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Student Services

The Student Service office provides a collection of services designed to enhance the quality of life for graduate and undergraduate students at South Carolina State University's who are interested in transportation related careers. Leadership and counseling for student programs are provided in transportation. Information, advice and consultation to students who are seeking internship information, employment opportunities, both on and off campus are being provided by the Student Service office. Scholarships, internships, recruitment, Cooperation Educational Experience, assistance with application process and GRE application, fellowships, and assistantship are offered to students who are seeking a Master of Science Degree in Transportation. For more information, please contact the Student Service Coordinator's Office at (803) 536-8863.

JECUTC Student of the Year Award
The Outstanding Student of the Year Award is a program sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation and administered by Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) to reward high school, undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional potential for a career in the transportation field. Each award recipient is invited to Washington, DC and is presented with a certificate from federal officials representing the USDOT and a honoriaum in the amount of $1,000 from the sponsoring University Transportation Center.

Fellowship Programs

The James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center offers three transportation fellowships to eligible students. The three fellowships are the James E. Clyburn Transportation Fellowship, the Leroy Davis Transportation Fellowship, and the Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management Fellowship. Below are the eligibility criteria for the respective three fellowships:

Interested students must meet the following criteria for consideration:

James E. Clyburn Transportation Fellowship
($8,000 per annum)


• Be a U. S. Citizen
• Be fully admitted to the Graduate School
• Be accepted into the Master of Science Degree in Transportation program
• Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.50 or better
• Be enrolled as a full-time graduate student taking a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester
• Hold the baccalaureate degree in a transportation-related field from an accredited college or university or (9) semester credits in courses on the graduate level in a transportation-related field
• Submit a statement consisting of 500 words or less of his interest in a career in transportation
• Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who have a thorough knowledge of your academic capabilities, interests, and goals


Criteria for Annual Renewal/Continuation of Award

Each recipient must meet the following minimum criteria for annual renewal or continuation of the fellowship:

• Maintain an accumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher for all graduate work
• Matriculation in the Master of Science in Transportation degree program must be during consecutive semesters until completion of the degree requirements.
• Maintain full-time status


Leroy Davis Transportation Fellowship
($7,800 per annum)

• Be a U. S. Citizen
• Be fully admitted to the Graduate School
• Be accepted into the Master of Science degree in Transportation program
• Be enrolled as a full-time student with nine (9) credit hours
• Hold the baccalaureate degree in a transportation–related field
• Possess an under graduate GPA of 2.85 or better
• Submit a statement consisting of 500 words or less of his interest in a career in transportation
• Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who have a thorough knowledge of your academic capabilities, interests, and goals

Criteria for Annual Renewal/Continuation of Award

Each recipient must meet the following minimum criteria for annual renewal or continuation of the fellowship:

• Maintain an accumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all graduate work
• Matriculation in the Master of Science in Transportation degree program must be during consecutive semesters until completion of the degree requirements.
• Maintain full-time status


National Disaster, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management Fellowship
($7,800 per annum)


• Be a U. S. Citizen
• Be fully admitted to the Graduate School
• Be accepted into the Master of Science degree in Transportation program
• Be enrolled as a full-time student with nine (9) credit hours
• Hold the baccalaureate degree in a transportation-related field
• Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.85 or better
• Submit a statement consisting of 500 words or less of his interest in a career in transportation
• Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who have a thorough knowledge of your academic capabilities, interests, and goals

Criteria for Annual Renewal/Continuation of Award
Each recipient must meet the following minimum criteria for annual renewal or continuation of the fellowship:


• Maintain an accumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all graduate work
• Matriculation in the Master of Science in Transportation degree program must be during consecutive semesters until completion of the degree requirements
• Maintain full-time status

Master of Science in Transportation Graduate students interested in applying for any of the above transportation fellowships may contact the Education Coordinator at the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center for applications and related information.