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Student Award Opportunities

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) currently has the following award applications available. Please read the instructions for each award carefully before applying. If you have any questions regarding the applications, please contact Katie Monk at or 953-0803.

Study Abroad AwardNot available at this time.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to offer a competitive scholarship to students who will enroll in one of the summer College of Charleston Study Abroad programs found here:

A total of $4000 will be distributed this year to students majoring in HSS. This application must be submitted by March 17, 2017. Decisions will be made on April 3, 2017.

Internship AwardApplication

Two awards of $1000 each are available to third-year students (57+ earned hours) majoring within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Qualified applicants will maintain at least a 2.8 overall GPA with a record of success in their academic and professional lives. Preference given to those with financial need. Students must be enrolled in a summer HSS course for the internship. This course must be for academic credit. In addition to this online application, students applying for this scholarship are encouraged to send a letter of recommendation from a faculty member to  Recommendations from employers, supervisors, and community partners are also welcome.

This application and any additional documentation must be submitted by April 14, 2017. Decisions will be made on April 28, 2017. 

Student Travel Award: Application

This award is offered to both graduate and undergraduate students majoring in a degree program in HSS. The travel awards are intended to supplement funding acquired through other sources at the College of Charleston. The awards will be limited to $500.

The deadlines to submit applications for spring and summer funding are February 24, 2017, and April 14, 2017. Decisions will be made within 2 weeks of the application deadline. A report must be submitted within 3 weeks of travel completion.

Fisher Parker Travel Award: Not available at this time

This travel award is offered to HSS majors who wish to pursue internships or coursework for class credit outside of the greater Charleston metro area, including study abroad.

The application must be submitted by March 15, 2017. Decisions will be made by April 15, 2017. No applications will be awarded prior to the decision deadline. Below are the requirements and preferences and a link to the application.


  • Students must be a School of Humanities and Social Sciences major
  • Students should demonstrate through their application and cover letter that financial support is critical to making the internship or travel opportunity possible.
  • Internships/coursework may be for fall, or summer semesters.
  • Students will be enrolled in the College of Charleston during their internship or study abroad so that they receive credit hours.


  • 3.0 G.P.A. is preferred
  • Students who are employed, thereby necessitating an award to help cover time away from work to intern.

W.N. Looper Award: Not available at this time. 

The W.N. Looper Award is named in memory of W.N. Looper, who attended the College of Charleston in the 1940s. Mr. Looper was a decorated veteran of World War II and became an educator, coach, and mentor. The award was established to provide financial support for College of Charleston students majoring in either communication or political science who complete a summer internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The award may be used to support the student's living expenses during their time in Washington. A total of $3,000 will be awarded to one student. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.  The award recipient will be notified by March 31, 2017.


  • Be majoring in communication or political science
  • Have financial need according to the College's Office of Financial Assistance and Veterans Affairs
  • Be a resident of South Carolina


Students who have submitted applications to internship programs or have been accepted into an internship program.