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SCAMP
FUNDING PROGRAMS

The South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation at USC supports programs for undergraduate minority students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

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FAQs

How do I nominate a student for this program?

  • If you would like to work with this student: please have the student complete the application form and submit to our@sc.edu.
  • If you think the student would be great for the program, please encourage them to contact our@sc.edu for an appointment or you can email our@sc.edu directly with the student’s name and email (if possible).

I have specific student(s) I want to work with - how do we get involved?
Please have the student complete the application form and submit to our@sc.edu.

I would like to mentor a SCAMP student, how do I get involved?
Please send an email with the following information to: our@sc.edu

  • Your Name
  • Department
  • Email address
  • Home page (if desired)
  • 2-3 lines about your ongoing research interests

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • underrepresented minority as defined by the National Science Foundation (African-American, Hispanic American, Pacific Islander, or Native American)
  • citizen or legal resident of the United States
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
  • undergraduate seeking a bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, any natural science, or computer science
  • student must attend USC Columbia or Midlands Tech OR be transferring TO USC Columbia FROM USC Lancaster, Union, Salkehatchie, or Sumter
  •  for research funding, the student must also work on a project in engineering, mathematics, any natural science, or computer science

Does the student have to attend USC, or can they be from any SC college?
Students must attend USC Columbia or Midlands Tech OR be transferring TO USC Columbia FROM USC Lancaster, Union, Salkehatchie, or Sumter

Can the student be a resident of SC, but attend college in another state?
No

My professor told me about the program, how do I apply?

  • If you do not have a project yet, contact our@sc.edu for an appointment and we can help you find a project.
  • If you have a project and faculty advisor, complete the application form

FUNDING PROGRAMS:
[All programs subject to funding availability]

NEW International Research Awards
Get involved in a research project abroad! Awards available to off-set expenses.
OPTIONS:

NEW Summer Research AWAY
Get involved in a research project at universities across the country! Awards available to off-set expenses.
OPTIONS: National Science Foundation program
ALREADY accepted - contact our@sc.edu for additional support!!!

Research Program - Academic Year
Get involved in a research project with a USC professor for 10-12 hours per week!
Requirement: Discovery Day presentation
AWARD: $2500 stipend

Research Program - Summer
Get involved in a research project with a USC professor for 8 weeks during the summer, full-time (37.5 hours per week)!
Requirement: SCAMP research conference presentation
AWARD: $4000 stipend

Summer Scholarship Program
Students transferring from a Tech school or a USC system campus in a STEM discipline may be eligible for $375/credit hour for up to 7 hours of coursework that can be applied towards the STEM degree.

Academic Year Scholarship Program
Students transferring from a Tech school or a USC system campus in a STEM discipline may be eligible for up to $750/semester (Fall and Spring semesters) that can be applied towards the STEM degree.

For more information, questions, or to apply contact us:

Office of Undergraduate Research
Legare College room 126
Phone: 803-777-1141
Email: our@sc.edu
 

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