South Carolina Humanities offers an annual scholarship for one undergraduate and one graduate student who have declared a major or are enrolled in a Master’s degree program in the humanities. After careful consideration, the Board of Directors of SC Humanities chose Jordan Green, an English major at Clemson University, as the recipient of the Undergraduate Student Scholarship. Gabrielle McCoy, who is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public History at the University of South Carolina, was chosen as the recipient of the Graduate Student Scholarship.
Jordan Green is currently in her junior year at Clemson University. At Clemson, she is the Membership Chair for the Black Student Union, a member of the Student Judicial Board, and an English tutor for student-athletes. This Irmo native has enjoyed growing as a critical thinker at Clemson, and her love for the humanities is something that she will take into the world, with the hope to impact those around her positively. After graduation, Jordan hopes to pursue a career in either law or communications.
Gabrielle McCoy earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Maryland in 2021. Since then, she has been pursuing her Master’s in Public History at the University of South Carolina. Her research analyzes how nineteenth-century conceptions and performances of masculinity translated into social status and violence in the southern United States. Gabrielle has presented some of her research at conferences hosted by the New England Historical Association and Texas A&M University.
Scholarship winners are selected by the Board of Directors, who enjoy learning about the work of our state’s budding humanists. “The board members of South Carolina Humanities are thrilled to be recognizing Jordan and Gabrielle in this significant way while encouraging other students to pursue studies in the humanities,” said Board Chair David Hodges.
For more information about the SC Humanities Student Scholarship, visit https://schumanities.org/grants/studentscholarships.