College of Hospitality, Retail, & Sports Management

Complete Scholarship Name Application Deadline Date Contact Name Contact Phone Number Contact E-mail Address
Blayne Brown Memorial Scholarship Yes 803.777.4290 hrsmscol@mailbox.sc.edu
The scholarship will be awarded to worthy students majoring in Sports and Entertainment Management. The donors request that preference be given to students who participate in the Sports and Entertainment Club (SPTE) and/or who participate in other SPTE projects. Preference given to students from North Carolina.; Renewable: Not automatic. The student may reapply each year.; Major: Any SPTE major; Minimum GPA: 3.0 for two prior semesters; Student Level: Full-time incoming freshman or current student; Financial need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Blayne Brown Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund Yes 803.777.4290 hrsmscol@mailbox.sc.edu
Scholarship may be awarded to worthy students majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management. Donors request that preference be given to students who participate in the SPTE Club and/or who participate in other SPTE projects. Preference will also be given to students from North Carolina.
Bob and Anna Tronco Williams Lizards Thicket Scholarship Support Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) may be awarded to one or more HRTM students. Major: HRTM Minimum GPA: not specified Student level: incoming freshmen or current student The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Bonefish Grill Scholarship Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) may be awarded by the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sports Management Scholarship Committee to a raising junior or senior majoring in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM). The donor encourages the recipients to intern with Bonefish Grill. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Charles B. Walker Endowment Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) awarded to incoming freshman in the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management; Renewable: No; Major: Any HRTM major; Minimum GPA: Academically worthy; Student Level: Full-time incoming freshmen; Financial Need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Chef John Peduzzi Food Lab and Scholarship Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) awarded to worthy HRTM students Major: HRTM Minimum GPA: not specified Student level: incoming freshmen or current student. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Endowed Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) are awarded to deserving students, criteria will be determined by the scholarship committee Major: any HRSM major Minimum GPA: not specified Student level: incoming freshmen or current undergraduate student The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Miscellaneous Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships are awarded to worthy in-coming freshmen or current students. Major: any HRSM major. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January. Minimum GPA: not specified Student level: incoming freshmen or current studentwill be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
College of HRSM Alumni Society Fund Travel Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships may be awarded to support student travel to international destinations, maymester course destinations, and industry conferences to worthy students based on recommendations from the HRSM Alumni Society Board. Application packet should include the college's scholarship application, the Alumni Society Find Travel Scholarship application and a recommendation letter from a professor supporting the student's need for financial support. Funds may be awarded to any full time, currently enrolled HRSM student. GPA not specified. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
College of HRSM Miscellaneous Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships are awarded to worthy students.; Major: Any HRSM major; Minimum GPA: Not Specified; Student level: Any Student The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
College of HRSM Scholarship Endowment Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships are awarded to worthy students, criteria will be determined by the scholarship committee; Major: Any HRSM major; Minimum GPA: Not Specified; Student Level: Incoming Freshman or current undergraduate student; Financial need: not specified. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Craig S. Kelly Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund Yes April 1st of each year Kathy Smiling 803.777.3339 smiling@hrsm.sc.edu
The scholarship(s) will be awarded to worthy undergraduate student(s) majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management. Scholarship is renewable. Scholarship can be awarded to an incoming freshman or current undergraduate student.
Dan Reeves Sport Administration Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
The scholarship(s) will be awarded by the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Scholarship Committee based on merit and intention to work in college and or professional football. Major: SPTE Minimum GPA: Academically worthy Student level: incoming freshmen or current student Financial need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Darlington Raceway Scholarships Yes March 2016 Kathy Smiling - Assistant Dean - Student Services 803.777.3339 smiling@hrsm.sc.edu
The scholarship(s) will be awarded by the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Scholarship Committee to worthy Undergraduate or Graduate Students majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management. Preference given to students who worked the Darlington Raceway NASCAR events and/or students who have an interest in pursuing a career in the NASCAR field.
Dean's Research Fellowship No Dr. Ercan Sirakaya Turk 803.777.3327 ercan@hrsm.sc.edu
This is only offered to the most qualified graduate student who is a new or existing student and who would like to pursue a high level of graduate scholarly work by opting for the thesis track in Sport and Enteretainment Management. In addition to regular 10 hours departmental assistantship, this honorary award carries a supplemental 10 hrs-super graduate assistant stipend of $6,000 per academic year. Typically, the award is applied toward the payment of a student's in-state tuition fees.
Department of Retailing Scholarship Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Provides scholarships to retail majors.; Renewable: No. Should be renewed each year; Major: Retailing; Minimum GPA: Academically worthy; Student level: Full-time incoming freshman or current student; Financial need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Don Stowe International Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) may be awarded to provide support for international initiatives including internships and field studies to a worthy student (graduate or undergraduate) who is a major in one of the baccalaureate or graduate programs in HRSM. Typically it will be a one-time award but a student may not receive this award more than twice.
Dr. Jack Weatherford Endowment Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) awarded to incoming freshman in the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management.; Renewable: No; Major: Any HRTM major; Minimum GPA: Academically worthy; Student Level: Full-time incoming freshman; Financial need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
E. Ellison Walker Endowment Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) awarded to incoming freshman in the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management.; Renewable: No; Major: Any HRTM major; Minimum GPA: Academically worthy; Student Level: Full-time freshman; Financial need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Evelyn E. Harvey Endowed Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) awarded to worthy Technology Support and Training Management Program students. Major: Department of Integrated Information Technology Minimum GPA: Academically worthy Student level: incoming freshmen or current student Financial need : Student must demonstrate Financial Need as determined by the USC Financial Aid Office. Recommend that FASFA is submitted to USC. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Garnet Jacket Classic Tournament Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships will be awarded by the Dean of the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sports Management upon recommendation from the College Scholarship Committee. Preference will be to students recommended by Tournament Management Staff based on student participation in the running of the tournament.; Major: Any HRSM major, Minimum GPA: Not Specified; Student Level: Any Student; Full-time/ Part-time: Full time; other: Participate in running the Garnet Jacket Classic managed through college special events office. Call Erin Akin 777-2560, Garnet Jacket Classic event participation recommended to all applicants. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Gary and Jane Green Endowed Scholarship Fund Yes Assistant Dean Kathy Smiling 803.803.3339 smiling@hrsm.sc.edu
The scholarship(s) will be awarded by the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Scholarship Committee to worthy HRTM students interested in a career in managed hospitality services.
George Rogers Endowed Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships will be awarded to HRSM students based on financial need and achievement potential. Preference will be given to students who would otherwise not be able to pursue their higher education. Major: any HRSM major Minimum GPA: not specified Student level: incoming freshmen or current student Financial need : yes The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Graduate/Teaching Assistantships for PHD Students No Dr. Ercan Sirakaya Turk 803.777.3327 ercan@hrsm.sc.edu
Only the most qualified PhD students who show higher level of academic excellence both in research and teaching are offered a 20-hrs departmental assistantships, tuition remissions, and 1,000 toward their heath care premiums. Ga's in this category will be paid $18,600 for 10 months for fulfilling departmental teaching and research duties. GA's are granted in-state tuition fees which will be paid by the department. The assistantship is renewable up to 3 years based on a yearly satisfactory review of the GA.
Harold A. White Endowment Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
The scholarship(s) will be awarded by the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Scholarship Committee to worthy graduate student(s) majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management. Scholarship(s) will be awarded on an annual basis for one or more students based upon their demonstrated financial need as well as academic achievement. Major: SPTE Minimum GPA: not specified Student level: graduate student Financial need : yes The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Harold White Endowment Scholarship Fund Yes March 2016 Kathy Smiling - Assistant Dean - Student Services 803.777.3339 smiling@hrsm.sc.edu
The scholarship(s) will be awarded by the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Scholarship Committee to worthy GRADUATE students majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management. Scholarship(s) will be awarded on an annual basis for one or more students based upon their demonstrated financial as well as academic achievement.
Health Information Technology Consortium Fund (HITCF) No Dr. Hickmet will decided who receives the fellowship Dr. Neset Hikmet or Vickie L. Smith 803.777.5559 or 803.777.2053 nhikmet@hrsm.sc.edu or smithv12@hrsm.sc.edu
The scholarship will provide $500.00 per year per student for up to six students. The scholarship will continue for two years, pending available funds. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Henry D. Jacobs, Jr., Endowed Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Limited to four consecutive years of study, will be awarded without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, handicap, disability, veteran status, national origin or ancestry. Non-residents may be awarded scholarships in an amount not to exceed the amount of tuition and fees charged of resident students. Scholarship(s) awarded based on the following criteria: Renewable: Automatically renewable for continuing students who remain academically worthy, continue to demonstrate financial need and maintain full-time enrollment, scholarship renewal forms must be completed and returned each year Major: any HRSM major Minimum GPA: Academically worthy Student level: full- time incoming freshmen or current student . .Full-time/part-part-time: full-time Financial need : Demonstrated financial need, family income of no more than 2.75 times the current national poverty level as determined by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Target Campus Grant Case Study Competition No 1 week prior to HRSM Week and/or Target Day Deb Brosdahl or Karen Edwards 803.777.6249 or 803.777.5216 BROSDAHL@hrsm.sc.edu or kedwards@HRSM.sc.edu
In years that the Department of Retailing receives the Target Corporation's Campus Grant, Retailing majors at USC may be eligible to participate in a Case Study Competition. The winner will receive an award, with the scholarship amount dependent upon the grant amount received in that year, and a plaque. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Graduate Fellowship/ College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) No N/A DeAnna Risher 803.777.2053 risherda@mailbox.sc.edu
College of HRSM PhD student/former recipient of graduate assistantship, current ABD status, and actively working towards completion of dissertation.
Target Campus Grant NRF Scholarship Yes October 14, 2019 Daniela Jankovska; Karen Edwards 803.777.3653; 803.777.5216 jankovsd@email.sc.edu ; kedwards@HRSM.sc.edu
Open to Retailing majors who are currently members of UofSC’s National Retail Federation (NRF) student organization. Applicants(s) must be in good standing (not on academic probation, or having any judicial council infractions or pending investigations) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Up to two awards of $750 (each) will be made. Maximum of one award per winner. Award funds are intended for use in support of attending the NRF “Big Show” student program held in NYC from January 9 – 12, 2020. For more information, visit: https://studentbigshow.nrf.com/

Applications must contain the following, in electronic format:
1. A one-page typed resume which includes at a minimum your educational, work, and community activities, as well as any honors, awards, and special recognition;
2. A typed personal essay, no longer than two pages, using Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, addressing, but not limited to, the following questions:
a. Describe your career goals and how you plan to attain them;
b. Explain how attending NRF’s Big Show would help you achieve your career objectives;
c. Describe any personal, educational, work-related, volunteer, or extra-curricular experiences that support your application for this scholarship;
d. Discuss the most meaningful challenge you have faced and how you addressed it.

Submit applications electronically to jankovsd@email.sc.edu with “Target Grant” in the subject line, no later than Monday, October 14, 2019 at 5 pm EST.
Larry Ginocchio Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) will be awarded to HRTM undergraduate students, preferably a junior or a senior. Preference will be given to a student who is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity with demonstrated financial need.; Renewable: Scholarship is not automatically renewable. Student needs to reapply each year.; Major: Any HRTM major; Minimum GPA: Academically worthy; Student level: Incoming freshman or current student; Full-time/Part-time: Full-time; Financial Need: Student must demonstrate Financial Need as determined by the USC Financial Aid Office. Recommend FASFA is submitted to USC. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Lourie's Scholarship Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) will be awarded to worthy students who are Retailing majors. Renewable: not specified Major: Retailing Minimum GPA: not specified Student level: incoming freshmen or current student. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Luanne Grant Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
A Scholarship will be awarded to a Department of Integrated Information Technology major based on financial need. Major: Department of Integrated Information Technology Minimum GPA: not specified Student level: incoming freshmen or current student Financial need : yes. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
M. Walker Pearce Endowment Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) awarded to incoming freshman in the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management.; Renewable: No; Major: Any HRTM major; Minimum GPA: Academically worthy; Student Level: Full-time incoming freshmen; Financial need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Mr. and Mrs. Phil E. Pearce Endowment Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Candidates will be invited to apply based on admissions credentials. Eligibility criteria parallels those for University Scholars with recipients usually ranking in the top 10% of their class and presenting SAT scores above 1300. Awards will be for $150
Patricia G. Moody International Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) may be awarded to provide support for international initiatives including internships and field studies to a worthy student (graduate or undergraduate) who is a major in one of the baccalaureate or graduate programs in HRSM. Typically it will be a one-time award but a student may not receive this award more than twice.
Piggly Wiggly Scholarship for Retailing Students in HRSM Yes (Contact the Scholarship Coordinator below, or the Department of Retailing) 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) will be awarded to worthy students majoring in Retail Management or Fashion Merchandising. Major: Retailing Minimum GPA: Academically worthy Student level: incoming freshmen or current student Financial need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Pooser Bicentennial Scholarship Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships will be awarded to HRTM students with financial need, who have a scholastic commitment to academic excellence and outstanding achievement.; Renewable: Scholarship is not automatically renewable. Student must reapply each year.; Major: Any HRTM major; Minimum GPA: Academically worthy; Student level: Incoming freshman or current student; Full-time/Part-time: Full-Time; Financial Need; Student must demonstrate Financial Need as determined by the USC Financial Aid Office. Recommend FASFA is submitted to USC. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Retail Fashion Board Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) may be awarded by the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Scholarship Committee to a rising sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Retail (RETL). Recipients must have been an active member of the Fashion Board activities and events for at least 1 calendar year; must have attended at least 50% of meetings; must have overall GPA of 3.0 and major GPA of 3.25; must have no grade of F during academic history (USC and transfer coursework); and must agree to use $500 scholarship toward internship, study abroad or textbook expenses.
Retail Scholarship Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships may be awarded by the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Scholarship Committee to fulltime students enrolled or entering the Bachelor of Science in Retailing or Master of Retailing programs. The scholarship maybe available to out-of-state students. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Shelby Kiff Endowed Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria: Fulltime student in Department of Integrated Information Technology program; superior academic credentials with not less than a 3.0 GPA; demonstrated a potential for leadership in the program,
The Chef John Peduzzi Food Lab and Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships awarded to worthy HRTM students.; Renewable: No; Major: Any HRTM major; Minimum GPA: Academically worthy; Student level: Full-time incoming freshmen or current student; Financial need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
The George Rogers Endowed Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships will be awarded to HRSM students based on financial need and achievement potential. Preference will be given to students who would otherwise not be able to pursue their higher education. Preference shall be given to under-represented groups
The Henry D. Jacobs, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Limited to four consecutive years of study, will be awarded without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, handicap, disability, veteran status, national origin or ancestry. Non-residents may be awarded scholarships in an amount not to exceed the amount of tuition and fees charged of resident student.; Renewable: May be renewed with annual application for continuing students who remain academically worthy, continue to demonstrate financial need and maintain full-time enrollment, scholarship renewal forms must be completed and returned each year.; Major: Any HRSM major; Minimum GPA: Not specified; Student level: Any student; Full-time/Part-time: Full time; Financial need: Demonstrated financial need, family income of no more than 2.75 times the current national poverty level as determined by the University's Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. Recommend that FASFA is submitted to USC. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
The Jim Hunter Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
The scholarship(s) will be awarded by the College of HRSM’s Scholarship Committee to students in the Sport and Entertainment Management Department. Preference shall be given for students with financial need.
Tom B. Pearce, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) will be awarded to freshmen, based on their admission credentials, with recipients ranking in the top 10% of their class and presenting re-centered SAT scores above 1300. Awards will be for $1500 per year and may be renewed for three additional years of undergraduate study provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0+ and enrolled in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Renewable: may be renewed for additional three yrs of undergraduate study, provided recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and remains enrolled in the school Major: HRTM Minimum GPA: 3.0 Student level: incoming freshmen The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Toys "R" Us Scholarship Fund Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarship(s) awarded to full-time students who are junior or seniors, majoring in retailing. Recipient will have successfully completed a retail management course with preference given for one scholarship to a minority. Recipient must have a 2.8 minimum GPA with an ongoing record of excellence in the college or a single outstanding achievement within the major and future aspirations in pursuing a retail management career. Major: Retailing Minimum GPA: minimum 2.8 Student level: undergraduate, junior or senior in the year awarded Minority. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Toys R US Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships awarded to full-time students who are juniors or seniors, majoring in retailing. Recipient will have successfully completed a retail management course with preference given for on scholarship to a minority. Recipient must have a 2.8 minimum GPA with an ongoing record of excellence in the college or a single outstanding achievement within the major and future aspirations in pursuing a retail management career. Three scholarships awarded each year. One scholarship of the three must be awarded to an underserved population.; Renewable: No; Major: Retailing; Minimum GPA: Minimum 2.8; Student Level: Full-time junior or senior; Financial need: Eligibility for scholarship is not based on financial need. The online scholarship application will be available on the College of HRSM Homepage in January.
Weems O. Baskin, JR. Endowed Fund in Sport Administration Yes 803.777.3339 www.hrsm.sc.edu
Scholarships will be awarded to worthy Sport and Entertainment Management students including incoming freshman with preference given to out of state students. The award may be maintained as long as the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above.; Renewable
Graduate Fellowship / School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) No N/A Tamara Gordon 803.777.1587 GordonTL@mailbox.sc.edu
HRTM Ph.D. student / former recipient of graduate assistantship, current ABD status, and actively working towards completion of dissertation.
Center for Mega-Event Research and Education (CMERE) No N/A Dr. Brian Mihalik 803.777.0146 bmihalik@hrsm.sc.edu
- SPTE Ph.D. student and/or former recipient of graduate assistantship.
- Completion of, or enrollment in, a course aligned with mega-event content area.
HRTM Golf Tourism Experiential Learning Travel Scholarship No April 24, 2017 Dr. Cathy Gustafson 803.777.7720 cgustafson@hrsm.sc.edu
USC student must be enrolled in one of the following courses during the spring semester for eligibility:
HRTM 591 (3) Golf Tourism
HRTM 592 (1) Golf Tourism Consumer Services
HRTM 593 (1) Golf Tourism Supervisory Skills
HRTM 594 (1) Golf Tourism Leadership Skills
USC student must fully complete his/her commitment to the host-site where his/her experiential learning course component is completed.