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Tri-County students majoring in critical workforce areas may be eligible for a scholarship pays $65 per credit hour. (Tuition rate applies to residents of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Other eligible SC residents receive significant discounts as well.)


  • Must have completed the FAFSA
  • Must be receiving Lottery Tuition Assistance
  • Must be enrolled in six credit hours
  • Must be enrolled in a “critical workforce area”

Critical Workforce Areas Include:


Through SC•WINS, students enrolled in the majors related to critical workforce areas may also qualify for a book allowance of up to $300 per year!


Special Notes
Bridge to Clemson students are enrolled in Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs, which do not qualify as critical workforce areas.

LIFE Scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this additional scholarship.

In special cases, students may qualify for SC•WINS based on income

For more information or for assistance in getting started, please contact us at 864-646-8282, option 1 or


Every year you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at  Once you have completed the application the information will be sent to Tri-County and the Financial Aid Office will work to determine your financial aid eligibility.  Determination of eligibility for SCWINS occurs alongside the remainder of your financial aid eligibility.  If eligible the office will apply the appropriate level of funds to your account. 

Unfortunately no.  Students are not able to receive these two scholarships together.

In some cases yes.  If you are not eligible for any financial aid outside of LIFE then it usually makes the most sense to decline your LIFE scholarship so that you can receive Lottery and SCWINS.  Contact the Financial Aid Office to complete the request and confirm that it is the best option for you. 

If however you are eligible for the federal Pell grant, South Carolina Needs Based Grant, or Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant it is best to keep your LIFE scholarship.

Make sure that you have completed your FAFSA online (  In many cases you can receive Lottery and SCWINS to help with your direct tuition costs.

Yes, in fact you must be receiving Lottery in order to be receiving SCWINS.  

Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester to be eligible for the scholarship funding.