Celebrate 10 years of the Gamecock Guarantee!
Ten years ago, the University of South Carolina launched the Gamecock Guarantee, the first need-based scholarship and academic support program of its kind in the state. Over the past decade, the program has made college possible for more than 1,400 high-ability, first-generation students from low-income S.C. families.
The rising cost of a college education has a greater impact on low-income families, and Gamecock Guarantee aims to ease or, in many cases, eliminate this burden. The program promises that each eligible student’s undergraduate tuition and technology fees will be covered for four years, as long as the student continues to meet the program’s criteria.
Along with financial assistance, the Gamecock Guarantee program includes an extended orientation program, academic and financial-aid advising, special University 101 classes, career-exploration programs, comprehensive academic-support services and Opportunity Scholars Program classes of the Carolina Core. The aim is to provide Gamecock Guarantee students with a community of support and care.
Without Gamecock Guarantee, many eligible students would not be able to attend college or graduate on time. Gamecock Guarantee gives these outstanding students the opportunity to succeed without the burden of financial stress. Your support will help us expand this program, enabling us to provide opportunities to more first-generation Gamecocks!