2021 South Carolina Humanities Student Scholarship Winners Announced

SC Humanities is pleased to announce the two SC Humanities Student Scholarship recipients who have been selected for 2021. Patrick J. Wohlscheid of the College of Charleston is the recipient of the Undergraduate Student Scholarship, and John M. Dodge of the University of South Carolina is the recipient of the Graduate Student Scholarship. SC Humanities Student Scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to one undergraduate and one graduate student who have declared a major or are enrolled in a Master’s degree program in the humanities.

Patrick Wohlscheid is a rising Senior at the College of Charleston majoring in Philosophy and English. He is primarily interested in aesthetics and 19th century literature, is the Managing Editor for Miscellany literary and art magazine, and has several forthcoming publications on topics from Emerson and Hegel to contemporary American poetry. After college, he hopes to attend graduate school in the humanities.

Originally from Barnwell, South Carolina, Johnny Dodge earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina, Columbia in 2018. Since then, he’s been active as a field archaeologist in the Carolinas, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in anthropology from USC Columbia, with research interests including Native American pottery and American colonialism.

L: John M. Dodge
R: Patrick Wohlscheid

South Carolina Humanities seeks to encourage students to explore humanities fields as they pursue their academic careers. 

Board Chairman Dr. Tom Mack said, “SC Humanities has revamped its student research fellowship program in favor of offering general scholarships, both undergraduate and graduate, in the humanities.  This change acknowledges recent national enrollment trends.  Since the Great Recession in 2008, the number of students majoring in the traditional humanities disciplines such as history, literature, and philosophy has declined.  The general feeling among students and their parents is that a humanities degree does not guarantee a job, but that perception is false.  Studies show that humanities majors enter the workforce with enhanced reading, writing, and critical thinking skills and that they tend to advance faster in their chosen careers than those with other educational backgrounds.  To encourage more study in the critical humanities disciplines, SC Humanities has created this new scholarship program.”

More information about the SC Humanities Student Scholarships is available here: https://schumanities.org/grants/studentscholarships. The deadlines for submitting applications for the 2022 scholarships will be January 15, 2022 and March 15, 2022.