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Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence
(L.I.F.E.) Scholarships
 Information Sheet for Midlands Technical College

 


LIFE Scholarship Enhancements  

Scholarship Criteria for all Students

  • Citizen of the United States of America.

  • South Carolina resident or parent/parents who were residents at time of student's High School graduation

  • No drug or alcohol or felony convictions.

  • 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 under the laws of South Carolina, or any other state or under the laws of the United States.

  • Graduated from high school or completed a home school program as prescribed by law.

  • Enrolled in an eligible institution as a full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student.

  • Enrolled in at least 12 non-developmental/non-remedial hours of coursework (101 level or above).

Entering Freshmen

  • Earn a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on the SC Uniform Grading Policy (UGP) upon high school graduation.

  • Be enrolled full-time (courses below 101 can not be counted towards full-time enrollment.)

  • Your final high school transcript must reflect a 3.0 cumulative GPA based on the SC Uniform Grading Policy (UGP) and must be received by the college prior to a final L.I.F.E. Scholarship award.

Continuing Students

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative college grade point average on a 4.0 scale; and

  • Be enrolled in at least 12 hours of non-developmental credits

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, excluding Developmental (below 101 level) and remedial course work during the previous award year - (Fall and Spring).  L.I.F.E Scholarship is not offered during the summer and L.I.F.E. eligible students do not qualify for S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance in the same award year.

  • Not to exceed a maximum of two terms for a one-year educational program or a maximum of four terms for an associate's degree program.

  • All students must submit all transcripts from all other S.C. Colleges or Universities to be considered for L.I.F.E. renewal.

Earning Eligibility

  • Students who were not initially eligible upon high school graduation may earn eligibility for the LIFE Scholarship if they:
    1.  Meet all general eligibility requirements;
    2.  Earn at least a 3.0 "LIFE GPA" by the end of the first academic year;
    3.  Meet the annual credit hour requirement by the end of the academic year based on initial college enrollment.

  • A student who has earned a GED diploma may be eligible to earn the LIFE Scholarship at the end of the first academic year of a non-GED program.  The student must meet the annual credit hour requirement (or equivalent) and a 3.0 "LIFE GPA" at the end of the first academic year.  To qualify for subsequent years, the student must meet all eligibility requirements.

  • A student who has graduated from a home schooled program, that is accredited by an association not approved by the state of South Carolina may be eligible to earn the LIFE Scholarship at the end of the first academic year based on initial college enrollment.   The student must meet the annual credit hour requirement ( or equivalent) and a 3.0 "LIFE GPA" at the end of the first academic year.  The student may also qualify in subsequent years by meeting all eligibility requirements.

  • Students who initially enroll in college mid-year (spring term) may be eligible to receive the LIFE Scholarship the next academic year, if the student earns a minimum of fifteen credit hours and earns a cumulative 3.0 "LIFE GPA" at the end of the academic year.  For subsequent years, the student must meet the annual credit hour requirement for renewal.

Transferring Students

  • Transfer students must comply with all standards for continued eligibility as defined above for continuing students, including the cumulative 3.0 LIFE grade point average earned at eligible institutions.

  • Students transferring from one institution to a participating institution, who may be eligible to receive a L.I.F.E. 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 availability of terms for scholarship funding is based on the time of initial college enrollment.

  • Students may not receive the L.I.F.E. scholarship if they have earned an Associate or Bachelors 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 L.I.F.E. Scholarship Award:

  • An award notification will be sent to those who qualify.

  • Return the L.I.F.E. Scholarship Affidavit to the Student Financial Services Office. The Affidavit will automatically be mailed to those who qualify.

For further information concerning the L.I.F.E. Scholarship Program, please visit the Life Scholarship Program web site at

If after reviewing the information provided on this web page and the Lottery-Funded Tuition Assistance Information web page, you have additional questions concerning the L.I.F.E. scholarship program or wish to inquire about your eligibility, send an email to AskSFS@midlandstech.edu.

Revised 08/06/08