USC Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
The University of South Carolina Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship program was established in 1988
to encourage the academically talented children of the University’s alumni to attend their parent’s alma
mater. Awards are made to entering freshmen. You can apply for this scholarship as soon as you apply
for admission; please apply early. This scholarship is for incoming freshmen only. There are no
Legacy scholarships are funded by the USC Alumni Association and the contributions of its
members. As funds permit, awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis to those who meet all
requirements and have applied by the deadline date. You may continue to send us updated GPA scores
up until the deadline of March 1, 2024.
The amount of the Legacy award is $500 per academic year. Half of the yearly scholarship amount is
issued each semester for a maximum of eight semesters (summer school excluded), provided eligibility
Applicants are urged to apply as early as possible. Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 school
year will not be considered after March 1, 2024.
This award is exclusive to incoming freshmen—NO exceptions.
At least one parent, legal guardian or grandparent must be a graduate of a USC campus and a current
member of the University of South Carolina Alumni Association. To be awarded the scholarship,
applicants must have applied for admission to South Carolina and have been accepted.
In-state applicants must present the following:
• Weighted GPA of at least 3.0 from an official high-school transcript (as calculated by the Office of
Out-of-state applicants must present the following:
• Weighted GPA of at least 3.5 from an official high-school transcript (as calculated by the Office of
Additional Information: Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis and must meet the
requirements noted above. Out-of-state recipients also may be eligible to receive a tuition rate
reduction. Tuition rate deduction is received from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.