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McNair Scholars Award

The McNair Scholars Award is a Scholarship sponsored by University of South Carolina (Columbia).

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Maximum: $12000
Application Deadline: 1-Dec
Requirements: Applicant must be from outside South Carolina. Selection is based upon academic achievement, leadership, and character.
Eligibility: College freshman

Sponsorship provided by:

University of South Carolina (Columbia)
Office of Admissions
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone Number: 803 777 7700 / 800 868 5872
Fax Number: 803 777 0101

You can find out more by contacting:

Michael Jinnette
Scholarship Coordinator

A good place to start is to spend time looking into available information on the scholarship. Your best chance of obtaining money will follow from finding out the requirements from the start and knowing if you fulfill them. Prior to starting, figure out the potential motivations of the University of South Carolina (Columbia) and their goals for the McNair Scholars Award. If you meet the requirements, verify that you have the possibility of actually getting the scholarship. After figuring out that you have a decent shot of actually being a recipient of the McNair Scholars Award, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.

An important detail in the process of trying for the scholarship is paying close attention to the application. Occasionally the process can be long, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that the forms are filled out correctly and in its entirety. Avoid mistakes that might make you lose out as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the McNair Scholars Award distributes the money in order to know whether or not it is possible to rely on the scholarship to assist with the expenses associated with school and its personal usefulness, you might have to follow certain conditions on what expenses are covered by the McNair Scholars Award. Recently it has become more burdensome to handle the expenses associated with school, and having the additional resources of the McNair Scholars Award to defray some of the costs is often invaluable. If you are not fortunate to receive the McNair Scholars Award, keep at it, there will be alternative scholarships for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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