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South Carolina Honors College

Young Alumni Award

The Distinguished Young Honors Alumni Award is presented to a young graduate of the South Carolina Honors College who has demonstrated excellence professionally or has also contributed time and effort to the betterment of the Honors College or society.

Eligibility Considerations

  1. Candidate must be an alumnus or alumna of the South Carolina Honors College who is age 35 or younger.
  2. It is preferred that the candidate is able to attend the Homecoming Reception, but extenuating circumstances can warrant alternative technological communiction when receiving the award instead.
  3. Candidate must not be running for or currently holding a public office.
  4. The award will recognize professional excellence or contributions for the betterment of the Honors College or society.



Nominators must submit a nomination letter. Nominations may be submitted by:

  1. Email:
  2. Web: complete the Young Honors Alumni Nomination Form
  3. Mail:
    South Carolina Honors College
    ATTN: Young Honors Alumni Award
    Harper College 120
    Columbia, SC 29208

Nominations will be active for three (3) years or until the nominee is no longer eligible for the award, whichever occurs first. Nominations may be updated during the three-year period.

Announcement and Presentation

  1. The award will be presented at the Honors College Homecoming Reception during USC’s Homecoming Weekend.
  2. In August, the Director of Alumni Engagement will inform the recipient of his or her selection and confirm attendance for the Reception.

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