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 953-0803.

John Creed Award New!

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 first round of funding for summer 2020 will be awarded May 1, 2020. Applications for the first round will be accepted from February 3, 2020 - April 17, 2020.

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 17, 2020. Decisions will be made on May 1, 2020.

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 17, 2020. Decisions will be made on May 1, 2020.

Study Abroad Award

Application can be found here. 

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: http://international.cofc.edu/study-abroad/cofcsummer.php

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

The application must be submitted by April 17, 2020.

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 award is not for study abroad travel or networking events. The awards will be limited to $500. Decisions will be made within 2 weeks of the application deadline.

Fall application deadlines: September 20, 2019 and October 25, 2019

Spring application deadlines: February 21, 2020 and April 10, 2020