Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Fellowship News

  • UofSC Announces NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners
    One current USC student and four USC alumni have been awarded 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). Current student Elizabeth Crummy and alumni Tyler Hernandez, Stephen Parker Singleton, Mackenzie Sunday, and Daniel Utter have all been named NSF GRF Fellows. Three other current students, senior Charlotte Eckmann and graduate students Joel Bostic and Allison Rice, and three alumnae, Kali Esancy, Casey Lindberg and Elizabeth Yankovsky, were selected for Honorable Mentions in this prestigious graduate fellowship competition.
  • Jory Fleming named 2016 Truman Scholar
    Jory Fleming's relationship with the University of South Carolina started even before he was a full-time student here. While still in high school, he was taking classes at the university when he met Jean Ellis, an associate professor of geography.
  • USC A Top Producer in Nation for Hollings Scholars
    Eight rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2016 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year's recipients, Christian Brown, Mary "Katie" Frame, Kayla Gardner, Olivia Harris, Rita Hjelm, Leon Tran, Sierra Wachala, and Amaelia Zyck, bring the total number of USC Hollings Scholars to 42 over the 12 years of this national competition, with 17 won in the past two years alone. This makes the University one of the top Hollings Scholars producers over the past three years and second in the nation during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • 24th Consecutive Year UofSC Students Earn Goldwater Scholarship
    For the twenty-fourth consecutive year, USC students have been named Goldwater Scholars. A total of 48 Goldwater Scholarships have been won by USC students since 1990. Of those, 47 Goldwater Scholars have been members of the South Carolina Honors College, and this year we have our first Capstone Scholar winner.
  • UofSC Student Awarded DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
    The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is thrilled to announce senior Riley Brady has been awarded the prestigious Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). Approximately a dozen students are selected each year and the award provides up to 4 years of support that includes full tuition and fees, and a $36,000 annual stipend. The fellowship experience is guided by a comprehensive program of study that requires focused coursework in the areas of science/engineering, computer science and applied mathematics. It also includes a three-month practicum at one of 21 Department of Energy laboratories or sites across the country. Brady is the first USC student to win the DOE CSGF.
  • UofSC Students Named Truman Scholar Finalists
    The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that Jory Fleming and Haley Yaw have been named Truman Scholar Finalists. Highly competitive and prestigious, the $30,000 Truman Scholarship is awarded to approximately 60 juniors nationally for superior academic ability, a strong record of service and leadership, and plans for careers in public service.
  • UofSC student awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship
    Eric Bringley, a senior in the South Carolina Honors College, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholarship winner, one of the top international scholarships in the world, and will pursue a doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
  • UofSC Student Named Gates-Cambridge Finalist
    The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is excited to announce that Eric Bringley has been named a Gates Cambridge finalist. Established in October 2000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the highly competitive and prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship funds the pursuit of a graduate degree at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Worldwide, 95 scholarships are awarded annually, with 40 of those going to American students. Recipients are selected on the basis of outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, commitment to improving the lives of others, and the fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and the program at Cambridge for which they are applying. One of 100 American finalists selected, Bringley will interview in Seattle, WA on January 30th.
  • UofSC Student Awarded Department of Defense SMART Scholarship
    The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce Vernon Pryor was awarded a 2015 Department of Defense SMART (Science Math and Research for Transformation) Scholarship. The SMART program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. The scholarship provides Pryor with full tuition and fees, a living stipend, summer research internships, mentoring, and employment placement with the DoD after graduation. In 2015, 207 scholarships were awarded from over 1800 applications.
  • Fellowships & Scholar Programs to Host Open House in DeSaussure
    To welcome students as well as faculty and staff partners to their new location on the 3rd floor of DeSaussure, the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs will host an open hours on Wednesday, January 13 from 3-5 pm. Come by to say hello, enjoy refreshments and get acquanted with the new space and resources for our Top Scholars and national fellowship applicants.
  • UofSC's National Fellowship Interns
    At the University of South Carolina, you don't navigate the application and interview processes alone: national fellowship advisors, faculty, and recipients of national awards support candidates in a number of ways. National Fellowship Interns are current USC students who are winners of Hollings, Rotary, Goldwater, Udall, NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, Boren and CLS awards, among others. This year, we are pleased to have our largest national fellowship intern group ever!
  • University Alumna awarded Rotary Global Grant for Study in Northern Ireland
    University of South Carolina alumna, Catherine Glen, has been named as a recipient of the Rotary Global Grant to study at Queen's University Belfast with a focus on international childhood adversity. Glen is sponsored by the Capital Rotary Club in Columbia, South Carolina, which is in Rotary District 7770.
  • University of South Carolina Announces Four Fulbright Grant Winners
    For the 14th consecutive year, the University of South Carolina will be represented abroad by Fulbright Scholars conducting research, studying, and serving as English Teaching Assistants. This year our four Fulbright recipients are Kara Brown, Rachel Harrison, Tyler Johnson, and Andrew Kovtun, while Stephanie Berger and Timothy Hall have been named alternates. These students are among the 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-2016 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Since 1983, USC has had 94 Fulbright student scholars in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, conducting research, studying in graduate programs and teaching English in K-college settings.
  • University of South Carolina Student Awarded Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship
    The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce Klara Milojkovic has been awarded a Mount Vernon Fellowship with Haley Yaw being named a finalist. In its inaugural year, the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program has selected fifteen fellows out of over one hundred applicants nationwide.
  • UofSC Announces Critical Language Scholarship Winners
    William Clinton Welsh and Anna Witkin, both USC juniors, have been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to attend an overseas intensive language institute this summer. Welsh will study both the Farsi and Tajik dialects of Persian in Tajikistan. Witkin will study Russian in Nizhny Novgorod. A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship Program offers intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical foreign languages. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is administered by American Councils and The Ohio State University/Ohio University. This brings USC's total of CLS award winners to 19 since it was established in 2006.
  • OFSP Announces 2014-2015 National Fellowship Winners
    Since the Fellowships Office was established in 1994, University students have won 716 national awards totaling more than $21.7 million for advanced academic study. This year, 232 national applications were submitted. To date, of the 232, 90 advanced to the finalists round, and of those, 51 have won scholarships. These 51 award winners have earned more than $2,102,500 for academic study.
  • USC Announces NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners
    Two current USC students and six USC alumni have been awarded 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). Current students Connor Bain and Anna Kirkpatrick, as well as alumni Hani Gomez, Drew DeLorenzo, Kathryn Kingsmore, Kimberly McCormack, Hilde Oliver, and Katrina Phillips have all been named NSF GRF Fellows. Two other current students, Joel Bostic and Andrew Patterson, and four alumnae, Anna Battiata, Jacqueline Cantwell, Kali Esancy, and Mackenzie Sunday, were selected for Honorable Mentions in this prestigious graduate fellowship competition.
  • USC TOP PRODUCER IN NATION FOR HOLLING SCHOLARS
    Nine rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2015 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year's recipients, Kaitlyn Bretz, Jamie Clark, Justin DuRant, Melaina Dyck, Jory Fleming, Alexandra Golden, Phillip Key, Angela Korabik, and Anna Lynn, bring the total number of USC Hollings Scholars to 34 over the 11 years of this national competition, with 16 won in the past two years alone. This is the largest number of Hollings Scholar's that USC has ever received in a single year and makes the University one of the top Hollings Scholars producer of colleges and universities nationwide.
  • Stamps Carolina Scholars attending National Convention
    USC's Stamps Carolina Scholars are excited to be joining the approximately 500 Stamps Leadership Scholars from 41 universities around the country will convene at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the third Stamps Scholars National Convention April 10-12.
  • 23rd Consecutive Year USC Student Earns Goldwater Scholarship
    For the twenty-third consecutive year, a USC student has been named a Goldwater Scholar. A total of 46 Goldwater Scholarships have been won by USC students since 1990. All 46 Goldwater Scholars have been members of the South Carolina Honors College.
  • USC Junior Awarded Udall Scholarship
    The University of South Carolina is thrilled to announce that junior Chandler Green has been named a 2015 Udall Scholar. Established by Congress in 1992, the Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships and internships for study in fields related to the environment and to American Indians and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and tribal public policy. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.
  • UofSC Student Awarded GEM National Consortium Fellowship
    The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce Karina Liles has been awarded a GEM National Consortium Fellowship. Liles was selected by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where she will complete the internship component of the fellowship. The GEM program seeks to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. The fellowship provides Ms. Liles a stipend, tuition assistance, and a paid summer internship in 2015. More than 4,000 GEM Fellowships have been awarded since the program's inception 39 years ago.
  • University Student Named Truman Scholar Finalist
    The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Moore has been named a Truman Scholar Finalist. Highly competitive and prestigious, the $30,000 Truman Scholarship is awarded to approximately 60 juniors nationally for superior academic ability, a strong record of service and leadership, and plans for careers in public service.
  • Find Your Passion
    Like a lot of college students, Natalie Pita believes in finding her passion - but she's taking a pluralistic approach.
  • Goldwater HM spends summer researching in Woods Hole
    Dan Utter, fourth-year marine science major and Barry M. Goldwater Honorable Mention recipient spent this past summer in a small village in Massachusetts at Woods Hole. He participated in the Partnership Education Program which hosts a cohort of 15 students for ten weeks.
  • University Senior awarded Rotary Global Grant for Study in Uganda
    University of South Carolina senior, David Wolfer, has been named as a recipient of the Rotary Global Grant to study at Makerere University with a focus in the policy and management of HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases.
  • OFSP Celebrates 20 Years of National Fellowship Advising with 53 Winners Earning
    More Than $2 Million

    Established in 1994, the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs (OFSP) provides support for students applying for nationally competitive fellowships.


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