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USC funds attendees to student conference

National Black Graduate Student Conference to be held in Columbia from March 9-13

The 23rd Annual National Black Graduate Student Conference is coming to Columbia on March 9, and USC will pay the registration fees for 35 participants.

The Gamecock Scholars Program will fund 20 graduate and 15 undergraduate students who submit an abstract for a paper, poster or workshop to the conference’s website at

The deadline is Tuesday, and awarded scholars will be announced Friday.

The conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel Conference Center and last through March 13. Its website describes the event as “a scholarly conference where networking and academic, professional and social opportunities occur.” This year’s theme is “Transforming Roads Ahead.”

According to its website, the National Black Graduate Student Association is a member-managed organization that offers “leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities [and] carer placement services.”