Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA)

Award Listings: Regional Awards


    Description: SC Humanities encourages undergraduate students to explore research and scholarship of important topics in the humanities. Successful Student Research Fellows must conduct at least one public program tailored for and delivered to a general public audience to ensure that the shared stories are available to communities in South Carolina. SC Humanities staff will help schedule the student fellow to appear at the annual South Carolina Humanities Festival or another appropriate presentation venue. The number of Student Research Fellowships awarded vary each year. SC Humanities’ program encourages students to self‐identify as aspiring scholars before an advanced degree is earned. We ask students to take their curiosity on a given humanities subject and thoughtfully investigate it using primary source research, with the guidance of a faculty advisor.

    Eligibility: Currently for sophomores and juniors attending an accredited university or college in South Carolina to explore research and scholarship in the humanities. This includes history, philosophy and ethics, literature, linguistics, languages, jurisprudence, cultural anthropology, archaeology, comparative religions, art history and/or criticism, folklore, or interdisciplinary scholarship.

    Application: SC Humanities

    Deadline: December 15

    Description: Walter J. Brown believed college education provided the best avenue towards success and fulfillment. In 1970, he established a private Foundation to support that belief. The Watson-Brown Foundation scholarships are awarded to students from communities in and near the Savannah River Valley where Brown was raised and spent the majority of his adult life.

    Eligibility: Undergraduate students from 18 counties in Georgia and South Carolina. Applicants must provide proof of their permanent address in one of these counties.
    Application: Watson Brown
    Deadline: January 1