Scholarships are payments made by Exceptional SC to eligible schools on behalf of exceptional needs students. Scholarships can cover tuition, transportation, and textbook costs, up to $11,000.


To apply for the Exceptional SC scholarship, exceptional needs students must meet eligibility requirements, be a South Carolina resident, and be eligible to enroll in a secondary or elementary public school for the applicable school year.

Where do the Scholarship Funds Come From

Funding for scholarships comes from donations to Exceptional SC. Individual and corporate donors are eligible for South Carolina income tax credits for their donation to Exceptional SC.

Scholarship Award Priority

As stated in the legislation governing this fund, scholarship candidates will be given priority if they are eligible incumbents attending an eligible school.