The Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship program approved by the General Assembly in 1998. The purpose of the LIFE Scholarship Program is to increase access to higher education, improve employability of South Carolina students, provide incentives for students to be better prepared for college, and to encourage students to graduate from college on time. Eligibility criteria may be found at: LIFE Regulations.
The LIFE Scholarship covers up to $2350 for tuition costs with a $150 book allowance in both the fall and spring semesters at a two-year college. To qualify, you must:

  • Be a South Carolina resident
  • Graduate from a South Carolina high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Submit SC high school transcript to CCTC’s Admissions office
  • Complete a LIFE Scholarship Affidavit, available in the Forms Library.

Any student who receives the LIFE Scholarship during the academic year is not eligible for lottery tuition assistance within the same academic year. It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to LIFE Scholarship criteria.
Students may use their LIFE Scholarship award at a technical college; however, they will not be eligible for lottery-funded tuition assistance.