CLEMSON MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS 2024: First-year students who apply for admission by the regular decision deadline of January 3 and submit all required materials to Clemson by January 8 are automatically considered for first-year recruiting scholarships. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by March 1 to be automatically considered for diversity scholarships. First-year recruiting scholarships and diversity scholarships do not have a separate application unless specifically noted on the first-year scholarship page.
Continuing undergraduate students with recurring University scholarships should submit the FAFSA each year by April 2 to remain eligible for their Clemson scholarships.
Some of these Clemson scholarships include;
- Clemson First Year Recruiting Scholarships
- Clemson Named Scholarship Programs
- Clemson University Foundation scholarships.
Clemson First-Year Recruiting Scholarships
First-year recruiting scholarships are only available to incoming first-year students and are extremely competitive. These scholarships range from $500 per year to the full cost of attendance and can be renewed for an additional three years if you maintain the minimum requirements. Out-of-state students who qualify for an academic recruiting scholarship might be offered an amount that covers part or all of the out-of-state tuition differential. You will be automatically evaluated for these scholarships based on the information found in your admissions application.
IN-STATE (SOUTH CAROLINA) STUDENTS
Entering first-year students who are residents of South Carolina are considered for one of the following recruiting scholarships.
Clemson Resident Merit Scholarship (or Other Named Scholarship)
- Students who receive the South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and meet certain requirements related to class rank, test scores and other factors will be considered for a renewable merit award.
- Students who receive the South Carolina LIFE Scholarship and meet certain requirements related to class rank, test scores and other factors will be considered for renewable scholarships awarded from our endowments or annual scholarships.
- Students who show financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application will be considered for renewable grant funds and merit awards. Incoming first-year students must complete the FAFSA online on or before March 1 to qualify for need-based aid.
Additional Scholarship Considerations
- This list is not inclusive of all scholarships, eligibility criteria or renewability requirements.
- The self-reported academic record submitted for admission evaluation is used to determine merit scholarship eligibility.
- Students applying to Clemson from secondary schools that do not calculate class rank will still be considered for merit awards.
- Weighted rank (if applicable) is used in this determination.
OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS (DOMESTIC)
Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship
- Domestic out-of-state students with an exceptional high school academic record will be considered for a renewable merit award.
- Students who show financial need through their FAFSA application will be considered for renewable grant funds as well as merit awards offered. Incoming first-year students must complete the FAFSA online on or before March 1 to qualify.
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