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 has awarded more than $695,700 in SC•WINS scholarship funding during the 2020-2021 academic year.


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 receiving 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.

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


Covered Expenses

Eligible students will receive a scholarship of $65 per credit hour  up to 15 credits per semester, 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:

Computer Aided Design
Computer Electronics
Computer Networking
Computer Programming
Computerized Numerical Control (CNC)
Cybersecurity Networking Certificate
Emergency Medical Technician: Advanced
Emergency Medical Technician: Basic
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (Advanced HVAC)
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding
Patient Care Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Production Operator
Radiological Control Certificate

Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
Practical Nursing
Surgical Technology

Associate Degrees
Computer Networking
Computer Programming
Criminal Justice
Early Care and Education
Electronics Engineering
Emergency Medical Services
Engineering Graphics Technology
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Industrial Maintenance Technology
Radiation Protection Technology
Radiologic Technology
Welding Technology



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