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Student finds his path through internship in Germany

Jahleel Johnson reflects on the confidence and insight he's gained from completing a fellowship experience in Germany.

Building a better world

Tamera Sullivan, a 2019 USC and Fulbright alumna, will now pursue a career as a foreign service officer with the Pickering Fellowship.

Carolina students pursue innovative study abroad experiences as Gilman Scholars

Five University of South Carolina students will receive funding from the Gilman scholarship program to pursue a range of study abroad experiences, from gathering drone imagery to learning languages.

USC's first Samvid Scholar will fight for equity in education

Bennett Lunn, a 2020 graduate of the South Carolina Honors College, has become the university's first alumnus to receive the Samvid Scholarship. A future attorney committed to advancing equity in education, Lunn will use the scholarship to help fund a legal degree.

'More than research'

UofSC's most recent Rotary Scholar, Layne Scopano, tackles global healthcare inequality.

Gwen Hopper named Davidson Graduate Fellow

With funding from an NOAA fellowship, Gwen Hopper will help scientists understand coastal problems that may influence future management strategies.

Carlos Sanchez Julia travels to Brazil as a Boren Scholar

UofSC's most recent Boren Scholar was determined to study abroad before he graduated. Now, he's headed to Brazil with funding from two national fellowships.

Five Gamecocks take off as Gilman Scholars

Asia Fulton, Lydia Hill and Carlos Sanchez Julia are among five of the University of South Carolina's most recently named Gilman Scholars. These three undergraduates will be traveling to Central and South America.

Students get unique beyond the classroom experiences with summer fellowships

Summer programs supported by national fellowships provide students with both the structure and the funding to gain hands-on experience as policymakers, researchers and global citizens.

National fellowships open the door to a future in chemistry

Grace Thaggard is dedicated to cultivating the future of chemistry, whether that be advancing her field through research or inspiring the next generation of scientists. She may never have realized this vision without her undergraduate fellowship experience.

Finding a voice through public service

Salomon Campos-Rice, who recently participated in a service weekend through the Public Policy and International Affairs program, has found his voice through public service and is helping others do the same.

UofSC alumni will travel the world as Fulbright students

Gina Hollenbach, Felicia McGill, Ashleigh Rufty and Aidan Thomason have been selected to participate in this international exchange program, which offers the opportunity to advance professionally while expanding cultural perspectives.

4th Udall Scholar named in 10 years at UofSC

McNair Scholar Harrison Bench has received this prestigious award for his environmental advocacy and leadership.

Helping them see themselves

This summer, after 28 years leading National Fellowships and Scholar Programs, Novella Fortner Beskid is retiring. Of the many mementos Novella Beskid can take with her when she leaves, the best are in her mind.

UofSC's five Hollings Scholars will gain experience as environment advocates and researchers

Haley Durbin, Blair Elliott, Sydney Staines, Weston Watts and Jasmine Witt have been named 2022 recipients of NOAA Hollings scholarship, which offers $19,000 and a 10-week paid internship with a NOAA facility.

NSF honors 13 UofSC students and alumni for meritorious research proposals

Five students have been offered Graduate Research Fellowships with NSF, and an additional five have been recognized as honorable mentions for the intellectual merit and impact of their proposed research projects.

Two Honors students embark on a yearlong exchange to Germany

Caroline Favret and Jahleel Johnson will be heading to Germany this summer as recipients of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.

Four UofSC students to complete intensive summer institutes in critical languages

Laurel Davis, Agnes Nzomene Kahouo Foda, Maeve Smith and Hall West have earned Critical Language Scholarships for summer 2022. These scholarships, offered by the US Department of State, fund 12 weeks of immersive study in a language deemed essential to America's national security and economic prosperity.

Two UofSC Honors students win Goldwater scholarships

For two South Carolina Honors College students, earning the 2022 Goldwater Scholarship has turned childhood dreams into reality. For the University of South Carolina, this achievement marks 30 yeras

UofSC celebrates 30 years of Goldwater scholars

Kirsten Fisher and Amanda Manea have been named 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholarship winners. This year marks the University of South Carolina's 30th consecutive year producing Goldwater Scholars. This scholarship is the most prestigious award for undergraduates in the sciences.

Two UofSC undergrads earn summer research internships in Germany

Two South Carolina Honors College students, Charlotte Pollack and Adam Quin, have won the DAAD RISE award for STEM undergraduates.

Meet Rising Graduate Scholar Nancy Uriegas

UofSC's Nancy Uriegas, a PhD student in exercise science, has been recognized as a Rising Graduate Scholar by Diverse Education for her research in nutrition, eating disorders and energy availability in athletics, performing arts and military medicine.

Blake Gibbons wins PPIA, finds niche in urban development

Junior geography and political science major Blake Gibbons has been awarded the PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellowship. He will complete a fully-funded, intensive public policy and international affairs program at the University of Michigan this summer.

Six UofSC undergraduates offered Gilman scholarships

Victoria Halsey, Stella Strength, Iulia Tsilimbaeva, Anne Tumlin, Johan Willem van Rosevelt and one other UofSC undergraduate have been offered Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships following the fall 2021 application cycle.

Graduate Student Resources Hub Hosts Grand Opening

UofSC graduate students now have greater access to key resources on campus, thanks to a collaboration between the Graduate School, National Fellowships and University Career Center.


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