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Graduate School

Fellowships and Awards

A number of merit-based financial awards and fellowships are available through the Graduate School, across campus and from various organizations nationwide.

Prospective Student Fellowships and Awards

Presidential Fellowship

Designed to impact both the academic and ethnic diversity across the University, the Presidential Fellowship awards doctoral students with $40,000 in additional funding over 4 years ($25,000 over 5 semesters for MFA students). Fellows are part of an engaged community and participate in an innovative progression of seminars and professional development workshops.

Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program

Open to prospective and current doctoral and MFA students, this program prepares underrepresented minority students to become professors. Scholars are provided $24,000 in additional funding over 4 years and receive training specifically designed to help them diversify the professoriate.

Trustee Recruiting Fellowships

These one-time (non-renewable) awards are given to current graduate students in memory of individuals who influenced particular fields of study and the University of South Carolina during their lifetimes.

Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and Engineering & Computing (CEC).  The Bridge to the Doctorate program is awarded by the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, which assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through the recruitment and development of highly competitive students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines to increase the quantity and quality of STEM graduate students from underrepresented populations, with emphasis on PhD matriculation and completion.


Current Student Fellowships & Awards


Awards and Fellowships Across Campus and Beyond

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