Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

OFSP Staff

Contact Us

Make an Appointment
Appointments are the best way to meet with OFSP advisors to discuss fellowship interests, questions, and applications. In a one-on-one meeting, an advisor will highlight fellowships in your field of study as well as review and critique application essays prior to competition deadlines. Make an appointment TODAY to talk about how YOU can win significant awards and generous scholarships! If you are a graduate student or alumni, please email us at for an appointment.

Office Resources
We offer applicants access to:

  • Winning applications! You can review essays and applications from previous USC students who have won a national fellowship.
  • Computers for Internet access and data processing
  • Webcam and private office space for video conferencing and interviews
  • Scanners for transcripts, etc.
  • Telephones for contact with competition sources (domestic and international)
  • Also copier, printer, and fax machine

We are located on the third floor of DeSaussure right on the Horseshoe!



Our office is open weekdays,
8:30 am to 5 pm

Office of Fellowships
and Scholar Programs

DeSaussure College Room 328
(on the USC Horseshoe)
For Overnight Mail: 902 Sumter Street
Phone: 803-777-0958
Fax: 803-777-0963

Meet the Staff

Novella F. Beskid

Associate Director
Jan P. Smoak

Fellowships Coordinator
Jen C. Bess

Scholar Programs Coordinator
Katie G. Weiser

Admin. Coordinator/Webmaster
Ali B. Cook

Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth Leverette

Columbia, SC 29208 803-777-0958
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