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Capstone Scholars

Life as a Capstone Scholar

There are many ways to describe a Capstone Scholar, each one better than the last. 

A Community for High Ability Students

Capstone Scholars are interested in getting the most of their education, whether that occurs inside or outside of the classroom. You can find Capstone Scholars among our university's researchers, student leaders, entrepreneurs and top award recipients.

An Exclusive Community

The Capstone Scholars Program is invitation-only. Every student that is invited to join us has a very competitive grade point average, a university scholarship and high standardized test scores.

When you join the Capstone Scholars Program, you're joining the top group of academic performers at Carolina. To learn more about the typical profile for incoming Capstone Scholar invitees, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

A Personable Experience

Meet individually with Capstone Scholars staff members to share your goals and learn about opportunities on campus. They will also help you stay on track to meet Capstone's standards and requirements.

The Capstone Scholars Program has given me the tools to succeed both in and outside the classroom

Megan Laurendeau, Capstone Scholar
Megan Laurendeau

Living With Us

Capstone Scholars are encouraged to live in the Capstone Scholars Village (Capstone and Columbia Hall) with other Capstone Scholars where it is easy to meet other Capstone Scholars. However, it is not required, and Capstone Scholars are able to live anywhere on campus.

A Fast Walk to Class

The Capstone Scholars Village, which is comprised of Capstone Hall and Columbia Hall, is within a ten minute walk to many of the academic buildings where you will attend class.

Suite Living

Both residence halls in Capstone Village are organized by suites, which means that two students share a room and two of these rooms share a common area. Housing's residence hall site offers samples of floor plans for each community on campus, including traditional and apartment arrangements. 

Applying to be a Capstone Scholar

The Capstone Scholars Program accepts students by invitation only. When you apply for admission to USC, you will be considered for the Capstone Scholars Program. Invited students will be notified in March.
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