SC House Bill 3214: A bill to amend the South Carolina Promise Scholarship Act
A bill introduced in January 2019, this establishes terms for the South Carolina Promise Scholarship Program, which will enable students from the general population (not just those with disabilities) to receive a postsecondary education scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled for at least six credit hours and must have a high school or equivalent within two years of applying for the scholarship.They must also maintain a 2.0 GPA and may not have already received a bachelor’s degree.
A South Carolina student with a documented learning disability can apply for the scholarship (which is open to the general student population) until one of the following occurs:
- The student achieves a diploma, associate degree or certificate;
- The student has attended his/her institution for three years (not counting approved leaves of absence)
A South Carolina Promise Scholarship must cover the cost of tuition and include a stipend for books. The General Assembly will set funding.