SC•WINS

SC•WINS is a statewide technical college scholarship designed to address workforce shortages in South Carolina. The scholarship supplements SC Lottery Tuition Assistance to help cover tuition and mandatory fees assessed to all students after applying all other federal and state aid.

Aiken Technical College awarded more than $128,200 in SC•WINS scholarship funding in fall 2019. When you win, SC•WINS!
 


Eligibility

To be considered, the student must be enrolled and registered for at least six credit hours at Aiken Technical College for the semester in which the scholarship would apply, and must be recieving SC Lottery Tuition Assistance.

In addition, the student must meet one of the following criteria:
• Must major in a critical workforce academic program OR
• Meet USDA income eligibility guidelines.

Current and new students (including dual enrolled students) at Aiken Technical College who meet either of the above criteria are eligible for this scholarship. Dual enrollment courses taken in high school in critical workforce area programs count toward the fulfillment of the minimum major course requirement for first semester freshmen.

An application may be required. Eligibility will be reviewed and determined each semester.

 

Covered Expenses

For the spring 2020 semester, eligible students will receive a scholarship of $100 per credit hour after applying all other aid for the applicable semester. The scholarship may cover tuition and mandatory fees assessed to all students for the applicable semester.

The scholarship also includes a book allowance of up to $300 per year (limited to $150 per semester), but only if the student is enrolled in at least one course in a qualifying critical workforce area during the semester. A student can receive up to a maximum of $2,500 total in SC•WINS funding per academic year.

 

Qualified Programs

A student must pursue a certificate, diploma or associate degree from Aiken Technical College, and can receive SC•WINS for only one certificate, diploma, or associate degree unless the additional certificate, diploma or associate degree constitutes progress in the same field of study. Below is a list of qualified critical workforce programs at Aiken Technical College:

Certificates
• Computer Aided Design
• Computer Electronics
• Computer Networking
• Computerized Numerical Control (CNC)
• Cybersecurity Networking Certificate
• Electrical/Maintenance
• Emergency Medical Technician: Advanced
• Emergency Medical Technician: Basic
• Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
• Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (Advanced HVAC)
• Internet Programming
• Medical Assistant
• Medical Coding
• Patient Care Assistant
• Patient Care Assistant (Advanced)
• Pharmacy Technician
• Pre-Allied Health
• Pre-Nursing
• Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant
• Radiological Control Certificate
• Tower and Wireless Installation: Advanced
• Tower and Wireless Installation: Basic
• Welding

Diplomas
• Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
• Practical Nursing
• Surgical Technology

Associate Degrees
• Electronics Engineering
• Emergency Medical Technology
• Engineering Graphics Technology
• Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
• Industrial Maintenance Technology
• Computer Networking
• Nursing
• Computer Programming
• Radiation Protection Technology
• Radiologic Technology
• Welding Technology

 

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