Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Scholar Programs

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“I felt the scholarship funding allowed me to explore more of what the University offered beyond the classroom and put me in touch with people who helped me have a full and vibrant experience while in school.”

The Office of Fellowships & Scholar Programs is the home base for Carolina, Stamps Carolina, McNair, Hamilton and Horseshoe Scholars. Here they are provided advisement and support on a full and vibrant array of high-impact opportunities that distinguish them in their pursuit of national fellowships, internship placements, acceptance to graduate schools, and employment. Our scholars view their funding as an opportunity, not simply a reward for academic achievement. And they are among some of the most giving, spirited and appreciative students at Carolina.

Clayton Buckaloo, Stamps Carolina Scholar sophomore from Charleston, South Carolina; majoring in International Business:

“When I discovered and seized the opportunity to travel to China with the Confucius Institute, I was able to merge my curiosity for wold cultures, interest in international business, and unyielding desire to have a personal experience in China. I realized that in order to begin to understand China, I have to learn about the Chinese people. Traveling is learing about the people. This generation is one of world citizens, of which I am thrilled to get to know. Our scholars have no limits in pursuing their dreams.

Our scholars have no limits in pursuing their dreams.
  • The Class of 2016 will enter universities and employment in places such as: Vanderbilt University PhD program in biomedical engineering and also the medical school, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, PhD programs at Notre Dame, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Washington, Drexel University School of Medicine and UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Scholars will also begin work at companies such as Manhattan Associates, Belden, Johnson & Johnson, ScottMadden Consulting, Société Générale Investment Bank, and Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation.
  • Our Scholar alumni flourish as outdoor educators, business consultants, artists, professors, environmentalists, journalists, parents, clergy, engineers, pharmacists, and more.
  • UofSC is the only institution in South Carolina to have a partnership with the Stamps Charitable Foundation. We will graduate our first class on Stamps Carolina Scholars in May 2017.


We Want to See You!

Individual Appointment
With a Scholar Programs Advisor

Group Session
Scholar Programs Group Event

Upcoming Events

Fulbright Priority Campus Nomination Deadline
Tuesday, August 1 at 12 noon ET

Schwarzman Nomination Deadline
Friday, September 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Schwarzman Electronic Deadline
Thursday, September 28 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

NSF Life Sciences, Geosciences Electronic Deadline
Monday, October 23 at 5 p.m. ET

NSF Engineering, Computer Information Science & Engineering, Materials Research Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, October 24 at 5 p.m. ET

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