The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs announces the release of its Spring 2013 information session schedule where students can explore the variety of national competitions in which they can apply. Whether a student is focused on scientific research, study abroad, or public service, there are fellowships to best fit their area of interest.
To provide targeted information to students about such opportunities, OFSP offers information sessions that combine fellowships with overlapping areas of interest. For example, students with strong public service backgrounds may be interested in the Truman, but should also consider the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program (which supports undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming foreign service officers). Students with interest in studying languages abroad should investigate not only the Critical Languages Scholarships, but also the DAAD, Bridging and Gilman opportunities.
In the 2011-2012 academic year, USC students submitted 222 national fellowship applications, resulting in 57 awards earned and $1,488,645. Winners include: four Hollings Scholars; 13 Fulbright Scholars; six National Science Foundation Research scholars; one Whitaker and 17 Gilman Scholars; three Goldwater Scholars; and one National Health Corps Service Scholarship, among others.
The very first step in applying for a national fellowship is attending an information session. Students are encouraged to attend as many information sessions as relates to their interests in order to find those which best fit their goals and aspirations. For more information on these and other opportunities, contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs at 777-0958, Legare College 220, or www.sc.edu/ofsp.