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Capstone Scholars

Capstone Fellows

Capstone students who exceed expectations are eligible to become Fellows after their sophomore year, getting recognition and benefits they'll enjoy throughout their time at UofSC and beyond. 

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: 

  • Complete your Personal Challenge each semester.
  • Complete UNIV 101 (or other approved course) with at least a “B” during your first semester.

    If you are unsure of your status, please contact your consultant or email our front desk
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Be in good conduct standing with the University.

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.

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