Applying for Fellows
Applications close May 5 at 11:59 p.m.
COVID-19 Updates: We understand that with COVID-19, you may not have been able to complete your Beyond the Classroom Experience. If you fall into this category, you will be asked to share the Extensive Beyond the Classroom Experience you were planning to take part in, what you were hoping to gain from this experience, and how you may still be able to reach those goals in the following two years as a Capstone Fellow.
The Benefits of Being a Fellow
With this distinction, Fellows are able to:
- Include a Capstone Fellow status on their college transcript.
- Continue to apply for travel, research and education grants through Capstone.
- Wear a Capstone Scholars Fellows honors stole at graduation.
- Celebrate your accomplishments and share your Capstone Story at our annual Capstone Fellows Colloquium.
- Become a part of an expanded professional network of Fellows.
To join the ranks of the Capstone Scholars Fellows, you must satisfy the following criteria:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Be in good conduct standing with the University.
- Be an active member of a student organization, confirmed through Garnet Gate.
- Receive a letter of recommendation or completed recommendation form from at least one professor.
- Please note that recommendations cannot be from staff at the Capstone Scholars Program or U101 instructors.
- Participate in at least one of the following programs to better connect with our Gamecock
- Capstone Service Team Civic Engagement Trainings (visit our calendar to learn more)
- Safe Zone Workshop
- Trans Advocacy Workshop
- Green Zone Training
- Suicide Prevention Gatekeeping Training
- Trauma 101 (follow SHS social media to learn more)
- Recovery Ally Workshop
- Sustainability Workshop (complete this form to request a workshop or schedule a meeting with someone in the office)
- Intercultural Training
- Social Justice Program
- Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC)
- Diversity Dialogues
- Diversity Retreat
- *This is not an exhaustive list. If you feel you have completed a university-affiliated experience that fits under this category, please email Katie Zimmerle
Complete at least one of the following core experiences:
- Serve in a leadership position on campus which you applied for, were selected for, and/or elected into (at least one semester).
- Participate in any credit-bearing study abroad experience that is approved by the University of South Carolina.
- Conduct undergraduate research (at least one semester).
- Get an internship, co-op or substantive work experience (12 weeks/ 240 hours or more).
- Take a 3-credit hour service learning class.
- Complete the 1-credit hour Capstone Scholars Leadership Program
Tell your Capstone Story by pulling from your first two years as a Capstone Scholar, and telling us the kind of legacy that you want to leave as a Capstone Scholar and Gamecock. More information about how to tell this story can be found in the application.