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UofSC alumna's research could lead to a better understanding of climate change

It's just another day at the beach for former University of South Carolina Capstone Scholar and NOAA Hollings Scholar Erin McParland. Her everyday life as a postdoctoral scholar and research fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is spent studying dissolved organic matter in the ocean -- which stores just as much carbon as the earth's atmosphere.

Seven UofSC Students & Alums Awarded NSF GRF

This year, six current University of South Carolina students and recent alumni and one incoming graduate student were awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), and an additional four students were named Honorable Mentions. The financial support from the NSF will allow them to focus their time and energy on their classes and research in a wide range of fields, including marine science, geology and biochemistry.

Goldwater Scholarship Opens Door to Research Opportunities

Two University of South Carolina students who have a love for music also share a passion for science -- and the latter has brought them national recognition.

Six South Carolina Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarship for Summer 2020

For the thirteenth year in a row, the University of South Carolina will be represented abroad through the U.S Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Jill Boggs, Arshiya Jeelani, Amelia Parkes, Michael Ponessa, Anna Sheppard, and Corinne Smith will represent UofSC on various CLS programs around the globe. Additionally, Alexis Anunson, Tyler Jackson, Harrison Murry, Jr., and Kathryn Ramey have been named alternates. This brings UofSC's total CLS award winners to 37 since the scholarship was established.

Capstone Junior Receives PPIA JSI Fellowship for Summer Study in Minnesota

When Carly Mihovich '21 applied for the Truman scholarship this fall, she did not expect the process to lead to receiving a different scholarship. But that is exactly what happened for the international studies major and social work minor from Greenville, South Carolina. Mihovich recently learned that she has received admittance to the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program and will be spending her summer in Minnesota.

UofSC Students Win Gilman Scholarship

Ten University of South Carolina students will be able to explore the globe thanks to being awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. In the first cycle of this year's competition, our ten scholars are Michaela Catoe, Stephanie Daniel, Olivia Falk, Rodrianna Gaddy, Meoshay Jefferson, Malika Lightbourne, Justin Weeks, Laura White, Dynesha Wright and Michael Zhu. These students will be abroad in eight different countries during their travels in the upcoming year.

Student Awarded Rotary Global Grant for Study in London

University of South Carolina senior Grace Cooney has been named a recipient of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue a Master of Science in Migration, Culture, and Global Health from Queen Mary University of London in 2020-2021. Cooney is sponsored by the Capital Rotary Club in Rotary District 7770.

Six UofSC Students Named NOAA Hollings Scholars

Six rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year's recipients, Camryn Arnstein, Hannah Aycock, Maura Glovins, Jaquan High, Claudia Moncada, and Sara Nix bring the total number of USC Hollings Scholars to 56 over the 15 years of this national competition, with 31 won in the past five years.

UofSC Student Wins Boren Scholarship to Study Critical Language Abroad

UofSC senior, Patrick McKenzie has received the Boren Scholarship for 2019-2020, out of 244 awards given nationally. This brings the total number of UofSC Boren Scholarship and Fellowship winners to 52.

18th Consecutive Year of Fulbright Grantees for UofSC

For the 18th consecutive year, the University of South Carolina will be represented abroad next year by Fulbright US Student grantees conducting research, studying, and serving as English Teaching Assistants. This year our six Fulbright Finalists (those offered the Fulbright Student Grant) are Alexis Bantle, David Beek, Emily Fisher, Hanna Lamm, Tamera Sullivan and Danielle Wood. Four other UofSC applicants, Lisa Camp, Devon Cassidy, James Mayson and Krystal Rampalli, have been named Alternates.

27th Consecutive Year UofSC Students Earn Goldwater Scholarship

For the twenty-seventh consecutive year, University of South Carolina students have been named Goldwater Scholars. A total of 56 Goldwater Scholarships have been won by USC students since 1990, with 55 of those Goldwater Scholars members of the South Carolina Honors College.

UofSc's 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners and Honorable Mentions

One UofSC undergraduate student, two graduate students, and seven alumni have been awarded 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). Current South Carolina senior Noemi Glaeser, graduate students Kaitlyn Pilarzyk and Luke Wilde, and alumni Vincent Esposito, Abigail Herschman, Colman Moore, Shrusti Patel, Adrian Perez, Samantha Stewart, and Heather Struckman have all been named NSF GRF Fellows. Two other current students, William Edwards and Sarah Zajovits, as well as three alumni, Justin DuRant, Jonathan Keefe, and Elizabeth Rizor were selected for Honorable Mentions in this prestigious graduate fellowship competition.

UofSC's 10th Truman Scholar Named

S.C. Honors College junior receives prestigious scholarship

UofSC Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Four students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to undertake intensive language study abroad. Madison Bradley and Avery Kral have been offered the chance to study Arabic, Nicolas Ferguson to study Chinese, and Kylee Yturralde to study Indonesian. This brings USC's total of CLS award winners to 31 since it was established in 2006. Tyler Quehl, Kathryn Ramey and Mariah Stewart have been named alternates for the Chinese and Russian programs, respectively. Madison, Nicolas, Avery and Kylee join approximately 550 competitively-selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who will received a CLS award in 2019.

Two University students named Truman Scholar Finalists

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that Bennett Lunn and John "Jack" Gabel 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 2019 Pickering Graduate Fellowship Winner

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is excited to announce that senior Adriana Bowman has been named one of 30 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship recipients in the nation.

UofSC Student Awarded Rotary Global Grant for Study in Colombia

A University of South Carolina senior, Hanson Cowan, has been named a recipient of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue a Master's of Epidemiology at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. Cowan is sponsored by the Five Points Rotary Club in Rotary District 7770.

Rising to the top

Patrick Kelly remembers the exact moment his dream of becoming a Truman Scholar came undone. He had dotted every 'i' and crossed every 't' in his political science and history studies and joined the mock trial team at the University of South Carolina. "If it was what you were supposed to do for pre-law, I was doing it," Kelly says.

Two University of South Carolina Students Awarded GEM National Consortium Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce Brandon Bolton and Eduardo Romero have each been awarded a GEM National Consortium 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.

Three win UK Summer Fulbright Awards

Rising sophomores Eliana Lord, Robert Magee, and Jeremy Ward are each spending their summers attending a UK Fulbright Summer Institute, bringing USC's total to four winners since the program began in 2010.

Five UofSC Students Awarded Fulbright Grants through the Fulbright US Student Program.

For the 17th consecutive year, the University of South Carolina will be represented abroad next year by Fulbright US Student grantees conducting research, studying, and serving as English Teaching Assistants. This year our five Fulbright Finalists (those offered the Fulbright Student Grant) are James Anderson, Kara Jones, Rebecca Schick, Himabindu Vinnakota, and William Welsh. Two other USC applicants, Tori Bennett and Ashley White, have been named Alternates.

Six UofSC Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships from Boren and CLS

Four USC students have received the Boren Scholarship for 2018-2019, out of 221 awards given nationally. Two students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to undertake intensive language study abroad.

UofSC Junior Awarded National Udall Scholarship

The University of South Carolina is thrilled to announce that junior Ashley Davis has been named a 2018 Udall Scholar. She is a member of the South Carolina Honors College.

UofSC Brings Total of Hollings Scholars to 50

Five rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2018 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year's recipients, Cameron Collins, Calyn Crawford, Leah Moore, Emily Skinner, and Savannah Weber, bring the total number of USC Hollings Scholars to 50 over the 14 years of this national competition, with 25 won in the past four years alone. This makes the University one of the top four Hollings Scholars producers in the nation since the inception of the scholarship in 2005.

UofSC 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners and Honorable Mentions

Four current USC students and six USC alumni have been awarded 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). Current seniors Mara Cowen, Kayla Gardner, Erica Maissy, Kaitlin McClamrock, as well as alumni Samantha Ervin, Luke Havens, Megan Mitchell, Rachel Smoak, Courtney Swink, and Tibra Wheeler have all been named NSF GRF Fellows. Four other current students, senior Shrusti Patel and graduate students Nicholas Riccardi, Michael Royko, and Wesley Taylor, as well as two alumni, Justin DuRant and Christopher Haycook, were selected for Honorable Mentions in this prestigious graduate fellowship competition.

 

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