will award at least $7,000 in scholarships and/or grants. This funding may include any combination of Furman scholarship or grant money, including music, athletic, departmental or other merit or talent-based awards. Palmetto Fellows recipients may also be eligible to receive a South Carolina Tuition Grant or other assistance.

Renewal Qualifications: Palmetto Fellows recipients must be continuously enrolled full-time at the time of scholarship disbursement, earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the home institution for graduation purposes by the end of the academic year (fall, spring, summer), earn 30 non-remedial credit hours for graduation purposes by the end of the academic year (fall, spring, summer). Exempted credit hours (i.e. AP, IB, CLEP), credit hours earned before high school graduation (i.e. dual enrollment courses) and credit hours earned the summer term immediately following high school graduation cannot be used to meet the annual credit hours requirement for Palmetto Fellows. Maintain SC residency, not be in default or owe refund/repayment on any state or financial aid, certify you have never been convicted of any felonies and have not been convicted of any second or subsequent alcohol or drug -related misdemeanor offenses with past academic year by submitting a signed affidavit.

For more information regarding Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, please refer to the FAQ provided by the SC Commission on Higher Education.

South Carolina LIFE Scholarship

$5,000 academic scholarship for South Carolina residents who meet two of the following criteria: a B (3.00) grade point average, rank in the top 30 percent of their graduating class and 1100 score on the SAT (or ACT composite score of 24). No application required.

Renewal Qualifications: Earn 30 credit hours by the end of each academic year (fall, spring, summer), equaling a minimum of 30 credit hours consistent with the policies and procedures of the institution if a rising second year student, 60 credit hours if a rising third year student, 90 hours if a rising fourth year student. Earn a 3.0 LIFE GPA based on grades earned at ALL institutions excluding remedial, continuing education, and non-degree credit courses.

For more information regarding SC LIFE Scholarship, please refer to the FAQ provided by the SC Commission on Higher Education.

South Carolina HOPE Scholarship

$2,800 one-year, academic scholarships for South Carolina residents with a B (3.00) grade point average who do not qualify for a LIFE or Palmetto Fellows award. No application required.

National Merit Scholarships

National Merit/National Achievement finalists who indicate Furman as their first-choice college may be eligible for a $2,000 renewable university-sponsored scholarship, in accordance with National Merit Scholarship Corporation guidelines. This university-sponsored scholarship is awarded in addition to any other Furman scholarship or grant for which the student may be eligible.

Osher Reentry Scholarship

The Osher Reentry Scholarship is awarded to students who may have experienced a cumulative gap in their education for five or more years; are at the undergraduate level and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree; anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation; and are ideally between the ages of 25-50. No individual scholarship may exceed $5,000 per academic year. The award must be applied to tuition costs exclusively. Costs associated with textbooks, lab fees, childcare services and transportation are ineligible. This scholarship is not intended for graduate students or students seeking an additional degree. To obtain the scholarship application, please visit: furman.edu/osher

ROTC Scholarships

  • Up to full tuition and fees
  • Monthly stipend during the academic year

Available to selected students for up to four years. ROTC scholarships may not be combined with other Furman scholarships. Please contact the ROTC Department at 864.294.2047 for scholarship deadline dates.

Additional Scholarship Resources

Students are encouraged to research and apply for scholarships offered by various organizations, companies and clubs. There are many resources to assist a student’s search for scholarship funding. The list below can help your search: