For academic year 2017-2018, the South Carolina Honors College will have four scholarships available for incoming freshman and one scholarship available for continuing students. These scholarships appear in garnet below.

The scholarships on this page are available exclusively to students of the South Carolina Honors College. Out-of-state students selected for Honors College departmental scholarships are entitled to reduced tuition, which is not the same as in-state tuition. Please see the Bursar’s fee schedule for more information. The recipient often holds the scholarship for his or her undergraduate tenure if eligibility requirements are maintained. This is a guide for Honors College scholarships. Information - including dates, award amounts, and eligibility - is subject to change. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for additional information.

 

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen 

Andrea G. and Jerre D. Sumter Scholarship

David D. Brown Scholarship

Elizabeth Albright Belser and Duncan Clinch Heyward Belser Scholarship

Garnet and Bruce Aitchison Endowed Scholarship Fund

James Gadsden Holmes IV Honors Scholarship

James L. Stiver Scholarship

Patricia Ann Tangney Dumiak Scholarship

Paul A. Sansbury Scholarship

Sherri and Charles Timmons Scholarship

South Carolina Honors College Alumni Scholarship

 

Scholarships for Current Students

Fishman Family and Komito Scholarship

John S. Herin Scholarship

McAnulty Scholarship

South Carolina Honors College Endowment Scholarship

William A. Mould and Peter C. Sederberg Scholarship

 

Other Awards

Bernard and Arline Ramsdale Fellowship

Deborah Y. Edwards Award

Edmund Martin Foley Thesis Award

Ryan Family Bicentennial Fellowship

South Carolina Honors College Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Summer Smith Taylor Internship Award

 

 Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

 

Andrea G. and Jerre D. Sumter Scholarship

Established by Andrea and Jerre Sumter, friends of the Honors College.

Award Amount: Up to $1000/academic year

Availability: This scholarship is available for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The Andrea G. and Jerre D. Sumter Scholarship is awarded to a worthy incoming Honors College student whose major is in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Renewal: The scholarship is automatically renewed annually for up to three years if the student has a 3.5 GPA or higher, is in good standing with the Honors College, and remains in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Application:  To apply, interested students should complete an online application form which will be live on this page  3/1/2017- 3/15/2017. 

Application Deadline: 3/15/2017

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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David D. Brown Scholarship

Established by Mark E. Brown, a 1983 South Carolina Honors College graduate, in honor of his father.

Award Amount: $1,000/academic year

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The David D. Brown Scholarship is awarded to a worthy incoming student whose major is in the Moore School of Business, with priority going to those in financial need.

Renewal: The scholarship is automatically renewed annually for up to three years if the student has a 3.5 GPA or higher, is in good standing with the Honors College, and remains in the Moore School of Business.

Application: When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required. In addition, this scholarship requires a FAFSA form be completed through the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Deadline: N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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Elizabeth Albright Belser and Duncan Clinch Heyward Belser Scholarship

Established by the Belser family in memory of its namesakes.

Award Amount:  Full tuition each academic year.

Availability: This scholarship is available for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The Belser scholarship is a full-tuition, need-based scholarship awarded to a worthy incoming Honors College freshman who demonstrates financial need, with preference given to students who are residents of South Carolina. Recipients must be pursuing a B.S. degree in one of the following disciplines: Biochemistry and Molecular Chemistry; Biological Sciences; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Cardiovascular Technology; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Information Systems; Computer Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Sciences; Geological Sciences; Geophysics; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Physics; or Statistics.

Renewal: The scholarship may be renewed annually for up to three years if the recipient remains in good standing with the Honors College and continues to study in the academic areas mentioned above.

Application: To apply, interested students should complete an online application form which will be live on this page  3/1/2017- 3/15/2017. In addition, to be eligible students must have completed a FAFSA form with the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Deadline: 3/15/2017

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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Garnet and Bruce Aitchison Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established by Honors College alumni Allison and Paul Aitchison in honor of his parents.

Award Amount: $1,000/academic year

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility:  Eligible students should hail from the state of South Carolina and should be studying science or math. Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BARSC) majors with a science or math focus may be included. Preference shall be given to students from Georgetown, Greenville, Lexington or Richland counties.

Renewal: The scholarship is automatically renewed annually for up to three years if the student has a 3.5 GPA or higher and is in good standing with the Honors College.

Application: When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required.

Application Deadline: N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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James Gadsden Holmes IV Scholarship

Established by James G. Holmes V, the father of an Honors College graduate, in memory of his father.

Award Amount: Up to $1,500/academic year

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The James Gadsden Holmes IV Scholarship is awarded to a worthy incoming freshman.

Renewal: The scholarship is automatically renewed annually for up to three years if the student has a 3.5 GPA or higher and is in good standing with the Honors College.

Application: When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required. In addition, this scholarship requires a FAFSA form be completed through the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Deadline: N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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James L. Stiver Scholarship

Established in 2007 by a group of former students to honor Jim Stiver, USC Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and former Associate Dean of the Honors College.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000/academic year

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The James L. Stiver Scholarship is awarded to a worthy incoming Honors College student who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and shows exemplary academic success.

Renewal: This scholarship may be renewable if eligibility requirements are maintained.

Application: When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required.

Application Deadline: N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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Patricia Ann Tangney Dumiak Scholarship

Established by Bill and Kathi Tangney, in memory of their daughter, an Honors College graduate.

Award Amount: Up to $1000/academic year.

Availability: This scholarship is available for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The Patricia Ann Tangney Dumiak Scholarship is awarded to a worthy incoming freshman whose major is in the Department of Political Science (International Studies or Political Science).

Renewal: The scholarship is automatically renewed annually for up to 3 years if the student has a 3.5 GPA or higher, is in good standing with the Honors College, and remains a student in the Department of Political Science.

Application: To apply, interested students should complete an online application form which will be live on this page  3/1/2017- 3/15/2017. 

Application Deadline:  3/15/2017

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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Paul A. Sansbury, Jr. Scholarship

Established by Daniel N. Sansbury, a 1977 graduate of the Honors College in honor of his father.

Award Amount: $1000/academic year

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The Paul A. Sansbury Scholarship is awarded to a worthy incoming freshman from South Carolina.

Renewal: The scholarship is automatically renewed annually for up to four years if the student has a 3.5 GPA or higher and is in good standing with the Honors College.

Application:  When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required.

Application Deadline: N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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Sherri and Charles Timmons Scholarship 

Established by Sherri Timmons, an Honors College alumna, and her husband, Charles.

Award Amount: $1,000/academic year

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018

Eligibility: The Sherri and Charles Timmons Scholarship is awarded to a worthy student whose major is in the Darla Moore School of Business.

Renewal: The scholarship is automatically renewed annually if the recipient maintains a 3.5 GPA or higher, is in good standing with the Honors College, and continues as a student in the Darla Moore School of Business.

Application: When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required. 

Application Deadline: N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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South Carolina Honors College Alumni Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000/academic year

Availability: This scholarship is available for academic year 2017-2018

Eligibility: The SCHC Alumni Scholarship is awarded to a worthy incoming freshman, with preference given to students from the state of New York.

Application: To apply, interested students should complete an online application form which will be live on this page  3/1/2017- 3/15/2017. 

Application Deadline:  3/15/2017

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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Scholarships for Current Students

 

The Fishman Family and Komito Scholarship

Established by Terri and Mark Fishman, friends of the Honors College. 

Award Amount: $500/academic year

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The Fishman Family and Komito Scholarship is awarded to junior and seniors whose majors are in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management or who have declared an interest in Pre-law.

Renewal: If the recipient is a junior, the scholarship may be awarded for one consecutive year given the student maintains his/her current course of study, remains in good standing with the Honors College, and maintains a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Application: When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required.

Application Deadline:  N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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John S. Herin Scholarship

Established by Greg Smith, a 1988 graduate of the South Carolina Honors College, in memory of an outstanding accounting professor and strong supporter of the Honors College.

Award Amount: $500/academic year

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The John S. Herin Scholarship is awarded to an out-of-state student who has completed one year of study. To qualify, interested students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be in good standing with the Honors College.

Renewal: The scholarship is automatically renewed annually if these requirements are still met.

Application: When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required.

Application Deadline: N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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McAnulty Scholarship

Established by William and Faye McAnulty, parents of an Honors College Alumna.

Award Amount: $1,000/academic year

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: The McAnulty Scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior whose major is Sport and Entertainment Management or in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Preference will be given to eligible students in Sport and Entertainment Management.

Application: When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required. In addition, this scholarship requires a FAFSA form be completed through the Office of Financial Aid.

Renewal: This award may be automatically renewed for the 4th year of study if the student meets the eligibility requirements and is in good standing with the Honors College.

Application Deadline: N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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South Carolina Honors College Endowment Scholarship 

Established by an anonymous donor to support the Honors College's out-of-state students.

Award Amount:$500/academic year. Receipt of this scholarship entitles the student to reduced tuition, which is not the same as in-state tuition. Please see the Bursar's fee schedule for more information.

Availability: We are not accepting new applicants for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: This scholarship is awarded annually to current and incoming students who have received no other University scholarship support. To qualify, interested out-of-state students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, have no USC or departmental scholarships, and be in good standing with the Honors College. Students beyond their 4th year may not apply for this award. Fifth- and 6th-year Pharmacy students are not eligible for this award.

Application: When this scholarship is available again, an online application form will be required.

Renewal: Students must submit a letter addressed to the Dean of the Honors College and emailed to scholarships@schc.sc.edu stating that they are still out-of-state residents, have met the GPA eligibility requirement of 3.5 at the end of the Spring semester, and have no USC or departmental scholarships. Letters must be sent by June 1 of each year for the scholarship to be renewed.

Application Deadlines: N/A

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

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William A. Mould and Peter C. Sederberg Scholarship

Established in Honor of the two former Deans of the South Carolina Honors College.

Award Amount:  $500/academic year.

Availability:  This scholarship is available for continuing Honors College students for academic year 2017-2018.

Eligibility: To qualify, interested rising juniors and seniors must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be in good standing with the Honors College, and demonstrate financial need (FAFSA form submitted to financial aid). Students beyond their 4th year may apply for this award; however, priority will be given to 3rd and 4th year students. Awards to 5th-year students will be made on a funds-available basis.

Renewal: This scholarship is automatically renewed for rising seniors who received the award as rising juniors if the above requirements continue to be met. Students who receive the award during their 4th year must reapply to receive it in their 5th year.

Application: To apply, interested students should complete an online application form which will be live at the end of the spring semester. In addition, students must have completed a FAFSA form with the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Deadline: TBA

Contact: Chappell Wilson (cswilson@mailbox.sc.edu)

 

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Other Awards

Bernard and Arline Ramsdale Fellowship

Established by Mary-Louise A. Ramsdale in memory of her parents, this fund enables students to engage in and learn from community service work.

Award Amount: Varies based on proposal

Eligibility: The Bernard and Arline Ramsdale Fellowship is awarded to Honors College students for community service initiatives. This fund was established to enable Honors College students to engage in and learn from community service work. Preference is given to those students conducting fieldwork in the areas of AIDS-HIV issues, children’s issues, education, housing, women’s issues, and inter-generational programming.

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: Yes – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Application Deadline: Varies – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Contact: Dr. Susan Alexander (alexan75@mailbox.sc.edu or 803.777.8005)

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Deborah Y. Edwards Award

Established by Catherine Heigel, an Honors College alumna, in honor of her mother, to provide support for study abroad initiatives at the Honors College.

Award Amount: $135 (the fund currently supports First Year Honors Passports)

Eligibility: First Year Honors Passport funding is offered to several worthy first-year students who wish to study abroad but have not previously applied for a U.S. passport. The award will cover the cost of the passport application fee and will be awarded during the spring semester.

Renewal: This is a one-time award.

Application: Yes

Application Deadline: TBA

Contact: Megan Campbell (tone@mailbox.sc.edu or 803.777.6280)

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Edmund Martin Foley Thesis Award

Established by Edmund Foley's mother to honor his memory as a creative and thoughtful student.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000

Eligibility: Eligibility will be determined by the Honors College thesis coordinator and a review committee. The Foley family established this fund to assist students who are pursuing senior theses that reflect Edmund’s interest in the “philosophy of mind or another topic addressed in his unique style: creative, thoughtful, tolerant, and fun loving.”

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: The thesis grant application will qualify as the application for this award.

Application Deadline: Varies - view senior thesis information here.

Contact: Dr. Kay Banks (bankshk@mailbox.sc.edu or 803.777.2409)

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Ryan Family Bicentennial Fellowship Fund

Established by Ann and Michael Ryan, graduates of the University and parents of an Honors College alumna.

Award Amount: Varies

Eligibility: The Ryan Family Bicentennial Fellowship Fund supports undergraduate research and is awarded to worthy Honors College students enrolled in the Darla Moore School of Business or the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The fellowship(s) will be awarded by the Research Fellowship Committee of the South Carolina Honors College.

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: Yes – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Application Deadline: Varies – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Contact: Dr. Susan Alexander (alexan75@mailbox.sc.edu or 803.777.8005)

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South Carolina Honors College Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Established by a friend of the Honors College to support research fellowships.

Award Amount: Varies based on proposal

Eligibility: This fund supports undergraduate research fellowships for students in the South Carolina Honors College.

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: Yes – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Application Deadline: Varies – contact Dr. Susan Alexander

Contact: Dr. Susan Alexander (alexan75@mailbox.sc.edu or 803.777.8005)

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Summer Smith Taylor Internship Award

Numerous donors established this fund in memory of Summer Smith Taylor, a 1993 Honors College and Carolina Scholar alumna.

Award Amount: Varies

Eligibility: The Summer Smith Taylor Internship Award supports Honors College students engaged in internships where technical writing is a substantial part of their job duties. Students must be in good standing with the South Carolina Honors College to be eligible.

Renewal: This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

Application: To apply, the student must submit a one-page letter of intent to the Director of Internship Programs explaining why he/she should be considered, how he/she would benefit from the scholarship, and a copy of the internship job description. It should also discuss the student’s financial situation and how this scholarship will help.

Application Deadline: Drop/add date of each academic semester.

Contact: Julie Hutt (jhutt@mailbox.sc.edu or 803.777.1180)

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How are Honors College Scholarships different than University Scholarships?

By completing the USC application and your Honors College application, you are automatically considered for scholarships through the University. For more information about these scholarships, please see the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The Honors College Departmental Scholarships usually require a separate application, the details of which can be found in the description of each scholarship. Honors College Departmental Scholarships are available for both incoming and current students.

 

How do I apply for scholarships?

The Honors College now uses an online application form for available scholarships. The link will appear in scholarship descriptions for available scholarships during the application time period each spring.

What information will be required in the online application form? 

The form will ask for your basic information such name, address, intended major, etc. In addition, you will have the opportunity to include a personal statement that can address why you should be considered for the scholarship, how you would benefit from the scholarship, and the academic work you have been and will continue to pursue. If applicable, a statement of need can be included.
 

Can I apply for multiple scholarships?

Yes, you may apply for more than one scholarship, provided you meet the eligibility requirements for each, which may include a certain required major.

 

When are scholarship applications due?

Scholarship applications have various deadlines during the spring semester. Please check specifics for each scholarship for details.

 

When will I hear back about receiving a scholarship?

Scholarships for incoming freshmen will be awarded by April 15th. Scholarships for continuing Honors College students will be awarded in early summer.

 

Will I be notified if I have not been awarded the scholarship that I applied for?

You will only be notified if you have been awarded a scholarship. 

 

Why are some of the scholarships not available this coming academic year? 

Several of our scholarships can only support one or two students at a time. When the current recipient is eligible for additional years of support, the scholarship will be unavailable for new recipients.

 

Some of the scholarships have very specific requirements. Why is this?

All of the departmental scholarships awarded by the Honors College have been funded through private philanthropy by generous alumni and donors. These benefactors are able to specify what type of student they would like to support. We are very grateful to these philanthropists for providing these scholarships for Honors College students.

 

 

 

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