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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.

UofSc's 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners and Honorable Mentions

One UofSC undergraduate student, two graduate students, and seven alumni have been awarded 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). Current South Carolina senior Noemi Glaeser, graduate students Kaitlyn Pilarzyk and Luke Wilde, and alumni Vincent Esposito, Abigail Herschman, Colman Moore, Shrusti Patel, Adrian Perez, Samantha Stewart, and Heather Struckman have all been named NSF GRF Fellows. Two other current students, William Edwards and Sarah Zajovits, as well as three alumni, Justin DuRant, Jonathan Keefe, and Elizabeth Rizor were selected for Honorable Mentions in this prestigious graduate fellowship competition.

UofSC's 10th Truman Scholar Named

S.C. Honors College junior receives prestigious scholarship

UofSC Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Four students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to undertake intensive language study abroad. Madison Bradley and Avery Kral have been offered the chance to study Arabic, Nicolas Ferguson to study Chinese, and Kylee Yturralde to study Indonesian. This brings USC's total of CLS award winners to 31 since it was established in 2006. Tyler Quehl, Kathryn Ramey and Mariah Stewart have been named alternates for the Chinese and Russian programs, respectively. Madison, Nicolas, Avery and Kylee join approximately 550 competitively-selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who will received a CLS award in 2019.

Two University students named Truman Scholar Finalists

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that Bennett Lunn and John "Jack" Gabel have been named Truman Scholar Finalists. Highly competitive and prestigious, the $30,000 Truman Scholarship is awarded to approximately 60 juniors nationally for superior academic ability, a strong record of service and leadership, and plans for careers in public service.

UofSC 2019 Pickering Graduate Fellowship Winner

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is excited to announce that senior Adriana Bowman has been named one of 30 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship recipients in the nation.

UofSC Student Awarded Rotary Global Grant for Study in Colombia

A University of South Carolina senior, Hanson Cowan, has been named a recipient of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue a Master's of Epidemiology at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. Cowan is sponsored by the Five Points Rotary Club in Rotary District 7770.

Rising to the top

Patrick Kelly remembers the exact moment his dream of becoming a Truman Scholar came undone. He had dotted every 'i' and crossed every 't' in his political science and history studies and joined the mock trial team at the University of South Carolina. "If it was what you were supposed to do for pre-law, I was doing it," Kelly says.

Two University of South Carolina Students Awarded GEM National Consortium Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce Brandon Bolton and Eduardo Romero have each been awarded a GEM National Consortium Fellowship. The GEM program seeks to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science.

Three win UK Summer Fulbright Awards

Rising sophomores Eliana Lord, Robert Magee, and Jeremy Ward are each spending their summers attending a UK Fulbright Summer Institute, bringing USC's total to four winners since the program began in 2010.

Five UofSC Students Awarded Fulbright Grants through the Fulbright US Student Program.

For the 17th 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 five Fulbright Finalists (those offered the Fulbright Student Grant) are James Anderson, Kara Jones, Rebecca Schick, Himabindu Vinnakota, and William Welsh. Two other USC applicants, Tori Bennett and Ashley White, have been named Alternates.

Six UofSC Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships from Boren and CLS

Four USC students have received the Boren Scholarship for 2018-2019, out of 221 awards given nationally. Two students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to undertake intensive language study abroad.

UofSC Junior Awarded National Udall Scholarship

The University of South Carolina is thrilled to announce that junior Ashley Davis has been named a 2018 Udall Scholar. She is a member of the South Carolina Honors College.

UofSC Brings Total of Hollings Scholars to 50

Five rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2018 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year's recipients, Cameron Collins, Calyn Crawford, Leah Moore, Emily Skinner, and Savannah Weber, bring the total number of USC Hollings Scholars to 50 over the 14 years of this national competition, with 25 won in the past four years alone. This makes the University one of the top four Hollings Scholars producers in the nation since the inception of the scholarship in 2005.

UofSC 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners and Honorable Mentions

Four current USC students and six USC alumni have been awarded 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). Current seniors Mara Cowen, Kayla Gardner, Erica Maissy, Kaitlin McClamrock, as well as alumni Samantha Ervin, Luke Havens, Megan Mitchell, Rachel Smoak, Courtney Swink, and Tibra Wheeler have all been named NSF GRF Fellows. Four other current students, senior Shrusti Patel and graduate students Nicholas Riccardi, Michael Royko, and Wesley Taylor, as well as two alumni, Justin DuRant and Christopher Haycook, were selected for Honorable Mentions in this prestigious graduate fellowship competition.

UofSC Rhodes Scholar forges a new path at Oxford

Caroline Parler Potter thought she had a solid plan when she graduated from the South Carolina Honors College in 1999 and headed to England as a Rhodes Scholar in 2000.

Casey Brayton named Truman Scholar

Casey Brayton's passion for oceanography was ignited when she decided to join her high school's National Ocean Sciences quiz bowl team. It was a good complement to her other interest -- math, the subject her father taught her early on was "the language of life."

26th Consecutive Year USC Students Earn Goldwater Scholarship

For the twenty-sixth consecutive year, USC students have been named Goldwater Scholars. A total of 53 Goldwater Scholarships have been won by USC students since 1990, with 52 of those Goldwater Scholars members of the South Carolina Honors College.

Two Future Foreign Service Officers are USC Pickering Finalists

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that seniors Adriana Bowman and James Hepburn have been named finalists for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

Students awarded Rotary Global Grant for Study in South Africa, Britain

Two University of South Carolina students, Ryan Anderson and Rachel Lunsford, have been named recipients of the Rotary Global Grant to pursue a Masters of Public Health at University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a Masters of International Business at the University of Cambridge, UK, respectively. Anderson is sponsored by the Five Points Rotary Club, while Lunsford is sponsored by the Spring Valley Rotary Club, both of which are in Rotary District 7770.

Two University of South Carolina Students Awarded GEM National Consortium Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce De'Aira Bryant and Blakeley Hoffman have each been awarded a GEM National Consortium Fellowship. Both Bryant and Hoffman were selected by Adobe Systems Incorporated, where they will complete the internship component of the fellowship. The GEM program seeks to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. The fellowship provides a stipend, tuition assistance, and a paid summer internship in 2017. More than 4,000 GEM Fellowships have been awarded since the program's inception 41 years ago.

USC Continues To Produce Hollings Scholars

Three rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2017 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year's recipients, Alexis Bantle, Casey Brayton, and Patrick McKenzie, bring the total number of USC Hollings Scholars to 45 over the 13years of this national competition, with 20 won in the past three years alone. This makes the University one of the top four Hollings Scholars producers in the nation since the inception of the scholarship in 2005.

 

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