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Darla Moore School of Business

Rising Scholars

In an initiative to create a more inclusive Carolina, the Moore School developed the Rising Scholars program. The program is designed to connect underserved students pursuing degrees within the Moore School with key opportunities and resources on campus. Incoming freshmen selected for the program will join a cohort of driven individuals actively seeking to further develop the skills necessary to become successful leaders.

As students progress through the various stages of their university experience — from freshman year to graduation — they will be given unique access to personal, professional and academic mentoring. In fostering a diverse and inclusive 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 a solid foundation for success.

Program Benefits

  • Customized classes including a special session of University 101
  • Cohort housing during your freshmen and sophomore year (South Tower)
  • Peer-to-Peer mentor partnering
  • Access to specialized professional development workshops
  • Faculty and industry mentoring
  • Financial literacy instruction
  • Tailored networking opportunities
  • Planning for life post-graduation
  • Career exploration
  • Study groups

How to Apply

Applications are now open for the Rising Scholars program. Apply here before the deadline on April 30.

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