Applications for Capstone Fellows will open in late April.
Benefits of Being a Fellow
- Include Fellow status on your college transcript.
- Continue to apply for travel, research and education grants through Capstone.
- Wear a Capstone Scholars Fellows honors stole at graduation.
- Become a part of an expanded professional network.
Capstone has pushed me outside of my comfort zone to do things that I did not believe I was capable of.
Caroline Hannon, Capstone Fellow, 2017 Cohort
To join the ranks of the Capstone Scholars Fellows, you must meet the program criteria. If a you miss one semester requirement deadline, you automatically lose your eligiblility.
- Excel in your studies by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Meet with your assigned Capstone Consultant each semester.
- Complete UNIV 101, ENCP 101, ENCP 105, or BMEN 101 with a “B” or better during your first semester.
- Actively participate in one service event each semester.
- Select and pursue a personal challenge each semester.
- Be in good judicial standing with the university.
- Interact with diverse perspectives, potentially through your residential community, multicultural events.
- Engage with faculty at least once by participating in the Out to Lunch program (the faculty member cannot be a Capstone staff member or U101 instructor).
- Be an active member of a student organization.
- Attend at least one additional Capstone Scholars event per academic year.
- Complete at least one of the following core experiences:
- Serve in a leadership position on campus which you applied for, were selected for,
and/or elected into (at least one semester)
Participate in any credit-bearing study abroad experience that is approved by the University of South Carolina
- Conduct undergraduate research (at least one semester)
- Get an internship, co-op or substantive work experience (12 weeks/ 240 hours or more)
- Take a 3-credit hour service learning class
- Serve in a leadership position on campus which you applied for, were selected for, and/or elected into (at least one semester)
- Present your own experience as a Capstone Scholar at the Fellows Colloquium the fall of your junior year. Criteria for this presentation will be sent during the summer after your application.