Greenville Technical College
South Carolina LIFE Scholarship
(Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence)
About the LIFE Scholarship:
Covers the cost of tuition
up to $2,500
LIFE recipients are not eligible to receive South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance including the summer
Documents required to determine LIFE eligibility must be received no later than the last day of the Spring
semester of the award year.
Semesters of eligibility begin with initial college enrollment. Students are required to submit official college
transcripts for ALL colleges attended. At GTC, the LIFE Scholarship may be received 2 semesters for
Diploma or Certificate programs and 4 semesters for Associate Degree programs.
Once FINAL OFFICIAL proof of high school has been received by the GTC Office of
Admissions/Enrollment Services, students meeting the applicable below listed requirements
will be informed of their LIFE scholarship award via email notification to their GTC student
For general eligibility requirements, a student must:
Graduate from a South Carolina high school or complete a home school program as prescribed by law,
while a dependent of a parent or guardian who is a legal resident of South Carolina.
Be a legal South Carolina resident at the time of high school graduation and at the time of college
Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident. DACA students are not eligible.
The student must be in an eligible program of study and enroll full time in at least 12 semester credit hours
of college level, non-transitional studies/non-developmental level courses to receive the LIFE scholarship.
Students may enroll in both college level AND transitional level as long as there is enrollment in at least 12
credits of program-level courses. LIFE scholarship will
cover the tuition charges for transitional level
o Transitional level courses include: MAT 031, 032, 100, 101, 102, 105; COL 103, 107, 108; CHM 100;
ENG 032, 100; RDG 032, 100; RWR 032, RWR 100.
Certify he/she has never been convicted of any felonies and has not been convicted of any alcohol or other
drug-related misdemeanor convictions within the past academic year.
Verify he/she is not in default and does not owe a refund or repayment on any Federal or State financial
South Carolina residents who were South Carolina residents while in high school and did not have a
high school 3.0 GPA, or who completed a GED, can gain LIFE eligibility by meeting other requirements after
their first year of college. See Financial Aid for details.
Selection of recipients & Requirements for first-time entering freshman:
Entering freshmen will be selected based on their final high school transcript. To establish base eligibility,
the student’s official final high school transcript must be received by and processed by the GTC
Admissions/Enrollment Services Office.
The student must earn a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on the SC Uniform Grading Policy
(UGP) upon high school graduation. The GPA must be reported to two decimal places (minimum) and be
calculated after official completion of courses required for high school graduation. Early high school
graduates who enroll Spring semester must submit all necessary documents to the institution for approval.