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UofSC Departmental Scholarships & Grants

Undergraduate Scholarships & Grants

The terms during which each award is available are listed along with the award names. Please note that awards listed as available for semester programs likely can be used for academic year programs as well.

Eligibility: First and Second-year Capstone Scholars students and Capstone Fellows students. Apply through the Capstone Scholars Website.
Field of Study:
Up to $1,500
James Jacocks

Eligibility: The Walker Institute awards exceptionally well qualified undergraduate students with well formed programs for overseas study and research
Field of Study: All majors are welcome to apply.
GPA: 3.0
Awards: Variable, not to exceed $2,000
Contact: Vessi Radieva
Tel: (803) 777-8190

Eligibility: The Dobson Volunteer Service Program at the University of South Carolina provides funding support for students, faculty and staff members to engage in direct service activities, both locally and abroad. Emphasis is placed on depth of service commitment, and the impact it might have on individual spiritual development through the service experience.
Field of Study: All majors are welcome to apply.
GPA: n/a
Awards: The program underwrites up to 50 percent of approved expenses for individuals and groups. Applicants must agree to provide on their return a personal reflection document and ten presentations sharing information about their experiences as a Dobson participant.

Eligibility: Varies, depending on award offered by USC French Program
Field of Study: French majors
GPA: Varies by scholarship
Awards: Varies by scholarship
Contact: Dr. Jeff Persels, Chair
French Program Scholarship Committee
806 Humanities Office Bldg

Eligibility: Undergraduate students studying abroad in Israel for a semester or longer; graduate students conducting research in Israel
Field of Study:
Contact: Jewish Studies Department

Eligibility: HRSM offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduate studying on approved program.
Field of Study: HRSM majors only
Awards: Variable
Contact: Kathy Smiling
Tel: 803-777-3339

Eligibility: Awarded to students participating in USC's Bamberg Exchange Program to 
offset part of travel expenses.
Field of Study: All majors
GPA: 3.0
Awards: Variable
Contact: Kurt Goblirsch
Tel: 803-777-2894/4881

Eligibility: UofSC undergraduate student planning to conduct mentored-research at home 
or abroad through the Office of Undergraduate Research. Students must have a committed faculty mentor and a research project before they can apply. 
Field of Study: All
GPA: 3.3 
Awards: Up to $3,000
Contact: Julie Morris
Tel: 803-777-777-1141

What the grant is for: The Maxcy Travel Grant is a competitive financial award to be used to help fund a study abroad experience for undergraduate students who are current or past residents of the International House at Maxcy College. Award amounts range from $500-$1000.



· October 15th for Winter Break, Fall Break, or Spring programs.

· **EXTENDED DEADLINE** April 30th for Maymester, Summer, Fall or Academic Year programs. 


You can apply for the award multiple terms; however, you can only receive the award once. You cannot defer the award; it must be used for the term listed on your application.


Student eligibility requirements: In order to be considered for a Maxcy Travel Grant, an applicant must:

· Be a full time, undergraduate UofSC student

· Be a current or past resident of the International House at Maxcy College

· Be in the process of applying, or have already applied to, an approved UofSC study abroad program

· Be earning at least twelve credits (during the semester) or three credits (in summer) for his/her study abroad experience


Grant disbursement: This is a competitive grant, and you will receive notification of your award within a few weeks of the application deadline.


How to apply: Application can be accessed here.

Moore School Global Classroom Scholarships are various named awards of $1000-$5000 provided to support Moore School students participating in Spring Term — Break or Maymester Global Classrooms. Students will be selected based on demonstrated merit in the classroom, financial need, compelling essays, locations of intended study, and in some instances, residency. There is one application for interested students with two deadlines:

  • Spring Term — Break Deadline: November 6, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Maymester Deadline: February 12,2023 by 11:59 p.m.

In order to be considered for a Moore School Global Classroom Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a full-time, undergraduate student in the Darla Moore School of Business
  • Be in the process of applying or have already applied to a Moore School  Maymester Global Classroom
  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least 30 credit hours


Contact: Amanda Birkenhauer
Tel: (803) 777-2969 or 

Eligibility: Applicant must be a history major, minor or cognate. Applicants for the UofSC-Warwick exchange are automatically considered for the Sherman F. Smith, Jr. Award
Field of Study: History and related disciplines 
Awards: $1,500 for semester or $4,500 for academic year
Contact: Carol Harrison 
Tel: 803-777-6107 

Graduate Scholarships & Grants

The terms during which each award is available are listed along with the award names. Please note that award listed as available for semester programs likely can be used for academic year programs as well.

Eligibility: The Walker Institute awards exceptionally well qualified graduate students with well constructed international study or research proposals related to his or her thesis or dissertation.
Field of Study: All majors are welcome to apply.
GPA: 3.0
Variable, not to exceed $3,000
Contact: Vessi Radieva
 (803) 777-8190

Eligibility: The USC French Program offers a variety of awards for graduate student pursuing a French degree and studying on a department-approved program in France. 
Field of Study: French
GPA: 3.0
Awards: Variable
Contact: USC French Program 
Tel: 803-777-4881

Eligibility: The Walker Institute awards students conducting research on international and cross cultural issues as well as students pursing international studies or foreign language study.
Field of Study: 
All majors are welcome to apply.
Variable, not to exceed $1,000
Vessi Radieva
(803) 777-8190

Eligibility: Awarded by the Walker Institute to a Ph.D. student with interest in contemporary East Asia.
Field of Study: Asian Studies
Awards: Variable
Contact: Karl Gerth
Tel: 803-777-5196 

Eligibility: All doctoral students and Master's students in terminal degree programs with a thesis requirement are eligible for SPARC.
Fields of Study: See eligibility
GPA: None specified, but students must submit transcripts
Awards: Up to $5000
Contact: Lauren Clark
Tel: (803) 777-3929



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