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 New!

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 , 2021, for spring 2021 awards. Applications for summer 2021 will be accepted through May 1, 2021.

Fisher Parker Travel Award

Fisher Parker Travel Award application can be found here.

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. $5,000 will be available. 

Requirements

  • Students must be a Junior or Senior in 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.

Preferences

  • 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 application and any additional documentation must be submitted by April 25, 2021. Decisions will be made on May 3, 2021.

Internship Award

Internship Award application can be found here. 

Two awards of $1,000 is 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, 2021. Decisions will be made on May 3, 2021.

Study Abroad Award

We are not accepting applications for Summer 2021 Study Abroad Awards. Please see Student Travel/Special Projects Award below and use the Student Travel/Special Projects Award application.

Student Travel/Special Projects Award

Student Travel/Special Projects 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 award is not for study abroad travel or networking events. The awards will be limited to $2000. Applications must be submitted by April 25, 2021. Decisions will be made on May 3, 2021.