Funding Awards

Please read the instructions for each funding award carefully before applying. If you have any questions regarding the applications, please contact Katie Monk at monkk@cofc.edu or 843-953-0803.

John Creed Award

John Creed Award application can be found here. 

The John Creed Award was established to provide rising juniors and seniors in the Political Science Department funding to pursue learning opportunities outside the College of Charleston classroom. Examples of learning opportunities include support for academic workshops, conference presentations, internships, and study abroad.

The John Creed Award will range from $2,500 - $3,000 in an academic year, with individual awards generally not exceeding $1,500. The award will have three funding cycles. The application is open now through February 28 , 2022 for spring 2022 awards. Applications for summer 2022 will be accepted through May 1, 2022.

Fisher Parker Travel Award

Fisher Parker Travel Award application can be found here.

$5,000 has been made available to provide awards to students who wish to pursue internships or coursework for class credit outside of the greater Charleston metro area, including study abroad.

Requirements:

  • Student must be a Junior or Senior in a School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) major.
  • Students should demonstrate through their applications and cover letters that financial support is critical to making the internship or travel opportunity possible.
  • Internships/coursework may be for fall, spring, or summer semesters.
  • Students will be enrolled in the College of Charleston during their internship or study abroad so that they receive credit hours.
Preferred:
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Students who are employed, thereby necessitating an award to help cover time away from work to intern

Application deadlines:

  • August 19, 2022 for Fall 2022
  • October 28, 2022 for Spring 2023
  • April 14, 2023 for Summer 2023

HSS Internship Award

Internship Award application can be found here. 

Two awards of $1,000 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 monkk@cofc.edu. Recommendations from employers, supervisors, and community partners are also welcome.

The application and any additional documentation must be submitted by April 25, 2022. Decisions will be made on May 3, 2022.

HSS Study Abroad Award

Study Abroad Award application can be found here.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is pleased to offer a competitive scholarship to students who will enroll in one of the College of Charleston Study Abroad programs found here: https://international.cofc.edu/study-abroad/cofcprograms.php

A total of $5,000 will be distributed this year to study abroad students majoring in a degree program in HSS. Awards typically range from $500 - $1,000.

Application deadlines:

  • August 19, 2022 for Fall 2022
  • October 28, 2022 for Spring 2023
  • April 14, 2023 for Summer 2023

HSS Student Travel Award

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 for research, conference presentations and conference attendance acquired through other sources at the College of Charleston.The awards will be limited to $500. This award is not for study abroad travel or networking events. 

There are two separate opportunities to apply for a Student Travel Award for the fall semester:

First Award Deadline: September 1, 2022

Second Award Deadline: October 15, 2022