• SC and Horry County Honors and Award Criteria


    SC and Horry County Honors and Award Criteria

    SOUTH CAROLINA ACADEMIC HONORS AWARD

    • Receive a minimum grade of “B” for each semester course through the 7th semester
    • Achieve either a score of 710 on the SAT verbal OR a score of 690 on SAT math ORan ACT score of 30 on English OR 33 on Math
    • OR Verbal and Math SAT TOTAL of 1400 ORACT composite score of 31

    HORRY COUNTY SCHOOLS HONORS DIPLOMA (must meet ALL of the following)

    • GPA = or > 4.0
    • Sat V + M = or > 1000 or ACT Composite = or > 22
    • 5 or more math courses
    • 4 or more credit bearing science courses
    • Three or more courses at the AP, IB, or Dual Credit level.
    • 3 or more courses in the same foreign language or four courses in two different foreign languages
    • At least 28 high school credits, meet requirements for a State High School diploma
    • Show evidence of participation in at least one school-sponsored organization during grades 10 – 12 or complete 50 hours of approved community service during high school.

    SUMMA CUM LAUDE                                            MAGNA CUM LAUDE                                                          CUM LAUDE

    GPA = or > 4.85                                                    GPA = or > 4.250 but < 4.750                                              GPA = or > 3.750 but < 4.25

    PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP 

    • GPA = or > 3.5                                                                 OR                               GPA = or > 4.0
    • SAT 1200 (V+M) or ACT composite 27                                OR                               SAT 1400 (V+M) or ACT composite 32
    • Rank in top 6% of class at end of 10th, 11th or 12th

    LIFE SCHOLARSHIP*

    MUST MEET 2 OF THE FOLLOWING 3 CRITERIA AT THE END OF THE SENIOR YEAR WITH THEIR FINAL TRANSCRIPT:

    • 3.0 GPA (This is the only criteria needed to use LIFE at a 2 year school)
    • Rank in top 30% of class
    • 1100 SAT (V+M) OR 24 ACT

    HOPE SCHOLARSHIP*

    • 3.0 GPA

    *Students will be recognized for LIFE and HOPE at the awards program based on current GPA, however, the actual award is based on the final transcript.  Please visit www.che.sc.gov/StudentServices/scholarship_brochure.pdf for further information.