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Student Award and Scholarship Opportunities

Please read the instructions for each award and scholarship carefully before applying. If you have any questions regarding the applications, please contact Katie Monk at or 953-0803.

Fisher Parker Travel Award

Application: 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.


  • 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.

The Jordan Rively Scholarship

Application: Not available at this time

This scholarship is in memory of Joe Rively's grandparents for funding his College of Charleston education. It will be awarded to one student annually in the amount of $2500.


  • Student must be pursuing a B.A. within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Student must exhibit financial need


  • Political science majors

Internship Award

ApplicationNot available at this time.

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.

Study Abroad Award

ApplicationNot 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. 

Student Travel Award

Application can be found here.

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. Decisions will be made within 2 weeks of the application deadline.

Fall application deadlines: September 15, 2017 and October 27, 2017

Spring application deadlines: February 23, 2018 and April 13, 2018

W.N. Looper Award

Application can be found here.

The W.N. Looper Award was established to provide financial support for College of Charleston undergraduate students majoring in either communication or political science to 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 recipient will be selected based on responses to the essay questions describing the impact this opportunity would have in reaching their educational and career goals.

The 2017-18 application deadline is February 1, 2018. The award recipient will be notified by February 15, 2018.


  • 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.