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.
Students will be eligible to receive the SC•WINS scholarship if they are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and meet one of the following two criteria:
- 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.
- INCOME: Students qualifying by income, can be in any major and receive the SCWINS tuition scholarship. A dual enrolled student must be receiving free and reduced priced meals for income qualification. A regular curriculum student must meet the USDA income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-priced meals to qualify for SCWINS under the income qualification method.
Recipients will receive $100 per credit hour after applying all other scholarships or grants, up to $2,500 per academic year. The scholarship may cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees. Additionally, an up to $300 book allowance per year is applied to a SC WINS recipients account who is majoring in one of the critical workforce area during the semester. The SCWINS book scholarship can only be used for book expenses, this award CANNOT be refunded to the student.
SC•WINS is available to regular curriculum students as well as high school students who are taking classes as part of the Dual Enrollment/PACE program and meet one of the above criteria.
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. A student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, including at least three hours in one of the critical workforce areas.
- Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
- General Engineering Technology
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technologies
- Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance
- Construction Management Technology
- Mechanic & Repair Technologies/Technicians, Precision Production
- Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
- Dental Hygiene
- Medical Coding and Billing
- Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
- EMT/Paramedic Technician
- Radiologic Technology
- Respiratory Care
- Surgical Technology
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Patient Care Medical Assistant
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 is allowed within the acceptable disciplines in workforce program areas.