Supporting the Mission
We exist to support the University of South Carolina in its mission to support the education of the state's citizens through teaching, research, creative activity, and community engagement.
Increase Access to Education
We dispersed $13,060,731 in scholarship dollars in fiscal year 2017/2018, helping the university ensure more deserving students could receive and education.
“On one end, being a McNair Scholar means that I am able to attend USC from out-of-state and afford the cost of education without putting financial burden on my family. On the other end, it has provided a venue for me to meet extraordinary people, each excelling in a completely unique way. Many of my peers in the program will be some of my closest friends for life.”
Recruit and Retain World-Class Faculty
We help manage and disperse funds for endowed chairs on behalf of the university.
Endowed Chair Supports Internationally-Recognized Researcher
Dr. Roninson holds 41 U.S. patents, was awarded one of the largest National Institutes of Health grants in university history, and has authored more than 160 articles. In addition to his work at the university, he is the president and Chief Scientific Officer of SEnex Biotechnology Inc., a drug discovery and development company he relocated to Columbia, SC when he accepted his endowed chair.
Provide State-of-the-Art Facilities
We support the purchase of new equipment and tools that help the university ensure its students are career-ready on graduation day.
Access to Unique Media
Comic books are a particularly unique sort of media. They’ve tackled themes throughout the decades making them not only a source of entertainment but a fascinating look at the cultural conscience over time. The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections recently acquired a massive collection of comic books totaling more than 40,000 lbs of materials. Library staff is working tirelessly to preserve and protect these comic books. Visitors will be able to view the collection at the Four Color Fantasies exhibit which will open August 29th at 5:30 PM