CofC Logo


What is SCAMP?


SCAMP is the "South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation"

Funding for SCAMP is received from the National Science Foundation funds for minority students (African American, Hispanic, and Native American) interested in pursuing a degree in science or math.


  • an accelerated summer transition program
  • that provides students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • an opportunity to challenge themselves academically
  • an opportunity to increase their chances for academic success
  • preparing them for what to expect in these ever changing career fields
  • sharpening their academic skills

The Summer Bridge program for SCAMP is held in conjunction with SPECTRA during the Summer II Session. Eligible students selected to enroll in the SCAMP program will register for the college level Pre-calculus and accompanying Lab. This course emphasizes the concepts and skills that are required for all science and mathematics majors. The a complementary Pre-Calculus Lab will meet under the supervision of an outstanding mathematics professor for approximately two hours every day, Monday through Friday. In addition, SCAMP students will have special tutors to assist them and keep them on track.

Students will receive four (4) hours of college credit once they have passed the Math 111 course during the summer two session. SCAMP students may receive a stipend for Fall, and each semester thereafter, however, any scholarship awards are contingent upon current funding.

By maintaining a 3.0+ GPA, SCAMP students can continue to receive the $300 scholarship per semester, as well benefit from other activities and rewards of the program throughout their college matriculation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • SAT Mathematics Score Range: 550-700 Must have taken and passed Trigonometry, Algebra 3 or Pre-calculus
  • Must have a high "A or B" academic average based on a 4.0 scale
  • Must attend SPECTRA program; SPECTRA application must be submitted May 1, 2015. (Acceptance into the SPECTRA program does not guarantee acceptance into the SCAMP program)
  • If student has taken an "AP" mathematics course, please submit AP scores as soon as possible.

The deadline for the SCAMP Summer Program is May 1, 2015. There are only fifteen spaces available, so you are strongly urged to apply early.

If you have any questions about this program please contact the director, of SCAMP:

Christine L. Moore, M.B.A.
Program Director
Web page:
Phone: 843.953.4997


SCAMPers are required to attend a mathematics workshop for Calculus (MATH 120) as well. Students participating in the Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics track will be eligible to participate in other South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP) programs. These programs are designed to maximize the students’ best chances for success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics