Community Service Programs
Get involved in the greater community through service learning and various on-campus events.www.sa.sc.edu/communityservice
Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs
The Office of Fellowship and Scholar Programs (OFSP) exists to make students aware of nationally competitive scholarships, and support students throughout their application process. Our advising services are open and targeted toward all academically talented students. OFSP gives advice on specific national competitions, including matching students with faculty mentors and assisting students through essay review, reflection conversations and interview practice. Check out INFO searchable database (www.sc.edu/ofsp/info) for more than 200 national fellowships and scholarship opportunities and then plan to come talk with a national fellowships advisor regarding your interest!
Office of Leadership Programs
The Office of Leadership Programs part of the Campus Life Center within the Department of Student Life at the University has developed a specific section of their Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) for Capstone Scholars. ELP is a two part leadership certificate program that over the course of 6-8 hour long engaging workshops teaching basic leadership skills with the goal of providing students with the tools that they need to become successful student leaders at the University. For more information about ELP and the Office of Leadership Programs, please visit: www.sa.sc.edu/leaders.
Office of Pre-Professional Advising
Students planning to attend medical, other health professional schools or law school following their degree at South Carolina, should work closely with the Office of Pre-Professional Advising to become the most competitive applicants they can be. The office assists students at the university with the preparation and application process to professional schools.
For more information about the Office of Pre-Professional Advising, please visit:www.sc.edu/oppa
The Capstone Scholars Program and the USC Career Center have partnered to develop the Experiential Education grant which can be used towards internship and co-ops (http://www.sc.edu/career/cip/students.htm) for Capstone Scholars during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters.
Study Abroad Office
Capstone Scholars are encouraged to study in another country as part of their University of South Carolina undergraduate program. The Office of Study Abroad can help students explore options for international study and financial aid. Every Capstone Scholar will have the opportunity to compete for a maymester/summer study abroad fellowship, which provides $2,000 in funding for a a maymester or summer study abroad program following the freshman or sophomore year. Additionally, there are special summer study abroad programs designed specifically for Capstone Scholars through special Maymester programs. Examples of previous Capstone maymester locations are Ecuador, London, Italy, China, Peru and Japan.
For more information about the Office of Study Abroad, please visit: www.sa.sc.edu/sa
Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for questions regarding acceptance in the Capstone Scholars program. www.sc.edu/admissions
Office of Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research is available to help students pursue their own research interests. Aside from the Magellan Scholarship and Mini-Grant awards, the Office of Undergraduate Research also assists the Capstone Scholars Program provide the Capstone-exclusive Magellan Apprentice grant for up to $1,000. This grant can be used for salary or supplies. Click here for more information.
Your residence hall is more than a place to sleep. University Housing at the University of South Carolina has implemented many programs to enhance your academic and personal development during college. Resident mentors (RMs), upperclass students who live in the residence halls, assist residents daily on their transitions to college life. Capstone Scholars live in Capstone and Columbia Hall, suite-style residence halls in the north area of campus.
For more information about University Housing’s living and learning initiatives, please visit:www.housing.sc.edu
All Capstone Scholars are required to take a Capstone Scholar section of University 101, South Carolina ’s nationally acclaimed nationally and internationally renowned first-year seminar course dedicated to helping new students succeed. Students may choose a general Capstone Scholars U101 course or other Capstone Scholars U101 section related to their academic interest (Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Pre-Med, Nursing, Exercise Science, and Pre-Law).
For more information about University 101, please visit: www.sc.edu/univ101