Applying for Fellows
Current 2nd-year Capstone Scholars will be eligible to apply to become a Capstone Fellow starting April 1st, 2022.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.