Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Scholar Stories

Scholar Stories is compiled by the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, and chronicles the activities of both Carolina and McNair Scholars. For more information, contact the office at 777-0958.

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  • Carolina and McNair Scholars share what it means to be a Top Scholar
    Hear Carolina and McNair Scholars share the perks of being a USC Top Scholar. Benefits include admission to the South Carolina Honors College; connections to resources on campus such as mentors and research opportunities; and Jan Smoak, advising nija, ready to help students discover their passions and how to achieve them.
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  • Scholar Catherine Buddin - Lending A Helping Hand Abroad
    Students Helping Honduras has a new chapter at USC, started by Carolina Scholar Catherine Buddin. Catherine first traveled with the group over winter break in 2012-13 to help build schools and provide schools supplies in rural villages. Her passion for service led her to bring the organization to the USC campus and to get other students involved in trips throughout the year.
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  • Scholar Charlotte Eckmann - A Student of the Sea
    Sophomore McNair Scholar Charlotte Eckmann doesn't just read about marine science in a textbook - she got to observe hard clams and bay scallops firsthand during a 10-week internship with the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. At USC, Charlotte has worked in Professor Sean Norman's lab since her freshman year, and received a Magellan Scholar grant to study the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. She plans to pursue a PhD and develop a career in research.
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  • Meet the University's First Five Stamps Carolina Scholars
    Being named a Carolina Scholar is as good as it gets for in-state students coming to the University of South Carolina. Now, thanks to a partnership with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, the ranks of USC's Carolina Scholars program have swelled by five.
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  • USC expands Carolina Scholarship with gift from Stamps Family Charitable Foundation
    Scholar Programs welcomes five incoming students as Stamps Carolina Scholars with the help of a gift from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. The Carolina Scholars Program has been in existence since 1969 and is the most prestigious in-state undergraduate student scholarship.
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