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Darla Moore School of Business

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Rising Scholars

In an initiative to create a more inclusive Carolina, the Moore School developed the Rising Scholars program. The program is designed to connect underserved students pursuing degrees within the Moore School with key opportunities and resources on campus. Incoming freshmen selected for the program will join a cohort of driven individuals actively seeking to further develop the skills necessary to become successful leaders.

As students progress through the various stages of their university experience — from freshman year to graduation — they will be given unique access to personal, professional and academic mentoring. In fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where students can explore all that the University of South Carolina has to offer, the Rising Scholars program seeks to develop a strong community of scholars with a solid foundation for success.

Program Benefits

  • Customized classes including a special University 101 and MGMT 250 session
  • Customized cohort housing within an on-campus Living and Learning Community  
  • Peer-to-peer mentor partnering 
  • Financial literacy instruction 
  • Tailored networking opportunities 
  • Access to specialized professional development workshops
  • Reoccurring academic and social events each semester 
  • Faculty and industry mentoring
  • Study groups
  • Career exploration

How to Apply

If you have been admitted to the Darla Moore School of Business and would like to apply to be a Rising Scholar, email us at
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