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Capstone Scholars

Life as a Capstone Scholar

There are many ways to describe a Capstone Scholar, each one better than the last. 

The Place for High Achievers

Capstone Scholars are interested in getting the most of their education, whether that occurs inside or outside of the classroom. You can find Capstone Scholars among our university's researchers, student leaders, entrepreneurs and top award recipients.

An Exclusive Community

The Capstone Scholars Program is invitation-only. Every student that is invited to join us has a very competitive grade point average, a university scholarship and high standardized test scores.

When you join Capstone, you're joining the top group of academic performers at Carolina. To learn more about the typical profile for incoming Capstone Scholar invitees, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Individual Mentoring

Staff members will meet with you at least once a semester to learn about your goals and help you make a plan to achieve them. They will also help you stay on track to meet Capstone's standards and requirements.

The Capstone Scholars Program has been an essential part of my college experience.

Mallory Sprinkle, Capstone Scholar


Living With Us

Capstone Scholars don't have to live in the Capstone Scholars Village, but doing so makes for a richer experience.

A Fast Walk to Class

The Capstone Scholars Village, which is comprised of Capstone Hall and Columbia Hall, is within a ten minute walk to many of the academic buildings where you will attend class.

Suite Living

Both residence halls in Capstone Village are organized by suites, which means that two students share a room and two of these rooms share a common area. Housing's residence hall site offers samples of floor plans for each community on campus, including traditional and apartment arrangements.

Applying to be a Capstone Scholar

The Capstone Scholars Program accepts students by invitation only. When you apply for admission to UofSC, you will be considered for Capstone. Invited students will be notified in March.
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