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South Carolina Honors College


Other Awards

The awards on this page are available exclusively to students of the South Carolina Honors College. These funds have been provided by generous donors and support students engaged in research, study abroad, internships, and service. Information - including dates, award amounts, and eligibility - is subject to change.

Bernard and Arline Ramsdale Fellowship

Established by Mary-Louise A. Ramsdale in memory of her parents, this fund enables students to engage in and learn from community service work.

Award Amount: Varies based on proposal

Eligibility: The Bernard and Arline Ramsdale Fellowship is awarded to Honors College students for community service initiatives. This fund was established to enable Honors College students to engage in and learn from community service work. Preference is given to those students conducting fieldwork in the areas of AIDS-HIV issues, children’s issues, education, housing, women’s issues, and inter-generational programming.

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: Yes – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Application Deadline: Varies – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Contact: Dr. Susan Alexander (alexan75@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-8005)

Edmund Martin Foley Thesis Award

Established by Edmund Foley's mother to honor his memory as a creative and thoughtful student.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000

Eligibility: Eligibility will be determined by the Honors College thesis coordinator and a review committee. The Foley family established this fund to assist students who are pursuing senior theses that reflect Edmund’s interest in the “philosophy of mind or another topic addressed in his unique style: creative, thoughtful, tolerant, and fun loving.”

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: The thesis grant application will qualify as the application for this award.

Application Deadline: Varies - view senior thesis information here.

Contact: Dr. Kay Banks (bankshk@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-2409)

Ryan Family Bicentennial Fellowship Fund

Established by Ann and Michael Ryan, graduates of the University and parents of an Honors College alumna.

Award Amount: Varies

Eligibility: The Ryan Family Bicentennial Fellowship Fund supports undergraduate research and is awarded to worthy Honors College students enrolled in the Darla Moore School of Business or the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The fellowship(s) will be awarded by the Research Fellowship Committee of the South Carolina Honors College.

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: Yes – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Application Deadline: Varies – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Contact: Dr. Susan Alexander (alexan75@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-8005)

South Carolina Honors College Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Established by a friend of the Honors College to support research fellowships.

Award Amount: Varies based on proposal

Eligibility: This fund supports undergraduate research fellowships for students in the South Carolina Honors College.

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: Yes – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Application Deadline: Varies – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Contact: Dr. Susan Alexander (alexan75@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-8005)

Summer Smith Taylor Internship Award

Numerous donors established this fund in memory of Summer Smith Taylor, a 1993 Honors College and Carolina Scholar alumna.

Award Amount: Varies

Eligibility: The Summer Smith Taylor Internship Award supports Honors College students engaged in internships where technical writing is a substantial part of their job duties. Students must be in good standing with the South Carolina Honors College to be eligible.

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: To apply, the student must submit a one-page letter of intent to the Director of Internship Programs explaining why he/she should be considered, how he/she would benefit from the scholarship, and a copy of the internship job description. It should also discuss the student’s financial situation and how this scholarship will help.

Application Deadline: Drop/add date of each academic semester.

Contact: Julie Hutt (jhutt@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-1180)

 Study Abroad

Deborah Y. Edwards Award

Established by Catherine Heigel, an Honors College alumna, in honor of her mother, to provide support for study abroad initiatives at the Honors College.

Award Amount: $135 (the fund currently supports First Year Honors Passports)

Eligibility: First Year Honors Passport funding is offered to several worthy first-year students who wish to study abroad but have not previously applied for a U.S. passport. The award will cover the cost of the passport application fee and will be awarded during the spring semester.

Renewal: This is a one-time award.

Application: Yes

Application Deadline: TBA

Contact: Megan Campbell (tone@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-6280)

The Robert Hampton Hill and Catherine Finley Hill Study Abroad Scholarship

Description - TBA

Award Amount: $500

Eligibility: A current sophomore, junior or senior in good standing with the Honors College and University; can demonstrate academic excellence and financial need; and have submitted a FAFSA form to the Office of Financial Aid.

Renewal: This is a one-time award.

Application: Yes

Application Deadline: TBA

Contact: Megan Campbell (tone@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-6280)