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Opportunity Scholars Program

The Opportunity Scholars Program (OSP) is a TRIO Student Support Services Program at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie. The program serves 160 low income, first generation, and disabled students on the USC Salkehatchie campus.

The program is free to eligible students and provides the following services to its participants:


OSP offers one on one and group tutoring in such subjects as mathematics, English, history, and science. Additionally, OSP encourages student study groups for students in these subject areas.


Every OSP student is eligible to receive academic, financial, and career advisement on an individual basis. Students’ schedules, progress, and grades are closely monitored each semester. The OSP intervenes to assist students in succeeding in the classroom.

Academic and Topical Workshops

OSP hosts workshops to assist students in a variety of topics such as study skills, time management, research papers, and PRAXIS test preparation.

Student Activities and Cultural Events

Throughout the year, OSP hosts a diverse range of cultural events and student activities such as campus musical events and travel to culturally significant monuments, museums, and other educational venues.

Computer Labs

The OSP has two computer labs at USC Salkehatchie. One is on the West Campus and the other is on the East Campus. All users are asked to abide by OSP Computer Lab Policy.


All USC Salkehatchie students are encouraged to apply to the OSP, but because of federal eligibility guidelines, the program is restricted in the number of students served. However, a student who applies to the program will be properly evaluated.