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Twelve South Carolina students Recognized by the National Science Foundation, six receive Graduate Research Fellowship

Winners of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship look forward to bright careers in academia and research across STEM disciplines and beyond.

Curiosity, scientific research lead to prestigious award for UofSC students

For the 29th consecutive year, UofSC is celebrating Goldwater success with our newest scholars - Felicia McGill, Matthew Duggan and Charlotte Pollack.

Four South Carolina Students Named Critical Language Scholarship Winners for 2021

National Fellowships and Scholar Programs is excited to announce that UofSC has produced four finalists and four alternates in the 2021 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) competition. The finalists are Michael Ponessa (Punjabi), Ashley Labrie (Portuguese), Jacquelyn Burnett (Arabic) and Timothy Fritts (Russian).

PPIA Junior Summer Institute Launches Two South Carolina Students Towards Graduate Funding and Recognition

In the summer of 2021 UofSC rising seniors Madison Blanding and Michael Gallagher will attend Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA), a program geared towards developing young public policymakers with a passion for serving underrepresented communities.

UofSC named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

Ten University of South Carolina students were named Fulbright U.S. Student finalists for 2020-21, earning the university elite status as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution and bringing its total number of student finalists to 120 since 2000. UofSC previously earned the top-producer designation in 2012.

South Carolina Junior Laura-Louise Rice Named 2021 Truman Finalist

The National Fellowships and Scholar Programs office is pleased to announce that junior Laura-Louise Rice has been selected as a Truman finalist.

100% Success Rate: Five UofSC Undergraduates Earn Gilman Scholarships

International travel may not have been front and center in the minds of many this year, but that has not been the case for the five University of South Carolina students named Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Scholars for Fall 2020. National Fellowships and Scholar Programs are pleased to announce that all five applicants from UofSC have earned full awards in the Fall 2020 application cycle--a 100% success rate! Join us in congratulating our recipients: Felicia McGill, Hannah Gardner, Joy Bernal, Stella Strength, and Romina Pinto.

Alumna Joybelle Barlow '16 Selected as 2020 Mitchell Scholarship Finalist

Joybelle Barlow '16 hadn't planned on applying for the George J. Mitchell Scholarship this year, but when she learned that the scholarship would allow her to study female entrepreneurship and social enterprise in Ireland, she realized she couldn't pass up this opportunity.

Two UofSC Seniors awarded Rotary Global Grant

University of South Carolina seniors Jared "JD" Dawson, and Emily Saathoff have been named recipients of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue graduate studies abroad in 2021-2022. Recipients were supported by the Vista Night and Columbia clubs in Rotary District 7770.

Gilman Scholarship Awarded to Nine UofSC Undergraduates

Following an historic spring semester which sparked unprecedented challenges in international student mobility, the U.S. State Department-funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, has announced scholarship recipients for their March 2020 deadline application competition. Nine University of South Carolina students, Jasmine Battle, Madison Blanding, Zhané Bradley, Tierra King, Victoria Ponds, Megan Stephens, Karen Wong, and two additional undergraduates have been named 2020 Scholars. Three other UofSC students were named Alternates.

Two UofSC Students to Participate in Critical Language Study Abroad with a Boren Scholarship

Three University of South Carolina students, Benjamin "Tyler" Jackson, Aishwarya Somani, and Kathleen Sowder have been offered the Boren Scholarship for critical language study abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year.

10 UofSC Students Named Fulbright U.S. Student Finalists

Record-number of applicants, record-making year: UofSC announces Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awardees

2019-2020 National Fellowships Celebration

While this spring left us no chance to gather together for our annual National Fellowships Celebration, we couldn't let this momentous year pass without saying thank you and celebrating!

Five UofSC Students Win NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Five University of South Carolina students have been chosen as Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars, marking 61 total University of South Carolina students who have received the prestigious award since its inception in 2005. This year, 123 scholars were selected from applicants throughout the United States.

UofSC alumna's research could lead to a better understanding of climate change

It's just another day at the beach for former University of South Carolina Capstone Scholar and NOAA Hollings Scholar Erin McParland. Her everyday life as a postdoctoral scholar and research fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is spent studying dissolved organic matter in the ocean -- which stores just as much carbon as the earth's atmosphere.

Seven UofSC Students & Alums Awarded NSF GRF

This year, six current University of South Carolina students and recent alumni and one incoming graduate student were awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), and an additional four students were named Honorable Mentions. The financial support from the NSF will allow them to focus their time and energy on their classes and research in a wide range of fields, including marine science, geology and biochemistry.

Goldwater Scholarship Opens Door to Research Opportunities

Two University of South Carolina students who have a love for music also share a passion for science -- and the latter has brought them national recognition.

Six South Carolina Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarship for Summer 2020

For the thirteenth year in a row, the University of South Carolina will be represented abroad through the U.S Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Jill Boggs, Arshiya Jeelani, Amelia Parkes, Michael Ponessa, Anna Sheppard, and Corinne Smith will represent UofSC on various CLS programs around the globe. Additionally, Alexis Anunson, Tyler Jackson, Harrison Murry, Jr., and Kathryn Ramey have been named alternates. This brings UofSC's total CLS award winners to 37 since the scholarship was established.

Capstone Junior Receives PPIA JSI Fellowship for Summer Study in Minnesota

When Carly Mihovich '21 applied for the Truman scholarship this fall, she did not expect the process to lead to receiving a different scholarship. But that is exactly what happened for the international studies major and social work minor from Greenville, South Carolina. Mihovich recently learned that she has received admittance to the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program and will be spending her summer in Minnesota.

UofSC Students Win Gilman Scholarship

Ten University of South Carolina students will be able to explore the globe thanks to being awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. In the first cycle of this year's competition, our ten scholars are Michaela Catoe, Stephanie Daniel, Olivia Falk, Rodrianna Gaddy, Meoshay Jefferson, Malika Lightbourne, Justin Weeks, Laura White, Dynesha Wright and Michael Zhu. These students will be abroad in eight different countries during their travels in the upcoming year.

Student Awarded Rotary Global Grant for Study in London

University of South Carolina senior Grace Cooney has been named a recipient of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue a Master of Science in Migration, Culture, and Global Health from Queen Mary University of London in 2020-2021. Cooney is sponsored by the Capital Rotary Club in Rotary District 7770.

Six UofSC Students Named NOAA Hollings Scholars

Six rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year's recipients, Camryn Arnstein, Hannah Aycock, Maura Glovins, Jaquan High, Claudia Moncada, and Sara Nix bring the total number of USC Hollings Scholars to 56 over the 15 years of this national competition, with 31 won in the past five years.

UofSC Student Wins Boren Scholarship to Study Critical Language Abroad

UofSC senior, Patrick McKenzie has received the Boren Scholarship for 2019-2020, out of 244 awards given nationally. This brings the total number of UofSC Boren Scholarship and Fellowship winners to 52.

18th Consecutive Year of Fulbright Grantees for UofSC

For the 18th consecutive year, the University of South Carolina will be represented abroad next year by Fulbright US Student grantees conducting research, studying, and serving as English Teaching Assistants. This year our six Fulbright Finalists (those offered the Fulbright Student Grant) are Alexis Bantle, David Beek, Emily Fisher, Hanna Lamm, Tamera Sullivan and Danielle Wood. Four other UofSC applicants, Lisa Camp, Devon Cassidy, James Mayson and Krystal Rampalli, have been named Alternates.

27th Consecutive Year UofSC Students Earn Goldwater Scholarship

For the twenty-seventh consecutive year, University of South Carolina students have been named Goldwater Scholars. A total of 56 Goldwater Scholarships have been won by USC students since 1990, with 55 of those Goldwater Scholars members of the South Carolina Honors College.


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