Order of the Palmetto
The Order of the Palmetto is the state’s highest civilian honor awarded for extraordinary lifetime achievement and service to the state and nation. It is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement and previous recipients are not eligible.
Order of the Silver Crescent
The Order of the Silver Crescent is awarded to residents of South Carolina for exemplary performance, contribution and achievement within the community. It is the state’s highest award for volunteer and/or community service.
Governor's Award Application [PDF]