Scholarships <span>and Grants</span>

Scholarships and Grants


The University’s scholarship and grant program recognize academic achievements and special talents of students. Scholarship candidates are selected from the pool of admitted applicants. Eligibility in no way guarantees awarding but an admission deposit is required to reserve the scholarship offer. These awards are based upon both academic-merit and demonstrated financial need. Both factors are essential in the awarding of institutional aid.


  • $25.00 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript/GED
  • ACT or SAT Scores
  • Immunization Records (Including 2 MMRs)
  • Official College Transcript (Transfer Students)


Presidential Scholarship (Full Tuition Room, Board, Fees and Books)

  • $21,464 (on campus) | $13,214 (off campus) for 4 years
  • Minimum Requirements: G.P.A. 3.4 | ACT 25 | SAT Composite 1200

Thomas Mason Scholarship (Full Tuition and Fees)

  • $13,014 per academic year for 4 years
  • Minimum Requirements: G.P.A. 3.2 | ACT Composite 21 | SAT Composite 1060
  • Scholarship in honor of the first President of Philander Smith College, Rev. Thomas Mason.

George Taylor Scholarship

  • $6,000 per academic year for 4 years
  • Minimum Requirements: G.P.A. 3.0 | ACT 18 | SAT 960
  • Scholarship in honor of Rev. George Collins Taylor, 3rd President of Philander Smith College (1924 to 1936), and the first graduate of PSC to serve as President.

Transfer Scholarship

  • $2,500 per academic year for 2 years
  • Minimum Requirements: G.P.A 3.0 | 60 + Hours

NOTE: Scholarships are awarded based upon the GPAs and test scores submitted with the admissions application and do not require a separate application. International students are not eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, but may be considered for the Thomas Mason and George C. Taylor Scholarships.

Current Scholarship Opportunities

PSC National Alumni Association Scholarship
Open to full-time students with 2.5 GPA
Up to $500
Deadline: November 1 (Spring),
June 1 (Fall)

UNCF Scholarships Student Meetings

By now you’ve probably heard that Mr. Coop is the man on campus if you want to talk about scholarships. Well, he is….but you have to make an appointment!

Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Click the link below to book your time slot to talk about scholarships and what UNCF can do for you!