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SPECTRA Transfer Program

SPECTRA Scholarship

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Scholarship Opportunity for South Carolina Technical College Students

SPECTRA is a scholarship program that can help to make completing a bachelor's degree a more affordable option for Engineering and Computer Science students transferring to Clemson. This opportunity is only offered to students who attend one of South Carolina's 16 Technical Colleges and intend to transfer to Clemson. This 2-year scholarship can help make earning a degree in Engineering or Computer Science at Clemson a reality.

If you are a graduate student, you can be a part of the ACE (Advisors for Cohorted Engineers) Fellows program, which facilitates teaching experience that aligns with your research.

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Launch Your Academic Career

The Student Pathways in Engineering and Computing for Transfers program (SPECTRA) allows students to launch their academic career at Spartanburg Community College, Trident Technical College, or any other Technical College within South Carolina. Participants would then transfer to continue towards earning their bachelor's degree at Clemson University. We encourage students to participate in an Associate of Science program prior to transferring to Clemson.

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“Transferring from a small two-year school to a large University can be a lot to manage on your own. Not only did SPECTRA create the atmosphere for meeting new people, but it also provided me with challenges such as solving complex engineering problems on a multidisciplinary team.”

Zach Romanick
Mechanical Engineering, '21

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Prospective Students

Benefits of the SPECTRA Program

Receive a scholarship and gain extra support to achieve your bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science at Clemson University. In the program, you will find increased support and enrichment to assist you in your academic, professional, and other long-term goals. We would love for you to contact us early in your academic planning while at a SC Tech school, or even while in High School contemplating this academic option.

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Current Students

Stay Connected in the Program

SPECTRA provides hands-on teamwork that allows you the ability to provide and accept feedback, develop empathy, and contend with contrasting personalities. By developing these interpersonal skills, you can impress prospective employers. Clemson University and CECAS offer programs to assist with career goals, tutoring, and mentoring.

Stay Connected
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Points of Contacts

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Karen Thompson

Clemson University
Phone: (864) 656-2543
kt@clemson.edu

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Chris Kitchens

Clemson University
Phone: (864) 656-2131
ckitche@clemson.edu

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Joe Santaniello

Spartanburg Community College
Phone: (864) 592-4656
santanielloj@sccsc.edu

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Tim Fulford

Trident Technical College
Phone: (864) 574-6116
Tim.Fulford@tridenttech.edu

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