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SPECTRA Transfer Program

SPECTRA Scholarship

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Scholarship Opportunity for Transfer Students

SPECTRA is a scholarship program that can help make completing a bachelor’s degree more affordable for Engineering and Computer Science students transferring to Clemson. This opportunity is only offered to full-time students transferring to Clemson from a 2-year or another 4-year institution. This scholarship can 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 Clemson Engineers) Fellows program, which facilitates a teaching experience that aligns with your research.

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In the SPECTRA program, increased support and enrichment, such as mentoring and career insights, will create a strong base across different industries.

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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

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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Prospective Students

Benefits of the SPECTRA Program

Receive a scholarship and extra support to achieve your degree in engineering or computer science at Clemson University. The program provides increased support and enrichment to assist in long-term goals. Please reach out to us in your academic planning at an SC Tech school or even while in High School.

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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.

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Points of Contacts

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Karen Thompson

Clemson University
Phone: (864) 656-2543

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Joe Santaniello

Spartanburg Community College
Phone: (864) 592-4656

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Tim Fulford

Trident Technical College
Phone: (864) 574-6116

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