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Scholar Programs With Purpose

At Clemson, students pursue their academic interests with more than grades in mind. Scientists research new methods to treat disease, educators use their resources to learn the best way to share information with a younger generation, and communicators adapt to new mediums in order to tell meaningful stories. For students driven to take their education further, a variety of scholarship programs await with resources, mentors and communities of like-minded scholars to offer support.

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Peer mentoring makes the difference

Undergraduate scholar programs comprise small cohorts that bring students together for a greater impact. Each scholar is paired with a peer mentor, a relationship that enables the mentor to pass down lessons learned in the scholar program and empowers the next generation of scholars to steward their gift well.

Support for National Scholar Programs

Clemson graduate and undergraduate students have many opportunities to take their studies further by applying for Fulbright programs, fellowships and other prestigious scholar programs. In every discipline, scholar programs exist to empower students with a desire to create lasting impact through their education. At Clemson, you will gain the foundational knowledge needed to excel, receive opportunities to serve others and enjoy personalized guidance as you apply for the programs that shape your future.

Office of Major Fellowships

The Office of Major Fellowships exists to assist Clemson University undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni as they apply for major fellowships. Clemson students can benefit from the mentorship of those in the Office of Major Fellowships throughout their entire academic career, from planning a strong academic portfolio to the actual application preparation for major fellowships.

Office of Major Fellowships
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Fulbright Scholar Lindsey Bryda smiles and talks with one of her professors in an office with book-lined shelves.

Lindsey Bryda

Political Science ’19, receives Fulbright Scholarship

With Honors College travel grants, Lindsey completed two international internships with the U.S. State Department and two study abroad trips during her time at Clemson. Working with the Functional Bureau at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria, honed in on the work she hoped to do after graduation. Now, she represents Clemson as an alumna in Bosnia and Herzegovina where she works as an English Teaching Assistant through her Fulbright Scholarship.