Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Top 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, 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.

From a recent Top Scholar graduate, Class of 2016:

“It's hard to put succinctly into words here. The scholarship provided me with a diverse network of advisors across campus to help me truly succeed. I felt like I could take advantage of any resource on campus to take my educational experience to the next level. Through this scholarship, I was able to confidently take leadership roles on campus, study abroad, get funding for research, and win national fellowships.

Our scholars have no limits in pursuing their dreams.
  • The Class of 2017 will enter universities and employment in places such as: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University, Duke University (law and divinity), Northwestern University and University of California-San Diego. Scholars will also begin work at companies such as Boeing, Pariveda Solutions, GE Power, ExxonMobile, Milliken & Company and others.
  • Our Scholar alumni flourish as commodities analysts, faculty members, chief residents, technology entrepreneurs, mathematicians, attorneys, foreign service officers, and historians among others.
  • UofSC is the only institution in South Carolina to have a partnership with the Stamps Charitable Foundation. We welcome our first class of Stamps Scholars from outside South Carolina in Fall 2017.


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Upcoming Events

Etiquette Dinner
Tuesday, September 26 at 6 p.m.
Carolina Room, Capstone

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

The Last Lecture Series with Dr. Robin Morris, Department of Psychology
Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Gressette Room, Harper College

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship and Critical Language Scholarship Workshop
Wednesday, October 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Gressette Room, 3rd Floor Harper College

Top Scholars Parents Weekend Drop-In
Friday, October 6 at 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Gressette Room, Harper College

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