Schottland Scholars

Where Leaders are Made.

2023 Scholars

Schottland Scholars Class of 2023

from left to right: Smith Wheeler, Ben Pugh, Brea Fields, Sadie Wright, Olivia Forte, Rex Bingham, Emily Turner, Kage Schmiege, Taylor Mulvehill, Charlotte Fitzsimmons, Bevin Murphy


Schottland Scholars is a prestigious leadership program designed for highly motivated school of business students. The program aims to connect the scholars to business and organizational leaders who have made a difference within their own companies but in the community as well.  Each year a small group of approximately ten School of Business seniors are selected to become Schottland Scholars after undergoing a rigorous application and interview process. The program provides Scholars with opportunities to build relationships with business leaders and mentors, including Schottland alumni, in a variety of professional and networking engagements throughout the course of the year. The Schottland Scholars program hopes to inspire and create the next generation of business leaders.


Our goal is to help our scholars develop skills to become outstanding in the areas of ethical awareness, global awareness, problem-solving, and effective communication so that they will succeed as future business leaders. 


Full Program Curriculum

The Scholars participate in activities throughout the school year including:

  • Dinner and Organizational Site Visits: Scholars take part in dinner meetings and site visits between 12-15 times during each academic semester; meetings typically feature leaders of Charleston’s largest and most impactful organizations, such as Charleston Regional Development Alliance, InterTech, CACVB, AstenJohnson, Santee Cooper, Urban Electric, Water Mission, and more.
  • Mentor Program: Each scholar is paired with a mentor in the field they are interested in pursuing or with the expertise they may need as they graduate; alumni mentor relationships are also fostered and supported throughout the year.
  • Tour of Organizations: At the onset of each semester, the Schottland Scholars take two all-expense-paid trips to thriving business centers to meet with companies who are leaders in their respective industries. This provides an opportunity for Scholars to meet and network with business leaders. Former destinations include Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Rochester, NY and more.
  • Skills Assessment and Development Program
  • Oral and Written Skill Development
  • Business Etiquette Training