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Due to the generosity of a number of businesses and individuals, there are numerous USC Upstate Foundation scholarships available for students pursuing a business administration degree. Applications are accepted for these scholarships November 1 through February 1 each year through the Office of Financial Aid.
T. Meilinger Annual Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time business major, working at least 25 hours a week, a
rising senior with over 90 credit hours, USC Upstate minimum 3.0 GPA, and a
resident of South Carolina. This scholarship awards $750 per year.
Budweiser of Spartanburg Scholarship
Awarded to a South Carolina resident admitted into the upper division of the
business-marketing program. It
may be renewable provided a cumulative USC Upstate 2.25 GPA is maintained. The
scholarship awards $1,000 per year.
Clary/Drucker Accounting Scholarship
Established in honor of Diana Clary and Meyer Drucker, retired faculty members,
for having made a positive impact
in the USC Upstate accounting program and the Upstate community. The award is
intended to assist a current student who is an accounting major, a rising senior, has a USC Upstate cumulative
GPA of 3.0 or higher, and is a South Carolina resident. This scholarship awards
$600 per year.
Clinton Richard Smith Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time Johnson College of Business student who has financial
need. Preference is given to a married
student whose parents are engaged in a local small business or industry. This
scholarship awards $1,000 per year.
Craig Pressley Giegerich ’02 Memorial Accounting Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to a full-time student who wants to pursue a
career in the accounting field.
Recipient must be a business major with emphasis in accounting, have completed
90 credit hours with a cumulative 3.2 GPA, expressed financial need, and be a S.C.
Donald W. Yates Scholarship
Awarded to a part-time or full-time business major, with an emphasis on
marketing. The student must also have financial need (as defined by the U.S.
Department of Education) and be a non-traditional student, rising senior with
more than 90 hours of credit and a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. This scholarship awards $1,000
Established to support five summer academically credited internships through
$1,000 scholarships to upper level business students.
The student must be qualified to take course BADM U499; having earned a minimum
of 36 credit hours in business and economics courses and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher or a
2.5 GPA on twelve or more hours for the previous semester. Additionally, the
student must have completed at least 54 semester
Jerry Bennett Scholarship
Awarded to a transfer student from the state’s technical college system, with
preference given to students from Spartanburg Community
College and Greenville Technical College, to help pursue a major in accounting
at USC Upstate. Recipient must be a full-time student, business major with financial need as defined by the
Department of Education (must complete FAFSA).
John S. Poole Foundation Scholarship
Will provide financial assistance to a full-time student. The scholarship will
be awarded to a full-time student who closely
meets the criteria of: earned 60 or more hours with a Junior status, cumulative
GPA of 3.0 or higher, declared Business Major, history or civic involvement, student athletes are given first
consideration. Amount of the award will be based on available funds as
determined by the USC Upstate Foundation or its designee.
Rick O’Brien Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time junior or senior business administration major with a
concentration in accounting. The recipient must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and be employed a minimum of 10 hours
per week. Preference is given to a student involved in community volunteer work. This scholarship awards $400 per
Sergeant James Nolen Memorial Accounting Scholarship
Established by Rachel Anne Nolen ’08 in memory of her late husband, James who
was a member of the 82nd Airborne
Division stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He died in serving our
country on November 22, 2009. The scholarship will award $1,000 annually to a full time student
who has earned a minimum of 60 hours, has a minimum 3.0 GPA and is an
Given to a Johnson College of Business student who meets the following
criteria: full-time student; earned a minimum of 60 hours and has a 3.0 GPA; completed FAFSA
form; and active in the Upstate community. This scholarship awards $1,000 per
Ted Eilenberg Scholarship
is awarded to a student enrolled in a degree program in the Johnson College of
Business and Economics. The recipient must be
a junior or senior, have financial need, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship
Awarded to a senior business major from South Carolina. In the event of a tie,
the selection shall be based on demonstrated need,
leadership and community service. This scholarship awards $1,000 per year.
Wesley K. Wilber Scholarship
An endowment created to assist male, non-traditional students majoring in
business, with financial need, and not eligible for state merit based scholarships. The
student must complete the FAFSA, and can be enrolled full or part-time.
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