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Alumna’s passion for environment leads to career at EPA

Hollings NOAA and Udall Scholar Hali Kerr joins the Environmental Protection Agency as an attorney-advisor. With this new role, Kerr hopes to have an impact on making our air cleaner.

2011, 2020 Graduate Selected for Spaceflight Simulation Study

Boren Scholar William Brown has been selected to be part of a NASA spaceflight simulation study in Moscow.

South Carolina Senior awarded Rotary Global Grant to Thailand

Honors College senior Clare Steiner has been named a recipient of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue graduate studies abroad in 2022-2023.

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship awards three UofSC students in 2021

Three University of South Carolina students, Madison Clark, Hannah Gardner and Chloe Penaflor, have been named 2021 Freeman-ASIA Scholars.

NOAA Hollings fellowship awarded to five South Carolina undergraduates

Students who show promise as influential researchers early in their careers find their footing with the NOAA Hollings fellowship.

2020-2021 UofSC National Fellowships Winners

It was another banner year for the University of South Carolina with 67 winners across 27 awards for a total $1.85 million awarded to our students. From Goldwater to Fulbright to Gilman and the other 24 awards represented, we congratulate our winners on their success!

GEM National Consortium awards two UofSC students

Students underrepresented in STEM fields are eligible for prestigious fellowships through GEM that empower, enlighten and create opportunities in industry, government, labs and academia.

Fulbright offers UofSC students opportunities for research and study abroad

Four UofSC students won Fulbright grants in three separate areas this year. NFSP is proud to announce the first two Fulbright grants for graduate study in the UK.

Three Grantees, Three Distinct Wins

DAAD Fellowships offer diverse opportunities for study and professional growth in Germany.

Three brothers, three Goldwater Scholarships, one passion

Bain brothers share love for science and mathematics and teaching.

Twelve South Carolina students Recognized by the National Science Foundation, six receive Graduate Research Fellowship

Winners of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship look forward to bright careers in academia and research across STEM disciplines and beyond.

Curiosity, scientific research lead to prestigious award for UofSC students

For the 29th consecutive year, UofSC is celebrating Goldwater success with our newest scholars - Felicia McGill, Matthew Duggan and Charlotte Pollack.

Four South Carolina Students Named Critical Language Scholarship Winners for 2021

National Fellowships and Scholar Programs is excited to announce that UofSC has produced four finalists and four alternates in the 2021 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) competition. The finalists are Michael Ponessa (Punjabi), Ashley Labrie (Portuguese), Jacquelyn Burnett (Arabic) and Timothy Fritts (Russian).

PPIA Junior Summer Institute Launches Two South Carolina Students Towards Graduate Funding and Recognition

In the summer of 2021 UofSC rising seniors Madison Blanding and Michael Gallagher will attend Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA), a program geared towards developing young public policymakers with a passion for serving underrepresented communities.

UofSC named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

Ten University of South Carolina students were named Fulbright U.S. Student finalists for 2020-21, earning the university elite status as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution and bringing its total number of student finalists to 120 since 2000. UofSC previously earned the top-producer designation in 2012.

South Carolina Junior Laura-Louise Rice Named 2021 Truman Finalist

The National Fellowships and Scholar Programs office is pleased to announce that junior Laura-Louise Rice has been selected as a Truman finalist.

100% Success Rate: Five UofSC Undergraduates Earn Gilman Scholarships

International travel may not have been front and center in the minds of many this year, but that has not been the case for the five University of South Carolina students named Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Scholars for Fall 2020. National Fellowships and Scholar Programs are pleased to announce that all five applicants from UofSC have earned full awards in the Fall 2020 application cycle--a 100% success rate! Join us in congratulating our recipients: Felicia McGill, Hannah Gardner, Joy Bernal, Stella Strength, and Romina Pinto.

Alumna Joybelle Barlow '16 Selected as 2020 Mitchell Scholarship Finalist

Joybelle Barlow '16 hadn't planned on applying for the George J. Mitchell Scholarship this year, but when she learned that the scholarship would allow her to study female entrepreneurship and social enterprise in Ireland, she realized she couldn't pass up this opportunity.

Two UofSC Seniors awarded Rotary Global Grant

University of South Carolina seniors Jared "JD" Dawson, and Emily Saathoff have been named recipients of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue graduate studies abroad in 2021-2022. Recipients were supported by the Vista Night and Columbia clubs in Rotary District 7770.

Gilman Scholarship Awarded to Nine UofSC Undergraduates

Following an historic spring semester which sparked unprecedented challenges in international student mobility, the U.S. State Department-funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, has announced scholarship recipients for their March 2020 deadline application competition. Nine University of South Carolina students, Jasmine Battle, Madison Blanding, Zhané Bradley, Tierra King, Victoria Ponds, Megan Stephens, Karen Wong, and two additional undergraduates have been named 2020 Scholars. Three other UofSC students were named Alternates.

Two UofSC Students to Participate in Critical Language Study Abroad with a Boren Scholarship

Three University of South Carolina students, Benjamin "Tyler" Jackson, Aishwarya Somani, and Kathleen Sowder have been offered the Boren Scholarship for critical language study abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year.

10 UofSC Students Named Fulbright U.S. Student Finalists

Record-number of applicants, record-making year: UofSC announces Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awardees

2019-2020 National Fellowships Celebration

While this spring left us no chance to gather together for our annual National Fellowships Celebration, we couldn't let this momentous year pass without saying thank you and celebrating!

Five UofSC Students Win NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Five University of South Carolina students have been chosen as Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars, marking 61 total University of South Carolina students who have received the prestigious award since its inception in 2005. This year, 123 scholars were selected from applicants throughout the United States.

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.


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