USC Upstate Valedictorian Scholarship

Valedictorian Awards of $7,500 (for boarding students) and $3,500 (for commuting students) are given annually to entering freshmen who are ranked first in their class at the time of admission to the university, or upon high school graduation. In addition, Valedictorian Scholars must present a minimum SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 23. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $7,500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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