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Darla Moore School of Business

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Rising Scholars

To enhance the learning experience for South Carolina residents, the Darla Moore School of Business has developed the Rising Scholars program for in-state students. This initiative is specifically tailored to connect incoming freshman students pursuing degrees at the Moore School with essential opportunities and resources on campus. In fostering an environment of inclusive excellence, the Rising Scholars program seeks to develop a strong community of scholars with a solid foundation for success. Incoming freshmen selected for the program will become part of a cohort of motivated individuals dedicated to honing the skills needed to become successful leaders.   

As students progress through the various stages of their university experience — from freshman year to graduation — participants will be given unique access to personal, professional and academic mentoring. In fostering an environment where students can explore all that the University of South Carolina has to offer, the Rising Scholars program seeks to develop a strong community of scholars with the essential skills for transitioning into the real world. 

Program Benefits

  • Customized classes including a special University 101 and MGMT 250 section
  • Customized cohort housing within an on-campus living and learning community  
  • Peer-to-peer mentor partnering 
  • Financial literacy instruction 
  • Tailored networking opportunities 
  • Access to specialized professional development workshops
  • Recurring academic and social events each semester 
  • Faculty and industry mentoring
  • Study groups
  • Career exploration

How to Apply

If you have been admitted to the Darla Moore School of Business as a new incoming freshman for the 2024-25 fall semester and would like to apply to the Rising Scholars program, please check your USC email for the link to the application.

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