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As a Capstone Scholar, you have agreed to actively engage in the activities sponsored by the Capstone Scholars program and its partnering offices. The Capstone Scholars program has established an accrual system of points and subsequent levels of recognition for participation. The two tiers of participation are Dream Big and Capstone Scholars Fellow. In conjunction with the Capstone Scholars theme of “Dream Big! Impact the Community and Leave a Legacy” the required base level of program participation is “Dream Big”. In order to gain further distinction as a Capstone Scholar, a student can attain the ultimate distinction of a Capstone Scholars Fellow.
The "Dream Big" level has been designed to encourage our students to fully engage the “outside of the classroom” experience. This mandatory core of participatory expectations has been established for each of the 4 semesters of the program. Reviews of satisfaction surveys, from both past and present Capstone Scholars, have indicated that these core participatory events have been the building blocks for future successful endeavors.
Capstone Scholars earn points for a variety of activities and accomplishments, which can be found here.
Mandatory Semester Requirements:
- Attend a Capstone Conversation, News & Views or other approved University event
- Participate in a Community Service opportunity
- Attend a Capstone Scholars Social Event
- Complete a Personal Challenge
In order to finish the Capstone Scholars Program as a Capstone Scholars Fellow, students need to take advantage of the wide variety of Capstone Scholars resources and activities. Capstone Scholars Fellows have the honor of receiving a special designtation on his/her official transcript! To become a Capstone Scholars Fellow, a student must meet the requirements as articulated below and apply for the honor through the Capstone Scholars Office.
Capstone Scholars Fellows are also eligible to potentially qualify for funding for the Washington Semester Abroad Program and the Capstone Scholars service learning maymester trip during their Junior or Senior years.
Capstone Scholars Fellow Requirements:
- Must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA
- Must have completed a Capstone Scholars or Teaching Fellows section of UNIV 101, ENGR 105 or BMEN 101 with a grade of at least a B.
- Must be in good judicial standing with the University during his or her first two years at the University of South Carolina. A Capstone Scholar will lose his or her good judicial standing if, at any point during his or her first two years in the program, he or she is placed on Conduct Probation or Housing Probation as defined by the University.
- Must complete the minimum semester requirements for each semester in the program
- Earn at least 40 points from any combination of the following activities.
- Complete and turn in the Capstone Scholars Fellows Application.