Trustee Recruiting Fellowships

The Cecil Scott Trustee Recruiting Fellowship

Offered to nominees in the fields of counseling, psychology, and guidance (e.g. the following fields: Clinical-Community Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Community/Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Counselor Education, Drug and Addiction Studies, Educational Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Specialist, School Psychology, and Social Work). There are four (4) $5,000 one-year recruiting fellowships in this category.

The Rhude M. Patterson Trustee Recruiting Fellowship

Offered to women in the humanities and social sciences. There are two (2) $5,000 one-year recruiting fellowships in this category.

About the Trustee Fellowships Donors

Rhude Meetze Patterson earned a master’s degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1952. The wife of William H. Patterson, USC's 24th president, Ms. Patterson served for three years as the curator of the University Collections where she was instrumental in cataloguing the Baruch Silver Collection and moving the university's permanent collections from the War Memorial Building to McKissick Museum. She also served as president of the Columbia Garden Club. This fellowship was first awarded in 1983 and grew out of Ms. Patterson’s concern that women were not receiving sufficient financial support for graduate studies.

Dr. Cecil Winfield Scott (M.Ed. University of South Carolina, 1928) taught chemistry at Rutgers University. His wife, Dr. Winifred Scott, was a school psychologist. The gift from the Scott estate is used for graduate students specializing in counseling, psychology, or guidance counseling. The Scotts lived in Piscataway, N.J.


Nominations must be submitted via GMS (Graduate Management System). Programs must include a nomination letter stating the level at which the program will be supporting the incoming student financially. If a program nominates more than one student, programs must rank each student.

Nominations are only accepted from the Graduate Director of each academic program. Please contact your department if you are interested. The Trustee Recruiting Fellowships are one-year only and non-renewable.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM


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