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Information about The Citadel Scholars Program


Becoming a member of one of The Citadel's scholars programs will offer you the unique opportunity to engage with like-minded cadets through professional development, mentorship, networking opportunities, study abroad programs, and more. Set yourself up to be noticed by employers by applying to become a member of one of our scholars programs today.




Are you ready to take the next step?

To apply to The Citadel Scholar Program, please complete your official college application here, and indicate your scholar program of interest within the application form.

If you have already applied for admission to The Citadel but didn't select a scholar program of interest, please contact the coordinator for the program you are interested in joining.


The Business Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for talented students who are interested in business, management, sales, supply-chain management and logistics, entrepreneurship, operations, accounting, finance, and related fields. Scholars will receive special benefits to help in their educational and career development, such as unique networking opportunities, study abroad activities, scholarships, and counseling/guidance to obtain internships and jobs. The Business Mentor Association will provide a personal coach and counselor to assist in career planning and visioning. Business Scholars will work as members of a specialized cohort with opportunities for individually-tailored independent studies, experiential learning, and interactions with top-line area business organizations in the Charleston area.


The Cybersecurity/Intelligence Scholars Program is an innovative program for gifted students who have a strong interest in cybersecurity and national security affairs. Students selected as scholars will be recognized as members of a cohort whose skills and motivation make them prime candidates for post-graduate careers and opportunities. In addition, scholars will received special benefits to help in their educational and career development, such as special enrichment activities and training, mentorship from private or government professionals in the field, faculty-guided research, study abroad activities, scholarships, and counseling/guidance to obtain internships and jobs.


The Leadership Scholars Program is an elite program for students who have the disposition and interest to develop themselves as effective and ethical leaders, leveraging The Citadel's national recognition for leadership development in all walks of life. Leadership Scholars will complete a minor in Leadership and benefit from educational and career development activities, such as mentorship from leaders in business, government, and the military, study abroad activities, networking with fellow scholars and community leaders, social events, scholarships, and counseling/guidance to obtain internships and jobs.


The STEM Scholars Program is an innovative cohort-based program for students with special interest and aptitude in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. STEM Scholars will pursue a bachelor's degree in either the School of Engineering or School of Science and Mathematics. In addition, STEM Scholars will receive special benefits to enhance their educational and career development, such as professional mentoring, STEM-related community service opportunities, faculty-guided research, study abroad activities, scholarships, and counseling/guidance to obtain internships and jobs or prepare for graduate school.


The Teaching Scholars Program is a selective program for academically talented students of excellent moral character who wish to pursue a career in teaching. Preference will be given to those who desire to teach in South Carolina public schools, but those who wish to teach in other locations or settings or who will accept a military commission upon graduation are also eligible. Teaching Scholars will receive special benefits to help in their educational and career development, such as volunteer/service activities in P-12 schools and other youth-serving agencies, study abroad opportunities, mentorship, networking opportunities, and assistance in obtaining jobs and internships.

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