Status 1: Initial College Enrollment – a first-time student who enrolls into a post-secondary educational
institution after high school graduation, or shows completion from an approved home school program.
Status 2: Transfer Student – Students transferring from one institution to a participating institution, who may
be eligible to receive a LIFE Scholarship, must submit an official transcript from the transferring institution.
Students who received the scholarship and transferred mid-year to this institution may be eligible to receive
the scholarship for the spring term. The student must submit an official document from the transferring
institution to verify that he/she met the requirements for continued eligibility at the beginning of the academic
year prior to the transfer. The transcript(s) must provide evidence of current credit hours earned and
cumulative grade point average.
Status 3: Continued Eligibility – a student who has completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of 101 level or
above by the end of the academic year/15 credit hours for mid-year students.
Status 4: Seeking Eligibility – a student who is currently not eligible; who has completed 30 credit hours or
15 credit hours if beginning mid-year at the 101 level or above; who has earned at least a 3.0 GPA; and who
would like the Student Financial Services Office to review their academic history for possible LIFE eligibility.
The LIFE Scholarship regulations require every recipient to certify he/she has not been legally judged to be a
delinquent, been convicted of or pled guilty to any felonies or any second or subsequent alcohol/drug related
offenses, within the past academic year, under the laws of South Carolina, or any other state or under the
laws of the United States. The legislation also states that a student in default on a federal or state student
loan or who owes a refund of federal or state grant is not eligible.
Any false information provided by the student or any attempt to expend any scholarship funds for unlawful
purposes or any purpose other than in payment or reimbursement for the cost of attendance at the institution
authorized to award the scholarship will be cause for immediate cancellation. Any student who has obtained
a scholarship through means of a willfully false statement or failure to reveal any material fact, condition, or
circumstances affecting eligibility will be subject to applicable civil or criminal penalties, including retroactive
loss of the scholarship. I further understand that I agree to the terms and conditions as outlined in the policies
and procedures for disbursing Title IV aid. I also affirm that I am presently not in default on any federal or
state student loans nor do I owe any refunds to any federal or state financial aid programs.
Your award may be adjusted without prior notice if new information is discovered. New information that may
cause your award to be adjusted includes, but is not limited to, conflicting documentation, failure to maintain
satisfactory academic progress, change in your enrollment status, and GPA. You will be notified if your award
changes. You may be held personally responsible for any liability that may result from the change. You may
also check your award online at MyMTC.MIDLANDSTECH.EDU. We recommend you check your award and
balance due prior to the fee payment deadline on your schedule.
I have not been convicted of any felonies. Further, I certify that I have not been convicted of an alcohol or
drug related misdemeanor offense during the preceding calendar year defined as 12 months from the date
of the start of school for the period of this award. If I am adjudicated delinquent, convicted or pled guilty
or nolo contendere to any felonies or any second or subsequent alcohol/drug related offenses under the
laws of this or any other state or under the laws of the United States, I agree to notify the Student Financial
Services Office by the start of school. I hereby give permission for a background check to be conducted to
verify the above. I understand additional information may be requested after the background check has been
conducted.
If you have previously attended a college or university, all official transcripts must be submitted to the
Admissions office. Eligibility will be based on a LIFE GPA which will be calculated from all grades and credits
earned at any eligible institution (in-state and out-of-state), including courses that do not transfer based on
the institution’s policy and college courses taken while in high school. I understand that non-degree credit
hours will not be used in calculating the “LIFE GPA” or credit hour requirement if I am enrolled in an Associate
Degree or higher.
o I have submitted all transcripts from all Colleges or Universities attended to be considered in
my LIFE GPA calculation.
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2019  2020 LIFE SCHOLARSHIP
CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFIDAVIT
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LEGISLATIVE INCENTIVE FOR FUTURE EXCELLENCE (LIFE) SCHOLARSHIPS
INFORMATION SHEET FOR MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE 2019 -2020
SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA FOR ALL STUDENTS
> Must be a legal resident of South Carolina
> Must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident
> Must be a graduate from high school in South Carolina, or successfully completed a home school
program as prescribed by law, or graduated from a preparatory high school outside South Carolina, while
a dependent of a parent or guardian who is a legal resident of South Carolina and has custody of the
dependent
> Must be admitted, classified as a degree-seeking student and enrolled full-time (non-developmental/non-
remedial hours of coursework)
> Must be working toward a first undergraduate degree
> Must use the LIFE Scholarship for tuition and fees and other educational costs at Midlands Technical
College
> Have not defaulted and do not owe a refund or repayment on any federal or state financial aid
> Have not been adjudicated delinquent, convicted, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any felonies or
any second or subsequent alcohol/other drug related offenses under the laws of this or any other state or
under the laws of the United States within the past academic year
ENTERING FRESHMAN
> Must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the time of high school graduation
> Must be enrolled full-time (non-developmental/non-remedial hours of coursework) in courses at the 101
level or above
> Your final high school transcript must reflect a 3.0 cumulative GPA calculated on a 4.0 scale and must be
received by the college prior to a final LIFE Scholarship award
RENEWAL/CONTINUING STUDENTS
> Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative college grade point average on a 4.0 scale
> Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of the academic year/15 credit hours for mid-year
students at the 101 level or above, excluding developmental and remedial course work during the
previous award year (2018-19) – to include credit hours earned in summer 2019. LIFE Scholarship is not
offered during the summer and LIFE eligible students do not qualify for S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance in
the same award year
> Enroll full-time during the period of scholarship disbursement
> Continuing students may not exceed 60 credit hours attempted prior to the start of the award year
> All students must submit transcripts from all other colleges or universities to be considered for 2019-2020
LIFE renewal.
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LIFE Eligible Sample Schedule
Course Credit Hours
ENG 101 3
COL 105 3
MAT 101 3
HIS 101 3
Total Credit Hours 12
Total LIFE Eligible
Hours
12
LIFE Eligible Sample Schedule
Course Credit Hours
ENG 100 3
CPT 101 3
COL 105 3
MAT 101 3
HIS 101 3
Total Credit Hours 15
Total LIFE Eligible
Hours
12
LIFE Ineligible Sample Schedule
Course Credit Hours
ENG 100 3
RDG 100 3
COL 105 3
MAT 101 3
HIS 101 3
Total Credit Hours 15
Total LIFE Eligible
Hours
9
TRANSFERRING STUDENTS
> Transfer students must comply with all standards for continued eligibility as defined above for continuing
students, including the cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale from the transferring institution.
> Students transferring from one institution to a participating institution, who may be eligible to receive a
LIFE Scholarship, must submit an official transcript from the transferring institution. This transcript must
provide evidence of current credit hours earned and cumulative grade point average.
> Students who received the scholarship and transferred mid-year to this institution may be eligible to
receive the scholarship for the spring term. The student must submit an official document from the
transferring institution to verify
that he/she met the requirements for continued eligibility at the beginning of the academic year prior to
the transfer
LENGTH OF ELIGIBILITY
> The LIFE Scholarship is limited to two (2) semesters for a one-year certificate or diploma program and four
(4) semesters for a two-year program. The number of eligible semesters for scholarship funding is based
on the time of initial college enrollment.
> Students may not receive the LIFE scholarship if they have earned an associate or bachelor’s degree.
Furthermore, students cannot receive the scholarship if they have earned a certificate or diploma and
have not matriculated into an associate program of study.
HOW TO RECEIVE YOUR LIFE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:
> An award notification will be sent to those who qualify.
> Return the LIFE Scholarship Affidavit to the Student Financial Services Office.
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