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Graduate School

The Graduate School works to advance the reputation of the University of South Carolina as a top-ranked research institution through the recruitment of stellar students to our doctoral programs.

We fund strategic awards and design collaborative initiatives to enhance the professional and academic development of our students. Most of our fellowships are designed to supplement the funding given to outstanding incoming graduate students by academic programs across the university. This funding is crucial in helping us compete for elite students who have been admitted to other top institutions. These fellowships are often the reason why a student chooses to enroll in a doctoral program at the University of South Carolina over many of our regional and national competitors.

Our aim is to expand the impact on the research and teaching mission of the university by increasing the number of fellowships we award each year. Your gift will have a direct impact on our ability to recruit new scholars and provide them with meaningful professional development, student services, community and mentorship throughout their time at South Carolina.

Your gift will play a vital role in enriching the graduate student experience and ensuring the competitiveness of our graduate programs. Thank you for considering The Graduate School and our incredible students as you Give 4 Garnet.

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Campaign Leaderboard
Who's leading the way with the most number of donors?
Rank Department Donors
1 Darla Moore School of Business 342
2 College of Arts and Sciences 339
3 College of HRSM 271
4 School of Medicine - Columbia 179
5 School of Music 179
6 School of Law 176
7 College of Information and Communications 167
8 South Carolina Honors College 155
9 College of Pharmacy 148
10 College of Nursing 148
11 Athletics 145
12 Alumni Association 138
13 College of Education 115
14 College of Social Work 81
15 Veterans and Military Affairs 78
16 Student Affairs & Academic Support 76
17 College of Engineering and Computing 75
18 Arnold School of Public Health 59
19 University Libraries 52
20 Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 48
21 USC Salkehatchie 47
22 Palmetto College - Central 37
23 Garnet Media Group 28
24 USC Lancaster 27
25 Koger Center for the Arts 24
26 Graduate School 18
27 USC Sumter 16
28 USC Union 10
29 School of Medicine - Greenville 6
30 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson 6
31 USC Press 3
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Donor Leaderboard
Alumni, faculty and staff members, friends, parents, students -- we love them all! But what category has the most donors?
What is your affiliation with UofSC?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Alumnus/a 1,130
2 Faculty/Staff Member 773
3 Parent 273
4 Friend 261
5 Student 64
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Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, winner of an $8,000 bonus for securing the most donors before 8 a.m. today!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $8,000 College of HRSM 85
2 College of Arts and Sciences 83
3 College of Information and Communications 38
4 School of Medicine - Columbia 31
5 South Carolina Honors College 17
6 Darla Moore School of Business 16
7 College of Pharmacy 16
8 School of Music 12
9 Veterans and Military Affairs 10
10 College of Education 9
11 School of Law 7
12 Alumni Association 7
13 Athletics 7
14 College of Social Work 7
15 College of Engineering and Computing 6
16 College of Nursing 5
17 Arnold School of Public Health 5
18 Student Affairs & Academic Support 4
19 University Libraries 4
20 Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 4
21 USC Sumter 2
22 Garnet Media Group 2
23 USC Lancaster 2
24 Palmetto College - Central 2
25 School of Medicine - Greenville 2
26 USC Salkehatchie 2
27 University Carolina Fund 1
28 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson 1
29 USC Press 1
30 Graduate School 1
31 Koger Center for the Arts 1
32 McNair Institute 1
33 Scholars in Crisis Fund 1
34 USC Union 1
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Power Hour
Congratulations to Darla Moore School of Business for winning $10,000 in the Power Hour Challenge with the most donors received between 4 and 5 p.m.!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $10,000 Darla Moore School of Business 108
2 School of Medicine - Columbia 67
3 College of Nursing 64
4 College of Information and Communications 46
5 School of Law 36
6 South Carolina Honors College 29
7 College of Arts and Sciences 27
8 School of Music 17
9 College of HRSM 15
10 College of Pharmacy 15
11 Athletics 13
12 Veterans and Military Affairs 13
13 College of Education 13
14 College of Engineering and Computing 11
15 Alumni Association 11
16 University Libraries 11
17 Student Affairs & Academic Support 10
18 Palmetto College - Central 8
19 Arnold School of Public Health 8
20 Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 6
21 College of Social Work 5
22 Garnet Media Group 4
23 USC Lancaster 3
24 USC Salkehatchie 3
25 University Carolina Fund 2
26 Graduate School 2
27 Koger Center for the Arts 2
28 Scholars in Crisis Fund 2
29 School of Medicine - Greenville 1
30 USC Union 1
31 McNair Institute 0
32 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson 0
33 USC Press 0
34 USC Sumter 0
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Campaigns by Dollars Leaderboard
Who's at the top?
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Medicine - Columbia $171,267.12
2 College of Pharmacy $112,162.24
3 School of Law $105,901.03
4 College of Arts and Sciences $95,580.07
5 Athletics $76,017.10
6 College of Engineering and Computing $70,472.23
7 Darla Moore School of Business $68,078.48
8 College of Information and Communications $57,200.44
9 College of HRSM $55,530.17
10 College of Nursing $51,672.57
11 Student Affairs & Academic Support $47,777.65
12 South Carolina Honors College $36,723.67
13 USC Salkehatchie $30,108.39
14 School of Music $24,569.32
15 College of Education $16,556.15
16 Alumni Association $14,972.30
17 Palmetto College - Central $14,223.02
18 College of Social Work $5,029.06
19 Veterans and Military Affairs $5,023.01
20 University Libraries $4,129.06
21 Arnold School of Public Health $4,054.30
22 USC Sumter $3,547.11
23 Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion $2,004.08
24 Koger Center for the Arts $1,877.00
25 USC Lancaster $1,776.02
26 Garnet Media Group $1,740.05
27 Graduate School $1,323.01
28 School of Medicine - Greenville $630.00
29 USC Union $478.01
30 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson $363.02
31 USC Press $218.01
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Donors by Dollars Leaderboard
Alumni, faculty and staff members, friends, parents, students -- we love them all! But who is leading the day with the most dollars donated?
What is your affiliation with UofSC?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Alumnus/a $294,461.38
2 Faculty/Staff Member $85,724.88
3 Parent $60,295.12
4 Friend $20,028.16
5 Student $2,083.01
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Success!
Fill-the-Map Challenge
Congratulations to the College of HRSM, winner of $7,000 in the Fill-the-Map Challenge! Montana was the 50th state to turn garnet!
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