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Endowed Scholarships

Office of Advancement

About Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships reflect a donor’s commitment to support a scholarship in a specific area or for a specific purpose with a permanent fund. Contributions are invested to ensure the scholarship retains its value in perpetuity, and the scholarships created by the endowment are funded through the income generated by the endowment.

Scholarships may be endowed at USC Aiken with a minimum gift of $10,000. Donors may also contribute to existing endowed scholarship funds.

Giving to USC Aiken affects not only our students, but also our community and the larger world.  As a public comprehensive institution, our mission is to prepare students for success by challenging them to think critically and creatively, to communicate effectively, to learn independently, and to acquire breadth and depth of interdisciplinary knowledge. Gifts contribute to student success and help the University prepare them for careers in a diverse global environment. Today’s successful students are equipped to take their place as tomorrow’s leaders.

Scholarships, program accounts, and endowed chairs are more than just dollars and cents. They are a way for donors to share their personal beliefs, characteristics, and aspirations with students, faculty and staff, and they are a way to give back to the university that gave so much to them.

How to Donate

For more information on making a donation, contact the USC Aiken Advancement Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-641-3334.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

For more information on how to apply for a scholarship, contact the USC Aiken Financial Aid Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-641-3476.

Current Endowed Scholarships

Aiken AMBUCS Scholarship
Aiken Coca-Cola Dean's Endowed Scholarship
Aiken Community Theatre Endowed Scholarship
Aiken County Community Association Endowed Scholarship
Aiken High School (AHS) Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Aiken Jaycees Endowed Scholarship
Aiken Partnership Endowed Scholarship
Aiken Sertoma Club Scholarship
Aiken Standard Journalism Scholarship
Aiken Woman's Club Joan Marine Scholarship
Alan F. Benton Memorial Scholarship
Alexander Bush Memorial Scholarship
Alexander R. and Jane C. Boulogne Chemistry Scholarship
Alice and William L. Shelburn History Scholarship
Almena Preacher Woodward Scholarship In Nursing
Anna Jo Przybysz Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Anna M. Gascoigne Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Anne Harrison Scholarship
Anne W. & Robert M. Lewis Recruiter Scholarship
Arthur and Vivian Verenes Scholarship Endowment
Arthur D. & Dora J. Rich Endowment Scholarship
Aubin Mura Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
Austin Van Zile Engineering Endowed Scholarship
BAE Systems Scholarship Industrial Mathematics
Barbara Rogers Stinson Endowed Music Scholarship
Barry H. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Benjamin Theatre Endowed Scholarship
Bertie Shellhouse Taylor Endowed Scholarship
Betty Miller Galardi Endowed Scholarship
Betty M. Toole History Scholarship
Betty Windham LeGrand Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Blanche King Rutland Memorial Scholarship
Boyd Saunders Art Scholarship
Captain Linda Caldwell Scholarship for Nursing
Center for Lifelong Learning Scholarship
Charles T. Heath, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Charles Thomas Marsh Memorial Scholarship
Chris Whitlaw Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Claude F. Stokes Memorial Scholarship
Clyde Strom Memorial Scholarship
Coach Bobby Roberts Men's Basketball Endowment
Cynthia New Hatcher, RN Endowed Scholarship
David Derrick Memorial Golf Scholarship
Dawn Bee McFadden Plumley Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
Dean Alverson Endowed Fellowship in Graduate Studies in the Psychology Department
Deidre Martin Endowed Leadership Scholarship in Communications
Dennis “Denny” J. Michaelis Endowed Golf Scholarship
Dewey Smith Petticrew Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
Doc Carr Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship
Donald A. Norton Memorial Scholarship
Donald L. and Shirley Kaydo Lemponen Army Vet and Military Student Success Scholarship
Donald M. & Leona G. Kaber Scholarship Endowment
Dorcey Lybrand Americanism Scholarship
Doris L. Peters Scholarship
Doris Morgan Toole Veterans and Military Student Success Endowment Scholarship
Doug Kuck Sociology Endowed Scholarship
Douglas R. “Randy” Warrick Athletic Scholarship
Dr. & Mrs. A. P. Majors Scholarship
Dr. Alfred L. Marston Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry
Dr. Calvin Smith Endowed Scholarship for History
Dr. Charmaine Wilson Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Ellen Lott Smith Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Garriet W. Smith Endowed Biology Scholarship
Dr. H. M. McLure Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Henry Chou and Professor Mary Chou Scholarship
Dr. I. Wendell Marine Memorial Scholarship in Geology
Dr. James F. Kauffman Baseball Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Jerry Lewis Chemistry Scholarship
Dr. John Stanley Rich Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Maggie Thurmond Dorsey Nursing Recruitment Scholarship
Dr. Richard M. & June F. Wallace Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Samuel Zwerling Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Dr. Sandra Hochel Communications Scholarship
Dr. Sandra T. Field Vocal Endowed Scholarship
Dr. William H. Marsh Scholarship Endowment
E. Preston Rahe, Jr. & Jerry Ann Rahe Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
Edward and Jeannine Rich Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Elita Hyde Woolsey Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
Elizabeth Ann Hutchins Scholarship in Professional Nursing
Elizabeth S. Bell Memorial Scholarship
Emilie A. Towler Psychology Scholarship
Emma Salley Education Scholarship
Ernestine B. Law Journalism Scholarship
Eulalie G. Busbee Memorial Math Scholarship
F. David and Nancy R. Moseley Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Findley Family Scholarship Endowment
Francine English Scholarship
Francis Gosnell Memorial Scholarship
Frank Holmes Golf Scholarship
Frederick Carl Memorial Scholarship
Geoffrey & Arlene King Art Scholarship
Geoffrey & Arlene King Music Scholarship
Geoffrey & Arlene King Theatre Endowed Scholarship
George and Esther Dickey Scholarship
George B. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship
Gertrude Smith Eubanks Memorial Scholarship
Golden Age Music Scholarship
H. Mac Johnston Leadership Award
Hallman and West Families Endowed Scholarship
Harold and Arzella Henson Biology Program & Scholarship Endowment
Harrie and Marie Carpenter School of Business Endowed Scholarship
Harrie E. & Madeline H. Carpenter Scholarship
Harry and Hilare Inder Nursing Scholarship
Hettie M. Pickett Memorial Scholarship for Nursing
Howard S. Hilborn Endowed Scholarship
Huffer Endowed Scholarship in Education
J. P. McNair Memorial Banking Scholarship
J. Roland Smith Endowed Scholarship
Jack and Shirley Hasty Memorial Endowed Scholarship
James A. & Pauline Smith Randall Scholarship
James & Celest Dallas Family Endowed Scholarship
James A. Moore Theatre Endowed Scholarship
James Maldon & Lucile Suther Sprawls Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Janie Hightower Key Book Scholarship
Jason Sheppard Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Javonte Clanton Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Jeannine S. Angerman Memorial Scholarship in Biology
Jerry R. and Billie Johnson Bicentennial Endowed Scholarship for Engineering and Education
Jerry W. Norton Memorial History Scholarship
Jessica Lynne Carpenter Memorial Scholarship
Jill S. Miller Nursing Scholarship
Jim and Judy Farmer History Studies Endowed Scholarship
Joan Warrick Arrington Memorial Scholarship
JoAnn Maurice Nursing Endowment Scholarship
Joe and Georgena Jiunnies Memorial Scholarship
Joette Sonnenberg Endowed Scholarship
Johanna Gibbs Basketball Scholarship
John F. Elliott Memorial Scholarship
John McMichael Pacer Center Scholarship
Josephine Armstrong Phillips Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Joyce Harmon Peters Studio Art Scholarship
June H. Murff Endowed Humanities Scholarship
Karli Deloach and Ashley Witherspoon Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Kathleen Marston Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
Kay Lawrence Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Ken and JoAnn Baldwin Endowed Scholarship in Biology
Kenny and Judy Thomas Baseball Scholarship
Kimberly Wood Woeber Endowed Scholarship
Leo H. Sain Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Leonard D. and Norma C. Toner Endowed Scholarship
Leroy Rutland Memorial Scholarship
Lew Perkins Basketball Scholarship
Lewis and Elizabeth Purvis Endowed Scholarship
Lewis E. & Marguerite T. Brown Scholarship
Lila K. Joyner Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Linda Dianne Endler Memorial Scholarship
Linda W. Johnston Nursing Scholarship
Lisa Hallman Memorial Scholarship
Lois Jean McFadden Hunter Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Lonnie A. Garvin Memorial Scholarship
Louis J. Hatcher of Graniteville, SC Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Luther W. Parnell Scholarship
Luther W. Parnell Women's Soccer Endowed Scholarship
Mabel Brodie Eisenhart Chancellor's Scholarship
Marian J. Acton Endowed Scholarship
Margaret Riedell Children's Literature Scholarship Endowment
Margaret Simonson Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Martha E. Unkel Memorial Scholarship
Mary Helen Lowe Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Psychology
Mary P. Harrington Scholarship in Nursing
Maureen E. Gruel Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
Meredith T. and Mary S. Raney Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Michael and Diane Brunson Endowed Biology Scholarship
Mike Snow and Linda Soyars Endowed Scholarship
Miles & Ann Loadholt Scholarship
Millham Memorial Scholarship
Nancy Eller Mowry Scholarship in English
Niren, Urmila & Jaya Vyas Memorial Scholarship
Nuita Feibelmann Endowed Scholarship for Theater - Technical Production
Oscar A. Towler Math Scholarship
Paul Reeves, Sr. and Krista Reeve Maria Reeves Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Pauline F. and Joseph C. Alexander Memorial Scholarship 
Phillips Family Mathematical Sciences Endowed Scholarship
Pirkle Geology Endowed Scholarship
Professor David J. Anna “Seeker of Knowledge” Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Professor Vicki J. Collins Memorial Endowed Scholarship
R. Keith and Angela Wood Endowed Scholarship
Ray and Heidi Frazier Endowed Scholarship
Richard & Mitzi Herold Choral Endowed Scholarship
Richard & Mitzi Herold College of Sciences Scholarship
Richard & Mitzi Herold School of Nursing Scholarship
Robert and Vicki Allen Scholarship Endowment
Robert E. and Amelia K. Penland Scholarship
Robert G. and Rose Ann Pistole Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Robert K. and Janet M. Weaver Science Endowed Scholarship
Robert M. Bell Bicentennial Scholarship
Robert P. Timmerman Bicentennial Scholarship
Rosamond Durban McDuffie Scholarship
Sage Valley Golf Club, LLC Endowed Scholarship
Sally Jennings Endowed Scholarship for USC Aiken's School of Education
Sam Marsh Memorial Golf Scholarship
Sammie Napier Business Management Scholarship
Samuel A. Cothran Journalism Scholarship
Sherri McDaniel Jenik Endowed Scholarship for Special Education
Snelgrove Family Men's and Women's Endowed Basketball Scholarship
South Boundary Endowed Scholarship in Music
South State Bank School of Business Endowed Scholarship
Stathy Verenes Memorial Scholarship
Stephen Gardner English Scholarship Endowment
Steven Andrew Tolson Memorial Scholarship
Stewart Entrepreneur Scholars
Susan Jane Kiger Memorial Scholarship
T. J. Voss and Charmaine E. Wilson Communication Endowed Scholarship
The Jordan Family Endowed Scholarship
Theron Wallace Memorial Scholarship in Psychology
Thomas and Sarah Hofstetter Music Education Endowed Scholarship
Thomas C. & Dorothy D. Evans Scholarship
Thomas C. Hobbs Memorial Multicultural Endowed Scholarship
Thomas F. Maurice Memorial Scholarship
Thomas Patrick Ferriter Golf Endowed Scholarship
Tim and Lisa Hofferth Endowed Scholarship
Tim Wertz Endowed Scholarship for Accounting
Todd & Bea Crawford Scholarship
Town & Country Club Scholarship
Trilby C. Huff Memorial Scholarship
USC Aiken Alumni Association Student Involvement Scholarship
USCA Alumni Endowed Legacy Scholarship
USCA Asian American Scholarship Endowment
USCA Biology Endowed Scholarship
USCA English Faculty Scholarship
USCA English Honor Society Scholarship
USCA Scholarship (Swint Foundation Scholarship)
USCA School of Business Admintration Retired Faculty Scholarship Endowment
USCA Student Nurses Association Scholarship
Valentini-Partners in Friendship Endowed Scholarship
Vernon & Wava Ford Memorial Scholarship
Vicki Ann Parrott - Circle K Endowed Scholarship
Vicki Elaine Phillips Scholarship
Vonice B. Hughes Memorial Scholarship
Wade & Sylvia Brodie Endowed Scholarship
Walter F. O'Connell Memorial Scholarship
Walter J. Bradley Memorial Scholarship
William C. Casper Memorial Scholarship
William C. Lott Family Scholarship
William K. Laughlin Memorial Scholarship
William K. Miller Scholarship
Women's Life Care Center Scholarship