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College of Education Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships

2018-2019 Academic Year

Continuing Undergraduate and Graduate Students: The application deadline for all continuing undergraduate and all graduate level scholarships is March 9, 2018, unless otherwise stated.

Incoming Freshmen: Newly admitted first-time freshmen beginning in Fall 2018 who meet certain criteria will receive information about applying for freshmen scholarships in mid-March.

The University of South Carolina's College of Education offers a variety of awards, scholarships, and fellowships. The College of Education Student Affairs Committee or specific departments are responsible for selecting recipients. Awards will be split equally between the fall and spring semesters, unless you are graduating in December 2018. You are responsible for committing award monies through Self Service Carolina and, unless otherwise stipulated, must be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Education program as indicated on your application at the time of the award, fellowship, and/or scholarship. Monies are distributed towards tuition.

 

Scholarships for New and Continuing Graduate Students

Scholarship and fellowship applications for new and continuing graduate students will be evaluated in the spring 2018 semester for award in the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 semesters. Criteria are described below.  Apply only for scholarships for which you meet the criteria.  Your application will not be considered if you do not meet the criteria.  Read through each scholarship in the expanding lists below to learn more about them.  Once you have determined which awards to apply for, click here for instructions on how to apply for awards for new and continuing graduate students.

Higher Education and Student Affairs Scholarships (Graduate Students)

Margaret Anliker Fellowship
Graduate Student - This award is provided to an outstanding graduate student(s) or graduate assistant enrolled in the Master’s program in Student Personnel Services or Higher Education Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies.

James B. Campbell-Charles H. Witten Fellowship
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a qualified master’s degree candidate(s) in the higher education graduate program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies.

Paul P. Fidler Fellowship
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a second-year full-time Master’s level graduate student(s) enrolled in the HESA program.

Dennis A. Pruitt Fellowship
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a student(s) who are enrolled in the Higher Education Student Affairs Program; who is a member of the Student Personnel Association (SPA); grade point average of 3.5 or better; are active and engaged members of SPA; and demonstrate a commitment to serve undergraduate students and the entire campus through their work.

Grace and Charles Sloan Fellowship
Doctoral Student
- This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing doctoral study in Higher Education Administration as participants in the Community College Leadership Alliance (CCLA) program. The recipients of this fellowship shall be known as Grace and Charles Sloan CCLA Fellows.

Charles H. and Margaret M. Witten Fellowship
Doctoral Student - This award is provided to a worthy doctoral student(s) enrolled in the HESA program.

Special Education Scholarships (Graduate Students)

Frances Gibson Daniel Scholarship
M.A.T. Student in Special Education - This award is provided to one student who plans to work with emotionally disturbed children at the elementary school level. You must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 or better; financial need shall not be a factor in awarding the scholarship.

Nelle Taylor Scholarship in Special Education
This award is provided to a student enrolled in the Special Education Program in the Department of Educational Studies.

Mary L. Duffie Endowed Fellowship
This award is for a student pursing a degree within the Special Education Field.

Counselor Education Scholarships (Graduate Students)

The McClam Endowed Fellowship
This award is provided to a doctoral student pursing a degree in the Counselor Education Program.

Language and Literacy Scholarships (Graduate Students)

Dr. Paul Berg Graduate Fellowship
To provide a fellowship to a masters or doctoral student in Reading Education.

M.A.T. in Elementary Education Scholarships (Graduate Students)

Harvey A. Allen Scholarship
This award will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student(s) pursuing initial teacher certification in Elementary Education.

Lavonne D. Roof Fellowship
This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing the Masters of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in Elementary Education.

Elisabeth P. Taylor Fellowship
This award is provided to a graduate student(s) who plans to teach science at the elementary school level.

Robert A. Weber Scholarship
This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing the Masters of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in Elementary Education.

Secondary Education Scholarships (Graduate Students)

University High School/J. McTyeire Daniel/C.B. Harvey Fellowship
This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing a degree in Secondary Education (M.A.T. or M.T.)

Hal and Mickey Anderson Scholarship
This award is provided to a student(s) pursuing the M.A.T. or M.T. degree in Science Education.

James A. Stoddard Memorial Fellowship
Doctoral Student – This award is provided to a doctoral candidate(s) in Secondary Education who is a resident of the State of South Carolina. Applicants must have a GRE score of 1100 or better, demonstrated financial need, successful completion of the qualifying exam, evidence of sound moral and ethical character, and professional potential.

Physical Education Scholarships (Graduate Students)

Judith E. Rink Fellowship
Graduate Student in Physical Education - This award is provided to a graduate student(s) pursing a degree in Physical Education Pedagogy in the Department of Physical Education.

Additional Scholarships for College of Education Graduate Students

Bryant A. and Jacqueline F. Meeks Scholarship
Doctoral Student - This award is provided to a full-time doctoral student(s) who is conducting research for their dissertation. Preference will be given to students who are conducting research on improving the quality of education for children who are frequently underserved by our education system.

Patterson Wardlaw Memorial Scholarship
Graduate Student – This award is provided to a graduate student(s) enrolled in the College of Education who has exemplified leadership, community service, and academic excellence in education.

Terry and Scott Peterson Fellowship
Graduate Student - This award is provided to a student(s) who does the most (through research, practice or service) to strengthen community and racial connections to increase K-12 educational opportunities by utilizing the arts, building school-community partnerships, expanding after school programs or other approaches.

 

Scholarships for Continuing Elementary Education Undergraduate (BA) Students

If you are a current undergraduate Elementary Education major, consider applying for these scholarships.

Applications will be evaluated in the spring 2018 semester for award in the fall 2018/spring 2019 semesters. Criteria for the scholarships are described below.  Click here for instructions to apply for these scholarships as a continuing undergraduate.

Scholarships for Continuing Elementary Education (BA) Students

Mary J. Heimberger Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided to support a student(s) pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.

Cecil-Self Scholarship
This scholarship is provided to support a student(s) pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.

Harvey A. Allen Scholarship
This award will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student(s) pursuing initial teacher certification in Elementary Education.

Melissa Baber Harvey Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education
This scholarship will be awarded to an Elementary Education major who will be a Junior or Senior during the year of the award. The recipient should exhibit a passion for education and learning, exemplifying the qualities Ms. Harvey upheld.

 

Scholarship for Continuing Middle Level Students: Jennifer Wilson Memorial Scholarship

If you are a current undergraduate Middle Level Education major, consider applying for this scholarship.

Applications will be evaluated in the Spring 2018 semester for award in the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 semesters. Criteria for the scholarship is described below.  Click here for instructions to apply for this scholarship as a continuing undergraduate.

Jennifer L. Wilson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

For a student enrolled in the B.A. or B.S. in Middle Level Education who exhibits the qualities of an excellent teacher that Dr. Wilson worked so hard to instill in her student(s). The recipient(s) will have been admitted to the professional program in Middle Level Education and will demonstrate a commitment to teaching young adolescents, a desire to improve education at the middle level, and potential for leadership in the teaching profession. Special preference will be given to applicants who are completing an internship in a high-needs school.

 

Student Teaching Scholarships

If you are currently enrolled in an initial teacher preparation program and will be doing your final student teaching/internship in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, consider applying for these scholarships. Read the description of each in the expanding list below, then click here for instructions to apply for these scholarships as a continuing undergraduate.

Student Teaching Scholarships

Peabody Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate Student -This award is provided to a Student Intern(s) or Student Teacher(s) in any Initial Teacher Licensure Program. Awards are issued for the actual semester in which the student(s) is completing student teaching/internship. Students must apply for the semester they anticipate completing Internship B, Internship II, or Directed (Student) Teaching.

Laura Muller Thomas Student Teacher Award
Undergraduate or Graduate Student - This award is provided to prospective teachers in or approaching the critical phase of teacher training commonly known as “student-teaching.” Awards will be given to students from Fairfield County or students teaching in Fairfield County. Academic performance and financial need are the primary criteria.  Students awarded this scholarship will need permission from their program faculty before accepting the award and before a student teaching placement in Fairfield County will be made.

Access Community Fund (I-95)
Undergraduate or Graduate Student - This award is provided to student teacher(s) who will be placed in South Carolina schools in counties along the I-95 Corridor. Student teaching must be completed in one of these counties: Bamberg, Beaufort, Calhoun, Claredon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Hampton, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg. Students awarded this scholarship will need permission from their program faculty before accepting the award and before a student teaching placement can be made in one of these counties.

 

AACTE Holmes Scholars Program for Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Students

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Holmes Scholars Program supports doctoral students from historically underrepresented communities to pursue a career in education. USC Holmes Scholars are awarded $36,000 ($31,000 student financial supplement and $5,000 conference/travel grant) each year for up to three years.

USC Holmes Scholars are expected to serve a 3-year term. Candidates must be full-time doctoral students enrolled in a College of Education degree program.

The AACTE Holmes Scholars Program does not follow the same application process as the others listed on this page.

AACTE Holmes Scholars Program for Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Students

Requirements
USC Holmes Scholars are expected to:

  • Serve a 3-year term as a USC Holmes Scholar.

  • Submit proposals to present their research at the AACTE Annual Meeting each year and participate at least once in the AACTE Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute/AACTE Day on the Hill.

  • Participation in at least one other education conference, such as American Educational Research Association, the Association of Teacher Educators, or another organization within their discipline;

  • Participate in activities and meetings sponsored by the National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni during their final year in the Holmes Scholars Program (some of which occur at the AACTE Annual Meeting);

  • Propose and implement a project that relates to or forwards the goals of AACTE and that authentically engages them in advocacy, policy, service, or research work that furthers high-quality and equitable educator

The College of Education will provide full financial support to attend the AACTE Annual meetings as well as full financial support to attend one meeting of the Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute.

The AACTE Holmes Awards do not follow the same application process as the others listed on this page. To apply, follow the instructions below. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. March 9, 2018. 

Application Process
Please upload the following items at https://goo.gl/forms/JSjRNyLEan4fp2BD3:

  • A three-page professional statement that outlines:

    • your professional goals

    • a description of your research interests/agenda and its relationship to equity

    • examples of your commitment to scholarship, education practice, and improvement

    • why you aspire to be a USC Holmes Scholar.

  • Two letters of nomination from a faculty member.

  • Curriculum Vitae

 

Please direct inquiries to Margo Jackson, Director of Student Diversity, Equity and Engagement at loganmn@mailbox.sc.edu

 

Noyce Scholarships for Secondary Science and Mathematics Education

The University of South Carolina's Noyce Scholarships help academically qualified students with financial need complete a bachelor's degree and Master of Teaching/Master of Arts in Teaching (MT/MAT) certification program. Faculty from the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences are collaborating in an effort to increase the number of highly qualified science and mathematics teachers in South Carolina through a scholarship-based program (also known as USC-SMTI) that enables academically qualified students to complete a bachelor's degree in mathematics, science, or engineering and a one-year Master of Teaching (MT) certification program.

The Noyce Scholarships do not follow the same application process as the others listed on this page.

Noyce Scholarships for Secondary Science and Mathematics Education

The application deadline for the Noyce Scholarships is Friday, April 6, 2018.

  • This scholarship funds juniors, seniors, MT students and second year MAT science and mathematics students.

  • If you qualify, you may be awarded up to $11,500 per year to complete a bachelor's degree and an MT/MAT degree program.

  • Besides your regular coursework, if you qualify you will participate in a special seminar program to help build and support your subject matter content knowledge and teaching skills.

  • You apply in the last semester of your sophomore year (or possibly junior) year or at the end of your first year in the MAT science/math program.

  • You must teach high school science or mathematics in a high-need school district for 2 years for each year of Noyce scholarship you receive.

The Noyce Scholarships do not follow the same application process as the others listed on this page. To apply, submit a copy of the Noyce Scholarship Application [pdf] to the offices listed in the application.


Please contact Kathy Henson at khenson@sc.edu with any questions.

 

Scholarships for New/Incoming Freshmen

The College of Education has a limited number of scholarships for new freshmen that are automatically renewable. You can receive these scholarships for up to 2 or 4 years provided you maintain a 3.0 GPA and continue making progress toward your intended education major.  These scholarships typically range from $500 to $1,000 per year. If you are eligible to apply for these scholarships, you will receive additional information about the application process via email in mid-March 2018. 

Do not apply for these scholarships at this time.

New/Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

George Poda, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
This award is provided to a student who intends to be a practicing educator. Preference will be given to former Teacher Cadets (High School) enrolled in the College of Education.

Sue Clark “Inspired By Education” Scholarship
This award is provided to an incoming freshman who is pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program. Preference is given to student(s) from Clarendon County. Second preference is to students based on financial need.

Lorin W. Anderson Award for First Generation College Students
This award is to provide financial support for first generation college students who aspire to become teachers. Up to four incoming freshmen will be selected. Each awardee will receive an award during his or her freshman year and during his or her sophomore year (provided the awardee meets the sophomore criterial).

Turybury Family Scholarship
This award is to provide financial support for a student from a rural area with demonstrated financial need who aspires to become a teacher; second, must maintain a 3.0 GPA; third, the student seeks to be involved on‐campus in extracurricular activities.

Jane Carter Eason Scholarship
This award is provided to a Middle Level Education student studying to teach middle school social studies. Preference is given to student(s) who graduated high school in the Richland One School District.

Richard E. Ishler Dean’s Award
This award is provided to a student pursuing initial teacher certification to teach in an Elementary Education setting.

Dorothy H. Lavisky Scholarship
This award is provided to an undergraduate student who is pursuing a degree in Math or Science Education (middle level education). Preference is given to students based on financial need.

Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship in STEM
The Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics is limited to a student majoring in middle level education with concentrations in mathematics or science.

Monty Macmillan Memorial Award
This award is provided to a student pursuing initial teacher certification to teach in an Elementary Education setting.

Conrad-Becton Scholarship
This award is provided to a student in Instruction and Teacher Education and is pursuing a teaching degree in the College of Education.