Our Opportunities


Welcome to MUSC SOARS (Scholarship Opportunity Awards Resource System). Please note below your college’s open and close dates for the scholarship application for the 2024-2025 award year. Please do not start your application until it opens for your college.

College of Medicine: March 1, 2024 – April 5, 2024 (Incoming Students); April 1, 2024 – May 6, 2024 (Current Students)
College of Pharmacy: April 8, 2024 – June 23, 2024
College of Health Professions: May 28, 2024 – June 23, 2024 (Fall); September 16, 2024 – October 6, 2024 (Spring)
College of Nursing: * June 14, 2024 – July 15, 2024 (Fall); November 1, 2024 – November 18, 2024 (Spring)
*College of Dental Medicine:
July 9, 2024 – July 19, 2024
College of Graduate Studies: Your college will provide instructions about CGS scholarship opportunities.

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available with brief information about the qualifications. Most scholarships are college-specific and are not applicable to all students. Click “Show Filters” to display filter options by college. Select the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity.

To be eligible for need-based scholarships, you must have an up-to-date (2024-25) FAFSA filed with the MUSC Office of Financial Aid. Once your FAFSA data is received, your scholarship application will automatically be updated.

To apply:

  1. Sign in with your NetID and password. You must be a current student. Please wait to apply until your college’s application cycle opens.
  2. You will be prompted to complete a general and college-specific application, which automatically applies you for scholarships for which you qualify.
  3. In some cases (not all), you may be recommended to apply to scholarships that require additional information.
  4. After you complete the applications by your college’s posted deadline, you are done!

Detailed instructions: Student Manual | Video demonstration

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies 125th Anniversary Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship supports College of Nursing students. Selection...
Varies 135th Anniversary Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2016 through gifts of various donors...
Varies 1883 College of Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship supports the educational, research, and service...
Varies Aaron R. Williams Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Williams family in loving memory of their son, Aaron,...
Varies Allen G. Thurmond, M.D. Endowed Scholarship
Established by former US Senator Strom Thurmond in honor of his brother,...
Varies Allen H. Johnson, Sr., M.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Established by Dr. Allen H. Johnson, Jr. in memory of his father, Dr....
Varies Amelia Joan Gross '82 Endowed Scholarship
Amelia Joan Gross ‘82 has devoted her career in pharmacy to our nation’s...
Varies Amelia Kaasa Rowland Nursing Scholarship
This endowment was established in 2018 as a contribution from L.J. and...
Varies Andell Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2004 as a gift from the Betty...
$2,000 Andrea Freeman Memorial Scholarship
Andrea Freeman, a 1994 graduate of the OT program in the College of...
$2,000 Andrea Weatherby White, PhD, Leadership Scholarship
Dr. Andrea White was an outstanding faculty member, program director,...
Varies Annie K. Norton Endowed Scholarship
This endowment was established in 2003 as a gift from Annie K. Norton,...
Varies Anthony Todd Crowe, M.D. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Crowe family and friends in memory of Dr. Anthony...
Varies Ball Family Medical Heritage Scholarship
Eight generations from the Ball family have graduated from or have...
$1,000 Bantam Scholarship
This fund was established as a gift from the High School of Charleston...
Varies Barbara Gaskins Platt '80 Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Barbara Gaskins Platt was a member of the class of 1980 who loved her...
Varies Barbara Sutton Pace Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Established in 2006 from family members gifts to provide a scholarship...
Varies Bernard W. Deas, Jr., M.D. Endowed Scholarship
Established as an expendable scholarship in the early 1970s, to honor...
Varies Betty C. Kelchner Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1997 to honor Betty Kelchner. Selection...
Varies Betty Murray Brundage Kinard Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship supports College of Nursing students. Selection...
Varies Captain Robert C. Wilkens '77 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Col. Mike Heath in memory of his friend...
Varies Captain Robert Wilkens Palliative Care Scholarship
This scholarship was initiated with a 10K pledge from Linda Wilkens to...
Varies Caroline B. Lown Endowed Scholarship
Mrs. Caroline B. Lown worked at MUSC for 36 years, assisting many of the...
Varies Caroline W. Davis RN Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2015 to provide scholarships for College of Nursing...
(2) $1,000 Catherine Michele Poulnot Memorial Scholarship
In honor of the memory of an outstanding physical therapy student who...
(2) $2,500 (*amount can vary based on funding available*) Cecil and Jones Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established in 1985 through the generosity of Mr. & Mrs....
Varies Cecilia Peng Operating Room Nursing Training Endowment
Stock and mutual fund gifts from Dr. Vincent Peng in honor of his...
Varies Charles B. Hanna Sr., M.D. and Lenay B. Hanna Endowed Scholarship
Established by the David R. And Margaret C. Clair Foundation in honor of...
Varies Charles B. Preacher, M.D. Endowed Scholarship
Established by Dr. Charles B. Preacher’s children in honor of his...
Varies Charles F. Cooper, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1992 by Charles Cooper, a member of the class of 1965,...
Varies Charles R. Tatum, M.D. Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Tatum graduated from the MUSC College of Medicine (Class of 1981). ...
Varies Charleston County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship- Medicine
Awarded annually to a nursing and a medical student. The Scholarship...
Varies Charleston County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship- Nursing
Awarded annually to a nursing and medical student. The Scholarship...
(2) $1,000 Charleston Miracle League's Patty Coker-Bolt Scholarship
This fund was established in 2011 by the Charleston Miracle League’s...
Varies Christopher Dunmyer Memorial Scholarship (MUSC Pharmacy Class of 2006)
The Christopher Dunmyer Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of...
Varies Clair Family Scholarship
Established in 2016 to provide scholarship for stellar FNP students with...
Varies Claudia Oxner Simmons, M.D and Charles N. Simmons, M.D. Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Claudia Oxner Simmons was graduated from Newberry College and the...
Varies Col. Mike Heath Annual College of Pharmacy Scholarship
Col. Mike Heath ’74 served his country as a commissioned officer in the...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1950 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1950 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1951 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1951 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1952 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1953 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1954 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1954 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1955 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1955 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1957 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1957 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1958 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1959 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1960 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1961 to assist future students...
Varies College of Medicine Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship
Established by graduates of the class of 1962 to assist future students...