Cost & Financial Aid

Scholarships

Many scholarships are available to current students after they have completed 12 credit hours in their program major at Piedmont Technical College and have earned at least a 2.5 GPA (Grade Point Average).

A few scholarships are available to high school seniors. Most scholarships are based on academic achievement and financial need. More specific criteria are listed under each scholarship. Scholarship applications are available during January, May and September.

Open Application Scholarship Dates:
Summer 2014:   May 15-29 - Awarded funds post to Fall 2014 accounts
Fall 2014:           September 2-16 - Awarded funds post to Spring 2015 accounts
Spring 2015:      January 21-February 4 - Awarded funds post to Summer 2015 accounts
Summer 2015:   May 21-June 4 - Awarded funds post to Fall 2015 accounts

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Scholarships Available through Piedmont Technical College

Aaron Industries Scholarship

Scholarships are available to seniors who attend Laurens District High School and Clinton High School. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement. If high school student do not apply, then scholarship may be awarded to a current student showing financial need.

 

Abbeville First Bank Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to an Abbeville County resident majoring in Building Construction Technology. If an Abbeville County resident is not available, the scholarship may be awarded to a Greenwood County resident.

 

Administrative Office Technology Scholarship

 

The Emerald Chapter IAAP offers a scholarship to a student in the Administrative Office Technology Associate’s degree program.  Other criteria includes academic achievement and financial need.

 

Alfred and Miriam Adams Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Saluda County resident.  Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Allred Leadership Scholarships

Scholarships are available to high school seniors. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need and leadership.

 

Annie Lee Swygert Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a South Carolina resident based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Automotive Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student majoring in the Automotive Technology Program. Selection is based on academic achievement (3.0+ grade point average) and financial need. 

 

Bailey Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are available to Laurens County students majoring in business technology or computer technology. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Brighter Futures Scholarship

This scholarship is the Piedmont Technical College Scholarship Committee’s “Choice Award” and is available to any Piedmont Technical College student.

 

Building Construction Technology Scholarships

This scholarship is available to Building Construction Technology majors based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Computer Consultants & Merchants, Inc. PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

This scholarship is generated through a fund-raising golf tournament held each spring. Restricted to a student in the Welding program. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

C. Y. Thomason Sr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student majoring in Building Construction Technology.

 

Capsugel Scholarship

Selection for this scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Casandra Cae Laster Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is restricted to a student enrolled in the Commercial Arts Associate Degree or the Commercial Arts Certificate Program. Recommendation is limited to program instructors. Student’s grade point average must be a  3.0 or higher and demonstrating community/extracurricular involvement as well as participation in the PTC Camera Arts Club.

 

Charles Baumeister Memorial Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship has been established in memory of Charles Baumeister, a long-time faculty member of the college who also served as dean of the Business and Industrial Divisions and vice president for Educational Affairs. This scholarship is open to any full-time or part-time student with a 3.0 GPA.

 

Countybank Scholarships

Countybank provides scholarships that are available to second semester students from Greenwood County with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in one of the following programs: AAS degree in Administrative Office Technology or AOT with Accounting Concentration; AAS degree in General Business or General Business with a concentration in Accounting, Management, Office Management or Lander University Business Transfer; or AAS degree in Computer Technology for concentrations in Programming, Networking, Internet or Information Technology. Selection is made on the basis of scholastic record, financial need and faculty recommendations.

 

David Sherer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to an Automotive Technology student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who has financial need.

 

Derrick Scholars

Scholarships named for former Congressman Butler Derrick are available to students who are completing their first year of study in an associate's degree program. The recipients must have 3.0 GPA and be in good standing in their programs of study.

 

Dr. Sandra Calliham McMullen Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any senior graduating from McCormick High School or Saluda High School that is pursuing a degree in (1) education or (2) health care field that shows a financial need, academic achievement and motivation to learn. If a high school student does not apply, then the scholarship may be awarded to a current student that graduated from McCormick High School or Saluda High School.

 

Early Childhood Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student in the Early Childhood Program.  Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.

 

Ernest W. Prewett Alumni Association Scholarships

The Piedmont Technical College Alumni Association has established a scholarship program to assist deserving students. These scholarships are based on academic achievement and need.

 

Foundation Scholarships

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation awards scholarships to an outstanding high school graduate from each of the college's supporting counties. Recipients of Foundation Scholarships are selected on the basis of academic achievement while in high school. This scholarship may be renewable for a second year.

 

Frank Wardlaw Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student majoring in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology.  Preference given to a student from Troy or McCormick County. Second preference given to an adult student returning due to a career change. 

 

Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students in any of the following majors: Associate in Arts or Associate in Science; General Engineering Technology; Engineering Graphics Technology; Electronic Engineering Technology; Mechanical Engineering Technology; Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology; Industrial Electronics Technology; Machine Tool Technology; Administrative Office Technology; Business; and Computer Technology. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need and leadership.

 

Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

These scholarships are generated through a fund-raising golf tournament held each spring. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Gene and Gwen Hancock Memorial Respiratory Care Scholarship

The Gene and Gwen Hancock Memorial Scholarship is available to majors in the Respiratory Care program in the seven county service region. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, and financial need.

 

Greenwood Kiwanis Club Scholarship

The Greenwood Kiwanis Club has established a scholarship for students pursuing child care related programs. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a full-time Human Services major with financial need. Additional criteria includes: residency in Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick or Saluda counties.

 

Greenwood Rotary Club Scholarship

The Greenwood Rotary Club has established a scholarship to assist any Piedmont Technical College student. The scholarship is available to Greenwood County residents.

 

H. Kelley Jones Scholarship

The H. Kelley Jones Scholarship was established by the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.  This scholarship is available to a student enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program approved by the AVMAs.

 

Healing Hands Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students in the Massage Therapy Program who has exhibited academic achievement, leadership abilities, and financial need.

 

Henry Blohm Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student who has exhibited academic achievement, leadership abilities and financial need.

 

Heritage Classic Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student in any curriculum.

 

Hi-Tech Scholars

The Hi-Tech Scholars program is designed to help you offset the cost of attendance at Piedmont Technical College, and to help ensure your success in your chosen field. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, the program will give you the tools you need to succeed in your program at PTC, and in the work force after graduation. Click here for more information. >>

 

Honeycutt Scholarship

This scholarship is available to an Edgefield County student based on financial need and academic achievement.

 

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need as they transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. The Foundation selects up to 60 community college transfer students each year and awards each scholar up to $30,000 annually. Click here for more information. >>

 

J. E. S. Services HVAC Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student majoring in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology who has completed 12 hours in the HVAC curriculum and maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

 

Jane B. Burgdorf Realtor Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Cardiovascular Technology major and is based on academic achievement, and financial need.

 

Jeanne C. Florence Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Student Support Services participant and is based on financial need, academic achievement and recommendation by Student Services director and staff.

 

John W. Drummond Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available and is based on academic achievement, financial need and leadership ability.

 

L. Ruple Harley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Funeral Services major with academic achievement, leadership abilities, and financial need.

 

LPGA Symetra Health Classic Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student in the Allied Health or Nursing Program and is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

"Lady Bug" Memorial Scholarship

Sylvia and Doug MacFarlane have established a scholarship to remember their beloved dog named Lady Bug who served as the Vet Tech Mascot. This scholarship is available to a student majoring in the Veterinary Technology program. The recipient must be a third semester student and an active participant in the Veterinary Tech Club.

 

Lakelands Home Builders Association Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Building Construction Technology student exhibiting academic achievement and financial need.

 

Lakelands Orthopaedic Clinic Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student majoring in the Radiologic Technology program. The student must be program-ready or near program-ready status, demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.

 

Laurens County Chamber Cecil Davenport Memorial Scholarships

Scholarships are available to Laurens County residents. Based on academic achievement, the scholarship may be renewable for a second year. When there is no returning student, then a current student from Laurens County may be awarded a scholarship.

 

Laurens Rotary Club Scholarship

The Laurens Rotary Club established a scholarship to assist Laurens County residents that attend Piedmont Technical College. This scholarship is available to a Laurens County student in the nursing program showing academic achievement, leadership skills and financial need.  Preference will be given to a past or present Interact Student. (Rotary's service club for young people ages 12 to 18.) 

 

Legacy of Learning Scholarship

The Water Environment Association of South Carolina established a scholarship to encourage students pursuing a career in an environmental field. The recipient shall be pursuing an associate degree related to the environment; for example, Science, Biological, Mechanical, Electrical or Engineering Technology. The recipient must be a resident of South Carolina. The recipient must have and maintain a grade point average not less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The recipient may be a full-time or part-time student with a minimum of a half course load.

 

Lena Wood Warren Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a practical nursing or associate degree nursing student who has completed at least one semester in the Nursing program.  The recipient has a 3.0 GPA or above, has an outstanding clinical performance as determined by clinical instructor, shows financial need and demonstrates leadership abilities.

 

Loutrelle Self Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student in the Administrative Office Technology program. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need and leadership ability.

 

Lucille Brooks Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Lucille Brooks. This scholarship is available to a single parent showing financial need and academic achievement.

 

Manning Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student that meets one of the following: is a first time, first generation student; first generation student returning to college after 5 years out of school/college; or first generation student returning to college after a layoff..

 

Medford Family Foundation PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

These scholarships are generated through a fund-raising golf tournament held each spring. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Medford Family Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student majoring in Nursing, Industrial Technology, Graphic Arts, Business, Massage Therapy or Automotive Technology. The recipient must exhibit leadership abilities, academic achievement and financial need.

 

MJA Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to an Edgefield County student and is based on financial need and academic achievement.

 

Mr. "B" Automotive Technician Scholarship

The scholarship is available to a second-year student in the Automotive Technology program. Selection is based on academic achievement.

 

Nancy Taylor Hall Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Health Science major based on academic achievement with a 3.0 grade point average and financial need.

 

National Wild Turkey Federation PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

These scholarships are generated through a fund-raising golf tournament held each spring. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Newberry Electric Cooperative Scholarships

Newberry Electric Cooperative awards scholarships to Newberry Electric Cooperative members. Open to students in any curriculum, the scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Ngoni Mafemera Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Senior Nursing students and is restricted to a student in the Nursing program who is a rising senior in either the ADN or PN program. The student must be active in community service and demonstrate financial need with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

 

Nora Wells Cooner Scholarship

This scholarship is available preferably to a single parent that is a full-time student with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average and demonstrates financial need.  May be awarded to a student due to a career change because of a layoff if a single parent does meet criteria.

 

Olly Garrison Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a returning adult student who is changing careers. Criteria include 3.0 GPA and offer an opportunity for renewal with satisfactory progress maintained.

 

Paul DeLoache Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a resident of Saluda County. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

People That Care Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Funeral Services major with academic achievement, leadership abilities and financial need.

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

These scholarships are generated through fund-raising of the Omega Chi Chapter. Scholarships are available to active PTK members.

 

PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

These scholarships are generated through a fund-raising golf tournament held each spring. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Scurry Foundation Scholarship

The Scurry Foundation contributes funds through the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to provide scholarships in varying amounts to worthy students. The recipients are selected on the basis of academic potential, financial need and availability of funds.

 

Self Regional Healthcare PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

These scholarships are generated through a fund-raising golf tournament held each spring. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Sterilite Corporation Endowed Scholarship

Sterilite Corporation established a scholarship to assist Greenwood and Laurens County residents that attend Piedmont Technical College. Preference is given to Sterilite employees and members of their immediate family. This scholarship is available to students showing academic achievement and financial need.

 

SWM International Technical Scholarship

This scholarship is restricted to students in the Mechatronics, Industrial Electronics and/or Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs.

 

Sylvia MacFarlane Veterinary Technology Club Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a third semester student in the Veterinary Technology program.  The student must demonstrate professionalism, be active in the SCNAVTA and have a 3.0 grade point average. 

 

Taylor Foundation Scholarships

These scholarships will be available to Newberry County residents. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

The 40 and 8 Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a nursing major from Greenwood County.  Greenwood Voiture Locale 435, a support group of the American Legion that was established in 1920 by World War I veterans, annually funds a nursing scholarship.

 

The Links at Stoney Point PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

These scholarships are generated through a fund-raising golf tournament held each spring. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

Thurmond Scholars

Scholarships named for Senator Strom Thurmond are available to students displaying leadership ability, financial need and a 3.5 GPA.

 

Veterinary Technician of Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a 2nd year student in the Veterinary Tech program; demonstrate academic excellence, professionalism, active participant in community and professional activities as a member of the veterinary tech club.  Can be awarded to a 2nd semester first year student if no 2nd year applied.

 

W. A. Klauber Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Radiologic Technology student who has completed at least one semester in clinical. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

WIA Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available in a wide variety of program areas for those who are eligible for assistance through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Click here for more information. >>