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Gamecock Guarantee Community

An invitation-only program for first-generation college student who are recipients of the Gamecock Guarantee award.

At a Glance

  •  Invitation only
  • Students live in South Tower
  • The Opportunity Scholars Program is a federal TRiO program.


Visit the Gamecock Guarantee website

Learn more about what it means to be a part of this unique community.


What Makes This Community Different

Students in this community have access to opportunities that will improve their experience at Carolina and prepare them for their careers after graduation.

  • Develop relationships with peers, program staff and faculty.
  • Supports academic success, leadership development, and student engagement.
  • Students in this community will take classes together and will have access to group social and cultural events, and global study opportunities.

Joining the Opportunity Scholars Program

This is an invitation-only program. Students are automatically considered based on their freshman application to USC and completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

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