At the University of South Carolina, we believe our historic gates should be open to all academically qualified students – regardless of their family’s finances. With help from generous donors like you, the Gamecock Guarantee can help meet students’ growing financial needs and support their dreams of a UofSC degree.
A little more than a decade ago, we launched the Gamecock Guarantee, the state’s first program of its type for outstanding low-income, first-generation college students from South Carolina. By supporting the program, you are removing barriers to a UofSC degree for the most promising students with the greatest needs in our state. You’re empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and inspire whole communities.
The Gamecock Guarantee 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. The minimum award is $4,500 per year.
Gamecock Guarantee students thrive because they also receive comprehensive academic and social support. Participants credit the program’s family-like atmosphere with reducing their feelings of isolation and building their confidence to take on campus leadership roles, engage in research and study abroad and pursue advanced and professional degrees.
With your help we can do even more to guarantee that all students have access to transformative educational experiences. Please give to the Gamecock Guarantee and ensure that students can reach their full potential at UofSC and beyond.