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Change of plans: Canceled study abroad trip leads to new career goals

One week before Honors College studentJosh Hughes planned to study abroad in Ukraine, his trip was canceled because of the escalating conflict with Russia. He was disappointed, until a new opportunity arose in Kyrgyzstan. Now, he's returned to his host country on a Critical Language scholarship.

Sarah Davis blazes trail for mothers pursuing Ph.D.s

As she prepares to celebrate her first Mother’s Day, graduate fellowship peer mentor Sarah Davis reflects on what it means to have a successful academic career while starting a family.

USC's Fulbright student fights for health equity

Personal experience with chronic illness motivated Capstone Scholar Samantha Johnson to pursue a Fulbright grant in global health policy.

NOAA Hollings scholarship empowers USC's emerging scientists

Four University of South Carolina sophomores have earned the 2023 NOAA Hollings Scholarship for environmental research, education and advocacy.

Critical Language Scholarships empower USC students to become global leaders

Jahleel Johnson, Josh Hughes and Lex Whalen represent South Carolina's commitment to fostering globally-minded scholars who can help tackle the world's most pressing issues.

Public health graduates earn prestigious presidential management fellowship

Akeen Hamilton, Ellen Stowe and Michaela Williams are among the five University of South Carolina students named Presidential Management Fellows.

Breaking barriers: Kaleb Phelps pioneers research on autism diagnosis experiences in the Black community

Phelps is set to begin conducting research on the experiences of Black families pursuing ASD diagnoses with funding from a 2023 Autism Science Foundation fellowship.

Undergraduates earn prestigious research opportunities in Germany

Dylan Johnson, Amber Pospistle and Alexis Soucy have earned summer research experiences at a top German universities as DAAD RISE interns.

Meet USC's newest Goldwater Scholars

Shannon Depratter, Neal Hammond, Emma Mason and Amber Pospistle share a goal of fighting disease and improving lives through groundbreaking research.

USC announces 4 Goldwater scholars

Four university of South Carolina students have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships.

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.


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