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Capstone Scholars Fellows

The Capstone Fellows are Capstone Scholars who go above and beyond the minimum expectations.

Their hard work and active engagement are rewarded with high honor and special designation on their transcript, as well as continued eligibility for the benefits of the Capstone Scholars Program. Only students who are in "good standing" with the Program and who meet the criteria below, will be considered for Fellow's status.
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To become a Capstone Scholars Fellow students must:

  • Be in good standing with the Capstone Scholars Program by completing each of your pillar expectations each and every semester
  • Complete 16 additional pillar experiences
  • Complete UNIV101 or equivalent with a B or higher
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Remain in good judicial standing with the university
  • Complete the Graduation with Leadership Distinction orientation
  • Complete the Fellows application
  • Also must complete one of these additional experiences:
    Be a University Peer Leader for at least one semester
    Study Abroad (for a Maymester or longer)
    Conduct Undergraduate Research for at least one semester
    Complete an Internship or Co-op for at least one semester 
    Serve as an elected organization leader for 1+ semesters
    Complete a GLD leadership or service-learning class (3 credits)
    Present at Discovery Day or another professional conference

Benefits to becoming a Capstone Scholar Fellow include:

  • Notation on college transcript of Fellow status (exclusive to Capstone)
  • Capstone Scholars Fellows Honors Stoll at Graduation (available for purchase)
  • Eligibility to apply for a Passport Travel Grant if you have not done so before
  • Eligibility to apply for a Magellan Apprentice Research Grant and/or a second grant
  • Eligibility to apply for the Capstone Internship Program
  • Gives you a head start on pursuing Graduation With Leadership Distinction through USC Connect