The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs (OFSP) is a close partner to the Honors College with two missions: assisting students in preparing and applying for national fellowships and serving as the home base for our Carolina, Stamps, McNair, Hamilton, and Horseshoe Scholars.

National Fellowship Advisement 

OFSP advises students pursuing nationally competitive awards, primarily undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni with strong academic records and a desire to further contribute to their disciplines and to the greater good of society. OFSP provides essay reviews, reflection conversations, and interview practice for specific national competitions, as well as pairing students with faculty mentors. These scholarships and fellowships include the Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Madison, National Science Foundation, Rhodes, Truman, Udall, and Hollings, among others.

Before the office was established, the University average 2.5 national scholarship winners per year; we now average over 45 awards per year. Carolina students and recent alumni have won 788 national awards totaling more than $24 million for academic study. An average of 64% of those awards has been won by SCHC students. Although our ultimate goal is to see Honor College students earn these prestigious scholarships and fellowships, the preparation process in and of itself enhances and focuses students’ academic, personal, and career goals.

USC students can schedule an appointment to meet with a national fellowship advisor and learn how to apply for a national fellowship that fits your academic interests and career goals. Also, check out the INFO (Investigate National Fellowship Opportunities) database.

 

Scholar Programs 

OFSP also houses the Carolina, Stamps, McNair, Hamilton, and Horseshoe Scholars community at Carolina. Scholar Programs provide holistic advisement and an array of programs throughout Scholar’s time at Carolina that distinguish them in their pursuit of national fellowships, internship placements, acceptance to graduate school, and employment. These scholarships are resources allowing students to engage in high-impact opportunities and build community at Carolina, locally, and globally, not simply rewards for academic achievement.

Our Scholars coordinate the Last Lecture Series, for which faculty compose a hypothetical talk on any topic of their choosing. Read more about the Last Lecture Series here.

OFSP is located two doors up from the Honors College on the 3rd Floor of DeSaussure. We want to hear from you!

Call: 803-777-0958

Email: ofsp@sc.edu

Schedule an appointment

 

National Fellowships

USC students have won 788 national awards totaling more than $24 million since 1994. An average of 64% of those awards has been won by Honors College Students. Students are Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Fulbright, Goldwater, Udall, Madison, Knowles, NSF GRF, Boren, and Hollings Scholars, among others!

Engage In the Process: National Fellowships & Scholarships

What is the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs? The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs (OFSP) is a close partner to the Honors College with two missions: assisting in preparing and applying for national fellowships and serving as the home base for our Carolina, Stamps, McNair, Hamilton, and Horseshoe Scholars.

What services does OFSP provide? OFSP advises students pursuing nationally competitive awards and provides essay reviews, reflection conversations, and interview practice for specific national competitions, as well as pairing students with faculty mentors.

USC students can schedule an appointment to meet with a national fellowship advisor and learn how to apply for a national fellowship that fits your academic interests and career goals. Also, check out the INFO (Investigate National Fellowship Opportunities) database.

YOU CAN’T WIN A FELLOWSHIP IF YOU DON’T APPLY!