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Freshman Scholarships

At FMU, we offer a number of scholarship opportunities in recognition of your academic achievements ranging from $1,000 to full tuition, room and board.

You may be eligible for the following scholarships (click on each scholarship for more information):

There is no application for the Distinction scholarship – awards are based on your high school grades and SAT/ACT scores.

The Fellows, Education Fellow, Konduros and Robert E. McNair Scholarships all require the scholarship application to be completed online. You may complete the online application prior to admission, but you will need to be admitted before the scholarship application will be reviewed. All applications must be completed and submitted online by March 15, 2016 with the exception of the McNair Scholarship, which must be submitted by December 1, 2015.

Approximately 150 freshmen are awarded academic scholarships each year. Their mid range SAT and ACT scores were: 1110 - 1200 and 24 - 27. Francis Marion University also takes pride in enrolling at least 1,100 students who benefit from the state’s Palmetto Fellows, LIFE and HOPE scholarship opportunities. Nearly 86% of our undergraduate students receive scholarships, need-based grants, loans and student employment through the Office of Financial Assistance.

Out-of-state students receiving any FMU academic scholarship totaling $500 or more per semester, will automatically receive the in-state tuition rates.

The Office of Financial Assistance will work one-on-one with you to insure that your financial aid package fits your family situation. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), online at

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