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Scholarships

LIFE Scholarships
LIFE Scholarship recipients must be SC residents who graduated from a SC high school, have a 3.0 high school GPA, and enroll in at least 12 non-developmental credit hours. Students are eligible for up to 4 semesters of LIFE scholarship at OCtech for an associate degree, and 2 semesters for a certificate or diploma. Semesters of eligibility begin with the first term of college enrollment, whether or not the student was LIFE scholarship eligibility as a high school graduate. To continue eligibility as a LIFE scholarship recipient a student must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and earn at least 30 credit hours per academic year. 



Outside Scholarships
OCtech is notified of scholarships offered by outside entities and agencies throughout the year. Notification of eligibility requirements, applications and deadlines are posted on Campus Cruiser.


Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are offered each year on a funds available basis through the OCtech Foundation. Applications are made available in the Student Services Office each spring semester for the following fall semester and are due in July.

These scholarships are awarded according to funding available for the current year.
Belk Endowed Scholarship:
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in programs in the Business division. Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to keep the scholarship.

Book Scholarships
(according to availability): Student must have a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is to be used for required books and required supplies. The scholarship is for one semester only, and any balance will not be carried over to the next semester. Scholarships will be awarded all three semesters, and students may reapply each semester.

BP Electronic Instrumentation Technology Scholarship:
Scholarship will be used to assist individuals to further their education and training at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College in pursuit of a career in Electronics Instrumentation majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology, Specialization in Electronic Instrumentation. The award can be used for tuition, books, and/or required supplies. Preference will be given to students from Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester (Tri-County) Counties. Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to be considered.  

A.L. “Red” Brewington Endowed Scholarship:
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the nursing program. Preference will be given to students with a C+ to B grade average.

Dr. Rocco D. Cassone Endowed Scholarship:
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program.

Ellen Chaplin Endowed Scholarship:
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students from Orangeburg County.

Steve Dalton Memorial Scholarship:
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference will be given to students in Industrial Technology. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, and/or required supplies for coursework.

Emerson Process Management Scholarship:
Scholarship will be used to assist needy, worthy individuals to further their education and training at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College for no longer than one year. The award can be used for tuition, books, and/or required supplies. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Industrial Technology Program.

Joseph K. Fairey II Endowed Scholarship:
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference will be given to needy, worthy individuals enrolled in the Automotive Technology program. Preference will be given to a second year student residing in Orangeburg or Calhoun County. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, and/or required supplies.

Federal-Mogul Friction Products Endowed Scholarship:
Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Electronics Instrumentation Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, or Industrial Electronics Technology programs.

Finish Line Scholarship:  Eligible applicants are OCtech students who have completed 50% or more of the credit hours towards their degrees and have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.  Scholarships will be awarded for the fall, spring and summer terms.  Student must reapply each term.


Robert Wayne Gibson Memorial Scholarship:
  Eligible applicants are high school seniors who are active members of any Fire Department within Bamberg County or who are children of Bamberg County firefighters and plan to further their education as a full-time student at OCtech or Bamberg County firefighters or spouses of Bamberg County Firefighters who plan to further their education as a full-time student at OCtech.  The scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester and can be used for tuition, textbooks and required supplies.

Harold Green Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference will be given to students in the Engineering Graphics Technology, Automotive Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Electronic Instrumentation Technology programs.

Kristy Hutto EMT Scholarship:  Scholarship will be awarded to first-time students enrolled in the EMT program.  Awards will be given at the conclusion of the EMT classes to the three students with the highest completion grades in each class.  Funds are to be used by the recipients to pay their fees for the EMT National Registry exam and required background check.

Dean B. Livingston Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students who are residents of South Carolina.

Lowe’s Scholarship (for tuition only): The student must be at least 18 years of age. Student must be currently enrolled in a 6 to 12 hour program of study at a targeted community college. Student must have intentions to pursue a career in an approved discipline within the Vocational/Technical or Business divisions. Applicants must be majoring in Business, Industrial Technology, or Agriculture. Student must have satisfactorily completed at least one semester with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Current Lowe’s employees who are enrolled at the community college can be considered as applicants for the scholarship. Applicants who are currently employed with another major retailer are not eligible for consideration.

Joseph J. Miller Scholarship: The Joseph J. Miller Foundation funds up to three scholarships to students who reside in Elloree or communities within a 12-mile radius of Elloree including Santee, Cameron and Vance. The scholarships are to be used for tuition, fees, books and required supplies.

OCtech Employee Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Students must reapply each year for the scholarship.

Sudhir and Hema Patel Hospitality Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded for one academic year. Special consideration will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Business program. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, or supplies.

D. L. Scurry Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

South Carolina Bank & Trust Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference will be given to students from low-to-moderate income families within Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg Counties.

Super Sod – Willie Aiken Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded for one academic year. Scholarship will be given to needy, worthy individuals. Preference will be given to minority candidates with the first option to a child of a Super Sod employee. The scholarship is to be used for tuition or required books.

Tri-County Electric Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student pursuing a degree or a diploma. Applicants or their parents/guardians must be a member of the Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated financial need.

John O. Wesner, Jr. Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester for one academic year. Preference will be given to needy, worthy individuals enrolled in the Business program. The scholarship is to be used for tuition or books.

Anna Jennie Wheeler Scholarship:  Scholarship will be awarded in the spring semester for use during the summer semester.  Scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nursing program.  Student must have a GPA of 3.25 to be considered for the scholarship.  The scholarship is to assist the candidate with their educational goals and is to be used for books, tuition and/or other supplies as instructor sees fit.