Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Our Benefactors

  • pic1 Cindy Canevaro (center) meets the Class of 2020 McNair Scholars at their first spring dinner. Canevaro is the executive director of the McNair Foundation.
  • pic2 Brett Williams presents Janice and Bob McNair with a McNair Scholars photo collage, signed by the scholars after Bob's public "fireside chat" with President Harris Pastides. The event was held as part of the opening of the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise, and was attended by many Top Scholars.
  • pic3 Carolina Scholar Pooja Malhotra enjoys time with her donor, Judy Lamb, at the spring dinner.
  • pic4 The Graybills have been long-time Carolina Scholar donors. Here, they greet Shreya Mehta, Class of 2019.
  • pic5 Carina Leaman, right, meets her donor Roe Stamps at the 2017 National Stamps Scholar Convention.

Carolina Scholar Award Donors

Carolina Scholar Awards are made possible by the contributions of individuals, corporations, and foundations. The University Development Office develops and maintains relationships with donors of Carolina Scholar Awards. Private support of this and other programs enables the University of South Carolina to attract academically talented students and provide the margin of excellence in all academic programs.

Click here for a listing of the Carolina Scholar Award Donors.

Stamps Scholar
Award Donors

Stamps Scholar Awards are made possible through a partnership with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. In 2006, Penny and E. Roe Stamps IV of Miami, Florida created undergraduate merit scholarship programs at their alma maters, and have expanded the program to 40 foundation partners, including the Stamps Scholars in 2013. Roe Stamps is a South Florida financier, venture capitalist, and co-founder of Summit Partners in Boston. Penny Stamps is the president of the Stamps Foundation and devotes her time to charitable causes.

The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Website


McNair Scholar Award Donors

McNair Scholar Awards are made possible by the generosity of University alumnus Robert C. McNair and his wife, Janice, of Houston, Texas. The original gift of $20 million was made in 1998 to begin the program, and an additional $10 million was added in 2008 - 10 years later - to ensure its longevity. The scholarship program exists to recruit the nation's best college freshmen to the University - those who exhibit outstanding scholarship and leadership. McNair is founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Houston Texans.

Click here for a full biography of Robert C. McNair.

The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Website

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