Capstone Scholars Fellows
The Capstone Scholars Fellows initiative was created in 2008 to recognize students who have gone above and beyond in the Capstone Scholars Program by the end of their second year. Capstone Scholars Fellows are Capstone Scholars who are successful in the classroom, develop relationships with faculty and are engaged within the Capstone Scholars Program and broader University community.
Benefits to becoming a Capstone Fellow include:
- Notation on college transcript of Fellow status (exclusive to Capstone)
- Expanded professional network
- Eligibility to apply for a Passport Travel Grant if you have not done so before
- Eligibility to apply for a Magellan Apprentice Research Grant and/or a second grant
- Eligibility to apply for the Experiential Education Grant to fund an internship
- Capstone Scholars Fellows Honors Stoll at Graduation (available for purchase)
- Gives you a head start on pursuing Graduation With Leadership Distinction through USC Connect
To be eligible to join the ranks of the Capstone Scholars Fellows, a student must:
- Excel in their studies by maintaining a 3.5 cumulative USC institutional GPA
- Meet with their assigned Capstone Consultant each semester
- Actively participate in one service event each semester
- Select and pursue a personal challenge each semester
- Complete UNIV 101, ENCP 101, ENCP 105, or BMEN 101 with a “B” or better
- Be in good judicial standing with the University
- Interact with diverse perspectives, potentially through your residential community, multicultural events, or international events.
- Engage with faculty at least once by utilizing the Out to Lunch program (not a staff member, or U101 instructor).
- Demonstrate involvement in the broader USC community by being an active member of a student organization.
- Be involved in the Capstone Scholars Program by attending one additional Capstone Scholars event per academic year.
- Complete the Graduation with Leadership Distinction online orientation.
- Participate in one of the following high impact practices for at least a semester:
- Serve as a University Peer Educator/Leader (one semester)
- Study abroad (two weeks or longer)
- Conduct undergraduate research (one semester)
- Complete an internship or co-op, or substantive work experience (12 weeks and 240 hours)
- Complete a 3 credit hour service-learning class
- Present your experience at the Capstone Scholars Colloquium the following Fall
If a student misses a semester requirement deadline, they automatically become ineligible to become a Capstone Scholars Fellow.