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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.

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.

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.

UofSC Rhodes Scholar forges a new path at Oxford

Caroline Parler Potter thought she had a solid plan when she graduated from the South Carolina Honors College in 1999 and headed to England as a Rhodes Scholar in 2000.

Casey Brayton named Truman Scholar

Casey Brayton's passion for oceanography was ignited when she decided to join her high school's National Ocean Sciences quiz bowl team. It was a good complement to her other interest -- math, the subject her father taught her early on was "the language of life."

26th Consecutive Year USC Students Earn Goldwater Scholarship

For the twenty-sixth consecutive year, USC students have been named Goldwater Scholars. A total of 53 Goldwater Scholarships have been won by USC students since 1990, with 52 of those Goldwater Scholars members of the South Carolina Honors College.

Two Future Foreign Service Officers are USC Pickering Finalists

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that seniors Adriana Bowman and James Hepburn have been named finalists for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

Students awarded Rotary Global Grant for Study in South Africa, Britain

Two University of South Carolina students, Ryan Anderson and Rachel Lunsford, have been named recipients of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue a Masters of Public Health at University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a Masters of International Business at the University of Cambridge, UK, respectively. Anderson is sponsored by the Five Points Rotary Club, while Lunsford is sponsored by the Spring Valley Rotary Club, both of which are in Rotary District 7770.

Two University of South Carolina Students Awarded GEM National Consortium Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce De'Aira Bryant and Blakeley Hoffman have each been awarded a GEM National Consortium Fellowship. Both Bryant and Hoffman were selected by Adobe Systems Incorporated, where they will complete the internship component of the 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. The fellowship provides a stipend, tuition assistance, and a paid summer internship in 2017. More than 4,000 GEM Fellowships have been awarded since the program's inception 41 years ago.

USC Continues To Produce Hollings Scholars

Three rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2017 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year's recipients, Alexis Bantle, Casey Brayton, and Patrick McKenzie, bring the total number of USC Hollings Scholars to 45 over the 13years of this national competition, with 20 won in the past three 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.

Gamecocks Garner Awards to go Around the World

USC will be sending Gamecocks across the world this summer and academic year through the Boren Scholarship, the Princeton in Asia Fellowship and the US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institute.

USC Announces Seven Fulbright US Student Grant Finalists

For the 16th consecutive year, USC will be represented abroad by Fulbright US Student grantees conducting research, studying and serving as English Teaching Assistants. This year our seven Fulbright Finalists (those offered the Fulbright Student grant) are Victoria Belcher, Caroline Blount, Selena Dyer, Ian Giocondo, James Jacocks, Chelsea Morris, and Julie Whitehead, while four USC students, Kevin Anneken, Anais Parada, Mark Rodehorst, and William Welsh, have been named Alternates. These students are among the over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research and provide expertise abroad for the 2017-2018 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. Since 1983, USC has had over 100 Fulbright student scholars in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, conducting research, studying in graduate programs and teaching English in K-college settings.

USC Sophomore Awarded Udall Scholarship

The University of South Carolina is thrilled to announce that sophomore Casey Brayton has been named a 2017 Udall Scholar. She is a member of the South Carolina Honors College.

USC Announces Winners of International Fellowship Awards

The University of South Carolina announces the winners of three national fellowship competitions: the Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) funded by the US Department of State, and the DAAD RISE summer program in Germany and the DAAD RISE Professional both funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

University of South Carolina Student Named Whitaker Fellow

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is excited to announce that Ryan John Geiser has been named a Whitaker International Fellow.

25th Consecutive Year USC Students Earn Goldwater Scholarship

For the twenty-fifth consecutive year, USC students have been named Goldwater Scholars. A total of 51 Goldwater Scholarships have been won by USC students since 1990, with 50 of those Goldwater Scholars members of the South Carolina Honors College.

USC NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners

Three current USC students and five USC alumni have been awarded 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). Current students De'Aira Bryant, Brock Fletcher, and Dylan Madisetti, and alumni Laquita Grissett, Mackenzie Meece-Rayle, Michele Repetto, Paris Smalls, and Elizabeth Yankovsky have all been named NSF GRF Fellows. One other current graduate student, Alicia Lamarche and five alumni, Joseph Andrews, Alexandra Hooks, Kelly McCabe, Drew Patterson, and Sydney Pullen were selected for Honorable Mentions in this prestigious graduate fellowship competition.

Two University of South Carolina Students Awarded Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is thrilled to announce Rebekah Parris and Olivia Reszczynski have been named 2017 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows. This year, 16 fellows were selected out of a pool of approximately 950 applicants from across the nation.

USC Student Named Truman Scholar Finalist

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that Nick Santamaria has been named a Truman Scholar Finalist. 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.

 

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