Enhanced LIFE Scholarship and Enhanced Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

On June 29, 2007, the South Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that enhances the value of LIFE and Palmetto Fellows awards for students majoring in math and science disciplines. Also, the maximum award for the Hope Scholarship has been increased. These changes are effective beginning in the fall of 2007. Note the text in red for the most recent changes. Basic eligibility requirements for the enhanced awards are:

On May 22nd, 2008, H.4408 became law.  As of this date, the “minimum 6 hours of math and 6 hours of science to include one lab” has been rescinded. As a result, to gain eligibility for the enhanced award, the appropriate recipient must have earned a minimum of 14 hours of science and/or math prior to their sophomore year. AP/IB credits and dual enrollment courses (college credit courses taken while still in high school) can satisfy the 14 hour rule.

Enhanced Palmetto Fellows (in addition to the base Palmetto Fellows)

Recipients with 30 hours, and who, as a freshman, earned 14 hours of math and/or science, and who are math and science majors may receive an additional amount of up to $3,300 for a maximum of $10,000. Palmetto Fellows with 30 hours, but who do not meet the conditions above, may receive an additional amount of up to $800 for a maximum of $7,500. Entering freshmen, regardless of major, may receive a maximum of $6,700.

Enhanced LIFE Scholarship (in addition to the LIFE Scholarship)

Recipients with 30 hours, and who, as a freshman, earned 14 hours of math and/or science, and who are math and science majors may receive an additional amount of up to $2,500 for a maximum of $7,500. Entering freshmen, regardless of major, and upperclassmen who do not meet the above conditions, may receive a maximum award of $5,000.

 

Southern Wesleyan University eligible majors

  • Applied Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Math Education
  • Biology Education
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Medical Technology
  • Pre Medicine/Dentistry

The major must be declared and showing in the Southern Wesleyan system prior to the last day of drop/add for the fall semester for the award to be in place. Any majors changed/declared after this date will not be eligible for the enhanced award for the full academic year. You may access www.che.sc.gov for more information.

 

Courses that meet the math and science requirements

  • BIOL 3074 Field Biology
  • BIOL 1004 General Biology Molecular 
  • BIOL 1014 General Biology Organism
  • BIOL 1054 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 1065 Issues in Human Biology
  • BIOL 1103 Biology for Non-Majors
  • BIOL 2001 Biology Cornerstone Seminar
  • BIOL 2024 Botany
  • BIOL 2034 Zoology
  • BIOL 2051 Scientific Literacy (also SEMR 2051)
  • BIOL 2074 Environmental Science
  • BIOL 2103 Medical Terminology
  • BIOL 2203 Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals
  • BIOL 2254 Ecology
  • BIOL 2263 Ecology of the Rocky Mountains
  • BIOL 2353 Introduction to Ornithology
  • BIOL 2374 Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 2393 Biology in the News
  • BIOL 290-298 Biology Studies
  • BIOL 3033 Immunology
  • BIOL 3064 Entomology
  • BIOL 3074 Field Biology
  • BIOL 3104 Microbiology
  • BIOL 3204 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 3214 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 3254 Biochemistry
  • BIOL 3303 Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 3313 Bioethics
  • BIOL 3404 Physiology of Behavior
  • BIOL 3454 Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 3504 Genetics
  • BIOL 3653 The Ecology of South Carolina
  • BIOL 3753 Natural History for Teachers
  • BIOL 4253 Neurobiology
  • BIOL 4273 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 4354 Comparative and Environmental Physiology
  • BIOL 4501 Biology Capstone Seminar
  • BIOL 480   Biology Internship
  • BIOL 490-498 Biology Independent Study
  • BIOL 4993 Major Honors in Biology
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1054 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2001 Chemistry Cornerstone Seminar
  • CHEM 2504 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2514 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 290-298 Chemistry Studies
  • CHEM 3254 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 3404 Inorganic Analysis
  • CHEM 3414 Organic Analysis
  • CHEM 3454 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3464 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 400-419 Chemistry Studies
  • CHEM 4501 Chemistry Capstone Seminar
  • CHEM 480 Chemistry Internship
  • CHEM 490-498 Chemistry Independent Study
  • CHEM 4993 Major Honors in Chemistry
  • CPSC 1003 Fundamentals of Programming
  • CPSC 1103 Intro to Computers and Info. Processing
  • CPSC 1203 Intro Internet & Online Research
  • CPSC 1903 Intro to Computer Science Programming
  • CPSC 2003 eCommerce I
  • CPSC 2103 Advanced Software
  • CPSC 2203 Desktop Design
  • CPSC 2253 Object Oriented Programming I
  • CPSC 2293 Web Page Design and Programming
  • CPSC 2303 Hardware & Software Config. & Support
  • CPSC 2453 Special Topics I
  • CPSC 2503 Networking I
  • CPSC 3003 Database Design and Implementation I
  • CPSC 3013 Database Design and Implementation II
  • CPSC 3103 Systems Analysis & Design
  • CPSC 3xx3 Theory of Computing
  • CPSC 3303 Object Oriented Programming II
  • CPSC 3354 Operating Systems and Servers
  • CPSC 3453 e-Commerce II
  • CPSC 3623 Networking II
  • CPSC 3633 Networking III
  • CPSC 4202 Senior Capstone Seminar
  • CPSC 4303 Advanced Scripting
  • CPSC 4423 Advanced Networking Applications
  • CPSC 4453 Special Topics II
  • CPSC 4523 Advanced Website Design
  • EDUC 4203 Methods of Teaching Science-Secondary
  • EDUC 4223 Methods of Teaching Math-Secondary
  • MATH 1003 Fundamentals of Math
  • MATH 1023 Algebra
  • MATH 1024 Algebra and Trig
  • MATH 1033 Applied Calculus
  • MATH 2153 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 2504 Calculus I
  • MATH 2524 Calculus II
  • MATH 290-298 Mathematical Studies
  • MATH 3063 College Geometry
  • MATH 3524 Calculus III
  • MATH 4003 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 401-419 Mathematical Studies
  • MATH 4303 Historical, Philosophical and Ethical Development of Mathematics
  • MATH 4403 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 4xx3 Advanced Calculus
  • MATH 480 Math Internship
  • MATH 490-498 Independent Study
  • MATH 4993 Major Honors in Mathematics
  • PHSC 1503 Introduction to Chemistry and Physics
  • PHSC 1513 Introduction to Astronomy and Earth Science
  • PHSC 1523 Astronomy
  • PHSC 1533 Introduction to Meteorology
  • PHSC 1544 Introduction to the Physical Sciences
  • PHYS 2044 Physics I
  • PHYS 2054 Physics II