Need-based grant set aside for students attending eligible independent colleges in South Carolina. Student must be a South Carolina resident. Must apply annually by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Freshmen must graduate in top 75% of high school class OR score 900 on SAT/19 on ACT OR graduate with at least a 2.7 GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale, to align with state Grading Scale changes. Upperclassmen must pass a minimum of 24 credit hours annually.