SC•WINS is a statewide technical college scholarship program designed to address workforce shortages in South Carolina. The scholarship supplements Lottery Tuition Assistance to help cover any tuition and mandatory fees left after applying all other scholarships or grants. Together, SC WINS and Lottery Tuition Assistance can cover nearly 75% of TCL tuition!

Eligible students will receive $65 per credit hour for a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester.

See a list of TCL’s SC•WINS eligible programs.


Eligibility for Students Who Have Completed High School or the GED

Students will be eligible to receive the SC•WINS scholarship if they meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Criteria One (Major): A student must be receiving a Lottery Tuition Assistance Program Scholarship (LTAP) for the current academic year and majoring in a critical workforce area as defined by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. Eligible programs may include healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction, hospitality and tourism and transportation. See TCL’s list of eligible programs here.
  2. Criteria Two (Income): A student must be receiving a LTAP scholarship for the current academic year and meet the USDA income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-priced meals.

Programs

A student must pursue a certificate, diploma or degree from one of the SC Technical College System’s 16 colleges. Students can receive the SC•WINS for only one certificate, diploma or degree unless the additional certificate, diploma or degree constitutes progress in the same field of study. See TCL’s list of eligible programs here.

Classes

A student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester.

GPA/ Continued Eligibility

A student must have earned at least a 2.0 GPA after attempting twenty-four credit hours. Dual enrollment courses taken in high school in critical workforce area programs count toward the fulfillment of the minimum major course requirement for freshmen.

Changing Majors

Changing majors is allowed within the acceptable disciplines in workforce program areas.

Covered Expenses

Recipients will receive $65 per credit hour after applying all other scholarships or grants. The scholarship may cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees. There is also a book allowance of up to $300 year if a student qualifies by the critical workforce major. Maximum academic year award may not exceed $2,500.


Eligibility for Dual Enrolled High School Students

Students will be eligible to receive the SC•WINS scholarship if they meet one of the following two criteria:

  1. Criteria One (Major): A dual enrolled student must be receiving a Lottery Tuition Assistance Program Scholarship (LTAP) for the current academic year and majoring in a critical workforce area as defined by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. See TCL’s list of eligible programs here.
  2. Criteria Two (Income): A dual enrolled student must be receiving a LTAP scholarship for the current academic year and receiving free and reduced priced meals.

Programs

A student must pursue a certificate, diploma or degree from one of the SC Technical College System’s 16 colleges. Students can receive the SC•WINS for only one certificate, diploma or degree unless the additional certificate, diploma or degree constitutes progress in the same field of study.

Classes

A student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester.

GPA/ Continued Eligibility

A dual enrolled student must have earned at least a 2.0 GPA after attempting twenty-four credit hours. Dual enrollment courses taken in high school in critical workforce area programs count toward the fulfillment of the minimum major course requirement for freshmen.

Changing Majors

Changing majors is allowed within the acceptable disciplines in workforce program areas.

Covered Expenses

Dual enrolled student will receive $65 per credit hour after applying all other scholarships or grants. The scholarship may cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees. There is also a book allowance of us to $300 per year if a student qualifies by the critical workforce major. Maximum academic year award may not exceed $2,500.