College of Education - Education

Complete Scholarship Name Application Deadline Date Contact Name Contact Phone Number Contact E-mail Address
ACCESS Community Fund (I-95) Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@malibox.sc.edu
Undergraduate or Graduate Student - This award is provided to student teacher(s) who will be placed in South Carolina schools in counties along the I-95 Corridor. Student teaching must be completed in one of these counties: Bamberg, Beaufort, Calhoun, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Hampton, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg. Students awarded this scholarship will need permission from their program faculty before accepting the award and before a student teaching placement can be made in one of these counties.
Alice G. Floyd Scholarship Yes March 9 College of Education, Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailibox.sc.edu
Undergraduate of Graduate Student - This award is provided to a student(s) who wishes to study in France in order to facilitate his or her future career as a French teacher. (Application information is at http://www.ed.sc.edu/asf.asp)
Anthony S. Fountain and Alissa Fountain-Burse Scholarship Yes March 9 College of Education, Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailibox.sc.edu
Undergraduate or Graduate Student - This award is provided to a student(s) who is majoring in education and aspiring to teach in grades 1-12. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.7 or better. Preference is given to African-American students; second preference is given to any student that meets the eligibility criteria. (Application information is at http://www.poisefoundation.org)
Bryant A. and Jacqueline F. Meeks Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Doctoral Student - This award is provided to a full-time doctoral student(s) who is conducting research for their dissertation. Preference will be given to students who are conducting research on improving the quality of education for children who are frequently underserved by our education system.
Carl H. Medlin Scholarship Yes March 9 College of Education, Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Undergraduate or Graduate Student - This award is provided to a student(s) with an interest in adult education, community education, or service learning. Preference is given to a student(s) who demonstrate financial need. Primary preference shall be given to those who have an interest in adult education or community education. Secondary preference shall be given to those with an interest in service learning. (Application information is at http://www.ed.sc.edu/asf.asp)
Cecil-Self Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to support a student(s) pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.
Charles H. and Margaret M. Witten Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Doctoral Student - This award is provided to a worthy doctoral student(s) enrolled in the HESA program.
Conrad-Becton Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a student in Instruction and Teacher Education and is pursuing a teaching degree in the College of Education.
Cope-Crothers Scholarship Yes March 9 College of Education, Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a student(s) who is enrolled in the Master's or doctoral program of Higher Education Administration. (Applicant information is at http://www.ed.sc.edu/asf.asp)
Dennis A. Pruitt Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a student(s) who are enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program; who is a member of the Student Personnel Association (SPA); grade point average of 3.5 or better; are active and engaged members of SPA; and demonstrate a commitment to serve undergraduate students and the entire campus through their work.
Dorothy H. Lavisky Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to an undergraduate student who is pursuing a degree in Math or Science Education (middle level education). Preference is given to students based on financial need.
Jane Carter Eason Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a Middle Level Education student studying to teach middle school social studies. Preference is given to student(s) who graduated high school in the Richland One School District.
Elisabeth P. Taylor Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a graduate student(s) who plans to teach science at the elementary school level.
Elizabeth Scruggs Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a student(s) who is pursuing a Masters of Art in Teaching degree in the department of Instruction and Teacher Education with an undergraduate degree in Latin, French, German or Spanish. The student(s) must agree to teach in the public school system in South Carolina for a period of four years, with preference in Williamsburg County. Application information is at http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/my_coe/for_current_students/scholarships.php
Frances Gibson Daniel Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
M.A.T. Student in Special Education - This award is provided to one student who plans to work with emotionally disturbed children at the elementary school level. You must have a grade point average of at least a 3.5 or better; financial need shall not factor in awarding the scholarship.
George Poda, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a student who intends to be a practicing educator. Preference will be given to former Teacher Cadets (High School) enrolled in the College of Education.
Gerald and Myra Lahn Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to three worthy students in the Early Childhood Education program. Preference is given to students from New York State. Second preference is given to a worthy student(s) from the Northeast area of the United States. Application information is at http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/my_coe/for_current_students/scholarships.php
Grace and Charles Sloan Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Doctoral Student - This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing doctoral study in Higher Education Administration as participants in the Community College Leadership Alliance (CCLA) program. The recipients of this fellowship shall be known as Grace and Charles Sloan CCLA Fellows.
Hal and Mickey Anderson Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing the M.A.T. or M.T. degree in Science Education.
Harvey A. Allen Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student(s) pursing initial teacher certification in Elementary Education.
Apple Core Initiative Program Yes March 27, 2018 Margo Jackson 803.777.4717 loganmn@mailbox.sc.edu
• Full acceptance into USC’s main campus
• Complete online application to ACI
• Upload letters of recommendation -
o candidate’s high school representative
o community member
• Upload 500 word essay addressing the this topic:
o Considering your career choice as an educator, what would you consider the biggest obstacle facing education attainment in the state of South Carolina, your home state, or in the United States.
• Maintain the University’s 2.75 GPA guideline
• Submit passing score on Praxis Core by 2nd year (fall semester)
• Commit to four years to ensure degree completion
• Complete a culminating project to fulfill the requirements for Graduation with Distinction (one of five categories)
James A. Stoddard Memorial Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Doctoral Student - This award is provided to a doctoral candidate(s)in Secondary Education who is a resident of the State of South Carolina. Applicants must have a GRE score of 1100 or better, demonstrated financial need, successful completion of the qualifying exam, evidence of sound moral and ethical character, and professional potential.
James B. Campbell- Charles H. Witten Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a qualified masters degree candidate(s) in the higher education graduate program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies.
Lorin W. Anderson Award for First Generation College Students Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is to provide financial support for first generation college students who aspire to become teachers. Up to four incoming freshmen will be selected. Each awardee will receive an award during his or her freshman year and during his or her sophomore year (provided the awardee meets the sophomore criteria.)
Judith E. Rink Fellowship Yes Fall semester varies Lynda Nilges 803.777.3172 lnilges@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student in Physical Education - This award is provided to a graduate student(s) pursuing a degree in Physical Education Pedagogy in the Department of Physical Education.
Laura Muller Thomas Student Teacher Award Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Undergraduate or Graduate Student - This award is provided to prospective teachers in or approaching the critical phase of teacher training commonly known as "student teaching." Awards will be given to students from Fairfield County or students teaching in Fairfield County. Academic performance and financial need will be the primary criteria. Students awarded this scholarship will need permission from their program faculty before accepting the award and before a student teaching placement in Fairfield County will be made.
Lavonne D. Roof Fellowship in Elementary Education Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a student(s) pursing a Masters of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in Elementary Education.
Margaret Anliker Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to an outstanding graduate student(s) or graduate assistant enrolled in the Master's program in Student Personnel Services or Higher Education Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies.
Mary J. Heimberger Memorial Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to support a student(s) pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.
Mary L. Duffie Endowed Fellowship Yes March 9 College of Education, Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is for a student pursuing a degree within the Special Education Field.
Nelle Taylor Scholarship in Special Education Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a student enrolled in the Special Education Program in the Department of Educational Studies.
Outstanding Athletic Trainer Award Yes Fall semester varies Lynda Nilges 803.777.3172 lnilges@mailbox.sc.edu
Undergraduate Student in the Athletic Training Program - This award is designed to honor a full-time undergraduate student in the athletic training field. The award requires a minimum of a 2.8 GPA (60 cumulative hours of course work), community and departmental service, professional membership and leadership and above average training skills. (Application information is at http://www.ed.sc.edu/asf.asp)
Outstanding MAT Student Award Yes Fall semester varies Lynda Nilges 803.777.3172 lnilges@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student in the Physical Education Program - This award is designed to honor a graduate student preparing to become a physical education teacher who demonstrates a commitment to departmental and community service. (Application informationis at http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/my_coe/for_current_students/scholarships.php)
Outstanding Teaching Major Award Yes Fall semester varies Lynda Nilges 803.777.3172 lnilges@mailbox.sc.edu
Undergraduate Student in the Physical Education Program - This award is designed to honor a full-time undergraduate student preparing to become a physical education teacher. The award requires a minimum 2.8 GPA; demonstrated commitment to departmental and community service professional membership and leadership; must have completed PEDU 360 and 361; and have demostrated above average teaching skills. (Application information is at http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/my_coe/for_current_students/scholarships.php)
Patterson Wardlaw Memorial Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a graduate student(s) enrolled in the College of Education who has exemplified leadership, community service, and academic excellence in education.
Paul P. Fidler Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a second-year full-time Master's level graduate student(s) enrolled in the HESA program.
Peabody Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Undergraduate or Graduate Student - This award is provided to a Student Intern(s) or Student Teacher(s) in any Initial Teacher Licensure Program. Awards are issued for the actual semester in which the student(s) is compeleting student teaching/internship. Students must apply for the semester they anticipate completing Internship B, Internship II, or Directed (Student) Teaching.
Richard E. Ishler Dean's Award Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a student pursuing initial teacher certification to teach in an Elementary Education setting.
Robert A. Weber Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing the Masters of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.
) degree in Elementary Education.
Robert G. Thurber Award in Higher Education Yes March 9 College of Education, Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a full-time graduate student(s) who is fully admitted to a master's degree program in Student Personnel Services or Educational Administration (High Education). The student(s) must show outstanding promise for a career in higher education administration based on demonstrated leadership in campus and community activities, evidence of unselfish service to others, and recommendations and/or nominations from higher education and community leaders. Preference will be given to a first year student. This award may be held along with a graduate assistantship. (Application information is at http://www.ed.sc.edu/asf.asp)
CarolinaLIFE Resident Mentor Housing Fellowship Queenie Bell 803.777.6585 bellq@mailbox.sc.edu
These fellowships are given to those who serve as live-in resident mentors for the CarolinaLIFE program.
SC Autism Society Scholarship Yes March 9 Carolyn Delton 803.777.3075 delton@sc.edu
This award is provided to one undergraduate or graudate student to work for the Department Chair in the area of understanding autism spectrum disorders and the best educational practices in the hopes of increasing the number of professionals in South Carolina enrolled in this field. The Department Chair, with the consent of the South Carolina Autism Society Board of Directors, will select the student.
Scottye Hedstrom Memorial Athletic Training Scholarship Yes Fall Semester Varies Jim Mensch 803.777.3815 jmensch@mailbox.sc.edu
Undergraduate Student in the Athletic Training Program - This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing a degree in Athletic Training in the Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training. (Application information is at http://www.ed.sc.edu/asf.asp)
Scottye Hedstrom Memorial Athletic Training Scholarship Yes November 14 Dr. James Mensch 803.777.3815 jmensch@mailbox.sc.edu
Applicant must be an athletic training major with a minimum of one full year completed in the program. Applicant must be a member of the CAST Club, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the athletic training profession. Applicant must also have completed three professional points by application deadline.
South Carolina Autism Society Scholarship in Educational Studies Yes March 9 College of Education 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Undergraduate or Graduate Student in Educational Psychology - This award is provided to one student to work for the Department Chair in the are of understanding autism spectrum disorders and the best educational practices in the hopes of increasing the number of professionals in the South Carolina enrolled in this field. The Department chair, with the consent of the South Carolina Autism Society Board of Directors, will select the student. (Application information is at http://www.ed.sc.edu/asf.asp)
Sue Clark "Inspired by Education" Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to an incoming freshmen who is pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program. Preference is given to student(s) from Clarendon County. Second preference is to a student(s) based on financial need.
AACTE Holmes Honor Student Yes March 28, 2018 Margo Jackson 803.777.4717 loganmn@mailbox.sc.edu
- Resume
- A 500-word statement indicating a strong commitment to education practice and improvement and their research agenda regarding equity and stating why the Holmes Scholar designation is an aspiration for you.
- A letter of nomination from a faculty member.
Terry and Scott Peterson Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a student(s) who does the most (through research, practice or service) to strengthen community and racial connections to increase K-12 educational opportunities by utilizing the arts, building school-community partnerships, expanding after school programs or other approaches.
Frank and Frankie McGuire Endowed Scholarship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Service 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
Undergraduate or Graduate Student in CarolinaLlFE Program - This award is provided to student(s) enrolled in the CarolinaLIFE program. The primary basis for the award will be financial need. (Application information is at http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/my_coe/for_current_students/scholarships.php)
University High School/ J. McTyeire Daniel / C.B. Harvey Fellowship Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing a degree in Secondary Education.
Noyce Scholarships for Secondary Science and Mathematics Education Yes April 6, 2018 Kathy Henson khenson@sc.edu
The application deadline for the Noyce Scholarships is Friday, April 6, 2018.

This scholarship funds juniors, seniors, MT students and second year MAT science and mathematics students.

If you qualify, you may be awarded up to $11,500 per year to complete a bachelor's degree and an MT/MAT degree program.

Besides your regular coursework, if you qualify you will participate in a special seminar program to help build and support your subject matter content knowledge and teaching skills.

You apply in the last semester of your sophomore year (or possibly junior) year or at the end of your first year in the MAT science/math program.

You must teach high school science or mathematics in a high-need school district for 2 years for each year of Noyce scholarship you receive.

The Noyce Scholarships do not follow the same application process as the others listed on this page. To apply, submit a copy of the Noyce Scholarship Application [pdf] to the offices listed in the application.


Please contact Kathy Henson at khenson@sc.edu with any questions.
Project POSTS (preparation of secondary transition specialists) schoalr fellowship Queenie Bell 803.777.6585 bellq@mailbox.sc.edu
They have been selected as scholars on the POSTS federal personnel grant. These fellowships are given to outstanding graduate students who are planning to work with transition-age youth with disabilities after they graduate.
Ethel S. Brody Scholars Program Endowment Fund Yes March Mary Robinson 803.777.3500 Robinson.usc@gmail.com
Each year, the Scholarship Committee of the School of Visual Art & Design will award a scholarship to a rising junior. The award is strictly on merit for an Art Education major who has shown unusual promise and commitment to art & teaching. The award will be for their junior and senior years (with exception noted below). During the summer between his/her junior and senior years, the Ethel S. Brody Scholar will be invited to participate in a summer workshop at the Penland School of Crafts under the auspices of the Ethel S. Brody Scholarship Endowment that has been established at Penland for this purpose.

Renewal of the award in the second year will be contingent upon: the student continuing as a full-time student in the Art Education major; continuing to meet the GPA requirement of a 3.5 as well as other academic requirements of the award; and continuing to "exhibit unusual promise and commitment to art and teaching." Should the incumbent recipient not fulfill these terms, said Scholarship Committee will have the discretion to either provide the award to an alternate, qualified rising student.
Croy West Endowed Scholarship Fund Yes March 27, 2018 Dr. Tony Plotner 803.777.7664 plotner@mailbox.sc.edu
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for scholarship(s) at the University of South Carolina in the College of Education for students enrolled in the CarolinaLIFE program.
Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship in STEM Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
The Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics is limited to a student majoring in middle level education with concentrations in mathematics or science.
Monty Macmillan Memorial Award Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 803.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is provided to a student pursuing initial teacher certification to teach in an Elementary Education setting.
Turybury Family Scholarship Fund Yes March 9 COE Office of Student Services 83.777.6732 coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu
This award is to provide financial support for a student from a rural area with demonstrated financial need who aspire to become teachers; second, must maintain a 3.0 GPA; third, the student seeks to be involved on-campus in extracurricular activities.
Professional Development School (PDS) Doctor of Education Fellowship Award Yes Rolling Gwen Lorinovich 803.576.6288 lorinovi@mailbox.sc.edu
To be considered for the PDS Fellowship, applicants must have applied for or be admitted to a concentration in the Ed.D. program. Before receiving the PDS Fellowship, admission to the Ed.D. is required. Individuals interested in applying for the PDS Fellowship must submit the following:

1. Complete the PDS Fellowship application here or by typing bit.ly/PDSfellow into your web browser (Note: The completed application includes 2 – 4 below as attached documents.)
2. Letter of support from the school principal (if applicant is a principal, a letter of support from a member of district leadership) indicating the following:
• Applicant’s suitability for doctoral study while maintaining current position
• Support to use pooled professional development school graduate tuition reduction credits towards the applicant’s Ed.D. studies (20 credits/year for 3 years)
• Support for the applicant to conduct dissertation research in the school to address a problem of practice identified by the fellow
3. Letter of support from the professional development school liaison indicating:
• Applicant’s suitability for doctoral study while maintaining current position
• A commitment to support the applicant in conducting the dissertation research. Normally, support includes dissertation committee membership.
4. Single-page description1 of the anticipated scholarly contributions of research undertaken at the professional development school site.
AACTE Holmes Scholars Program for Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Students Yes March 9, 2018 Margo Jackson 803.777.4717 loganmn@mailbox.sc.edu
Requirements
USC Holmes Scholars are expected to:

Serve a 3-year term as a USC Holmes Scholar.

Submit proposals to present their research at the AACTE Annual Meeting each year and participate at least once in the AACTE Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute/AACTE Day on the Hill.

Participation in at least one other education conference, such as American Educational Research Association, the Association of Teacher Educators, or another organization within their discipline;

Participate in activities and meetings sponsored by the National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni during their final year in the Holmes Scholars Program (some of which occur at the AACTE Annual Meeting);

Propose and implement a project that relates to or forwards the goals of AACTE and that authentically engages them in advocacy, policy, service, or research work that furthers high-quality and equitable educator

The College of Education will provide full financial support to attend the AACTE Annual meetings as well as full financial support to attend one meeting of the Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute.


The AACTE Holmes Awards do not follow the same application process as the others listed on this page. To apply, follow the instructions below. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. March 9, 2018.

Application Process
Please upload the following items at https://goo.gl/forms/JSjRNyLEan4fp2BD3:

A three-page professional statement that outlines:

your professional goals

a description of your research interests/agenda and its relationship to equity

examples of your commitment to scholarship, education practice, and improvement

why you aspire to be a USC Holmes Scholar.

Two letters of nomination from a faculty member.

Curriculum Vitae



Please direct inquiries to Margo Jackson, Director of Student Diversity, Equity and Engagement at loganmn@mailbox.sc.edu
Project Focus: Preparing Special Education Debra Williams 803.777.2008 debra@mailbox.sc.edu
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