• 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.