SC Junior Scholars Program

  • The  South Carolina Junior Scholars Program identifies eighth-grade students with exceptional academic talent and to develop strategies for their inclusion into special opportunities. 

    The program includes a process for screening a potential talent pool of students, identifying and recognizing those students with exceptionally high scholastic achievement and intellectual ability, and sponsoring summer opportunities in collaboration with participating South Carolina colleges and universities and with the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.


    What are the identification criteria?

     Junior Scholar candidates are those eligible 8th grade students who:

    • Score 550 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing portion of the PSAT/NMSQT; or
    • Score 530 or higher on the Mathematics portion of the PSAT/NMSQT.
    • The PSAT/NMSQT is usually administered in the month of October during the school day.


  • Congratulations to the 2022-23 Junior Scholars


     Junior Scholars

    Ari Clutter, Duncan Hernandez, Aiden Pridgen, Dallas Tucker,

    Brayden Belsky, Lily Dunn, Sarah Jennings, Melinda Oklota