Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Student Resources

Fellowships Resources

Fellowships Forms

  • Undergraduate Student Press Release Form
    to allow OFSP to release information related to undergraduate students competition status(wufoo online form)
  • Graduate Student & Alumni Press Release Form
    to allow OFSP to release information related to graduate students competition status (wufoo online form)
  • Intent to Apply Form
    If you are planning on applying for a national fellowship in the coming year, fill out this form to put yourself on OFSP's radar. We use these forms to keep in touch with applicants, connect you with faculty advisors, and ensure that you stay on track to complete the strongest application possible!(wufoo online form)


Most national competitions require as a part of the application an official UofSC, study abroad and/or transfer institution transcripts in hard copy or electronic formats. OFSP suggests official transcripts should be submitted even if unofficial transcripts are accepted by the competition. OFSP advises you DO NOT order the UofSC Electronic Transcript due to restrictions and limitations with expiration, printing and uploading (to applications via websites). UofSC transcripts maybe obtained in person at the Registrar's Office for a $12.00 fee. Official transcripts should be ordered from other institutions in advance of the institutional deadline and sent directly to OFSP (902 Sumter Street, DeSaussure 328; Columbia, SC 29208) or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope.

OFSP staff are available to scan hard copies of transcripts and/or combine transcripts info a PDF per competition submission guidelines. For assistance, bring your official transcript(s) by OFSP with a flash drive. Please call in advance to arrange a time to come by or you may drop-off transcripts and flash drives for scanning. If you have questions about transcripts requested for a competition, contact OFSP early in the process at 803-777-0958 or


Interview Stream allows you to practice interviewing at your own time and place. Video yourself responding to set questions, and see for yourself how you interview. You can also share your interview with an OFSP advisor for feedback.

Faculty National Fellowship Resource Contacts

At USC, you don't have to navigate the national fellowship process alone! In addition to advisors in OFSP, reach out to faculty and staff experts across campus to help you consider, apply, and win national fellowships.

National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA)

The National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA) is a professional organization comprised of individuals engaged in the practice of advising college and university students who apply for competitive scholarships and fellowships; institutions of higher education that promote and celebrate the process of applying for competitive scholarships and fellowships as an educational enterprise; and foundations and organizations that administer competitive scholarship and fellowship programs.

The University of South Carolina is a proud member of NAFA and subscribes to the Core Values as noted in the NAFA Code of Ethics. Please review the following information on the NAFA Mission and Code of Ethics.

Campus Resources

Career Center: to explore interests, majors, part-time jobs, internships, summer work etc.

Capstone Scholars: to keep on top of events in this community

Community Service Programs: to connect with others through service

Dobson Volunteer Program: to explore funding for service, domestic and abroad

English Programs for Internationals (EPI) Conversation Partners Program: to practice your foreign language and help an international student practice English

Financial Aid & Scholarships: information on securing funding in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities and can assist you in meeting your educationally related expenses.

The Graduate School: includes admissions information, contacts, and more.

Healthy Carolina: to explore how to stay healthy at Carolina

National Student Exchange: to attend another US college for a semester or year

Office of Pre-Professional Advising: to investigate pre-law, pre-health, and pre-med professions

Ronald McNair Scholars: to keep on top of events in this community

South Carolina Honors College: to keep on top of events in this community

SC Semester Program: to earn credit while interning at the SC State House

Student Disability Services: to keep on top of events in this community

Student Success Center: to get help with difficult classes, to become a tutor, and/or a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader. SIs conduct weekly study sessions for selected sections of courses.

Office of Student Engagement: to investigate peer leadership opportunities

Study Abroad: to begin advising on global education programs in hundres of countries around the world.

Undergraduate Admissions: Information on applying for the Carolina and McNair Scholarships.

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR): to begin your research

University 101 Peer Leader Program: to co-teach a Univ 101 course

USC Connect: a long term initiative to support all students in making the most of their education.

Washington Semester Program: to earn credit while interning in Washington, DC

Select International Funding Options

University of Dundee
The Wellcome Trust Four-Year PhD Training Programme provides students with the opportunity to gain research experience in a broad range of topics fitting within the remit of "Molecular and Cellular Biology." Students then make an informed selection of their main project from a pool of some 40 well-resourced laboratories.

University of Leeds, MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems
A Sustainable Energy Systems masters course with energy science and technology at its core but covering key aspects of business, economics and policy. You will learn about conventional and renewable energy conversion and distribution systems. You will also develop an understanding from a technical, regulatory and financial standpoint of the challenges associated with the transition to an alternative system and acquire the skills and knowledge to help make it happen.

Kings College

Interested in neuroscience or clinical psychology?
The Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) is Europe's largest centre for research and post-graduate education in psychiatry, psychology, basic and clinical neuroscience and a School of King's College London. World renowned for the quality of their research, for psychiatry and psychology, it is the most cited research centre outside the US, and the second most cited in the world as ranked by Thomson ISI Essential Science Indicators. Check out their MSc in Clinical Neuroscience.

Have an interest in Bioethics?
Check out the 12-month MA program in Bioethics and Society at KCL. The programme is taught in the heart of London at King's College Strand Campus, with immediate access to King's hospitals and laboratories, and close to government, health policy think-tanks, patient advocacy groups, medical and scientific societies, and the private health sector. They offer a unique 'real-world' approach to bioethics, allowing students to understand the social and political contexts in which bioethical controversies arise and proposed solutions are developed. In the course of their studies, students are equipped with essential knowledge and skills to make a contribution to resolving bioethical problems. In addition, internship opportunities enable students to gather practical insights and to build professional networks.

Special MSc program in Medical Humanities:
This programme explores the links between the humanities and medicine from a humanities point of view. Among the questions it considers are: What can the humanities contribute to healthcare? How do they differ from the sciences? And what can they tell us about illness?


Some of the 2015-2016 National Fellowship Winners

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